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Spookytacular 2020: 10 of the best horror games of all time
Oct 29, 2020
Horror in games has evolved massively throughout the decades. What was once considered scary — Friday the 13th on NES — is tame by today’s standards...
Spookytacular 2020: Five more horror icons we want in Dead by Daylight
Oct 19, 2020
When it launched four years ago, Dead by Daylight included a lot of original killers, with some of them loosely based on slasher movie villains...
Spookytacular 2020: Top 5 Horror-Themed Super Mario Levels
Oct 07, 2020
There’s a change in the air that signals the beginning of October. That’s right: Halloween season is here . It’s time for 31 days of horror movies,...
How the Max Payne series used horror
Oct 30, 2017
When people think of horror and Remedy Entertainment writer Sam Lake, the first thing that comes to mind is usually Alan Wake . Alan Wake is...
How Alien: Isolation got the horror game formula right
Oct 30, 2017
The Alien franchise has had several rough decades. The series has really only had two hit films (Ridley Scott’s original Alien and James Cameron’s...
The five Twilight Zone episodes all gamers should watch
Oct 18, 2017
I love The Twilight Zone. Rod Serling’s iconic 1960’s anthology series, which conveyed life lessons through a series of original sci-fi stories,...
Seven horror movies that deserve their own video games
Oct 16, 2017
It's fun to play horror games and watch horror movies every October. Established video game franchises like Resident Evil and Silent Hill paved the...
7 video game boss fights that are way more terrifying than they should be
Oct 28, 2016
There is a long list of video games that are designed to scare you. The dawn of survival games, horror games, and anything else with a slant for the...
10 of the scariest sounds in video games
Oct 24, 2016
In video games, well-crafted soundscapes and soundtracks can evoke an atmosphere of sheer anxiety-ridden terror. So much so that hearing those sounds...
Scariest Bosses: Ganon in Ocarina of Time
Oct 20, 2016
Ganondorf is the epitome of evil in The Legend of Zelda .Though almost every installment follows the same basic narrative path, Ganondorf as an...
Kojima's Night Gallery: Horror in the work of Hideo Kojima
Oct 17, 2016
A very strong argument could be made for Hideo Kojima being the most significant auteur in the history of video games. In case you aren’t familiar...
Scariest bosses: Piggsy from Manhunt
Oct 12, 2016
Note: This article concerns a disturbing boss from a game aimed at mature audiences. Reader discretion is advised. Manhunt is one of those games that...
10 terrifying VR games to play this Halloween
Oct 12, 2016
Horror is perhaps the one genre of video game that has benefitted from the VR boom the most. Horror games only work if they can immerse you in the...
Long Live the Mega-Flesh: Body horror on the Sega Genesis
Oct 10, 2016
I don’t think anyone would question the assertion that the Super Nintendo—the 16-bit successor to the NES—is historically one of the better gaming...
Design Space: 10 great innovations in horror gaming
Oct 05, 2016
It’s October, the season of spooks and scares, a perfect time to appreciate the great horror games of the past. We’ve come a long way since times of...
Spookytacular 2015: 5 creepy video game themes
Oct 30, 2015
Game voice acting, sound effects, and theme songs can all resonate with players. Scary games in particular are dependent on audio to set the right...
Spookytacular 2015: 5 classic console scares
Oct 30, 2015
We have reached Halloween, the spooky time. There has thankfully been a groundswell resurgence of good horror in media these past few years. Alien:...
Spookytacular 2015: 5 major horror fails
Oct 22, 2015
Every now and then, something like Amnesia or The Ring will come along and change our perception for horror video games and film, respectively. Other...
Spookytacular 2015: 5 surprisingly scary games
Oct 15, 2015
Horror can be a tricky thing. Where games like Five Nights at Freddy's and Outlast go for outright, in-your-face scares, others such as SOMA and Home...
Spookytacular 2015: 5 chilling moments in video games
Oct 09, 2015
October is finally upon us! Rejoice! It's that time of year to drink a pumpkin spice latte, pop in (or stream, because it's 2015) some horror movies...
GameCrate’s Halloween Spookytacular: The End of the Line
Oct 30, 2014
The final week of our Halloween celebration has arrived, and I'm sad to see the month of October end. Once more, this time of year has been filled...
GameCrate’s Halloween Spookytacular: Week 4
Oct 24, 2014
The fourth week of October is coming to an end, and we're prepping for the weekend by selecting some great titles worthy of being played during this...
GameCrate’s Halloween Spookytacular: Week 3
Oct 17, 2014
We've hit the third of week of October, and the way we're doing it here at GameCrate, you might as well call it the third week of Halloween. One day...