Computer games can not only entertain, but even frighten. Many people compensate for the lack of adrenaline with the help of virtual adventures. And the main thing here is not the graphics.
Igromanov attracts the spirit of danger, terrible sounds, unexpected appearances of beings. Where else can you meet face to face with zombies or vampires?
Among the many really terrible games, you can select a classic list. It was these programs that set the tone for their sequels and clones. Playing them, you can really feel the chill running down your back.
Platform – PC, PlayStation-2. This game was released for the PlayStation console in 1996. She received excellent reviews from critics and the love of the players. As a result – a stunning commercial success. It was released many updates, based on the game was filmed several films with Milla Jovovich in the title role. The publisher, Capcom, has become a well-known brand in the gaming world thanks to this brainchild. “Resident Evil” is full of original zombies, the player was able to break windows, and the passage was quite difficult. The most frightening moment in the game was the opening of non-closed doors. After all, another monster could hide behind them. The effects of opening doors to the unknown created a real atmosphere of horror. The dark interior and creaking from the doors also catch up with bad thoughts. Silent Hill, PlayStation.
This game was developed by the Japanese team Team Silent, it was released in 1999. The action takes place in a fictional American town. The main character is looking for her daughter who has disappeared. The game immediately stood out from all horror and bogeyman. After all, it turned out that you can do without a zombie in the case of escalating horror. Here, psychological aspects of the impact on the player are used. He is in a half-empty city, where the fog is everywhere. It’s unclear where the danger lies and what it is. Often only a flashlight lights the road player. It is curious that the creators provided for five different endings, including one comic ending. The continuation was no less interesting. And on the grounds of the game in 2006, the film was also shot. Fatal Frame 2 – Crimson Butterfly, PlayStation 2, Xbox.
This game has a very unusual story. To the twin sisters Millau and Maya Amakura, a purple butterfly flies in during their play in the daughter-mother. Girls are different in character. One is active and physically stronger. And the other – a weak and emotional, subject to hypnosis. One of the girls follows the guests deep into the forest, and the other follows the sister. Their road runs to the village, hidden in the fog. The girls understand that the souls of the dead have lured them here. The player does not have any weapons, as there are no unexpected zombie attacks. In the hands of girls only a camera. With its help, you can cast out spirits. Sisters should make a piece of what’s happening and unravel the mystery of the village. There are many houses, bridges and dark corridors. Such a game will appeal to fans of Japanese horror movies. But the Asians know the point in fear. Ghosts will appear from nowhere, wanting to cling to the throat and kill. The first part was released in 2002 by the Japanese company Tecmo. Although it was not officially advertised, gamers and fans of horror appreciated the adventures of girls. But the second part, published in 2003, was even more interesting.
Doom-3, PC, Xbox.
Doom game in its time became a classics shooter. The sequels have become even more successful. Doom-3 was released in August 2004. It sold more than 3.5 million copies of the game. This became the most successful project of ID Software. Although the game and moved away from the classic plot, it only benefited her. The environment has become much more carefully traced, monsters and demons have been made on the basis of quality models. Sound effects only added realism to the game. The hero wanders through the weakly illuminated corridors of the research center on Mars, where an unexpected danger can be trapped around him at every angle.The game script was created with the help of a professional science fiction writer, which adds interest to it. The most important phenomenon in Doom-3 was the atmosphere. To the player felt helpless and frightened, almost all levels are dark. The developers decided that it is impossible to use both the weapon and the flashlight. It is often necessary to shoot blindly. Almost the whole game takes place in closed rooms, so it’s easy for enemies to attack suddenly. In addition, the light can suddenly and go out. Decide to play Doom-3 in the dark time will not be decided by everyone.
The abbreviation of this game means “Assault unit first contact.” But the very word “fear” is translated as “fear”. The player immediately let know what awaits him. The first-person shooter was released in the fall of 2005. Later the game was ported to other platforms – Xbox 360 and PlayStation3. In 2009 and 2011 there were also two continuations of “Fear”. The protagonist is a rookie employee, whose unit fights with paranormal phenomena. The game is full of action, there are a lot of blood and skeletons. Soldiers die unnaturally. In “Fear” a system of corridors has been created, and there are practically no open spaces. But the game offers an interesting feature – the slowing down of time, as in the “Matrix” or “Max Payne.” The hero is constantly haunted by ghosts, hallucinations, scraps of memories. A terrible atmosphere is borrowed from Japanese horror films. There also appears a traditional for them little girl, whose face is hidden by black hair. Even the sounds here are of Eastern origin.
Clive Barker. Immortality, PC.
The game was released in 2001. It was developed by DreamWorks Interactive. The game begins in 1923. Irishman Patrick Gellway, an expert in the occult sciences and a fighter against the otherworldly evil, is invited to his homeland. At one time he was expelled from there on a false charge. Patrick’s friend, Jeremiah Covenant, asks to help him get rid of the family spell. In his house constantly appear the ghosts of the dead and demons. It is with them that the player will meet to solve the riddle of this terrible house. The gamer will be introduced to parallel worlds, plunge into the past, fight with the living dead, demons and creatures.
“Convicted: The origin of crime”, PC.
There is no doubt that when creating this game, the developers were inspired by such cult films as “Seven” and “The Silence of the Lambs”. The game first appeared for Sega consoles in April 2006. The hero is the FBI detective Ethan Thomas, who will have to investigate terrible and incomprehensible things. The game uses an original tactic of intimidation. There are no zombies and scary rooms. But everywhere there is blood – traces of splashes, puddles. Thomas fell into the trap, set up by the bandits during the hunt for a serial killer. Complicating the investigation was the fact that some incomprehensible phenomenon turns all the locals into insane and cruel killers. In the game, a mysterious atmosphere is constantly pressing on the consciousness. We need to find a serial killer as soon as possible with the help of judicial methods and tools. At the same time it is necessary to hurry, because the investigator constantly fights off other maniacs. The characters act reasonably and logically, the monsters are just as alive. The player will not be allowed to relax constant rustling, knocking and ringing. And the writers have worked on the glory, creating an exciting and interesting story.
System shock-2, PC.
This game was released by Electronic Arts in July 1999. Interestingly, the game did not have a commercial success. But later it was recognized that she had a significant influence at once on some genres. The plot of the game is quite difficult to describe. After all, the protagonist suffers from amnesia. As a result, there is a lot of return to what was happening earlier. The very same action will quickly drive an unprepared gamer into horror. At first it may seem that the passing of the game is quite simple, but it will eventually have to sweat over it.Opponents mutants are so disgusting that I want to kill them from any available weapons. The player is opposed by cyborgs, spiders, monkeys, robots, worms, hybrids. And all this looks very unkind. In the game, you can not only replenish the stocks of cartridges, but also pick up parts of the body of the killed opponents, modifying their body. Adds success to the game and the sound that was christened “zhudrobbitelno disturbing.”
Alone in the dark, almost all gaming platforms.
This game is one of the oldest in the horror genre. After all, the first part was published back in 1989. The action takes place in 1924. Around the mansion Derseto something was always going wrong. No one was surprised by the fact that his master committed suicide. The player will have to investigate what happened in the strange house. You can play for both private detective Carnby, and for the niece of the former owner. As soon as the player crosses the threshold of the house, strange things begin to happen. In the windows there is always something knocking, creaking floorboards, and at night there are ghosts. The hero has no choice but to go through terrible trials. After all, hell is the alternative. On the path of the player will be zombies, huge rat-like creatures. Creators give all their strength to understand what it’s like to be alone in the Darkness. Although “Alone in the dark” and offers to go through a rather long series of tests, to abandon this fascinating journey is difficult. It is so interesting to learn the secret of an abandoned house. And the most terrible moment of the game is in its very beginning – the player renders absolutely unarmed and he has to kill monsters with his bare hands! The game had several sequels with the same main characters, and in 2005, based on its motives, a feature film was shot. Silent Hill-2, PlayStation-2, PC, Xbox.
Both parts of this game are worthy of being considered a classic of the horror games. The game was released in 2001. The main character receives a letter from his wife, but she died 3 years ago! To deal with this mystery, he again goes to a mysterious city. Again, the player will touch the world of psychedelic horrors. The game has 4 different endings, but each of them can be envied by Alan Parker himself. Having finished the game, you can start it again, with an already increased level of complexity, danger and horror. Any player will be interested in discovering hidden hidden places in the city. In one of them will lie a chainsaw, which will be able to saw the enemies in half. The creators of the game themselves described the monsters as psychosexual. Although the game is considered a little weaker than the first part, it evokes fear enough to be considered a classic of this genre.
Alien vs. Predator-3, PC, Xbox, PlayStation.
In this game you can play not only for Alien or Predator, but also for the paratrooper. This is the worst thing. A man has to hide from pursuers. The character is breathing heavily from fear, and to escape from alien monsters, sometimes the best weapon will not help either. Meetings with strangers become short and very scary. The game was released in 2010. Created her company Sega, together with the Russian 1C. Playing persons under 18 in the battle of Aliens and Predators is not recommended.
Dead Space, Xbox, PlayStation, PC.
This game was released in 2008 by Electronic Arts. The plot transfers the player in 2507 to one of the spaceships. The player is forced to resist the necromorphs, the alien life form. It enlivens the corpses. The only way out is to shoot or cut off their limbs. The crew of the station turned into mutants who are ready to kill a brave player with teeth, claws and stings. The creators of the game are not stingy, creating a sufficient number of original monsters with certain skills. Each of them requires a special tactic of destruction. Although the plot can not boast of the depth of the plot, the main thing here is not this, but the atmosphere of horror. Currently, work is under way to create a film based on the game.