Do You Remember Some Of These Classic Horror Games?

March 17, 2021

Written by Ella Rebecca Horton

Ella Rebecca has been in love with the horror genre since an early age. The Bride of Frankenstein began her love of the classics and she's been writing and collecting since.


 
 
You can’t beat a horror gaming experience. The genre has always done a remarkable job at making people feel uneasy and like something sinister is on the horizon, but when it comes to gaming, it takes it up a notch or two. Books provide the same feelings of emotion for some, although having it illustrated on a screen right before your eyes is hard to rival.
 
Over the years, numerous horror games have recorded great success on a variety of consoles. As technology has evolved, the games on offer have improved dramatically, too. Gamers keen on the genre have experienced creations that send the heart racing and get the adrenaline pumping on an impressively regular basis, with many classic games making a mark on what is a dedicated and loyal community of horror gamers.
 
Unlike other genres, horror games provide the thrill and spooky nature that is hard to find elsewhere. Yes, sports games are entertaining, and it can be fun seeing off your friends in a FIFA tournament and thrilling at the best online roulette NZ site, but horror games are generally hard to match. Settling down, dimming the lights, and tucking into a horror release is something worth sampling. With many classic horror games released over the years, we thought we’d remember some of the best of them.
 
Dead Space
Available on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360, Dead Space is a single-player game that captivates players as you stroll around a spaceship infested with nightmarish necromorphs. The feeling of vulnerability sets in as you attempt to take down hundreds of enemies. The combat in Dead Space is a particular highlight, with limbs flying off and various creatures that want to eat your neck if you don’t see them off. The game appears to be out of action today, but if you can get your hands on a copy of Dead Space then you won’t regret it.
 
Bioshock
Different versions of the game have been available on PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Switch over the years, but they generally all provide the same eery qualities that we come to expect with Bioshock releases. The game isn’t described as a horror release, but it should be judging by the number of sickening scenes in it. An unnerving gaming experience, Bioshock has maniacal laughter in a world brimming full of ugliness.
 

 
 
Left 4 Dead 2
Left 4 Dead 2 was extremely popular on both PC, and Xbox 360 as players of the game would team up with friends to destroy untold amounts of zombies. The Witch and her cries of pain are enough to send shivers down any spine, but so too is the all-around feeling of the game as you explore a horrifying setting.
 
Resident Evil 2
Released in 2019 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, Resident Evil 2 is one of the newer releases on the list, but it has made such an impression that we simply couldn’t ignore it. With its amazingly brutal detail, interesting remixing of a classic story, and the emotions it creates as you keep an eye on the ceilings for any nasties, Resident Evil 2 is an excellent horror game. A special mention must go to the first installment of the game, too.
 
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Amnesia: The Dark Descent inspired many future releases. Playing as yourself and a character called Daniel, the aim of the game is to survive what can only be described as an unending nightmare together. Daniel is defenseless, though, so it’s up to you to ignore any fears and come out alive.
 

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