Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

Platforms: Wii, PS2, PSP Release Date: 2009-12-08 Regions: USA Japan Europe Chris’s Rating: ★★★☆ This not-quite-perfect remix of the original Silent Hill is a fantastic new direction for the series. This review was written by my good friend, Casey Richardson. Thanks Casey! Silent Hill: Shattered Memories is the latest installment of Konami’s seminal survival horror […]

Silent Hill: 0rigins

Also known as: Silent Hill: Origins Platforms: PS2, PSP Release Date: 2008-03-04 Regions: USA Japan Europe Chris’s Rating: ★★★☆ The Silent Hill mechanics reproduced with such exacting care that the result feels soulless. This is a review of the PSP version of this game. I originally posted this on the blog because handheld games are […]

Obscure 2

Platforms: PS2, Wii, PC Release Date: 2008-03-25 Regions: USA Europe Chris’s Rating: ☆☆☆☆ The worst aspects of a teenage slasher flick in game form: boring, trite, and occasionally offensive. The original Obscure was a fun, if somewhat routine, horror game. Its saving grace was its two player mode, something that has still yet to be […]

Rule of Rose

Platforms: PS2 Release Date: 2006-09-12 Regions: USA Japan Europe Official site: http://www.playstation.jp/scej/title/ror/

Fatal Frame 3

Also known as: Rei 3 Platforms: PS2 Release Date: 2005-11-08 Regions: USA Japan Europe Chris’s Rating: ★★★☆ Girls visiting sinister Japanese buildings at night continues to be a successful formula for this series, though to be fair Fatal Frame III does have some new tricks up its sleeve. Fatal Frame III is subtitled “The Tormented.” […]

The Suffering: Ties That Bind

Platforms: PS2, Xbox Release Date: 2005-09-26 Regions: USA Europe Chris’s Rating: ★★☆☆ Though this sequel is very similar to its predecessor, some balancing and plot problems prevent it from being completely successful. Official site at Surreal Software. The Suffering: Ties That Bind is the sequel to the 2004 title The Suffering by Surreal Software. If […]

Cold Fear

Platforms: PS2, Xbox, PC Release Date: 2005-03-15 Regions: USA Europe Chris’s Rating: ☆☆☆☆ A pretty but ultimately shallow and frustrating attempt at action-oriented horror. I’m not sure what to say about Cold Fear exactly. It’s got all the components of a good horror game, excellent graphics, and some genuinely creepy environments, and yet I can’t […]

Haunting Ground

Also known as: Demento Platforms: PS2 Release Date: 2005-05-10 Regions: USA Japan Chris’s Rating: ★★☆☆ Clock Tower 3 run-and-hide mechanics applied to a much more cohesive game, though the routine still gets old after a while. Haunting Ground is an old-school survival horror game dressed in new-school technology. It’s got all the adventure-meets-horror goodness that […]

Siren 2

Also known as: Forbidden Siren 2 Platforms: PS2 Release Date: 2006-02-09 Regions: Japan Europe