Alan Wake

Platforms: Xbox360, PS3 Release Date: 2010-05-14 Regions: USA Japan Europe Chris’s Rating: ★★★☆ Great writing saves this psychological action thriller from its slightly-too-simple gameplay. Alan Wake does not bill itself as a horror game. It’s a “psychological action thriller,” which is a label that very clearly describes what the game is about. There are supernatural […]

Deadly Premonition

Also known as: Red Seeds Profile Platforms: Xbox360, PS3 Release Date: 2010-02-23 Regions: USA Japan Europe Chris’s Rating: ★★★★ This fascinating translation of Twin Peaks to game form isn’t harmed by a few rough edges. What follows is a long article about Deadly Premonition. I originally posed this as four separate posts on the front […]

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 […]

Nanashi no Geemu

Also known as: Nanashi no Game Platforms: DS Release Date: 2008-07-03 Regions: Japan Chris’s Rating: ★★★☆ An extremely innovative, if somewhat dull, take on handheld horror. Nanashi No Geemu (lit. “Nameless Game” or “Game With No Name”) is a really interesting example of survival horror. First of all, it’s a Nintendo DS game, and despite […]

Siren: New Translation

Platforms: PS3 Release Date: 2008-06-01 Regions: USA Japan Europe A “reworking” of the original Siren. Official site:

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 […]