Ikenie No Yoru

Also known as: Night of Sacrifice Platforms: Wii Release Date: 2011-03-24 Regions: Japan Chris’s Rating: ★★★☆ Incredibly simple gameplay is made scary by the use of the Wii Balance Board for movement. Ikenie No Yoru (???????, “Night of Sacrifice”) is the only game I know of that uses the Wii Balance Board other than Nintendo’s […]

Dead Space 2

Platforms: Xbox360, PS3 Release Date: 2011-01-25 Regions: USA Europe Chris’s Rating: ★★★☆ Slick as ever, Dead Space 2 is way more interesting than its predecessor. I had problems with the original Dead Space. It played well enough and was clearly a high-end, well-produced game, but it just didn’t do anything for me. There was nothing […]


Platforms: Xbox360, PS3 Release Date: 2011-07-26 Regions: USA Japan Chris’s Rating: ★★★★ A thriller with sex, curses, and… block puzzles? Catherine is one of the most innovative and difficult-to-catagorize games ever. Though this site has cataloged many horror games, most fall into one of a few distinct categories. You’ve got your exploration / puzzle games […]

Nanashi no Geemu: Me

Also known as: Nanashi no Game: Me Platforms: DS Release Date: 2009-10-27 Regions: Japan Chris’s Rating: ★★☆☆ This sequel maintains its predecessor’s unique approach to horror and fixes some problems, but it is still a little too simple. Nanashi No Geemu: Me is an evolutionary sequel to the original Nameless Game for DS. Like its […]

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 […]

Cursed Mountain

Platforms: Wii Release Date: 2008-08-25 Regions: USA Europe Chris’s Rating: ★★★☆ Buddhism at high altitudes is a great premise for a horror game, but mundane problems mar the experience. Cursed Mountain would be a great horror game if the developer had spent another two months polishing it. As it is, it’s a great idea for […]

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 […]

Dead Space

Platforms: Xbox360, PS3, PC Release Date: 2008-10-13 Regions: USA Europe Chris’s Rating: ★★★☆ A high-end combination of Resident Evil 4 and Event Horizon that is technically excellent but ultimately unsatisfying. Usually when I finish a game I try to write a review for it as quickly as possible, while the experience is still fresh in […]