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 […]


Also known as: Mortifilia Platforms: PS2, Xbox, PC Release Date: 2004-10-01 Regions: USA Europe Chris’s Rating: ★★★☆ A rather by-the-numbers horror game that benefits greatly from its unique two-player mode. Obscure is a pretty apt title for this game, because it certainly passed under the radar of much of the gaming public. Developed by a […]


Platforms: PS2 Release Date: 2005-08-05 Regions: Japan Europe Chris’s Rating: ☆☆☆☆ Suda51 makes crazy games, and sometimes they are brilliant. Other times, as with Michigan, they are terrible. I’ve been trying to come up with something positive to say about Michigan to open this review with. I could say that it’s not buggy, but actually […]

Silent Hill 4

Also known as: Silent Hill 4: The Room Platforms: PS2, Xbox, PC Release Date: 2004-09-07 Regions: USA Japan Europe Chris’s Rating: ★★☆☆ It looks like a Silent Hill game, and it sounds like a Silent Hill game, and it plays like a Silent Hill game, but somehow Silent Hill 4 feels less like a sequel […]

Curse: The Eye of Isis

Platforms: PS2, Xbox, PC Release Date: 2003-12-08 Regions: USA Europe Chris’s Rating: ☆☆☆☆ A poor game with a couple of oddball, but ultimately ineffective, ideas. One of the best ways to learn about game design is to play games that aren’t fun. While parsing a good game can be difficult, it is much easier to […]


Platforms: Atari 2600 Release Date: 1983-01-01 Regions: USA Chris’s Rating: ★☆☆☆ Interesting only for its historical significance as an extremely early horror game. Based on the movie of the same name, Halloween is a very early survival horror game. Players must run through a large (and apparently unfurnished) house rescuing children from the evil knife-wielding […]


Platforms: PS2 Release Date: 2004-03-31 Regions: USA Japan Chris’s Rating: ★☆☆☆ Historical Japanese trappings can’t save this short-and-painful knockoff. Official Japanese site: http://www.ku-o-n.net/top/ Official English site: http://kuon.agetec.com/ There’s one thing I can say for certain about Kuon: it has style. The graphics are nice, the game has chosen a non-traditional setting (Heian-era Japan), and the […]

Echo Night: Beyond

Also known as: Nebula – Echo Night Platforms: PS2 Release Date: 2004-01-22 Regions: USA Japan Chris’s Rating: ★★★☆ A space-horror adventure game that succeeds in creating an extremely convincing–not to mention creepy–environment, Echo Night: Beyond’s only major flaw is that it is really slow. Echo Night: Beyond is the third Echo Night game in the […]

Resident Evil 4

Also known as: Biohazard 4 Platforms: GameCube, PS2, Wii Release Date: 2005-01-11 Regions: USA Japan Europe Chris’s Rating: ★★★★ This fantastic transformation of the Resident Evil franchise manages to revitalize the series without losing its thematic core. While the roots of the survival horror genre can be traced back to early game systems, it was […]