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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Silent Hill 5

Platforms: Xbox360, PS3 Release Date: 2008-09-30 Regions: USA Japan Europe Chris’s Rating: ★★★☆ A game that can’t make up its mind which of the previous Silent Hill games it would like to emulate more, and suffers as a result. Silent Hill Homecoming is the latest in a series of not-very-Silent-Hill-like Silent Hill games. I guess […]

Condemned 2: Bloodshot

Platforms: Xbox360, PS3 Release Date: 2008-03-11 Regions: USA Europe Chris’s Rating: ★★★☆ A sequel that hits all the right notes but can’t quite follow the tune. Condemned 2 is sort of a hard game to write a review for. On the one hand, it’s clearly been designed to address the shortcomings of the original Condemned […]

Alone in the Dark 5

Platforms: Xbox360, PS3, Wii Release Date: 2008-06-23 Regions: USA Japan Europe Chris’s Rating: ★★☆☆ Mixing procedural mechanics with traditional linear game play proves mediocre. Alone in the Dark 5 is an interesting game because it tries so hard to be so many different things at once. It’s got elements of all sorts of other games, […]