Tag: Horror

SOMA Review

MidSOMA Murders

SOMA Review Screenshot

HIGH Going for a little stroll on the sea bed during a deep-ocean storm.

LOW The monsters seem like they intrude upon, rather than compliment the core experience.

WTF The weird monster-attracting aura Simon radiates in certain areas.

Noct Early Access Preview

    The horror! Mankind has been devastated after a vast apocalyptic purge from some ancient evil and left to fend for itself against a rampaging swarm of massive, mutated enemies known as the Nocturnal. Oh no! If only there was a creepily dispassionate orbital satellite giving them directions to […]

Until Dawn – The Definitive Article

Greetings! You may know me as the author of the definitive Dead to Rights article (the longest videogame review ever – proving quality doesn't matter as long as you have quantity), the definitive Heavy Rain article, the definitive LA Noire article, and, of course, the still-unfinished definitive series of articles about Deadly Premonition. Then again, you probably don't know me, so consider that a super-self-aggrandizing hello. Point is, today I'm here to offer another definitive look at a video game – this time, it's PS4 interactive horror movie Until Dawn!

Dying Light: The Bozak Horde Review

Beat the clock… with a sledgehammer.

Dying Light: The Bozak Horde Review Screenshot

HIGH Playing what amounts to first-person Prince of Persia.

LOW Trying to accurately throw something heavy without the benefit of a predictive arc. This is stuff we need, developers.

WTF "So you've managed to kill all my zombies, have you? Maybe it's time to start killing each other! No, I don't have any idea why you would do that."

State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition Review

Real World of the Dead

State of Decay

HIGH Watching zombies congregate around a beacon that's leading a missile right to them.

LOW Seeing my truck go flying because the physics engine decided the zombies I was plowing through were made of iron and anchored in concrete.

WTF To unlock a character, I have to make another character gravely ill and then execute them?

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 128: Chocobos covered in Bloodborne

Sinan Kubba is back in the hotseat alongside Brad Gallaway, Richard Naik, Chi Kong Lui and Mike Suskie. A bumper show this time around, with an even bumpier 40 minutes on Bloodborne. If you get Bloodbored, skip to the 47 minute mark for the rest of the show, where we cover Final Fantasy Type 0 HD, more Amiibo drama, more on Etrian Mystery Dungeon, and a feature segment on the state of multiplayer.

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GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 127: A Song in our Hearts

Anne Lee fills in for Richard Naik to host a groovy episode all about music games. Featuring Brad Gallaway, Chi Kong Lui and esteemed guest Mac Cunningham, the crew talks Etrian Mystery Dungeon, Flame Over, htoL#NiQ and more before dissecting the announcement of Rock Band 4.

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