Horror Games Are Like Sex 2: The Return of Survival Horror

Resident Evil 4 left a lasting impression on survival horror games, but Resident Evil 5 became an action-fest and the less said about Resident Evil 6 the better. With Hideo Kojima and DelToro’s infamous Silent Hills P.T., and horror games like Outlast selling millions of copies thanks to the YouTube Let’s Play community, Capcom decided to take Resident Evil VII in a bold new(?) direction. Needless to say, horror is on a bit of a rebound.

Five Nights at Freddy’s: Jump Scares, Schadenfreude, and Effective Horror

With the acclaim of Five Nights at Freddy’s being “the scariest game ever” by the YouTube community, we pause to examine whether its success is warranted.