Welcome to Elder-Geek.com’s Friday Night Creature Feature! Halloween is a favorite time of year for us here at Elder-Geek.com. What isn’t there to love? Scary films, new video game releases, awesome parties… October has it all! To keep with the horror theme and help get you in the holiday mood, every Friday in October we’re going to review a different horror game.
We’re starting you off light this year with our video review for Burn Zombie Burn. It’s short. It’s sweet. It has a Shaun of the Dead inspired cricket bat. It stars a mock Bruce Campbell. It would have made a great arcade game.
You can’t go wrong!
Burn Zombie Burn released on the Playstation Network on March 26, 2009, but recently it was made available to PC gamers through Steam on August 12, 2010. It’s an addictive horror-themed game that shooter and horror fans should try.
In 2007, the Nintendo DS was relatively horror-free which is a shame since the portable device can deliver a remarkably intimate experience. And then Dementium: The Ward came to darken our doors!
Featuring creepy little girls, inside out zombies, a limited amount of ammunition, and a flashlight being your only source of light, Dementium shook things up and was scaring geeky commuters everywhere.
While not everyone loved it, it did find a home in a few people’s hearts.
One of the greatest feelings a game developer can use to heighten someone’s fear is the feeling of isolation. Few games make you feel more alone than the Condemned series. You play the role of Ethan Thomas as he teeters between sanity and insanity while he tries to discover the source of the heightened aggression levels of the city’s homeless populace.
Is it a scientic reason? Is it a new drug? Or is it something supernatural?
While at first glance, the Condemned series appears to be a shooter, but ammunition is in very short supply. Mastering hand to hand combat against murderous lunatics is the only real way to make it out alive.
Waking up in an abandoned research facility would be scary. But waking up in a research facility that is inhabited by the living dead… that’s something else.
Before Amensia: The Dark Descent, Frictional Games was already the master developer for survival horror games. With limited light sources and no true way to defend yourself, Penumbra: Black Plague was the most frightening entry to the Penumbra series.