Thrills, chills, and kills! Oh my!

Over the course of the last few decades as video games have kept evolving in life like realism we have also seen horror evolve as well. Regardless if you are new to gaming, or old you may find yourself wondering what scares gaming has to offer you. In this collective list I bring you my favorite survival horror series from the last 2 decades.

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#5 Deadly Premonition

While Deadly Premonition may not have offered ground breaking visuals at the time of it’s release on Xbox 360 , that in no way meant it failed to deliver a hefty chunk of terror. You are Agent York sent to the small town of Greenvale to investigate the murder of Anna Graham. Set in a open world where everyone has their own schedules York adventures out to find clues on the murder of Anna. While constantly running from a figure in a raincoat with an axe, and finding ghost-like shadows around every corner you being to wonder just how sane Mr. York is himself. Deadly Premonition is destined to be a cult classic in the years to come. I really wish more games where still like this.

#4 Alan Wake

A rather recent addition to the mix of horror in the last few years Alan Wake. Suffering from writers block for near two years Alan Wake bestselling thriller writer finds himself along with his wife taking a small vacation in the town of Bright Falls, Washington. Upon finding his wife has set out a typewriter hoping her loving husband might give it a go, he takes a little walk to cool off. Hearing screams from inside he runs back to the cabin only to find his wife being dragged out by some strange entity. As the entity throws Alice in the lake Alan braves the waters after them only to blackout on the spot. This is where the insanity of the game really let you loose. As you begin exploring Bright Falls you come in contact with many supernatural events as the darkness ravages the small town. Creature can only be defeated with light, and it seems it’s only a matter of time before it takes its hold on Alan. Not only is this game scary as hell, but it also offers beautiful visuals, and outstanding storytelling.

#3 Dead Space

Dead Space also a recent addition to the survival horror genre. Dead Space, and Dead Space 2 follow protagonist Isaac Clarke as he struggles with his mind to face the alien threat of the Necromorph’s. This is one hell of a survival horror series. As you find yourself severing the limbs of your alien foes, or stomping their bodies apart. I have no doubt you will find yourself screaming as you search to flip your light switch back on. With a queer cult-like religion, and the deep dark reaches of space this game offers greatness.

#2 Resident Evil

At this point there is no gamer whom has not heard of Resident Evil. As it first graced us with its presence in 1996. Resident Evil has had many transformations in the past decade. From watching the pixelated blocks of blood spatter, to QTE button mashing action scenes. As a gamer you begin to appreciate the evolution of the games, and the brand. Having played every Resident Evil game asides from the Outbreak series there is literally no reason you should not play these games. So go do yourself a favor and play these games if your a bioterrorism, zombie, mutant loving fan.

#1 Silent Hill

An for best survival horror series ever their can be no other series but Silent Hill. The series got it’s start in 1999. As you take control of protagonist Harry Mason whom recently survived a car crash coming to finding his daughter is nowhere to be found. You make your way through the dense fog briefly catching a glimpse of someone looking a awful lot like your lost child. Running through empty streets, and around badly lit back allies you find yourself in a unbelievable surroundings running into wheelchairs and hospital gurneys. Silent Hill 2 you are James Sunderland, a still grieving husband who has received a letter from his dead wife asking for one last date. While you run around meeting some of the crazy locals, and eventually a very alarming looking strip dancer who happens to look just like your dead wife. Silent Hill 3 follows Heather Mason the now adult child of Harry Mason as she is trying to get home to her father. All the while being followed by a private eye hired to find her, she learns there is a crazy no shoe wearing albino just busting to get her on the road back to Silent Hill. While these are only a sample of the first three games of the series every Silent Hill game follows a uniquely woven story tied to this creepy resort town hidden away by the fog.

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  • takkhis Apr 14, 2013 @ 11:53 am
    Silent Hill is my favorite one :)
  • wleon63 Apr 14, 2013 @ 6:30 am
    I have got to say that your reviews of these survival horror games are really really good. I used to play a lot of 'Resident Evil' myself and found the first game especially, really good. Keep up the great work.
  • wleon63 Apr 14, 2013 @ 6:30 am
    I have got to say that your reviews of these survival horror games are really really good. I used to play a lot of 'Resident Evil' myself and found the first game especially, really good. Keep up the great work.
  • rasnasah Jan 20, 2013 @ 1:00 pm
    Great Lens. WoW.
  • neverasbad Jan 08, 2013 @ 2:53 am
    Resident Evil on the PS1 tops the list for me. It also shows me age a little. :)
  • CommanderNicole Jan 08, 2013 @ 4:33 am
    Just about anything on PS1, or Super Nintendo is better then most games they come out with today.
  • Jan 03, 2013 @ 1:07 pm
    Great selection of video games here! Alan Wake is one of better games!
  • Dec 31, 2012 @ 8:21 pm
    Silent Hill series--INCREDIBLE! Loved it. I am very interested in Alan Wake. I hadn't heard of it before, but from reading your short synopsis, it sounds like rip on the original Silent Hill story, but I might still give it a shot. Great lens!
  • AussieWriter Dec 22, 2012 @ 5:08 am
    Great choices!
  • Dec 20, 2012 @ 11:23 am
    This is great, thank you for your sharing, I really like them. :)
  • PaulP51D Dec 19, 2012 @ 12:35 pm
    Resident Evil - That is some crocodile, or is an alligator?
  • CommanderNicole Dec 20, 2012 @ 2:08 am
    Actually I can't remember which it is. Scary as crap though.
  • WriterJanis Dec 19, 2012 @ 2:34 am
    Great recommendations.
  • InformationBubble Dec 16, 2012 @ 11:28 am
    Ah you included Deadly Premonition! That's my favorite game of all time. Isn't that right Zak? Great lens!
  • Dec 16, 2012 @ 9:30 am
    Well composed lens. Very impressive. Cool topic. Thanks for sharing.
  • TedWritesStuff Dec 16, 2012 @ 3:41 am
    Silent Hill.. excellent game ;-)
  • Satha Dec 14, 2012 @ 11:48 pm
    I've played Alan Wake, but not the others. Too scared. xD I'll work my self up to them one day, haha.
  • TheLogic Dec 14, 2012 @ 1:43 pm
    I love Alan Wake but it was a bit too short for my liking.
    one title I really want to try though is Project Zero, You have to go around taking pictures of rooms and there is a ghost in each room or something. It's a lot more complicated than that. but yeah lmao
    Great Lens!
  • zentao Dec 13, 2012 @ 5:25 pm
    Wow a nice scary collection of video games here!
  • pinoyrecipe Dec 13, 2012 @ 8:02 am
    i've tried playing Dead Space and i really like it, by the way you've got a nice list here.
  • CommanderNicole Dec 13, 2012 @ 6:05 pm
    Thank you.
  • JPLosman2112 Dec 11, 2012 @ 2:09 pm
    Spooky :p
  • Johnny0 Dec 10, 2012 @ 3:21 pm
    Have not tried a horror game yet. Look interesting.
  • Dec 10, 2012 @ 6:16 am
    Alan Wake is great. Stay in the light!
  • Nightcat Dec 09, 2012 @ 11:16 pm
    Awesome, blessed! :)
  • projectlazy Dec 09, 2012 @ 3:38 pm
    I stopped playing RE after number 5. How was 6?
  • RinchenChodron Dec 09, 2012 @ 10:10 am
    I don't play games, but want to welcome you to Squidoo.
  • Immature_Entrepreneur Dec 07, 2012 @ 12:27 pm
    Great list of games! I'm a big survival horror fan. Squid Angel blessings for you!
  • shawnhi77 Dec 06, 2012 @ 8:05 pm
    Very nice lens.
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