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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:35 am

We are running an article on Resident Evil for the new year so are keen to know what your favourite Survival Horror games are.
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Post by ncf1 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:17 am

Resident Evil 4. Just like a great music album, crafted and perfected from start to finish, with no filler - an all-time classic. In fact it's the greatest game ever for me, and I'm still not bored with it after countless plays.


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Post by greenberet79 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:35 am

Aliens on the Spectrum (US version). Looks great, clever mechanism using six switchable characters, the sensation of going round in circles (in a good way), and most of all the sound effect of the Alien being in the nearby vicinity and the nerve-shredding, quick-fire encounter of you versus them. TENSION!
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Post by Mayhem » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:22 am

Resident Evil 0 (Cube) - The first game with bells, whistles, and a huge amount of nobs on. The definitive version.

Project Firestart (C64) - One of the earliest survival horror type games, an incredible achievement for the C64, with tension, many places to explore, mutants, a mystery plot, a damsel to rescue and even more mutants...

Alien: Isolation - Certainly has the ability to completely put the willies up you...
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Post by necronom » Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:18 pm

Probably the Dead Space games. They had excellent design, and a great story.
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Post by markopoloman » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:42 pm

Retro - it has to be the C64 version of Aliens (UK version). Scared the sh!t out of me in a dark bedroom all alone.
Modern - Outlast on PC. Again, in a dark room all alone... you just feel there is someone behind you and you need to look over your shoulder!
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Post by theantmeister » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:38 pm

Can I vote for Doom 3? That game scared the bejeezus out of me. I guess it isn't quite survival horror though.

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Post by Megamixer » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:41 pm

Probably not strictly 'survival horror' but Alien Resurrection on the PS1 scared the sh*t out of me. Honestly, just moving forwards an inch at a time was difficult!

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Post by DRS » Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:38 am

Fatal Frame. I once played it in a garage at midnight (don't ask) and was terrified of what was onscreen but more terrified of what might have been behind me. It was a long night...

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Post by kiwimike » Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:48 pm

My favourite genre. Recently played through Evil within, which wasn't too shabby.

Favourite for me has to be Silent Hill (and like the Resident Evil series, I think '2' perfected it). To me it introduced elements to the survival horror that really enhanced it- particularly in sound and music- and had that psychological aspect that messes with your head, making the game play on your mind after you've turned it off for the night. Sweet dreams. :)

There's others worth noting; I really enjoyed D when it first came out, the Fatal Frame series was innovative and nice n creepy, and honourable mention to Slenderman- the whole concept of the legend of Slenderman and how it came about was genius.

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Post by the_hawk » Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:36 pm

Pac Man, the original and the best.
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Post by kiwimike » Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:02 pm

the_hawk wrote:Pac Man, the original and the best.
:lol: Well said!

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Post by Ryan_McN » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:16 am

It has to be the original Resident Evil on PS1. Capcom nailed it first time with excellent gloomy atmosphere and music; The Spencer Mansion is truly unforgettable. Honorable mention goes to Eternal Darkness.
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Post by Sel Feena » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:18 pm

Silent Hill 2, hands down. The atmosphere, the incredible sound design, everything is great.

More recently, Alien: Isolation freaks me out, to the point I haven't finished it. Amazing.
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