Creating a horror video game, apparently it seems a really simple idea, you simply have to drop your character into a world of trouble and make all kinds of ghoulies try to transform their interiors into … exteriors. Just take a look at the horror section on Steam to see countless examples of scares, body horror and all other forms of malice, but while it could be an easy market to exploit, creating a worthy horror game is much more difficult.
Everything revolves around empowerment, since while many other genres of video games try to act as psudo-power fantasies, the horror on the other hand tries to remove any sense of power that players might have to make the threat of zombies, aliens or ghosts have a bigger impact.
However, even with these games, just because you managed to create fear and terror within the player, it doesn’t mean you can’t have fun doing it, since the weapons on this list have broken all the Survival The rules of horror or of Gothic destiny we like them even more.
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