What makes this even better is that the video series started in 2014 and only wrapped up today.
If somehow you’ve missed one of the scariest games of all time, now is your chance. Nothing beats free, after all.
The developers of horror classic Amnesia: The Dark Descent will release their new game, SOMA, on September 22. Set underwater, it’s coming to both PlayStation 4 and PC. There’s a new gameplay trailer, too.
Amnesia: The Dark Descent is regarded by many as one of the scariest games of all time. Now it has monster battling. Some of the monsters are furniture.
Among the defining characteristics of the often-terrifying Amnesia games—as well as similar games like Slender and Outlast—is the fact that players are given no weapons. There's no way to defend yourself, no way to fight off the beasts that hunt you. That makes the game scarier, right? That's obvious... right? Hmm.
Some games are defined by a single place; others by a single character. Still other games are defined by action, by something you can do in the game itself. In its early goings, the horror game Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is defined by a single word: Nope.
Then the covers would look a little like...this!
You gotta love horror games with mysterious, haunted mansions. They work so well. You enter the estate, or wake up in a calm part of it, only to find hordes of traps, the undead and a bevy of haunted horrors waiting to overwhelm you.
If you ask Frictional Games' developers, horror games haven't evolved much since the genre's late 1990s/early 2000s heyday where Silent Hill and Fatal Frame showed off just how scary a video game experience could be. Sure, titles like Dead Space and Frictional's own Amnesia capture new glory for the horror category…
You guys all played Amnesia: The Dark Descent, right? That whole game "happened" before I came onboard at Kotaku, but I hope that everyone here had a chance to play it and talk about it to the extent that it deserved. Because seriously: scary, rad game.
Ordinarily, you toss a video like this on YouTube, and every comment shouts it down as fake. But anyone who's played indie horror hit Amnesia: The Dark Descent knows this guy's skin-crawling, pupil-dilating, sphincter-clenching, headphone-grabbing reactions are on the level.
Yesterday, Minecraft brought to you the Lockout map from Halo 2. Today, it's the first two rooms of the PC survival horror title Amnesia: The Dark Descent - Minecraftized. Minecraftizied? Minecraftified? Minecraftufactured? Whatever, here's the video.
The Independent Games Festival has released its list of finalists for its 2011 awards, with Mojang's world-building Minecraft and Frictional's Amnesia: The Dark Descent duking it out with three other competitors for the $20,000 Seumas McNally Grand Prize.
Do you have a certain someone in your life that owns an Apple Macintosh computer? And would you like to buy them something that's not related to graphic design or film production? Well, read on!
There's no faster way to somebody's heart than to buy them a great PC game. With that (and this week's Black Friday sales) in mind, here are our picks for PC games to stuff in that special someone's stocking.