While Capcom is no longer digging the survival-horror genre and instead wants to chase the Call of Duty money-train, there are still elements of survival-horror present within the gaming industry, just on a smaller scale and you probably just never heard of the games.
While console and PC gamers recently had Afterfall: Insanity release, gamers looking for something a little less Dead-Spacey and a bit more like Condemned, will probably dig the following games that new website Bag of Games has come up with.
Now, if you're like me and you prefer some form of badassery to your horror-survival then you'll definitely dig the following games, starting with...
Afraid Of Monsters, a mod for the original Half-Life, and I can attest from first-hand experience that this is one of the most griping and horror-inducing FPS experiences out there. It feels horrifying and that's not an easy task. Most of the thrill comes from the creepily realistic environments and the sparse use of creatures and limited weapons and ammo. Another mod from the same people who made Afraid of Monsters also makes it on the list, called Cry of Fear, which is supposedly even more thrilling and visually impressive than Afraid of Monsters.
The Ghoul's Forest III also makes the cut, which is another mod-based horror-survival experience. Running on the Doom II engine, The Ghoul's Forest III mixes in Doom-esque gameplay with what sounds like the basic concept of Shadow of the Colossus. In other words, you run around trying to kill uber-bosses using Doom mechanics and a bow and arrow.
White Day: A Labyrinth Named School is a 1992 Korean PC game that I've never heard of before today and Bag of Games gives a description that seems to indicate that it's a cross between the original Persona and that horror game on the Wii, Ju-On: The Grudge.
The last game on the list is called SCP: Containment Breach and it's another game I've never heard of. It's supposedly still in pre-alpha testing but it's playable nonetheless. The crazy part about it? It's like that Doctor Who episode where if you blinked you died to those fast-moving creatures who could only move when you weren't looking at them. The concept sounds outrageous with puzzle-rooms and randomly generating scenarios, almost like Portal meets SAW while you're trapped with 'Weeping Angels'.
. You can check out the full list, with full descriptions, snapshots and download links for these horror games over at Bag Of Games. Compelling list nonetheless.