My 3 Scary Video Games To Play This Halloween
Halloween is just around the corner and there are plenty of items to enjoy. As Asian horror movie fans we’re not limited alone to watching and collecting the scariest movies. Most of us probably spend a lot of time playing video games with our friends and families. I for one sit down on the couch and play with the latest Playstation or Xbox game out on the market every now and then. As a player, I grew very fond of just how amazing these games entertain me.
If you just got a brand new game console (or still have your old ones) and thinking about playing some scary stuff, below is a list of games that I think stands above the rest of scary video games. Go to the nearest video games shop and give these a try. But best of all before you put that disc into your console wait till the night falls, be alone, turn off the lights, blast the speakers and enjoy!
Resident Evil 5
This is the seventh instalment of the survivor horror Resident Evil series from Capcom. The game follows the story of Chris Redfield who is sent to Kijuju, a fictional region in Africa. Chris is joined by Sheva Alomar to help capture the villain Ricardo Irving, who’s trying to sell a bio-organic weapon in the black market. After witnessing a Kijuju local transforming into an evolved parasitic host, both are now fighting for their lives to kill the infected.
Although I might say that the game has similarities with “Left 4 Dead”, Resident Evil has an advantage. Besides being one of the most successful games in the horror genre, it’s a game of very intense adventure, full of tight gameplay and breathtaking environment. The infected are really scary, enough to fill in your endless nights. It’s available on both PS3 and Xbox 360.
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly
Known in Japan as “Zero: Akai Chō”. For me, of all the Fatal Frame series, this is the scariest. This game was released for Playstation 2 way back in 2003, the Xbox version contains a “director’s cut” which contains additional features. The game is also backward compatible with the new game console.
In here, you play as Mio Amakura, who has a twin sister named Mayu. Both get lost in the forest where they often play when they discovered a village that has been known to have mysteriously disappeared. As a player you will explore the whole village to find your way out. While there are no zombies or aliens to fight in here, Fatal Frame makes up for its dark environment that I find very creepy with four different great endings.
Silent Hill: Homecoming
The game revolves around war veteran, Alex Shepard. After getting wounded in combat as an army soldier, he was sent back to the U.S. for a lengthy stay in the hospital. He then begins to have nightmares in which his younger sibling Joshua is in peril. Released in very good shape, Alex is determined to rescue his brother from the unknown danger that stalk him, even if it means to return to the town of Shepard’s Glen that he turned his back from so long ago. Upon arrival, Alex finds out that his home has somehow been consumed by evil and the streets are filled with dark, twisted things in his absence. His mother, now nearly catatonic, watches helplessly from her rocking chair while the world falls apart. It seems as if the entire town had been gone missing, which includes Alex’s brother and father. As Alex, you must uncover the shadowy secrets of your hometown’s past to find your brother and save him. It’s available on both PS3 and Xbox 360.