Top 13 Horror Games Of All Time

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to dim the lights, crack out some scary games, and terrify the living daylights of yourself with some top survival fright-fests. To help you choose the perfect titles for the job, we’ve got just the thing. Here, in no particular order, are the thirteen greatest horror games ever made.   Resident Evil A groundbreaking blend of atmospheric problem-solving and zombie-themed action, Capcom... Read More

Opinion: Three Must-Buy Wii U Launch Games

From colourful classics to hardcore horrors, there are some tremendous games already available for the Wii U. Having sampled the very best of the launch line-up that Nintendo’s new console has to offer, Jonathan Szafran gives his in-depth verdict on the top three titles currently available. New Super Mario Bros. U It’s been 16 long years since Nintendo launched a home console with a Mario game alongside it, and some might say it’s... Read More

Opinion: Resident Evil Has Become A Ludicrous, Laughable Travesty – And It Needs To Die

With Resident Evil 6 garnering a hostile reception from many fans and critics, former series enthusiast Mark Butler argues that the franchise has turned into a farcical mess – and needs putting down. So, Resident Evil 6 has landed – and the reception has not been kind. It’s been branded a “coward of a game”, “a poor, misconceived sequel”, and a “big-budget disaster on the order of the Star Wars prequels”. It’s... Read More

Feature: An Interview with Damian Morter

FMV Magazine’s Jonathon Dabell spoke to promising film-maker Damian Morter about his new movie The Eschatrilogy, future ambitions and breaking into the film industry. JD: Without giving too much away what’s the general story of The Eschatrilogy? DM: The Eschatrilogy’s basically about the end of the world. A young guy, the lone survivor, hangs out in a makeshift campsite up in the hills of South Yorkshire. He’s been there quite a long time... Read More

Opinion: Four Reasons Why There Are No Good Movies Based On Games

With Mass Effect and Assassin’s Creed the latest in a long line of high-profile titles to get the Hollywood treatment, Mark Butler explains why big-screen versions of popular games always turn out to be complete and utter trash. On paper, the forthcoming big-screen outings of Mass Effect and Assassin’s Creed look to have everything going for them. Not only has the Mass Effect movie been scripted by the Spielberg-approved writer of Jurassic... Read More

Opinion: Shinji Mikami – The Master Of Horror Returns

The revelation that Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami is working on a new survival-horror has set gaming sites and internet forums ablaze. Mark Butler salutes Mikami’s return to the genre he pioneered – and argues it couldn’t have come at a better time. It’s fair to say that the once mighty survival-horror genre has rather declined in recent years. There have been some occasional terrifying highlights, sure, but for the... Read More

Opinion: Top Ten Terrifying Video Game Moments

When gaming gets it right, it does horror better than any other medium out there. But just what are the most terrifying video game moments of all time? Horror enthusiast Mark Butler picks out the best. NB. This article contains spoilers. While researching and writing a book on the history of video game horror last year, I was eager to seek out, and in many cases revisit, some of the most frightening moments in the history of the medium. In my opinion,... Read More

Opinion: Is The Survival-Horror Market Really “Too Small”?

With Capcom claiming that they see the survival-horror market as “too small” for the Resident Evil franchise, Mark Butler argues that there are millions of fans out there who are being continually ignored. It’s not easy being a survival-horror fan. Everywhere you look, companies who once seemed genuinely in favour of feeding your desire for spine-tingling chills and nerve-shattering atmosphere appear to be abandoning both the ‘survival’... Read More

Gaming News: Resident Evil 6 Announced

Today Capcom has officially unveiled Resident Evil 6. The highly-anticipated sequel will be produced by Hiroyuki Koboyashi, who helped mastermind seminal reboot Resident Evil 4. For the first time in the long-running series players will be able to take on the role of both Leon Kennedy and Chris Redfield. And from what Capcom has reported so far, the sixth installment looks to be one of the biggest games in the franchise, with the developer describing... Read More

Opinion: Great Games To Play This Halloween

Turn out the lights, crank up the volume and get ready to scare the hell out of yourselves. Hallowe’en is nearly upon us, and we have some devilish suggestions for both classic games and indie chillers to get you in a suitably freaked-out mood. Whether you want to enjoy a week of mind-blowing terror in the build-up to All Hallows Eve, or a night of intense dread on the occasion itself, here’s a selection of some of the best titles to check... Read More

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