Once more into the trenches, fellow Retromaniacs! This week, the studlier, more ruggedly handsome, infinitely cooler Michael (aka MichaelBtheGameGenie) raised a new topic which requires our input. Today’s video, which you should absolutely go and watch before you get any further into this column, requests his legions to choose and explain their Top 3 Import […]
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The Mansion of Hidden Souls on the Sega CD continues the tradition of horror full motion video games. Can you solve the mystery or will you forever be a new resident of the mansion?
The final installment of this column prior to Halloween saved the best for last. There’s no denying John Carpenter’s “The Thing” from 1982 is a master class in claustrophobic paranoia. Forget the 2011 prequel and turn your attention to the 2002 sequel, developed with Carpenter’s blessing as a continuation/expansion of the events from the movie on its […]
When you think minimalist gaming you probably think of the Atari 2600. That era of consoles had to rely on good gameplay with great controls to keep the player interested. They didn’t have awesome HD graphics and 7.1 surround sound to work with. Those crutches would come a couple of decades later. That is what […]
‘The X-Files’ utterly changed the face of television. It scared us with ghost stories for adults. It boggled our minds with conspiracies within conspiracies. In its early days, before internet access was something everyone took for granted, it gave us a reason to visit the library and research topics ranging from alien abduction and the […]
Carmageddon is a classic vehicle based action game with horror overtones. If you remember Death Race 2000 then you know the basic idea of Carmageddon already. Not content with just being a homage game to that classic movie, Stainless Games Limited went further and created a phenomenon in gaming. Spawning a few sequels and remakes […]
When you think of horror games on the original Playstation console, what do you think of? Maybe you only know Capcom’s Resident Evil in this genre. Maybe you go a little less mainstream and remember something called Clock Tower by our friends at ASCII Entertainment? While this is technically the second Clock Tower game, the […]
When Capcom released the original Resident Evil onto the Sony Playstation console it was unique. Never before had gamers been presented with a 3D horror game like this before. No, I am not counting Alone in the Dark here as that was more of a 3D adventure game with monsters. Resident Evil was a 3D […]
Out of body experiences probably suck. I have never had one that I remember but I have not heard good things about them. Last Stitch Goodnight follows this train of thought too as things are less than glorious for your character. Besides experiencing an out of body experience you have been kidnapped by an evil […]
Splatterhouse 2 was the first title in the series to hit a Sega console. The first game was an arcade game and hit the home on the PC Engine/Turbo Grafx-16 console. Namco continued the 2D side scrolling action with this sequel. Blood poured and guts fell as you progressed in this 16-Bit action game.
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