Wick review: Keep this candle burning

Reviewed on on: PC Wick is an indie game developed by Hellbent Games that came out late last year on Steam that flew completely under my radar and only recently came to my attention while perusing the “horror” tag for the umpteenth time looking at all the new shiny games I wouldn’t have time to play. Liking the premise of a ghost story brought to life with a local legend about missing children hau...[Read More]

Outlast 2 gameplay trailers drop online and they’re creepy as balls

Hope you have a spare set of underwear handy, because the first gameplay videos from Outlast 2 have appeared online and they’re looking gorgeous and ripe for a pants soiling. Developed by Red Barrels, the anticipated horror sequel has shifted from its insane asylum roots to an equally creepy outdoor, hicks-ville farm type location. The first trailer shows the protagonist finding themselves l...[Read More]

Horror games to look forward to in 2016

  It’s that time of year again – the holiday season is over, the festivities that come with it have concluded and inevitably we turn our attention to the new year and what we hope to see or accomplish before December is upon us again. And if you’re a gamer – which, naturally, I’ll assume you are – you’ve already started thinking about what video game ...[Read More]

Project Zero 2: Wii Edition – why do I do this to myself?!

Welcome to “January Back Catalogue”, where we’re taking advantage of this quiet release month by catching up on all the games we’ve been meaning to play. -Stefan Bradley Project Zero 2: Wii Edition is a remake of the Playstation 2 classic Project Zero 2: Crimson Butterfly, which in the US had a more meaningful title of Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly. Don’t let the Wii Edition subtitle fool...[Read More]

Phantasmal: A PAX experience

PAX was an amazing experience. I had been to conventions before in the past but never something as elaborate and well put together. It was an awesome gathering of people passionate about the gaming industry and sharing that passion through exhibitions, competitions and the like. I had the privilege of meeting Joe Chang, developer from Eyemobi, to play a six minute demo for the early access, Lovecr...[Read More]

LoadScreen talks horror with Thomas Grip of Frictional Games

– Karolina Firman Survival horror has become one of the defining genres of modern gaming. The basic underlying theme behind them is to dump a hapless character in a dangerous and unusual place, (maybe arm them, maybe not) and see if they can survive the horrors that await. There are a lot of split opinions when it comes to what makes a good horror game, is it jump scares and gore, or an unde...[Read More]

Ode to old school horror

– Karly Taylor By definition, an ode is typically a piece of writing in lyrical/poetic format, created with the intention of being sung as a melody. Now, I’m not going to do that for two reasons. First reason being I’m a journalist, not a song writer, so anything I churn out in an effort to try and be musical will turn out more of a parody than anything else. Secondly, nobody wan...[Read More]

SOMA review: scare yourself to enlightenment

-Karly Taylor This game. This fucking game. I should have known, from the moment I found out SOMA was developed by Frictional Games, playing this was going to be a rigorous trial for my nerves. Seriously, I partially blame you, Penumbra (Frictional’s début series), for me being so skittish in real life. I don’t like jump scares. In fact, I hate them with a passion that is almost holy i...[Read More]

LoadScreen play Spooky’s: Episode 3

– Charlie Braithwaite It has been some time since we last ventured into the pit of despair and mild horror that is Spooky’s House of Jumpscares. This time we’re back with yours truly on the helm, because Tom kind sucked at the game and was too shaken from his last bout to continue. Without further delay, here it is, 16 minutes of candy floss terror, general panic, and tummy kisse...[Read More]

Layers of Fear: Painting the way for horror

– Karly Taylor A bit of a cliche title, I know, but bear with me here. Layers of Fear is a brand spanking new horror game on Steam, inspired by famous paintings, architecture and decor of centuries been and gone. It’s described as being a “psychadelic horror” that puts you in the shoes of an artist who, in his quest to finish his life’s greatest masterpiece, goes comp...[Read More]

How to survive Until Dawn

– Karly Taylor  I don’t have the words in my limited English vocabulary to fully express how much I loved Until Dawn. I followed its progress from the time it was initially a first person PlayStation 3 game, to the gorgeous cinematic delight it’s become. The dramatic change became obvious in its E3 reveal last year, showcasing the intense SAW-like sequence between two of the eigh...[Read More]

Super creepy live-action Until Dawn trailer

– Tom Heath In anticipation of the game’s launch this coming Wednesday, PlayStation have released a live-action trailer for choose-your-own-horror title Until Dawn. As one would expect, it is creepy as balls. Titled “The Road Not Taken”, the trailer was made in collaboration with studio MoFilm and highlights the choice aspect in Until Dawn‘s many moments spent fleeing...[Read More]

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