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    Icon1 The Survival Guide (Now flushed - Read #1 and #3 before posting)

    Looking for survival horror games? Let's try to make a list of the "alternatives" here! And by all means post missing titles to get them added to the list!

    It's actually always been "in the papers" to do some features on other games than the Resident Evil franchise, but we're kinda working a bit on and off on a lot of stuff, so I figured we could at least put up a little sticky here where we can list games. I hope my fellow moderators can help edit/add titles in the main post(s) here too. And also evt. do some purges every now and then to clean away your title submissions


    Just look at the already entered titles for information on how we'd like to "keep things. For now, at least".

    If you want a quick "introduction" on how I'd love it if you could list your titles, keep on reading, (and feel free to suggest a better format, but stick with this one as long as we use it and then evt. shift if this topic and the list changes to reflect a new format):


    Game Title - Genre - Original Release Date - Developer/Publisher - Platforms


    Game titles preferably written out with "Nice Use of the Caps, The"
    (notice how words such as "of" and "the" should not have uppercase first letter if used in the middle. And how the "The" is put at the end after a comma.)

    Developers/Publishers just seperated by /, basically anything to just identify the origin of the game.

    Original Release Date is pretty self-explanatory.
    I'm not a fan of the whole "MM-DD-YYYY" format, as various countries list those in different orders and sometimes with only YY and not YYYY, so we'll use DD-MMM-YYYY, where MMM is the 3 letter capitalized short for the release month. If a game was unreleased, don't enter a release date. If a game was planned, but canceled, for a specific platform, add the "Unreleased" as a () note after the platform name in the platform section.

    Genre might seem a bit odd to have.
    Basically, it refers to what type of game it is. A game like Resident Evil is Survival Horror, but some games might fit with a better description, but yet somehow belong in the horror genre.

    Platforms is something we'd like to spell out, with the use of comma to seperate them. So you pretty much write: Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox 360, Windows XP/Vista, MS-DOS 6.22, etc... (OS for computers, preferably).

    Also, in the case of missing information, use question marks (?). A full sample line of missing info would be: Game Title - ???/??? - ??-???-???? - ???

    If you have additional notes to a title, do a new line and use a "-". Additional notes should be things worth taking note of in the game.
    (Short description of the game and/or its main features. Game ID codes can also go here, if possible, even though some games might not have proper IDs 'cause of their platform of choice and weird publishing/distribution methods. International names is also a thing you can put here. Note: Resident Evil will be an exclusion to the rule of using original names for the main listing. So no BioHazard entries labeled entries, even in the odd case of titles with possibly no international release. But the use of the release date of the initial release will still be used, if Japan got it first. You may translate subtitles for games, as long as the translation is commonly used and you provide the original name as an additional note.)


    Hoping to expand this thing later. Also, I'm hoping we'll see some oddities pop up here.
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    Akuji the Heartless - 3D/Action/Platform - 31/DEC/1998 - Eidos Interactive - PS1, PC

    Alone in the Dark (1992) - Survival Horror - ??/??/1992 (EU release) - Infogrames - PC, Mac OS, 3DO, RISC OS

    Alone in the Dark 2 - Survival Horror - 25/SEP/1994 - Infogrames - PC, Mac OS, 3DO, Sega Saturn, PSX
    -The European PlayStation and Sega Saturn ports were called "Alone in the Dark: Jack is Back"
    -The US PlayStation and Sega Saturn ports were called "Alone in the Dark: One-Eyed Jack's Revenge"

    Alone in the Dark 3 - Survival Horror - 16/MAY/1995 - Infogrames - PC, Windows 95, Mac OS

    Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare - Survival Horror - 18/JUN/2001 - Darkworks/Infogrames - PSX, GBC, Sega Dreamcast, Microsoft Windows, PS2
    -The PlayStation 2 version was only available in Europe.

    Alone in the Dark (2008) - Action Survival - 23/JUN/2008 - Eden Games/Atari - Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, Microsoft Windows

    B:

    Blair Witch Trilogy, The - Action/Adventure/Horror - 09/30/00(NA) - Terminal Reality - PC
    -Based on the movie series The Blair Witch Project.

    C:

    Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth - Survival Horror/First-person adventure - 24/OCT/2005 - Headfirst Productions/Bethesda Softworks, 2K Games - X-Box, Microsoft Windows
    - A lovecraftian horror game.
    - Essentially an adaption of The Shadow Over Innsmouth by H. P. Lovecraft.-
    - Two sequels were to follow it, however they were never produced.
    - First unreleased sequel was "Call of Cthulhu: Beyond the Mountains of Madness".
    - Second was, "Call of Cthulhu: Destiny's End".

    Carrier - Action/Horror - 01/31/00(NA), 07/05/01(EU), 02/24/00(J) - Jaleco/Xicat Interactive - Dreamcast

    Chaos Break - Action/Adventure - 27/JAN/2000 - Taito/EON - PS1

    Clive Barker's Jericho - Action/Horror - 10/23/07 - Mercury Stream/Alchemic Prod. - Xbox 360, PS3, Microsoft Windows

    Clock Tower: The First Fear - Survival Horror - 14/SEP/1995 (JP release) - Human Entertainment - SNES, PSX, WonderSwan, Windows 95
    -Never officially released outside of Japan.
    -Sprite based survival horror with a focus on being helpless rather than weaponry.
    -Play as Jennifer, an orphan, who is adopted into a house with a dark secret.
    -SNES Version - Known as Clock Tower.
    -Those wishing to play the game in English can use Aeon Genesis' Complete Translation Patch!
    -PSX Version - Clock Tower: The First Fear. Contains a few FMV sequences and some minor edits compared to the original version.

    Clock Tower 2 - Survival Horror - ??/???/1996 - Human Entertainment/ASCII Entertainment - PSX
    -Released in US as "Clock Tower"
    -Released in Europe as "Clock Tower"
    -Completely three dimensional adventure game, with similar gameplay to Clock Tower: The First Fear.
    -Continues the story of Jennifer Simpson, the survivor of the Scissorman murders in the first game.

    Clock Tower Ghost Head - Survival Horror - 31/OCT/1999 - Human Entertainment - PSX
    -Released in US as "Clock Tower: The Struggle Within"
    -Released in Europe as "Clock Tower: The Struggle Within"
    -Only Clock Tower title that doesn't follow the story of Jennifer Simpson or ties back to previous games.
    -Players take the role of Alyssa, a young girl who has a split personality, Mr. Bates.
    -Depending on which personality was active, the protagonist would react differently to certain situations.

    Clock Tower 3 - Survival Horror - 18/MAR/2003 - Sunsoft/Capcom - PS2
    -First game that wasn't a collaboration between HUMAN and Agetec.
    -Released in all territories as "Clock Tower 3" (Even though technically it was Clock Tower 4 in Japan)
    -Players take the role of Alyssa Hamilton, a young girl who comes from a lineage destined to defeat an evil source.
    -The only Clock Tower game that gives players weapons during gameplay that can be used at will.
    -Game caused some controversy on release for a scene in which a young girl is brutally murdered with a sledgehammer.
    -Enemies in the game take inspiration from real life murderers.

    Cold Fear - Survival Horror - 29/Apr/2005 - Darkworks/Ubisoft - PS2, Xbox, Microsoft Windows

    Condemned: Criminal Origins - Action/Survival Horror – 15/NOV/2005 – Monolith Productions/Sega – Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows

    Condemned 2: Bloodshot - Action/Survival Horror – 11/MAR/2008 – Monolith Productions/Sega – Xbox 360, PS3, Microsoft Windows

    Countdown Vampires - Survival Horror - 22/DEC/1999 - K2 LLC/Bandai - PS1

    D:

    D - First Person/Point and Click/Horror - 1/December/1995 - WARP - Sega Saturn, PlayStation, 3DO, PC
    - Known as Dī no Shokutaku in Japan

    Dark Messiah - Survival Horror - 11/JUN/1998 - Atlus/Konami - PS1
    -Released in Europe as Hellnight

    Dead Space - Survival Horror - 14/OCT/2008 - EA Redwood Shores/Electronic Arts - Xbox 360, PS3, Microsoft Windows
    -Originally developed for the original Xbox.

    Dead Space Extraction - On Rails Shooter - 21/SEP/2009 - Visceral Games/Electronic Arts - Wii
    -Prequel to the original Dead Space

    Dead Space 2 - Survival Horror - 25/JAN/2011 - Visceral Games/Electronic Arts - Xbox 360, PS3, Microsoft Windows
    - PlayStation 3 version comes with a port of Dead Space Extraction.
    - 360 and PC collector's editions include a replica of the Plasma Cutter.

    Deadly Premonition - 22/FEB/2010 - Ignition USA/AccessGames/Marvelous Interactive - Xbox 360, PS3
    -The game previously known as "Rainy Woods"
    -English version of "Red Seeds Profile"
    -Only the Japanese version is available for PlayStation 3.

    Deep Fear - Survival Horror - 16/JUL/1998 - Sega/Sega - Sega Saturn
    -Unreleased in North America.


    Dementium: The Ward - Survival Horror Shooter - 31/OCT/2007 - Renegade Kid/Gamecock Media Group - Nintendo DS
    - Features full 3D enviroments
    - Touch-screen controls based on those used in Metroid Prime Hunters
    - The setting is of a man who awakes within a derelict hospital, frozen in time and must face his fears against the enemies and discover the mysteries of the hospital and escape from it.
    - The gameplay is often described as a mixture between Doom and Silent Hill.
    - The release for Dementium: The Ward outside of North America was delayed due to protests by Psychiatric Hospitals fueled by previous protests after it's release in Japan.

    Dino Crisis – Survival Horror – 31/AUG/1999 – Capcom Production Studio 4/Capcom – PSX, Sega Dreamcast, GBC (Cancelled), Microsoft Windows
    -Contains several nods to Resident Evil.

    Dino Crisis 2 – Action Horror – 29/SEP/2000 – Capcom Production Studio 4/Capcom – PSX, Microsoft Windows

    Dino Crisis 3 - Survival Horror – 16/SEP/2003 – Capcom Production Studio 4/Capcom - Xbox

    Dino Stalker - Light-gun Shooter - 09/SEP/2002 - Capcom - PS2
    -The third game in the Gun Survivor series

    Doom 3 - FPS - 03/AUG/2005 - id Software/Activision - PC, Mac, Unix, Xbox
    -First game to run on id Tech 4.0
    -The Xbox version features a shortened introduction sequence + an exclusive co-op mode.
    -Expansion pack: Resurrection of Evil

    E:

    Eternal Darkness - Survival Horror - 23/JUN/2002 - Silicon Knights/Nintendo - Gamecube
    -Originally developed for the Nintendo 64

    Evil Dead: Hail to the King - Survival Horror - 04/DEC/2000 - Heavy Iron Studios - PSX

    Evil Dead: Fist full of Boomstick - Action/Horror - 20/MAY/2003 - VIS/THQ - Xbox, PS2

    Evil Dead: Regeneration - Action/Horror - 13/SEP/2005 - THQ - PS2, Xbox, Microsoft Windows

    Extermination - Survival Horror - 08/MAR/2001 - Deep Space/Sony Computer Entertainment - PS2
    - UK, US and JP versions each have different voice casts.
    - In the US version, Dennis Riley has a different hair style than the UK and Japanese versions.
    - In the US version, Red Light's commanding officer's name is Mike Madigan. In the UK version his name is Mike Mattigan.
    - In the US version, Red Light's uniforms are all white. In the UK and Japanese versions they are black.
    - Inspired by John Carpenter's The Thing and to a lesser degree, Resident Evil.

    F:

    Fatal Frame - Survival Horror - 04/MAR/2002 - Tecmo - PS2, Xbox
    -Released in Europe/Australia as "Project Zero"
    -Released in Japan as "零" (Rei/Zero). A pun, as rei can mean ghost
    -Allegedly based on real life events from the Hanuda Mansion incident.
    -Players take control of Miku Hinasaki, who is searching for her brother in the mansion.
    -Combat is done through a relic called the Camera Obscura. Taking photos of ghosts damages them.
    -The longer you focus on a ghost before shooting, the more damage that is dealt by the camera.
    -Xbox version features additional content and features not found in the initial PlayStaion 2 release.

    Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly - Survival Horror - 05/NOV/2003 - Tecmo - PS2, Xbox
    -Released in Europe/Australia as "Project Zero 2: Crimson Butterfly"
    -Released in Japan as "零~紅い蝶~"
    -Play as twins who are visiting a childhood play site, who are lead away by a Crimson Butterfly to a mysterious abandoned village.
    -Eventually, one sister must save another in order to avert another ritual from occuring.
    -Xbox version features additional content and features not found in the initial PlayStaion 2 release.

    Fatal Frame 3: The Tormented - Survival Horror - 08/NOV/2005 - Tecmo - PS2
    -Released in Europe/Australia as "Project Zero 3: The Tormented"
    -Released in Japan as "零~刺青の聲~"
    -Players can take control of up to three characters, one of which is Miku from the original game.
    -Each character has a different ability in order to "spice up" gameplay a bit.
    -There is the real world, and the supernatural world, in which most combat takes place. Eventually the two worlds become one.

    Fatal Frame 4 - The Mask of the Lunar Eclipse - Survival Horror - 31/JUL/2008 - Grasshopper Studios/Tecmo - Wii
    -Japan exclusive
    -Japanese title is "零~月蝕の仮面~"
    -Several times rumored to be scheduled for both US and European release
    -Fan-translation soon to be available here

    F.E.A.R. - FPS - 17/OCT/2005 - Monolith Productions/Day 1 Studios/Vivendi Universal - Windows, Xbox 360, PS3
    -F.E.A.R. is short for "First Encounter Assault Recon"
    -Has two official, non-canon, expansion packs, both developed by Timegate Studios.
    -Expansion Pack 1: "Extraction Point", continuing the events of the basegame.
    -Expansion Pack 2: "Perseus Mandate", taking place in the same timeline, at a different location in town and with a new cast.

    F.E.A.R. 2 - Project Origin - FPS - 10/FEB/2009 - Monolith Productions/Warner Bros. Interactive - PS3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows
    -Before acquiring the rights to the F.E.A.R. name, a naming contest was held where people could suggest, and later vote for, names. Project Origin was the winner.
    -Expansion Pack: Reborn

    Fear Effect - Action-Horror - 31/JAN/2000 - Kronos Digital Entertainment/Eidos - PSX

    Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix - Action-Horror - 20/FEB/2001 - Kronos Digital Entertainment/Eidos - PSX

    Fear Effect 3: Inferno - Action-Horror - ##/###/200# - Kronos Digital Entertainment/Eidos - PS2
    -Cancelled

    G:

    Ghosthunter - Survival Horror/Third Person Shooter - 05/DEC/2003 - Sony Cambridge - PS2
    -Released in the US by Namco.

    Glass Rose, The - Survival Horror - 03/NOV/2003 JP, 26/MAR/2004 EU - Cing/Capcom - PlayStation 2
    - Also known as "Garasu no Bara" (ガラス ノ バラ) in Japan.
    - Unreleased in North America.
    - The player takes control of Takeshi Kagetani, a rookie reporter who wakes up in a strange house seventy years in the past.
    - The time warp left Takeshi with special powers, such as being able to read other's minds for short periods of time which is used to continue the game and find out what is fact or fiction. (My memory is a little bit fuzzy, but I believe Takeshi went to a bar to research for a case, passed out and then wakes up in the past and begins a new case which ties to the initial one presented).
    - The voice acting is similar, if not on-par with the first/original Resident Evil but features somewhat of a combined gameplay mechanic with Resident Evil and Clock Tower.


    H:

    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni ( ひぐらしのなく頃に ) series - "Sound" Visual Novel/Horror/Psychological Thriller - 10/AUG/2002 - 07th Expansion - PC
    -Often translated as either "When the Cicadas Cry" or "When they cry"
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    Haunting Ground - Survival Horror - 21/APR/2005 - Capcom Production Studio 1/Capcom - PS2
    -Japanese version is called "Demento"
    -Carries many similarities to Clock Tower 3
    -Appears to share development history with Resident Evil 4

    House of the Dead - Shooter/Horror - ##/###/1996 - Wow Entertainment/Sega - Arcade, Saturn, Microsoft Windows

    House of the Dead 2 - Shooter/Horror - 25/MAR/1999 - Wow Entertainment/Sega - Arcade, PC, Dreamcast, Xbox, Wii
    -Is an unlockable in House of the Dead III on the Xbox.
    -Is part of the House of the Dead 2&3 collection on Wii.
    -Has a spin-off called "Typing of the Dead" (Arcade, PS2, Dreamcast, Microsoft Windows), which replaces the gun with a keyboard used for typing in words displayed on screen.

    House of the Dead III - Shooter/Horror - 24/FEB/2002 - Wow Entertainment/Sega - Arcade, Xbox, PC, Wii
    -Part of the House of the Dead 2&3 collection on Wii.

    House of the Dead 4 - Shooter/Horror - 30/OCT/2005 - Wow entertainment/Sega - Arcade
    -Only HotD game to never get a home port.

    House of the Dead: Overkill - Shooter/Horror - 10/FEB/2009 - Headstrong Games/Sega - Wii
    -Only HotD game (sans TotD) to never be released in the arcade

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    Koudelka - RPG/Horror - 16/December/1999 - Sacnoth - PlayStation
    - Koudelka's spiritual sucessor is Shadowhearts series. Takes place in the same universe with some of the key figures/items from Koudelka.

    Kuon - Action/Horror - 07/12/04(NA), 04/JAN/2004 - Agetec Inc./Acclaim/From Software - PS2, PC

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    Left 4 Dead - FPS - 18/NOV/2008 - Valve Corporation - Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows

    Left 4 Dead 2 - FPS - 17/NOV/2009 - Valve Corporation - Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows

    Lifeline - Survival Horror/Adventure - 30/JAN/2003 - Konami - Sony Playstation 2
    -Japan version called "Operator's Side"
    -Unique and innovative game, controlled by speaking commands into a USB headset.
    -On screen heroine is seen in third person, while 'you' view security monitors.
    -Set on a monster infested, space station hotel.
    -Original Japan release came in 2 versions. One included a USB headset.

    M:

    Martian Gothic: Unification - Survival Horror - 16/NOV/2001 - Creative Reality/Take-Two Interactive, TalonSoft - PS1, Microsoft Windows

    Metro 2033 - Survival Horror / FPS - 16/MAR/2010 - 4A Games/THQ - Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows
    - Based on Dimitry Glukhovsky's novel of the same name.
    - Game features a post-apocalyptic Moscow where people survive inside the metro's tunnels, since outdoors are uninhabitable because of radiation and mutated creatures.
    - Story's outcome changes according to the player's actions.
    - Use of ammo as currency forces the player to decide whether to use it to beat tougher creatures or spend it for superior weaponry.
    - Light plays a great role because of the game's setting (mostly indoors), and it's used to create immersion and rise tension.

    Michigan: Report from Hell - Horror – 05/AUG/2004 (JP release) – Grasshopper Manufacture/Spike – PS2
    -Released in Japan as just Michigan.
    -Never released in the US.
    -Released in Europe by 505 Games

    Miteha Ikenai (みては いけない)- Adventure Horror - 07/AUG/2008 - Dimple - Nintendo DS
    - Unreleased outside of Japan.
    - Also misnamed as "Mite wa Ikenai", it is also known as "You Mustn't Look" or "Don't Look!"
    - The game consists of two modes: An examination mode, and an exploration mode.
    - The player must examine photographs for supernatural entities and search a house that is being terrorized by an evil supernatural being.

    N:

    Nanashi no Game (ナナシ ノ ゲエム) - Survival Horror - 03/JUL/2008 - Epics/Square-Enix - Nintendo DS
    - Unreleased outside of Japan.
    - Also known as "Nameless Game", "The Game with no Name".
    - Makes use of both screens, and features two game modes the main is the Exploration which is in a first-person perspective and the player must search the area and avoid spirits (that are somewhat similar to zombies with their movement and attack style) and the second mode is the RPG mode that coincides with the plot.
    - The plot revolves around rumors circulating about a cursed Role-Playing Game (RPG), and that those who play it will die within seven days if they have not completed it by then.
    - The RPG mode is an 8-bit RPG style, which is played only on the top screen the style of it is similar/inspired by the classic Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy games however it does continue the use of psychological themes against the player.
    - Features a rather interesting audio design, that puts the plot together.

    Nanashi no Game Me (ナナシ ノ ゲエム メ) - Survival Horror - 27/AUG/2009 - Epics/Square-Enix - Nintendo DS
    - Unreleased outside of Japan.
    - Also known as "Nameless Game: They Eye", "The Game with no Name: The Eye"
    - Sequel to Nanashi no Game.
    - Similar, and slightly improved gameplay mechanic to the original game.
    - Player controls college anthropology student, who discovers the cursed RPG as well as a cursed platformer.

    Nanatsu no Hikan: Senritsu no Bishou (ナナツ ノ ヒカン) - Adventure Horror - 20/JAN/2000 - Koei - DreamCast
    - Also known as "Seven Mansions".
    - Unreleased outside of Japan.
    - Similar style to the original Resident Evil.
    - Set on a remote resort island, featuring several mansions the player upon arrival begins searching for the character's father and mysterious events begin to occur.
    - Different camera styles are selectable.
    - Two-Player Co-Op is optional.

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    ObsCure - Survival Horror – 06/APR/2005 – Hydravision Entertainment/DreamCatcher Interactive – PS2, Xbox, Microsoft Windows

    ObsCure 2 - Survival Horror – 25/MAR/2008 – Hydravision Entertainment/Playlogic Entertainment - PSP, PS2, Wii, Microsoft Windows
    -Released as ObsCure - The Aftermath in some regions.

    Overblood - Action Adventure/Horror - 22/MAY/1997 - Electronic Arts/Riverhillsoft/Hamster - PS1

    Overblood 2 - Action Adventure/Horror - 23/JUL/1998 - Riverhillsoft/Evolution Games - PS1

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    Parasite Eve - Horror RPG – 09/SEP/1998 – SquareEnix - PS1
    -License game inspired by the movie/book by the same name.

    Parasite Eve 2 – Survival Horror – 12/SEP/2000 – SquareEnix - PS1

    Penumbra: Overture - Survival Horror - 30/MAR/2007 - Frictional Games/Lexicon Entertainment - Windows OS/MAC OS X/Linux OS

    Penumbra: Black Plague - Survival Horror - 12/FEB/2008 - Frictional Games/Paradox Interactive - Windows OS/MAC OS X/Linux OS

    Penumbra: Requiem - Survival Horror - 27/AUG/2008 - Frictional Games/Paradox Interactive - Windows OS/MAC OS X/Linux OS

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    Resident Evil Zero - Survival Horror - 21/NOV/2002 - Capcom Productions Studio 3/Capcom - N64 (Cancelled), GC, Wii

    Resident Evil - Survival Horror - 23/MAR/1996 - Capcom/Virgin Interactive - Sony PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Microsoft Windows 95, Nintendo Game Boy Color (Cancelled), Sega Dreamcast (Planned), Game Cube, Famicom, Nintendo DS, Sony PlayStation Network, Nintendo Wii
    -Released in Japan as バイオハザード
    -Released internationally as Resident Evil
    -Re-released as "Director's Cut" internationally, with added features and some re-rendered backgrounds.
    -Re-released once more in Japan as a "Dual Shock Version", bundled with the bonus disc "Complete Disc".
    -The US "Greatest Hits" version is the same as the Japanese "Dual Shock Ver.".
    -The original PlayStation version is one of few US PlayStation releases to be available in a "Long Box"
    -Some Localized European versions and Computer releases of the game features the intro FMV in full color
    -The Nintendo DS version contains some visual updates to the 3D models and features new game modes, including a 4 player WiFi LAN mini-game.
    -A version for the Dreamcast was supposedly planned.
    -The cancelled Game Boy Color version was a faithful and direct port, unlike other portable titles that often just shares name (and possibly story) with their console cousins.
    -The GameCube version is a ground up remake with many new elements.
    -The Famicom version is an unofficial Hong Kong Original Pirate.
    -The Wii version is a port of the GameCube version.

    Resident Evil 2 - Survival Horror - 21/JAN/1998 - Capcom Production Studio 4/Capcom PSX, PC, N64, Sega Dreamcast, GC, Tiger game.com
    -Near completion, the game was cancelled and huge portions of it were rebuilt from scratch.

    Resident Evil 3: Nemesis - Survival Horror - 11/NOV/1999 - Capcom Production Studio 4/Capcom - PSX, PC, Sega Dreamcast, GC
    -Released in Japan as "The Last Escape"

    Resident Evil Code: Veronica - Survival Horror - 29/MAR/2000 - Nex Entertainment/Capcom - Sega Dreamcast, PS2, GC
    -The Dreamcast version was re-released as "Code:Veronica Complete"
    -The PlayStation 2 version "Code: Veronica X" is the same as the Japanese "Complete" version.

    Resident Evil 4 - Action Horror - 11/JAN/2005 - Capcom Production Studio 4/Capcom - GC, PS2, PC, Wii, Mobile Phone
    -Has had a troublesome development history. Starting out on the PlayStation 2 and settling in on the GameCube as a timed exclusive.
    -Went through at least 3 scrapped design phases before hitting final.
    -PlayStation 2 version, although a downport, contained content previously not found in the GameCube version.
    -The PC version is based on the code and assets from the PlayStation 2 version.
    -The Wii version features all the extra content previously exclusive to the PlayStation 2.

    Resident Evil 5 - Action Horror - 05/MAR/2009 - Capcom - Xbox 360, PS3, PC
    -Initially suspected to be a PS3 exclusive
    -Runs on Capcom's MT-Framework v1.5
    -First mainline Resident Evil to feature multiplayer
    -PlayStation 3 version will be updated to support motion controls.
    -DLC: Versus - A multiplayer versus mode.
    -DLC: Lost in Nightmare - A prequel tied in to one of the sub-plots of Resident Evil 5.
    -DLC: Desperate Escape - A sidestory taking place during the later parts of Resident Evil 5.
    -The Episodic DLC and Character Skin packs also adds a new multiplayer mode called Mercenaries Reunion.

    Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles - Rail Shooter - 13/NOV/2007 - Cavia/Capcom - Wii
    -This game is a recap of Resident Evil Zero, Resident Evil and Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, followed by an exclusive scenario.

    Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles - Rail Shooter - 17/NOV/2009 - Cavia/Capcom - Wii
    -This game is a recap of Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil: Code Veronica, tied in with an exclusive scenario.

    Resident Evil Survivor - Light-gun Horror - 30/AUG/2000 - Capcom Production Studio 2/Capcom - PSX, PC
    -The PC version is exclusively available in Chinese.

    Resident Evil Survivor 2 Code: Veronica - Light-gun Horror - 8/NOV/2001 - Capcom Production Studio 3/Capcom - Arcade, PS2
    -First Resident Evil game to contain a full 2 player experience.

    Resident Evil: Dead Aim - Survival Horror - 17/JUN/2003 - Capcom Production Studio 3/Capcom - PS2

    Resident Evil Outbreak - Survival Horror - 31/MAR/2004 - Capcom Production Studio 1/Capcom - PS2
    -First Resident Evil game to contain an online mode.
    -Initially shown as "Resident Evil Online".

    Resident Evil Outbreak: File #2 - Survival Horror - 26/APR/2005 - Capcom Production Studio 1/Capcom - PS2

    Resident Evil Outbreak: File #3 - Survival Horror - ##/##/200# - Capcom Production Studio 1/Capcom - PS2 (Cancelled)
    -Never officially announced, but content both seen in the original Resident Evil Online trailers + unlockables only available through cheating indicates that it at one point was planned.

    Rule of Rose - Survival Horror - 12/SEP/2006 - Punchline/SCEI/Atlus/505 Games - Playstation 2
    -Takes place during the 1930s in England.
    -Players take control of Jennifer, a 19 year old girl who discovers a brand new world.
    -The world is ruled by several young girls who've established a hierachy based society called the Red Crayon Aristocrats.
    -Gameplay is very derivative from Clock Tower and Haunting Ground. Hardly any weapons are used.
    -There was a lot of a controversy related to the themes and content of the game. A lot of the headlines and quotes related to how "inappropriate" the game was were straight out wrong.
    -As Sony decided not to release the game worldwide, Atlus took on the job for the US and 505 Games for Europe, however, 505 Games ended up not releasing the game in the UK because of the "controversy" case.

    Resident Evil Gaiden - Survival Action - 3/JUN/2002 - M4 Ltd. (no longer exists)/Capcom - GBC
    -Considered non-canon, but at the time of release suspected to serve as a background story build up to Resident Evil 4.


    Resident Evil: The Missions - Action - 19/APR/2006 - Capcom - Mobile Phone

    Resident Evil: Confidential Report - Turn-Based Strategy ??/??/2006 - Capcom - Mobile Phone

    Resident Evil: Genesis - Puzzle Action - ??/??/2008 - Capcom Interactive Canada/Capcom - Mobile Phone


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    Silent Hill – Survival Horror – 31/JAN/1999 – KCET/Konami – Sony PlayStation
    -Censored for the European release, with the “Child Demons” changed to the “Teddy Bear Demon”.

    Silent Hill 2 – Survival Horror – 24/SEP/2001 – KCET/Konami – Sony PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Xbox
    -Released with a “Making of” DVD in Europe.
    -Rereleased in Japan as “Silent Hill 2: Saigo no Uta” with additional content for both Sony PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Xbox.
    -Released on Mircosoft Xbox in America as “Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams” with additional content.
    -Rereleased on Sony PlayStation 2 in America as “Silent Hill 2: Greatest Hits” with additional content.
    -Released on Microsoft Xbox and Microsoft Windows in Europe as “Silent Hill 2: Inner Fears” with additional content.
    -Rereleased on Sony PlayStation 2 in Europe as “Silent Hill 2: Directors Cut”.

    Silent Hill 3 – Survival Horror – 23/MAY/2003 – KCET/Konami – Sony PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows-Notably released in Europe first.
    -Released with bonus Soundtrack CD in the American and Asian release.

    Silent Hill 4: The Room – Survival Horror – 17/JUN/2004 – KCET/Konami – Sony PlayStation 2, Microsoft Xbox, Microsoft Windows-First Silent Hill game to be released on multiple platforms on release day.

    Silent Hill Homecoming – Survival Horror – 30/SEP/2008 – Double Helix Games/Konami – Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows
    -Released exclusively through Steam on the Microsoft Windows platform.

    Silent Hill Origins – Survival Horror – 06/NOV/2007 – Climax Studios/Konami – Sony PlayStation Portable, Sony PlayStation 2
    -Released in Japan as “Silent Hill Zero”
    -Ported to Sony PlayStation 2 with slightly upgraded graphics.

    Silent Hill: Shattered Memories - Survival Horror - 08/DEC/2009 - Climax Studios/Konami - PSP, PS2, Wii
    -Developed with Wii functionality in mind and down-ported to PSP and PS2.
    -A complete re-imagination of the story and setting from the original Silent Hill from PlayStation 1.

    Siren - Survival Horror - 06/NOV/2003 - SCEJ/Sony - PS2
    -Released in the US and Europe as Forbidden Siren

    Siren 2 - Survival Horror - 09/FEB/2006 - SCEJ/Sony - PS2
    -Released in Europe as Forbidden Siren 2

    Siren: Blood Curse - 13/JUL/2008 - SCEJ/Sony - PS3
    -Released in Japan as Siren - New Translation
    -Only available as downloadable episodic content via PSN in certain regions
    -A reimagining of the original Siren.


    T:

    Theresia - Survival Horror - 30/OCT/2008 - WorkJam/Aksys Games - Nintendo DS

    U:

    Umineko no Naku Koro ni ( うみねこのなく頃に ) series - "Sound" Visual Novel/Horror/Psychological Thriller - 17/AUG/2007 - 07th Expansion - PC
    -Often referred to as "When the Seagulls Cry" in English
    -Hit Spoiler tag for full list of games
    Spoiler:


    V:

    VIRUS: It is aware - 3d/Action/Horror - June 1999 - Cryo Interactive - PS1
    - Takes place after the events of the film "Virus"
    - Only released in Europe.

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    X:

    Y:

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    Zettai Zetsumei Toshi - Survival - 25/APR/2002 - IREM/AgeTec - Sony PlayStation 2
    -Survive and investigate a series of Earthquakes in a sinking city.
    -Released in Japan as "絶体絶命都市"
    -Released in the US as "Disaster Report"
    -Released in Europe as "SOS - The Final Escape"
    -Notable Change in the International version; Some characters getting minor design changes for a more "western" look.
    -Notable Change in the International version; Removal of optional PS2 HDD support.

    Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 2 - Survival - 30/MAR/2006 - IREM/AgeTec/505 Games - Sony PlayStation 2
    -Survive a flood through a total of six scenarios that crosses paths with eachother.
    -Released in Japan as "絶体絶命都市2―凍てついた記憶たち―"
    -Released in the US as "Raw Danger"
    -Released in Europe as "Raw Danger"
    -The European version appears to have been limited to France and Italy. However, the disc is entirely multilingual and lets you play the game in English.
    -Notable Change in the International version; Some characters getting minor design changes for a more "western" look.
    -Notable Change in the International version; Some minor censorship applied for cultural and ratings related reasons.

    Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 3 - Survival - 23/APR/2009 - IREM - Sony PlayStation Portable
    -Survive as you explore a huge city struck by a series of earthquakes.
    -Will feature multiplayer modes for up to 4 players.
    -Released in Japan as "絶体絶命都市3 ─壊れゆく街と彼女の歌─"
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    Okay! Let's try this again.

    Added some stuff to the list, flushed all posts.

    From now on - Not obeying the format samples seen on the list will be an infraction worthy offense of a wooping 1 point pr. post.
    Especially note the DATE format, as there are different date formats around the world we're using DD/MMM/YYYY, where month is written out in a 3 letter abbreviation. Also, only the initial release date is needed. Not regional ones (but feel free to add them to the notes)

    Anyway, feel free to make additional notes for already existing entries and suggest additional titles to be added (as this is far from a complete list). Also, try to make your post include a description of the game somehow. As there'll probably be some games no one's ever heard of or that just don't quite fit the tab of being a traditional survival horror game.

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    I'd consider Dino Crisis 2 an Action Horror game.

    Ammo isn't really a problem and health can be bought. You can run while shooting. Enemies constantly respawn. Theres also fps segments where you shoot at dinosaurs while on a speeding vehicle.

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    Oh god, when you said "Now flushed" I thought you meant you'd dumped everything everyone did and that huge list I had would be gone. I almost had a heart attack.

    Well, I'll let you know if I can find any more games.

    Edit: My friend just reminded me of a fantastic horror game, actually.

    Theresia - Survival Horror - 30/OCT/2008 - WorkJam/Aksys Games - Nintendo DS
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    XD I had a similar feeling of dread to Canas until I checked the thread.
    Anyway, just thought I'd put these in as I've been following a few of these games (and their later novelizations and the like).

    Anyway a little bit of information on these ones I'm posting now, these ones all play like visual novels (and in some forms, murder mysteries) but when you get further into the games, you can see that they're actually psychological horror/mystery/thrillers (Umineko no Naku Koro ni also delves into fantasy). There are differences with the main titles as they're considered the different story arcs but are essentially all part of the "When They Cry" series. Of course, the arcs will often show the plot through different perspectives but will always leave the player to guess what happens.

    They also have novelizations, manga, anime and drama CD versions (and spin-offs) that generally focus on the horror factor of each game.

    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni ( ひぐらしのなく頃に ) series, "When the Cicadas Cry":
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    Umineko no Naku Koro ni ( うみねこのなく頃に ) series, "When the Seagulls Cry":

    Spoiler:
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    Ahah. Nah. I just flushed the countless posts of the "I'VE HEARD STORKUKIANUS IS A GREAT GAME! WHY IS NOT LIST?" caliber.

    Also, damn... there's a whole lot of Higurashi and Umineko games... guess I'll use the SPOILER tag to group them. Thanks for grouping them in spoiler tags

    I'll update the main list soon. (And, yeah, I skipped a few games from the old posts. Mostly 'cause I couldn't find any proper info on them and people just name dropped them with no additional info provided and no respect paid to the formats)


    Also, speaking of Higurashi and Umineko. I've yet to see the anime adaption of Umineko, but I seriously hated Season 2 + the OVAs of Higurashi (guess why!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnivol View Post
    Ahah. Nah. I just flushed the countless posts of the "I'VE HEARD STORKUKIANUS IS A GREAT GAME! WHY IS NOT LIST?" caliber.

    Also, damn... there's a whole lot of Higurashi and Umineko games... guess I'll use the SPOILER tag to group them. Thanks for grouping them in spoiler tags

    I'll update the main list soon. (And, yeah, I skipped a few games from the old posts. Mostly 'cause I couldn't find any proper info on them and people just name dropped them with no additional info provided and no respect paid to the formats)


    Also, speaking of Higurashi and Umineko. I've yet to see the anime adaption of Umineko, but I seriously hated Season 2 + the OVAs of Higurashi (guess why!)
    True, thanks for that Carn.

    Yeah, there's another one being released in Feb (or March) this year I believe but an exact date hasn't been given so I haven't listed it (nor the mobile ports by Cavia, as I can't remember which ones and their port release dates). Not a problem at all, figured spoiler tags would be the way to go to avoid any unnecessary page stretching lists.

    Also, thank you for putting in that huge list I had posted in here before.

    I recall seeing a little bit of it and it seems to be a little bit better than Higurashi (personally, the changes weren't to my liking and Umineko seems to be sticking to it a bit better from what I've been told). *Shrugs* It's probably because I tend to like Umineko's adaptions more than the Higurashi ones.
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    Lifeline - Survival Horror/Adventure - 02/Mar/2004 - Konami - Sony Playstation 2
    -Japan version called "Operator's Side" - 30/Jan/2003
    -Unique and innovative game, controlled by speaking commands into a USB headset.
    -On screen heroine is seen in third person, while 'you' view security monitors.
    -Set on a monster infested, space station hotel.
    -Original Japan release came in 2 versions. One included a USB headset.

    ^Did I do that right?
    It's been years since I played Lifeline. But I remember I was surprised by how well the voice command controls worked. Yelling commands at an on screen character, with no other means of controlling their actions, sounds like an exercise in frustration but it wasn't too bad.

    I've got a lot of other games to add to that list. I'll just need some time to track down their release details etc. And I'll wait for this "Update" to come, to see which ones are missing.

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    Looks about right. Only thing is that the release date in the headline should be for the game's initial release. Following release dates aren't really necessary, but of course welcome (so throw out the 2004 date there and move the Japanese into the header)

    I'll see if I can move everything into the main list later tonight. Also, if the title hasn't been mentioned in this thread already or isn't in the 2nd post. Go ahead and write up an entry for it

    It probably wont be the greatest list in the world, but at least if we can smooch in some basic trivia for most of them and such, people should be able to look for stuff to play (+chances are, in a far off future, that we might do some minor coverage of certain titles...)

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    Thanks Carn, I've got more games as well however I'll wait until the list is updated to see if I've got any that aren't on there (or any information on ones lacking a little tidbit or two).

    In all honesty, I'm glad that there's a list as it does save a lot of time looking for some good horror games.

    (Just wondering, is it alright to list games that a few people wouldn't consider a horror game? Initially they aren't, however the themes shift from that sort of sickly, happy environment into darker, more psychological thriller/horror? As I have a couple of games that look like normal RPGs until you move along the game and the closer you get towards the end the more twisted, gory and overall - uncomfortable to continue playing).
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    Updated!

    Redid the top level entry for Umineko and Higurashi, Enetirnel.
    (Adding the general genre description to the top level + main developer/creator + release of the first game in the series)


    Think I might consider grouping other series too now

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    Thank you Carn!

    Grouping the others would make the list a bit easier to navigate instead of having to scroll past all of the RE and SH games... >_>;

    Overall, it's looking good.

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    Trying something here now:

    Let's try to put
    Spoiler:


    [edit]
    Works. Guess I'll try that for starting letters -> series in the next update
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    Call Of Cthulu on X-Box (link is the PC version), just haven't played it yet. The word is that it's very scary though.

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    *cough* post #3 *cough*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stu View Post
    Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth - Survival Horror, First-person adventure - 24/OCT/2005 - Headfirst Productions/Bethesda Softworks, 2K Games - X-Box, Microsoft Windows
    - A lovecraftian horror game.
    - Essentially an adaption of The Shadow Over Innsmouth by H. P. Lovecraft.-
    - Two sequels were to follow it, however they were never produced.
    - First unreleased sequel was "Call of Cthulhu: Beyond the Mountains of Madness".
    - Second was, "Call of Cthulhu: Destiny's End".
    FIXED. There you go Carn.
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    Ahah. You're the champ of this.

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    First of all - GREAT THREAD.
    Has turned me onto a couple of games I need to pick up.

    Permit me to make one small correction:
    Clock Tower Ghost Head - Survival Horror - 31/OCT/1999 - Human Entertainment - PSX
    -Released in Europe as "Clock Tower: The Struggle Within"
    ^This game was (unfortunately) never released in Europe or any other PAL territory.

    Looking at my shelves, I can see a few games that I think fit the bill.
    You may or may not agree, but here goes:

    D - Adventure Horror - ??/???/1995 - WARP - 3DO,SAT,PS1,PC

    ...and I guess D2 (Dreamcast?) for that matter, though I don't own that one.

    Ghost Vibration - Action Horror - 04/JUL/2002 - Artoon - PS1
    - No US Release
    - Released in Japan
    - European release cancelled
    - Released in Australia and New Zealand!
    - First-person ghostbustin' in a mansion.

    Soul of the Samurai - Action Horror - 31/AUG/1999 - Konami - PS1
    - Released in Europe as "Ronin Blade"
    - Bloody zombie slaying in feudal Japan

    ^I wouldn't necessarily consider the Onimusha games to be in the horror genre, but I firmly believe this game IS a samurai survival horror.

    The Note - Adventure Horror - 17/JAN/1997 - Sunsoft - PS1
    - Released in Japan and Europe
    - Occult journalist visits haunted mansion searching for lost travellers
    - Puzzles involving manipulation of light and dark

    Vampire Hunter D - Survival Horror - 09/DEC/1999 - Jaleco - PS1
    - Based on the anime of the same name
    - Slay monsters in Castle of Hell to rescue girl


    I'm tempted to suggest the Twilight Syndrome games too (incl. Moonlight Syndrome), but they're not really horror in the traditional sense. They could be classed in the psychological horror genre, but perhaps that's a stretch.

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    Echo Night - First Person Survival Horror - 13/AUG/1998 - From Software - PS1
    - Released only in Japan and America.

    Echo Night 2 - First Person Survival Horror - 05/AUG/1999 - From Software - PS1
    - Released only in Japan.

    Nebula: Echo Night - First Person Survival Horror - 22/JAN/2004 - From Software - PS2
    - International name is "Echo Night: Beyond"
    - Considered the best in the series.

    Here are some unknown games.
    The dates are the original release dates in Japan.
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