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LiamBull1996 Oct 28, 2013 @ 6:20pm
What Horror Game should i get?
Hey Guys i love halloween and i have 3 horror games that i want to buy. Slender: The Arrival, Silent Hill (PS1) and Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut. Which one should i get?
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{SyN}FenderBenter Oct 28, 2013 @ 9:08pm 
Well, I can't speak for Slender or Deadly Premonition.. but I can say that the first 3 Silent Hill games are probably my favorite survival horror series. If you choose to go with the Silent Hill series, just know that it IS more survival/psychological horror than action horror. Like, you'll want to run from most monsters to save on ammo because unless you are wandering around and accidentally find jackpot, you'll be low on it. Same goes for health items. It's no Resident Evil 5/6.

The second game is my favorite of the three. The first is good as well, but they took everything from that one and just made it even better in the second. The problem with the third one (in my opinion) is that they DO start to get more action-y at that point, and the game is needlessly hard even on easy.

If you like games for the story, I think you'll like Silent Hill. Because of it's psychological elements there are a lot of things you may not pick up on immediately, or even the first time you play. I recently replayed the first two with a friend (after having beat all three), and realized something very cool in the second game that was actually hinting at something that wasn't even going to happen until the third! Something like that usually takes a lot of planning.

A couple other things to keep in mind:

I'm going to use Resident Evil (the early ones) as a comparison, because they're both survival horror and were released around the same time. If you've played Resident Evil, I'm sure you're familiar with the pretty straight forward puzzles. In Silent Hill, the puzzles are a bit harder, and some of them include riddles. This shouldn't be a problem since the internet is pretty common now. :P But, if you do enjoy puzzles, it's a plus.

If you choose to play Silent Hill, save often and in different locations. (Unless you care about your score at the end, then don't save often.) You CAN take your time in the first two to look around the town. Sometimes there's areas/side quests that are never mentioned. I'm not too sure about the third.. I'm not as familiar with it, having only played it once.

Hope this helps some!
MattDementous  [developer] Oct 29, 2013 @ 10:14am 
Deadly Premonition is an easy recommendation for me, since it's so incredibly unique. I wouldn't call it scary...at all. But it is a good and memorable name, as long as you look past its many deep flaws. Silent Hill 1 is a fantastic game that you absolutely must play if you're looking to be scared this Halloween.
Causticicus Oct 29, 2013 @ 9:55pm 
DP is rather silly, tbh. But it's the fun kind of silly - not necessarily frightening, just ridiculous, especially with the Dreamcast graphics. To put it as simply as possible, without spoiling much, it's just... well, it's Japan. That should tell you everything you need to know.
Just don't expect great driving sequences.

ANY of the first four Silent Hill games are great for suspense/horror fans. Silent Hill 2 is generally regarded as the best of them for its empty, oppressive atmosphere, but they all have their ups and downs. Definitely at least try them, but have a guide handy, or you could get lost (they definitely run on adventure game logic at times).
I can't safely recommend the newer SH games, mostly because they were made differently, by different teams than the original SH series. Specifically, they were (mostly) made by Climax Studios, who aren't exactly well-known for quality titles - Downpour was probably the best of them, and that was made by Vatra Games.

Slender... eh. It's more about jump-scares than anything, and those only last so long. I wouldn't really recommend it unless short, jump-scare-filled games are your thing.

If you can find them, I'd recommend any of the Fatal Frame games, though they're for consoles only (1 & 2 on PS2/X-box, 3 on PS2, Project Zero 4/2 WiiMake on the Wii). Even the third one (which is widely considered the weakest of the three, four if you count the Japan-only Project Zero 4) has its moments of ♥♥♥♥-your-pants frightening. They were among the first "fighting/finding ghosts with a camera" games out there, and are still some of the scariest games I know of.
{SyN}FenderBenter Oct 30, 2013 @ 6:51am 
Originally posted by Pwny Express:
I'd recommend any of the Fatal Frame games, though they're for consoles only (1 & 2 on PS2/X-box, 3 on PS2, Project Zero 4/2 WiiMake on the Wii). Even the third one (which is widely considered the weakest of the three, four if you count the Japan-only Project Zero 4) has its moments of ♥♥♥♥-your-pants frightening. They were among the first "fighting/finding ghosts with a camera" games out there, and are still some of the scariest games I know of.

Just backing you up here: Fatal Frame is also a good series. I'm not sure if it's on the 360 store (I don't own one), but 1, 2, and 3 are on the PSN.

http://us.playstation.com/games/fatal-frame-ps3.html
http://us.playstation.com/games/fatal-frame-ii-crimson-butterfly-ps3.html
http://us.playstation.com/games/fatal-frame-iii-the-tormented-ps3.html
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