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Looking for survival horror recommendations

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Arthandas, Mar 20, 2021.

  1. Terenty Arbiter

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    Play 2Dark.

    It was made by the guy behind the original Alone in the Dark and it kinda feels similar somehow, only much more fucked up and disturbing. In fact i'm surprised it wasn't outright banned for its subject matter.(ign and gamespot refused to review it lol)

    The gameplay is a mix of stealth, survival horror(limited resources), and a bit of puzzles. The levels are pretty cool and open ended. It kinda plays like a weird mix of Thief/hitman/alone in the dark

    Very old school too in its difficulty

     
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  2. Arthandas Arbiter

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    I wanted to but I've read it's full of bugs, highly unpolished and basically abandoned by the developer.
     
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  3. fork Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Not to mention the art style, lel.
     
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  4. Terenty Arbiter

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    Lies, i'm halfway through, so far it's been a smooth ride and if you are not a filthy casual you will get used to the systems in 10 mins
     
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  5. Arthandas Arbiter

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    The game was released on 10 Mar 2017 and the last update was on 19 April 2017. it was already dead one month after release.
    According to this interview the dev even admits it:
    https://steamcommunity.com/app/435100/discussions/0/1744483505468197373/#c2573193396561557532

    Not only the devs have zero respect for their playerbase by not fixing their product, they're also lying pieces of shit. The game was crowdfunded as a drm free release but ultimately they put denuvo in it which (not surprisingly) caused a small shitstorn. It was removed after the game was cracked but by then nobody gave a shit.
     
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  6. Arthandas Arbiter

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    Did any of you tried "Lost in Vivo"? Seems pretty interesting with strong Silent Hill vibes.
     
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  7. Terenty Arbiter

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    The game has 81% positive on steam(which at the very least suggests it's not a broken piece of shit). If you are so butthurt about the politics surrounding the game's release and whatnot then more power to you i guess.
     
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  8. Arthandas Arbiter

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    Yeah, and 54/68 (depending on the platform) on the metacritic since you care so much about numerical values.
    It can have 100/100 for all I care, doesn't change the fact it's buggy and unfinished and if you value your time you'll play something better.
     
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  9. Ash Arcane

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    For reference, I consider Darkwood the only worthy survival horror in well over a decade, Alien Isolation is indeed a pile o' shit (it has some gameplay, but it's laughable, barebones, disjointed and insulting of one's intelligence) ignore the occasional cucks here that eat up any old shit, that walking sims aren't even games and have no place among video gaming greats, and Silent Hill 2 is vastly overrated (partly because bad gameplay even by Silent Hill standards. A good story wins no points with me if the game or horror part is mediocre) though it is nowhere near as bad as modern shit. The REmake games are also overrated (though again, better than the modern average).

    1. System Shock 2 (Masterpiece)
    2. Resident Evil 1-3 (original PS versions in each instance)
    3. Darkwood (wow an actual worthy modern attempt. Of course it is indie :/)
    4. Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth (Ignore anyone says this game falls apart after the Innsmouth Escape. It is a flawed game overall but a fine entry nonetheless. Sum of its parts).
    5. Silent Hill (original and best, forget the rest).
    6. Parasite Eve 2 (the first is also great but not so much Survival Horror).
    7. Dead Space 1 & 2 + RE4 (More action horror like you say, but they're actually decent and almost qualify).
    8. Martian Gothic (I possibly give this game more praise than it deserves).
    9. Manhunt (if this qualifies. I think so just about).
    10. Cold Fear (it's enjoyable, but nothing spectacular).

    Also, Dying Light is indeed good but it isn't survival horror. More action Horror. But Darkwood aside Action horror is literally all you get if looking for something modern and good. Sorry.
     
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  10. HoboForEternity sunset tequila Patron

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    Cyrostasis. underrated masterpiece like pathologics (not as good) but still. you hafta sail the seven seas tho because the devs got screwed and the game is delisted on every store fronts
     
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  11. JDR13 Magister

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    I tried getting lost in your mom once. Speaking of survival-horror...
     
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  12. Wunderbar Arcane

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    it's pretty good. Doesn't have a resource management or interesting puzzles though, it's basically a first person shooter with some scary bits and a occasional inventive setpiece moments.
    Worth noting that Lost in Vivo doesn't have a cohesive narrative, the game is divided into thematic episodes (like a sewers, a metro station with ghosts, a lab with mutants, etc).
     
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  13. Sore Loser Learned

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    It's a pretty nice game, but don't expect survival, it is very easy. Not only monsters don't do much damage, but you also have regenerating health instead of health items, also there is too much ammo. The game still can be quite tense because of the art and sound design.
     
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  14. SumDrunkGuy Magister Shitposter

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    Wunderbar gets it.

    IMO, the Souls games are the closest remaining thing to true Survival Horror we have left. I think they fit the bill, even though they're not really horror. They have enough horror elements for me to consider them survival horror (I'm talking like imagery and atmosphere, creature designs, feeling of hopelessness, etc) so eat my shit if you disagree.

    And don't be shitting on Frictional Games. SOMA is a mustard piece of storytelling in the degenerate gaming medium.
     
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  15. Arthandas Arbiter

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    Yeah... no. It's a horror themed action rpg, nothing more, nothing less. It's not even close to survival horror because:
    1) The game is too combat/action heavy.
    2) There's no immediate story. As far as gameplay goes, you're just following enemy A -> enemy B - enemy C - enemy D - BOSS - repeat in next area
    3) You have infinite resources. Estus is infinite, souls are infinite, you can buy all the consumables you want.
    4) It's very easy to become really powerful and trivialize almost all enemies.
    5) It doesn't try to be scary.

    By this criteria Doom is a survival horror.
     
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  16. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    This thread reads like a cry for help. There's nothing we can do OP, you'll need to talk to professionals if you want help with your autism and personality disorders.
     
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  17. Terenty Arbiter

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    Frictional Games are talentless hacks stuck in the past as proved by their latest turd Amnesia Rebirth. Soma plays like a discount version of System Shock 2, with a cringe "deep" story and shitty amateur voice acting
     
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  18. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Corporations aren't people. Important staff from SOMA (e.g. the writer) left before working on Rebirth.
     
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  19. zwanzig_zwoelf Graverobber Foundation Developer

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    If you liked the original Alone in the Dark, you might be interested in Doctor Hauzer -- think Alone in the Dark in full 3D with switchable camera angles, facial animations, etc. It's also fairly short, so even if you end up not liking it, you'll still finish it in like an hour or so.
     
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