Survival Horror

Episode 124: Silent Hill 3

Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross ooze affection for Silent Hill 3.

A teenage girl is in trouble. The world is warping around her, and strange people are saying that she's destined to birth Paradise. That's the setup to Silent Hill 3, one of the scariest and most upsetting games in existence. The story has problems, but for atmosphere and dread it has almost no rival.

If you haven't played the original Silent Hill, don't worry: We go out of our way to provide all of the context you need to understand what's going on here. Enjoy!

Episode 99: Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross hide in a corner while Amnesia: The Dark Descent happens.

This game won our Spring Survival Horror poll, and for good reason. Frictional mastered the "first person, pursuit-based exploration horror" genre, and created a game that's so scary that a lot of people can't even play it. Listen in, especially if you're one of those people.


Episode 42: Resident Evil 2

Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross experience an outbreak of positive opionions toward Resident Evil 2.

Thousands have died, but don't worry... they're back again. Raccoon City is overrun with zombies and the ultimate bioweapon is on the loose. We join a biker girl and a rookie cop as they uncover a massive conspiracy, in what is one of the best games we've played for the show so far.

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Episode 37: Parasite Eve

Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross take a microscope to Parasite Eve.

Organelles have run amok on New York City! It's up to you to kill an actress who is possessed by your younger sister or an ancient woman from Africa or something! Squaresoft got really, really ambitious when they made this RPG/Survival Horror game. It was almost one of the best games we played, but it fell apart spectacularly toward the end. So it goes.

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Episode 15: Silent Hill 2