Top 5 Horrifying Horror Video Game Franchises

Eternal Darkness

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Eternal Darkness is an incredibly well-crafted horror game, it has a great story, great horror mechanics and also a mechanic is known as character sanity which if it drops too low will result in your character hallucinating and if it drops low enough it can make the player think that the game was erased. It is truly a psychological horror game! 

Dead Space

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Dead Space is a survival horror game created by Glen Schofield and developed by Visceral Games. The game takes place in outer space in the 26th century,  set in a world where humanity has expanded to distant worlds but at home on Earth there is a resource and ecological crises. Following an experiment went wrong (cliche right?) by secret government-backed scientists zombies known as  “Necromorphs” are created which are the main antagonists throughout the series. The game has had two motion pictures, a comic book series, and other spinoffs. However following disappointing sales by Dead Space 3, Electronics Arts canceled the development of Dead Space 4.

Left 4 Dead

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Left 4 Dead is a cooperative first-person zombie survival game, where the aim is to complete each mission and get to the safe place. The game is made up of four characters also known as the ‘Survivors'(in each game in the series so far). Despite being mission based the game was widely praised for replay value with countless of ways to complete each mission. The first game was released in 2008 with the second game in 2009 however no other titles in the franchise have been released so far. But it is still very likely that Valve may have another go at another game or license it to another developer.

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Silent Hill

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Silent Hill is another Japanese horror game developed and published by Konami. The first title in the series was released in 1999 with the last called Silent Hill: Book of Memories being released in 2012. A sequel beta was released in 2016 by Metal Gear Solid developer Hideo Kojima which received critical acclaim but was canceled after the Hideo Kojima left Konami. Despite this a sequel is likely to happen in the near future, after all it is one of the most successful video game franchises in history and definitely one of the most successful horror game franchise. 

Resident Evil

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Resident Evil is a Japanese horror game developed and published by Capcom, the first game in the franchise was released in 1996 with a new title or spinoff nearly every year. As of 2015 the game has sold over 61 million copies and has become Capcoms best selling game franchise. The game has had 4 official animated films and countless of official novels. It has also encouraged a whole sub-culture with an incredible merchandise range. In 2012 Complex ranked it 22nd in their list of best video game franchises and G4tv named it the most successful game franchise in gaming history.

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