So, in order to hold me over until The Evil Within comes out on the Xbox One, I decided to make a few awesome purchases in the category of survival-horror today. I went out to Gamestop and picked up both Condemned: Criminal Origins and Silent Hill HD Collection. I’m extremely excited to play both of these games, especially seeing as I’ve never played any of the games in the Silent Hill series. Condemned, on the other hand, is a story of its own.
There are a few things I’m very excited about regarding Silent Hill. First off, the HD collection includes both Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 3. I wouldn’t have even known about this awesome combo had it not been for Vitosal at Gamers Therapy, so thank you for informing me! He runs a great gaming blog, so you should definitely hop over there and check it out! Second, Triangle Head, as most of you know, is extremely iconic and will most likely scare the hell out of you whenever he appears. For that reason alone I am psyched to play both games in the collection. Finally, I’ve been craving a good scary game for some time now. Up until recently the scariest game I’ve played was probably F.E.A.R. 2, which was pretty intense, but I’ve known for a while that there are games like the Silent Hill HD Collection and Condemned that are better when it comes to making the player feel on edge. Now, on to Condemned.
Surprisingly, I purchased Condemned for no other reason than seeing the mannequin scene from the game on YouTube a few weeks a go. (If you don’t know what I’m talking about I’ve posted the video below.) I’ve heard good things about this game over the years and so I finally decided to pick it up today (and for an incredible price). Seeing as the game came out in 2005, it cost a mere $5 at Game Stop, which meant there was no way I was going to pass it up! I’ve already begun playing through the first 20 minutes or so of the game and I can tell that I’m in for a whole lot of scares and a multitude of moments where I’ll find myself on the edge of my seat. Aside from that, I’m looking forward to the detective side of the story. One of the main components of the game is using your detective equipment to find clues about the killer in the game, which can feel very creepy at times when you realize that you’re viewing the game through a small digital camera. I can’t be sure, but I can assume that I’ll be taking some pictures of some weird stuff throughout the game. Anyway, I’m very excited to play both of these games as I’ll be posting updates on each throughout my playthroughs. Stay tuned!
Also, I’m interested in acquiring more survival-horror games, so if you have any suggestions please leave them in the comments section!
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