On Scary Games

Games That Go Bump in the Night on CG Online is a look at scary computer games, examining several examples of games that offer significant fright factor, including DOOM, Thief, System Shock 2, and more, capping off with a look at the upcoming Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth, featuring quotes from HeadFirst Productions' Simon Woodroffe and writer John Saul along the way. The article is accompanied by a complementary piece titled True Horror Stories that looks at horror games gone wrong, saying "a horror game that fails to be frightening is a bit like a comedy that fails to be funny," offering Phantasmagoria and Harvester as examples of horrible horror games.