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Horror Games for the PS1 Anonymous 06/24/14(Tue)22:43 UTC+1 No.1713403 Report

Which ones are your favourites? I'm a big Dino Crisis fan and I also like the Resident Evil games (who doesn't though?). I also quite like Silent Hill and Martian Gothic had its moments. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqgTn8EBNUo
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Anonymous 06/24/14(Tue)22:49 UTC+1 No.1713421 Report

>hey guys our game has shitty gameplay
>ok let's ironically call it "survival" since you have to survive through the shit gameplay.
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NESfag 06/24/14(Tue)22:52 UTC+1 No.1713435 Report

Dino Crisis is the greatest AITD/RE style survival horror.

It pushes all the gameplay elements (whether it's survival or puzzles) to the maximum, while still remaining fair/tolerable (unlike say, a game like Enemy Zero which is also very extreme in its survival elements and just ends up frustrating because of it)

I have a HUGE soft spot for the first person PS1 survival horror.
I don't know exactly why, but it's something about how first person games on PS1 look which I absolutely love.
Echo Night, The Note, ....Iru!, etc
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Anonymous 06/24/14(Tue)22:53 UTC+1 No.1713436 Report

bump
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Anonymous 06/24/14(Tue)22:55 UTC+1 No.1713442 Report

>>1713435
I'll need to look up those first-person games. Thanks for your feedback! :)
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Anonymous 06/24/14(Tue)23:01 UTC+1 No.1713462 Report

Aw Damn OP did I accidentally take your other horror thread in exactly the opposite direction you were trying to go with it? Sorry, Bro. I can definitely throw out some PS1 horror games you might have otherwise overlooked too.
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Anonymous 06/24/14(Tue)23:03 UTC+1 No.1713465 Report

Parasite Eve 1, and to a lesser extent (fucking Resident Evil tank controls), PE2.
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Anonymous 06/24/14(Tue)23:03 UTC+1 No.1713467 Report

Mostly/Entirely Moon of course but if you're familiar with the structure of horror games you get to where you don't really need to understand the dialog or in-game text.
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Anonymous 06/24/14(Tue)23:06 UTC+1 No.1713471 Report

Actually I'll drop this one that IS in English before I go on too far.
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Anonymous 06/24/14(Tue)23:10 UTC+1 No.1713480 Report

This game is more a survival game without the horror but in a way the bleakness of being crash landing survivals stuck on a mountaintop with little to nothing is kind of horrible to me. It's also got english spoken dialog which is nice.
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NESfag 06/24/14(Tue)23:11 UTC+1 No.1713485 Report

>>1713467
You do need to know moonspeak to figure out the monster puzzle involving the pages you have to use in front of the monster.

Well, I did figure it out without mentionning moonspeak, but that was after around 5-6 hours of turning in round mindlessly and trying every item combinaison possible against the monster.

Plus the game is very text heavy. You can understand the big lines of the story without reading; but you'll get some things wrong. For example, there was that woman (a teacher) who I thought was 'evil' yet she was friendly. (I asked a friend to translate the game for me)

>>1713462
Devilman is pretty cool at least for the first chapter. Its take on survival horror gameplay is quite unique in the same that it's a lot like Silent Hill Shattered Memories (you can only run + push objects in front of the enemies), except it did it more than a decade before.

Too bad the 2nd chapter has clunky hit detection. Stops being survival horror at that point though.
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Anonymous 06/24/14(Tue)23:14 UTC+1 No.1713487 Report

Gonna post this even though you're more likely to play the PS2 version since it's in Englsh.

inb4 the PS2 version uses a different engine and 3rd person camera

inb4 if games like this are even really horror games
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Anonymous 06/24/14(Tue)23:17 UTC+1 No.1713498 Report

>>1713487
This one too!
Survival Horror? Fuck no. Horror? Definitely. Hell these games horrify me more consistently than traditional survival horror games do.
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Anonymous 06/24/14(Tue)23:24 UTC+1 No.1713523 Report

Does LSD Dream Emulator count?
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Anonymous 06/24/14(Tue)23:33 UTC+1 No.1713546 Report

I didn't play many Horror games -- or games, in general -- for PS1; but, Clock Tower: The Struggle Within managed to creep me out as a kid; and Nightmare Creatures is a pretty solid Horror-ish game.
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Anonymous 06/24/14(Tue)23:39 UTC+1 No.1713570 Report

Nightmare Creatures scared the piss out of me as a kid. I only ever played it on a demo disc but it was thrilling to overcome my fear and see how far I could get.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SLqbwDeJCo
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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)00:10 UTC+1 No.1713648 Report

>>1713570
Thanks for sharing. I had heard about Nightmare Creatures but never got around to playing it. I can see what you mean; it does look pretty creepy. I can see why it scared you as a kid.
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honk 06/25/14(Wed)00:27 UTC+1 No.1713681 Report

>>1713471
Oh cool, I LOVE Resident Evil 0!

My favorite has to be Silent Hill. It's a little rough around the edges, but still manages to be creepy. I love how the devs used the system's hardware restrictions to make the game even more spooky and it really is a bummer it got flak for being a RE clone when it came out.

Resident Evil + RE2 are also fabulous. Very cheesy, and exploring the area and not knowing what the fuck will be behind that door is great.

I picked up pic related some time ago, but haven't played it yet. Is it any good? I know it's a sequel to AitD, but it was only a couple of dollars and looked OK.
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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)00:30 UTC+1 No.1713683 Report

>>1713435
ALIEN RESURRECTION. It's like DooM 3 and Half-Life had a time paradoxial baby and it's awesome. The game tells you to play in the fucking dark and holy shit, the muzzle flashes, blood and lighting effects POP on the screen. My entire room flickers when entering a shittily lit corridor. Also, the game uses Fox's sound library to perfection. A true PS1 masterpiece in my opinion and one of the greatest film to game adaptions EVER.

Alien Trilogy is also great fun. It's a tense, slower paced DooM clone with an amazing soundtrack much like Die Hard Trilogy.
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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)00:51 UTC+1 No.1713724 Report

http://www.listal.com/list/ps1-horror
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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)02:13 UTC+1 No.1713909 Report

Galerians has a bit of a dry start but it's a very interesting game.
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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)02:16 UTC+1 No.1713918 Report

>>1713681
Alone in the Dark 2 and 3 are campy embarrassments that are more like cheesy action movies.

AitD 2 has you fighting goofy pirates and mafia members.
AitD3 at least had SOME atmosphere, but you fight skeleton cowboys and become a super cowboy by fighting your dark half.

They went full retard, it's why they rebooted Alone in the Dark with the excellent Dreamcast game, Alone in the Dark: A New Nightmare
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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)02:17 UTC+1 No.1713925 Report

>>1713683
If I recall correctly that was one of the first FPS games to use a dual analog setup.

There was a review of it that lambasted the game for its controls, which is fucking hilarious in retrospect. I wonder if that guy still reviews games and looks back on it in shame.
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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)02:21 UTC+1 No.1713937 Report

>>1713648
Yeah, it's definitely got a cool aesthetic. I love the sound effects too, they're burned into my memories of playing that demo.
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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)02:25 UTC+1 No.1713949 Report

>>1713435
Enemy roster blows in Dino Crisis which in my opinion is a big part of a survival horror game. Some of the puzzles were just down right stupid too.
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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)12:53 UTC+1 No.1714991 Report

>>1713918
A New Nightmare was also on PS1, is that version worth checking out?
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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)13:53 UTC+1 No.1715063 Report

>>1713487
Next time try to leave SOME clue as to what game you post an image of please.
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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)14:10 UTC+1 No.1715079 Report

>>1714991
No, that version is crap, way worse graphics, load times are atrocious.

Play the PC, PS2, or DC version. Also the Gameboy color port is a hilariously weird oddity worth playing if you're a fan of the Resident Evil GBC game.

>>1715063
The game is Baroque, an oddball action roguelike for several systems dating back to the Saturn. Most recently was the Wii and PS2 ports.
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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)14:41 UTC+1 No.1715107 Report

>>1715063
I'm assuming that people on 4chan know how to Internet at a competent level.
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)00:17 UTC+1 No.1716379 Report

>>1713403
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZKPyFojoBY
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)00:19 UTC+1 No.1716386 Report

Resident Evil 3 will probably always be my all time favorite survival horror game. God tier PC port for it as well.
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)00:24 UTC+1 No.1716408 Report

>>1713949
Yeah this. It does some things pretty good and others just meh. Especially the environments tend to be boring.

RE2 is the survival horror king imo.
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NESfag 06/26/14(Thu)01:35 UTC+1 No.1716594 Report

>>1715079
Have you played the PS2 version? It literaly is the PS1 version just put on a PS2 disck. The graphics are hardly any better and the load times almost just as bad (if not JUST as bad).

Really, DC and PC is the way to go.
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)05:08 UTC+1 No.1717056 Report

>>1715063
If you're using Chrome you can just Right-click -> Search Google for this Image.
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