Sometimes a bit of nostalgia hits us, and you find yourself craving some old school ways of being. A quick way to scratch that itch is through old games. They have a nostalgic charm that takes us back to simpler times.
A good example is old casino games. People still love to play older online slots in the UK, especially those with 80s or 90s themes. To take you back in time for a moment, we’ll take a look at four horror games that have that old-school feeling.
Silent Hill 2001
For survival-themed game lovers, Silent Hill is the perfect choice. It was developed by Team Silent and published by Komani. Designed for PlayStation 2, it first appeared between September and November 2001.
This interesting game follows the story of a widower by the name of James Sunderland. He travels to the town of Silent Hill where he gets a letter from his wife, who is dead by the way, saying she awaits him there. The Xbox version that was released in December 2001 included a bonus scenario called “Born From a Wish”.
The first-person shooting game, BioShock, is set in 1960. When you play the game, you take on the role of the protagonist named Jack. He finds himself in the underwater utopia city of Rapture. However, the discovery of genetic material called ADAM, which gives superhuman powers, starts the city’s decline. Jack needs to find a way to escape by fighting the ADAM-obsessed masses. BioShock stands out as a game that incorporates thoughts and ideas by 20th-century utopian and dystopian thinkers such as George Orwell, Walt Disney and Ayn Rand.
Resident Evil 2002
This version of the survival horror game is a remake of the 1996 PlayStation game. The story begins in 1998, close to the fictional town of Raccoon City where a number of strange murders have been happening. You play the game as the S.T.A.R.S. agents Chris Redfield or Jill Valentine who arrive to investigate.
Gaming critics praised the great graphics of the time, and improved gameplay. It has also been described as being the best and scariest version of the Resident Evil series.
A Nightmare on Elm Street 1990
You can’t sleep when you know how good this Nightmare on Elm Street game is. You’ll play the role of a teen scouring Elm Street to collect the bones of serial killer Freddy Krueger and burn them. However, you need to fight off zombies and hostile animals to get them.
To stay close to the movie plot as possible, there’s a “Sleep Meter”, which shows how close you are to falling asleep. If you do sleep, the player characters enter a “dream world”, where they’re vulnerable to attacks from Freddy.
The games we mentioned above are just a few of many. Some other favourites include 1998’s Sanitarium, 1995’s I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream, and 1992’s Alone in the Dark. Many of these are still available to play online if you search for them.
There’s something very comforting about dusting off old games and playing them. It takes you back to another time, while having fun.