The Survival Horror wiki last edited by Yummylee on 09/30/14 03:23AM View full history

Overview

Players are typically placed in dark, secluded environments with limited inventory space and scarce ammo in order to put them at a disadvantage and consequently, make them focus on survival. These games commonly incorporate puzzles as well as visceral action sequences. Another factor that is often used to provoke a response from players is jump scares, these are used not only to startle players, but to also keep them on their toes. Typical adversaries in these games include; zombies, aliens, insects (often spiders) and grotesque monsters.

There are generally two sub-genres of survival horror:

Notable Franchises

Some franchises have helped the survival horror genre in making a name for itself over the years. Here's a list of some of the most notable, in alphabetical order:

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