Left 4 Dead 2 Review

Left 4 Dead 2 is a 2009 survival horror first-person shooter video game developed and published by Valve Corporation, and released for Microsoft Windows, Linux, OS X, and Xbox 360.  Serving as the second installment in the Left 4 Dead series, the game follows four Survivors trying to survival in world ravaged by the Infected. Positives: Great sound design Great modes Great game engine Good graphics Fun multiplayer Challenging gameplay Negatives: Lackluster story Lackluster characters Lacks cinematics Highly repetitive gameplay Campaign:  The campaign can be played single-player (played offline with…

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Left 4 Dead Review

Left 4 Dead is a 2008 survival horror first-person shooter video game, developed by Valve South, published by Valve Corporation, and released for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, and OS X.  Set as the first installment of the Left 4 Dead game series, the game is set during the aftermath of an apocalyptic pandemic, the game follows four “Survivors” who struggle to survive against hordes of infected. Positives: Great gameplay Fun multiplayer modes Great music/sound design Good graphics Awesome multiplayer Awesome game engine Negatives: Lackluster story Lacks unlockable/hidden content Lackluster characters…

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F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Review

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin is a 2009 first-person shooter survival horror video game developed by Monolith Productions and published by Warner Bros. Games, released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. Serving as the second installment in the F.E.A.R. series and the game’s story revolves around Sgt. Michael ​Becket who’s mission quickly turns into a fight for survival against the wrath of Alma Wade. Positives: Good graphics Great music Interesting characters Fast paced combat More diverse enemies Maintains suspenseful atmosphere Awesome antagonists A lot of replayability Fun multiplayer Challenging…

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F.E.A.R. First Encounter Assault Recon Review

F.E.A.R. First Encounter Assault Recon is a 2005 survival horror first-person shooter video game developed by Monolith Productions and published by Sierra Entertainment and Vivendi Games, released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Microsoft Windows. Serving as the first installment in the F.E.A.R. series and the game’s story revolves around a special forces team called F.E.A.R. called to contain supernatural menace in the form of a little girl name Alma Wade. Positives: Great combat Maintains good suspense Awesome lighting Interesting story Awesome antagonists Good graphics Terrific score Extensive campaign…

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The Umbrella Conspiracy (Resident Evil #1) Review

The Umbrella Conspiracy (Resident Evil #1) is a 1998 science fiction survival horror novel written by S. D. Perry and published by Pocket Books.  Serving as a novelization of the video game Resident Evil the story follows members of Alpha S.T.A.R.S. (Special Tactics And Rescue Squad) team in Raccoon City, whose search for Bravo Team leads them to the Spencer estate where they find horrors that defy imagination. Positives: Good characters Maintains tense atmosphere Interesting plot Great antagonist Writing is descriptive Negatives: n/a Plot:  The Umbrella Conspiracy follows members of…

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Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Review

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is a 2015 episodic survival horror video game developed and published by Capcom, released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Serving as the tenth major installment in the Resident Evil franchise, and the story follows Claire Redfield and Moira Burton, Barry Burton’s daughter, who are kidnapped and brought to a mysterious island filled with monstrosities and run by the mysterious Overseer. Positives: Good graphics Interesting story Extensive campaign Fun cooperative gameplay Suspenseful music Great main characters…

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Resident Evil: Revelations Review

Resident Evil: Revelations is a 2012 survival horror video game developed and published by Capcom, released for the Nintendo 3DS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.  Set between the events of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5, the story of the game follows series protagonists Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield as they try to stop a bioterrorist organization from infecting the Earth’s oceans with a virus. Positives: Good graphics Good voice performances Creepy music Interesting story Lengthy campaign Great gameplay Challenging gameplay Raid Mode is awesome Negatives:…

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Metro: Last Light Review

Metro: Last Light is a 2013 post-apocalyptic first-person stealth survival horror video game developed by 4A Games, published by Deep Silver, and released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, OS X, Linux, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.  Sequel to the 2010 Metro 2033, the story follows Artyom, a Ranger living in Moscow’s metro system after a destructive nuclear war, tasked with finding the mysterious Dark Ones while fighting different factions and mutated monsters. Positives: Fast paced combat Great graphics Good voice performances Great score Suspenseful atmosphere Dark tone Great gameplay…

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47 Meters Down Review

47 Meters Down is a 2017 survival horror film directed by Johannes Roberts (Forest of the Damned), starring Mandy Moore (Tangled), Claire Holt (The Vampire Diaries), Chris J. Johnson (Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia), Yani Gellman (Jason X), Santiago A. Segura (Pretty Little Liars) and Matthew Modine (Stranger Things).  The film follows sisters Lisa and Kate who, while cage diving in Mexico, are stranded on seafloor after the wire holding the cage snaps as their air supplies dwindle. Positives: Good characters Great leads Good special effects Good score Good story Good direction Negatives: Lackluster characters Lackluster ending…

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Code: Veronica (Resident Evil #6) Review

Code: Veronica (Resident Evil #6) is a 2001 horror novel written by S. D. Perry, published by Pocket Books.  Serving as the sixth installment in the Resident Evil book series as well as the novelization of Code: Veronica, the story follows Claire Redfield who searches for her brother Chris, who gets kidnapped and sent to Rockfort Island, where a mad scientist has unleashed the T-virus. Positives: Good characters Good writing Good suspense Interesting antagonist Good pacing Negatives: Flat antagonists Typical Resident Evil formula Plot: While trying to find her brother,…

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