I don't have to tell you we are currently living in a really bad and weird time. The world is heavy right now, to say the least. As a person who suffers from a pretty nasty anxiety disorder, I have not been doing all that well. There are people out there who are way more deserving of attention than me at this particular moment.) The thing about my anxiety, though, is it's fucking distracting.
Dead Space is coming back. EA revealed a teaser trailer for a remastered version of the original Dead Space, showing off a spooky interstellar environment and not much else. Motive Studios is developing the game, and it's heading to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and S, and PC. Here's how EA describes the new endeavor on YouTube: "The sci-fi survival horror classic Dead Space returns, completely rebuilt from the ground up by Motive Studios to offer a deeper and more immersive experience. Harnessing the power of the Frostbite game engine and next generation consoles, this remake brings jaw-dropping visual fidelity and improvements to gameplay while staying true to the original."
Video games are the perfect medium for horror. They offer a unique sense of immersion, of being trapped within an interactive nightmare, and this has proven irresistible to players and developers since the industry began. Some have faded with time – you're unlikely to shiver with terror at the sight of 1987 Spectrum adventure Jack the Ripper, the first game to receive an 18 certificate thanks to its "gory" visuals. But many classic horror titles still leave us cowering helplessly behind our joypads. Here then are 13 unforgettably terrifying video game moments.