Resident Evil is one of the most popular video game franchises. Since its debut in 1996, the saga has managed to position itself as one of the scariest.
Although it’s been closer to the action in recent years, there is a title that has gone back to its roots and is so intimidating that 1 in 10 players never make it past the first scene.
This is Resident Evil 7, a game released in 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Capcom’s works are one of the best sellers in the series with more than 10 million copies distributed worldwide.
Now, according to Millennium Center, there is a group of fans who have not made it past the first introductory level, which awards the “She’s Alive” trophy. In other words, they relinquished control of the PlayStation before controlling the protagonist for the first time.
As you’ll remember, in Resident Evil 7 we see an introductory video in which we discover central character Ethan Winters traveling to Louisiana to find his wife who disappeared years ago. The dreary atmosphere of the audiovisual material makes it clear that we are facing the title of pure horror.
Along the same lines, The reasons why players don’t finish can be varied; However, it’s not entirely unreasonable to think that the fear that was instilled in the beginning of Ethan Winters’ adventure in Resident Evil 7 succeeded in stopping more than one. Thus, the 9% who did not win the tournament translates to 1 in 10 players.
It should be noted that people who buy the game and never open it are not included in this statistic, because – as is well known – it is necessary for PlayStation that “players” start the game to record data on trophies.
On the other hand, the default Steam store has millions of video games, but one of the last to grab attention is Give Me If You Can, a horror game that invites its players to return the purchase price if they finish it in less. of two hours.
Its very name, refund me if you can, translates from English as “compensate me if you can”, referring to Steam’s option to return a video game and receive the money paid if we don’t exceed two hours of play.
Now, what is my refund if I can? We are in front of a horror genre video game that puts us in a giant maze consisting of more than 100 different paths. Obviously, the goal is to find a way out. And if we want our money back, we’ll have to escape in a couple of hours.
But not all. The video game developed by Sungame Studio presents a monster that haunts us at all times as we search for a way out. And to increase the pressure of players as well, the title has a stopwatch on the screen, with which we see the time we have left to reach two hours.
Lost in history, this video game is one of the most terrifying adventures you can imagine
Although the horror genre has one of the most popular catalogs in the video game industry, there are titles that stand out from the rest due to how terrifying they are. However, sometimes masterpieces can be forgotten without reaching the audience they deserve. This was the case of “Garage: Bad Dream Adventure”, a Japanese horror video game with one of the most terrifying stories out there.
Fortunately for Fearless fans, the game has recently made a comeback on Steam. “Garage: Bad Dream Adventure” was released in 1999 for PC and Mac, exclusively in Japan. However, it only managed to sell about 3,000 copies as its initial publisher, Toshiba-EMI, left the CD-game business shortly after release.
The garage was directed by Tomomi Yuki Sakuba, a follower of Surrealism, along with programmers Akiya Hayashi, Jingo Ito, and Hiroki Watanabe. The game isn’t based on jump scares or horror scenes, instead, it’s biomechanical, phallic, sexualized (albeit not at all sexy), rust-colored aesthetic that swallows you up in a nightmare. Which fits perfectly with its purpose, as the setting is presumably a straight excerpt from Sakuba’s nightmares.
However, Sakuba did not have the copyright to continue distributing it. After not having a new official dealer for years and almost disappearing from the market – although the original was hung around auction for nearly three thousand dollars – Hardcore Gaming 101 located the project and bought it for 600 euros. It was translated and re-released in 2021 for mobile on iOS and Android.
On the other hand, Garage: Bad Dream Adventure has just been re-released on Steam for PC. Tomomi Sakuba announced via Twitter that this version is the most complete to date and includes five save slots, art from the original game and free of censorship.