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A History Of Horror Video Games

Times are bright for the gaming phobophile. Or should that be 'dark'?

While the next-gen are in short supply of convincing shooters, action adventures and platformers, there's been a glut of wonderfully terrifying horror titles. The nightmares of last year's Alien: Isolation, The Evil Within and Outlast have now been joined by the likes of horror heavyweight Resident Evil: Revelations 2, with the macabre world of Bloodborne soon to welcome gamers to its terrors.

With an abundance of graphically-enhanced frights to celebrate, we've compiled a history of the grandest, grimmest horror titles to have ever kept us up at night. From survival classics to psychological nightmares, here's how the halls of video game horror were shaped.

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