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Horror movies that would make great games


The Story of Riki-oh


Quick synopsis: Riki gets locked up for manslaughter after killing a man who caused the death of his girlfriend. Inside, he is picked on by vicious gangs and corrupt wardens. Being a lethal martial artist, he proceeds to f*** them up, one by one.

Why it would make a great game: Technically this isn’t a horror film (it’s a film version of a Japanese comic book) but the special effects used in the brutally comic fight sequences would suggest otherwise. If the makers of Mortal Kombat had any balls, this is the game they’d make – real men, fighting to the death, smashing big bloody chunks out of each other.

This is all well and good...

 

But add in some Fight Night realism and mix well with Riki-oh and…

 

 

Now that’s some fatality.


Night of the Living Dead

Quick synopsis: Once again, someone’s left hell unattended, and the gates spew forth a zombie mess. A bunch of survivors hole up in a house and try to stem the onslaught with fire and pitchforks. They all die, in black and white.

Why it would make a great game: Zombie mode was Call of Duty World at War's crowning achievement. That Modern Warfare 2 is categorically not incorporating the mode, means there's an opening for a full-on modern day zombie survival game that takes the best elements of Romero's classic (and archetypal) film and WaW's gameplay mechanic and extending it into a full-blown entrails-laden, suspense-filled tactical shooter.


WaW's zombie mode - technically the same as Night of the Living Dead...

...in that it involves significant 'battening down' of 'the hatches' - but we're thinking bigger.

Yes, we already have Left 4 Dead. Yes, we already have Dead Rising and Resident Evil. But we don't have a game that sets up the player in a real-world zombie apocalypse, forced to use their guile to survive.

Imagine having to navigate a huge map, finding a remote bolt-hole (probably in the woods) collecting supplies, ammunition and weapons and then defending your makeshift fortress from waves of unrelenting zombies. We don't really have to sell it to you, right? It would be amazing.

 

Above: Where we'd be hedging our bets
 

Next up: Eye gouging and clowns! 

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29 comments

  • soragod4 - October 30, 2009 10:55 a.m.

    sweet article i'd love a clown game and dare i say first?
  • GamerTagsSuck - October 30, 2009 10:56 a.m.

    Clowns are scary. And what was with the woman impailing her own eye on a piece of wood?
  • helix92 - October 30, 2009 11:46 a.m.

    Greatest quote ever... "DIE YOU F***ING CLOWNS!! YOU DESERVE NONE LESS THAN A BIG FOOTED, HANKY-HIDING-UP-YOUR-SLEEVE @$$ KICKING!!! HOW DARE YOU BRING HAPPINESS AND JOY TO CHILDREN ALL AROUND THE GLOBE??!! PURVEYORS OF HOPE AND ALL THAT IS GOOD IN MANKIND, DIE DIE DIE!!" Ahhh Deadpool, how we love your crazy antics...
  • infected123 - October 30, 2009 12:30 p.m.

    how about the scene in 28 days later were theirs an infected in the base and all the soldiers get eaten.
  • Seabread - October 30, 2009 2:16 p.m.

    Wanna buy a Scary Clown Game, Dave?
  • CARLINNIT - October 30, 2009 2:35 p.m.

    Any of the "video nasties" could make a good game!
  • DUNNI - October 30, 2009 3:18 p.m.

    Horror Films made into games would be quality like being able to play as a survivor and the murderer with different ending ect. Like as murderers seek around with out being seen. That wud be cool
  • airtoast - October 30, 2009 4:08 p.m.

    Anyone remember the Red Rum "Shining" mod for Duke Nukem 3D? At the time, it was one of the coolest mods around. Free roam through the Overlook hotel, the whole hedge maze, sound effects from the movie, the twins, old lady in the room, creepy things popping out all over... Anyone know an easy way to get that one to play again today?
  • Xplosive59 - October 30, 2009 4:32 p.m.

    @helix92 ah yes who doesnt love deadpool although they completly screwed his character in x men origins
  • Fluxnard - October 30, 2009 5:33 p.m.

    Wow, now that I think of it, The Shining as a game sounds like it could work.
  • theworldonfire - October 30, 2009 6:07 p.m.

    hahaha "Achievement Unlocked: Ocular Trauma"
  • UndyingReaver - October 30, 2009 7:01 p.m.

    most of these would be awesome...maybe make some XBLA game where it just uses scenes from scary films but you play them lol @ GamerTagsSuck: she was being pulled by a zombie towards the splinter..mmm Zombi 2
  • Link555 - October 30, 2009 7:58 p.m.

    the shining rules
  • jar-head - October 30, 2009 10:35 p.m.

    Fabio Frizzi Zombie song is pretty kick ass?
  • Hobojedi - October 31, 2009 2:27 a.m.

    Games Radar, you really should consider making games, lol.
  • Conman93 - October 31, 2009 3:36 p.m.

    Goog point with the shining. Could be the scariest game ever. Those twins creep me out
  • TheCatInTheHat - October 31, 2009 3:41 p.m.

    Penny Wise was the scariest of all those clowns.
  • morbiusdog - October 31, 2009 9:59 p.m.

    Qoute "Equally, no game designer has attempted to capture the repugnant grubbiness of 1970s exploitation cinema. Which is a missed opportunity in our view." I take this to mean that you didn't play House of the Dead:Overkill on the Wii then?
  • TheDude - October 31, 2009 11:57 p.m.

    "Look at this F***ing clown." lol.
  • EmmaXII - November 1, 2009 11:53 a.m.

    ID DEFINATLY PLAY THE SHINING GAME! I loved the movie!

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