I think this is a good place to ask as I may get a wider range of answers than strictly in the gaming forum.
I'm in the mood for PC horror game. I want something recent-ish with a more adventury feel than either an RE-type survival horror or an fps. I can work with either though. Looking for something more atmospheric than visceral, but again, I can work without it. If it can make me jump that's a plus, but not so much as to be annoying (such as just random noises loud and out of nowhere).
I've played quite a few, so here's the ones that I've already played.
-Penumbra series (the first part of the first game is the creepy I'm looking for, as it eventually got tediously tense running from enemies that I couldn't fight)
-Amnesia: Dark Descent (same as penumbra, but the good stuff lasted longer)
-STALKER series (liked the fps part, loved the atmosphere, although rarely actually made me jump or anything)
-Alone in the Dark (off GOG.com, played the first one. I wanted to like it but it was just too old I guess for me to enjoy it. But a similar setting or atmosphere would be a plus. Are the new one or The New Nightmare any good?)
-FEAR (basically like stalker, but less appealing)
Other games (non-PC) that may glean some knowledge of my interests
-Resident Evil series (good survival horror all around, got me hooked on the genre. Zombies always a plus)
-Silent Hill series (great setting and atmosphere)
-Dead Space series (great tension, but not really what I'm looking for right now)
-Dark Corners of the Earth (good, but too difficult for the time I played it, might try again sometime)
Some ideas I've had are the adventure style games from the Dark Fall series and Scratches. Both easily gotten online, so info on those would be good too. Also, a Lovecraftian setting is definetly a plus.
But I get the feeling I've played most worth a damn, so any thoughts are welcomed.
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