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20 years of horror that started in a Mansion

The original Resident Evil perfected the formula of what has become known as the survival horror game – a genre of gaming that relies on player survival through puzzles and deadly obstacles with heavy use of unsettling horror themes. These exact sentiments and mechanics are on full display in Resident Evil, and would continue to be the groundwork that horror games would be built up from for a long time after. The late nineties and early 2000’s were laden with horror-survival games that each got their ideas from the basis that Resident Evil laid down before them – be it Silent Hill, Clock Tower or Project Zero (Fatal Frame for US readers) to just name a few.

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