7 Survival Horror Games That Should Rise from the Dead
While they might just seem like primitive versions of modern horror titles, they’re not. There was an essence to 90s and early 2000s survival horror games that rarely exits today. Capcom recently rediscovered this essence with its remake of Resident Evil 2 and modernized 90s survival horror in the process.
Parasite Eve, and all of the franchises in this list, also posses that essence– they just need a quality remake to turn them from shambling, meandering zombies into polished, next-gen enjoyment.
In 1998, Parasite Eve was a departure from Squaresoft’s typical fare, and was the studio’s first M-rated title. Released in the midst of Final Fantasy 7 and 8, Parasite Eve brought players a real city (New York) and enemies that were realistically justified down to their very mitochondria.
While dealing with the point-blank threats of animals mutating into horrible abominations or loved ones spontaneously combusting, Parasite Eve (and its sequel) asked players to think about larger issues, too. The value of human life and our assumed spot at the top of the food chain being the main two.
Both gameplay and plot alike reveal how you have some agency in Parasite Eve 1 and 2, but really you’re just along for the somber yet gripping ride. It would be exciting to see Squaresoft’s survival horror foray further embellished with a quality reboot.