A Meta example: the team at Frictional took voluntary pay cuts in order to finally push the project out the door, so if it hadn't done well, they would have closed shop. The success of the game saved their company and gave them global recognition.
Another meta example: the game being recognized as one of the only "true" survival horror games, with some going as far as calling it one of the scariest games ever made and one of the greatest horror games ever made.
Daniel survives numerous encounters with 3 different types of monsters and he's an archeologist with no combat skills whatsoever. What. So. Ever. Though it falls on your shoulders what happens to him in the end.
Even Mr. Face, of all things, has one. Seeing that monster destroy a thick barricade with a punch is epic.