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Good Cosmic Horror Games?:

 1 KSPAM, Sat, 29th Jan '11 10:32:00 PM from running in the 90s Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
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Does anyone know any recent games with heavy Cosmic Horror Story influences? It should have good atmosphere and manageable gameplay. Beyond that, surprise me. I've been wanting something different for a while now.
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Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem.

Neither Resident Evil nor Silent Hill have anything on that.

Dead Space is a mix of this, zombie movies, and the Alien films.
 
 3 KSPAM, Sat, 29th Jan '11 10:41:09 PM from running in the 90s Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
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I have a Wii to play it but I haven't had much luck finding a copy of Sanity's Requiem in most used game stores around town. Dead Space sounds like it may be worth a look, especially with the sequel being released and all.

Also, can an admin or somebody fix my horrific typo? Stupid iPod touch screen... *grumbles*
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There's also Dead Space: Extraction for Wii, if you like lightgun shooters and can find it.

Also, play Eversion. Yes, really. I'm saying anything more than that.

edited 29th Jan '11 10:43:47 PM by Charlatan

 
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Dead Space is more focus on zombies/body horror.

The cosmic horror elements are there, but they're certainly not that prominent, especially at the beginning. Dead Space 2 has a bit more, but still is pretty light.

I'd go with Eternal Darkness..
Dude, zombies don't move like Necromorphs. Even fast zombies. Zombies aren't made from human tissue and bone broken apart and reassembled in fucked-up ways. And headshots don't kill Necromorphs.
 
 7 Spooky Mask, Sun, 30th Jan '11 12:28:30 AM from Corner in round room Relationship Status: Non-Canon
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^So? Resident Evil also has human sized lizards.
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...Good point.

Also, Resident Evil 2 has Birkin. 'nuff said.
 
 9 Schitzo, Sun, 30th Jan '11 12:35:35 AM from Akumajou Dracula Relationship Status: LA Woman, you're my woman
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The Penumbra trilogy of survival horror adventure games is heavily influenced by the Cthulhu stuff.

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edited 30th Jan '11 5:51:34 AM by fringeman

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 12 Noaqiyeum, Mon, 30th May '11 8:02:46 PM from out of the night from pole to pole Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
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I am reviving this topic to ask what the Cosmic Horror elements in Dead Space are.
We dance around in a ring and suppose,
But the Secret sits in the middle and knows.
- Robert Frost
 13 Apocali, Mon, 30th May '11 8:12:30 PM from The End of Time
Yep, My Brain Stopped
The Marker is pretty much cosmic horror tech. Only played the original game, so I don't know if 2 added in anything else.

edited 30th May '11 8:17:11 PM by Apocali

 14 Noelemahc, Mon, 30th May '11 11:11:36 PM from Moscow, Russia
It did, intensified the Cosmic Horror aspect by taking the Mind Screw further and essentially introducing more sides to the conflict in the form of the (marginally) misguided Unitologists, which, while worshipping the Marker and all it produces, are unaware of its full spectrum of functions and true purpose. Sort of like what the average cultist in The Unspeakable Vault (of Doom) does, I guess =) Turns some of what we were told in the first game right on its head. =)

edited 30th May '11 11:16:20 PM by Noelemahc

 15 thespacephantom, Tue, 31st May '11 1:55:52 PM from somewhere, beyond the sea
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Chzo Mythos. Though they're only Cosmic Horror near the end.
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