The survival horror game is the video game equivalent of the slasher movie. Both genres have been plagued by sequel after sequel that seem to do everything according to a formula and come off more as predictable than scary most of the time.

For video games, Capcom’s Resident Evil set the precedent of "horror" games that feature awkward controls, nonsensical puzzles, and generic monsters that all look the same. Konami’s Silent Hill 2 for the Playstation 2 does very little to break these annoying genre stereotypes.

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