What Parents Need to Know about Horror Games

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What Parents Need to Know about Horror Games

Published 19th January 2022

A free online safety guide on horror games.

Horror video games come in a such a variety that the genre can hard to define. The overlapping element is that these games are designed to scare or unsettle the player through gameplay, atmosphere, story, music, setting and 'jump scares'. The most common sub-genres are survival horror, action horror, psychological horror, jump-scare horror and reverse horror. These games originate from a range of developers, including smaller indie studios which release download-only titles (that is, they aren’t physically sold in shops) and therefore aren’t subject to age ratings.

In the guide, you'll find tips on a number of potential risks such as adult themes, psychological horror and violent content.

This is part of our gaming category.

Clare Godwin

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Clare Godwin

Experienced video game journalist, freelance writer and the owner and Editor-in-chief of Lunawolf Gaming.
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