The Golden Age of survival horror games began in the mid-'90s and ran for about a decade. Despite their often rudimentary graphics and dodgy gameplay, series such as Resident Evil and Silent Hill explored B-movies and psychological horror in ways previously unfamiliar to gamers. Pick any "all-time best horror games" list, and chances are more than a few titles from this era will be cited. This may have been the Golden Age, but if current titles are any indication, we may be on the brink of another.
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The studio behind Friday the 13th recently revealed that the game has sold 1.8 million copies, even after connectivity issues, glitches, bugs, exploits and middling critical reviews. The fanbase still loves this teens-versus-Jason game, although they're becoming rapidly divided -- instead of fighting against and escaping from Jason, some players are joining in on his killing sprees.