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Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut review – A love letter to Silent Hill 2

When it comes to mourning the loss of genre games, survival horror often tops the list. It’s trendy to rant about the state of modern AAA gaming, of the demise of Resident Evil, and to treat indie developers as the saviour of gaming. The same names are trotted out each time. Amnesia, Outlast, DayZ. All three are excellent indie horror games that duly deserve the praise, but end up overshadowing the more inscrutable titles that sneak under the radar.

Lone Survivor deserves its place on the list. It’s a game that hasn’t made much of a dent in the gaming consciousness, but that’s not for lack of quality. As programmer, designer, writer and composer, Jasper Byrne is a true renaissance man, sculpting his vision out of pure, gut-wrenching horror.

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