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Lockdown Survival Guide #5

Updated: Jun 8, 2020

In order to do our part during this most trying of times, We at NOWO have come together to help in the only way we know how - Gaming. We're putting together a daily list of games that we personally recommend you try whilst you remain indoors in the various types of isolation and social distancing we're all experiencing.

Going 18+ today. If you need not only a reason to stay indoors but to also keep yourself firmly under a blanket or behind a pillow, here you are;

Dead Space

Few games have had me so stressed from the first seconds of playable content as the space-based horror Dead Space. You are not a ripped hero with a thousand weapons in this game, you’re a normal technician who happens to find himself trapped on a ship with some hella spooky alien creatures and only various cutting and welding tools at your disposal. The game uses darkness and silence a lot to build up the tension and leaves you hitting every save point with an “I’m too freaked out to play on, okay one more, I’ll be brave” mentality.

Left 4 Dead 2

There's probably a chunk of people who'll see the title "horror" and think "no thanks, not for me!". For those I offer you Left 4 Dead 2 as you do not have to face the zombie apocalypse alone. As a squad of 4 get from A-B across several maps ranging from Shopping Malls, Forests and even a carnival (yes it gets turned on and yes, the hoard descends and yes...it includes clowns). Whilst strong on the action side it takes a will of steel not to get twitchy upon hearing the cries of a Witch as you navigate the terrain...

Blair Witch

If you’re familiar with the 1999 film this game is based on, you should know what to expect from this horror game. Set two years after the events of the film, former police officer Ellis Lynch and his dog Bullet join the search for a missing boy in the forest. Yes, that forest. This first-person survival game allows players to investigate the spooky woods, find items that lead to clues and solve puzzles. All with the help of Bullet the German Shepherd who leads you in the right direction and alerts you to any malevolent forces nearby. I was skeptical at first, but this game is genuinely quite scary!

What do you think of these recommendations and more importantly do you have your own? We'd love to hear about them so please let us know (@NerdOut_WordOut). Otherwise please make sure you STAY HOME & STAY SAFE!

Make sure you check back tomorrow for #5!


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