#1 Resident Evil-4
In Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition players are reacquainted with Leon S. Kennedy, Raccoon City Police Department’s idealistic rookie cop from Resident Evil 2. It has been six years since the destruction of Raccoon City and in that time, the U.S. government has been able to destroy the nefarious Umbrella Corporation. Fast forward to 2004 and players rejoin Leon, who is now a U.S. agent with a top-secret mission. He has been tasked to look into the abduction of the President’s daughter and his investigation has led him to a mysterious location in Europe. As Leon encounters unimaginable horrors, he must find out who or what is behind everything.
#2 Silent Hill 2
Silent Hill 2 by Konami for the PS2 is a 3D third-person survival-horror game that follows James Sunderland, whose life is shattered when his young wife Mary suffers a tragic death. Three years later, a mysterious letter arrives from Mary, beckoning him to return to their sanctuary of memories, the dark realm of Silent Hill. You must guide James through all-new environments and creepy new areas closed off in the original game. Real-time weather effects, fog, morphing, and shadows set the stage.
#3 Dead Space
Dead Space, a chilling sci-fi thriller for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC, takes place on a derelict mining ship where something has gone terribly wrong. Taking the role of space engineer Isaac Clarke (an homage to sci-fi authors Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke), you get to explore a derelict spaceship; manipulate objects with a handy tool that simulates telekinesis; jump from wall to ceiling in antigravity; and most likely, die a terrible, grotesque death within the jaws of a necromorph, the game’s abominable alien enemies. Necromorphs take a variety of two-, four-, and eight-legged forms, and simply pumping bullets into them isn’t a smart strategy — you’ll have to target weak spots, blasting off legs, arms, and pincers. DS is not for the faint of heart.