Oh, The Horror!
So long as you don't mind a smattering of blood on your screen, you've got plenty to scream about this fall. EA's Dead Space was a huge surprise for me. This trippy sci-fi thriller has shades of the films Event Horizon and Alien as you try to survive — and escape — a derelict spacecraft. No surprise, though, was Left 4 Dead. Every time I play Valve's Left 4 Dead, it's a completely different survival horror experience. Fighting floods of zombies with four friends online: Y'know, fun for the whole family. — Darren Gladstone