Hex Crank

Hex Crank

Hex Crank is a blog dedicated to any video game under the "Horror" genre. Kole Ross writes all of the posts. In his first post "Hex Crank, a statement, and a taxonomical mission.", he explains what the blog is for. "This is meant to be an ongoing exploration of why horror games are so effective, and a historical cataloguing of its successes and failures." The first blog post was on November 11th, 2013 and covered Haunted House. As of June 22nd, 2016, Hex Crank was relaunched with it's own website. When Kole live streams horror games, they are now part of "Hex Crank Live" and is a good way for him to cover the games out of order. With the re-launch, he also introduced video reviews, alongside the written format which carries over. The first game to get a video review was Alone in the Dark (1992).

List of Games Covered on Hex Crank

Game Date Posted
Haunted House November 11th, 2013
Ghost Manor November 18th, 2013
Personal Nightmare December 3rd, 2013
Friday the 13th (Hex Crank) January 1st, 2013
Sweet Home February 10th, 2014
Uninvited April 14th, 2014
Waxworks July 15th, 2014
Alone in the Dark (1992) July 22nd, 2016

List of Games Planned

  1. Alone in the Dark (PC, 1992)
  2. Alone in the Dark 2 (PC, Sep 25, 1994)
  3. System Shock (PC, Dec 23, 1994)
  4. Alone in the Dark 3 (PC, Mar 16, 1995)
  5. Clock Tower: The First Fear (SNES, Sep 14, 1995)
  6. D (PSX, 1996)
  7. Resident Evil (PSX, Mar 30, 1996)
  8. OverBlood PSX (May 22, 1997)
  9. Clock Tower (PSX, Oct 1, 1997)
  10. Resident Evil 2 (PSX, Jan 21, 1998)
  11. Sanitarium (PC, Apr 30, 1998)
  12. Parasite Eve (PSX, Sep 9, 1998)
  13. Silent Hill (PSX, Jan 31, 1999)
  14. Echo Night (PSX, Jul 31, 1999)
  15. System Shock 2 (PC, Aug 11, 1999)
  16. Dino Crisis (PSX, Aug 31, 1999)
  17. Blue Stinger (Dreamcast, Sep 9, 1999)
  18. Clock Tower 2: The Struggle Within (PSX, Oct 31, 1999)
  19. Nocturne (PC Oct 31, 1999)
  20. Resident Evil 3 Nemesis (PSX, Nov 11, 1999)
  21. Parasite Eve 2 (PSX, Jan 12, 2000)
  22. Fear Effect (PSX, Jan 31, 2000)
  23. Resident Evil Code Veronica (PS2, Feb 29, 2000)
  24. Galerians (PSX, Mar 29, 2000)
  25. D2 (Dreamcast, Aug 22, 2000)
  26. Resident Evil Gun Survivor (PSX, Aug 30, 2000)
  27. Dino Crisis 2 (PSX, Sep 29, 2000)
  28. Fear Effect 2 (PSX, Feb 21, 2001)
  29. Illbleed (Dreamcast Apr 25, 2001)
  30. Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare (PC, Jun 26, 2001)
  31. Extermination (PS2, Jul 23, 2001)
  32. Silent Hill 2 (PS2, Sep 24, 2001)
  33. Fatal Frame (PS2, Mar 4, 2002)
  34. REmake (GC, Apr 30, 2002)
  35. Eternal Darkness (GC, Jun 23, 2002)
  36. The Thing (PS2, Aug 21, 2002)
  37. Resident Evil Zero (GC Nov 12, 2002)
  38. Galerians: Ash (PS2, Feb 3, 2003)
  39. Clock Tower 3 (PS2, Mar 18, 2003)
  40. Silent Hill 3 (PS2, Aug 6, 2003)
  41. Chzo Mythos: 5 Days a Stranger (PC, Sep 29, 2003)
  42. Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly (PS2, Dec 10, 2003)
  43. Chzo Mythos: 7 Days a Skeptic (PC, Jul 27, 2004)
  44. Echo Night: Beyond (PS2, Jul 27, 2004)
  45. Ghost Hunter (PS2, Aug 17, 2004)
  46. Siren (PS2, Apr 20, 2004)
  47. Silent Hill 4 (PS2, Sep 7, 2004)
  48. Kuon (PS2 Dec 7, 2004)
  49. Resident Evil 4 (Wii, Jan 11, 2005)
  50. Cold Fear (PS2, Mar 15, 2005)
  51. ObsCure (PS2, Apr 6, 2005)
  52. Haunting Ground (PS2, May 10, 2005)
  53. Killer7 (GC, Jul 7, 2005)
  54. Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth (XBOX, Oct 24, 2005)
  55. Trapt (PS2, Nov 1, 2005)
  56. Fatal Frame III: The Tormented (PS2, Nov 8, 2005)
  57. Condemned: Criminal Origins (XB360, Nov 16, 2005)
  58. Scratches (PC, Mar 8, 2006)
  59. Chzo Mythos: Trilby’s Notes (PC, Jun 26, 2006)
  60. Rule of Rose (PS2, Sep 12, 2006)
  61. Chzo Mythos: 6 Days a Sacrifice (PC, Jan 25, 2007)
  62. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl (PC, Mar 20, 2007)
  63. Penumbra: Overture (MAC, Mar 30, 2007)
  64. Dementium: The Ward (DS, Oct 31, 2007)
  65. Silent Hill Origins (PS2, Nov 6, 2007)
  66. Resident Evil The Umbrella Chronicles (Wii, Nov 13, 2007)
  67. Penumbra: Black Plague (MAC, Feb 12, 2008)
  68. Condemned 2: Bloodshot (XB360, Mar 11, 2008)
  69. ObsCure II (PS2, Mar 25, 2008)
  70. Alone in the Dark (2008) (PS3, Jun 23, 2008)
  71. Siren: Blood Curse (PS3, Jul 24, 2008)
  72. Penumbra: Requiem (MAC, Aug 27, 2008)
  73. Silent Hill Homecoming (XB360, Sep 30, 2008)
  74. Dead Space (XB360, Oct 14, 2008)
  75. Theresia Dear Emile (DS, Oct 30, 2008)
  76. One Night (PC, Jan 2, 2009)
  77. Resident Evil 5 (XB360, Mar 5, 2009)
  78. Cryostasis (PC, Apr 24, 2009)
  79. One Night: The Beyond (PC, Jul 10, 2009)
  80. Cursed Mountain (Wii, Aug 25, 2009)
  81. Resident Evil The Darkside Chronicles (Wii, Nov 17, 2009)
  82. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat (PC, Feb 2, 2010)
  83. Deadly Premonition (XB360, Feb 17, 2010)
  84. Calling (Wii, Mar 9, 2010)
  85. Fragile Dreams (Wii, Mar 16, 2010)
  86. Metro 2033 (XB360, Mar 16, 2010)
  87. Hysteria Project (iOS, Apr 16, 2010)
  88. Dementium 2 (DS, May 5, 2010)
  89. Alan Wake + DLC (XB360, May 18, 2010)
  90. Amnesia: The Dark Descent (MAC, Sep 8, 2010)
  91. AMY (XB360, Jan 11, 2012)
  92. One Night: Full Circle (PC, Apr 10, 2011)
  93. Dead Space 2 (XB360, Jan 25, 2011)
  94. Hysteria Project 2 (iOS, Jan 27, 2011)
  95. The 3rd Birthday (PSP, Mar 29, 2011)
  96. One Night: Full Circle (PC, Apr 10, 2011)
  97. The Dark Meadow (iOS, Oct 6, 2011)
  98. Corpse Party (PSP, Nov 22, 2011)
  99. Afterfall Insanity: Extended (XBLA, Nov 25, 2011)
  100. Resident Evil Revelations (3DS, Feb 7, 2012)
  101. Silent Hill Downpour (XB360, Mar 13, 2012)
  102. I Am Alive (XBLA, Apr 3, 2012)
  103. Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir (3DS, Apr 13, 2012)
  104. Lone Survivor (MAC, Apr 23, 2012)
  105. Resident Evil 6 (XB360, Oct 2, 2012)
  106. ZombiU (WiiU, Nov 18, 2012)
  107. Miasmata (PC, Nov 28, 2012)

List of Games added on October 31st, 2013

  1. Afraid of Monsters (PC, Nov 7, 2007)
  2. Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs (PC, Sep 10, 2013)
  3. Anna (PC, July 16, 2013)
  4. Beyond: Two Souls (PS3, Oct 8, 2013)
  5. The Cat Lady (PC, Dec 12, 2012)
  6. Clive Barker’s Undying (PC, Feb 21, 2001)
  7. Cry of Fear (PC, Jul 7, 2013)
  8. Dark Seed (PC, 1992)
  9. Dark Seed II (PC, Nov 30, 1995)
  10. Don’t Starve (PC, Apr 23, 2013)
  11. Downfall (PC, 2009)
  12. Enemy Zero (Saturn, Oct 31, 1997)
  13. Forbidden Siren 2 (PS2, Feb 9, 2006)
  14. I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream (PC, Oct 31, 1995
  15. Limbo (PC, July 21, 2011)
  16. Outlast (PC, Sep 4, 2013)
  17. Pathologic (PC, Jun, 9, 2005)
  18. Phantasmagoria (PC, July 31, 1995)
  19. Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh (PC, Nov 30, 1996)
  20. Realms of the Haunting (PC, Dec 31, 1996)
  21. Saw (Xbox 360, Oct 6, 2009)
  22. Saw II: Flesh and Blood (Xbox 360, Oct 19, 2010)
  23. Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened (PC, Nov 24, 2006)
  24. Sir, You Are Being Hunted (PC, Aug 19, 2013)
  25. Stalker: Clear Sky (PC, Sep 5, 2008)
  26. Vapour (PC, Aug 2, 2013)
  27. Yume Nikki (PC, 2004)
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