Stephen King’s The Dark Half Video Game Revisited – Horror Game Review

A new episode of the JoBlo Horror Originals video series Playing with Fear has just been released, and in this episode of the video game-themed show we’re looking at a game I didn’t even know existed until just now: a video game that was inspired by the Stephen King novel The Dark Half (buy it HERE) and released in 1992, coinciding with the release of George A. Romero’s The Dark Half film (get that HERE). To find out all about this game, check out the video embedded above.

According to Wikipedia, The Dark Half is a game in which

Thad Beaumont must stop his killer alter-ego George Stark. The game is a graphic adventure in which the user interface commands are displayed on the screen as keys on a typewriter, while the text appears on paper coming out of the typewriter. Thad may pick up items and the player’s graphic inventory can display over 35 items.

Episodes in the Playing with Fear series take  

a look at the most impactful, successful, and scariest video games throughout the history of the medium and deciding if they’re still worth playing today.

Playing with Fear is Written and Narrated by Andrew Hatfield, Edited by Tyler Nichols, Produced by John Fallon, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

Did you know there was a video game based on The Dark Half? Have you ever played it? Share your thoughts on them in the comments section below.

The previous episode of Playing with Fear can be seen below, along with a Best Horror Movie You Never Saw video we did on Romero’s The Dark Half. To see more, and to take a look at the other video series we have to offer, head over to the JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channel – and subscribe while you’re there!

Source: Arrow in the Head

About the Author

Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.