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"Stay Alive" - Stay Alive

“Stay Alive” – Stay Alive

In Stay Alive, your goal is simple. You need to stay alive. The catch is that the fictional horror game operates a bit like the Matrix. If you die in Stay Alive, you die in real life, often in a manner similar to your in-game avatar. That makes it the perfect choice for the kind of reckless, thrill-seeking teenagers who populate low-budget horror films, which is convenient because Stay Alive also happens to be the title and subject of a low-budget horror film starring Frankie Muniz.

Of course, Stay Alive would probably not be all that popular if it actively murdered its player base. For the purposes of this list, we’ll assume that it’s just a standard horror game with no supernatural carryover, and in that regard it looks like a damn good one. With an excellent meta hook, tense gameplay, and jump scares galore, Stay Alive would be a great addition to the survival horror renaissance ushered in with titles like Outlast, Resident Evil 7, and P.T.