Video games have always had their share of scares, but I'd say that recent years have seen the absolute pinnacle of horror gaming. There are many options with many different kinds of play styles, and it's great to see such games becoming more mainstream, rather than fringe releases. All that being said, there are some gimmicks that horror video games have had to use to get to the popularity they enjoy now. Since they don't need to be a novelty anymore, I think my favorite dreadful genre can skip these stereotypes.
Let's take a look at seven horror tropes that need to die.