There’s something special about space horror, blending our innate fear of the unknown—and there’s nothing more unknown than outer space—with an industrial sci-fi twist. Dead Space 3 and Aliens: Colonial Marines aren’t the only games bringing terror to the cosmos: the upcoming Routine seems to fill in the less combative gaps in the genre with good old-fashioned frights.
The most intriguing part about Routine, according to G4, is its completely atypical design that takes the HUD-less interface of Amnesia and runs with it, offering no health packs and no means of self-defense…only the terrible promise of permanent death. Also, there’s a uniquely retro vibe to the game, evidenced by the flying floppy diskettes in the trailer. God, did I just call floppy diskettes retro?