They mostly game at night: The 10 rules of horror games


The police won’t help

Whether it’s an abandoned village in Europe or a sprawling metropolis in the foetid grip of a zombie apocalypse, local law enforcement agencies will fail completely at every level. Despite being numerous, well trained, blessed with local knowledge and tooled up to the nines, the local police department will collapse into anarchy and death when faced with anything more supernatural than a Magic 8-ball. The same goes for the army and any squads of mercenaries sent in to ‘clean up’.