Some of the most unnerving video games are the ones that prey on primal fears. They Breathe, for example, with its suffocating underwater atmosphere, or Doki Doki Literature Club with the abyss gazing back at you. But for my money, one of the smartest and most relatable scares comes from tinyBuild’s viral hit Kill It With Fire, which is headed to mobile and consoles next month.
Many games feature villainous spiders, usually of the super-sized form. But Kill It With Fire goes one step better and makes its arachnid antics relatable. For those yet to experience the creepy-but-goofy title, Kill It With Fire deposits a spooky spider somewhere in an intricate environment, and tasks the player with tracking it down taking it down with an over-the-top range of weaponry, from bats and books, to chainsaws, handguns, weed-whackers, even a flamethrower.