At the time of this writing, Resident Evil - a super-slick, realistically mapped, and ultra-violent Alone in the Dark - is at the top of the heap in cinematic 3-D adventure games. It's one of the best buys for the Playstation, and one of those rare games that's almost as entertaining to watch as it is to play.
The story: A police special tactics and rescue squad (S.T.A.R.S.) vanishes in a remote location recently plagued by bizarre disappearances and deaths. Its sister team lands to investigate and is quickly set upon by creatures who force them to run for "shelter" in - you guessed it - a Creepy Old Mansion. Sure, we've all seen this movie before... but this time, we get to play it. And like a movie, Resident Evil deserves, almost demands, to be experienced in the dark.