For many evangelical Christians, battles against Demons and the Devil are believed to be very real. Ryan Smith recounts how playing videogames helped him conquer his fear of "real" demons.
Sympathy For The Devil
Videogames are rife with monstrous creatures which we, as players, either defeat or control. Bryan Lufkin posits that the emotions involved in these horrific manifestations taps into an ancient human desire.
Contemporary videogames like Doom 3 or the God of War series have some surprising similarities to medieval morality plays. Jeremiah Leif Johnson believes that such games should enter the discussion of games as art.
Many videogames use images and themes from the Christian mythology of heaven and hell. Matthew Gault goes to the source to find out exactly why game designers gravitate towards angels and demons.