Fatal Frame is a survival horror game (and franchise) that involves encounters with hostile spirits. The story of the inaugural Fatal Frame is focused on two siblings, Miku and Mafuyu Hinasaki, who have a special sensitivity that allows them to detect the paranormal. When Mafuyu goes missing during a visit to the eerie Himuro Mansion, Miku goes there to investigate. While there, she discovers a dark ritual. She must unravel the mystery of what's going on, and what happened in the past, while staving off dangerous ghosts. In order to survive these deadly encounters, the player must use the Camera Obscura, a magical camera that is able to contain the souls of restless spirits.
Fatal Frame keeps true to the roots of the survival horror genre, providing challenging gameplay that keeps you on your toes. Resources are scarce, and ghosts lie in wait around every corner as you explore the mansion and discover the dark secrets it holds.
Initially released in Japan on Dec. 13, 2001, Fatal Frame bore the original title of Zero. When it was brought to the U.S. on March 4, 2002, it was renamed to Fatal Frame as part of the localization process. When it hit Europe on Aug. 30, 2002, it released under the name Project Zero.