It’s that time of year again, when everything suddenly becomes spooky. The tree branches seem to grow extra fingers, the Halloween decorations go up, and the moon seems to glow with a sinister light. Of course, we’re also getting ready for Halloween and all the horrors that come along with it: ghosts, goblins, witches…and video games?
Yes! Though gamers may not be known for their love of horror movies or haunted houses (those things are scary!), there are tons of fantastic horror video games out there – from zombie-filled first person shooters to puzzle games with ghostly protagonists.
______Visage is a first-person horror game that takes place in a house. The game was released on May 18, 2018 for Microsoft Windows, MacOS and Linux.
The main character wakes up in what appears to be his own home, but it’s completely unfamiliar to him. He has no idea how he got there or why he’s trapped inside this house with no way out. As you explore the house and its various rooms looking for clues about where you are, the walls begin closing in around you as well as other mysterious phenomena occurring within your surroundings (such as being able to hear someone whispering “help” from behind one of the doors). It becomes clear after playing Visage for even just a short time that something isn’t right here—and judging by some of these reviews online–it may have something do with ghosts!
Evil Within 2
Evil Within 2 is another game in the series of horror games that was released in 2017. The first game was released in 2014, and it set the tone for a new kind of horror game: the psychological thriller. This game is based around Sebastian Castellanos, who works for the police force and has been trying to find his daughter since she disappeared years ago.
The gameplay is a first-person shooter where you can use stealth tactics or go head-on with enemies as you fight them off with guns and other weapons. It’s rated M for mature audiences due to its violent nature—but there are no blood splatters on screen, so if you’re looking for something less graphic than games like DOOM will be easier on your mind!
Hunt: Showdown is a multiplayer action game with survival horror elements. It is a four-player cooperative shooter game developed by Vostok Games and published by Crytek. It was released on Steam Early Access on 23 January, 2018 and was officially released on 18 November, 2018 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Hunt: Showdown is set in an open world environment which players can explore freely in third person or first person view. Players are split into two teams (red vs blue), each having four players in total; one player needs to be the team leader who controls the map overview whereas other three teammates fight enemies together as Hunters or Monsters respectively. As hunters you try to kill monsters while avoiding being killed yourself; if you are killed then your character will respawn after some time has passed but it costs you money so you have to decide whether it’s worth getting back into battle right away or not.
Amnesia is a survival horror video game developed by Frictional Games and published by Frictional Games, LLC. The game was initially released as an expansion pack for Amnesia: The Dark Descent, but later became its own title.
Amnesia was first announced on 7 September 2010 via the Frictional Games forum. It was released on 8 September 2010 for Microsoft Windows and OS X. A port for Linux operating systems was made available in May 2011, with some support from Frictional Games. An iOS version of Amnesia was released in December 2012, followed by an Android version in March 2014. Unlike other versions of this game, the iOS release does not contain any puzzles or inventory management; these have been replaced with touchscreen controls instead that allow players to interact with objects directly through touch gestures such as dragging or tapping them.
Alien: Isolation is a 2014 survival horror video game developed by Creative Assembly and published by Sega. The game is set in 2137, 15 years after the events of Alien and 42 years before Aliens. In the game, players control Ellen Ripley’s daughter Amanda who works alongside a robot named Call as they try to find out more about her mother’s disappearance at the space station Sevastopol.
The player controls Ripley in a first-person perspective that switches to third-person when using certain guns or other weapons. Players will also use motion trackers to keep an eye on enemy locations and objectives for the level, as well as audio logs which provide additional backstory information about the world in which they are playing or background details on characters that they encounter along their journey through it.
The Evil Within
The Evil Within is a survival horror game developed by Tango Gameworks and published by Bethesda Softworks in 2014. It was directed by Shinji Mikami and features graphics designed by Junji Tago.
The story follows Sebastian Castellanos, a detective who ends up in the town of Union, where he must fight against an evil force known as STEM. The game takes place fifteen years after its events, which were chronicled in a previous title called The Evil Within 2.
F.E.A.R. 3 is a third person shooter game with horror elements, developed by Monolith Productions and published by Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment. The story of the game revolves around Michael Becket who lost his wife Alma in a car accident in FEAR 2 and now has to face another paranormal situation at Point Man’s place where he is haunted by Alma’s ghost that wants revenge for her death. The gameplay features an arsenal of weapons such as shotguns, rifles and grenades along with new supernatural abilities like telekinesis which can be used to throw objects or enemies from afar at will. The game offers an exciting single player campaign as well as co-op multiplayer modes allowing you to blast away creatures from other dimensions with your friends online or offline!
Outlast 2 is a horror game that was released in 2017, and it’s a sequel to the original Outlast. It takes place in an Arizona asylum run by the Murkoff Corporation, who are experimenting on patients from their research program Project Walrider. You play as Blake Langermann, a journalist who arrives at the facility to investigate strange goings-on there. The game focuses heavily on exploration and stealth gameplay, with limited ammo available for weapons and only your wits to keep you alive when things get tough (as they most certainly will).
Alan Wake is a psychological thriller, third person action game that follows the story of Alan Wake and his wife Alice. The game takes place in Twin Peaks, Washington where you play as Alan Wake who goes on an adventure to find his wife that has been kidnapped by a dark figure named Mr. Scratch.
The gameplay is similar to other third-person shooters such as Gears of War or Uncharted with plenty of shooting sequences and some puzzle solving elements. The game has a large emphasis on story telling which makes it compelling to keep playing even if you don’t like shooting games or scary games in general because there’s so much more going on than just killing monsters with guns!
Alan’s narration plays a huge role in giving context to what’s happening around him but also setting up expectations for how things should be before subverting them later on when he finds out something different about what happened (such as being attacked by bears instead of wolves). This can be frustrating because it means if you’re trying your best not get lost then suddenly everything changes at once despite finishing both parts successfully – this was particularly noticeable when we finally got our car back only for Alan’s narration saying “but we still had no idea what we were really dealing with”.
Dead Space 2
Dead Space 2 is a survival horror video game, the sequel to Dead Space, and the second installment in the Dead Space franchise. It was published by Electronic Arts, developed by Visceral Games and released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2011.
Dead Space 2 is set approximately three years after its predecessor on Titan Station (constructed from the wreck of an Ishimura-type starship) where Isaac Clarke arrives seeking answers regarding what happened to him during a previous mining operation on Aegis VII. The player takes control of Isaac as he battles hordes of necromorphs that have infested the space station. The gameplay revolves around action-adventure elements similar to those found in other games within this genre combined with third-person shooter mechanics. A cover system allows players to avoid enemy attacks while they shoot at enemies, which can be done with either manual aiming or using an auto aim feature. Players can collect resources such as weapons schematics or ammunition throughout levels which are then used as currency when purchasing new items from vending machines located throughout each level’s environment; however these items will expire if not used within a certain amount of time.
Horror videogames can be great if you’re looking for something to get you filled with dread and terror.
Horror games are a genre that can be enjoyed by the whole family, even the most sensitive of children. There are so many different kinds of horror games you can play that it might become hard to choose which one to try out! Here are some of the top picks:
- Alone in the Dark
- Dead Space – If you want something scary and action-packed, this is your game! It combines sci-fi with horror elements for a truly chilling experience.
- Silent Hill 2 – If you prefer an interactive movie style experience with plenty of jump scares then this is your game! The graphics are great too so it feels like you’re really there with Alessa when she’s being tormented by monsters from her nightmares!
So there you go, from first person shooters that are more action-packed and less scary, to ones that want you to hide in a corner and curl up into the fetal position, these games have been great for horror fans all over the world. Remember to check out the number one spot on this list if you’re looking for something truly terrifying