Even if it isn’t Halloween, there are plenty of games out there that are sure to frighten you year-round. Horror video games have been around for years and have been a hit amongst all types of players. Ranging from no-blood thrillers to blood infused massacres these horror games are sure to keep you pinned at the end of your seat, until you have to go check your pants of course. With the year ahead of us, it is time to check out the horror games to look out for in this year and with realistic graphics being at its all time high, these ones are sure to keep you satisfied...and terrified. We tried to keep the list limited to the smaller games that aren’t amazingly popular yet because other titles like Outlast 2, Resident Evil 7, and Friday the 13th: The Game are all well-known.
So, dim the lights, get under your covers, because these games might frighten you.
Starting off our list is a title with the name ‘Allison Road’ from the developer, Far From Home. Allison Road is a first-person survival horror game currently in development packed with some of the most realistic graphics to date. In the game you will take on the role of the unnamed protagonist who wakes up one day without any recollection of prior events. Over the course of five nights it is your objective to uncover the whereabouts of your family, unravel the mysteries of the house, and face off against Lily and other dark entities that are nested deep within its walls, while the clock is relentlessly ticking towards 3:00am. The release date is still unannounced but fans are eager for this title to release and after seeing the trailer below, you should be too.
We Happy Few
Next on the list is a game that allows players to step into a world where society has been controlled by taking away their emotions and morals. Developed by Compulsion Games, We Happy Few is a game of paranoia and survival in a drugged-out dystopian English city in 1964. Described as the tale of a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial, this game is a mind-boggler. Currently announced for Xbox One, Windows, Mac and Linux, yet no release date has been confirmed as of now. Checkout the trailer below to see how thrilling this game is to the eye.
P.A.M.E.L.A. is a video game being published by NVYVE Studios set to release in February 2017. This title is set in a fictional utopian city known as Eden and in this environment, mankind strived to become a nation of perfection but through this they had issues and something infected the entire city. Players awake from a deep sleep in Eden to only find that the world was invested by a bug that has disfigured most of the people causing them to act unpredictable and violent. Your objective is to figure out what has happened and gather resources to cure this infection and regain your city. You can checkout the trailer below to see more.
Developed by Ebb Software, this horror game is an atmospheric first-person horror adventure game set in a nightmarish universe of odd forms and somber tapestry. It is designed around the idea of “being thrown into the world”. Isolated and lost inside this dream-like world, you will explore different interconnected regions in a nonlinear fashion. The unsettling environment is a character itself and every location contains its own story, puzzles, and characters. The release date has not been announced yet but rumors point towards its release being in 2017.
Last on our list is a game developed by SadSquare Studio specifically for PC as of now. This game is set inside a huge house in which terrible things have happened. You’ll wander through the gloomy corridors, explore every dead room, and get lost in endless mazes, your head filling with memories of the dead families that once lived in this very home. This twisted environment, void of any life other than yours, will take you to places you wouldn’t even bear imagining. This game raised more than 300% of its Kickstarter goal of $35,000 and gained much attention from the horror game community. This game is set to release this March to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows. You can view the trailer below to see why this gained so much attention on Kickstarter.
And with that, comes the end of our list. Hopefully after viewing these games, you do not have to grab a different pair of pants and if you did then we are sorry but at least you know what horror games to look forward to this year.
Let us know in the comments below of which horror games you are looking forward to this year!