If you were to put together a list of current generation horror titles, what titles would you put on it? Difficult, right? There would certainly be some difficulty in listing them, however, we are going to give you a little help and show you 5 horror games that you need to play in this, and the next generation.
Below you can see the titles (indies or not) that, according to the newsroom, deserve your attention.
Home Sweet Home
The horror titles reached another level with the arrival of indie developers. Some titles like Outlast, for example, stopped being seen as indies and started to be recognized as great products.
Thinking about the line of indies titles, a good game of the genre that deserves your attention is Home Sweet Home. He tells the story of Tim, who enters a haunted university through a portal located inside his home. The title was developed by YGGDRAZIL GROUP and is based on Thai folklore.
As stated earlier, Tim is the main character and aims to find his missing wife, Jane. However, the task will not be easy. Remember the university mentioned earlier? Well then. As the player walks the corridors of the place, the ghost of a girl (who was apparently the victim of murder) chases the protagonist with a stylus. That’s what you read.
You get into the madness of Tim, who moves between the worlds in a very intuitive way. The construction of the sets and setting are incredible. In addition, the soundtrack also gives that super special touch to the gameplay. Just listen to the click of the stylus to panic.
Reading the title proposal he can look silly. However, from the moment you start exploring in this alternative world, you realize how bad prejudice is to yourself, that you can stop enjoying quality games.
Blair’s Witch is a classic 90s movie based on the legend of Burkitsville, Maryland, United States. Although it was a success at the time, nothing was developed for the world of electronic games, as was usual with productions of this size. However, that changed with the arrival of the current generation of consoles, which in 2019 received a game based on the terrible story.
The title tells the story of Ellis, a former soldier with psychological disorders who enters the Witch’s forest to look for a boy named Peter Shannon. Beside you is Bullet, a faithful companion dog that is always willing to help you discover the secrets behind this place.
As in several titles of the genre (such as Outlast and Resident Evil 7) , Blair Witch has a first-person camera system, which is essential to bring all that atmosphere of fear caused by the forest.
Even though it is not a game with a very long lifespan, Blair Witch delivers a very elaborate psychological terror by allowing the player to be part of all that crazy Ellis.
The Evil Within 2
The first The Evil Within was released for PlayStation 3 and later for PS4. His goal was to bring what Resident Evil has lost over the years: fear. Although he managed to achieve moments of panic, he ended up falling into the same pit in which the series of Jill, Chris and Leon had been trying to leave since RE5.
To improve the horror experience, Bethesda came up with the announcement of The Evil Within 2 at E3 2017, which left fans euphoric, since both its gameplay proposal and the story were superior to the previous version.
n a semi-open world, ex-detective Sebastian Castellanos joins his former partner, Juli Kidman, to find answers about the whereabouts of his daughter, who is said to be alive. But for that, the player will have to face a new version of STEM, a machine capable of uniting diverse minds in just one place.
In this new world, Sebastian needs to understand what happened to the minds of the people who were arrested there and also to his daughter, who occasionally appears on her radio asking for help.
The TEW 2 gameplay gave the player greater freedom. There is no need to follow a linear path to end the game, as it is now possible to enter alternative locations to complete sidequests and get new items. In addition, side missions allow the player to discover more details about the incident in STEM.
In addition to much more immersive and dynamic gameplay, Bethesda has brought terror back to the title. With several moments of fright and tension, the player is unlikely to pass through an area without thinking twice. There are several monsters to face, from the simplest to the most horrendous.
According to the website VG Chartz, The Evil Within 2 has sold 1 million copies (including all platforms) and can, without a doubt, join our list of 5 horror games that you need to play.
SOMA is a horror game that tells the story of Simon Jarret, a simple guy who works in a comic book store and is going through a critical moment in his life.
In the past, Simon ended up in an accident that took the life of his co-worker. In addition to the trauma and constant nightmares, as a result of what happened the protagonist was left with a sequel in the brain that prevents him from watching TV or going through moments of stress.
Without an apparent cure for his current condition, Simon discovers a doctor who can help him. However, during the process of analyzing his brain, something goes wrong and he finds himself in a world completely devastated and dominated by machines. Now it’s up to you to find out what that place is and how to get out of it.
The title of Frictional Games is much more complex than that, because one of its strongest points is precisely the story. However, it is not so difficult to understand as to be boring. Everything works like a puzzle, and the further you go, the more things make sense.
To complement the great story of SOMA, Frictional Games also managed to deliver more immersive and intuitive gameplay . Much better than seen in Amnesia versions for consoles, a title developed by the same studio.
Tension and fear chase you all the time as you journey through this crazy world, and it is very difficult to know what awaits you on the other side of the door. And maybe that’s what makes SOMA so good and scary: the unpredictable. This is a point that is lacking in some other titles of the genre, but that was inserted here with mastery.
SOMA may not be a well-known game and may not have received the attention it really deserves, but it should definitely be on our list of 5 horror games that you need to play.
Remothered: Tormented Fathers
Have you ever heard of a game in the Remothered series ? The second title of the trilogy will be released on October 13th, and if it interested you, keep an eye on Remothered: Tormented Fathers , one of the best games of its kind available in the PS4 library and that could not be missing from the list of 5 horror games that you need to play.
Remothered: Tormented Fathers tells the story of Rosemary Reed, a woman who in the 70s, goes to Dr. Richard Felton’s mansion in search of information about the treatment of the incurable disease from which she suffers. However, everything is just a pretext for his real intentions: to investigate the disappearance of Celeste, Felton’s daughter, who supposedly ran away from home and never came back.
After Rosemary’s true intentions are revealed, Mr. Felton and Gloria, his nurse, expel the scammer from the place. The alleged doctor then decides to invade the mansion in search of answers, but she did not expect that her attitude would lead her into a real nightmare.
Remothered: Tormented Fathers is the type of game that must be played in stealth mode . In the beginning, only one enemy hovers around the house, however, over time, others appear to turn Rosemary’s life into chaos.
Although there are some small bugs, they are not enough to take the shine out of this title. Fear and tension are the sensations expected from a game of the genre, and they end up standing out in the face of small defects.
If you know where you’re going, you can finish the game within two hours. It is a very short time, in fact, however, the investment is worth it, especially if there is any interest in getting the second title in the series.
Honorable mentions *: Outlast, Outlast 2, Prey, Amnesia Collection and SON
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