It’s that time of year again folks – spooky time! And nothing is better than tucking in for a night of horror video games. Not sure where to start? Well, friend, you have come to the right place. I have 10 more horror video games that will have you on the edge of your seat. So, grab your favorite snacks, your safest blanket and get ready to dive in! If you don’t find your favorite on this list, be sure to check out Part One!
If you ever found yourself fully invested in those ghost hunting tv shows, then Phasmophobia is right up your alley. The four-person co-op game puts you into the shoes of a ghost hunter. Players will be investigating ghost sightings at houses, schools and even asylums. The goal is to get the ghost to interact with different equipment. The kicker is that the ghost can hear everything you say. Anger them too much? Chances are you will be joining them in the afterlife. Want to make it even more terrifying? Try it out in VR!
Remothered: Tormented Fathers
The disappearance of Celeste Felton has caused one of the greatest mysteries in video games. Remothered: Tormented Fathers follows Rosemary Reed’s quest for answers. When she arrives at Richard Felton’s home to question him about his missing daughter, she learns that there is so much more going on. After being run out of the mansion, Rosemary returns at night where she comes face to face with the horrors that lie within. Players will need to uncover the truth while avoiding Felton and the mysterious Red Nun. I spent my entire playthrough hoping I never had to run and hide from Felton and that was before the Red Nun even appeared!
Five Nights at Freddy’s
If there was an award for horror video games that you thought wouldn’t scare you but did, Five Nights at Freddy’s would take the cake. It nails such a simple concept. Sit down in front of a group of monitors and make sure the animatronics don’t move. What I didn’t expect was all of the jump scares that would come thanks to those creepy creatures. As the nights continue forward, the anxiety only gets worse! They move faster, your power doesn’t last as long and frankly, it’s just scarier! Ever wanted to frighten someone who doesn’t have the patience to play longer or more in-depth games? This is the one you want!
Rise of Insanity
I find that when it comes to indie horror video games, I either really love or really dislike them. Well, Rise of Insanity won over my heart. It puts players into the shoes of psychologist Dr. Stephen Dowell. He is working with a rather difficult patient who may or may not be the murderer of the doctor’s wife and son. But things are never what they appear. The puzzle and investigative nature of the game guides players down this tunnel of horror and mystery. Add in the heavy inspiration from horror greats like The Shining and The Exorcist and you have a night full of terror ahead of you.
Rise of Insanity is available on PC through Steam, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
Haunted houses are a great part of the Halloween season. Getting scared around every corner is definitely my cup of tea. So why not enjoy that in your horror video games? Visage has just what you need from the comfort of your own home. But of course, this haunted house has its own secrets. The more you explore the mansion, the more it starts to twist and change. By the time the story comes to a close, will you truly know what happened? Take a deep breath and prepare to form theories only to throw them out the window moments later.
Visage is available on PC through Steam, PS4 and Xbox One.
Song of Horror
Want to mix puzzles, quick-time events and horror? Then Song of Horror should be on your list. Players will explore places haunted by an entity known only as the Presence. What makes him scarier is that the developers have made him extremely smart. Too smart for his own good. While you’re spending time exploring and moving about the different locations, he remembers and adapts to your choices. If that wasn’t enough to frighten you, death is real. There are 13 playable characters throughout the five chapters. Once they meet their end though, they will never come back.
Song of Horror is available on PC through Steam, PS4 and Xbox One.
Ever wished you could atone for past mistakes? Well, Infliction shows us that sometimes that might not be possible. The interactive nightmare guides players through the dark secrets of a fractured home. It’s a Groundhog Day nightmare as the player relives parts of the journey while things change slightly each time. Players will need to uncover the secrets within the house to piece together what really happened. But of course, this isn’t a walk in the park. While you spend time making your way about this house, a terrifying monster is following your every move just waiting to claim their kill.
Infliction is available on PC through Steam, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
The Evil Within
Some of the scariest stories take place somewhere that’s supposed to be safe. Like a hospital or in The Evil Within‘s case, a psychiatric institution. I guess it would be a good time to mention that this place happens to be abandoned. Detective Sebastian Castellanos awakens after he watches his fellow officers mercilessly slaughtered by an unknown force only to find himself face-to-face with the mysterious monster. While exploring, there’s a new horror around every corner that will make you question just how much more you can take. And like any good horror game, the choices you make will alter the world around you.
Layers of Fear 2
If the original Layers of Fear was up your alley, the sequel Layers of Fear 2 is worth a playthrough. This one swaps an artist and his mansion with an actor and a ship. The story-driven psychological horror will have you questioning whether the events unfolding in front of you are real or just part of the act. The choice in location this time around adds to the unsettling horror. Between tight corners and crowded storage rooms, you never know what you’re going to find next. The development team at Bloober Team‘s really took everything horrifying from the first game and amplified it for the second.
Layers of Fear 2 is available on PC through Steam, PS4 and Xbox One.
Resident Evil 2 Remake
We are closing out this year’s list of horror video games with Resident Evil 2 Remake. It has everything from zombies, puzzles, jump-scares and a big scary monster that stalks you. What more could you ask for? Just as people are trying to escape Racoon City, Claire and Leon will be trying to force their way in. Are you ready to uncover the secrets behind Umbrella Corporation’s secret experiments? This spine-chilling remaster really brings the fear from the original with updated graphics, levels and a deeper narrative experience. I will never hear large footsteps without looking over my shoulder ever again.
Resident Evil 2 Remake is available on PC through Steam, PS4 and Xbox One.
Did you find a new horror video game to check out? Let us know your favorites in the comments below and on social media!
This article was originally published on 10/17/20
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