Horror games have become a staple for the video game industry. And classic video games and franchises like Doom, Resident Evil and Silent Hill have greatly contributed to the current stature of horror survival games. 2019 was the year when we were conferred with Hunt: Showdown, Resident Evil 2 Remake and Days Gone. And 2020 won’t be any different. However, as the release date of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X is crawling closer, we can expect more titles to be added to the horror game lineup, as well.
Without further ado, here are a few titles you should definitely give a try!
Sequel to Frictional Games’ Amnesia: The Dark Decent, Rebirth is expected to take survival horror to the next level. The game is greenlit for a PC and PS4 release with no official statement regarding its launch on the upcoming next-gen consoles. The official announcement trailer doesn’t give away a lot about Rebirth’s story but shows glimpses of its gameplay. Rebirth is designed to be a pure survival horror with hints of adventure and of course, the signature Amnesia jumpscares.
Little Nightmares 2
Developer Tarsier Studios and publisher Bandai Namco are bringing the Little Nightmares sequel to PC, Xbox One, PS4 and even Nintendo Switch. The game’s trailer is giving us whimsical yet eerie vibes all over. However, this time Six isn’t the sole protagonist. Mono is joining Six on an horror adventure all the way to the Signal Tower.
Dying Light 2
Although the release date of Dying Light 1 is still TBA, rumor has it Techland is likely to release the game in 2020. You must have stumbled upon Dying Light on Steam at some point. And if you haven’t gotten around playing the game then the time is now. The sequel to the zombie survival game is making its way to PS4, Xbox One and PC. No news regarding its PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X release is out yet.
The Walking Dead: Onslaught
VR games are aplenty but one simply cannot say no to a zombie VR game. After all, landing headshots on flesh-mongering zombies is truly satisfying on its own. Developer Survios’ Walking Dead: Onslaught will be making its way to PSVR and PC VR. Players can swish, clash and shoot zombies and can even assume the role of their favorite The Walking Dead characters.
Rainbow Six Quarantine
Video game studio behemoths like Capcom bestowed us with Resident Evil 3 and so did Naughty Dog with The Last of Us Part II. So how can Ubisoft let go of the limelight? Ubisoft had been brewing up a 3-player standalone co-op tactical shooter and it’s none other than a sequel to Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six franchise. The game’s storyline is in no way connected to Siege as it’s a standalone game.
The Medium will be making its way directly to the next-gen console, Xbox Series X. However, the game will also be available on PC for non-console players to enjoy. The Medium isn’t a sequel to any existing game. The game’s studio, Bloober Team, is however, renowned for horror games like Layers of Fear and Blair Witch. So we can expect The Medium to give off similar vibes as well.
If you’re a hardcore millennial gamer, you must have heard of the 1994 game, System Shock. Well, Nightdive Studios will be releasing a remake of the same game in 2020. The remake will be available on PC, Xbox One and PS4. System Shock’s release date was been tossed around here as it was initially greenlit for a launch in 2017. However, Nightdive Studios will be finally bringing the remake to us anytime soon.
Other games joining the video game industry include The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope, Once Upon A Time In Roswell, Visage, Unholy and Dead Static Drive. But the list is likely to increase so keep your eyes peeled! On a side note, some of the games like the standalone game Rainbow Six Quarantine is a co-op multiplayer game and it’s entirely dependent on a stable internet connection. If you’re a victim of packet loss, constant jitter and ping spikes, you can consider getting WOW Internet and you wouldn’t have to face any such dilemma ever again! So tell us, which game will you adding to your must-play list?