This is a golden age for horror games. During Sony’s June State of Play presentation, fans learned that two highly anticipated games would be coming out within a four-month window: resident Evil 4 And Callisto Protocol, Earlier in May, Electronic Arts announced that a remake of dead Space will also be issued in that window. All of them draw from the rich history of the game genre; There are two remakes, and Callisto Protocol Created by some of the original team behind the first dead Space, All three of these games are big-budget experiences that actually sound awesome, and it’s a great nod to a genre that hasn’t always received the attention and love — even as the incredible indie games keep pushing the genre. Huh.
Of these upcoming AAA horror games, Callisto Protocol The first is due with a release date in December 2022. From the trailer alone, the game looks like a gravity gun called Grip, with awesome environments and interesting weapons. Prisoner Jacob Lee is trapped in Moon’s prison, and is now locked in with a swarm of human-looking monsters called Biophages that bring dead SpaceNecromorphs to Mind. The game was originally planned to take place in pubg universe, but it has since been completely reworked as the original story.
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dead Space January 2023 comes soon after, and it looks like an enhanced and more detailed version of the original horror classic. Isaac Clarke is a ship systems engineer who responds to a distress signal aboard the USG Ishimura. Unfortunately, the ship is now full of dead people and murderous necromorphs, so Isaac needs to sever his limbs and reuse his industrial weapon to try to survive. The game is infamous for its scares, rounded out by some excellent sound and UI design. You see Isaac’s health bar through a tube on his back; When he’s injured, his bursting breath hits his helmet.
last of the bunch, resident Evil 4 The remake is planned for release on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X on March 24, 2023, and new VR content was also announced. We haven’t seen much of the game, but the original is considered a classic for a reason. Leon S. Kennedy, no longer a fresh-faced rookie, is on a rescue mission for the president’s daughter in a remote European village, but things quickly spiral out of control when he encounters murderous locals – and the plot. Which joins back with an old enemy.
The return of these classics is particularly exciting, given the way the Resident Evil and Dead Space franchises spiraled out of control in the early 2010s, slowly removing the horror elements that have made these games increasingly frantic and frantic. Made in favor of over-the-top action. Experience. By 2015, the Dead Space franchise fell into dormancy, and Resident Evil dialed things back in with 2017. resident evil 7 and its 2021 follow-up, Village, dead Space Getting a proper remake seems like a mea culpability and an acknowledgment – yes, people really love scary single-player campaigns. We’re a bunch of little freaks who love being hunted by gore-dripping monsters, not chasing down those monsters with machine guns. Even the old titles that were forgotten are making a comeback, as shown routineSurprise appearance at Summer Game Fest.
There’s something for everyone right now, even outside of single-player experiences. multiplayer horror game like the dreaded hunger either dead by daylight are also incredibly popular, and while they don’t have the same gravity and careful plot as single-player games, they are a fun way to experience the chills and adventures with friends. Even if you prefer the cheesy pulp that stands out alongside horror, The Dark Pictures anthology and mine Designed by Supermassive Games to take that itch off.
And if you’re tired of remakes or big budget titles, there’s a wealth of great indie horror games out there. Developers are creating short, memorable and innovative games like mirror layersWhich takes place in an apartment in which the PC is connected to other players giving hints, tips and useful tools. shaven There’s a Swiss expedition that goes terribly wrong with memorable hand-drawn visuals. nightlink Have the player take on the role of a courier going through an apartment, delivering mysterious recorded tapes to unknown residents.
If you’re not sure where to find these short titles, Horror Games Community Account on Twitter Marking such discoveries continuously. This account is meant to celebrate all things scary, from big major titles to mysterious little gems. The account will also post screenshots and concept art of older titles, encouraging fans to discuss their favorites. If big-budget remakes tire you, there’s a smorgasbord of little gems ranging from expression-manipulator games. Who is Leela? To silta game that looks like within But a thalassophobe’s nightmare.
Sometimes it’s good to be scared; There’s something so comforting about looking into the abyss in a controlled setting. Horror fans are in for a great year, but there’s also a lot of recent material that’s worth watching. If anything, the biggest problem horror fans have is that there just isn’t enough time for all of these great games. Unless you’re a fan of Silent Hill; In that case, please press F to honor it.