There’s a ton of horror films to be on the look out for this year, but what about video games? They’re even trickier to lock down, considering game developing is no small feat.  Just look at Allison Road, a game that’s been through so many changes it could induce whiplash. While we know that the game is indeed still in the works, we have no idea when we can expect it. So what can we expect this year? We’ve got you covered:

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

There’s no question that this long-running series evolved into an action game series, but developer Capcom decided to revert back to the series’ roots for this highly anticipated sequel. Set four years after the previous game, this one sees you playing as Ethan, a character searching for his missing wife in a creepy mansion set in the Louisiana lowlands. This game also marks the return of the emphasis on puzzle solving and inventory management. This game also supports the PlayStation VR, though, VR or not, it looks as though we may need a change of pants handy when playing this one.

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

It’s pretty typical that horror game settings are hostile environments; creepy mansions, condemned buildings or villages, isolated space settings, and more. But Hell itself? That’s pretty unique. Beginning the game as a tortured soul with no memories of the past, players will get to wind their way through the depths of Hell with the ability to control people and lesser demons on their journey while trying to survive the extreme conditions. There’s one goal; escape from Hell. Of course, it’s not going to be so easy.

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

P.T. is no longer a thing, and the brilliant minds behind it have long moved on to something else, but luckily this spiritual successor is just around the corner. Set in the 1980s, this psychological horror game looks to get under the player’s skin as you slowly piece together the brutal history of the seemingly mundane house that you must explore in cyclical fashion. The developers aimed to make this as realistic and interactive as possible to achieve a deep seated level of fear, and everything we’ve seen so far looks absolutely terrifying.

Platforms: PC

A first person exploration game set on an abandoned Moon Base circa 1970 seems ripe for horror. Your job is to find the truth behind the disappearances of everyone on board. This game has been a long time coming from developers Lunar Software, and they bring very interesting concepts to the table. Notably, permanent death. As in, if you die, there’s no respawning and back to the beginning you go. Way to heighten the stakes, developers. The retro style of the abandoned Moon Base is creepy, and the mysterious circumstances looks to bring the dread. If successful, this game may port to the PS4 in the future.

Platforms: PC

A rare instance where a game looks to draw its horror from reality based situations. In this case, this stealth game sees the player sneaking around his neighbor’s house in hopes of discovering just what horrible things he’s hiding in his basement. That scenario is bound to create an immense amount of suspense, and developers tinyBuild have upped the ante by creating an advanced AI that learns from your actions. As in, that creepy neighbor is going to learn from you and respond accordingly, keeping you on your toes. This game is currently in Alpha testing, if you’re eager to test your survival skills now.

Platform: PC

You might recall, on a Gamecast episode of the podcast, a certain mention of a fleshy meat gun. That was in reference to the very H.R. Giger inspired madness known as Scorn, an open world horror game that won’t bother hand-holding its players. There will be no game prompts or tutorials, so paying close attention to the bizarre, unsettling environment will be crucial. Part one of this two part game is expected to release in the first half of 2017.

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

The demo for this highly anticipated sequel went live for the entire month of October, and those that tried it were so scared that it inspired Red Barrels Studio to launch a Kickstarter for companion diapers. That’s how scary this game is shaping up to be. This outing takes the player away from the insane asylum and into the Arizona desert, where corruption and palpable fear await. While there’s no set release date just yet, it’s expected to be released sometime this year. That’s ok, it gives us time to revisit the original.

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

By now, you should be well aware of this one. The game is still being worked on, but a recent encounter in beta testing left us salivating. There’s not much left to say about this one except you need it. As soon as it’s available, which will be sometime this year.

Platforms: PC

Created by The Deep End Games, comprising of a team of developers who brought us BioShock and Dead Space, this is a game that would be worthy of interested based on its creators alone. But it looks like, even if we didn’t know who was behind this, Perception is a really interesting concept that we can’t way to try. Players assume the role of Cassie, a blind woman that must navigate an abandoned estate by way of echolocation. Using a can to tap around, Cassie will be able to “see” her way through the estate. Too much sound, however, attracts unwanted attention from entities that inhabit the estate. Sound design is one of the most important components of horror, and this game dials that up to eleven.


Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

A first person adventure horror by indie developer Deadlocks Ltd., this game takes a serious approach to ghost hunting. Using actual paranormal investigative tools, the game takes players on investigative missions across the world, utilizing actual haunted locations to explore. The team behind this game partnered with several ghost tour agencies and ghost hunting groups to nail down the details behind these haunted locations, and the possibilities of future content is endless. This game will also be VR compatible, for extra fear points. It’s a really cool concept, and December can’t get here soon enough.

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