There’s never been a better time for horror games. As video game tools have evolved, creators have been able to concentrate more on creating robust worlds with compelling narratives and less on figuring out how to make a camera work in 3D space. This is true for video games at large, but with horror, where atmosphere is uniquely important, it’s really been a boon. While we’re waiting for games like AGONY to get released, there’s still some high quality stuff out in the horror space that you can play right now, Let’s take a look at some of them.

After almost 22 years what else does RESIDENT EVIL have to offer? As it turns out, quite a bit. Capcom reinvents the staling RESIDENT EVIL formula by shifting the perspective and grounding its story better than previous outings. With a refocused effort to once again scare the player, RESIDENT EVIL 7 isn’t afraid to get grizzly and morbid. Dig a bit deeper though, and you can see the tree still has its roots. The longer RE7 went on, the thinner its ideas became but what we’re left with is still a fantastic new direction for the juggernaut franchise.

Available for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC

The follow up to the criminally underplayed LIMBO, INSIDE once again gives you control of a boy on a mysterious journey. The world of INSIDE is engrossing. The subtle violence on display always manages to get a gasp or two from onlookers. But one of the most impressive aspect of INSIDE is the unbelievable job it does showing the player its mechanics without ever uttering a word. It leaves the player alone to enjoy the disturbing world INSIDE creates. The weird alternate ending that most people got turned some gamers off but don’t let that stop you from experiencing this bizarre and creepy little game.

Available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC,  iOS and a Switch version if coming soon

For all the hype THE EVIL WITHIN got as a new survival horror game from the twisted mind of Shinji Mikami, THE EVIL WITHIN 2 is what legitimized the franchise as a space to pay attention to for horror fans. Where as the first game had lots good ideas it didn’t know where to put them. The sequel shows us that their execution has evolved and it’s not afraid to get extreme.

Available for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC

The game that never was, while we never got a full release, P.T. is still the standard of which the new generation of horror games are tested. Being stuck in creepy house is getting overdone now because of P.T. Unfortunately the teaser’s been discontinued and you can’t redownload it from the Playstation Store if you’ve deleted it off your hard drive. So if you have it, remember; DON’T DELETE IT, but if you did, you aren’t totally out of luck. There is still a way to get it back if look in the right places.

Available for Playstation 4

OUTLAST 2 was a fine game. But for some it didn’t stick. Not like the original OUTLAST did, at least. The first game still manages to get my blood pressure up. The exhilaration of being hunted inside Mount Massive Asylum is a feeling few games have been able to match to this day. Developer Red Barrels knows it’s horror tropes and manages to press all the right buttons.

Available for Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC, macOS, and a Switch version is coming soon

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