These are the best game we have seen so far in the current year. Yes, we know there are some games that still are in development but we have played these one and they deserve to be on this list. Let’s begin:
Layers of Fear
The story revolves around a painter sometime in the 1900’s who has gone through some turmoil and come out the other side as an overly addicted mad painter looking to finish his masterpiece at any cost. Although it is not a horror title some avid fans of the genre will find particularly scary it does have a couple decent jumps and tells a story through an ever changing haunted house landscape as you collects “ingredients” for your painting.
DOOM 2016 has the gruesome monsters, hellish environments and some down right creepy moments when you are ripping the heads of your enemies. It may not be a true “horror” title where you are in an abandoned mental asylum and have just woke up without any memory of being there, loaded with only your trusty Camera Obscura (10 points who get the reference) but, DOOM 2016 is a great re-imagining of the original title with some scares to boot.
Dark Souls III
On top of monsters, Dark Souls III’s biggest scare is the fear of dying. Although it may be different from jump scares and typical horror, when you are low on health and flasks are dwindling with a no sign of the next campfire, anxiety and fear kicks in round every corner, hoping to not bump into some big dude with a giant sword.
Dying Light: The Following
Dying Light: The Following is a giant DLC pack for the original Dying Light game. Instead of the densely populated slums, you are moved to vast open farmlands that still teem with zombie (not)life.
With Halloween just around the corner, we are excited for some titles to be released later this year. So probably this list will be changing really soon.