The only thing we have to fear… is game delays.” Franklin D. Roosevelt

2014 has been a pretty good year for horror games, but it doesn’t hold a candle to what is to come. For horror fans out there like myself, some absolutely terrifying games are on the horizon. With so many developers working on horror titles, there are many games that may get lost in the shuffle, but fear not! You’re friendly neighborhood glutton for terror is here with a list of 20 of the most exciting horror titles from every sub-genre coming to consoles and computers. Action-horror? Check! Survival-horror? Check! Psychological horror? Check! Cute, anime inspired horror? Umm… check? We’ve got it all! Now, go get a fresh pair of undies to keep handy just in case you need a quick change, and check out our Top 20 Upcoming Horror Games!

Be sure to share you’re most anticipated horror games in the comment sections below! ENJOY!!!

 

#20- Grave

Release Date: Q1 2015

Developer: Broken Window Studios

Platforms: Xbox One, Windows, Mac, Linux

Description: “Grave is an open-world, surrealist survival horror experience set in a constantly changing reality.” Tristan Parrish Moore

#19- White Night

Release Date: TBA 2015

Developer: Osome Studio

Platforms: Xbox One, PC

Description: “White Night is a third person adventure game that combines puzzle and survival horror elements while taking its inspiration from the cult game Alone in the Dark 1.” OSome Studio

#18- The Hum

Release Date: TBA

Developer: Thotwise Games

Platforms: PC, Mac (Possibly PlayStation 4 )

Description: “The Hum is a horror game [set] in the aftermath of the invasion to the Planet Earth. You will take the role of a human who doesn’t know anything about all the background history and all the complexity behinds that invasion.” Thotwise Games

#17- Corpse Party: Blood Drive

Release Date: TBA 2015

Developer: Team Grisgris, 5pb

Platforms: PlayStation Vita

Description: Corpse Party: Blood Drive is an anime inspired survival-horror adventure game and the sequel to Corpse Party: Book of Shadows.

#16- Dead Island 2

Release Date: Q2 2015

Developer: Yager Development

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Description: An action survival-horror game set in California where the player must survive in a quarantine zone set up by the US military.

#15- Kodoku

Release Date: TBA 2015

Developer: Carnivore Studio

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita

Description: “Kodoku Chronicles is a Horror Visual Novel with a combat system based on strategy. Kodoku Chronicles takes place in a universe mixing Japanese folklore and the legends of H.P Lovecraft.” Carnivore Studio

#14- Routine

Release Date: TBA 2014

Developer: Lunar Software

Platforms: PC, Mac

Description: “Routine is a first person horror exploration game set on an abandoned Moon Base. Your job is to find enough information to uncover the truth behind the strange disappearance of everyone stationed on the Lunar Research Station.” Lunar Software

#13- Until Dawn

Release Date: TBA 2015

Developer: Supermassive Games

Platforms: PlayStation 4

Description: “In an unpredictable and dynamically adaptive story, crafted in consultation with Until Dawn scriptwriters and indie horror auteurs Larry Fessenden and Graham Reznick, eight friends come together at a remote mountain getaway and embark upon a night of unexpected terror. Through the course of the night, anyone can live, anyone can die, and things aren’t always what they seem. Twists and turns will keep you guessing right to the end as you play each of the friends. The decisions you make on their behalf will determine who survives Until Dawn.” Supermassive Games

#12- Resident Evil HD Remaster

Release Date: TBA 2015

Developer: Capcom

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC

Description: The game that started it all got an HD remake for the Gamecube. This is an HD remake of that HD remake, and I couldn’t be more excited! This is one of those games that I will play forever, so if Capcom wants to make it even prettier, then I am 100% on board.

#11- Soma

Release Date: TBA 2015

Developer: Frictional Games

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PC, Mac

Description: “SOMA is a sci-fi horror game from Frictional Games, creators of the groundbreaking Amnesia and Penumbra series. The radio has gone silent on PATHOS-2. As isolation bears down on the staff of the remote research facility, strange things are happening. Machines are taking on human traits and alien constructions have started to interfere with routine. The world around them is turning into a nightmare. The only way out is to do something unimaginable.” Frictional Games

 

TOP 10 UPCOMING HORROR GAMES:

#10- Dying Light

Release Date: January 27, 2014

Developer: Techland

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC

Description: “Dying Light is an action survival horror game presented in first-person perspective. The game is set in a vast and dangerous open world. During the day, you roam an urban environment devastated by a mysterious epidemic, scavenging for supplies and crafting weapons to help you defeat the hordes of mindless, flesh-hungry enemies the plague has created. At night, hunter becomes prey as the infected grow in strength and aggression – but even more lethal are the nocturnal, inhuman predators that leave their hives to feed. You will need to make use of all your skills and any available means to survive till dawn.” Warner Bros.

#9- The Forest

Release Date: TBA

Developer: Endnight Games

Platforms: PC

Description: What would Minecraft be like if it was set in a realistic environment and Creepers were actually terrifying, blood-thirsty monsters? I imagine that it would be a little something like The Forest. “The Forest is an open world survival horror game currently in development for PC. Build, explore, survive in this terrifying first person survival horror simulator. Enter a living, breathing forest with changing weather patterns, plants that grow and die. Tides that roll in and out with the day/night cycle.  Below ground explore a vast network of caves and underground lakes.” Endnight Games

#8- Doom

Release Date: TBA

Developer: id Software

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Description: Why is Doom on this list? It’s a first-person shooter with heavy action! Yes, I’m quite aware. However, lets look at the facts. This is a highly atmospheric series with a dark, twisted tone where the player is trapped alone with the undead and mechanized spawns from hell. I would say that description pretty much earns it a spot on the list. On top of that, its Doom! Enough said.

#7- OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead

Release Date: TBA 2016

Developer: OVERKILL Software, Skybound Interactive

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Description: “OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead is a co-op first person shooter with elements of action, role-playing, survival horror and stealth, that invites players to explore the hugely popular The Walking Dead universe, where they will play the role of survivors fending for themselves in a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating walkers. In 2016 Washington will fall – what will you do?” Starbreeze Studios

#6- Resident Evil Revelations 2

Release Date: Q1 2015

Developer: Capcom

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC

Description: It may not be Resident Evil 7, but this spin-off Resident Evil series is really something to get excited about. Resident Evil Revelations 2 is a throwback to the survival-horror roots of the franchise rather than being action driven like the most recent games in the main series, RE 5 and RE 6. This will be an episodic release that takes place between the events of  RE 5 and RE 6 that focuses on  one of the series’ favorites, Claire Redfield, and her new companion Moira Burton, daughter of S.T.A.R.S. member Barry Burton.

#5- Asylum

Release Date: TBA 2014

Developer: Senscape

Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux

Description: “Decay surrounds you, dread around every corner. You feel imprisoned while traversing the endless corridors… Asylum is a chilling journey through the intricate floors of the Hanwell Mental Institute, in which unimaginable atrocities have occurred in the past. Over four years in production, this horror adventure aims to marry cutting edge visuals with thrilling storytelling to give you the ultimate experience in fear.” Senscape

#4- Draugen

Release Date: TBA

Developer: Red Thread Games

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, Linux

Description: First of all, Draugen looks absolutely gorgeous. Secondly, I love when horror game developers really focus on world building rather than cheap, jump scares. This is one game that I can’t wait to let myself get lost in, and THAT is when the REAL fear begins. “Draugen is a first-person psychological horror adventure, set amongst the deep fjords and towering mountains of Norway’s awe-inspiring west coast. The game is a dark and disturbing journey into the pitch black heart of Norwegian national romanticism, as seen through the eyes of an American nature photographer, botanist and entomologist.” Red Thread Games

#3- Forgotten Memories

Release Date: TBA

Developer: Psychose Interactive Inc.

Platforms: PlayStation Vita, Wii U, PC, iOS

Description: Forgotten Memories is a third-person survival horror game that pulls inspiration from early horror games like Silent Hill. Ok, let’s be honest. I could have lied and written the title of this game as Silent Hill: Forgotten Memories and no one would have questioned it, but with the most recent sub-par entries in the series, I couldn’t be more excited to get something that takes me back to the terrifying days of yore. This game looks great and looks terrifying. Furthermore, the fact that is will also be available for the PS Vita really gets me exited. I can’t wait to give in to the fear of Forgotten Memories.

#2- Fatal Frame

Release Date: TBA

Developer: Koei Tecmo, Nintendo SPD

Platforms: Wii U

Description: Fans of Fatal Frame know what a wonderful series this is, but this franchise never gained as much notoriety or attention as games like Resident Evil or Silent Hill. Fatal Frame is a fantastic Japanese horror series where the characters must use a camera, rather than traditional weapons, to defend themselves against the horrors that seek to take their lives. This is a wonderfully unique franchise with great stories and beautiful worlds, and lets be real, I’m all for any game that can help build a stronger library for the Wii U.

#1- Silent Hills

Release Date: TBA 2016

Developer: Kojima Productions

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Description: If you love horror games and you’re not already aware of the impending glory that is Silent Hills, then I’m going o assume that you’ve been in a coma for the past couple of months. Silent Hills, also known by its teaser name P.T., is the upcoming reimagining of the Silent Hill universe at the hands of none other than Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro. When the final cutscene of the P.T. trailer rolled and I saw those two names, I nearly wet myself from excitement. One of my favorite video game franchises resurrected by my favorite video game director? I can barely contain myself just typing the words. This game looks absolutely phenomenal, and if the teasers and trailers are an indication of what we can expect from the final product, then this could very well be the best horror game of all time.

  • Johannna_L

    Lucius II: The prohecy (PC) TBA 2015
    Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLmZrqga6mM

    • It looks like an interesting concept…. but I would rather fight against Lucius. That would make for a killer boss battle. LOL!

  • PcRules

    Great time to be a gamer, best ever if you ask me as horror is my ABSOLTUTE favorite genre 😀
    Bring em all on, as this is the BEST TIME EVER coming no doubt about it!

    And now back to Alien Isolation and then The Evil Within are waiting for me in glorious NON Blackborder crap and 60 fps+, as thats what Pc can do and consoles cant, be modded 😉

    • Yeah, I’m so freakin’ excited. So much good stuff coming out. How are you liking Isolation?

      • PcRules

        Im having the time of my life trying to survive Nostromo. So yeah Isolation is in my book one of the very best horror games ever, and I have played most of em 🙂

        Only tested Evil Within briefly but it feels like a letdown so far, both in graphics and gameplay, but hey I just tested it so far so heres hoping. If you have the option go for the Pc version and use Widescreen Fixer to get those nasty black borders off. Cinematic they say huh, I say BS as it will cramp the game to hell. So W-Fixer and up that FOV to atleast 90 degree, atleast it’s playably that way 🙂

        • I was sorely disappointed in The Evil Within at first, but I wasn’t (or didn’t like) playing by it’s rules. I focused all my upgrades on enhancing my sprint and aiming ability first, so that helped a lot. The acting is… a bit painful to listen to at times and there are a lot of little issues that irritate me… but I’m learning to have fun with it. It’s not what I was hoping for… but… it’s entertaining. It feels like its trying to be Resident Evil 4, Silent Hill, and The Last of Us…. but doesn’t come close to any of them. I’m only half way through, so hopefully it gets better.

  • Mihail Makedonskey

    NEW indie horror games 2015!!!
    http://youtu.be/UIaEEW7XaW8