Trying to Feel the Fear? Here are Some Spooky Games and Where to Play Them

Blair Witch

Psychological horror – PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch 

Inspired by the cinematic lore of Blair Witch, experience a new story-driven psychological horror game that studies your reactions to fear and stress.

It’s 1996. A young boy disappears in the Black Hills Forest near Burkittsville, Maryland. As Ellis, a former police officer with a troubled past, you join the search. What starts as an ordinary investigation soon turns into an endless nightmare as you confront your fears and the Blair Witch, a mysterious force that haunts the woods…

Bloodborne

Action Roleplaying – PS4 

Hunt your nightmares as you search for answers in the ancient city of Yharnam, now cursed with a strange endemic illness spreading through the streets like wildfire. Danger, death and madness lurk around every corner of this dark and horrific world, and you must discover its darkest secrets in order to survive.    

Call of Cthulhu

Survival Horror – PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

Plunge into Cyanide Studio’s Call of Cthulhu, the official Cthulhu videogame inspired by Chaosium’s classic pen and paper RPG. Uncover the chilling mysteries of this RPG-investigation game, descending deep into a world of cosmic horrors, creeping madness, and shrouded Old Gods within Lovecraft’s iconic universe.

Private Investigator Edward Pierce is sent to investigate the tragic death of the Hawkins family in their imposing mansion on the isolated Darkwater Island, off the shores of Boston. Between unfriendly locals and dubious police reports, it becomes clear there’s more to the case than meets the eye. Soon enough, Pierce is plunged into a terrifying world of conspiracies, cultists, and cosmic horrors.

Carrion

Reverse Horror – PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

Stalk and consume those that imprisoned you to spread fear and panic throughout the facility. Grow and evolve as you tear down this prison and acquire more and more devastating abilities on the path to retribution.

The Dark Pictures Anthology

Survival Horror, Interactive Storytelling – PC, PS4, Xbox One 

The Anthology is planned to span eight individual games. Man of Medan was the first to release in 2019. Little Hope is the second installment in the anthology series and is set to launch on Oct. 30, 2020. The anthology is going to compromise of eight standalone games. 

The games can be played single-player and the player will switch between the perspectives of five playable characters. Players can also play in two-player online co-op and couch co-op with up to four additional players. 

Man of Medan

You are about to embark on a troublesome journey! – Five friends set sail on a holiday diving trip. As the day unfolds and a storm rolls in, their trip soon changes into something much more sinister and terrifying!

Little Hope

Abandoned and all alone, 4 college students and their teacher become stranded in an isolated town miles from anywhere after their bus crashes in bad weather. Trapped by a mysterious fog in the town of Little Hope, they search desperately for a means of escape whilst visions from the past haunt them from the shadows.

Days Gone

Action-adventure, Survival Horror – PS4

Do you have the skill – and nerve – to survive the horrors of a broken world in this massive open-world action adventure?

Step into the dirt flecked shoes of former outlaw biker Deacon St. John, a bounty hunter trying to find a reason to live in a land surrounded by death. Scavenge through abandoned settlements for equipment to craft valuable items and weapons, or take your chances with other survivors trying to eke out a living through fair trade… or more violent means.

With humanity devastated by a global pandemic and ravaged by feral creatures known as Freakers, any mistake could be your last in your attempt to carve out a new life in the hostile Pacific Northwest high-desert.

DayZ

Open-world Survival – PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

The post-soviet country of Chernarus is struck by an unknown virus, turning the majority population into frenzied infected. Fighting over resources has bred a hostile mentality among survivors, driving what’s left of humanity to collapse. You are one of the few immune to the virus – how far will you go to survive?


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