5 Most Anticipated Horror Games of 2016
For gamers who favour the horror genre 2015 was a decent year for game releases. Great titles including Until Dawn, SOMA and Kholat brought us some unforgettable gameplay, we also had to endure the heartache of the cancellation of Silent Hills. With 2015 firmly behind us, lets take a look at what lies ahead in 2016.
Similar to the premise of P.T, Allison Road looks to be one of the most genuinely terrifying experiences of this year. In it you taken on the role of an unnamed protagonist who wakes up one day without any recollection of prior events. Over the course of five nights it is your objective to uncover the whereabouts of your family, unravel the mysteries of the house you live in, and face off against dark entities that are nested deep within its walls.
Allison Road is expected to release this October for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Overkill’s The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead franchise has grown in popularity in the gaming sphere over the last couple of years due to the highly successful Telltale Games’ take on the zombie infested universe. Say hello to Overkill’s The Walking Dead – a first-person co-op shooter with elements of action, role-playing, survival horror and stealth. The game will see players in Washington fending off the undead hordes.
It was originally announced for release in 2016 and although it has been pushed back to 2017 – I’m still going to include this one. Overkill’s The Walking Dead will be available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Friday the 13th: The Game
We’ve all watched the Friday the 13th film franchise and we all know who Jason Voorhees is, but have we ever had a game that truly encapsulates what it’s like to be inside his world? We haven’t – until now. For the first time ever you’ll be able to play as the killer himself or as one of the several camp counsellors as you try to survive the night in this gruesome multiplayer games set in a semi-open world. Act as a team or become a lone wolf – do whatever you can to stay alive until morning.
Friday the 13th: The Game is due for release later this year for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
If you’ve yet to play Red Barrel Games’ Outlast or Whistleblower DLC – get a move on, stat! Combining elements of found footage and survival horror, Outlast quickly became one of the genres best games to date. Outlast 2 looks to follow in the originals footsteps but is moving away from the asylum and into the countryside. The trailer also hints at possible religious themes.
Outlast 2 is scheduled to launch this fall for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Routine is a first-person exploratory horror game which sees the main protagonist try to solve the mystery of the Lunar Research Station and its missing crew. The game will feature permadeath with no option to fight back, similar to Outlast’s Insane difficulty mode.
Routine is due for release this year on PC.
Which horror games are you looking forward to playing this year? Are you excited about any of the games on our list? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts!