Try our new beta!Click here
Submitted by Nerdypie 1141d ago | article

Think Survival Horror Is Gone? Check Out These 10 Creepy Games Coming in 2013


Many are upset over the Resident Evil series becoming more like a blockbuster action movie than a survival horror experience. But that doesn't mean you can't get your horror fix. The survival horror genre is back and getting more frightening than ever. (Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, Dead Space 3, Metro: Last Light, PC, PS3, Slender: The Arrival, Wii U, Xbox 360)

« 1 2 »
IronFistChinMi  +   1140d ago
Some good games there, but no State of Decay. People need to keep an eye on that one.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1140d ago
State of Decay doesn't even look scary.

Might check it out if not playing day z standalone.

I want outlast. A game made by ex ubi and naughty dog devs.

The single player games are the scary ones.
#1.1 (Edited 1140d ago ) | Agree(7) | Disagree(3) | Report | Reply
selenawilliams12   1140d ago | Spam
knowyourstuff  +   1140d ago
Most of these games are for PC, in other words, none will sell well if it isn't on a console. The only games on PC that have sold well in the last 8 years are WoW, Starcraft, Elder Scrolls games, Diablo 3, and Sims games. Everything else gets torrented beyond belief, to the point where they can't sell more than a few hundred thousand copies - and they're well established franchises.

Horror stuff isn't exactly the play it safe stuff put out by publishers. Since people have no idea if they'll like the game, and they can't rent it, they torrent it. It's sad, as these games deserve to be a commercial success such that more can get made, perhaps on more platforms so more people can enjoy them.
#1.1.2 (Edited 1140d ago ) | Agree(5) | Disagree(5) | Report
Rex_Aeternae  +   1140d ago

While I admit that most pirating does happen on the pc it does happen for the consoles as well. Obviously the process to pirate on a console is harder than a pc but it still happens.

As for the fact that people torrent the games to see if they like it, if they are respectable and are merely getting the torrent to demo the game then they will do as pirating should do and if they like it buy the game and if they don't just uninstall it.
-MD-  +   1140d ago
@knowyourstuff - Your name is painfully ironic, you're so wrong about everything that you just wrote that I have physical pain in my balls from it.
princejb134  +   1140d ago
outlast looks scary as hell

especially the part where he was running on the hallway and when he looked back the thing was running behind him as well

amnesia looks awesome as well
the rest not so much

these are real survival horror games
no guns, just a flashlight, you running and hiding away from the monsters. and ones again no guns, it gives the real feel of having to survive than shooting everything that moves around you
ATi_Elite  +   1140d ago
The Glorious PC Gaming Master Race!
@ knowyourstuff: had the NERVE to say: "Most of these games are for PC, in other words, none will sell well if it isn't on a console".

Yes most of these games are on the PC cause that's the platform that has continued to have greats sales figures for Indie Devs wanting to make TRUE survival Horror games while most console Survival Horror games get transformed into a call of Duty clone!

insert Resident Evil and Dead Space here for great examples!

You need to realize that the PC has a very different business model than the console and although selling 2 or 3 million units is nice...a dev can make a great profit just from selling 700K units.

No plastic boxes, No shipping Games, No advertisement, No Sony/MS tax, sometimes NO publisher, sale the game forever on steam, etc..

Also most of these PC survival Horror titles are on their sequel or is the second or third survival game from the Dev so therefore they are making money on the PC.

Hopefully ALL of these titles make it to Next Gen consoles as everyone should be able to enjoy TRUE Survival Horror games such as Amnesia and Slenderman and not call of duty clones that use to be scary!!!
Venox2008  +   1140d ago
good list
yeahokchief  +   1140d ago
I saw Dead Space 3 on the list before I didn't read the article. Not survival horror.

Developers have even specifically said it's "action horror" which translates to action coop game. No thank you.



"Ohhhhh noooooo. GET IT GET IT!"
#2.1 (Edited 1140d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
Venox2008  +   1139d ago
yea I know, but there are some good games from less known devs and games do look good, cant wait
MizTv  +   1140d ago
Dead space 3 please
Bloodraid  +   1140d ago
I'm so tired of hearing about Dead Space. The series is ass at best.
MizTv  +   1140d ago
Maybe to you
But I like the series
So next time ill chech with you if it's ok I like a certin game
MysticStrummer  +   1140d ago
I'm so tired of hearing people state an opinion as though it was fact.
cervantes99  +   1140d ago
I'm so tired of internet nobody's thinking their opinion matters.
Raccoon  +   1140d ago
Hey Bloodraid can you please let me like "the last of us" pleaseeeeee
Bloodraid  +   1138d ago
Go for it, no one is stopping you. But I'm flattered that you ask for my permission beforehand.

And for the record, my point with that comment was that Dead Space is not survival horror, and it's tiring to see people presenting it as such.

Just because a game is mildly scary, or full of cheap jump scares, doesn't make it survival horror.

You see, there's more to the Survival Horror genre than it being scary, just like there's more to the RPG genre than playing as a specific character.

Of course, I can't expect people on N4G to understand more than how to enter their login.
Raccoon  +   1137d ago
dear bloodrain,
when I was 8 years old an envious person fed my husky ground beef mixed with crushed glass, while our family was out for vacation he died of severe constipation... human nature is a scary thing and dead space is not.
#3.2.2 (Edited 1137d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report
Blacktric  +   1140d ago
-Dead Space 3
-Survival Horror

Pick one.
Brownghost  +   1140d ago
Next dead space is a sci fi third person shooter. Nothing else.
#3.4 (Edited 1140d ago ) | Agree(3) | Disagree(2) | Report | Reply
Kran  +   1140d ago
Wish they'd show us more of Among the Sleep.

I get the feeling the developers are slacking, especially since they had a side project they delayed Among the Sleep for, and even that side project hasn't had much told about it.
thaaceman  +   1140d ago
Im sorry but if you haven't played Amnesia w/ headphones on & the only light coming from your computer monitor you do not know fear seriously scared the hell outta me cannot wait to play the sequel slenderman wasn't bad but no amnesia the atmosphere was so damn creepy.
IAmLee  +   1140d ago
Interesting list. Can't wait to scare myself shitless :')
Tdmd  +   1140d ago
Wow, Outlast! What a trailer! Never heard of it, is it comming for ps3?!
Farsendor1  +   1140d ago
according to this its pc exclusive
Hazmat13  +   1140d ago
i hope slenderman will be released on PSN or XboxLive, i doubt it but still its will be awesome!!!
Roccetarius  +   1140d ago
I think Slenderman is overrated. Dead Space 3 is another Resident Evil 5. Metro: Last Light, while not an actual horror game, may have some good creepy areas.

I'm looking forward to see what Zwei actually is. Amnesia is most likely going to be good, but i don't know the other titles.
#9 (Edited 1140d ago ) | Agree(5) | Disagree(5) | Report | Reply
TekoIie  +   1140d ago
I agree that the original Slenderman is overrated. But the new one defo looks promising :)
KrimsonKody  +   1140d ago
All these games look very promising.
I just hope that at least half of them can truly deliver.
vanethe  +   1140d ago
Outlast looks good
360ICE  +   1140d ago
Well, I already have amnesia to begin with. Or do I? Who am I? Who is this? Don't ever call this number again.
SolidGear3  +   1140d ago
Outlast Maybe ported to consoles after being released on PC
Hassassin  +   1140d ago
All this horror games should be Oculus rift compatible, imagine shitting yourself in a whole new level.
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   1140d ago
MizTv  +   1140d ago
Db so people don't like that I want to play dead space lol
Treian  +   1140d ago
lol at dead space 3
ritsuka666  +   1140d ago
Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs will own all this games in 2013.just mark my words..
younghavok  +   1140d ago
ZombiU is actually a pretty scary game imo. Despite what the major sites have rated it I love the game and its atmosphere is executed quite well.
claterz  +   1140d ago
Yeah I was surprised at how scary ZombiU was in few parts. Plus it does actually make it scarier that you have to keep looking at the second screen. I'm just disappointed I can't play the game using headphones/surround sound because the console doesn't have an optical port :(

As for 2013, I can't wait for Amnesia, the first one was incredible and so was the Penumbra series.
Luthiens1  +   1140d ago
I just use the optical at back of my tv and through my amp, its not as good as the sound through my ps3 but it still works. Have you tried the headphone socket on top of the controller? Anyway's im loving the atmosphere in Zombi u and am well happy with my purchase, an excellent example of survival horror. Thats my opinion anyway : )
claterz  +   1140d ago
Well I have an old TV. It's full HD but doesn't have an optical port, only HDMI. And the headphones I have (tritton pro+) use optical ports too. I can't understand why Nintendo wouldn't put an optical port on it. Still not as bad as not having an ethernet port though. Having to rely on WiFi for a 5GB update is not fun!
younghavok  +   1140d ago
I havent really had any problems with updating over my wifi and Im using century link. But as for the sound thing I just use stock so I havent noticed that limitation yet, it sounds like it sucks though. And idk why Nintendo is always overlooked in practically every catagory. To mention survival horror as if its dead when a title just released, is a new ip, and is selling quite well with a well executed gameplay design seems like a slap in the face. I mean if you go into the title expecting Left 4 Dead type action or Call Of Duty, your setting yourself up for disappointment. If you keep an open mind and go in with other survival horros in mind, not action titles, ZombiU stands amongst some of the best and I for one am I looking forward to a sequel.
Braid  +   1140d ago
I don't understand why people find this "Slenderman" character scary. Forget about the myth, let's just focus on the game. In the video game, what does he do to you, other than standing still at random places? Does he attack you, no. Does he say anything? No again. He looks weird but that's about it. Leave the dude alone, maybe you're hurting his feelings when you run away from him. Or alternatively, you know... maybe devs should start programming him in a way that he can friggin' ATTACK you whenever he sees you? Wouldn't that be a little more menacing?

I know that he's faceless and he's supposed to drive you mad when you look at him and stuff but honestly, I don't buy that. If he's to be regarded as a threat, he better act like one or else I'd just ignore the weird looking bald guy standing there and minding his own business, walk away and call it a day.
#20 (Edited 1140d ago ) | Agree(4) | Disagree(5) | Report | Reply
elda  +   1140d ago
Your comment was funny as hell!!!.....describing Slenderman was on point!!
#20.1 (Edited 1140d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
akaakaaka  +   1140d ago
most of this seem so poorly done :/
the only one that seem ok is " routine "
and until down, amnesia, slender seem ok but very cheesy
the rest not even horror or scary at all.. the bby oe lol who was stupid enough to fallow that idea? hahaha

I think TLOU will change how survival horror should be done..
and if kojima is helping in the next silent hill it an only do good
plus i hope next gen bring a new Siren lead by the original Silent hill creator or a new IP from him...
Picnic  +   1140d ago
Dead Space didn't save the genre. It's one of the most conservative games that I've ever played. Every element has been tried and tested before. It's Aliens, it's Doom 3, it's Silent Hill, it's Bioshock. But when I was in Silent Hill or Rapture I was in a rich environment that I'd never been in before. Not just space. If you wait for Aliens: Colonial Marines, you'll at least be honouring the start of the 'truly terrifying organism/s in space' genre with H R Giger's designs. When you're running around in game like Dead Space that is clearly in such heavy debt to those earlier games/films I can't help feeling that it's not necessarily worth my time going in to yet another space terrain - unless it's done with real B-movie panache, humour or stark originality.
#22 (Edited 1140d ago ) | Agree(2) | Disagree(2) | Report | Reply
EditorAtGNG  +   1140d ago
Dead Space 3? No. Just no. The first one had, eh, some moments. Then the second one kinda ruined it. And now with the co-op in mind with the third, you cannot possibly expect it to be scary. That is of course, if you don't find undead monstrosities jumping out of cleverly concealed containers every five minutes to be actually scary. If not, hooray for you.
DonFreezer  +   1140d ago
Typical casual gamer who cries for no reason.I have played Dead Space and it was scary and entertaining as well.I have played almost anything in the survival horror genre and I can safely say Dead Space is one of the best.
EditorAtGNG  +   1139d ago
Did I ever say it was a bad game? Did I even hint at some gameplay flaw or inconsistency? My observation was tied to the somewhat lackluster use of "trait" survival horror elements (such as scarce ammo, overwhelming odds, etc) which didn't characterize Dead Space as a game. It is a great shooter with a horror theme and some set-pieces but it can never be classified as true survival horror. And since you point me as a "casual" type of gamer, I suggest playing some Silent Hill 2 / Resident Evil 1-3 (Amnesia included) and then we can talk about true hard core, survival horror.
DonFreezer  +   1138d ago
Dead Space was advertised as an action horror game not a survival horror one.I have finished more than once all the games that you mentioned below.Of course it would be considered blasphemy to compare it to Silent Hill 1 or 2.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1140d ago
The game i'm really interested in right now is Zwei because i don't own a PC and it seems like their are lot more immersive survival horror games on PC so hopefully Zwei will be a true immersive survival horror title for current consoles and PC. Consoles need a great survival horror.
#24 (Edited 1140d ago ) | Agree(2) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
GameOn  +   1140d ago
My excitement for next year just went up a few notches. It's gonna be a good one.
ninjahunter  +   1140d ago
You know, i never noticed just how strong the horror scene on PC is.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1140d ago
I have, ever since i noticed Amnesia, Paranormal, Slender, and the list goes on.
Feylynn  +   1140d ago
Some of those look great and I don't think survival horror is dead, just mistreated.

Deadspace is not survival horror and it is why people think survival horror is dead.
Wolf873  +   1140d ago
Sorry but you need to go back a little to Alone in the Dark if you want to say where "3D" based survival horror actually started! Not RE!
Nerdypie  +   1140d ago
Actually, Alone in the Dark was the specifically the reason when writing the article I made sure to never say that Resident Evil created the genre. I tried to say just that it popularized the genre and the term survival horror came from its loading screen. Meaning, the industry adopted the new genre because of Resident Evil. But you are right that it really started with Alone in the Dark and maybe Realms of Haunting.
Valenka  +   1140d ago
I'm looking forward to a couple of the games on that list, especially the Playstation 3 title. I've always wanted a horror movie in video game form.
Plagasx  +   1140d ago
Routine looks extremely unique!
Unztayble  +   1140d ago
I can't stop thinking about the floppy disks in that trailer. These people have built massive spaceships it seems and appear very advanced. Yet they still use floppy disks as storage mediums. Lol! I can't get over that.
« 1 2 »

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

The Gamers Lounge Podcast Episode 85: "Adventures in PAX-ing"

6m ago - Join John, Erik and Nathanael as they discuss Life is Strange, Lego Dimensions, The Division, Ris... | PC

PS4 Exclusive Valkyria: Azure Revolution New Screenshots Show First Members of Vanargand on Famitsu

1h ago - Today the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu included a few screenshots and artwork introducing Vanar... | PS4

Guess N4G Game of the Year Winners, win a $300 Amazon Gift Card

Now - Also enter for a chance to win a gift card for writing a user blog, writing a user review, or being a top contributor for the month. | Promoted post

Wolves - Majestic, Not Murderous

5h ago - Jake Nichols with writes: "Media has a history of giving the wolf a bad name.... | Culture

Review: Cobalt Sidescrolling Sadness - TiCGN

5h ago - When Mojang announced that they in partnership with Oxeye would release a new Indie title named C... | Xbox One

Review: Crudelis suffers from technical flaws that ruin its potential | GameCrate

5h ago - GameCrate: "Perhaps if Whiskey Jack Games can add more quests and clean up the performance issues... | PC