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Submitted by Breadcrab 831d ago | opinion piece

2013 Will Be One of the Best Years for Horror Games in Recent Memory

OnlySP writes:

Horror games have been mysteriously absent from the gaming scene for quite a while. Only once in a while do we get true horror games like Amnesia, the original Dead Space and recent hits like Slender. It seems the indie scene has taken up the role of creating these experiences for us now, seeing as it’s pretty much hopeless for a big name company to restore the horror genre at this point. Franchises like Resident Evil and Dead Space are taking more action-oriented routes and skimping on horror elements.

2013 is absolutely chock full of promising horror games that you should keep your eye on if you’re a fan of the genre. Here’s a complete list of all the horror titles coming out in the next 12 months and what you can expect from them. (Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, Asylum, Daylight, Outlast, PC, PS3, Slender: The Arrival, Until Dawn, Xbox 360)

The_Infected  +   831d ago
The Last of Us tops all my list easily. Can't wait even though I have to until June:(
fluffydelusions  +   831d ago
TLOU is not even listed there...
The_Infected  +   831d ago
It doesn't matter it's on my list! Lol
MeatAbstract  +   831d ago
I don't think I'd class TLoU as a horror title.
feels  +   831d ago
omg so scary
MeatAbstract  +   831d ago
I know there are probably far more out there on different platforms but looking at this list, I think it shows how horror games have silently slipped from the mainstream. Many of the releases are PC and/or 360 (which I assume will be XBL) with only one game on the list being for the PS3.

It tells me many of these games are from indie developers which is good and bad. Good because horror has been kept alive by a new generation of game developers that probably aren't being AS pressured from big publishers to cram in action.
And bad because whereas a few years ago horror was a staple of gaming, it sadly seems to have been replaced by the more action oriented games.

Still, it's great to see many potentiality great releases for this year.
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