90°
Submitted by Breadcrab 561d 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  +   561d ago
The Last of Us tops all my list easily. Can't wait even though I have to until June:(
fluffydelusions  +   561d ago
TLOU is not even listed there...
The_Infected  +   561d ago
It doesn't matter it's on my list! Lol
MeatAbstract  +   561d ago
I don't think I'd class TLoU as a horror title.
feels  +   561d ago
omg so scary
MeatAbstract  +   561d 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And bad because whereas a few years ago horror was a staple of gaming, it sadly seems to have been replaced by the more action oriented games.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.
#3 (Edited 561d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
30°

Xenonauts Review | Good Game

54m ago - It's such a shame this game is presented so poorly because it has all the gameplay of a classic s... | PC
40°

Teslagrad Heads to eShop This September, Getting PS4 Retail Version

1h ago - Teslagrad, the 2D platformer from Rain Games, is planned to hit Wii U’s digital shelves on Septem... | PC
30°

Saturday Spending Spree: August 30th

2h ago - Gadgets and Khajiits brings you the latest and greatest deals on tech and games! | PC
30°

PAX: Star Citizen’s Procedural Generation Explored – Interview with Chris Roberts

2h ago - GamersNexus: "Today’s focus is on the recent ~$41m stretch goal established by CIG: expanded proc... | PC
Ad

Metro Redux (PS4) Review

Now - Ken returns to the Metro for this amazing remaster. | Promoted post
20°

Video Game Crafts ‘N Gear #76: Super Mario World SNES, Pikachu Army, Kirby Figures

3h ago - Video Game Crafts 'N Gear is a weekly feature wherein the spotlight is shined on the best custom-... | Culture
Related content from friends