Best Horror Games of 2021

Twinfinite: “Among the most memorable games of the year fell into the horror genre. So, here are our picks for the best horror games of 2021.”

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Flawlessmic123d ago (Edited 123d ago )

Resident evil village for me is the best one this year

Getting lost in that stupid maze like factory with minimal ammo and the half robot drills guys after me was tense.

Castle dimitrescu was awesome as well.

Returnal was awesome aswell but i wouldnt classify that as a horror even if sometimes it was a little creepy

KyRo123d ago

I loved RE8 even though it was a massive departure from what we expect from RE. That factory chapter though was awful. Hands down the worst part of the game. The rest was great.

Flawlessmic122d ago

Agreed i hated the factory, the layout was a disaster, tracking back to make that final key nearly turned me off it haha

But overall it was a great game

Neonridr122d ago (Edited 122d ago )

RE8 was amazing for the first half. It lost its fear factor for me once you finished the house of the dollmaker. It then sort of turned more RE4 for me. I still adore the game, don't get me wrong. But the castle and the subsequent section were what I hoped for the whole game.

TheRealTedCruz122d ago (Edited 122d ago )

House of Ashes was definitely the stronger horror experience.
Village is pretty much horror-lite; an action game through and through; dialing back a lot of the horror put into 7.

I'd have it at the back of the list.
I got more out of the messed up imagery of Little Nightmares even.

Returnal really shouldn't be on the list for this.

Crows90122d ago (Edited 122d ago )

Why should returnal not be? If they said Hades was horror then I'd agree a game like Hades shouldn't be...since it's definitely nothing to do with horror. But returnal is definitely in the horror genre.

For me it was actually the most tense and horror like experience for me.

I would say resident evil if the ai wasn't so dumb.
Can't speak for house of ashes but if it's anything like until dawn then yeah that probably deserves the first spot.

The first time encountering the biomes and enemies in returnal was definitely horror like for me. Oh and the piano boss dude...geez. that music increasing as you get closer to him.

Neonridr122d ago

ultimately this list is put together formed by someone's opinions. So naturally you will have a divide.

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Chevalier122d ago

Did you play Returnal? It definitely has elements of horror to it. It has some pretty intense psychological horror to it too. Some moments remind of of Get Out. The times wandering around the house were extremely creepy along with the flashbacks.

hiawa23122d ago

RE Village for me was tops. I will revisit Returnal when some adjustments are made. Love The Dark Pictures Games which feel like movies.

LucasRuinedChildhood122d ago

What adjustments are you waiting for in Returnal? Just wondering because they already fixed the save issue and did some rebalancing.

Elda122d ago

Some folks want a traditional save instead of a temporary save spot.

hiawa23122d ago (Edited 122d ago )

Elda answered perfectly the adjustment I was referring to. If that never happens, I am fine with that also. What they did really did not fix my issue with the otherwise beautiful, game. I loved the atmosphere, loved the visual style and main character rendering, but that constantly restarting with inferior weapons and fighting over powering foes, just got old for me.
At some point I will get back to the game, but for now too many games to play that are enjoyable, so will focus on those at the moment.

Knightofelemia122d ago

I have yet to play House of Ashes but I don't find the games made by Supermassive Games scary Man of Medan was not scary, Little Hope I liked but I didn't find it scary, even Until Dawn I never thought was scary. I like RE Village more I mean werewolves as an enemy was pretty damn good Tormented Souls also I thought was pretty good.

MrBaskerville122d ago (Edited 122d ago )

I did enjoy Re village a lot, but Mundaun is my favourite horror game of 2021 and possible of all time. Horror games are rarely scary, but this one did some surprisingly cool stuff, first night in the cabin, where you notice stuff outside, I found that unsettling. Northern Journey is my second pick, and then I'd go with Resident Evil.

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