17 Obscure Horror Games We Recommend

Rely on Horror: "We receive fairly regularly the question of what horror games are worth checking out. While we have the established franchises like Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Fatal Frame, Dead Space, etc, to pass on we really are just scratching the surface of what the horror gaming genre has to offer. Horror games have existed for a long time, and while they have gained a lot of steam and popularity within the last decade and a half, it still is a very niche genre."

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ian722732d ago

I love horror games, but the only one on that list I have played is Siren:Blood curse, which is a great game. Luckily it was released on blu-ray here (UK), and thats what I have. It was worth every penny of the £20 it cost me.
Playing horror games in the dark with the sound up is great.

kramun2732d ago

Call of Cthulhu was excellent, one of the most original horror games ever made. I'd love to see a sequel, sadly that will probably never happen. Which is a shame :(

ct032732d ago (Edited 2732d ago )

Yes, I'd LOVE a sequel to this excellent game. Oh well, I can always replay the original.

Fighting that Shoggoth reminds me of the first encounter with the tentacle creature in Half-Life. Except the Shoggoth fight is WAY more epic. And scary.

kramun2732d ago

That tentacle creature made me think I'd broke the game lol, I was stuck on that for ages. I had to have a look at a game guide to see where I was going wrong I'm embarrassed to say...and I had to look again when I replayed it this year, haha.

antauwnehart2732d ago

this entire list is fail!

Venox20082732d ago

yeah, yeah ..go back and play yours Dead Space :D :D :D

Kewl_Kat2732d ago

wow, the only games i've heard about in the list are eternal darkness, siren, and system shock. obscure list indeed! looks like a good deal of research was done =]

Neckbear2732d ago

Incredible list. I personally have played Siren, Eternal Darkness, Call of Cthulhu, Saya no Uta, Clock Tower, Rule of Rose, Yume Nikki and System Shock 2, and they were all fantastic.

Also, another great game worth checking out is Irisu Syndrome, a freeware (and thankfully translated) indie puzzle horror game with an incredible storyline and some great tricks to creep you out (A .txt file in the game's folder that reveals some secrets, everchanging, bizarre images, and some OHGODOHGODOHGODOHGOD moments I won't spoil).

A pretty damn cool game, even when it doesn't look like horror at first.

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