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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ian724835d 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.

kramun4835d 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 :(

ct034835d ago (Edited 4835d 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.

kramun4835d 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.

Venoxn4g4835d ago

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

Kewl_Kat4835d 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 =]

Neckbear4835d 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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cthulhucultist189d ago

Eternal Darkness was way ahead of its time especially for a Nintendo exclusive.

I would love to see a remake or sequel (multiplatform)

Ristul189d ago

When I see Eternal Darkness, I klick!

TheBrainZ189d ago

Not to sound too repetitive but Eternal Darkness all the way!

GaboonViper189d ago

Eternal Darkness is one of my most favourite games of all time.

kevco33188d ago

4 people love Eternal Darkness.

Quick! Jump on that remake, whoever holds the rights these days.


Five Horror Games Certain to Keep You Up 'Til Halloween

Spooky season is here again at last and time of the horror game has arrived alongside it. This year has seen the return of some the genre's greatest entires, but both tended to focus more on thrills than they did chills. So, those wanting a bit more of the latter this month would do well to check out at least one of these before Halloween rolls around.

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Original Clock Tower Getting Console & PC Release W/ Added Features in "Early 2024," Features Listed

Clock Tower PC and console ports have beeen announced for early 2024, with physical releases for the classic horror game also planned. Features list revealed along with more details.

gold_drake376d ago

i have never played this one, but i have seen alot of stuff and ill absolutely going to get it.

Ninte375d ago

I bought this for the PlayStation and it wasn't cheap on ebay along side of The city of the lost children.

maniacmayhem375d ago (Edited 375d ago )

I remember playing this and the jump scares were insane.

Unknown_Gamer5794375d ago

I remember playing this one on my PC some years ago, with an unofficial translation. Of course, I sailed the seven seas for that, and this will be an opportunity to own the game legally/revisit it on my console of choice, so I’m looking forward to this.