Our Favorite Horror Games of 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Frights, Flights and Spooky Delights

2018 has been a year of fantastic frights, from checking into Blackwood Sanitarium to trying to escape a moon base overrun with shapeshifting aliens. Far more than just jump scares and undead terrors, though, this year gave us some deep psychological thrillers, deepened the role of VR in immersing us in our nightmares, and even reminded us of our favorite trick-or-treat memories. Here are some of the games that were scarily fun to experience.

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Discover who you are before it’s too late in The Inpatient; a PS VR Exclusive set in the Blackwood Sanatorium, over 60 years prior to the 2016 BAFTA award-winning Until Dawn.

With deep immersion that places YOU in the game, you take on the role of an amnesiac inpatient who must find out who you are and why you are in the Sanatorium. With a branching narrative, and different endings; every choice you make can drastically affect the way the game plays out.
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Fight overwhelming odds to escape a secret TranStar moon base where the enemies you encounter, the hazards you face, the goals you complete, and the loot you collect are different each time you play. With changing environments as dangerous as they are dynamic, the Mooncrash campaign for Prey offers a fun, infinitely replayable challenge to test even the most skilled players.
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1924. Private Investigator Pierce is sent to look into the tragic death of the Hawkins family on the isolated Darkwater Island. Soon enough, Pierce is pulled into a terrifying world of conspiracies, cultists, and cosmic horrors. Nothing is as it seems. Sanity is an irregular bedfellow, all too often replaced by whisperings in the dark. Strange creatures, weird science, and sinister cults dominate the Cthulhu Mythos, intent on realizing their mad schemes to bring about the end of everything.

Your mind will suffer - between sanity and psychosis, your senses will be disrupted until you question the reality of everything around you. Trust no one. Slinking shadows hide lurking figures… and all the while, the Great Dreamer prepares for his awakening.
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Remothered: Tormented Fathers is the pure and realistic survival horror videogame. A game by Darril Arts, directed by Chris Darril, developed by Stormind Games.

The story unwinds around Rosemary Reed, a determined 35 year-old woman who arrives at Felton’s house to investigate on the disappearance of a little girl some years before. When the hosts realize the woman’s true intentions, a terrifying ordeal begins.
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Experience one of the scariest, most highly acclaimed games of 2017 with Resident Evil 7 Gold Edition – complete with all Season Pass content. As Ethan Winters, explore the seemingly abandoned Baker mansion and uncover the truth behind the disappearance of your wife. The Gold Edition contains the full game plus DLC: the Banned Footage Vol. 1 and 2, and the End of Zoe epilogue episode. Also available as a free download to all RE7 owners is the 'Not a Hero' epilogue chapter starring Chris Redfield.
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It is 7pm on Friday night, and you are headed to your delivery destination. Your next stop is some sort of crime research facility. What you didn’t know was that three very strange dolls were recently brought there for processing and storage. These dolls aren’t ordinary they have a mind of their own. The dolls have work to do, and they are gathering new friends. You are only there to deliver a sandwich, but the dolls can't let any witnesses survive. Your night is about to take a turn for the worse. It will be one of the strangest and scariest nights of your life. Explore the office, avoid the dolls, avoid their friends and look for a way out. Emily will join in on the fun before the night ends because Emily wants to play too!
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London, 1918. You are newly-turned Vampyr Dr. Jonathan Reid. As a doctor, you must find a cure to save the city’s flu-ravaged citizens. As a Vampyr, you are cursed to feed on those you vowed to heal. 

Will you embrace the monster within? Survive and fight against Vampyr hunters, undead skals, and other supernatural creatures. Use your unholy powers to manipulate and delve into the lives of those around you, to decide who will be your next victim. Struggle to live with your decisions… your actions will save or doom London.