With the upcoming release of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, 2020 has brought some highly anticipated video games and consoles, and the horror genre hasn’t been left out. Whether a seasoned veteran or a newbie, there’s a video game for everybody. Here are some great horror video games to get you in the mood for Halloween:
1. Amnesia: Rebirth
This game was released on Oct. 20, and is the newest installment to the “Amnesia” franchise, which was first released in 2010 with “Amnesia: The Dark Descent.” “Rebirth,” set in 1937, follows Anastasie “Tasi” Trianon, a French woman on an archaeological expedition to Algeria, who survives a plane crash, only to awaken with a fleeting memory, an amulet on her wrist, and a path of notes left by her husband, Sahim. The player follows the notes through the desert and underground ruins, completes puzzles, and tries to keep sane, all while fleeing terrifying monsters. “Rebirth” is available for PS4 and PC.
Released on Oct. 12, this game has received astounding reviews, such as a 10/10 on Steam, and has even been called “the best ghost game ever made,” according to PC Gamer. It is a four-player game where players must team up to use tools to hunt ghosts and features chase scenes, jump-scares, and a lot of darkness. The game relies on communication with teammates via radio, as you can only hear things around you – you can even talk to the ghosts. “Phasmophobia” is currently only available for PC.
3. Resident Evil 3 (2020 Remake)
Enjoy this blast from the past with the 2020 remake of “Resident Evil 3.” The premise is the same as the original: you play as Jill Valentine, a member of the Special Tactics and Rescue Service team (S.T.A.R.S), as she treks through Raccoon City, which is overrun by zombies infected with a disease called the “T-virus.” There are updates that make it an even better experience, like experiencing Valentine’s nightmares, better dialogue, an immersive storyline, puzzles, new characters and monsters, and more. “Resident Evil 3” is available for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
4. The Last of Us Part II
This continuation to 2013’s “The Last of Us,” this survival-horror game will have you immersed in a nearly-obliterated world with fantastic acting and a heart-wrenching story. “Part II” is a revenge plot for what Joel, one of the main characters, did at the end of the first game, in which players will be emotionally challenged. “Part II” takes players through the wrecked city of Seattle, playing as Ellie, the other main character from the first game, and Abby, a new character. “Part II” is currently available on PS4.
5. The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope
“Little Hope” is set to release on Oct. 30, just in time for Halloween. The game follows four college students and their professor who become stranded in the haunted New England town of Little Hope. The game is made for one or two players, where, as the trailer says, “The choices you make decide your fate.” The game will be available for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.