2021 has brought us surprisingly good games year-round. Despite the raging pandemic, here are our top 5 horror games that scared and entertained us throughout it all.
Little Nightmares 2
This is a successful suspense game revolving around Mono, who aims to survive in a newly distorted world with a girl named Six. You will be traversing dark and difficult playing lands, where the universe seems to have been turned on its head. Run through shadows and various unnerving threats which will keep you on edge. Explore the universe and try not to get caught before arriving at the mysterious tower, which is seemingly the cause of these evil-bound changes. Little Nightmares II is the second release of this franchise, and has pleased fans and players around the world with it’s interesting horror game concept.
You can’t experience fear like that of Poppy Playtime, a puzzle horror game set in an abandoned toy factory. Uncover the truths of the facility, which was inexplicably left behind a long time ago. Interact with objects and try not to run into devilish characters such as the well known Huggy Wuggy. This game has managed to shock players with one of the scariest scenes of this year, where you will be chased by a sharp-toothed nightmare through a tight and cramped vent system. Make sure not to scream too much!
Resident Evil Village
This release was announced starting in 2019 and was expected to be an overall good game. Resident Evil Village did not disappoint, as it offered first-person game-play similar to that of Resident Evil 7. You’ll be controlling Ethan Winters as he attempts to find his daughter in a wasteland of dangerous mutants. While many do not consider it as horror-worthy as others, this game still boasts an interesting story and great graphics to keep you immersed.
This game received heavy praise for its ability to create a truly distressing environment, which is not for the faint of heart. Make your way up the mountain, and learn about the monstrosities in your way as you begin to pick up on stealthy approaches. A unique feature of this game is that it is not dubbed in English, but rather uses the voice of a french speaker, adding an additional layer of interest. This horror game is high on our list for its interactive game-play and horrifyingly realistic fear-scenes.
The Medium is a third person horror game, where you are the medium between two starkly different horror worlds. This was created with the purpose of adding depth to the story by adding two different perspectives. You may recognize the musical tracks and ambient as it is similar to another well known game. You’ll be shocked to hear it was aided by Akira Yamaoka, the creator of Silent Hill. Enjoy this horror game as you explore with a witty main character and surreal environments. This game is a classic monster V.S human, and is complete with ominous blinkering lights and an impending dangerous creature trailing your path.
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