Top Upcoming Horror Video Games Of 2019

Note: This article was updated in June of 2019.

Enjoy horror titles? 2019 will have plenty of horror video games for you to enjoy and already have a list of some of the best slated to launch in the coming year. You’ll want to bookmark this list as we’ll continue to update it with brand new video game announcements and updates.

Without further ado, here is our picks for the top upcoming horror games of 2019.

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Blair Witch
  • Developer: Bloober Team
  • Publisher: Bloober Team
  • Platforms: PC, XBO
  • Release: August 30, 2019

Blair Witch started out as an indie film project that took off. This horror movie followed a group of student filmmakers as they embark in the woods shooting a documentary about an urban legend known as the Blair Witch. Things quickly turn for the worse and the crew ends up dead, but the film continued to live on and spark quite a big franchise including additional movies, novels, television series, and games. In fact, a new Blair Witch video game was unveiled during E3 2019 which is being produced by Bloober Team.

Not too many details were given out quite yet about the game but we do know its based off of the film franchise. This will be a first-person horror game where so far we see a man and his beloved K9 companion venture off into the woods were they are soon harassed by some otherworldly elements. This game is slated to launch on August 30, 2019, so we imagine more details about the game will come sooner rather than later.

World War Z
  • Developer: Saber Interactive
  • Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: April 16, 2019

World of War Z may be known for its novel or the cinematic movie but this year we got a video game release that follows more of the narrative medium. Players will be facing against a swarm of undead zombies in a few different areas around the world. It’s not necessarily a horror game with zombies that act like the Resident Evil franchise. Instead of the conserving ammo and finding solutions to puzzles, World War Z acts more like the Left 4 Dead series.

Ideally, players would be getting together online and going through the game cooperatively. The game has since been released and we got our hands on it already. If you want our take on the game with some gameplay footage shown then we suggest checking out our Before You Buy episode upload which you can view right above.

The Last of Us Part 2
  • Developer: Naughty Dog
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release: TBA

Since the late 1990s, Naughty Dog became a household name for Sony fans. From developing Crash Bandicoot, Jax and Daxter and the Uncharted series, chances are you’ve played at least through one of these franchises.

In 2013, if you didn’t already own a PlayStation 3, Naughty Dog gave you a reason to pick one up. The Last of Us released to become a massive hit and won countless awards. In fact, just a year later, the game received a remastered edition for the PlayStation 4.

Overall, without spoiling too much of the narrative, The Last of Us is a post-apocalyptic action-adventure game. Most of the world has been turned into a fungus-like zombie while players predominantly took control of an older man named Joel. Throughout the game, Joel is traveling across the country to protect and deliver a young girl named Ellie to a government opposing group. This sequel looks to take place a few years after the events of the first game and we’re wondering just what horrors will our protagonists have to deal with this time around.

From the brief footage shown off, it looks like the human faction groups are becoming more of a threat rather than dealing with the creatures that lurk the city outskirts. Regardless, this is one title that is definitely on PS4 owners lists to pick up this year.

Resident Evil 2
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Platforms: PC, XBO, PS4
  • Release: January 25, 2019

Resident Evil 2, after fans were patiently waiting for the remake, has finally released into the market. Gamers can once again relive the enjoyment they had as Leon Kennedy and Clair Redfield as they attempt to escape Raccoon City after the T-Virus plague resulted in most of the citizens turning into mindless zombies. Best of all, the game is a big hit and if you enjoy classic survival horror games, this is one title you will not want to miss out on.

The remake brought in an overhaul to the visuals which made the game look fresh and defined. However, there were some changes to the game overall such as the game mechanics such as removing the tank controls that were standard years ago to a more acceptable third-person mechanics found in today’s latest releases. Likewise, there was a change to the camera system as players won’t be dealing with a fixed camera perspective. Instead, the development team decided to bring in the camera and feature it over-the-shoulder, bringing the player closer into the action.

Days Gone
  • Developer: SIE Bend Studio
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release: 2019

Days Gone is the upcoming video game being developed by SIE Bend Studio that was originally slated to be released in 2018. Now the game is set to launch in early 2019 where players will be tossed into a post-apocalyptic world in which humanity is suffering from mindless zombie-like creatures.

Within the game, players will be taking on the role of a Deacon St. John who was once a bounty hunter. However, now that the world has been completely turned upside-down, Deacon will have to use his bounty hunter skills to keep him alive on a daily basis.

Luigi’s Mansion 3
  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: 2019

The Luigi’s Mansion series doesn’t have very many installments attached. During a September 2018 Nintendo Direct, Nintendo revealed that Luigi’s Mansion 3 is being developed for the Nintendo Switch. Unfortunately, we didn’t get any details as to what this third installment will entail quite yet, but it’s supposedly coming into the market in 2019.

Now this game is drastically tame compared to other titles on this list. In fact, you would probably overlook this game as a horror title when searching for something new to play. However, if you have a younger family member who wants something a bit scary to play that’s suitable for their age then this is likely going to be a great option. Of course, with that said this game has a massive following and its one we don’t expect too many will be passing on when it launches later this year.

Luigi will once again star in this video game as he takes on an assortment of ghosts and haunting. As mentioned, this is the third installment though we don’t expect that you will necessarily have to play the previous two installments in order to enjoy this one.

The Blackout Club
  • Developer: Question
  • Publisher: Question
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

The Blackout Club is centered around a mystery. Teenagers from a small town have started to blackout and wake up randomly at a different location with no knowledge as to what had happened. This occurrence becomes a normal situation that the teens must deal with until they band together and figure out just what is going on.

This is a co-op style video game in which players can team up and carefully execute their plans to find out the reason for the blackouts and gather proof in order to share with police and parents. Currently, the video game is slated to launch at some point in 2019.