Top Upcoming Horror Video Games Of 2019

The Beast Inside
  • Developer: Illusion Ray Studio
  • Publisher: Movie Games S.A., PlayWay S.A.
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2019

The Beast Inside comes from a successful Kickstarter campaign. From development team, Illusion Ray Studio, players will be diving into a horror adventure title. Within the game, the story will follow Adam, a CIA cryptanalyst, who decides to move into the country with his wife to deal with work regarding the Cold War. Things go south very fast when Adam discovers an old journal in the antic of his new home which was owned by a man named Nicolas, who was dealing with some strange supernatural horrors during the Civil War era. With the journal opened, it seems that the supernatural elements have once again appeared within the home and surrounding areas. Players will then go through the game taking control of both Adam and Nicolas in their time periods.

Gameplay is in the first-person perspective and while footage has shown the protagonist fighting off a hostile enemy with a weapon, it seems the focus in terms of gameplay is puzzle solving and exploration. Gathering clues is basically the goal while you hide and run away from the enemies. While the Kickstarter campaign managed to raise the funds and an expected release date was March of this year, there hasn’t been a strong release date set for when the game will hit the marketplace.


Apsulov: End of Gods
  • Developer: Angry Demon Studio
  • Publisher: Angry Demon Studio
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2019

A cyberpunk futuristic horror game set within the Norse mythology is coming this year called Apsulov: End of Gods. The game is being developed under Angry Demon Studios and it tells a story of a man who uncovers an ancient structure that was built up and stored far beneath the ground. When our protagonist dwells within it, he unknowingly unleashes a being who will once against an attempt to deliver destruction and misery onto the human realm. This is another atmospheric style horror game where players are going through these detailed landmarks searching for clues and ridding the world from this unknown god of destruction. Furthermore, we may actually see some augmentations used for the protagonist such as eyes that can showcase hidden items or clues, but we’re still a good ways off from the title launching. Developers are seeking a launch within the third quarter of this year so more news is likely to be shared to the public in the coming months.


The Sinking City
  • Developer: Frogwares
  • Publisher: Bigben Interactive
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: March 21, 2019

The Sinking City is set in the 1920s in an East Coast city of the United States. Players will find that their town has been flooded and with it comes a slew of supernatural enemies. Ultimately, no one knows what’s going on with the town, creatures are running rampant, and most of all, the minds of those who live within the city are going mad. Players take on the role of an investigator who is fighting to keep his sanity, fight off the enemies that dwell within the city and find out just what in the world is going on. Unlike some of the other titles in this list, there will be a bit more gunplay involved along with optional choices. That’s a big part of the game as players will have a series of choices and actions that will determine the ending a player will receive.

Frogwares, development team, have delivered a wide range of Sherlock Holmes based video games. As a result, they know how to deliver a mystery and mechanics for a video game that is heavily based around investigations. Tossing in the element of The Sinking City being part of the H.P. Lovecraft universe and you have a horror title that’s well worth checking out when it finally hits the market on March 21, 2019.


Pathologic 2
  • Developer: Ice-Pick Lodge
  • Publisher: tinyBuild
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2019

Pathologic 2 is an upcoming horror title based around a town that is plagued by disease.  Most citizens have written the town off but few still hold on hope and as a result, there must be a cleansing to rid of those infected. Throughout the game players will not only have to battle against the plague but also loot, murder, mug, steal, barter, beg your way to the end. Players take the role of three different characters, much like the first installment but unlike the first installment, the game will be released in parts. Those who want to dive into the game sooner than later may be delighted to know the horrors you’ll encounter won’t be too far out. This title is being developed by Ice-Pick Lodge which was hit with an economic crisis in Russia and as a result, funding for the game was drastically reduced.

Instead of giving up the development team opted to release the game in a new approach. Rather than having players wait, the development team is opting to bring the game out in three different parts, the first being the Haruspex, followed by the Bachelor and lastly the Changeling. This was done to allow gamers to jump into the game sooner rather than having to wait for the full release which may not be until the end of this year.


Devotion
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  • Developer: RedCandleGame
  • Publisher: Indievent Winking Skywalker
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: February 19, 2019

The development team that brought out Detention has a new horror game that you can enjoy today. We’re referring to Devotion, a first-person perspective horror title that follows a man who finds his apartment slowly shifting into an alternate time. This place that was once called home is now finding the past budding its head out. Apparently, a family that lived within the place prior which was deeply rooted in their religious beliefs becomes a horrific nightmare for protagonist trapped in this new hellish world. Designed to showcase Taiwanese and East Asian folklore, gamers can set aside a day to dwell into the terror RedCandleGames has developed. Unfortunately, that’s really all the time you need to set aside as this game is not as lengthy as RedCandleGame’s previous release.