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- #16 Bye Sweet Carole
- #15 ILL
- #14 Paranormal Tales
- #13 Deathground
- #12 The Lost Wild
- #11 Echoes of the Living
- #10 Dark Fracture
- #9 Fear Underground
- #8 Carnival Hunt
- #7 Broken Veil
- #6 They Are Here: Alien Abduction Horror
- #5 4 Minutes to the Apocalypse
- #4 Beneath
- #3 Alone in the Dark
- #2 Little Nightmares III
- #1 Silent Hill 2
Look, not everyone likes to be scared, especially in the psychological sense. But if you’re up for that? These games coming in 2024 will help you out.
#16 Bye Sweet Carole
We will start with a horror game that certainly doesn’t look like one at first glance. Bye Sweet Carole instead has the look of an old-school animation film, which is intentional.
You’ll play as a girl trapped in an odd world surrounded by bunnies and must follow clues and signs that will help inform her about what happened to another girl named Carole who was trapped here.
This place is not what it seems, so don’t let its “cute style” sway you. There is darkness here, and if you want to survive it, you must be careful. But is survival even possible in a place like this?
If you want things a bit “cranked up” in your horror titles, then perhaps ILL will suit your “tastes.” You are someone who is investigating a town full of people who are not just sick; they’re turning into monsters. Said monsters are trying to kill you, so you’ll need to fight back and attempt to figure out what has transformed them into these monstrosities!
The problems you face will be numerous, including the fact that the monsters will adapt to your fighting style, so you’ll need to constantly be on your toes! Do you think you can survive all these terrors? Or will you become their next victim?
#14 Paranormal Tales
Or perhaps you’re looking for an adventure that takes place across many settings and places. One that will give you a “new perspective” to look through as you go through the tale? If so, Paranormal Tales is what you’re looking for.
The game takes hold of the “found footage” era of movies and puts it in movie form. You’ll be part of four tales where terrifying events unfold before your very eyes. You’ll use the footage to try and learn what caused these horrible acts and attempt to survive it after multiple attempts!
It won’t be easy, but you might just make it!
Why is there always a game about dinosaurs being alive and them hunting humans? Look, we get it. You like dinosaur movies set in the “present day,” but we don’t need to be freaked out by them in the digital space!
In Deathground, you’ll either take on these dinosaurs alone or make a group to take them on together! But, as you can imagine, this won’t be easy in the slightest. The AI behind the dinosaurs is meant to be unpredictable, and when you have a creature as powerful as them, making them clever only lowers your odds of survival.
So, do you think you can beat the dinosaurs?
#12 The Lost Wild
Wait, didn’t we JUST talk about this kind of thing? Oh, The Lost Wild is a slightly different dinosaur game? That’s good to know.
Apparently, in this title, you’re not meant to go fight the dinosaurs directly; you’re just trying to live in their world and figure out what’s going on around you. For example, instead of fighting them, you can try to distract them or even intimidate them if you think that’ll work.
Plus, someone is trying to guide you through this madness. But what is the secret of this prehistoric place? Do you think you can survive long enough to find out?
#11 Echoes of the Living
Plenty of horror games focus on a small town that gets wrapped up in something bigger than it ever should’ve been, and Echoes of the Living pays tribute to those tales and horror games of the 90s!
In this case, a town in Europe has been consumed by fog. Not long after, the dead are rising, monsters are showing up everywhere, and only a few people can fight back against the madness!
With puzzles to solve, enemies to fight, and a mystery to unravel, you’ll find that this game will push you in different directions as you try to make it out alive.
#10 Dark Fracture
When you work on a body farm, and you have a “tragic past” you’re dealing with, you KNOW you’re asking for trouble. Dark Fracture is about a man who works on such a research site, and then, one day, everything starts to go wrong.
With reality seemingly spiraling all around him, you’ll have to help him keep his sanity as he watches untold horrors forming around him.
But are they really there? Could this just be his mind playing the ultimate trick on him as he fails to reconcile with his past? You’ll have to play the game to learn the truth!
#9 Fear Underground
If we were to tell you that Fear Underground focuses on a medieval knight, you might think that they’re in an underground world where they have to fight to survive. But you would be wrong. Instead, the game is about a knight who has been kidnapped and put into an underground maze with no clear reason why and now has to crawl through the maze to get out.
The focus here is on the claustrophobia and the uncertainty of what you’ll crawl into next. What awaits you at the end of this maze? Why were you brought here in the first place? These questions and more will be answered as you play.
#8 Carnival Hunt
The asymmetrical horror genre has been growing a lot recently, and Carnival Hunt continues that trend. In the game, you’ll be part of a dark carnival where an equally dark game takes place.
One of the players will be the “carnival monster,” who is seeking out the wind-up bunnies that call this place home so they can be eaten! The other players are the bunnies and must continuously work together and wind each other up to outlast the monster!
The game is all about timing. The one who outlasts the others will wind! So be mindful of the clock, and stay alive. Or, you know, eat the bunnies!
#7 Broken Veil
Sometimes, one of the biggest horrors you can face is life without a key member of your family. In Broken Veil, you’ll play as a young boy who is searching for his mother.
The problem? She is lost in a town somewhere in Russia where its citizens are faceless monsters! You know, the “not good” kind of horror!
The game is a puzzle-platformer, and you’ll need to work through the town and figure out what happened to your mother while having to avoid the monsters that come at you.
You never know what might be around the next corner, so be mindful of every step you take!
#6 They Are Here: Alien Abduction Horror
There have been some recent stories about “abduction horror” that have gotten many people scared, and They Are Here: Alien Abduction Horror will add to that list.
Why? Because you’ll play a journalist who goes to a farm to check out the “odd events” that have happened there. But once you start, you’ll find that darker things are going on here than you expected!
Will you be the next victim of the abductions? Or will you take on the threat and figure out a way to stay alive? There’s a free prologue if you want to try that out first! You know, to ease yourself into the adventure…
#5 4 Minutes to the Apocalypse
It’s a very real truth that our world could potentially end because of the press of a single button. Specifically, the push of a button on a submarine that has nuclear weapons on it. 4 Minutes to the Apocalypse tells the tale of a world where nuclear war has happened, and many people are fighting for what remains.
But on board a special submarine, the fight to control the weapons will push you to the limit. Fight to stay alive and get control before more lives are lost. In a world full of death, can you stay alive long enough to let others live, too?
The true meaning of psychological horror is to push the person experiencing the “Events” to the brink and make them wonder if what they’re experiencing is real and whether they’ll be able to survive it at all.
In Beneath, you’ll play as a diver who is experiencing such mental thoughts. They are trapped within a world under the waves that have monsters and other terrors awaiting. You are low on resources, and your sanity hangs by a thread. What will you do to try and survive what lies ahead? Or can you even make it that far? You’ll have to play the game to find out.
#3 Alone in the Dark
While it’s true that many horror games today are focused on jump scares and gore, they didn’t start out that way. Plenty of games had you wondering if you were losing your mind, and Alone in the Dark was one of them.
The series has had many ups and downs over the years, but in 2024, it’s getting a modern remake and even taking things back to the original setting to help cement the lore!
With special characters to control, you’ll try and figure out what lies within a certain familiar place. Let’s hope you make it out alive! If not, we’ll remember you.
#2 Little Nightmares III
It might seem a bit odd that Little Nightmares III is one of the final games on this list. But when you think about psychological horror, the first two games have done that rather well, and they’ll keep doing so, so why not put it here?
You’ll play as Low & Alone. They’re trapped in a place known as The Spiral, which is in the land of Nowhere. Isn’t that where Courage The Cowardly Dog resides?
Either way, they’ll need to work together to solve puzzles, dodge monsters, and learn the truth about this world that they’re in. But is the truth something they want to face?
#1 Silent Hill 2
Konami has left the Silent Hill franchise dormant for years. Fans were waiting for the IP to get picked back up, and fortunately, after a series of rumors, Konami unveiled the franchise was returning in a big way. One of the games to bring the franchise back into the limelight was a remake of Silent Hill 2. With the game installment being so cherished by fans of the series and a staple for the survival horror genre, it will be a difficult task to ensure the game meets fan expectations, but Bloober Team is taking on the challenge. Within Silent Hill 2, we’re following a man named James Sunderland, who ventures to the town of Silent Hill in hopes of finding his long-believed deceased wife, Mary. However, James soon realizes the town is far from a safe haven retreat.