Top Upcoming Horror Games of 2017

It doesn’t have to be Halloween to enjoy being terrified. Horror video games have been around for ages and we’ve certainly seen plenty of classic franchises truly blossom and inspire new incredible titles. 2017 seems to be a promising year for a wide array of horror video game titles.

We compiled some of our most anticipated horror video game titles launching throughout 2017. From games that put players into a truly terrifying atmosphere, a story that makes the hairs stand up on the back of our necks, to some more thrilling horror titles to enjoy with a friend. Check out our list of the top upcoming horror video games of 2017.

As always, let us know what horror titles you’re looking forward to playing most next year by leaving a comment down below!

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Allison Road

Developer: Far From Home
Publisher: Far From Home
Platforms: PC
Release Date: TBA 2017

Allison Road gained attention from the video game industry as a spiritual successor to P.T., the playable teaser for the now cancelled video game Silent Hills. While first being declared cancelled on June 4, 2016, the video game would enter development once again on August 22, 2016.

Gameplay is similar to P.T., where players will go through the game in a first-person perspective as they uncover clues and defeat a supernatural entity. As for the overall story, developers are keeping gamers mostly guessing as to what they can expect.

From what we know so far, the game will have players taking on the role of an unnamed protagonist as he roams around his home with suggestions that his family was a victim of a heinous crime. As the game progresses, players will have to fight against an unknown force that could very well be his family from the afterlife.

Friday The 13th: The Game

Developer: IllFonic, Gun Media
Publisher: Gun Media
Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1
Release Date: TBA 2017

Normally video game adaptations of movies are a bit sub par, but we have high hopes for the upcoming Friday the 13th: The Game. This is an upcoming video game title that heavily focuses on multiplayer gameplay.

Friday the 13th: The Game can support up to eight players, seven of which are camp counselors while one will take on the role of Jason Voorhees. There are two end goals to the game, the players will work together in order to defeat Jason while the main enemy player will search and slaughter the hidden camp counselors.

Currently, the video game will focus on the multiplayer aspect, though a single-player campaign is in the talks despite the Kickstarter campaign failing to reach the stretch goal supporting the development costs.

Resident Evil 7

Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1
Release Date: January 24, 2017

Resident Evil 7 is generating quite a bit of buzz. This upcoming installment is changing a few things up such as players will be going through the game in a first-person perspective. Likewise, Capcom seems to be going back to the original tone of the Resident Evil franchise with less action-oriented moments and a more survival-horror atmosphere.

The game is set to take place four years after the events of Resident Evil 6, in a fictional city of Dulvey, Louisiana. Players will be taking on the role of Ethan, a man who is searching for his missing wife, which leads him into a derelict plantation mansion which is home to the oddity Baker family.

It seems that Ethan will have to escape from the cannibalistic Baker family while also searching for clues of his missing wife. To give players an extra little scare, Capcom is adding PlayStation VR functionality to the game.

Outlast 2

Developer: Red Barrels
Publisher: Red Barrels
Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1
Release Date: TBA 2017

Outlast 2, by development team Red Barrels, will follow similar game mechanics of the first installment to the survival-horror franchise. Players this time around will take on the role of Blake Langermann, an investigative journalist, and cameraman, alongside his wife, as they uncover clues to a murder of a pregnant woman.

In their journey, Blake and his wife become separated after their helicopter crashes. Much like the past installment, players are not suited with the ability to combat the enemy forces. Instead, our protagonist will mostly have to hide and run away from any danger.

However, since Blake is already a cameraman, he is equipped with a more advanced camera that will offer clearer footage, zoom, an audio detection system, and of course night vision. Gamers will still have to hunt down new batteries for the camera when it drains from night vision use just as they did before.



Developer: SadSquare Studio
Publisher: SadSquare Studio
Platforms: PC
Release Date: January 2017

Similar to Allison Road, a title we covered above, Visage is another spiritual successor to P.T. which places the gamer into an unknown home as the fight a supernatural entity. Again, much like Allison Road, not too many details have been revealed for the game.

What we do know is that the game will be based within a massive home that has been around for centuries. Dozens of families have lived within the home where many of them died brutally while others were able to live their lives out normally without any harm.


Developer: NVYVE Studios
Publisher: NVYVE Studios
Platforms: PC
Release Date: February 2017

P.AM.E.L.A. is a video game currently in development by NVYVE Studios. This particular title is set in a fictional utopian city known as Eden. In this world, mankind strived to become a nation of perfection, though through the attempt of this goal, something went array and infected the city.

Players awake from a cryo-sleep in Eden to only find that the world was invested by a bug that has disfigured most of the individuals causing them to act unpredictable and at times hostile. This is an open-world video game where players will have to figure out what exactly happened as they explore, gather resources, and adapt to the full day/night cycle present within the game.


Developer: Ebb Software
Publisher: Ebb Software
Platforms:  PC
Release Date: TBA 2017

The horror title Scorn is all about immersion with the video game tossing players into a creepy atmospheric world that’s filled with grotesque creatures. One of the ways that Ebb Software is hoping to immerse players into this nightmarish world is by playing the entire game without any cutscenes. In fact, according to the past Kickstarter campaign page, Scorn doesn’t have a conventional plot but instead allows players to interpret the events and themes.

Another interesting aspect that will hopefully allow players to go through Scorn without being taken out of the gameplay experience is that the title will not have a HUD displays. Everything within the world is living and as players progress through the game, new areas will open up, however, don’t expect Scorn to hold your hand. You’ll have to think carefully about how to complete tasks and accomplish game goals.


Developer: Madmind Studio
Publisher: PlayWay
Platforms: PC, PS4 ,XB1
Release Date: TBA 2017

Within Agony, players start their journey as a tormented soul in the depths of hell. As the protagonist goes through hell in search of a means to escape, players will have a unique ability to control people on your path along with possessing simple minded demons.

What Remains Of Edith Finch

Developer: Giant Sparrow
Publisher: Annapurna Interactive
Platforms: PC, PS4
Release Date: April 25, 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch is an upcoming title from developers Giant Sparrow, the team behind The Unfinished Swan.

Overall, the video game follows Edith Finch as he begins to explore a colossal house owned by her family. As she learns more of her family history, she begins to discover what happened to each member during their last day alive. It’s up to you as fit together the puzzle pieces which will reveal why Edith is the last remaining surviving member of the Finch family.

Hello Neighbor

Developer: Dynamic Pixels
Publisher: TinyBuild Games
Platforms: PC
Release Date: TBA 2017

Hello Neighbor is an upcoming intense horror video game that has players up against an advanced AI. Within the game, players are tasked with discovering what their neighbor is up to.

This will require sneaking into his home and uncovering his secrets, but because the AI is actively learning your moves, players will find busting into his home and avoid being detected is easier said than done.


Developer: Lunar Software
Publisher: Lunar Software
Platforms: PC
Release Date: TBA 2017

Set on an abandoned moon base, players are left all alone in the vast darkness of space. However, with a few tools at their disposal, perhaps it’s possible to search the depths of the base and locate just what happened to everyone else.

The Persistence

Developer: Firesprite
Publisher: Firespirte
Platform: PSVR
Release: May 2017

Set on a doomed research vessel, players take on a role of a crewmember who must explore the ship in hopes to bring the engine back online. With mutants lurking about, players are short on time from being sucked into a black hole or killed by the infected.

Ghost Theory

Developer: Dreadlocks Ltd
Publisher: Dreadlocks Ltd
Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One
Release Date: Q4 2017

Thanks to our protagonists talent of clairvoyance, players will join forces with a struggling university depart. You’ll be tasked with special on-field paranormal investigations which will allow gamers to have more choice during the missions. It’s been noted that each mission is set on an open-ended sandbox level, allowing players to enjoy their story in a more unique fashion.


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