If you are passionate to explore horror games more than a sports-related gameplay, then this may interest you the most! Here are the top ten survival horror video games you should check out!:
1. Alan Wake (2010)
You play as a writer who is suffering from writer’s block and is now in the clutches of an evil power. The creatures you have to defeat are scared of light, so your battery-powered torch becomes your main weapon. Shine a light on them continuously and they will eventually die. This makes the game more challenging. Make sure you keep track of recharge times and new batteries. Humanoid monsters attack you and watch out for inanimate objects as well. These will spring up at the most unfortunate moments.
2. Condemned: Criminal Origin (2005)
A survival horror classic, this game has you dealing with serial killers. You play as an FBI agent trying to escape a city that has gone mad. The gameplay is visceral; you use pipes and metal bars that will let you experience the gore up close. Fight your way through the dozens of killers and survive if you have the wits.
3. The Last of Us (2013)
It seems to focus more on the survival part of the genre than the horror, but it is still a solid game. The story is engaging and the combat system intense. Joel and Ally navigate through a wasteland that used to be the United States. The world has been devastated by an outbreak of fungus that turns people into zombies. The trickiest parts are the ones where you have to avoid the blind “clickers” that seemingly attack out of nowhere.
4. Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem (2002)
This is a psychological-horror action-adventure game, you play as the protagonist Alexandra Roivas, who is trying to solve the mystery of her grandfather’s death and happens to stumble upon a world of magic and horror. You also control a set of characters that eventually tie into the main storyline. The game also has a sanity meter. If it gets low, then the game seems to merge reality and dreams and gets scarier and confusing.
5. Amnesia: The Dark Descent (2010)
You play as Daniel, a protagonist who has lost all his memories and has to figure out who he is. The only thing he knows is that he must find and kill a mysterious baron. You are not given any weapons and must travel through the haunted castle, solving puzzles. Whenever any creature happens to appear, you need to hide behind objects and avoid it.
6. System Shock 2 (1999)
This game is a sequel to System Shock. You play against a horde of zombies and need to outwit an unstable AI system. Scavenge the ship for upgrades and supplies in this classic RPG. The gameplay is a bit slow but the atmosphere more than makes up for it. The techno soundtrack is a bit distracting. You can turn it off.
7. Fatal Frame 2 (2003)
Japanese horror is the most effective. This game uses the camera obscura from the first game, and you play through a damned village trying to find your lost sister. The vengeful spirits are vulnerable to the different types of films that you have at your disposal. The game has great shock moments that will make you jump more than a few times.
8. Dead Space (2008)
This sci-fi horror game combines all the best elements of movie classics such as Event Horizon and Alien. This game gives you a glimpse into deep space survival and its horrors. Similar to System Shock 2, Isaac Clark moves through a ship full of zombie-like aliens that attack from all sides. Use the plasma cutter and other innovative weapons to cut down the mindless creatures limb by limb. Dismember them before they do the same to you.
9. Resident Evil Remake (2002)
If you want to see what a remake done right looks like, check out this game. The original game is the seminal title in this genre and its remake is stunning as well. Play as Chris or Jill, navigate a creepy mansion, and defeat the undead horrors contained within. The graphics have been greatly enhanced and the voiceovers seem better. The in-game puzzles are different so the old players will not get bored.
10. Silent Hill 2 (2001)
A brilliant sequel, in this title, James, the husband of the original protagonist, ends up stranded in the creepy town after receiving a letter from his deceased wife. The tension builds up throughout the game as you encounter strange characters and monsters. The psychological elements such as the limited visibility and the strange soundtrack lend the gameplay a unique touch of creepiness.