Back again just like the past 2 years, and like always I want to know what YOU thought was the best horror game of 2009. Last year was a good race, and Dead Space narrowly beat out Left 4 Dead for the win. I could post a top 10 of my favorite horror games of last year, but I like it better when you guys do the work for me.
And now for my wonderous disclaimer. The games on this list are that that would reflect anything horror, sci-fi, bloody and or disgusting, gory, thrillerish, creepy, aliens, ghosts, zombies, vampires, plain old really weird stuff, stuff that is outside of “normal”, there are no Mario’s in this list, no Call Of Duty’s, these are the games people cringe at. The games some people are too scared to play. The games parents don’t want their kids playing. The games that we love here on BD.
Head past the break to see the games in the running!
Batman Arkham Asylum (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
Arguably the only good Batman game of all time, but definitely the best Batman game ever. Arkham Asylum has the star voice acting, amazing enemies and gameplay, along with a setting no one would want to be trapped in alone.
Dead Space Extraction (Wii)
Spawn of our game of the year 2008 (Dead Space), Dead Space Extraction did just as good of a job keeping you on the edge of your seat, and your friends. 2 player co-op made this game awesome, and fun to play with a friend. The innovative way they used the Wiimote to change the firing mode of your gun made you feel like you were actually in the game.
Fear 2: Project Origin (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
If there is one thing Fear knows how to do, it’s mess with your head. This game does that well. Though you might think you’re tripping balls, yes you are seeing ghosts along with some other fucked up things. Fear 2 is the perfect mix of actiony first person shooter, along with creepy horror game.
Ghostbusters (Ds, PC, PSP, PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)
Ghostbusters lacked a 4 player co-op campaign which in my opinion really hurt the game. It was released on every system that is available right now, and really changed from the Wii, to the hand helds to the next gen consoles. The game was full of all the original Ghostbusters movie actors voices, among others, and though the game lacked 4 player campaign it was still fun and a great continuation to the franchise. With any luck the next Ghostbusters game with have what this one was missing.
House Of The Dead: Overkill (Wii)
House Of The Dead: Overkill was a completely badass game. Ripped right off of Grindhouse, and others like it, it had that dingy old film feel too it. Plenty of messed up monsters and fun and interesting characters that kept the game exciting and interesting all the way till the end.
Killing Floor (PC)
An entire game based off of Horde Mode. Can’t go wrong. Get a bunch of friends together to stand up to some really horrifying lab experiments gone wrong. With a constant flow of money coming in per kill, you can spend it all away on a lot of badass weapons to make your job a lot easier.
Left 4 Dead 2 (PC, Xbox 360)
A lot of people were mad and boycotted Left 4 Dead 2 as a whole game, but if they actually sat down and played through it maybe they would realize they were wrong. Left 4 Dead 2 really was Left 4 Dead on steroids. New weapons, items, special infected, and so much more made this game so much more fun to play with friends for endless hours.
Resident Evil 5 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
The Resident Evil series keeps getting crazier and crazier, and it really shows in Resident Evil 5. Resident Evil 4 was arguably the best game in the series, so they took RE4 and doubled it in RE5. Offering 2 player campaign co-op where like in Army Of Two you really have to depend on your partner to stay alive. Also introducing a multiplayer online mode where you can fight opponents, and a survival mode where you and your friend try to stay alive and rack up as many points as possible. With new DLC just released and more on the way, Resident Evil 5 is the game that keeps giving.
SAW (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
There was a lot of skepticism around this game from the start. The fighting was not the best (But do you remember Silent Hill?), but the game had a solid story that tied directly into the popular SAW movies, along with familiar SAW voice actors. Puzzles that kept you guessing the whole game, and a horrifying asylum to roam, Konami did this game justice.
Silent Hill Shattered Memories (PSP, PS2, Wii)
Putting a whole new twist on the Silent Hill Series, Shattered Memories offered no fighting. Which works because the Silent Hill series was never known for the action. It also puts a whole new twist on the Silent Hill world by twisting the original Silent Hill story in this game. Spend your time in the game crapping yourself and running from the usually amazing and horrifying creatures of Silent Hill.
So here is how it’s going to work, you are going to go HERE, and vote for the game that you think was the best of the year out of the 10 games listed. You will have 3 weeks from the date this is posted! SO VOTE NOW!