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Here’s Your Chance To Recommend A Horror Game For This Year’s FEAR Awards!

Our fourth annual FEAR Awards is coming up, and while I’ve collected a majority of the horror and horror-ish games of 2012, I’m only human, and that means I could have missed something. To remedy this, I’m recruiting you to submit to me any horror (or horror adjacent) games that released this year. Obviously, games like Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and The Walking Dead are already on the list — I’m looking for more obscure titles like indie horror, PC, and arcade games that are easier to overlook. There are a lot of those, and they all deserve consideration this year. So if you have a game you’re particularly passionate about, let me know in the comments!

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  • zozozo

    best horror game of 2011?

  • ljbad

    I’ll nominate Slender (though I’m sure you’ve already got that on the list).

    There’s also a cute indie horror called Ib. It was released Feb 2012 and it’s definitely my favorite indie horror of the year. It plays kinda like Corpse Party but has a simpler, shorter story. Plus it’s free, and that always makes something fun. You can find it here:

    Only takes a maybe 3-4 hours to finish.

    • Adam Dodd

      Oh yeah, Slender’s on the list, but I’ve never heard of Ib! I’ll definitely check it out!

    • chris99x

      I’ll second Ib. Good game.

      Another similar game is The Witch’s House, which came out this year too, if I’m not mistaken. The story isn’t quite as interesting as Ib’s, but I found it to be much creepier.

      • ljbad

        I haven’t heard of the Witch’s House. I’ll have to check it out.

  • ljbad

    Jasper Byrne’s Lone Survivor was released 2012. If that’s not on the list yet, it’s a good one.

    The Cat Lady just released. Played the demo and really liked it. Fun, scary, has a creepy art style, and good voice acting. The animations are not that great though. I’d like to play the full game but $16 is more than I spend on indie games (esp ones w lackluster animations). If the full game is of the same quality as the demo, it might deserve a spot on your list.

    A few other indie horrors released in 2012 (some might already be on your list): Anna, They Bleed Pixels (not sure if it counts), Lucius, Dear Esther (not sure), Erie, Home … and that’s all I got for now.

    • Adam Dodd

      Some good ones in there. I had Lone Survivor (loved it!), Anna (haven’t beaten it, but it’s fun), Lucius (not a fan), and Home (loved it!), but I haven’t heard of The Cat Lady. That’s pricey for an indie game. Great suggestions!

  • Baron_Aim

    I’m glad to see “Lone Survivor” on there, as that was definitely one of my favorite games from the past year. I also played “Home,” but wasn’t that crazy about it, maybe because I was expecting another “Lone Survivor”-like experience.

    I would also second the recommendation of “They Bleed Pixels,” which is more horror themed than horror genre. It’s a beat em up platformer with a Lovecraft themed story, and it’s the perfect find of challenging.

    Another game that maybe would fit in this category is “Hotline Miami.” It’s not supernatural horror, but you play a hit man who may or may not be entirely crazy. That game is also tough as nails, but super rewarding.

    One I downloaded recently but haven’t gotten a chance to play that is supposed to be great is “The 4th Wall.” It’s a surrealist horror game that is touted to be quite the mind game.

    • Adam Dodd

      All great suggestions. I’ve heard of Hotline Miami and The 4th Wall — I assume you’re talking about the puzzle platformer? I didn’t think that was horror, but I could be wrong — I haven’t had the chance to play either yet, so I’ll check them out.

      • Baron_Aim

        Here’s a link to The 4th Wall:

        I don’t think its a puzzle platformer, more of a walk around and weird crap happens type game.

        Looks like you can also get it on XBox360’s Indie Channel.

        • Adam Dodd

          Aah, that’s a totally different game. Looks super trippy.

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