6 Horror Games We’d Like To See On Next-Gen Consoles

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With the PS4 officially revealed and a potential Xbox announcement incoming, the next generation of consoles is almost upon us. This means we’ll have brand new games to look forward to — like Watch Dogs, Human Element, and Bungie’s Destiny — as well as a slew of sequels to franchises we’ve grown to love over the years. It seems like we’ve been inundated with sequels lately, and that includes the horror genre (Resident Evil 6, Dead Space 3, Silent Hill: Downpour, etc.). However, there are a few games that just need sequels. Here are six of them.

Alan Wake is one of my favorite horror games of all time, because it’s different. It’s story is wonderfully strange and as a relatively new series with only two games — the other being American Nightmare — it still has a lot of potential. Remedy has been a huge tease about the all-but-confirmed sequel, and while I would’ve liked to see more Alan Wake sooner rather than later, the possibility of a next-gen sequel is exciting enough to make me more than willing to wait.

The original Condemned was a launch title for the Xbox 360, so I have hopes that the reason we haven’t heard from the series since 2008. That was five years ago. Can you believe it? How dare Monolith leave us with the cliffhanger that was Bloodshot’s ending like that for so long. It’s criminal. The series has seen moderate success, so I can only hope that something is in the works. If a third game is in development, they are doing a mighty fine job of laying low.

Let’s forget about Operation Raccoon City for a minute. Let’s say Capcom was going through an experimental phase — I went to college, I understand, it happens — no judgment. But seriously, get on that. There’s no reason to not give fans the game we’ve been clamoring for since forever. In my opinion, the best way to go about it would be by releasing it as a multiplayer XBLA game. Make it cheap ($10 for each episode), focus on the co-op, and make it episodic. Telltale laid the ground work with The Walking Dead and I dare say the Resident Evil name is more widely recognized than TWD, so I don’t see it failing. Pretty please?

I’ve really been trying to give Eternal Darkness as as many mentions as possible. I do this because I care. Also because I really, really want another Eternal Darkness game. The original was so mind-bogglingly (new word?) awesome that it stuns me we haven’t seen anything from it for over a decade.

Fatal Frame hasn’t gone anywhere, and that’s the problem. It’s been stuck in Japan where it can’t be fully appreciated. Crimson Butterfly is still one of the most unsettling gaming experiences I’ve ever had, as well as one of my favorites. I’d love to go snap some pictures of ghosts, but for some reason the series has been relegated to a small corner of this big beautiful place we call Earth. And no, Spirit Camera doesn’t count.

I hesitated putting this on the list because frankly, I’m sick of Valve. I know, it’s blasphemous, and I don’t necessarily mean that as a slight against them. Valve makes amazing games and Steam is fantastic — I’m just so tired of waiting for them to actually make games. Left 4 Dead, Half-Life 2: Episode 3… it’s tiring being a Valve fan. I’m sure a third Left 4 Dead game is coming and it will almost certainly make beautiful use of the Steam Box, I only hope we don’t have to wait five more years to see it.

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  • Raziel_cz

    I’m glad you mentioned Alan Wake 2 in the first place, because I love both the original title and American Nightmare (it’s so different experience from its predecessor, but incredibly atmospheric and funny). Anyway, I thing sequel is a real deal, not only a wish.

    On the other side, I kind of miss The Darkness 3 we talked about on Twitter. The Darkness 2 is awesome. Actualy, although I always wanted, I have never played the first game – no consoles around – but this was for sure my favourite game of 2011.

    • Adam Dodd

      The Darkness 3 NEEDS to happen. That’s one of the most underrated and underappreciated series of this generation, in my opinion.

      • Raziel_cz

        I couldn’t agree more.

  • Falk

    I would love to see another Eternal Darkness game. That was my favorite gamecube title. I would also like to play another fatal frame. I heard they released number 4 for the wii but I’m not sure about that.

    • Adam Dodd

      The fourth game released back in 2008, but it was only came to Japan. I heard it was great, even if it was a little buggy.

  • PatrickxJonathan

    With the obvious success of the Tomb Raider reboot, I would LOVE to see a Manhunt reboot as well. Come on Rockstar…

    • GothicGuido

      Man I would love to see a new Manhunt but there’s no way its happening anytime soon. It was the only game rockstar made that was actually MORE controversial than GTA. With the whole violence in video game crap going on right now, I really doubt we will see it anytime soon. If were talking pipe dreams tho I would love to see a new man hunt or for rockstar to make their own assassin game (Deus ex, Dishonroed, Hitman) with a manhunt flavor (kind of like Hotline Miami)

  • coffinbirth

    Condemned 3, unfortunately, will never happen. That is according to one of the developers, anyways. Eternal Darkness 2 has supposedly been in the works for awhile over at Silicon Knights, but, and this is a BIG BUT, SK totally sucks now. Don’t get your hopes up. I like the Outbreak: File #3 idea. I really liked a couple of the modes from ORC that didn’t make it into RE6.
    Here are some games I’d like to see sequels to in the next gen, and some will be HIGHLY unlikely:P
    The Darkness 3
    Deadlight 2
    RE Revelations 2 or whatever
    Shadow Man 3
    Silent Hill Downpour 2 or whatever
    The Suffering
    Alone In The Dark
    Deadly Premonition
    Call of Cthulhu
    Evil Dead
    Dead Rising….reboot. Make it scary + DayZ type craziness.
    Also, mind-bogglingly is already a word:P

    • chris99x

      While I agree that Dead Rising needs a fresh coat of paint, I hope they don’t make it “scary” in the typical sense. The tone of the series already sets it apart from the loads of other zombie games out there. I agree with all of your choices, though. Deadly Premonition 2 would be especially nice :)

      • Adam Dodd

        Agreed. Capcom already has a “serious” zombie series with Resident Evil (a term I use loosely to describe RE). I love Dead Rising’s quirky personality, I only wish they made that annoying timer optional.

  • chris99x

    Fatal Frame is another that I hold a lot of doubt over, as it seems like Nintendo doesn’t really know what to do with the series. I don’t foresee much in the way of next-gen sequels, beyond the occasional Spirit Camera money-grab.

  • GothicGuido

    Yea I would love eternal dakrness, outbreak 3 and condemned but its unlikely at this point. Alan wake 2 and Left 3 dead? is inevitable. I’m pumped for this supposed next gen silent hill running on fox engine (hopefully it will revive silent hill)

  • SickAxe

    What I would LOVE to see on ps3, pc or even ps4 is Resident evil 1 the remake!!

  • Milk

    L4D3 is apparently a sure thing now.. We just have to be patient. After spending over 2000hrs in L4D2 I’m looking forward to more content. I wasn’t a big fan of alan wake so I don’t care for a second one.