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6 Horror Games We Want On Next Gen Consoles!

This console generation has lasted long enough, I say. Let’s bring on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, the bevy of amazing games and the jaw-dropping visuals they’ll undoubtedly bring with them. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 have already given us plenty, let’s give them a break, they’ve earned it. Today, we’re going to chat about horror games I’d very much like to see on next-gen consoles. This is a part two, of sorts, so if you have a game you think deserves a mention, make sure it isn’t here first.

There’s a solid chance you won’t agree with every one of my picks, but then again, that’s the beauty of opinions — we all have one! It just so happens that yours is just as valuable as my own, so if you find yourself disagreeing with me, feel free to set me straight in the comments.

Read on for my list of six horror games we want on next-gen consoles!

Shadows of the Damned 2

I am absolutely in love with Shadows of the Damned. I think it’s a beautiful, vibrant, and often zany little game that’s entirely unique — at least in its world, the controls are very much reminiscent of Resident Evil 4 — and often hilarious.

Unfortunately, like many classics, Shadows of the Damned was largely overlooked when it first released. Despite solid reviews, its sales were practically nonexistent. The story is familiar: a man, the demon hunter known as Garcia Hotspur, sets off on a mission to save his girlfriend, who’s been kidnapped by the lord of hell. With the help of his trusty sidekick, Johnson, the duo set off to break down the doors to one of the most colorful interpretations of hell I’ve ever seen. Thanks to some hugely entertaining dialogue and seriously gorgeous visuals, Shadows of the Damned is one of my favorite games of 2011. It totally deserves a sequel.

In related news, if for some reason you discover you’re still on the fence about it two years later, check out TJ’s list of reasons why it’s worth checking out.

Manhunt 3

I’ll admit that I’ve never really gotten into the Manhunt series. I played most of the first, but I barely touched the second mostly because the focus of the games seemed too focus more on being as controversial as possible by getting you to kill NPCs in the most gruesome ways possible, rather than introducing interesting gameplay mechanics. I’ve also never been a big fan of stealth games, so there’s that.

With that said, the Manhunt series, and particularly the first, has always been a genuinely unsettling horror series with some seriously twisted scenes. Like torture porn movies, they aim to make you uncomfortable, and in that regard they’ve always been successful. I’d happily return to the franchise, assuming Rockstar can take time away from crafting exponentially more successful games to make room for another Manhunt on next-gen consoles.

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  • WiKiT_CLoWN

    Manhunt 3!!! From ROCKSTAR! Hell yeah! Half of a Kingdom for Manhunt 3!!!

  • whole heartedly agree with manhunt and dead space (even though im still ahuge fan of the 3rd entry), but f.e.a.r. I dont know, I think id rather see jericho 2 and condemned 3

    • dr.lamb

      fear3 is like beating a dead horse. Let it go, I say.

  • Raziel_cz

    Give me Alan Wake 2 and I’ll die with peace in my heart.

  • divisionbell

    Definitely manhunt 3. Also Condemned 3 would be nice.

  • Jason Keen

    The Suffering 3 would be awesome to see come out on next gen consoles, loved those games.

  • dr.lamb

    What about a “Clock Tower” remake ? Games nowadays can convey enough psychological depth – by better face animations and enhanced atmosphere- to make a game that has only one killer interesting enough.

    • Adam Dodd

      I fully support a Clock Tower remake. We don’t have enough games like that.

  • nahdontthinkso

    Manhunt 3 might be the game I want most to see come out on the upcoming consoles. It’s a shame it missed this past generation consoles. It deserves a bigger fan base. Both games are incredible, in my opinion.

  • devilmaycry26

    i would love to see shadows of the damned 2, evil dead game , the suffering 3, manhunt 3 with the 1st character, countdown vampires remake game as well

  • devilmaycry26

    o an alan wake 2 as well

    • Adam Dodd

      I sincerely hope Remedy makes another Alan Wake. I know they want to, but they’ve made it clear that a sequel isn’t on their to-do list for the near future.

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