The 10 Most Anticipated Horror Games Of 2014!

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At the beginning of each new year I like to take a look at the horror games we have to look forward to and thanks to the long awaited arrival of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, 2014 has a lot of horror games that are worth getting excited over. I’ve looked through the games that have been announced — I’m sure there are plenty waiting to be revealed later this year — and found some of the ones that I think need to be on your radar, if they aren’t already.

Read on for my list of the most anticipated horror games of 2014!


While we’re on the subject of upcoming games, here are 10 indie horror games you should have on your radar!

Routine

Routine looks like the type of game that I am only barely willing to play. Thankfully, Outlast thickened my skin a bit, so it may only be because of that that I’m able to endure what looks like a thoroughly frightening game. If finding your way through an abandoned Mars base while some nightmarish creature hunts you down — Routine carries elements of roguelikes, so you have no HUD and only one life — then this may be right up your alley. Me? There’s a good chance you’ll find me huddled in a wall vent somewhere, violently sobbing.

The Forest

If you’re unfamiliar with The Forest, all you really need to know about it is it’s one part Cannibal Holocaust, two parts The Descent. The premise is simple: you’ve been stranded on an unfamiliar island that’s brimming with cannibals that only come out at night. This gives you the day to prepare for their imminent arrival. If you fail, you die in one of the worst ways imaginable. If you succeed, dawn breaks and you get to do it all over again. Here’s a trailer.

The Evil Within

When I think of my most anticipated horror games, an overwhelming majority of them are being developed by indie studios, sometimes consisting of only one or two people. One of the major exceptions to that is The Evil Within, the next (and possibly last) horror game from Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami. I’ve covered it pretty thoroughly here, because while I’m hesitant to fall for its claims to reinvigorate survival horror — mostly because I think the genre is still very much alive, if only through indie horror — it does look pretty damn good.

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  • brianunfried

    I can’t wait for Until Dawn for PS3

    • Adam Dodd

      I can’t believe I missed that! Until Dawn looks really neat. I’ve gone ahead and included it among the honorable mentions.

  • Adie Stone

    Walking Dead Season 2. Rick???

    You mean Lee my friend.

    • Adam Dodd

      I ALWAYS do that. It’s fixed.

  • Pav

    I’m waiting for The Forrest. This is most promissing tittle. Of course rest of of games on list are great too. This should be grrreat year for horror gaming fans.

  • Slasher716

    I want to say Soma but that doesn’t come out til 2015 :(
    That is probly the one I’m looking forward to the most.

    I’m also looking forward to Alien: Isolation because (as most people agree) it take the Amnesia formula and applies it to a great movie license. I have high hopes for it.

    A Next Gen Amnesia would be nice (Frostbite engine) better graphics, lighting, ect. I bet everyone would appreciate that lol

    I’m curious about Routine, first time I hear about it is now reading your list. So cheers! ;)

    • Ga5ton

      I´ve heard that Routine is like Amnesia in outer space, wich sounds awesome, but i hope that they don´t do the same thing that horror movies did after Paranormal Activity: a movie becomes really famous and succesfull so they start making millions of movies the same way, so i hope that they don´t make too much games like Amnesia

  • ChildoftheKoRn

    “in a world forever altered by the supremely shitty Colonial Marines”

    I was pulling up my sleeves for a online rere fight when I realized you mean ACM, and not ALIENS (movie sequel). Still though, its produced by Sega (forced gearbox to include more corporate gun battles to “compete” with COD franchise among other nasties) and is using Ripleys daughter, who had no affiliation with the xenomorph, or any idea that Ripley had faced them. This ruins the storyline for me already.

    I’ll probably buy it when its $10 on steam, if it bodes well.

    • Slasher716

      Not sure what you’d gain by defending a movie that’s not even out yet..

      Look… Aliens Colonial Marines was shitty, but not as shitty as Aliens Resurrection. And you have no idea if the new Alien movie will be good or not. Will the new Alien movie be good? Probably not. Let’s look at Aliens Resurrection and Prometheus… Nothing good in either of those. Facts are we are not in the 80′s anymore but at least the new Alien: Isolation video game has a better story line than Aliens 3, Resurrection and Prometheus already.

      Don’t mean to make you mad, just stating some facts.

      Oh yeah, the man in the costume is better than the computer animated Xenomorphs in AvP which was horrible movies as well.

      Honestly, the only good movies from the Alien franchise were Alien and Aliens. The PC games AvP and AvP2 were far better than almost all the movies. I think I made my point here….

    • Golic

      ChildoftheKoRn, Ripley’s daughter was never given a fully fleshed out back story; what else besides the date of her death do we actually know? Anything she may have encountered could have easily been covered up by the company; the premise for this game is completely plausible.

  • Rick-Taylor

    Alien Isolation isn’t on the list so I chose other.

    Just gonna stick my neck out here and say that Aliens Colonial Marines isn’t a great game but it’s an OK game. It got way over-hyped and was very misleading, but I had a lot of fun with it.

  • Pav

    Someone here said that the only Alien and Aliens were good movies… That is his point. I love Alien 3.

  • Ga5ton

    Proud to be one of the few who´s excited for Fran Bow