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[FEAR AWARDS] Help Us Finalize Our List Of Nominees!

While nearly every gaming site is busy sifting through the bevy of video games across a wide range of genres, our annual FEAR Awards — now in its fifth year, if you can believe that — is the only place where you tell us what the best and worst horror games of the year were. 2013 was a mixed bag that saw the continued rise of the indie developer, as well as the gradual decline of AAA horror, in both quality and quantity of games. It’s bittersweet, and still very much a year worth remembering.

The FEAR Awards kick off about a week from now, and before they do I’d like to make sure your picks for the best and worst games of the year have been nominated. After the break you’ll find a list of titles I’ve been collecting over the course of the year — feel free to check them out and let me know if I missed anything you feel deserves a mention.

Note: While some of these games haven’t “officially” released (DayZ, 7 Days to Die, The Dead Linger, etc.), if they’re charging for the Early Access/Beta, I’m treating them as retail releases.

7 Days to Die
Aliens: Colonial Marines
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs
Beyond: Two Souls
BioShock Infinite: Burial At Sea
Cry of Fear
DayZ Standalone
Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut
Dead Island: Riptide
Dead Rising 3
Dead Space 3
Dead Space 3: Awakened
Dementium II HD
Diablo III
Don’t Starve: The Screecher
Haunted Memories
How to Survive
Huntsman: The Orphanage
Kentucky Route Zero
Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut
Lost Planet 3
Metro: Last Light
Montague’s Mount
No More Room in Hell
Paranautical Activity
Project Zomboid
Sir, You Are Being Hunted
Slender: The Arrival
Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army 2
State of Decay
State of Decay: Breakdown
The Dead Linger
The Drowning
The Last of Us
The Walking Dead: 400 Days
The Walking Dead: All That Remains
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct
Tomb Raider
The Train

See something I missed? Go ahead and set me straight in the comments!

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  • Slasher716

    I’d say Amnesia & Outlast. I feel like they’re the only ones that deserve it but to be fair, most of the Horror games I’ve been waiting to play don’t come out til next year.

  • Palkotaz

    Outlast for best. My worst pick is between Alien: Colonial Marines and Beyond Two Souls, for both being so disappointing.

  • doomas10

    Why Aliens Colonial Marines is there? The game was such a massive DISAPPOINTMENT 🙁 It is definitely going for the worst category along with Dead Space 3. Dead Island Riptide was atmospheric enough but not necessarily scary. Last of us and Tomb raider were the highlights of 2013. Excellent games, great new? world, brilliant set pieces and exploration. Due to its dark theme I would have add Batman Arkham Origins – it has some really nasty and dark bits (Gotham MErchant Bank, Royal Hotel)

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