Earlier this month, we took a gander at the most anticipated horror games of 2014. We laughed, we cried, we reminisced about what’s shaping up to be a fantastic year to be a horror fan. Almost all of them are practically guaranteed to arrive before the next New Year comes along, and they’re all fine reasons to be excited 2014’s offering of horror games. Keep in mind, it’s only January, so we still have several months worth of still-secret projects left to look forward to hearing from.
I’m already plenty excited for 2014, but as we look to the future, I can’t help but wonder about the games we’ll see in 2015. Read on for my list of eight horror games we (probably) won’t see until 2015!
I figured we’d go ahead and get the two games on this list that we already know aren’t arriving until 2015 out of the way first. Let’s start with “SOMA”, a mind-bending sci-fi horror game from Frictional Games, the makers of Amnesia: The Dark Descent. It’s being made with the intention of “chilling you to your core,” and seeing as it’s being crafted by the team that brought us one of the scariest games of all time, if any studio can accomplish that, it’s Frictional.
When I look at nightmarish horror game “Kodoku”, the primal part of my brain wants to fear it, to run away from the things I’m seeing, because they just aren’t right. With that said, this game looks terrifying, and amazing, but mostly terrifying. It also has a fantastic Japanese style aesthetic to it that draws me in, not unlike a Siren’s call, probably so it can do unmentionable things to me as soon as I’m within grabbing distance.
I think I’m all right with that.
We know it’s coming, and we even know why it’s taking so long, but all that knowledge isn’t making this wait any less painful. There are few franchises that have has as much influence on this industry as “Doom”, and I think I speak for everyone when I say this game cannot come soon enough.
Undead Labs has been teasing us with “Class 4” since long before “State of Decay” even released. They’re describing it as a (now Xbox exclusive) zombie survival MMO that expands on the world, mechanics, and gameplay of their fantastic XBLA game. “State of Decay” set the stage, creating a foundation for something far more ambitious, and its follow-up promises to take it all to the next level, starting with the much-requested addition of co-op.