If you ever needed proof that the horror genre is alive and kicking, this list of the remaining horror games of 2014 ought to give you some hope. In July, I went through this year’s remaining releases in an effort to find every game that may be of interest to those who seek to scratch a very specific itch. I’ve been updating and re-posting this list every month so nothing gets by you.
Silence of the Sleep (PC) – October 1
Damned – October 6
Alien: Isolation (Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PC) – October 7
Costume Quest 2 (XBLA, PC, iOS) – October 7
The Walking Dead: The Game Season One & Two (Xbox One, PS4) – October 14
The Evil Within (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, PC) – October 14
F.E.A.R. Online (PC) – October 19
Poltergeist: A Pixelated Horror (PC) – October 20
Alien: Isolation – Corporate Lockdown DLC (Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PC) – October 28
Home (PS4) – October 28
Costume Quest 2 (PS3, PS4) – October 28
Steam Early Access
All but one of the below games have already been made available on Steam Early Access, but since the point of it is to give indie developers a platform to release their unfinished games early and use the funds and feedback to tweak, improve and eventually finish them, I’ve included every horror game on Steam Early Access so you can .
Paranormal – Released on September 12, 2013
The Dead Linger – Released on September 27, 2013
Project Zomboid — Released on November 8, 2013
7 Days to Die – Released on December 13, 2013
DayZ – Released on December 16, 2013
Dead State – Released on February 13
Nosgoth – Released on March 26
Dead Island: Epidemic – Released on May 9
The Stomping Land – Released on May 30
Note: Following months without updates, the option to purchase The Stomping Land has been removed by Valve.
The Forest – Released on May 30
Frozen State – Released on July 1
Darkwood – July 24
Hellraid – Fall 2014
Also worth mentioning is the survival horror MMO Nether (PC), which has left Steam Early Access, but is still seeing a steady stream of updates.
As you can clearly see, there’s no shortage of horror games on the way, so if I missed something you’re particularly excited about, let me know in the comments and I’ll update accordingly.