2014 saw the release of more horror games than we’ve seen since the golden age of survival horror in the early 2000’s, but it was the quality of the games which impressed me the most, not the quantity. For the first time since we started doing this six years ago, it was actually easy for me to come up with a list of worthy contenders for Scariest Game of the Year.
Below you’ll find our nominees for the most shit-out-your-spine scary games that arrived last year. Now go and vote for the one that scared you the most!
Greatest Gore | Scariest Game | Best Monster | Best Multiplayer | Most Original
Best DLC | Best New IP | Most Disappointing | Best Indie | Horror Game of the Year
For the unfamiliar, The FEAR Awards is your chance to pick the best and worst horror games of the year. I’ll reveal a new category and its respective nominees every day until Jan 10. From there, voting will remain open until Jan 15, followed by a reveal of all of the winners on Jan 16.