The video gaming industry seems to change as technology continues to become advanced. As many video games like Spiderman: Miles Morales and The Last of Us 2 shocks gamers around the globe, the horror genre in the video game industry seems to grow popular within the years. With popular and classic horror games like Resident Evil and Silent Hill, horror games have been getting better year after year.
With 2021 introducing us to move video games for the newer gaming systems, the year will also introduce us to some chilling horror games. There are five particular horror video games that many gamers just can’t wait to play.
Little Nightmare has had gamers on the edge of their seat since the first Little Nightmares and the DLC. The suspense adventure game, follows a boy who is trapped in a distorted evil world filled with many huge creatures gunning out to kill him. The character Six, who was previously the main character in the first game will be returning as a side character on the second one. The video game which is based on a comic book is set to be released on February 11th. If you’re interested in playing this mysterious puzzle-filled game, you definitely have a lot of options to play it on. Which Little Nightmares 2 is available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, Android, Microsoft Windows.
Co-op horror videos became very popular within the years. With co-op horror games like Dead by Daylight and Friday the 13th, many gamers are excited to for Outlast to take the co-op route of their next game. Developed by Red Barrels, The Outlast Trials are based on the previous Outlast games. Which those games set a high standard in the horror gaming genre. The Outlast Trials will have players trying to survive the sadistic and twisted experiments of the Murkoff Corporations. The bone-chilling The Outlast Trial game can be played alone (which if you have played previous Outlast games, good luck) or you can play with up 4 other plays. The Outlast Trials is set to be released in 2021. It’s also available on Microsoft Windows.
The Five Nights at Freddy’s franchise grew popular after its release date in 2014. With multiple games followed by the original Five Nights at Freddy’s and multiple man-made games also. The franchise stood out from other horror games with the cartoonish characters who scare players with their terrifying jumps cares. Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach was developed by Steel Wool Studios in collaboration with the creator of Five Nights at Freddy’s Scott Cawthon. Although, it’s not much revealed about the game, fans are already stoked about it. With a sneak peek trailer being released by PlayStation in September 2020. The release date for Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach hasn’t been released yet, but it’s set to be released sometime this year. The jump scares filled video game will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Microsoft Windows.
With the success of the first Dying Light game, many fans have been excited about the sequel of the game. Dying Light 2 release date constantly was being pushed back, previously it was supposed to be released in the spring of 2020. However, developers pushed the release date to 2021. The first person zombie horror game follows you the player as Aiden Caldwell, an infected survivor. With your brutal combat skills and intense parkour, you’re during daily missions for other survivors while handling being an infected survivor yourself. Dying Light 2 will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows.
Martha is Dead is set in the 1940s, where it follows a woman handling the death of her twin sister. As the story goes on, it shows how the woman grieves with the murder of her twin, while also displaying the horrors of the conflict between Germany and Allied forces. According to Steam, the first-person psychology-thriller combines disturbing and dreamlike tones with a mix of history, superstition, and psychological distress. It hasn’t been announced when Martha is Dead will be released, but it is set to be released sometime this year. The game is available on Microsoft Windows, X Box Series S & X, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.
The year 2021 is filled with many other horror video games for gamers who love the thrill of being afraid to look over their shoulder when they play. These were just suggestions to fulfill gamers’ horror collection. It’s best to also check out other horror games of your liking that are being released in 2021.