Top 10 Upcoming Horror Games for 2019 and 2020

The horror game genre has really evolved over the past few decades, with the likes of Resident Evil, The Walking Dead, Outlast and other big titles of a similar style. But what can we expect in the future? Today we will be counting down our picks for the ‘Top 10 Upcoming Horror Games for 2019 and 2020′.

10. Scorn
Scorn Gameplay
Scorn Gameplay

Scorn is an upcoming first-person horror adventure game developed by Ebb software. The game is set in a nightmarish universe of odd forms and somber tapestry. It is designed around the idea of “being thrown into the world”. Scorn is directly inspired by the works of H. R. Giger and Zdzisław Beksiński, which means that this game is heavily laden with ‘Alieny’ creatures and entities, along with some futuristic machinery. Not much has been revealed about this game, but we are looking forward to playing this one.

Scorn is set to be released some time in 2020 as Microsoft Windows exclusive, which means that PS4, Xbox and Nintendo players will not be able to play this game. Don’t worry, though, there are a lot of new titles coming your way!

9. The Beast Inside

The Beast Inside Gameplay
The Beast Inside Gameplay

From what we know so far, The Beast Inside seems like a real story-driven horror game with lots of twists and amazing gameplay. The game follows the story of CIA cryptanalyst who is investigating a 100-year-old unresolved mystery but finds himself in a dangerous position while doing so. The Beast Inside has the best aspects of horror and thriller merged together in a multi-layered story of madness and forgotten secrets. When it comes to gameplay, the graphics are atmospheric, and the audio is chilling. It’s another game that you should be excited about.

The Beast Inside doesn’t have a release date yet, but it is expected to be released some time in 2020. Again, this game will only be available on Microsoft Windows.

8. Someday You’ll Return

Someday You'll Return Gameplay
Someday You’ll Return Gameplay

Looking for a horror game with some realistic graphics? You’ve found it!

Someday You’ll Return is another story-driven horror game bares similarities with The Vanishing of Ethan Carter. The game follows the story of a father who is on his quest to find his lost daughter by tracking her phone through GPS.

Not many horror games have me quivering with fear, but after watching the gameplay trailer of Someday You’ll Return, I totally fell in love with it and am looking forward to its arrival. The graphics look immaculate, and the atmosphere seems intense.

Someday You’ll Return will be released towards the end of 2019 for the PC, Xbox, and PS4. If you love playing story-driven horror games, then you should probably check this one out.

7. Reborn

This game has been delayed a few times now, but it looks as though it will be worth the wait.  Reborn is another first-person survival/horror game which is full of terrors and has a variety of features and, to be honest, the gameplay is quite overwhelming, which is a good thing. This time around, the game follows the story of a hunter, who’s on a quest to hunt spirits and ancient evil entities with his trusty shotgun, revolver, and a load of other tools and weapons.

Reborn was expected to release in 2018 but was delayed and, now, the official release date of not confirmed. It is expected to be released in 2020, though. If you’ve played Outlast, then you’ll probably enjoy every minute you put into this game.

6. System Shock 3

System Shock 3 Gameplay
System Shock 3 Gameplay

System Shock 3 is the third game in the famous award-winning series. Not much information has been released about this game, but we can expect a solid performance if the previous instalments are anything to go by. System Shock 2 was released back in 1999 – 20 years ago – so it is likely that we can expect some major changes in the game.

System Shock 3 was announced at Unity’s GDC 2019 keynote and is expected to be released some time in 2020 for the PC, PS4 and maybe Xbox One. If you’ve played the previous games in this series, you’ll want to get your hands on this one.

5. Chernobylite

Chernobylite Gameplay
Chernobylite Gameplay

Chernobylite is another upcoming story-driven survival horror video game being developed by The Farm 51. As the name suggests, Chernobylite
follows the story of a physicist who used to work at Chernobyl nuclear plant and returns to the plant 30 years after the nuclear disaster to find the remains of his partners. If you have followed the happenings of Chernobyl or, indeed, want to find out more, then I would recommend you try this one out.

Chernobylite is still in the process of development, so we can’t say anything about the release date yet. It is expected, however, to be released at the end of this year. Chernobylite will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

4. GhostWire: Tokyo

GhostWire Tokyo Gameplay Trailer
GhostWire Tokyo Gameplay Trailer

GhostWire: Tokyo is supposed to be an action-adventure game by game developer Bethesda Studios. Yet, after watching the gameplay trailer, you’d be forgiven for confusing GhostWire: Tokyo as a horror game – it looks like it is going to be one the most terrifying game of 2020. The game was revealed at Bethesda’s E3 conference this year and it was announced that the story of this game will revolve around evil spirits. Not too much more about the game was revealed at the conference, but we are expecting to hear more soon.

As we already know that Bethesda is one the best game developers around, we can expect big things from GhostWire: Tokyo. The official release date of this game is not confirmed yet, but it is rumored to be released in 2020.

3. Project Resistance

Project Resistance Gameplay
Project Resistance Gameplay

Capcom recently revealed their next title, Project Resistance (at least, that’s its name for now). Project Resistance will be the next instalment of the Resident Evil series. Again, we don’t know much about the game because no official information has been revealed yet, but from what we know so far, it looks like it is going to be a co-op game. The official teaser of this game will be revealed on 9th September.

When it comes to a horror game, you simply cannot ask for anything better than the Resident Evil franchise. We are expecting a terrifying journey and solid gameplay. Most of the Resident Evil games are released in the first half of the year but this time we think that Capcom may wait to release Project Resistance until after the PS5 becomes available.

The gameplay of Project Resistance will be revealed on 9th September 2019 so stay tuned to their official website.

2. Dying Light 2

Dying Light 2 - Gameplay
Dying Light 2 – Gameplay

The long-awaited sequel Dying Light 2 has finally been announced by the Polish game developer Techland. In case you haven’t played the first part, Dying Light 2 is an upcoming first-person horror/survival game that isn’t about just killing zombies and running around the city, you can roam freely around the world – this time it will be 4 times bigger than the previous one. You can enjoy refined parkour and combat mechanics, with a beautiful gameplay and storyline. If you love playing zombie games, then you will most definitely enjoy playing this game.

The official release date of Dying Light 2 is not been revealed yet but it is also rumored to be released in spring 2020. The game will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC — but not the Nintendo Switch. It has also been said that this game will also be available for next-gen consoles (PS5 & Xbox: Project Scarlett).

Honorable Mentions

Before we move on, I’d like to mention Man of Medan, The Sinking City, Blair Witch and Close to the Sun.

These are few horror games that have already been released in this year and all of them have amazing gameplay backed with amazing stories. If you love playing story-driven horror games, then you will love these games.

1. The Last of Us Part II

The Last of Us 2 - Ellie
The Last of Us 2 – Ellie

The Last of Us Part II is the sequel to one of the most loved and praised game around the world, The Last of Us. The Last of Us Part II is an Action-Horror game with elements of adventure and survival. It is set 5 years into the future and follows the story of Ellie (one of the main characters of Part One) who comes into conflict with a mysterious cult in the post-apocalyptic United States.

Naughty Dog never ceases to amaze us with their amazing content and this time fans are really hyped for this game. The Last of Us Part II is expected to be released some time in 2020, and we think that we might not get our hands on it until after the release of the PS5.

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