Top 8 Horror Video Games 2020

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Saving the world as the chosen hero can be fun, but there are already many games where we can do this. Let’s face it; sometimes we just want to be victims and try to survive. This experience can be as interesting as saving the world. Horror games allow us to do exactly that and have been among the most popular game categories for years. However, they are less in number than other game genres and must be developed by companies that know what they are doing in order to have a satisfying experience. In other words, it is important that you choose horror games carefully. That’s why we prepared this article. We want to help you play the best horror games of 2020.

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Below is a list of the 8 best games in this category. 

Maid of Sker

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Developer: Wales Interactive

Publisher: Wales Interactive

Platforms: PC, PS4, XBOX

Release Date: July 2020

Have you heard of the legend of Elisabeth Williams? If you’re interested in British folklore, you’ve probably heard of it. In Wales, there is a 900-year-old building called the Sker House and locals believe it is haunted. Legend has it that Elizabeth Williams lived in this house, and her father locked her in a room so she wouldn’t run away with her lover. Elizabeth died heartbrokenly, and her ghost is still wandering around the building. Maid of Sker is a game based on this local legend. It is played from a first person perspective and takes place in a remote hotel. Your goal is to solve the mystery by going around the hotel, but you have to be careful. You are not alone. If you make noise, hostile enemies may attack you. It is so important to be quiet that sometimes you even have to hold your breath.

Rainbow Six Quarantine

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Developer: Ubisoft

Publisher: Ubisoft

Platforms: PC, PS4, XBOX

Release Date: 2020 (TBA)

We never thought that we would see the Rainbow Six series in the horror category, but Ubisoft plans to do exactly that. RS Quarantine, which we first saw in E3 2019, is a co-op horror game. We don’t know everything about the game yet, but we do know that this will be a PvE game, and we have to fight together with our teammates against people affected by an alien parasite. In other words, the good old zombie theme is used as an alien parasite this time. Rainbow Six Quarantine might be the next best co-op zombie shooter after the Left for Dead series. No game has been as impressive as the Left For Dead series, but we are hopeful about Rainbow Six Quarantine.

Deadly Premonition 2

Deadly Premonition

Developer: Toyboy

Publisher: Rising Star

Platforms: Nintendo Switch

Release Date: July 2020

Deadly Premonition is a series that was born on consoles and had its own dedicated audience. It was first released in 2010 and didn’t get as popular as Resident Evil or Silent Hill. However, we can say that it has a very loyal player base. Deadly Premonition looks like a David Lynch movie; it doesn’t have jump-scare elements but manages to make you nervous almost always. The sequel of the game is about an FBI agent named Francis York investigating a murder in a small town. To solve the murder that took place in the town of Le Carre, you must talk to the residents and pay attention to the details. In other words, Deadly Premonition is a horror game with adventure elements. If you like jump-scares, it won’t be a suitable choice, but if you like psychological horror, be sure to check it out.

Dying Light 2

Dying Light 2

Developer: Techland

Publisher: Techland

Platforms: PC, PS4, XBOX

Release Date: 2020 (TBA)

We can say that Dying Light 2 is not exactly a horror game, but rather an action game that takes place in an open world where you fight zombies. However, it looks amazing and offers a lot more than the first game. Here are some facts about it:

  • This time we’re controlling a character named Aiden Caldwell at a location called The City.
  • As in the first game, you have to use your parkour skills.
  • The game has a gripping storyline, and the city is four times the size of the first game. So we need to explore a much larger area.
  •  We can define Dying Light 2 as a horror-themed survival action game, and it is possible to play with your friends too.

Dying Light 1 was one of our favorite games, so we’re looking forward to what will happen in the sequel.

Resident Evil 3: Nemesis 

Developer: Capcom

Publisher: Capcom

Platforms: PC, PS4, XBOX

Release Date: April 2020

No, we are talking about its remake, not the game that was released years ago on PlayStation. Capcom received positive reviews with its Resident Evil 2 remake and reached huge sales figures. For this reason, it was inevitable to remake the third game of the series. This time, we are not walking around in a police station but in different locations in Raccoon City and playing in a larger area. We are trying to figure out what is happening in the city (and why the place is full of zombies) by controlling a character named Jill. Nemesis, on the other hand, is an enemy who will follow us throughout the game. Obviously, Resident Evil 3 is not as impressive (and long) as the second game in the series, but it still manages to provide a satisfying experience.

The Last of Us (Part 2)

The Last of Us (Part 2)

Developer: Naughty Dog

Publisher: Sony Interactive

Platforms: PS4

Release Date: May 2020

The Last of Us was one of the most popular games on PS3 when it was released years ago. The communication between Joel and Ellie also had an emotional side. The players never felt like they were just playing a zombie game. This legendary IP is back in 2020 with a sequel, and things seem to have changed a lot this time. We’re not going to share anything about the story, so as not to give spoilers, but let’s point out that this time we’re only controlling Ellie, and that this choice did not please a certain audience. Still, The Last Of Us 2 has a huge world to explore and countless zombies. You have to complete many missions trying to survive, just like in the first game. If you are a PS4 owner, this is one of the games you should buy.

Pathologic 2

Developer: Ice Pick Lodge

Publisher: Tiny Build

Platforms: PS4, XBOX, PC

Release Date: May 2019

Okay, this game was not released in 2020, but we can say that it was discovered in 2020. Pathologic 2 is not just a horror game. It is a game that constantly haunts you (and at times disgusts you). Frankly, it is very difficult to describe because what you do is walk around a town, talk to its inhabitants, and complete some missions. However, you witness such strange and disturbing things that this description is insufficient. The game’s unique mechanics and strange control scheme also contribute to the creation of a constantly unsettling atmosphere. Pathologic 2 is impossible to describe, but if you really want to try something different, be sure to check it out. Pathologic 2 might be the weirdest (and most disturbing) horror game you’ve ever played.

Amnesia: Rebirth

Amnesia Rebirth

Developer: Frictional Games

Publisher: Frictional Games

Platforms: PS4, XBOX, PC

Release Date: 2020 (TBA)

The Amnesia series includes some of the most popular horror games developed for PC. The Dark Descent and A Machine for Pigs are the most popular games in this series. In 2020, with Rebirth, the Amnesia series returns and plans to offer the same experience with refined mechanics and quality graphics. This time you control a character named Tasi Trianon and awaken in the middle of the Algerian desert. How did you get here? What did you do? You will try to remember your past by taking a journey, but you may not like what you find. From the creators of the original game, Amnesia Rebirth could be the most successful horror game of 2020 by making a surprise: We look forward to it.

Other Games

If you are interested in casino games, don’t forget that you can find many slot machines with a horror theme. Sometimes you want to earn money while staying alive! If you want to try your luck and fight against supernatural forces at the same time, we suggest you start with these slots:

  •  Lost Vegas (by Microgaming)
  • Blood Suckers 2 (by Netent)
  • Halloween (by Microgaming)
  • Wicked Circus (by Yggdrasil Gaming)
  • Dracula Slot (by Netent)

Of course, you are not limited to this list. You can find dozens of free horror-themed slot machines on gambling review sites and play in demo mode Microgaming, Netent or Konami free slots online. Whether you are interested in PC games or casino games, we can say that 2020 will be very enjoyable for horror players. There are many games to choose from, and each one offers a different experience. From zombies to ghosts, and alien parasites to madmen, we can pick our favorite monster and start surviving. What’s your pick?

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