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Upcoming horror games of 2020

Now that Halloween has once again elapsed; with decorations taken down, I thought it was time to detail a few upcoming horror games. That way the Halloween spirit doesn’t leave us just yet! There will be many diverse horror games that you can look forward to picking up in 2020. First up we’ve got a game recently talked about on the site.

Little Nightmares II

Releases on PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch

Little Nightmares 2 expands on Little Nightmares 1, with returning protagonist “Six”, however, you will be taking on the role of the new protagonist “Mono”. The series excels at making you feel uneasy, not so much that there are jump-scares around every creeping corner. The art style of Little Nightmares 2 is alluring with plenty of petrifying enemies that stalk you closely around the multiple environments. You and Six will be taking on the perilous journey to “The Black Tower”. If you would like to read up more on Little Nightmares 2, you can find my article on it here.

Remothered: Broken Porcelain

Releases on PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch

In 2020 we will receive another dose of the Remothered series by Modus Games; following the success of ‘Remothered: Tormented Fathers’. Renowned for its survival horror traits, and bone-chilling story. The latest installment appears as though it will give us the same essence of blood-curdling gameplay. Set in the Ashmann inn we will be scraping the dust off of hidden mysteries surrounding the ominous inn. You will need to be very careful whereabouts you place your anxious foot however, as “stalkers” haunt the inside of the inn. The title of the game itself is a mystery in itself, what has porcelain got to do with the inn? Is it a metaphor for something that we will uncover within the spooktastic experience? I guess we’ll find out when it releases.

Dying Light 2

Releases on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One

Dying Light 2 has been talked about a lot over the past few months, although Dying Light 2 may not deliver a terrifying horror experience, it will no doubt create an ominous atmosphere with plenty of zombies to slay. Dying Light 2 will be set in a large and diverse city; after the aftermath of the infection spread. When night falls on the city is when the petrifying moments of Dying Light 2 will occur, similar to Dying Light 1 which had us all on edge during the night. If you’d like to read more on Dying Light 2; you can do so here.

CARRION

Releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, and Linux

If you’re perhaps looking for something that won’t make your heart rate exponentially increase in a matter of seconds; you should look no further than Carrion. It is noted as being a “reverse horror experience” which is an intriguing statement, basically, in the game, you will be playing as the monster. Not hiding from it, the gameplay looks like great fun. The monster itself is akin to an octopus on steroids, with what looks like blood infused tentacles intertwined with the essence of Chthulu. You appear to be able to grapple around the place like some kind of spiderman; devouring your captors who imprisoned you. The art style of Carrion takes on a more “retro” aesthetic, nonetheless, it’s environments look filled to the brim with interesting and unique areas. I certainly can’t wait to find out more about this title.

Unholy

Releases on PC

Up next is a game that seems like it will definitely not be one for those who don’t like a few scares. Unholy is set on a different planet, within the last city on the “dying” planet. You will be playing as a mother named ‘Saidah’ who is searching for her child who was taken ruthlessly from her. From what we know so far about the lore, we know that within the city there are multiple different higher authorities or “Castes” in Unholy.

The setting looks like a joy to experience—at least when not being scared out of your wits— with the architecture of the city looking stunning. So far we have seen haunting forests where large statuette figures stand ominously as beacons to people passing by. Branch-like tentacles wrap around the city buildings and we’ve seen areas which are held in marshy sewers. it’s an aesthetic I’m totally on board with. I will be keeping an eye on this one, at the moment it’s more of an obscure title but without a doubt, we will see a lot more about Unholy in the near future.

System Shock

Releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, and Linux

Last but not least is the new System Shock remake of the original 1994 game. Shown above is an art preview of a section of the game. The style encapsulates a feel which games such as Bioshock did. The glossy materials that create rays of bouncing light with the volumetrics of smoke forming from the vents below all add to the atmosphere of dread. System Shock is the Horror game that I’m most looking forward to in 2020; the gameplay that has been shown thus far looks intuitive and the combat appears great to play around with.

There are plenty of enemies for you to avoid and fight in System Shock, some still to be shown to us. Another aspect which we’ve seen so far is the HUD which I personally regard as being a stylish display. There is a heart rate monitor shown on screen, which creates, what I believe as being a more personal connection between yourself and the protagonist.

Conclusion

As you can see horror fans have got a whole lot to look forward to in 2020. From new entirely new series emerging, to old games getting the new generation treatment. 2020 is certainly going to be an amalgamation of all things horror, and we’ll get to experience it every step of the way…

Thank you very much for reading and as always, have a wonderful day!

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