It’s a new year and that means one thing, lists of a new years worth of hotly anticipated games.
A lot of games were pushed back from 2012 to 2013 including Metro: last light, now the year a lot of gamers have been looking forward to have arrived, here are 10 horror games to keep an eye on.
Dead Space 3 (PC, PS3, Xbox ) 02/05/2013 - Visceral and EA continues the adventures of engineer Issac Clarke and his fight against the Necromorphs. Dead Space 3 brings Isaac Clarke and merciless soldier, John Carver, on a journey across space to discover the source of the Necromorph outbreak. They crash land on the frozen planet called Tau Volantis and must now fight their way through the planet’s harsh environment for raw materials and scavenged parts.
Among the Sleep (PC, Mac) TBA- This indie game has players play as a two year old after he has been put to sleep, while that may not sound like a set-up for a horror game AtS puts player “In the borderland between dream and reality, surreal creatures and diverse environments will present you with both physical and mental obstacles that challenge your creativity.”
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs (PC) TBA- Amnesia fans will be treated to another twisted dark adventure as they take control of Oswald Mandus, a wealthy industrialist who “…has returned home from a disastrous expedition to Mexico, which has ended in tragedy. Wracked by fever, haunted by dreams of a dark machine, he recovers consciousness in his own bed, with no idea of how much time has passed since his last memory.”
Metro: Last Light (PC, PS3, Xbox 360) March- This game is a sequel to “cult classic” Metro 2033, taking place in the year 2034 “…mutants stalk the catacombs beneath the desolate surface, and hunt amidst the poisoned skies above. But rather than stand united, the station-cities of the Metro are locked in a struggle for the ultimate power, a doomsday device from the military vaults of D6. A civil war is stirring that could wipe humanity from the face of the earth forever.”
Zwei (TBA)- not to be confused with the Japanese action RPG (known as Zwei!!) by Nihon Falcom Corporation, Zwei (with no exclamations on the end) is “”the realization of *pure* survival horror”. The game is being published by Bethasda and developed by Tango Gameworks, which is being led by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami.
Dark-(PC, PS3, Xbox 360) Q1- It’s kind of hard to call this game horror because of the premise, Dark is a stealth action game with RPG elements that lets players slip into the role of the ultimate killer — a vampire! The game is being developed by Realmforge Studios a German game company, while Kalypso Media takes publishing duty.
Routine-(MAC, PC) March Q1- If Deadspace 3 isn’t enough to fill your appetite for deep space horror than maybe Routine can help. Routine is a first person horror exploration game set on an abandoned Moon base. Your job is to find enough data to uncover the truth behind the strange disappearance of everyone stationed on the Lunar Research Station.
Dementium II(PC) TBA - If you think you’re having Déjà vu about already played this game don’t worry you have, on the DS back in 2010. Memetic Games and Renegade Kid are re-releasing the game for the PC with “enhanced graphics and other game design adjustments.”
Until Dawn (PS3) TBA- This PS3 exclusive can be summed up with one term, Teen Horror, yes Until Dawn is shooting for the Teen Horror look and feel but if you’re interested be forewarned, you’ll need the Playstation Move in order to play it.
Outlast (PC) TBA- Red Barrels horror game Outlast looks to be a game that any horror fan would love, playing a character who is alone and isn’t an ex-military or ex-cop super guy, instead you’re an independent journalist named Miles Upshur. Acting on a tip from an inside source, Mile breaks into a facility called Mount Massive Asylum, a long-abandoned home for the mentally ill. Soon Miles discovers something that was meant to be kept a secret.
Bonus: Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS) Q1- While it may not be horror Luigi’s Mansion was a great game when it debuted on the Gamecube and then nothing else materialized from it until now. Nintendo even made a mini-game from the series in Nintendo Land.