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Top 10 Scariest Horror Games Coming in 2018

VO: DP WRITTEN BY: Nathan Sharp
Script written by Nathan Sharp 2018 is looking like it’s gonna be another terrifying year; and we’re not even talking politics! Welcome to http://WatchMojo.com and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Scariest Horror Games Coming in 2018. Special thanks to our user “TrendingMeeting” for suggesting this topic using our interactive suggestion tool at http://WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Top 10 Most Anticipated Horror Games of 2018

2018 looks to be a great year for horror games. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top ten most anticipated horror games of 2018.

For this list, we’ll be looking at the most hotly anticipated horror games which are set to release throughout the coming year.

#10: “Scorn” (2018)


“Scorn” looks to be the most disgusting thing you will ever see, so if you’re into gore and body horror, you’ll definitely need to check it out. Not much is known about the game at this time. What we do know is that you play as a skinless human-thing who is dropped into a mysterious and revolting world ripped straight from the sketchbooks of H.R. Giger. You then must traverse this monster-filled macabre setting and uncover the story behind the world and your role in it. “Scorn” looks to have some incredibly unique visuals, a haunting atmosphere, creepy ambiance, and a blend of body horror. It’s everything the stagnating FPS market ordered.

#9: “Blasphemous” (2018)


Unlike most Kickstarter projects, “Blasphemous” is looking to deliver. The game is being developed by The Game Kitchen, the creators of 2016’s point-and-click adventure “The Last Door.” They seem to have a taken a much more horrific approach to their new game, which is styled after old-school 2D horror titles like “Castlevania.” It shares a similar pixelated Gothic aesthetic with that iconic series and looks to serve as a return to adventurous and challenging 2D platforming. While we don’t know much about it, the classic style combined with The Game Kitchen’s track record makes this a game to watch out for in the coming months.

#8: “Close to the Sun” (2018)


“Close to the Sun” is set to be the fourth game released by Storm in a Teacup, the indie team behind “N.E.R.O.,” “Enki,” and “Lantern.” You play as Rose, a journalist looking for her missing sister aboard a massive ship created by Nikola Tesla. Much of the game remains enigmatic, aside from its developer and story, but what we see from the trailer looks fantastic. The game’s setting and visuals seem to be borrowing heavily from the first game in the “BioShock” series and looks to employ the same dread-filled atmosphere and sense of mystery. For an independent video game, “Close to the Sun” looks sprawling, complex, and best of all, terrifying.

#7: “System Shock” (2018)


“System Shock,” the classic FPS from 1994 which heavily influenced “BioShock,” is getting a complete overhaul by Night Dive which will be released in the second quarter of 2018, and we cannot wait to get our hands on it. This release is set to be more of a reboot than a remaster, complete with a change in engine and revamped weapons, levels, and enemies, which are meant to make the game more accessible to modern players. They’re even fixing the original’s clunky dialogue and plot holes to make the game a better, more immersive experience. To those of you who have never played the original, let us say this: you are in for a treat.

#6: “Overkill’s The Walking Dead” (2018)

We know that “The Walking Dead” well has pretty much dried up at this point, and we couldn’t imagine a better “Walking Dead” experience than Telltale’s stellar first season. That said, Swedish developer Overkill’s game looks to be pretty darned good. It follows in a similar vein as Valve’s “Left 4 Dead,” as it sees up to four players co-operating to wade through a zombie-filled wasteland while collecting supplies and saving survivors. Unlike “Left 4 Dead,” each character will have their own specific traits, abilities, and play styles, which will undoubtedly help to add variety and replay value. For those itching for another “Left 4 Dead,” this may be your best option yet.

#5: “Moons of Madness” (2018)


Call it “Firewatch” in space, call it a walking simulator, call it whatever you want. But there’s no denying that it looks awesome. In “Moons of Madness,” you play as Shane Newart, an astronaut plagued by horrific hallucinations who must battle the paranormal entities seemingly haunting a Mars research station. The gameplay will consist of puzzles and scary set pieces, and it looks to be a fantastic blend of “Firewatch’s” uneasy atmosphere, tantalizing mystery, and full-on horror. The game looks to explore the touchy subject of mental illness through hallucinatory terror, a unique blend which has a host of intriguing possibilities. The potential is there; hopefully, it’s used correctly.

#4: “Days Gone” (2018)


We admit, “Days Gone” might sound like something you’ve seen before: it’s an adventure game set in an open world plagued by zombies who become more aggressive at night, and you must collect resources and craft weapons to survive. We know, yawn. But the game also employs a few tactics to keep things fresh – you can use either a stealthy or confrontational approach towards each mission, the zombies are fast and combative rather than slow and shambling, and the sheer number of them puts “Dead Rising” to shame. We’re not saying that it will reinvent the oversaturated zombie market, but it looks to be a breath of fresh air nonetheless.

#3: “Hunt: Showdown” (2018)


“Hunt: Showdown” is the new game by Crytek, and it looks to be an interesting blend of PVP and co-operative survival horror. The game takes place within a large map in which teams composed of two players face off against each other and the map’s AI zombies and bosses. The goal is to wade through mindless zombies, defeat the AI bosses, and gain XP from their corpses while defending against or attacking the other players. As the creative director explained, it’s a “survival game in a match-based format.” It’s an interesting and original concept, and we can’t wait to try it out.

#2: “Call of Cthulhu: The Official Video Game” (2018)


“Call of Cthulhu” looks to be a cornerstone in Lovecraftian horror. It’s named after his most popular piece of work, after all. The game doesn’t see you controlling a shipmate who comes across Cthulhu, but a private investigator named Edward Pierce who is investigating the mysterious death of a Boston family. Upon his investigation, he discovers that the resurrection of Cthulhu is imminent. The game is set in a semi-open world and blends elements of stealth-based gameplay and investigations, all while incorporating the essentials of Lovecraftian cosmic horror. This game finally looks to do Lovecraft’s genius justice.

Before we unveil our top pick, here is an honorable mention.

“Allison Road” (2018)

#1: “Agony” (2018)


We’re split on this game. On one hand, we can’t wait for it, because it looks stupendous. On the other hand, our sanity may not be intact by the time we’re done with it, so, you know, that could be a problem. “Agony” puts you in the role of a Martyr from Hell who can possess other demons. But what makes this game appear so unique is the terrifying combination of grotesque visuals and atmospheric sound design. It’s not often that we get disgusting and completely twisted video games like this, so it’s a cause for celebration when a developer has enough courage, talent, and gusto to pull it off.
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