Ever thought how it would be without fear in this world? What if there was no thumping of the blood pumping organ, our heart, no beads of cold sweat running behind your ear in the fear of the sound you just heard when you know you are all alone. No whispering of voices when you are so sure everyone is in their deepest sleep. No innocent unknown small girl playing in your backyard when you know there was a death of a girl just a few blocks away. Without all the creepy things going around our lives would be really boring.
The year 2014 saw the launch of excellent Survival Horror games like Alien: Isolation and The Evil Within, these game were at the top of the most scariest games of the year. Now that we are about to happily say good bye to yet another year of wonderful games, lets take a look at what 2015 holds for fans of Survival Horror genre.
This a PlayStation 4 game developed Supermassive Games and published by none other than Sony Computer Entertainment. Until Dawn was available on PS3 a few years ago so some of us may already be aware of exactly what this game has to offer now.
This time around you can expect increased suspense and horror elements fuelled with the next gen PlayStation console resulting in stunning graphics.The Until Dawn demo which was recently released showed a distressed you girl, Sam, scared and nervously looking for the unseen forces which exist in her surrounding.
The adventure horror video game will be reintroduced as a PlayStation 4 exclusive in Summer 2015 and is created using the same engine which gave life to Killzone: Shadow Fall.
The game’s mere teaser caused such a huge stir among gamers, that I feel Silent Hill is going to be one of the record breaking Horror Games ever made. If you have played the P.T (Playable Teaser) of Silent Hill you would guess the level of magnitude I am talking about.
This PT was directed by Hideo Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro.The idea of Playable Teaser impressed me in the first place, what more impressive was, the spine chilling PT itself. If the mere teaser was so terrifying you can image what the entire game would be, at what levels would it test our fears.
P.T. begins with an unknown protagonist waking up in a unknown house, which gradually shows more signs of being haunted. The first-person gameplay style is similar to Amnesia: The Dark Descent, and the demo showcases the amazing graphics created using the Fox Engine.
This one is for the gamers who love blasting zombie brains along with the creepy feeling of love for horror games. As the name suggests, this games actual fun starts when it starts getting darker. Dying Light features a dynamic day and night cycle. After sunset the zombies transform into something much more deadly and frantic.
Its senses become extra acute and accurate. They will be able to attack you by every possible method, sprinting, jumping, climbing buildings and much more. Gamers will need Night Sense to locate zombies in the dark and stay out of their way.The days will be a tab bit simpler, you have to scavenge for supplies to send back to the safe zones, set up traps, save random survivors. The infected will be weak and slow in the sun.
They will be apathetic, easily visible, and will allow the player to make their way past them. Gamers will not have to wait for grabbing the copy of this game as it will release on 27th January 2015. It is created by Techland using Chrome Engine 6 which also made Dead Island.
Dead Island 2
The development of this game took a backseat and the developer’s main focus turned to Dying Light. This did not degrade the quality of Dead Island 2 though. Dead Island 2 follows the event of its predecessor Dead Island where United States military has put California under a full quarantine restricted zone due to a new zombie outbreak.
This Deep Silver creation will feature a amazing unique world including the virtual cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, and an undisclosed third location in California. Players can expect intense action which will be more brutal and featuring deadlier, but more fragile zombies as compared to the first Dead Island game.
The basic plot of this game is, the player is the lone survivor of a plane crash who should take shelter inside the forested island to protect himself from various woodland creatures, tribe of nocturnal and cannibalistic mutants who dwell in deep caves beneath the island.
Similar to Dying Light, The Forest will feature a day/night cycle where players should set traps, hunt for food etc during the day and protect themselves from the seen and unseen enemies in the dark of the night. The developers Endnight Games are working towards making this game compatible with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. The Forest will be one of the few upcoming games that will include this feature. According to the developers, The Forest is inspired by movies like
The Descent and Cannibal Holocaust and video games like Minecraft and Don’t Starve.
Grave is an open-world survival horror game by Broken Window Studios in which your character is killed in a home invasion. This game will feature a lot of deadly creatures which you can escape by finding your killer. The developers promised dynamic, procedural desert inspired by the early wild west landscape of America.
At the moment not much is revealed about Grave but we know that players can use defensive fortifications is order to survive the forces that stalk you until dawn. The game will also include the use of various weapons to defend themselves against the horrific elements.