Here sharing the list of top 21 upcoming horror games in 2024 from most anticipated Silent Hill 2 Remake to Paranormal Tales, Little Nightmares III, Deathground, and more. These game are coming on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, PCs, Xbox Series s.
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1. Silent Hill 2 Remake
At the top of our list is the most anticipated upcoming game, part of a renowned series. It’s safe to say that we’re all eagerly awaiting Blooper Team and Konami’s monumental project – the remake of Silent Hill 2. Surprisingly, this endeavor has been in progress for over three years, presenting an entirely new approach to gameplay while remaining as faithful as possible, similar to the Resident Evil 4 remake.
2. Alone in the Dark
Following closely behind, we have Alone in the Dark. This is not just a reimagining but a remade version of the initial three games from the series released 30 years ago. These games are being meticulously reconstructed from the ground up and are set to be released in January 2024. Despite a delay, the game has undergone significant polishing, delivering enhanced quality and will be available on PCs and the next generation of consoles exclusively.
3. The Outlast Trials
Securing the third spot is Red Barrels’ long-awaited Outlast Trials. This PVE match-based system offers both a single-player mode and a cooperative multiplayer experience for up to four players in survival horror. Although in the early access phase, the game has garnered overwhelmingly positive scores on Steam, boasting over 50,000 reviews. Originally a PC exclusive, plans are underway to release it on other consoles as well.
Announced just a week ago, our fourth pick is a game named Paleophage. Described as a third-person dinosaur survival horror set in an urban resort, players will engage in combat or attempt to outrun more than 10 varieties of prehistoric creatures. These dinosaurs add an additional layer of challenge as players navigate puzzles and uncover the secrets of Paleophage, a prehistoric biological nightmare capable of reconstituting ancient life. Scheduled for release on PCs in 2024, this promises to be a unique and thrilling gaming experience.
5. Paranormal Tales
Digital Cyber Cherries recently unveiled the gameplay trailer for Paranormal Tales, showcasing some of the most captivating gameplay in the horror genre that we’ve witnessed in months. Utilizing Unreal Engine 5, Paranormal Tales introduces a new and intriguing look. For those unfamiliar, Paranormal Tales is a PT-inspired, next-generation, PC-exclusive horror game presented in a body-cam style, drawing inspiration from found footage. Scheduled for an early to mid-2024 release, this promises to be an exclusive experience for PC gamers.
6. Tormented Souls 2
Pebe has just disclosed a sequel to their highly acclaimed Silent Hill-inspired and Resident Evil-style survival horror game, Tormented Souls. The new installment, Tormented Souls 2, is announced as a PC to Next Generation exclusive, with a release planned for early to mid-2024. For those who missed the original, it is comparable to the quality of Resident Evil classics and has even earned awards upon its initial release.
For enthusiasts of Lovecraftian horror, we present Pneumata, the inaugural project from its publishers and developers. Described as a psychological horror survival game, Pneumata combines detective-style investigation of city sites with an effort to unravel the mysterious disappearances of individuals. Pneumata featuring elements of puzzle horror and first-person shooter, is set to launch on PC sometime next year.
At number eight, we have ILL, undeniably one of the most anticipated and mind-blowing horror games on the horizon. This first-person shooter, anticipated for the past few years, has generated questions about its authenticity. Confirming its reality, ILL is being developed by an actual team, and the showcased in-game footage is legitimate. ILL is set to release on both PCS and the next generation of consoles.
9. The Dark World: Karma
Initially announced for the Nintendo Switch, The Dark World: Karma, a story-driven psychological horror game, is now expanding its reach to both PCS and the latest generation of consoles. Revealed through a new trailer a month ago, with a subsequent update indicating a release next year, The Dark World Karma aims to immerse players in the character’s memories, offering an intimate understanding of fears and experiences.
10. Still Wakes the Deep
Announced approximately a month ago by the developers of the Amnesia games, the tenth entry on our list is a new project utilizing Unreal Engine 5, titled Still Wakes the Deep. Labeled as a return to classic first-person narrative horror games, the story follows an offshore oil rig worker navigating a relentless storm and frigid conditions. Currently available for wishlisting on Steam, the Still Wakes the Deep is set to release on PCS and Xbox Series X exclusively.
11. Little Nightmares III
Supermassive Games, the developers of The Dark Pictures games, have taken the reins of the Little Nightmares franchise from Bandai Namco. This new installment, apparently a cooperative multiplayer experience, is set to release on PCs and the Switch with a fresh story arc sometime next year. While the visuals look promising, there is some speculation that it may not meet expectations in terms of replay value compared to its predecessors, though uncertainties remain.
12. On Air
At number 12, we encounter a game called On Air. This survival horror science fiction first-person shooter unfolds in the USA during Hurricane Camilla in 1969. Players assume the role of Ray, a man with no past, exploring every corner of a dimly lit hotel to solve puzzles and redeem himself. Scheduled exclusively for release on PCs on December 27th, 2023, On Air promises an immersive experience in a unique setting.
Moving on to Unfollow, slated for release on PCs, Switch, and Next Generation consoles, this surreal hyperrealistic horror game delves into the perspective of a bullying victim. Originally intended for consoles, it is now revealed as a PC exclusive. The narrative aims to portray the impact of social media on mental health in a nightmarish world where players must escape terrifying monsters. The release is scheduled for February 2024.
Emerging from the studio behind Those Who Remain, our 14th entry is the highly anticipated game named Beneath. Described as a first-person action horror adventure and thriller, it draws comparisons to a mix of Outlast with Subnautica. With a recent trailer fueling excitement, Beneath is confirmed for release on PCs and the next generation of consoles exclusively in the first quarter of 2024.
15. Dark Fracture
Introduced through a demo a month ago, Dark Fracture offers a psychological experience set in the late ’90s within an underground lab facility. Players explore a constantly changing world, embodying a being born of experimentation. This intriguing tale of scientists meddling with matter, coming to PC and PlayStation 5 exclusively, is expected to unfold in 2024.
Moving to number 16, we encounter Retrieval a cinematic horror action-adventure from a new developer in town. Players follow the journey of a commander leading a research team on a planet 20 billion miles away from Earth. As the protagonist unexpectedly falls beneath the planet’s surface, they are exposed to an entirely different universe. Retrieval set for release on PCs and the next generation of consoles, is expected to arrive in 2024.
17. Beyond The Pines
Eclusive to PCs, we have Beyond the Pines from an indie developer. This first-person open-ended survival and psychological horror game centers around the unbreakable bond between a dog and its owner, lost in a jungle at midnight. While details are sparse, Beyond the Pines Steam page hints at a unique and emotionally charged gaming experience.
18. Dark Atlas: Infernum
Advancing to number 18, we encounter Dark Atlas: Infernum, a creation from a new developer in town. Described by its developers as a disturbing first-person psychological survival horror game, it places strong emphasis on narrative components concerning the end of the world. Dark Atlas Infernum is slated to release exclusively on PCs and the next generation of consoles, scheduled for an early release in the coming year.
At number 19, we find Deathground, a solo and cooperative survival horror game that immerses players in a battle for survival against deadly artificial dinosaurs. The Deathground follows a Left for Dead-inspired premise, allowing players to enter a death arena with a team of up to three other players for squad-based actions, or they can opt to brave the challenges alone in a solo session.
20. Crow Country
Unveiled on the PlayStation’s official platform and featured on Steam with an upcoming demo, we introduce Crow Country at number 20. Positioned as a survival horror adventure inspired by ’90s PlayStation classics, it is envisioned as a blend of Resident Evil and the classic Final Fantasy 7 for the original PlayStation. This unique fusion of genres is set to arrive on PCs and PlayStation consoles exclusively in 2024.
21. Bye Sweet Carole
Lastly, we have Bye Sweet Carole, a platform adventure horror game hailing from the same writers as the Remod series. Centered around a little girl in a book-like adventure, the game draws inspiration from cartoons, unfolding in a world infested by rabbits. With a trailer offering a glimpse into its distinctive atmosphere, Bye Sweet Carole is scheduled for release on PCs and both generations of consoles in the early to mid part of 2024.