Top 10 Horror Games That Need A Remake

Top 10 Horror Games That Need A Remake

With the exciting news of Resident Evil 2’s complete remake, it’s hard not to start thinking of other titles in the horror genre that deserve some love and affection. RE2 is a fantastic entry to bring to a new generation, being one of the first titles to really change the way horror games played. With that in mind, we’ve conjured up a list of older spooky titles that we’d love to see get a remaster and/or a remake. 

10. Condemned: Criminal Origins

Condemned Criminal Origins Walkthrough Gameplay Part 1 No Commentary (PC) [60fps]

Released in the early days of the Xbox 360, Condemned is a thing of nightmares. Taking place in a crime ravaged city where you play as a police detective, your goal is to find out what is linking a series of grisly murders and the increasing violent behavior of malicious criminals. Much of the plot revolves around these murders, but there’s a supernatural horror through-line that ties it all together. The game is still terrifying to this day, but some of the graphics are a bit dated, which is why we hope that it receives a remake one day soon. 

In many cases, you’ll have to save your ammo and use whatever you can find to defend yourself. 

Using your skills and knowhow, you can investigate crime scenes with whatever tools available. 

9. The Suffering

The Suffering: Ties That Bind Part 1

In this even older title dating back to the PS2 era, you take control of Torque, a prisoner convicted of murdering his family. At the start, you’re tossed into prison and find your new home in a cell. Within the first few minutes, everything goes wrong. Suddenly, the other prisoners nearby start getting picked off one by one by wicked creatures with knives for hands and legs. In the middle of the chaos, you escape and start your escape, traversing dark hallways and fighting demonic monsters that have ravaged the entire prison, including the guards. The game’s graphics are dated, but the story and gameplay are timeless. A title that should be considered for a remaster/remake. 

You’ll have a variety of weapons, including firearms, at your disposal, but make every shot count. 

The creatures of The Suffering are a thing of nightmares. 

8. I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream

I Have No Mouth & I Must Scream Walkthrough

Released in 1995, this point and click psychological horror/thriller is based on a short story by Harlan Ellison of the same name. The story revolves around a subterranean complex that’s deep underground crafted by the world’s superpowers to wage war using artificial intelligence. The U.S. intelligence gains sentience and absorbs the other superpowers, becoming an entity of hatred toward the human race. As one of the few remaining survivors, you must stop the supercomputer from reaching its goal, while being psychological tortured by the AI at the same time. The point and click game mechanic wouldn’t work today, but to revamp the graphics and gameplay style would do this deep horror a service. 

Although an older game, the story and horror elements remain a thing of nightmares. 

You’ll control one of the remaining survivors of the AI’s attack on humanity, left alive for the computer’s sick game. 

7. Alone in the Dark (1992)

Alone in the Dark – Gameplay

An older and dated title, Alone in the Dark paved the way for some of the great horror game franchises that we know so well today. Just watching the gameplay, you can see the influence that it had on games like Resident Evil and Silent Hill, with its locked camera angles and item management. The story takes place around an old mansion left empty when the owner unexpectedly commits suicide. Either taking control of a private investigator or the niece of the mansion owner, you’ll investigate the details of the owner’s death and find the horrors that await you in the dark corners of the estate. Taking place in the early 1920s, the game has an intriguing setting that would make for a great, atmospheric horror/thriller today.

The intro and the setting are reminiscent of the beginning and setting of Resident Evil. 

The locked camera angles were an inspiration for games like Resident Evil. 

6. Fatal Frame

Fatal Frame – PS2 Gameplay

Considered one of the most terrifying gaming experiences in horror history, Fatal Frame utilizes the players’ fear and runs with it. Not only is this a supernatural horror with spirits and ghosts, but the only way to deal with these beings is through the lens of an exorcising camera otherwise known as the “Camera Obscura.” When using the camera, the game shifts from third-person to first-person, forcing the player to look at the spirit and ghosts without looking away in fear. There’s nothing more terrifying than pulling up your camera and a spirit leaping from the shadows into your POV. If this game were to get a complete remake, a VR option would be an a hellish way to play it. 

Even with older graphics, the spirits still have a way of keeping us up at night. 

Just try not to turn around in the tight corridors too quickly, otherwise you might come face to face with this one. 

5. Eternal Darkness

10-Minute Gameplay – Eternal Darkness

An innovative horror masterpiece, Eternal Darkness remains a top title for many enthusiasts of the genre. Taking place over the course of several timelines in history, the through-line of the game revolves around a book called the Tome of Eternal Darkness. First discovered in the year 2000, the book appears to be connected with the murder of a man named Edward Roivas. You take control of his granddaughter who hunts for answers. The game also takes you back in time to other periods and locales to show you the book’s history and evil doings, placing you in the POV of other characters. Praised for its terrifying mechanics, the game utilized a “sanity” meter, that if gone too far, the world around the character affected would change drastically. In some cases, the game and/or the GameCube appeared to malfunction, making the player feel as though they were losing sanity themselves. Not many games in recent history have used this technique, but it would be a welcome change to the genre if brought back. 

The evils that come with the Tome of Eternal Darkness await you in every corner. 

Each setting will feature various challenges and enemies to encounter. 

4. Parasite Eve

Parasite Eve – Gameplay PSX

Released in 1998, Parasite Eve is the story of a NYC cop named Aya Brea whose goal is to stop the Eve, an entity that plans on destroying the human race through combustion.  The game is actually a sequel to a book, and then continues the continuity in game form from there. A clever story, a remake of Parasite Eve would cater to both long time horror fans and new arrivals to the genre. 

The monsters of Parasite Eve are horrifying and foes not to be meddled with. 

Parasite Eve features some of the most iconic battles in survival horror history. 

3. F.E.A.R. 

F.E.A.R. Intro & Gameplay HD

 A game that earned its title, F.E.A.R. uses both action gameplay and supernatural horror elements to create a harmonious horror experience. With fluid FPS mechanics and eerie atmospheres and heart pounding jump scares, the game remains a heavy hitter in the genre to this day. You play as an operative tasked with handling the supernatural happenings caused by a powerful cannibal named Paxton Fettel, who gains telepathic control of an army of clone soldiers. As you try and take him down, you'll run the spirit of a young girl who not only devours anyone standing in her way, but haunts you throughout the game. 

You can try and shoot her all you want to, but it’ll just be a waste of ammo

Though the clone supersoldiers are a formidable foe, they’re the least of your worries in this game. 

2. Clock Tower: The First Fear

Clock Tower: The First Fear Gameplay

Released in 1995, Clock Tower: The First Fear, this classic horror that started the famous franchise of the same name is a 2D point-and-click thriller. You play as an orphan adopted into a family with a mansion known as “Clock Tower” where you soon find yourself alone, stalked by a deformed boy with a large pair of scissors. Though this title is dated, a revamp of the Clock Tower series with new mechanics and graphics would do justice for the horror game community. 

The boy with the scissors is a constant threat in Clock Tower. 

The atmosphere of Clock Tower is enough to give you the chills. 


Sanitarium – PC Playthrough

When a man is in a deadly car accident, he wakes up in a mysterious sanitarium, not remembering who he is or why he’s there. As he delves deeper into the complex, he finds himself in other dimensions, meeting strange characters and beings. The game is a point and click thriller/horror with enough tension and mystery to draw you in seconds. To remake this game with a new mechanic and graphics would surely be awarded with praise. 

There’s a fine line between what could or could not be reality. 

You'll enter various locales that test your sanity. 

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