[Top 25] Best Upcoming Horror Games

Leatherface is terrifying in the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre game.

[Top 25] Best Upcoming Horror Games

1. Alan Wake 2- 2023 (PS5, Windows, Xbox Series X/S)

Join Alan on another spine chilling adventure.

Alan Wake 2 takes place 13 years after the first game ended. Alan has been trapped in a nightmare realm called The Dark Place. In an attempt to redirect his fate and escape this hellish place he writes a story involving an FBI agent named Saga Anderson. 

This is one of the most anticipated games of the year after the success of the first installment. Another trip to Bright Falls is exactly what the world needs right now. The expected release is October 17th 2023 which comes just in time for the spooky season.

2. Killer Klowns from Outer Space- 2023 (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5)

The cult classic gets a whole new look in this modern retelling.

This game is something to get excited for. Killer Klowns from Outer Space  is an asymmetrical multiplayer horror game. Plan your own extraterrestrial invasion, join friends to fight aliens or harvest humans. 

Even though it took far too long for this game to become realized, it is highly anticipated. The 80’s cult classic looks like it will be such a fun experience. The graphics are bright and animated and the soundtrack is even better. While there is no official release date we are expected to see its arrival sometime in 2023.

3. Paranormal Tales- TBA (Windows)

Alone in the Dark gets a whole new look in this masterfully done remake.

Alone In The Dark is a remake of the 1992 pc game. In this third person perspective the player will fight monsters with guns and melee weapons. While there is no excessive gore or extreme violence this game is still unsettling in all the right ways. The haunted house troupe is a classic and has many fans of the original game very excited for its release later this year.

5. Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2- 2024 (Xbox Series X/S, PC)

Senua is back to continue her journey in Hellblade 2.

The success of the first installment of Hellblade left players wanting more. Senua is back in this sequel still struggling with her psychosis as she finds herself in Viking Iceland. She continues to battle the darkness in an attempt to save the fallen from the terrors of tyranny. The expected release is in 2024 but an exact date has yet to be revealed. It is exciting to look forward to the continuation of this harrowing tale.

6. Texas Chainsaw Massacre-  2023 (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Windows)

The Slaughter family is back for new thrills and chills in this highly anticipated horror game.

Based on the famous film franchise, Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one of the most anticipated games of the year. Step into the shoes of one of the 5 available killers or victims. Gameplay is pvp or co-op. Leatherface is so iconic and fans everywhere are looking forward to this game's release. The release date is August 18. 2023.

7. Carnival Hunt- 2023 (Windows)

This carnival is not family friendly.

Carnival Hunt is a first person asymmetrical social multiplayer game. One player will play as the carnival monster the others will play as wind-up bunnies. Bunny players must wind each other up before their charge runs out but must remain cautious of the sound of the charge because it can alert the monster to your location. The goal is to survive the night until the monster's charge depletes. 

The concept of this game is so unique and its release is anticipated by horror fans across the globe. I look forward to the dark and demented carnival. There is no release date yet but should be out sometime in 2023.

8. Outbreak Island- 2023 (Windows)

This island is harboring a dark and disturbing secret.

In this survival game detective Howard Chapman must investigate what happened to the residents of Erlsen Island. A mysterious experiment drove the inhabitants mad. Investigate and stay alive at all costs. 

This game looks so stunning and imaginative. The narration is so intriguing and descriptive. There is no official release date as of yet but will be in 2023.

9. Stray Souls-2023 (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S. Android, Windows)

  All that glitters definitely isn't gold.

Stray souls may turn out to be one the greatest horror games in recent times. Watch Daniel’s story unfold as he inherits his grandmother’s estate believing he has struck gold. Nothing is as it seems as  start to unravel into a demonic nightmare. Unlock the secrets of his past and discover what is actually going on in this house of horrors. The release date is soon to be announced for this year.

10. Instinction- 2025 ( PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Stadia)

Instinction is a prehistoric survival horror game set in an open world where dinosaurs walk alongside humans.Dangers big and small lurk around every corner. lIn this strange world with primitive dangers, players must fight to survive against creatures only found within books and history lessons. 

A plethora of customization options range from player skins to weapons. The idea of co-existing with extinct creatures sounds terrifying and intriguing. 2025 is over a year away but Insticiton sounds like it will be worth the wait.

11. John Carpenter’s Toxic Commando- 2024 (PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S)

  John Carpenter is a master of horror and Toxic Commando is his latest masterpiece.

This is a hell of a ride. Toxic Commando offers so much bloodshed and adventure. An experiment meant to harness Earth’s core power ends in tragedy as the Sludge God is released. This abomination unleashes hell on earth transforming man and earth alike into the undead. 

John Carpenter is a master of horror. The graphics for this game do not disappoint according to the trailer. Any horror fans should definitely have this on the top of their wishlist. The release date hasn't been announced yet but will arrive sometime in 2024.

12. The Hauntings- TBA (Windows)

  Devils and demons and ghosts, oh my!

In this online co-op exorcism game you and your teammates will embark on a paranormal investigation. Players have access to a wide range of paranormal tools to find and exterminate any spirits they might encounter. A dark evil lurks in the shadows and you must put an end to it.

The Hauntings looks to be more than just a typical ghost hunting game. The trailer mentions creatures of mythology and urban legends. Horror game fans have a lot to look forward to with this title. The release date is tba.

13. Fort Solis-  2023-(PS5, Windows, MacOS)

  Isolation can be your worst enemy.

Jack Cleary finds himself responding to an alarm at Fort Solis, an isolated mining post located on Mars. Jack believes this alarm to be a malfunction until he arrives at the Fort to find it abandoned. Players must explore and gather clues from labs, crew accommodations, and investigate the dust storm sweeping across the land. Solving the tragedy of what happened to the crew is your goal and you must do all of this with no weapon.

Fort Solis is a narrative style game that has beautifulcinematic graphics. The idea of exploring an abandoned planet is terrifying. This game launches at the end of August and should be a hit with sci-fi thriller fans.

14. The Invincible- 2023 (PS5, Windows, Xbox Series X/S)

  The unknown is more terrifying than what lies in front of you.

Players control Yasna, a space scientist who must explore an unfriendly planet. Yasna must find her missing crew while surviving the threats of an unknown predator.  There are several tools that can be used to survive and also identify questionable objects. 

The Invincible is a sci-fi thriller that is very anticipated. The cinematic cutscenes are informative and beautiful. The plot is well thought out and easy to fall in love with. We are expected to see this game released in 2023.

15. Starfield- 2023 (Xbox Series X/S, Windows)

Set in the year 2025, humanity first lands on Mars and begins colonizing the planet with 2100 humans. Even though the horror aspects may be understated; they are definitely there. Strangely horrifying creatures and the dark void of space team up to make this game truly scary. The possibility of exploring abandoned space stations and satellites could be available. Starfield will be a treat as it is the first new universe created by Bethesda in 25 years. Its release comes soon in September of 2023.

16. Pneumata- 2023 (Windows, PS5, Xbox Series X/S)

Pneumata takes place in Milton,Missouri in the apartment complex named Clover Hill. In this Lovecraftian survival horror game a detective must solve disappearances and murders taking place. Uncover the horrors that lie beneath and recover the memories of the horrible night your wife was killed.

Clover Hills is a mysterious and dangerous place. Dark and disturbing images burn themselves into the player's mind but discovering the truth outweighs this discomfort. This game will be released November 24, 2023.

17. Ad Infinitum- 2023( PS4, PS5, Android, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)

Ad Infinitum is a psychological horror game portrayed through the eyes of a German soldier. The Great War left physical and mental scars. This soldier’s mental state is so broken the rift between dreams and reality almost meld together.

This game is nightmare fuel. The mind is a fragile and delicate thing and when pushed to the limit it may falter. With a release date of September 2023 it is just around the corner.

18. Beneath- 2024 (PS5, Windows, Xbox Series X/S)

  Dark waters engulf everything around you.

Noah Quinn is a deep sea diver that gets lost at sea. With his crew dead he must not only survive, but find his way back to the surface. Preserving your ammunition is crucial alongside maintaining your sanity. Explore abandoned underwater facilities and avoid the unknown dangers that lurk deep under the sea.

Beneath will be a welcome addition to anyone’s library. Being lost and alone in the sea is terrifying. No date has officially been set but expect to see it in 2024.

19. The Bornless- 2024 (Windows)

  The Bornless is what true nightmares are made of.

This Lovecraftian universe is filled with unimaginable horrors. Compete against other players, summon demons, and build your own factions. Expose the secrets that fill this dark place. Evil clowns, demons, spiders,snakes and mythical creatures are only a few of the monsters that await you. The bornless promises to deliver many nights of fright. We will see its arrival in 2024.

20. Ill- TBA (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S)

Uncover what has led to a blood stained reality in this body horror game. Ill takes place in a small town overrun by monstrous creatures. Armed with a shotgun and the will to live you must simply stay alive and escape this dangerous place. 

Body horror games are one of the best genres out there. The blood, gore, and violence are all worthy attributes. Ill will be one not to miss. The release date is to be announced.

21. Still Wakes The Deep- 2024 (PS5, Windows, Xbox Series X/S)

Set in 1975, navigate your way through the sinking of the oil rig named the Biera D. Fight your way past known and unknown threats as you attempt to find your missing crew. The idea of being alone in the open sea is absolutely terrifying. Still Wakes the Deep offers masterful storytelling along with cinematic cutscenes. There is no launch date set officially.

22. Dark Fracture-2023 (PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)

Dark Fracture follows the journey of Edward. He is a troubled man that just wants to survive each and every day in his role at a body farm. His world starts to change and blend with a demonic reality. As worlds collide Edward must question everything and explore the deep recesses of his mind.

Set to release in 2023, Dark Fracture checks all the psychological horror boxes. Fragmented reality meets Evil entities and unbelievably shocking situations. This game offers dark imagery and is exactly what a horror game should be.

23.Deceit 2-  2023 (PS4, PS5, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)

  Can you escape the madman's maze?

Step into a world of madness in Deceit 2. Players are trapped inside of an asylum with a raving lunatic. You either take on the role of the innocent or the infected. Innocent players must escape while the infected must obliterate everyone. 

Deceit was a wonderful game and many are excited there is a sequel. The plot is fascinating and will make a great addition to any gamers catalog.It will release in September of 2023.

24. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2:The Heart Of Chornobyl- 2023 (Xbox Series X/S, Windows)

This game takes place in a fictional version of the infamous power plant. An unknown cause has led to another catastrophic explosion. Disfigured and otherworldly creatures litter the landscape accompanying supernatural events. Along the way you will encounter different people that you can either help or eliminate. It is all your choice but beware, every decision has consequences. 

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 will be released this year in 2023. An exact date is unknown but players worldwide are anticipating this installment of the franchise. This will be a game for the ages.

25. Quantum Error- 2023 (PS4, PS5, Windows, Xbox Series X/S)

In this cosmic horror players take on the role of fire chief Jacob Thomas. Jacob is called in to investigate the Monad Quantum Research facility. From the moment you arrive nothing seems right. An evil entity has attacked the facility and may still be lurking in the shadows.

Quantum error reminds me of Doom with its gameplay and monsters. The anticipation is driving players mad waiting for its arrival. With a release date in November 2023 it cannot arrive any faster.

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