[Top 25] Upcoming Horror Games of 2022-2023 That Look Awesome

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We’re getting some amazing new horror games soon! Whether you like psychological or survival horror or something in-between, you’re in luck! Here are 25 amazing horror games that will be released in 2022 or 2023.

25. Cryospace 

In Cryospace your goal is to survive on a spaceship by strategically running around the ship and doing a multitude of tasks to ensure your survival. You are just a maintenance guy who wakes up from cryosleep amid chaos. You’ll need to carefully manage your oxygen and crewmates to fend off monsters in this action-packed isometric 3rd person sci-fi adventure.

Sci-fi horror games can open up many possibilities. Cryospace, for instance, lets you play from the perspective of a maintenance guy that doesn’t have much expertise and has to focus on his will to survive. It seems to be a bit of a slower game, that will let you focus on crafting careful strategies, rather than just shooting everything you meet.

24. Asylum 

Asylum is a point-and-click mystery, adventure, horror game set in a decaying mental institute. It’s a spiritual successor to Scratches, a 2006 atmospheric horror game. Asylum seems like it’s gonna do its best to utilize the gruesome and creepy setting of a madhouse and use the point-and-click style for slowing down the pace and making every second feel excruciatingly ominous.

It has an art style reminiscent of the 2000-era games. It’s not a game that everyone will enjoy, since it is quite different from mainstream horror games. It is, however, still a unique niche game that should be given a chance if you enjoy point-and-click adventures.

23. Dark Moonlight 

Dave Kellerman is a man that suffers from many fears and phobias. He decides to try out his luck with a new experimental psychiatric treatment. He wakes up in a completely different world full of demonic motifs and creatures. He must fight with limited resources to survive.

In this action-adventure horror game, you must fight for dear life and forget about all of your fears if you intend to survive. Dark Moonlight is filled with intricately designed demonic enemies you will face, as well as many puzzles you will need to complete to strengthen your weapons.

22. Unholy (PC)

Unholy is a story about a mother Saidah in a corrupt and morbid world full of maniacs and beasts. Saidah is on a search for her abducted child. She must challenge the repressive regime in which your social class “caste” is everything.

The many challenges this game will throw at its player can be solved in multiple ways: Stealthily avoid the enemies or murder your way through the regime risking descending into madness or even impersonate your way through the castes.

Unholy seems like its greatest strengths will be the rich story filled with despair and the grim, hellish setting the story takes place in. 

21. Alan Wake 2

Alan Wake 2 is a long-awaited continuation of the franchise. It continues the story of Alan Wake - a writer trapped in his own story. Not much is known except the trailer, but the community is looking forward to the continuation of an old classic game.

20. Banish

Banish is a new horror game that can be played alone or with friends. You take on the role of a priest that gets sent to the ominous Luxford Mansion for a failed exorcism attempt. It’s your goal to find out what went wrong with the previous exorcism, finish it and try to stay alive…

It seems Banish is going to be a very interesting game, due to it having the co-op option and amazing visuals. The graphics are good and the environment is very atmospheric. Motifs of Christianity are seen all throughout the game’s theme. It looks like a game with a lot of potential.

19. Dead Space Remake

Dead Space is a successful and well-known sci-fi horror franchise. After years of success, ups and downs, we’re finally getting a new game in the franchise. Although it’s a remake and not a brand new game, I still have high expectations for it.

It’s gonna follow the same third-person shooter formula that the franchise is known for. It’s not gonna be just a visual update to the original Dead Space, but rather some things are going to be different.

18. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a game developed by the same people who’ve made the Friday The 13th game. They stayed in the genre of asymmetrical horror games but this time they’ve switched up the franchise.

You can play either as the Slaughter family or the survivors. Playing the victims will require you to use your wits and stealth to avoid the Slaughter family as they are trying to get you. This game has a lot of potential. We haven’t gotten a proper Leatherface game, so I hope this one will be good and not just a remake of Friday The 13th.

17. Wronged Us

Wronged Us is a cinematic story-driven game that is still quite early in development. Hence, not much is known, but we know that it is going to be taking place in a small, abandoned town filled with horrors. You will be free to explore the town and interact with people along the way.

It seems like the game will be a mix of psychological and survival horror. Gunplay seems like it will be present, but we don’t know if it’s going to be the game’s main strength. From the trailer, we can see a lot of creepy and brutal scenes, which look quite promising for the game’s future.

16. Mirror Forge

Mirror Forge is a first-person psychological horror game about a man that’s led to the brink of sanity. After losing all hope and reaching out to his ex-girlfriend he accidentally put in a coma a few years prior - he realizes there’s no trace of her. Realizing something is amiss he goes on a journey to find her.

Mirror Forge is a game that is inspired by Silent Hill and Stranger Things. There will be a lot of different environments as our protagonist will seemingly travel through time/dimensions. You will have to rely on your stealth and wit to solve puzzles and figure out the mystery behind Jill’s disappearance.

15. Projekt Z 

Projekt Z is a co-op zombie shooter inspired by left 4 dead 2. Projekt Z takes place in World War 2 on a small German island infested with zombies. You can either take on the immersive story mode, or the Wave survival mode where you fight off endless hordes of zombies with one goal in mind - survival.

This seems like it will be a very fun, high-quality FREE TO PLAY zombie shooter. Shooting nazi zombies sounds fun in and of itself, but this game is a free-to-play co-op so it’s worth a try if you get a few friends to play with. It seems like the atmosphere of the game will be very immersive.

14. Ikai 

Ikai takes place in a Shinto shrine in feudal japan. Naoko is the shrine’s priestess that’s struggling to battle a demon who entered the shrine. There’s something about the Japanese haunted shrine that makes it a good aesthetic for a horror game.

Experience fear and anxiety while exploring the authentic Japanese shrine. The game hopes to illustrate the classic psychological horror even more by purposefully designing the game to make you feel as helpless as possible to raise the tense atmosphere and the horrific mood.

Paranoid promises a “psychedelic horror story” filled with frightening creatures and brutal murders. I am very excited to see if Paranoid’s way of making a horrific and nightmarish story out of substance abuse will successfully lead to a thrilling game in which players will always be questioning reality. 

13. Carnival Hunt 

Carnival Hunt is a multiplayer survival horror game. The game looks like it will play a lot like Dead by Daylight - 1 player takes the role of the Carnival Monster whose goal is to find the other players who are playing as mechanical bunnies that are escaping for dear life.

Not much is known about the story but I am expecting something VERY sinister and grim hidden behind the simple idea of mechanical rabbits being chased down. It’s a nice take on the asymmetrical genre that has a great steampunk-ish aesthetic.

12. Paranoid

Paranoid is a first-person horror game set in the 1980s. Our protagonist Patrick Calaman has been a shut-in for the past many years. The only alive member of his family is his sister who disappeared 13 years ago. One day Patrick receives a phone call from his sister announcing her arrival. This puts Patrick in a spot where he has to overcome his life in isolation and his drug addictions, which leads to some nightmarish outcomes. 

11. The Callisto Protocol

The protagonist, Jacob Lee, is kept in a maximum-security prison located on Jupiter’s moon, Callisto. When inmates begin to transform into monstrous creatures, he has to battle his way to safety. 

The Callisto Protocol seems like it will be a very interesting sci-fi survival horror game. It promises a unique blend of shooting and close-quarters combat and an interesting story filled with secrets you uncover along the way. The game looks beautifully grim, and it has a nice, unique aesthetic.

10. The Lost Wild

The Lost Wild is a game about surviving in an overgrown research facility in the wilderness. The catch is, that there are a lot of dinosaurs in the wilderness. The game’s catch is that you are not surrounded by monsters or the like, but by wild big animals, and it’s up to you to use a multitude of strategies to avoid or intimidate them to survive.

You will have a vast amount of nonlethal weaponry that you can use, but you will also have to be careful and sneak around avoiding the danger. The game seems like it will be very cinematic and atmospheric, and I like that we are getting a game that will really showcase dinosaurs as scary beasts.

9. Quantum Error

Quantum Error is a game that promises both third-person and first-person action gameplay in a sci-fi setting. It seems like the game will look like a combination of sci-fi and Lovecraftian cosmic horror. It’s nice that cosmic horror is getting a bit more represented in the gaming industry.

The game’s combat mechanics seem very interesting. It seems like a lot of focus has been put on an interesting combat system. The guns feel nice and you can use dodges to put yourself in position during combat sequences.

8. Greyhill Incident

Greyhill Incident is a game that takes place during an “Extraterrestrial Investigation” during the 90s. It’s a classic Alien-Invasion story that aims to be highly atmospheric and immersive.

You play as an “average guy” that has to survive in an alien invasion by all means necessary. The game will have you communicate with your neighbors, and run and fight the aliens. It’s up to you to choose how you will take the situation on, but ammunition won’t be unlimited…

7. Luto

Luto is an upcoming psychological horror game in which you play as a person that cannot leave his own house. The game promises interesting motifs such as exploring the trauma of losing a loved one and anxiety and depression as well as exploring different phobias.

The game’s story seems to be well established and interesting. The game looks very interesting and surreal. The scenes we can see now seem very unique and poetically beautiful. It’s definitely a game every fan of psychological horror will be waiting for.

6. Slitterhead

Slitterhead is an upcoming Japanese horror game made by the creator of Silent Hill and Forbidden Siren - Keiichiro Toyama. From the trailer, we can see the setting and the vibe of the game. The game looks brutal and excruciating.

I’m looking forward to seeing the gameplay for this game once it releases, but for now, we don’t know if it will be in first or third person. It looks like it’s going to be an action-oriented horror game, but I have no doubt the story is going to be amazing since Keiichiro Toyama is going to be creating it.

5. Bendy And The Dark Revival

Bendy And The Dark Revival is a continuation of the main game in the Bendy franchise Bendy and the Ink Machine. It features a new playable character named Audrey that looks very interesting. The game is not going to be multiple chapters like the last one, but rather a singular experience.

Since not much was shown, we don’t know what to expect from the new game. But knowing the developers of Bendy, it’s going to be a good game nonetheless.

4. The Outlast Trials

The Outlast Trials is going to be a prequel to the original outlast, giving us some more insight into the lore. It takes place during the cold war, Murkoff Corp. is taking involuntary guinea pigs to test out the new methods of brainwashing.

Try to survive through the brutal, twisted, and sadistic experiments of Murkoff Corporation alone or in a group of up to 4 players. Outlast has been a big influence in the single-player horror genre. It’s nice that they are branching out and tweaking their formula. Outlast has had a great story up until now and I think this prequel will be a great addition to the Outlast mythos.

3. ILL 

ILL started as a concept of a detailed zombie shooter game. The concept videos the team released were just plain amazing and gruesomely detailed. At its core, ILL is still a zombie shooter game, but if the concepts shown become reality (and fortunately they’ve released a short gameplay preview so we can see the progress) it may become a revolutionarily good action horror game.

The zombies in this game should be extraordinarily gruesome since that seems to be the dev team’s strong side. I am looking forward to seeing this game’s growth process, and with my hopes high waiting to see the promised “best dismemberment and gore effects we’ve seen in games”.


The world of scorn is heavily inspired by H.R. Giger - the creator of Alien. Scorn’s idea is to make a game where you as the player feel thrown into a completely different world you don’t know much about. The game strives to create uneasiness and tension by having you slowly and meticulously explore this biopunk world.

The devs stated that the game will focus on 50% gunplay and 50% puzzles. Everything will be slow to build up the tension and make you feel like you really are in the world of scorn. I think this game’s goal of immersing you in an uncanny world is well within reach. The game looks amazing and if the gameplay progression feels good, the game will definitely be a big hit.

1. Stray Souls

Stray Souls tells a story about our protagonist Daniel facing his past. As he inherits a suburban house from his estranged grandmother, he also meets a girl that knows a lot more about the house than him. As the night progresses, he will uncover a lot of dark secrets of the house.

The game looks like it’s going to be a mix of psychological and survival horror. It promises a vast world that’s different on every playthrough and expansive and meaningful dialogues that shape the story and the world around you. There will be a lot of puzzles and optional combat which you can run away from if that’s how you choose to approach the game.

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As a young lad from Serbia, David chose to sustain his sanity and nutritional needs by playing games and reading books. He wishes to share his experiences by writing about his favorite games.
Gamer Since: 2008
Favorite Genre: RPG
Currently Playing: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Top 3 Favorite Games:Sleeping Dogs, Shovel Knight, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

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