Good morning everyone! I hope you all are doing well. Today I’m going to be going over some horror video games that I would like to try out.
So, for starters, I hate being afraid. I’m afraid all the time in real life, so why would I want to be in games? Yet, here I am, wanting to play some jump scare horror games. I have wanted to since during the summer and I just haven’t.
I’ve played Outlast and I really enjoyed what I played of it. But at that point in time, my anxiety wasn’t what it is today and I wasn’t as in tune with myself so even if my anxiety was bad, I wouldn’t have known any different.
I love some psychological horror games. Mess with my head if you’re going to scare me. I couldn’t care less about games that are just like “look I’m scary, have some zombies.”
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So let’s get right into this list. I don’t know if all of these are psychological horrors, but I’m interested in all of them!
Outlast & Outlast 2
I wanted to start out this list with these two games because, as I said before, I have played a bit of Outlast and enjoyed it. But I never got the chance to finish it. As for Outlast 2, I’ve heard that it’s better than the first one, so of course I would like to try it!
This game takes place in an abandoned asylum and is jump scare galore for me. One thing that I remember sticking out to me is trying to sneak past people just to have them not move. Then I think they won’t move when I pass them again but they jump at me and scare the living crap out of me.
This game is one that follows a group of young adults that go camping together and suddenly they are being killed. As much as I love going out to my grandparents’ campsite, I think this game will ruin that for me. And I’m okay with that because I’ve heard great things.
There is also a spinoff to this, Rush of Blood, and a prequel, The Inpatient. I haven’t heard much about them, but if I enjoy Until Dawn, then I think I’d give them a chance. But that being said, there was talks of a sequel and it seems like people want one, but the studio hasn’t made it… yet.
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
I asked in a Discord that I’m in for some of my friends’ favorite horror games and this one was mentioned. According to Steam, this is “a game about immersion, discovery, and living through a nightmare.” While the photos that Steam has doesn’t show too much, it makes me excited to play the game.
In this one you are playing as a guy who wakes up in a castle. It seems like you’ll be trying to figure out what happened to Daniel through memories that he has and trying to pick apart what may be real or imagined. It seems like a game that would be best played in the middle of the night with all the lights off, but you probably shouldn’t do that if you’re a huge baby like me.
Layers of Fear
Layers of Fear is following a painter who has drifted into madness and you’re trying to discover what lead to his insanity. I think it’s really interesting because I feel like the little bit I know about old timey painters is that they all ended up going mad. Or maybe just one and I only know the story about one. Who knows.
But either way, this is one that I think is going to be a very “slow burn” kind of story. One that will kind of be like unraveling the mystery as we go and not so much focused on just making you us jump.
This is from the same creators as Amnesia: Dark Descent and is more sci-fi, it seems. Just looking at the reviews for this game as well as the recommendation from friends makes me want to pick it up sooner rather than later.
This one seems to be the type of game that will focus on a story following experimentation on humanoid creatures. If that makes sense. But either way, I’m excited and feel like this is one I wouldn’t want to know too much going into.
Okay, this one I added strictly on recommendation and looking at the photos on Google just of the cover are giving me chills and may affect my sleep tonight.
But this one seems like it’s going to be a lot of mind games. You’re trying to escape from a house that keeps changing. It reminds me of a game that I feel like a lot of gamers know about, P.T. That was a demo for a game that was available for a while on Playstation and I remember watching my husband play it. The sound of this one reminds me a lot of that.
Just know going into these that I don’t know any triggers for any of them. I’m sure there are going to be a lot, but I can’t be sure what is in each and every one. If I end up playing it, I will try to do a review and include them. But I’m not making any promises because, as I said, I’m a giant baby and while I want to play these games, I’m afraid.
Either way, that’s going to be it for this one. I really hope you enjoyed this! Comment below with some horror games you like or some happy-go-lucky games to counter all the spook in this post.
I definitely hope you all stick around for some more posts. I’ll see you all very soon. Drink some water and unclench your jaw! Bye!