More Survival Horror Picks
Resident Evil 8: The Village feels like a blend of Resident Evil 4 and 7. The ensuing result is an action-driven survival horror, and one of 2021’s best games so far.
If you’ve finished playing this one and are looking for alternatives – fret not! We’ve combed through the archives and saved you the hassle with our top 8 picks.
Of course for all the games we’ve reviewed, we’ve also added a handy link so you can check out our full thoughts on that and see if it’s something you want to invest your time with.
So without further ado, we present 8 games to check out when you’ve finished playing Resident Evil 8: Village.
Resident Evil 7
With a refined first person viewpoint and a masterful use of audio and lighting, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is one of Capcom’s finest horror games for quite some time. Although Biohazard lacks any truly terrifying moments, the uniquely claustrophobic house and blend of action and puzzles make this one a joy to play.
The run-time is pretty similar to Resident Evil: Village and it similarly nails the same survival horror feel alongside memorable antagonists. If you’re looking for something similar, this is a good place to start.
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Amnesia: The Dark Descent is another survival horror game, this time changing the focus to navigating the unnerving Bennenburg Castle. In the process, you’re challenged to avoid various dangers and solve puzzles.
Our protagonist this time is amnesia-stricken Daniel, who awakens with no memory of how he got to the castle and one simple note, written to himself. Apparently he’s being hunted by a “Shadow” and Daniel himself is responsible for erasing his own memory.
The hook is effective to draw you into this world, and across the course of the game more is revealed around this.
Remothered: Tormented Fathers
Remothered: Tormented Fathers is an underrated gem that feels like an old-school horror movie brought to life. This anxiety-inducing game is best played with headphones on, such is the quality of the sound design.
The story follows a woman named Rosemary Reed, who arrives at the Felton family’s mansion to investigate the disappearance of her daughter, Celeste. However, when owner Richard realize Rosemary’s true intentions, a terrifying night begins.
To give much more away would be a disservice to this title. If you haven’t played it already, Remothered is definitely worth checking out.
Arkane Studios have a knack for creating enjoyable games, and Prey is no exception. While the story is a little thin, this title is undoubtedly an enjoyable ride from start to finish.
The story revolves around Morgan Yu, a human aboard space station Talos I. It soon becomes clear though that Morgan is not alone, as monstrous aliens called Typhon begin to attack. In order to thwart their threat, Morgan is forced to try and escape the station.
Prey uses an interesting open-world setting, combining stealth and shooting mechanics nicely. It won’t be for everyone but Prey is still good value and well worth playing.
Alien: Isolation is scary. It’s a terrifying experience from start to finish and one that will challenge even the most seasoned of gamers. If you’re looking for a horror like none other, Isolation is a must.
This cat-and-mouse chase takes place 15 years after the events of the original Alien film. Here, you take control of Amanda Ripley, daughter of Ellen Ripley (the main protagonist in Alien). You’re tasked with investigating the disappearance of your mother and the lost Nostromo vessel.
While the game is perhaps a little overlong, this is undoubtedly a survival horror gem.
The Evil Within
The Evil Within feels like classic Resident Evil and Silent Hill combined, complete with a similar aesthetic and horror-fueled ideas.
The game centers on protagonist Sebastian Castellanos as he’s pulled through a distorted world of nightmarish locations and coming face to face with monstrous creatures.
Played in a third-person perspective, this survival horror combines action and stealth nicely. The story’s themes are perhaps not developed as much as they could be, but there’s enough here to keep you gripped until the very end.
Similarly action-driven to Village, F.E.A.R. is a solid first-person horror title.
At the center of this conflict, the game’s story revolves around a supernatural phenomenon which F.E.A.R (a fictional special forces team) are called out to contain. You assume control of Point Man, a guy who possesses superhuman reflexes.
As you begin your investigation, it soon becomes clear that the secrets to this phenomena stem from a paranormal menace in the form of a young girl called Alma.
This first-person horror combines action and horror nicely across the game.
SOMA is a survival horror set deep underwater in a remote facility containing machinery exhibiting human characteristics. Unfortunately, experiencing this unnerving experience falls to Simon Jarrett, whom you control across the game.
As Simon begins to investigate this facility, it soon becomes apparent that all is not what it seems.
Stealth is used to evade enemies while puzzle-solving used in tandem with a tight focus on narrative. This carefully constructed game is a joy to play and there’s some excellent ideas here that are explored nicely across the game’s 10 hour run-time.
So there we have it, our 8 video game picks to keep you busy after playing Resident Evil 8: Village.
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