We have compiled a list of best & most anticipated horror games to be released in 2020.
Check our list below:
1. Elden Ring Ghost Wire
Gamers will surely be recommended this time to keep their seatbelts tights as that would be quite obvious to say for George R.R Martin and Miyazaki’s oncoming horror adventure thriller. This horrifying nightmare saga will be a treat to the fans, which developers say as being ultimate spooky and hazardous. Fans will experience an open world, which then will be an open field filled with dark souls and spooky creatures, giving an edge to the player by enabling exploration.
RPG elements and lively action has been promised with a focus on stealth and an engrossing horror tale, the story as speculated by the trailer will likely be going to involve the previous George R.R Martin’s characters seemingly from Vikings or Norse Gods. Anyways the lore elements in the trailer looked quite alluring and it is now only expected that the game delivers on its set expectations. Its publishers Bandai Namco have listed the game’s release date on 30th June 2020 and is expected to release on Xbox One, PS4, and PC
2. Kingdom of Night
So, peeps saddle your horse, pack your backpack and put on your cowboy hats, well moving into 1980s isn’t that easy also, but we’ll try though. Set in the 80s town of Arizona, you are now vested with the onus to drive out the satanic cult summoned to instil chaos and plunder in the peaceful and lovely town of yours. This action adventure horror isometric RPG is a lovely piece of recreating classic worlds and driving them with a beautifully gorgeous storyline.
Players will be looked upon to take out demonic possessions and outlandish creatures also to set free their neighbour Ophelia before it’s too late. The gameplay involves completing different quests and acquiring abilities to build your character and thus to progress into further levels, except that you will have all world’s freedom to explore the game’s world, find best gears, dig out hidden items and take on enemies in side quests. The game is still majorly in Development mode and can take up to October this year for a release on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PS4 and PC.
3. Monstrum 2 Paranoid
Showcasing a dilapidated, horror-torn and ghostly 70s era sea fortress this is a survival horror video game coming in late 2020. The players will have the task to escape the spooky fortress which is supposedly occupied by a horrifying monster controlled by another player, players will have to solve puzzles, evade enemies and various fears in the fortress and finding hidden routes in order to get closer to the escape route.
Played in a procedurally generated labyrinth type environment this game can be played also as a monster where you have to stop the player performing tasks by summoning and sending smaller enemies or making things more difficult for the player by blocking route, destroying evidences etc.
A sequel to its previous version Monstrum, this 4v1 online multiplayer game will necessarily require an internet connection to play, promising an engrossing horror experience the environment in the trailer looks quite paranoid and spooky with its horror-struck rooms and abandoned workplaces. The game will expectedly be released only on PC and sadly will not be announced as ‘available’ on other platforms.
4. Remothered: Broken Porcelain
Slated for release in summer 2020, Remothred: Broken Proclain has all the elements to take out anyone’s deepest revulsions into playing this adventure horror tale of Asmann Inn. The story revolves around a teenage girl bestowed with the responsibility of the caretaker of the horror-stricken Ashmann Inn, the girl on finding spooky things happening in the inn drives herself further to explore the secrets lurking in the inn with her companion named Lindsay, her inn maid.
A sequel to Remothered: Tormented Fathers, this game has taken many elements from it like the main housekeeper Andrea Massino’s bullying behaviour, who now believes a plot is being made against her by someone in the inn, complicating things further. This survival horror game is majorly made for those horror cult peeps who like new horror adventures every now and then, its makers have told itself as a ‘very pure and realistic horror game, defying every last limit of horror fantasy’. The game will be available to play on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch sooner it releases.
5. Anthology of Fear
An unnerving dreadful game environment with abandoned homes, horror-stricken forests and danger lurking on every step you would likely take, this psychological horror game has all elements to make you jump from you very seats. Anthology of fear developed by the legendary RG Crew is all set to take the horror gaming world with storm, the first person horror experience coupled with an agonising story and a petrifying narration is all it takes to create the next best selling horror fantasy, and believe me this game has all those elements.
The game introduces three sets of stories, set in different time periods, with first one being set in 20th century Siberian woods involving survival and hunting, the next one being set in contemporary history and the last one vaguely based on memories of the protagonist. Graphics design, ambiguously realistic storyline and diversified gameplay will surely be its attraction, not to forget its ever so persuasively beautiful soundtrack. Releasing in the first quarter of 2020, the game will likely be first released on Nintendo Switch and the information about other platforms is still unknown.
6. Once upon a time in Roswell
This first-person psychological horror game has all prospects to take the aura of this year’s gaming trends, developed by Quarter Circle Games, this game’s trailer had kept all the viewers on the edge of their seats, undoubtedly its spooky environment, outlandish ghostly creatures and the horrific flashbacks of possessed families had all elements to do so.
Once upon a time in Roswell follows the story of disappearing families in 1947 Roswell, USA, players will have the objectives of exploring frightening homes and go through the horrific details and the spine-chilling flashbacks of the agonizing deaths of the families, the players will have to play through memories of different families, which will involve supposedly going in past, surviving enemies and taking out evidence and reasonings of how could have the family died.
The game with its trailer looks quite ravishing. Its spooky environment and scarily displayed homes being the major hold of its gameplay. It would be available to play on Xbox One, PC and PS4 by late 2020.
7. Today is My Birthday
If you can literally imagine this game’s title as your birthday and then see it turning it into a horror night, that probably would be the last thing to expect. Well, don’t go on its title because this game probably would be the least desired nightmare you would ever want.
Consequently, the game with its terrifying enemy monster and its spooky bloodcurdling environment is all one craves in a survival horror fantasy video game. The story revolves around a protagonist Thomas who features as a photographer, he goes down to an amusement park to celebrate his birthday, where he is met with mysterious things and disappearances.
The protagonist is then met with the task of getting out of the park, tackling mysterious evils residing in the park, solving puzzles and exploring pieces of evidence to escape. Haunted alleys, dark rides, and mysterious creatures are all there to raise the heartbeats of the gamers, releasing anytime in 2020 it will be released on all major platforms including PS4 and Xbox One.
8. Someday You’ll Return
The dark and soggy woods instilling terror in every possible way it could, with its mysteriously lurking creatures and ever seeming presence of ‘someone’ behind you. This psychological horror game instills fears deep down inside every player’s heart, with its anguishing storyline and its terribly frightening narration. The game orbits around finding missing girls lost in the woods, possibly taken by the evil loitering all around the environment of the awfully fearful forest.
The trailer introduces itself with a man narrating a story to a group of girls gathered around a campfire dressed in somewhat scout uniform, then it comes into horrifically dangling dead bodies and dark caves, seemingly indicating the horrors Stela (protagonist of the story) will have to go through in order to find the girls, which looks quite dapper. This narrative-driven psychological horror and adventure elements are uniquely weird in itself; it is to be seen how the game comes up with the audiences’ expectations and the promises it has made. Releasing anytime in 2020, the game could be played on PC, Xbox One and PS4.
Taking in the visuals of Agony and its environment, this first-person horror game is truly an adventure to play with all the elements of horror, mystery, lore, and fantasy brewed together to create this marvel piece of terrifying terror saga. The story is set in an authoritarian regime, where society is divided between castes of which humans constitute lower race than other evil beings, this city in which the environment is set is mysteriously plagued by the inexplicably evil creatures who are consuming the city gradually and making life tougher in the city, further the game follows a quest of a mother in finding her lost child.
The gameplay mainly involves stealth and exploring ravages in the doomed city, which includes finding clues, negotiating and interacting with upper castes in order to progress through the game. The game with its scintillating evils taverns, buildings and beautifully crafted horrific alleys has come back with its all desired exclusive gameplay experience and ghostly environment and is set to be released anytime this year.
10. Those Who Remain
Imagine yourself in the middle of a haunted city, where you have the onus to search for your wife in the ever so haunted and horror tormented lanes of the city. This game follows a similar story of a man in a sleepy town of Dormont. Made majorly sci-fi dark horror by the sci-fi horror giants Camel101, Dormant is a spooky haunted town possessed not really by ghosts and supernatural beings but by scientifically made humanoids, who can lurk away quickly into dark corners and can give you a sudden violent death anytime.
Gameplay in this game involves manipulating and interacting with things to pave the way into the city, for instance turning off power sources, clearing paths and performing stealth takedowns, moreover the player will be bestowed with finding gadgets and equipment in gradually progressing in various levels. Those who remain is slated to be released anytime in 2020 on Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One and PS4.
11. Cthulhu Book of Ancients
A haunted library, the ever so horror of the sleepiness of night and a fearsome detective determined to find the clues about six mysteriously missing children. This SimFabric gem of the sheer masterclass of first-person horror fiction and the legendary Cthulhu’s mythology is infused with all the elements of a horror survival essential.
Based on exploration and finding clues, the gameplay isn’t really restricted to these things, but contains also the obligations of performing ancient rituals, summoning demons and discover lurking secrets of the ‘Great Old Ones’.
Inspired by H.P Lovecraft’s mythology of Cthulhu, the game offers a beautifully crafted environment, with methodically designed dark hallways and mysterious creatures that offer an aura of paranoia on every step. The game is only announced to be coming in single-player anywhere in 2020 however the exact date has not been announced, it will be available on Xbox, PC, and PS4.
12. The Dark Pictures
The Dark Pictures Anthology is an interactive drama survival horror video game series published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. Set in a dark and spooky small town where a mysterious evil has taken over the tranquillity of the hamlet, this game is a predecessor to its previous Man of Medan, which was set in a sea and involved exploring a ghost ship.
Both the games are not narratively connected anywhere and thus will not be required from the players to play its predecessor. As of now only the teaser has come of the next in Dark Pictures’ anthology, which shows bafflingly horrendous creatures pouncing on apparently protagonists of the story, which is then followed by various heart-throbbing visuals and screeching sound effects and ghostly impression, creating a full-fledged horrific scenario.
As the trailer isn’t much to take, we have speculated of the game to be based on, escaping a supernatural being which maybe this time would have been summoned by a child. It will be interesting to see where the game takes us, releasing in 2020, this game would be an eye-catcher for all the horror fans.
13. Lunacy: Saint Rhodes
Designed by Lazarus Studio, this first-person survival horror video game is an interactive masterpiece that acclimates through the player’s play style and gives an immersing gameplay experience. Player is conferred with investigating his ancestral home and find truths about his family’s murder, featuring a non-linear path, it will be assisted by an AI voice directing to do tasks and hints throughout the game.
Gameplay will likely involve choosing from different set situations affecting through the progress of the player and taking on various terrifying enemies and ghoul creatures. This game has also garnered huge fan following after its demo version’s video was launched, garnering over 2.4 million views, with such a gigantic existing for this game it is very unlikely it will not make to the top charts this year. Set to be released on PC next year, this game is still available for a pre-order.
14. The Airtight City
Garnering inspiration from cult classic survival horror games like Resident Evil and Dead Space, Airtight City is an incredible attempt to feature all those rudiments in this third-person survival horror adventure. You are put into a role of a young woman, who wakes up alone in a prison facility and then toppled with the fear of zombie-like monsters and deadly creatures, who have taken every corner of your prison facility.
Offering an immersing gun and melee combat, this role-playing adventure will introduce you into the old Resident Evil like gunfights and various engrossing side quests. Moreover, you will see yourself running into various situations like finding a lost piece to open a gate or maybe finding resources to fund your arsenal.
Light comes back into the old classic survival adventures, this game would surely be a highlight for all Resident Evil fans and those shotgun maniacs. Airtight City with its ultra-fearful environment and fluid graphics will be released this year on PC, Xbox, and PS4.
15. Negative Atmosphere
Where all laws of gravity seemed failing, where those supernatural alien being’s existence seemed real and the space life looked not a very distant topic, well that’s all we got to see in Negative Atmosphere’s 2-minute teaser, a large space vessel with an apparently violent alien creature. It seems like its developers, Sunscorched Studios, are planning something big with the launch if Negative Atmosphere this year.
From gigantic strange-looking monsters and halfway screaming alien-looking creatures this game has all potential to steal the horror gaming audience this year, a homage to the classic Dead Space (as said by its founder on Reddit), this horror thriller is releasing early this year. Gameplay will likely involve fighting self-spawning monsters, violently wading through a pool of alien creatures and exploring the unknown land of the alien beings.
The developers terming this game as containing dark horror sequences, rattling gritty atmosphere and captivating storytelling comprising a witty soundtrack, it is only remaining to be seen if this game plays up to the fan’s expectations.
16. Dreadout 2
A sequel to the iconic 2014 horror game Dreadout, its next version Dreadout 2 is scheduled to release this year by Digital Happiness, its publishers. A mix of survival, action and horror, this game is quite unique in itself and has a very distinct appeal among gamers, prior to that you can also expect an immersing ghost hunting, deadly combats, and action-packed battles. Moreover, this game will not disappoint with its graphics, gameplay experience and its missions.
The gameplay will likely constitute solving problems, moving through various locations and a horrific touchdown to the stealth and ghostly aura. Other than that, it will expectedly bring hideous boss battles, melee stealth attacks, exploring an extremely scary and sleepy town with its non-linear storytelling and horrifyingly immersing narration. This third horror game will surely be on everyone’s Wishlist after its trailer making headlines on various big gaming portals and will release only on PC this year.
17. Moons of Madness
An out of the world horror game, as its developers ‘Rock Pocket Games’ claim, Moons of Madness is a nifty combination of sci-fi, horror and adventure classic. Set on the planet Mars, in a mindboggling future environment, this game is a blend of astronomical exploration and a paranormal trepidation of Lovecraftian Horror. Played in just single-player mode, it offers a vivid range of eye-catching interiors and the transformations of ‘alienable’ alien beings. The wonderous yet simple make of this game makes it unique, which for instance, can be confirmed by its strange cryptic hints of spooky monsters. This game can take you into a rollercoaster ride of history (speaking of its elements of Egyptian history combined with cosmic anthology), science, and undoubtedly that too, with a horrifyingly fantastic experience. With its released-on Jan 21, it is now available to play on Xbox and PS4.
18. Little Nightmares 2
Little Nightmares 2 is an upcoming puzzle-platformer horror adventure video game developed by Namco. It is a sequel to Little Nightmares and going to release in 2020. Well, the game can indeed be a nightmare for horror fans with its dark and clingy textures, dark alleys, and appalling events. The developers haven’t much revealed the story. We only know that it’s the further progression of its previous parts. Added with a new protagonist, Mono, who is a young boy in a large coat with a bag on his head, the game will be with new environments like school, forest, city, and also a mental hospital that looks quite scary. Its exact release date is unknown, but it will release in 2020 on PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox.
19. Doom Eternal
Bethesda Softworks is all set to release its next version Doom Eternal in March 2020. This first-person shooter fantasy video game is a sequel of the 2016 version of Doom. It will feature the old monster eating Doom Slayer as we will see him battle against the evil forces of hell and saving the human race from demonic oppression. The game is likely to follow its legacy of push forward Combat, which notably is all ready to include all head-bashing weapons like shotgun, massive canon, and the iconic plasma rifle.
All eyes would be on new weapon upgrades and equipment like the appealing energy sword and other lethal new shotgun features (which diabolically will include ‘Meat Hook’ and the fatal grappling hook). Its developers have also promised new types of monsters, enemies and even a multiplayer mode where two players posing demon will take on another Doom Slayer.
20. The last of Us 2
This oncoming Sony’s action-adventure magnum opus has left gamers fingers crossed. The game is set in the post-apocalyptic United States, where Ellie fights a mysterious cult. This survival horror game is played with a third-person perspective and involves defense against hostile environment enemies, cannibals, and humans with its stealth combat and gunfights. Its Combat is made quite exotic, and also introduces new firearms, improvised weapons, and more enhanced tactics.
Oncoming ‘listen mode’ will also allow players to locate enemies through a sharp sense of hearing and vigilant awareness. With its trailer receiving wide acclaim for its enhanced gameplay, artificial intelligence, and combat tactics, it is all set to release by the end of March 2020 on PlayStation 4.
21. System Shock
The remake of its iconic 1994 video game predecessor, System Shock, will set its wings on the gaming industry this year. This action role plays a horror game developed by Nightdive Studios, who lately are being the masters of recreating video games. System Shock will have a story of a hacker left alone on a space station, where a rogue AI has taken control. The player is now vested with the task to drive out the AI and take control of it. Speculations have revealed its gameplay will be expected to be like the old System Shock with rogue RPG elements, interaction with objects, and using weapons involving engrossing Combat. However, the setting of the game has been thoroughly changed with all the aspects of a modern game, which will surely take this game to a whole different level, taking into consideration its Combat and gameplay. This game will be released anytime in 2020 on PS4, Windows, macOS, Linux, and Xbox One.
22. Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines
This upcoming first-person action role-playing horror video game developed by Hard suit Labs and published by paradox interactive, is set in the world of darkness of 21st-century city of Seattle. A world full of vampires, werewolves, and demons, the various vampire factions and the protagonist will be seen usurping clans to gather supremacy. After its previous versions becoming popular among gamers, this version will see three factional disciplines, where the protagonist will have the option to join clans that have their set skills and powers. The Combat is mainly stealth, and ability killing, blood being necessary for survival, the protagonist can feed on humans’, animals, or other living beings for blood. The game features humanity points, which on becoming lower can result in factions hunting for the player. The gameplay and graphics look quite fantastic, and it is planned to be released in 2020 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
23. Rainbow Six Quarantine
Ubisoft’s iconic Tom Clancy series is now coming up with a brand-new action role-playing horror first-person shooter campaign. The trailer released looks quite sassy, and the ingredients revealed during its press conferences seem to make the wait worth it.
Players will storm into various quarantine zones all over the country and then would be charged with breath-taking action and mind-blowing tactics to take out the parasites for which the series is well known. The Combat, stealth, and the gunplay look quite ravishing in the trailer. As developers claim that the virus replicates itself and would be more deadly and challenging than its previous versions, the excitement is surely going on to be a level high. The major changes we would see in this awaited battle against aliens would be its PvE co-op feature contrary to its previous PvP competitions and its stunningly crafted environment. The game is expected to release anytime by March 2020 on Xbox, PS4, and PC.