Whether you are new to streaming or a veteran that wants to spice up your relationship with your audience, Horror Video Games are the way to go. The month of horror has come to an end, but it is still Fall and should never stop in the world of streaming video games. Horror games alone will oust out a personality that you may not have known because of scaring the soul out of you. Let’s face it, it is hilarious to see someone scared because of a virtual being. The chuckles from your audience will be there and this can help you better engage along the way.
Now I am not the one to play an extreme scary game, but for kicks, it is very entertaining to see your favorite streamer get scared the hell out of them. So if you are a chicken like me with this genre and want to overcome that fear, streaming can be your best bet.It can help to have an audience to go on the horrifying ride with you. Below are 10 Horror Video Games to serve your stream this Fall.
This list is not in order but all these games will give you some jump scares or play with your mental in a creepy way. So to start things off with a horror appetizer play some of these creepy demos for starters to prepare you for the longer games.
P.T. Demo ( PS4 )
To kick things off- Silent Hill, a Hideo Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro’s would have been dope project, is a great a wild creepy appetizer for your viewers to also watch. This way too real interactive trailer is one of a kind and was very realistic to the visual senses. If you were lucky enough to download the demo while it was available then go ahead fire it up as you’re placed in a house of a family where a tragedy occurred and you have to figure it out. Even though it is short a lot of jump scares and what the *beeps* will occur.
RESIDENT EVIL 7 Biohazard Demo (PS4/PS VR)
Once the project code name, Kitchen, a visual demo for PlayStation VR, that was then revealed at Sony’s E3 2016 Press Conference to be Capcom’s Resident Evil. Photorealism in horror games hasn’t been seen since P.T., but Resident Evil 7: Biohazard has now filled that void. The demo has then been released to play on PS4 and if you recently purchased PlayStation VR with the demo then you can give your audience a taste of both horror and VR.
The Walking Dead Michonne (PS4/Xbox One/PC)
Zombie games are always fun and when you have a great story to go along with it, the more the merrier. Telltale Games has a great line to stream because of the power of choice. The zombies may not be terrifying, but playing as bad ass Michonne, interacting with your viewers to let them choose your decisions, and experiencing the game together in the game can win over some long time fans.
Five Nights at Freddy (PC)
Now I myself have yet to play this title and wanted to know what the fuss or hype was about, so had to do some research and see it in action with streamers. Five Nights at Freddy’s is a horror point and click PC game. The premise of the game is to survive five nights at Freddy Fazbear Pizzaria, a Chuck E Cheese type of place with animatronic characters. You play as a security guard that works overnight in your office but at night the robots come to life to kill. It may be a point and click but there are a lot of terrifying jump scares.
Outlast (PS4/ Xbox One/PS VR/ PC Oculus)
Playing Outlast alone is creepy as hell but when you combine it with VR you may have to make sure your health is up to par to face the terror. Virtual Reality is one of the best things that has progressed for gaming and with a horror game like Outlast you feel like you are there. If you haven’t played, Outlast is a first-person survival horror game where you place as a freelance journalist by the name of Miles Upshur, who decides to investigate a psychiatric hospital. Mind you, you have no traditional weapons to aide you. Yeah none, zilch, so thinking quick, moving quick, is your best bet. So if you have an Oculus Rift for PC, then I highly suggest loading this up for kickers, because I am definitely too chicken for this one.
Slender: The Arrival (PS4/PC/ Xbox One)
The internet sensation that started off as a meme in 2009 that has now been transformed into one of the scariest gaming franchises ever created. In 2012 Slender: The Eight Pages, game was a freeware PC/MAC game but then became a hit sensation with tons of sequels. When you think of the boogey man this is what it would be personified as in a video game. The first person horror survival game that takes place in abandoned areas. You play as Lauren in search of her friend that went missing. You are quipped with just a flash light, no defense, and is meant to feel in the state of helplessness. So your only defense is to run like hell from Slender Man.
Until Dawn (PS4)
This title is like a Heavy Rain mix with Horror type of game. Each character in the game will be kept alive based on the choices you make throughout the game. The realistic tone and actors you see within the game may ease some chills, but it is a great game to play with a story and also interact with your viewers on the choices you can make just like Telltale series games. If your viewers can help you keep all of them alive then maybe you can offer a cool giveaway.
Alien Isolation (PC / PS4/ XBOX ONE/ Oculus)
If you are a fan of Alien and loved the scary aspects of the movie this game will give you more of that same feeling. The game takes place 15 years after the acts of the 1979 Alien movie as you play as Ellen Ripley, the daughter of Amanda Ripley, to try and investigate the disappearance of her mother. There have been plays on Alien games in the past but none involved a horror stealth type of gameplay like Alien Isolation. The gameplay is like cat and mouse as you are trying to avoid contact with hostile humans and of course the huge alien. You’ll have a tracker, but once again like most horror games, you guessed it, a flashlight. Definitely, play this in the dark with just a small light on you to amp the experience up if you have an Oculus Rift.
The Evil Within (PC / PS4 / XBOX ONE)
Unlike many other survival horror games, Evil Within is in third person. You get to see the protagonist you play, Sebastian Castellos, as you battle disfigured nightmare-like enemies, bosses, using guns and melee weapons. Yes, finally a title with weapons! With these weapons you’ll progress through the levels, avoiding traps, using stealth, and finding collectibles. Even though you have weapons you’ll still feel some fright with all the craziness going around.
Layers of Fear
Layers of Fear is a psychological and trippy horror game that is very untraditional. You play as a painter trying to finish their masterpiece through puzzles and jump scares. The gameplay is completely first person view, navigating through a mansion and each level intensifies with fear and challenges. Great for The curious minds that love to explore and get some scares in.
Blood Rush (PS VR)
A part of Until Dawn franchise, Blood Rush is a stand alone horror rail shooter featuring the scary clown looking guy that will jump out of nowhere. The carnival themed game can give some people the creeps if they abhor clowns, but jump scares with this PlayStation VR would be fulfilling for your viewers to watch.
Dying Light: The Following (PC/PS4/ Xbox One)
Dying Light was by far one of my Games of The Year in 2015 that would be considered a “sleeper”. From the same developers who created Dead Island, Techland, Dying Light involves a zombie killing open world scenario where an outbreak occurs in a fictional part of the Middle East causing victims to be the living dead or worst. Due to it being an open world horror survival, this title enables you to take your viewers on a journey far past just a few streams while you are trying to complete the game with tons of zombies to plow through and an interesting storyline.
A game may not look terrifying with spooky ghosts, zombies, or a weird looking creature lurking, but the audio of creepiness can always do the job. With a title like Soma it will be recommended to wear some surround sound headsets, and no light on to really get creeped out for your streaming audience. This is made by the developers of Amnesia: The Dark Decent, Frictional. The game takes place underwater in a ship like environment where some type of outbreak has occurred. There will be a lot of walking and trying to maneuver through the environment to get away from whatever is lurking around in the darkness.
What other Horror games you would have put on this list and what was the creepiest game that ever made you stop playing ? Let us know.