Want to schedule some spooky times for next Halloween? Well, Niche Gamer has you covered.
It’s hard to keep track of game announcements, since dozens happen every day, but we compiled a list of the best upcoming horror games that you should keep an eye on.
Check out our Top 5 for upcoming horror games below:
5- Moonlight Peaks
Moonlight peaks is a lighthearted farming simulator with some spooky themes.
Live your life as a vampire in the nocturnal town of Moonlight Peaks, and prove that vampires can live as peaceful creatures, even if it takes a lot of work.
Moonlight Peaks is full of goth/alternative characters that you can date, ranging from regular humans to werewolves and vampires.
Moonlight Peaks has no release date yet, and will be available on Microsoft Windows (through Steam).
4- Crow Country
Inspired by PlayStation-1 era low-poly graphics, Crow Country is a charming survival horror game, taking place in a mysterious theme park.
Crow Country takes heavy inspiration from titles like Resident Evil and Silent Hill, framing itself as a charming and terrifying survival horror experience, filled with puzzles and mysterious characters.
Players are put in the shows of Mara, a young woman who seeks to find Edward Crow, the owner of the Crow Country theme park, located in rural Atlanta, Georgia.
Crow Country has no release date yet, and will be available on Microsoft Windows (through Steam).
ILL is a narrative-driven psychological horror game, where players are faced with some classic small-town creepiness and body horror.
The enemy designs in ILL are what set it apart from most upcoming horror titles, featuring some truly disgusting and scary designs.
Players will have to survive extremely smart enemies and manage their weapons carefully, as the last thing you want is for your weapon to jam when a terrifying flesh monster is rushing you.
ILL has no release date yet, and will be available on Microsoft Windows (through Steam).
2- The Inquisitor
The Inquisitor is an alternate history game, where players are tasked with carrying the will of a vengeful Christ, who refused to be crucified.
Players are put in the shoes of Mordimer Madderdin, an inquisitor sent by the church to investigate rumors of a vampire in a small town.
Mordimer deals with small-time thieves, ritualistic killings, and the worst that medieval society has to offer. The Inquisitor does not shy away from its dark fantasy inspirations, and manages to deliver a gut-wrenching experience.
We actually got to play some of The Inquisitor already, and you can read our thoughts in this preview.
The Inquisitor is set to release February 2024, for PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, and Microsoft Windows (through Steam).
Holstin in a hardcore survival horror RPG, set in a small Polish town in the 90’s, which has been consumed by a flesh-like virus.
Players have to rely on stealth to get around, as the enemies in Holstin are absolutely unforgiving, and will swarm the player even after having chunks of them blown off.
Holstin is extremely impressive visually, letting players look around freely in its 2.5D world. The game looks fantastic in motion, and sets a high bar for upcoming indie titles.
Holstin has no release date yet, and will be available on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Microsoft Windows (through Steam).