Halloween might be over, but that doesn’t make horror games less appealing. Let’s admit it; there is something more thrilling about video games that you won’t get from watching movies. But if you happen to love both, why not watch the film and then play the game based on it?
That’s right, there are video games that were developed based on horror movies, and today, we’re going to feature our favorites.
Here are five of the top horror video games you should definitely check out:
The Conjuring House
The Conjuring House is one of the newest horror video games that was released based on a film. It is a psychological-driven horror game that puts the player in the Atkinson House to investigate the paranormal activities. He will soon discover that a ghost is not haunting the place, but instead, an incessant demonic woman is stalking in the shadows, ready to prey on her next victim.
Friday the 13th: The Game
Friday the 13th was just released last year for Microsoft Windows gaming PCs, XBox One, and PlayStation 4. The game was developed by IllFonic and was published by Gun Media. It introduces an interesting asymmetrical multiplayer gameplay that pits seven players in Crystal Lake against one player who plays on the role of the masked killer, Jason Voorhees. The game also features a semi-open world environment, allowing players to explore further.
The Thing is a 2002 third-person shooting video game from Computer Artworks. It is set as a sequel to John Carpenter’s 1982 film. In the game, the player takes the place of Captain Blake, a U.S. Special Forces member, who is sent on a mission in the Arctic outpost to look for the research team. The Thing sold over one million units worldwide, surely a commercial success, and received positive reviews from critics as well.
Saw II: Flesh and Blood
If you’re a big fan of the Saw franchise, then this game is the perfect one for you. Saw II: Flesh and Blood is a horror survival video game from Zombie Studios. The game takes place between the first and second film, featuring David Tapp’s son, Michael. The plot centers around Michael as he tries to look for the reason behind his father’s death, eventually leading him to the gruesome duo of the Jigsaw Killer and Pighead.
Land of the Dead: Road to the Fiddler’s Green
Released in 2005, Land of the Dead: Road to the Fiddler’s Green is an old first-person shooting zombie game. It is based on George A. Romero’s zombie horror movie, Land of the Dead and was developed by Brainbox Games. The game is set as a prequel to the timeline of the film, where the player takes on the role of Jack who finds himself surrounded by an army of the dead. His goal is to reach the safe place located within the city.