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Top 5 Rated Horror Games of 2024

Posted on: May 29th, 2024

Horror is one of the most popular video game genres, and it had a fantastic year in 2023. That said, 2024 is already preparing to leave a lasting impact, with several intriguing games launched and some already confirmed.

Many of these titles have everything you would need, offering a chilling but fun gaming experience. You’ll face difficult situations, frightening monsters, or eerie settings. Notwithstanding, it’s a thrilling experience. So, if you are a thrill seeker and enjoy horror games, then read on because in this article, we’ll cover five of the best horror titles in 2024.

Horror Games To Try Out in 2024
Are you done with last year’s horror releases and looking for something new to play? In this section, we’ll cover some of the recent games.

The Last of Us: Part 2 Remastered
Release Date: January 19

Platform(s): PS5

The Last of Us: Part II Remastered, published in 2024, is a true masterpiece. Its previous release, launched in 2020, became one of the top PS4 games. Thanks to a remake, it works flawlessly on PS5 and lets you relive the journey but with 4K graphics.

It offers an intimate peek at the creative process behind the game’s creation using its unlockable concept art. Furthermore, it provides three playable levels omitted from the previous release, taking it further. Reliving this exciting journey with improved aesthetics and additional features will be thrilling.

Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden
Release Date: February 13

Platform(s): PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S

Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden delves into the freshly settled region of New Eden in the 17th century. In essence, banishers are ghost hunters who locate and extinguish persistent spirits and deadly enchantments. You explore the narrative, the bond between Antea and Red, and their struggles with life and death as you go around the world.

Due to an exceptional circumstance, Antea and Red have the power to influence the cursed people’s lives positively or negatively. The narrative is very impressive, and the scenery is breathtaking. Red and Antea are under your control as they journey around New Eden together.

Since Red handles most of the fighting, you can use weapons like Firebane, which harms ghosts and specters, and his faithful blade. On the other hand, Antea uses her ethereal skills to reveal hidden details of their surroundings, such as messages, hints, and new paths ahead.

This game is actually rated 9/10 on Steam, a platform where you can purchase many PC games, for example CSGO, one of the biggest computer game titles globally. So popular in fact, that not only can you play it but you can actually find third party websites to trade in-game items such as skins. These are known as CSGO trading sites and their purpose is to make your gaming experience more enjoyable.

So for this game in particular to be rated 9/10 on Steam really speaks volumes.

Alone in the Dark
Release Date: March 20

Platform(s): PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S

Before horror games became mainly like they are today, there was one that went mainstream, and it was Alone in the Dark. The 1992 original had 3D visuals and inventory management, which was revolutionary then. With updated visuals, Pieces Interactive has now produced a relaunch in the shape of a new Alone in the Dark game.

In this game, you can assume the roles of Edward Carnby, a private investigator, and Emily Hartwood, his client. Together, they make the unusual journey to Derceto Manor, a remote estate in 1920s Louisiana, where they look for Jeremy, Emily’s missing uncle. The two recognizable protagonists provide solid performances amid the fantastic events around them.

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2
Release Date: May 21

Platform(s): PC, Xbox Series X/S

While Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice was released almost seven years ago, the events of this new edition take place soon after the original’s vengeful journey to Helheim. Hel’s belle is no longer burdened by her psychosis; instead, she feels empowered by it.

However, when a powerful storm destroys the Icelandic slave ship she escapes on, her past self-doubt problems resurface. This leads her to another torturous path toward facing her inner demons and the ruthless creatures who haunt Midgard in their human and mythological forms.

Release Date: March 6

Platform(s): PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S

Reveil explores Walter Thompson’s journey through memory loss to the point that he experiences psychiatric problems. This has affected his inability to remember his past, his family’s situation, or even reality.

As you search for his daughter Dorie, Reveil does a fantastic job of creating a creepy atmosphere. While many players didn’t quite get the tale, the notes thrown all over the levels help to fill in the blanks, making it an intriguing set piece.

While we recommend our list of top 5 horror games for 2024, the ultimate best depends on your preference. Choose one that satisfies your gaming tastes and visual quality.

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