Horror Fuel’s Top Horror Games Reviewed In 2022

It’s that point of yr as 2022 is coming to an in depth and together with it many recreation releases. This yr was a busy evaluation yr, and going by the checklist I used to be in a position to give you 15 horror video games that I reviewed ranked from dangerous to good. It’s a protracted checklist so let’s begin with one of many worse video games reviewed this yr, we could?
This Russian-made first-person recreation is labeled as a “Survival Horror” going down in a post-apocalyptic world. The scariest factor about this recreation was how horrifically boring it was with a scarcity of scares and motion. The recreation is extra of a miserable strolling simulator.
Mothmen 1966
An 80s-style DOS recreation a couple of group of characters making an attempt to outlive an evening with a number of Mothmen attacking them. The premise sounded promising however the recreation copped out on that. The recreation’s gradual tempo, and abrupt ending (simply as a narrative was truly forming!) I needed to offer this retro-revival an opportunity however it betrayed me.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong
This third-person RPG takes gamers into the roles of three vampires in fashionable Boston making an attempt to uncover a conspiracy after a sequence of murders towards their very own sort by a company kicks off all of the sudden. although the gameplay and the story had been good, the sport’s angle towards new gamers (assuming they know the whole lore of the sport’s world), meh voice performing, and cheap-looking graphics made the sport’s playthrough a bit tough.
This souls-style recreation takes gamers to a plague-filled metropolis the place Corvus, our hero, should regain his reminiscences by combating and dying his approach by the world. The recreation was fairly enjoyable to play as soon as you may management how irritating it makes you when dying time and again is a part of the sport. Its world, story, and environment had been good together with a chance of replayability, however the cut-off of your character’s perks permitting them to solely get so robust as enemies and executives solely get more durable does make you wish to simply cease enjoying altogether.
Saint Kotar
Players are taken to a mysterious Croatian village the place they will swap backwards and forwards between two characters on a journey to uncover the village’s darkish secrets and techniques that put them in danger. Unfortunately, the long-winded dialogue and ridiculously difficult controls actually put a damper on a promising story.
White Day: A Labyrinth Named School
This South Korean first-person horror takes gamers into a faculty after hours as Hee-Min Lee, a highschool boy who needs to depart a present for a crush of his however is caught contained in the haunted faculty. The recreation was respectable however the puzzles had been too troublesome (and required talking/studying information of Korean/Chinese), and lack of supernatural threats (the Janitors are attempting to kill you for some cause, I don’t bear in mind it ever being defined.) Took a promising recreation out behind the bleachers to be robbed of its lunch cash.
Inspired by the Giallo model of cinema, gamers are taken to the Italian island of Sardinia the place they tackle the position of considered one of 4 characters making an attempt to outlive the night time in a village the place a ritual is going down and a  horned creature stalks the streets. The premise was good, the animation distinctive, however there was a problem with the shortage of voiceovers, difficult controls, and complicated timelines throughout the story itself, however aside from that it was truly fairly distinctive and respectable.
The Serpent Rogue
This third-person journey recreation has gamers taking over the position of a little bit plague physician/alchemist saving the world from an awakening evil. The recreation’s distinctive artwork, and storytelling. Collect and experiment with alchemical components to combat monsters with a soul aspect the place you may doubtlessly lose objects ceaselessly in case you die greater than as soon as. The recreation is probably not good however provided that it was made in the course of a warzone and was nonetheless launched reveals the center the inventive staff has over AAA corporations who can’t put out a whole recreation with their bigger funds and workforce.
Martha is Dead
In the countryside of Italy in the course of WWII gamers tackle the position of Guilia who by accident takes on the position of her twin sister Martha after Guilia discovered that she dedicated suicide. This haunting recreation mixes supernatural components and thriller whereas on the identical time disturbing the participant with material that’s admittedly fairly intense which might clarify why it was closely edited on the PS4/PS5 variations. The story is basically good however in case you’re emotionally triggered simply, it’s possible you’ll wish to move.
The Callisto Protocol
The hype was actual however some have been upset after this recreation’s launch by the identical inventive thoughts behind Dead Space. Many had been anticipating a copy-and-paste Dead Space expertise solely to be given an all-new story. With the exception of frivolous complaints about this recreation, the one main evident difficulty that everybody can agree on was that the controls for fight had been approach too difficult. The recreation might have used some extra scares however aside from that, I believed it was truly fairly good.
The Quarry
This interactive film by Supermassive Games takes us to a summer season camp the place the alternatives made by gamers will determine the destiny of every camp councilor that has discovered themselves trapped on the distant campsite throughout a full moon and with werewolves working amok! The recreation was numerous enjoyable to play and fairly rewarding once you discover its secrets and techniques!
Dying Light 2: Stay Human
In the sequel to the 2015 hit, on this gamers tackle the position of Aiden, who’s looking for a option to forestall his zombie an infection from spreading and making him one of many strolling/parkouring useless! This recreation’s map dwarfs the primary recreation as new technique of touring, parkouring, and combating together with new enemies varieties and selections that may change how the story goes, gamers can have numerous enjoyable making this metropolis their playground.
Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed
Players tackle the position of both a Ghostbuster or a Ghost the place they will staff up with both pals on-line or AI bots and both bust some ghosts or slime some ghostbusters. Fans of the unique movies together with the brand new “Afterlife” movie sequence will discover this recreation to be enjoyable, particularly with all the brand new free DLCs that going to be popping out in 2023!
Down to the ultimate two! This was actually onerous to choose one of the best for my part as each had been actually good in their very own methods. So with out additional ado, listed here are my high two greatest horror video games of 2022.
The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me
In the season finale of “Season One” of the Dark Pictures sequence, gamers tackle the roles of members of a movie crew making an attempt to make a documentary about H.H. Holmes solely to be caught in a recreation of cat and mouse making an attempt to outlive towards a serial killer as soon as regarded as useless. Thought I believed possibly the story might have been improved because it appears to comply with the identical components since Man of Medan, this recreation actually picked up on the jumpscares that had been lacking from House of Ashes.
A Plague Tale: Requiem
The sequel to A Plague Tale: Innocence, this recreation picks up the place the primary left off the place gamers tackle the position of Amicia as she tries to guard her little brother Hugo from the horrors of his affliction and the way it’s related to the plague that’s ravishing the world round them. With a mixture of intrigue, horror, magnificence, and heartache, this recreation hits in a different way on so many ranges with its spectacular graphics, mechanics, lighting, and soundtrack, because of this it’s my choose for one of the best of 2022 that I’ve reviewed.
Another yr within the can, however right here’s to hoping that 2023 has some good video games on the horizon for us all to take pleasure in and be scared by! Here’s to a Happy New Year, everybody!

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