Thursday 13 August 2020

TOP 10 Xbox One Horror Games

10. Resident Evil 3

In Resident Evil 2, Mr X kept the creepy factor at 100. Resident Evil 3’s Nemesis is no slouch and will definitely make it hard for you to sleep easy after the first time you encounter this terrifying tyrant. Trailing your every move, this biohazardous behemoth utilises a rocket launcher, flame thrower and numerous grizzly forms to keep you on your toes as you high tail it out of Raccoon City. Alongside more flesh-eating zombies than ever before, this incredible remake hides terror behind every corner.

9. The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes

The third game in the Dark Pictures Anthology, this interactive cinematic horror experience builds on previous entries in the series by implementing a difficulty setting that allows players to adjust the speed of quick-time events, while the redesign of the Moral Compass feature offers the most polished Dark Pictures title yet. A compelling and chilling masterpiece in the horror genre of gaming.

8. The Evil Within 2

This solid sequel expands the scope of the series which ratchets up the tension considerably, resulting in an often-harrowing gaming experience. While the first game played like a Resident Evil wannabe, The Evil Within 2 finds its own grisly voice as you embark on a hellish journey to rescue your daughter, with large maps offering the freedom to explore and proceed how you want. This is a thrilling horror game and one that is definitely worth your time if you’re brave enough.

7. Back 4 Blood

Ever since Left 4 Dead took the multiplayer genre by storm, players have been clamouring for more. Back 4 Blood offers just that, with the original creators coming back with this spiritual successor that offers more cooperative zombie-slaying mayhem. After “the Devil Worm” parasite infects most of humanity turning them into the vicious “Ridden”, it’s up to you to lay waste to the hordes. Lock n’ load.

6. Outlast Trinity

The critically-acclaimed Outlast franchise, available now on disc as a complete package containing all 3 games, is surely one of the most frightening gaming series out there. These psychological survival games will push you to your limits of sanity due to an absolutely horrifying atmosphere that will provide you with nightmare fuel for days. To say any more will spoil their power – go in blind if you feel like you’re ready for one of the scariest experiences in gaming.

5. Doom Eternal

Armed with a shoulder-mounted flamethrower, a wrist-mounted blade and upgraded guns and abilities, the demonic invasion of Earth will be no match for you. As hordes of blood-thirsty demons come at you from every angle in this hellish horror shooter, the action comes thick and fast - be prepared for a lot of gore as you fire up your chainsaw and become an unstoppable army of one.

4. Alien: Isolation

Alien: Isolation puts the player into an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger, as you must navigate a decommissioned trading station on the fringes of space while being stalked by a staggeringly intelligent and dynamic Alien who responds to your every move to hunt you down. Every step you take has consequences, making this an incredibly intense experience – and a truly horrifying one when you are caught.

3. Little Nightmares 2

Preceding the events of the first game, Little Nightmares II challenges players to discover the dark secrets of the Pale City while building upon its predecessor's haunting atmosphere, graphics, gameplay and sound. The result is an incredible and immersive game that pulls you into its twisted, nightmarish work like few other games can achieve. Sleep tight, gamers.

2. Resident Evil Village

Following on from the utterly harrowing Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, this first-person horror masterpiece will have you on the edge of your seat as you explore the mysterious titular village avoiding vampires, werewolves and other things that go bump in the night. Gorgeously designed with an atmosphere to die for, Resident Evil Village is the closest gaming has come to throwing players right into the middle of a terrifying horror movie - and the result is one of the best Resident Evil games in years.

1. Resident Evil 2

Based on the original PlayStation release from 1998, this updated version of Resident Evil 2 completely rebuilds the game from the ground up. Breathtakingly photorealistic visuals and stunning lighting create an intense, atmospheric and cinematic experience that makes the scares all the more impactful. This is how you do a re-release, and reminds us why the Resident Evil franchise is absolutely the leader of the pack in the horror genre.

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