5 Obscure Horror Games that are on sale right now
It’s Steam Sale time again, winter is here and the discounts are high. In your rush to spend all that Christmas cash, you may miss some great titles that you’ll wish you hadn’t. Here are my picks for 5 Obscure Horror games that you’ll want to take a closer look at.
An interesting cross between Outlast and Silent Hill, Hanwell is an open world horror game that allows you to roam and discover the stories contained in each building. The diverse areas to explore and the changing plots make for a great experience. A demo is currently available.
There is something deeply unsettling about Hanwell. Unexplained noises, something in the corner of your eye or laying just beyond the shadows create an atmosphere that will keep you constantly on edge. There is an entire city to explore, featuring different environments each more distinct than the last. From residential homes, old English pubs, parks, stores, supermarkets and government buildings, all the way to the infamous HCPP research center. Each location holds its own backstory, leading to your arrival. Upon which there will always be something happening.
This is a game I found by chance, it’s currently in early access, but it’s already shaping up to be great. This game takes some cues from Resident Evil 7 and it’s twisted family design, sprinkling in some Amnesia.
Remothered: Tormented Fathers is the pure and realistic survival horror videogame. Rosemary Reed, a fascinating 35-year- old woman, reaches Richard Felton’s house, in order to investigate on the disappearance of a girl called Celeste. The woman is greeted by Gloria, the nurse who takes care of the old man, who is affected by a mysterious disease. When Richard understands Rosemary’s true intentions, the dread begins.
Not exactly a horror game per se, but this strange and story-based game from the makers of The Unfinished Swan has some deep feels and fantastic imagery waiting for you. Play the last act of all your family members as you discover how they died. Play alone, and bring tissues.
As Edith, you’ll explore the colossal Finch house, searching for stories as she explores her family history and tries to figure out why she’s the last one in her family left alive. Each story you find lets you experience the life of a new family member on the day of their death, with stories ranging from the distant past to the present day.
This game looks like it’s ripped straight from the pages of H.R. Giger. Though a point and click puzzle game, the fantastic artwork will keep you moving forward just to see what’s next.
A nameless hero finds himself in a place between fantasy and nightmare. He doesn’t remember his name nor where he comes from. Wandering through strange lands, he struggles to discover the truth about the world around him, as well as himself.
Two games for one great price, and the package includes both fantastic soundtracks. Though not directly related, they share the same world and some story elements. Both games are dark and disturbing point and click adventures that psychological horror fans should not miss.
The Cat Lady follows Susan Ashworth, a lonely 40-year old on the verge of suicide. She has no family, no friends and no hope for a better future. One day she discovers that five strangers will come along and change everything…
There is nothing Joe wouldn’t do for his wife. But as they try to save their marriage with a romantic getaway, things go from bad to worse, and from worse… to insanity.
In this tale of love, madness and murder – Joe will prove what kind of man he is. But what kind of man is he exactly? A loving husband? A cold realist? A bitter skeptic? That is something YOU will decide, as you join him on his journey for redemption…
You know all those beautiful Unreal Engine 4 demos that look too good to be a video game? Well someone finally decided to change that. The Works of Mercy isn’t out yet, but you’ll want it on your wishlist so you’ll know the minute it is.
The Works of Mercy takes place in a photorealistic world as immersive as the real one. It lets the player get the very feel of roaming through murky locations and delve into the hero’s mind which is put to a serious trial. The game enables you to explore a fully interactive environment featuring the best elements of such games as ‘Gone Home’ or ‘P.T.’