Game News The 8 horror games to make to thrill at Halloween on PlayStation Plus Extra
If there is one night where you can have the pleasure of being scared, it is October 31st. Do you like dark universes? Disturbing? Tortured? Bloody? We have what you need. Here is a selection of games available in the PlayStation Plus Extra catalog that might give you some chills. Light a candle, with a bit of luck, you’ll get out without losing too many lives!
Driven by a strong aesthetic reminiscent of the works of Tim Burton and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Little Nightmares is an atmospheric platform game that focuses on immersion. No dialogue comes to take the player out of the adventure, no melody disturbs the user when he walks through this nightmarish world: the Tarsier studio software relies on a minimalism that hits the mark. Lost in a universe populated by creatures as frightening as they are aggressive, little Six must complete various puzzles, hide in the recesses but also flee – literally – from danger. If you value horror atmosphere more than rich gameplay, you’ll have a great time with Little Nightmares.
Graphically and aesthetically stunning, Metro Exodus has a dark vibe that is worth a look on its own. Horrifying in what it tells and in what it exhibits on screen With bloodthirsty monsters in a Russia ravaged by nuclear war, the title from 4A Games offers a large playground made up of varied environments bathed in a neat soundtrack. The live moments with the Aurora crew ring true: they bring heart and soul to this production. Although it is not as perfect as we would have liked, Metro Exodus will take you into a scary universe, which is ideal if you are looking for a little terror in this period.
Observe: System Redux
The very Orwellian Observer is set in post-apocalyptic futuristic Poland. Transhumanism, which has become legion in the streets of the city, is hit by a computer parasite, the Nanophage. Observer is surely the most successful horror title from the Bloober Team. Without putting aside the roots of horror with disturbing visuals and jumpscares, the software offers quite rich gameplay for the genre it targets with drag and drop, cybernetic sights to detect traces (organic, computer), and above all a stress management system. Because yes, here, the hero can find himself in a situation of intense stress and… die. This sci-fi thriller with complex ramifications is a murky and violent dive into an inhospitable universe.
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan and Little Hope
We are cheating a bit with this The Dark Pictures anthology since we are not talking about one but two games, namely the first two episodes of the saga. Accessible with PlayStation Plus Extra, Man of Medan and Little Hope plunge us into two very different worlds. The first takes place in a ghost ship lost in the ocean, while the second takes place in the misty plains of a New England town against a backdrop of witchcraft. Supermassive Games obviously draws on cinema, literature and video games to bring its stories of the dead to life.. Thrill-seekers who want to experience harrowing adventures in long corridors strewn with QTEs will be in heaven.
Alongside The Quarry (which is not available in PS Plus Extra), Until Dawn is Supermassive Games’ most accomplished work. The studio, which specializes in horrific narrative games, tells the story of 8 young adults who go on vacation far from any living soul. At least, that’s what they think. Danger lurks around their cabin, and several of the protagonists will perish if the player misses their QTEs and/or makes bad decisions. With charactersendearing”, its neat atmosphere paying homage to slasher movies and its difficult choices, Until Dawn ticks all the boxes for successful Interactive Drama. In addition to being truly distressing during certain sequences.
Made by psychological horror game specialists, Frictional Games, SOMA takes the basics of Amnesia without serving the same soup. In Simon’s eyes, the player will travel through an underwater universe populated by aggressive creatures. Like the developer’s other titles, it’s best to avoid clashes with the bestiary. Luckily, the specifics of the monsters make it possible to bring variations to the gameplay largely based on hide-and-seek. As for the themes of the game, we find transhumanism, a movement advocating the use of technologies to improve the human being. SOMA will make you feel uncomfortable and surprise you.
Endowed with a heavy atmosphere and a horrifying atmosphere which allows itself various jumpscares, Transference plunges the player into the maze of the mind of Raymond Hayes, a brilliant scientist. This unhealthy excursion leads to an alternation between two sides of reality, each transforming as buried memories emerge. Transference relies on its chaotic atmosphere to distill terror and cause apprehension in the hearts of players. The adventure being very short (less than three hours to complete it), it can be an ideal choice for those in a hurry. It should be noted that the software is compatible with the PSVR of the PlayStation 4 for even more visceral sensations.
Get Even is a first-person narrative game in which the storyline is the main force. In the skin of Cole Black, an amnesiac mercenary, the player finds himself in the pay of a mysterious jailer who makes him relive certain traumatic memories through a helmet with advanced technology. Taking place in a mental asylum, Get Even is above all an exploration game with a heavy atmosphere. The general atmosphere of the creation of The Farm 51 is a frank success : it will certainly manage to arouse some chills even in the most hardened.
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