We’ve all been there when it comes to horror gaming. A experience so grotesque and terrifying, that you just can’t rip your eyes off the screen as you maneuver your character around the horrors unfolding in the fictional world. Video games and horror go hand and hand together, so today let’s take a look at some of the top horror games that desperately need another entry to their respective franchises.
Clock Tower is a series of horror games that has pretty much disappeared off the face of the Earth. The last entry to the series was seen on the PlayStation 2 and nothing after that. Clock Tower was a series of survival horror games that used heavy emphasis on running and hiding over combat. With disturbing imagery and the terrifying Scissor Man constantly hunting the player character you never truly felt safe.
At any moment, the Scissor Man could appear around a corner ready to end your life, leaving you constantly wondering just what is going to be waiting for you around the next corner or behind the next locked door. Clock Tower is in desperate need of another game, especially with the rise in popularity of horror games recently.
Silent Hill is a name that all fans of horror games should recognize. The original Silent Hill being released on the PlayStation still to this day receives high praises for its use of disturbing monster design, unsettling environments, and the haunting sound track. While the golden age of Silent Hill may have ended after the third entry to the series, each later sequel at least tried to bring something interesting to the table.
Silent Hill fans have been disappointed many times over the years, with the later sequels failing to impress, and with the abrupt cancellation of Silent Hills. While the first three games may still hold up to this day, a new entry to the franchise, done right, would be more than enough to appease fans of the series. While it is extremely unlikely due to the treatment that Silent Hills has gotten, I can still dream and play through Silent Hill 2 again, remembering what the series was like while at its peak.
It’s not every day that consumers get a horror game that is so bad it’s good, but we received just that in the form of Deadly Premonition. In one of the more polarizing horror games available. you play as Detective York Morgan who has been tasked with helping solve a series of murders taking place in Greenvale, Washington.
Deadly Premonition suffers from multiple issues, a nonsensical story, a protagonist so quirky and awkward that he may as well be a cartoon character, and finally an incredibly awkward and confusing control scheme. But all of that together somehow congeals into a cohesive experience, that is truly unique.
Any fan of Twin Peaks owes it to themselves to check out Deadly Premonition as it is the closest thing we will ever get to having an actual Twin Peaks video game. Plus, there is also a board game on the way, and if you want to read more on that bit, you can check it out here.
Clive Barker’s Jericho
Jericho was an obscure game that sold poorly last generation, but it is absolutely a game that any fan of Clive Barker needs to check out. The game follows a unit of paranormal soldiers tasked with stopping a rogue member from unleashing an unspeakable horror onto the world known simply as The Firstborn.
In typical Clive Barker fashion, the story is dark and gripping, telling a tale of God’s first creation being so grotesque and evil that it was sealed away in the abyss to rot for all of eternity. Swapping between team members allows you to utilize each of their unique paranormal abilities for bonuses in combat, as well as solving various puzzles presented to you throughout the game.
Jericho was one of the best horror games available last generation, and truly deserves a second look for anyone who may have missed it the first time around. And hopefully sooner rather than later, we will see the much-needed sequel on store shelves, ready to show us the meaning of fear all over again.
And there we have it, some of the top horror games that are in desperate need of a sequel or another entry to the franchise. What are some of your personal favorite horror games that you just can’t get enough of, and desperately want a sequel to? Chat it up in the comments below, let’s see what the most demanded horror sequel is.