Survival horror games are something that have always spooked us but also made us feel rejuvenated, made our senses sharper and our reflexes better. If your mid-week blues have started going higher than usual, we are here with some suggestions that might make you feel better.
As the weekend arrives, we bring to you some of our favourite survival horror games for consoles. While sorting through our favourites from the genre, we realised that there were too many titles we didn’t want to leave out. So we narrowed down our choices to the last decade alone.
So here is our list of top five survival horror games for consoles.
At number 5 on our list is Outlast. Freelance investigative journalist Miles Upshur decides to investigate Mount Massive Asylum, a psychiatric hospital located in Lake County, Colorado. Played from a first person perspective, the gameplay follows Miles discovering the numerous inhuman acts going on at the hospital. An engaging gameplay, realistic sceneries and a gruesome storyline all contribute to make Outlast an engaging and absolute winner of survival horror games.
Survival Horror Game: Outlast
4. The Evil Within
For number 4 on our list, we have The Evil Within. Played from a third person perspective, the game follows the protagonist Sebastian Castellanos, who lands in a world of horrible creatures and dreary locations. While the story and the technicalities of the game were not exactly up to the mark, the horror elements more than made up for it. We feel that this horror survival game is more than worth the try.
Survival Horror Game: The Evil Within
3. Until Dawn
Another favourite of ours and number 3 on the list is Until Dawn. Initially planned as a game to be played from a first person perspective for Sony’s PlayStation® 3, the final game was released as a third person game for PlayStation® 4. Here, players have to take control of eight young adults whose lives are threatened, and help them survive on the Blackwood Mountain. The game received much acclaim for its butterfly effect system and the multilinear narratives. To conclude, we say, this survival horror game is definitely worth a try!
Survival Horror Game: Until Dawn
2. The Last of Us
At number 2 and yet another absolute favourite of ours is The Last of Us. Traverse through a post-apocalyptic world that ranges from forests and sewers to buildings and towns. Played from a third person perspective, the mission of the players is to control a smuggler, Joel who has been tasked to escort Ellie, a teenage girl across post-apocalyptic USA. This is yet another survival horror game we highly recommend.
Survival Horror Game: The Last of Us
1. Resident Evil: Village
At the top of our list, and no surprises there at all, we have Resident Evil: Village. Following the events that happen in Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, in this instalment of the franchise the players have to control Ethan Winters, whose daughter has been kidnapped. Following a fateful meeting with Chris Redfield, he is thrown into a village inhabited by mutant creature. Played from a first person perspective, this one like the others in the Resident Evil franchise is essentially a survival horror game but will elements of action packed into it. We say that Resident Evil: Village is definitely one game in the genre that you should definitely try out.
Survival Horror Game: Resident Evil: Village
Bonus: Alan Wake
While it is not exactly a survival horror game, we feel that Alan Wake deserves a place on this list. An action adventure game, the game follows the novelist Alan Wake who tries to uncover the mystery behind the disappearance of his wife. Set in a small fictional town, Bright Falls, Washington, Alan experiences the events from his latest novel’s plot. One that he does not remember writing. The game is almost like a thriller novel unfolding right in front of our eyes. So, in case you are looking for some thrill and mystery, this one is definitely worth a try!
Bonus: Alan Wake
So these were our top picks for our go to survival horror games to get over the mid-week blues. Which of these do you think you love the most? Or, is it one that is not on our at all? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below? Which compilation do you want us to do next?