The horror game genre continues to evolve in exciting new directions in 2024. They are a genre of video games developed to create emotions of panic, fear, and anxiety in the player. Horror games usually hold elements of horror fiction, such as vampires or zombies, and are described by their suspenseful themes and dark atmospheric settings.

With numerous high-profile upcoming horror games on the horizon, this year promises to deliver frightening and unforgettable experiences across various styles and subgenres. A collection of terrifying ghostly games is prepared to be released next year. Read on for our picks of the 7 most anticipated scary games over the next 12 months. 

Top 7 Upcoming Horror Games In 2024

Let’s take a look at some of the most popular and highly anticipated upcoming horror games of 2024. Our list will also talk about some Indie horror gems and the revival of some of the old classics which everyone loves. So, let’s get started!

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1) The Last of Us Part II Remastered

The last of US part II remastered
Credits – Gamespot
DEVELOPER

Naughty Dog

PLATFORMS

PS5

RELEASE DATE

January 19, 2024

The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered tops our list of upcoming horror games, as you simply cannot miss this game. Following on the heels of The Last of Us Part I remake, Naughty Dog is remastering the series & celebrating a sequel for PS5 as well.

The Last of Us Part II Remastered enhances the original game, visuals and performance for Sony’s latest console. It also adds an all-new roguelike mode with randomized elements to provide extra replay value for series veterans.

With its mature, character-driven storytelling and intense blend of stealth, action, and horror gameplay, TLOU2 remains a high watermark for cinematic gaming. This remaster will let new layers experience Ellie’s unforgettable cross-country odyssey or revisit it with technical upgrades.

2) Alone in the Dark

alone in the dark
Credits – Steam
DEVELOPER

Pieces
Interactive

PLATFORMS

PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC

RELEASE DATE

March 20,
2024

This remake reimagines the original 1992 survival horror classic, Alone in the Dark, with significance. Hollywood talent onboard. Players can take on the role of either Edward Carnby or Emily. Hartwood as they unravel the dark history of the foreboding Derceto Manor.

With acclaimed actor David Harbour (Stranger Things, Hellboy) as Carnby and Emmy winner Jodie Comer (Killing Eve, Free Guy) voicing Hartwood, this atmospheric Gothic thriller promises a level of dramatic gravitas that is rare in video games.

For horror fans, this long-gestating revival of an influential horror franchise should be well worth the wait when it creeps onto shelves this March.

3) Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game

killer klowns
Credits – Rely on horror
DEVELOPER

Teravision
Games

PLATFORMS

PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC

RELEASE DATE

TBA
2024

This upcoming horror game title turns the cult 1988 B-movie Killer Klowns from Outer Space into a 4v7 online battle arena. One player assumes the role of a rampaging alien Klown, armed with strange weapons and magic tricks, hunting down a group of human survivors before they can escape the sleepy town of Crescent Cove.

With special attacks ranging from shadow puppets to cotton candy cocoons, matches should capture the film’s eccentric style and black comedy. The experienced team at Teravision Games previously adapted movies like Friday the 13th and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre into asymmetric multiplayer games. Killer Klowns promises zany popcorn entertainment for both fans of the movie and multiplayer horror when it launches later this year.

4) Silent Hill 2 Remake

silent hill 2
Credits – Fandomwire
DEVELOPER

Bloober Team

PLATFORMS

PS5, PC

RELEASE DATE

TBA 2024

Arguably the most acclaimed instalment in Konami’s landmark psychological horror series, Silent Hill 2 receives a full-fledged remake from Polish studio Bloober Team (Blair Witch, Layers of Fear, The Medium). This upcoming horror game remake will feature improved visuals and gameplay along with additional story content.

But the disturbing premise remains unchanged: haunted widower James Sunderland receives a letter from his deceased wife, drawing him to the nightmarish town of Silent Hill, where he encounters unimaginable horrors, both real and imagined. For many, this revival may determine if the iconic franchise still has its demonic mojo.

5) Little Nightmares III

little nightmares 3
Credits – Distractify
DEVELOPER

Supermassive
Games

PLATFORMS

Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC

RELEASE DATE

TBA
2024

After delightfully creepy entries from Tarsier Studios, the unsettling Little Nightmares puzzle-platformer series passes to Supermassive Games (Until Dawn, The Quarry, The Dark Pictures Anthology) for its third instalment. Little Nightmares III introduces two new child characters, Low and Alone, navigating the foreboding world of Necropolis. Supermassive and strong track record with story-driven horror should enable them to craft a worthy next chapter in this twisted fairy tale franchise.

With the addition of online co-op support allowing two players to work together, LN3 looks poised to ratchet up both the adorable and the horrific in equal measure later this year.

6) Slitterhead

slitterhead
Credits – Vandal
DEVELOPER

Bokeh Game Studio

PLATFORMS

TBA (PC initially)

RELEASE DATE

TBA 2024

When the creator of Silent Hill and Siren makes a new horror game, fans naturally take notice. Slitterhead comes from Keiichiro Toyama’s new Bokeh Game Studio, with composer Akira Yamaoka providing a sure-to-be-chilling soundtrack.

 Early footage of this upcoming horror game suggests a gritty, brutal style – including dismemberment and weaponized execution moves – contrasting with Toyama’s past subtler works. The story remains tightly under wraps, but haunting visuals hint at humanoid monstrosities stalking an urban area being overtaken by unearthly organisms.

Hopefully, it will live up to its gory promise whenever it’s unleashed upon victims…err, players.

7) The Casting of Frank Stone

casting of frank stone
Credits – Fresherslive
DEVELOPER

Supermassive Games

PUBLISHER

Behaviour Interactive

PLATFORMS

PC, PS5, Xbox Series X

RELEASE
DATE

TBA 2024

This narrative horror adventure comes from a dream collaboration between Supermassive Games and Behaviour Interactive, best known for the asymmetrical multiplayer sensation Dead by Daylight.

The Casting of Frank Stone shares continuity with DBD but features a standalone story starring all-new characters. As an aspiring actor in 1960s London, players guide Frank through a theatrical production that takes increasingly sinister turns offstage.

Supermassive has repeatedly demonstrated its mastery of branching, choice-driven horror narratives with titles like Until Dawn and The Quarry. Combined with Behaviour’s frightening lore, this cinematic thriller looks poised to leave quite the impression later this year.

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Indie Horror Gems: Surprising Titles to Watch Out For

While big-budget horror games understandably grab attention, some of the year’s most creative approaches to interactive frights promise to come from independent developers.

Autopsy Simulator

This upcoming horror game turns the medical examiner profession into immersive procedural horror. Players meticulously investigate bodies while dealing with increasingly bizarre occurrences, echoing the cult film The Autopsy of Jane Doe.

The unique Paranormal Tales has users peering into " found footage and recordings from the perspective of unlucky victims who encounter dangerous paranormal forces. From ghost hunters to urban explorers, these first-person tales aim for authenticity over cheap jump scares.

AUTOSPY SIMULATOR
Credits – Steam

For psychedelic creepiness, watch Reveil and its surreal circus setting. You play as an amnesiac searching distorted memories for his missing wife and daughter. Its pixel art visuals belie the promise of " both psychedelic and disturbing elements" in this indie oddity.

The Revival of Classics: Remakes and Remasters

Beyond brand new experiences, 2024 sees iconic horror classics returning via remakes and remasters to terrify a new generation. Earlier, We highlighted the ambitious Alone in the Dark and Silent Hill 2 revivals. Both games helped define and popularise survival horror in the 1990s with their moody atmospheres and experimental storytelling.

Routine

Routine aims to revive interest on a smaller indie scale after the sci-fi horror title quietly disappeared nearly a decade ago. Set on an abandoned lunar base, it now sports refreshed graphics and controls suited for playing on Xbox and PC. Successfully recapturing the magic of these gaming legends remains to be seen. But by paying respect to the past while appealing to the present, remakes and remasters could remind players why specific horror experiences became so iconic in the first place.

Conclusion

2024 is already shaping up to be an incredible year for horror gaming across various styles and budgets. From the small screen to the silver screen, unforgettable interactive nightmares await. Whether you crave Hollywood blockbuster production values or innovative indie visions, there should be plenty to quicken your pulse and torment your imagination in the coming months. Just remember to keep the lights on and maintain a firm grip on reality…if you can.

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