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Top 10 New Horror Games Releasing in 2021/22

Throughout the past decade there has been no shortage of horror games. In fact, it’s a little bit saturated but we’re here to pick the one’s worth talking about.

We’ve had plenty of good titles release over the last couple of years and we’ve still got more on the way. Let us go over the top Horror games that are releasing between now and the end of 2022.

If you’re interested in checking some more gaming blogs, check out the Top Upcoming Zombie Games & the Most Exciting Survival Games Coming Soon.

1. The Outlast Trials

After 2 hugely successful releases, the geniuses at Red Barrels have made a 3rd entry in their Outlast series, The Outlast Trials. This time bringing a multiplayer aspect to the franchise, you can choose to survive alone or with up to 3 other players as a team of 4.

They don’t seem to have toned down any of the horror with this new entry and we’re all the more excited for this one to release. We all know horror games are more fun with friends yet sometimes just as scary.

There’s no release date as of yet for The Outlast Trials although the peeps at Red Barrels have confirmed that the game will be releasing in 2022.

  • Publisher: Red Barrels
  • Platform: Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PC, PS4, PS5
  • Release Date: TBD 2022

2. Rainbow Six: Extraction

Bring an entirely new twist to the Rainbow Six universe comes Rainbow Six: Extraction. Not the title everyone anticipated but all the more welcomed since it was announced by Ubisoft back at E3 2019.

With the new title now on the cusp of release we’re all super excited to get our hands on it. Coming with 4 player coop missions, maps 3x bigger than most maps on 2015’s Rainbow Six and a ranked mode for competitive players who like to test their skills to the max. This game is shaping up to be one of the better horror titles we’ve seen in years.

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platform: Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PC, PS4, PS5
  • Release Date: January 2022

3. Level Zero

Very reminiscent of Alien: Isolation, Level Zero looks to be bringing a faster paced & multiplayer aspect to the space station horror vibe.

This is a tactical online, first person horror game where survivors must defend themselves and each other while trying to repair the space station they are on. On the flip side, there is also a team of player controlled monsters who must do what they can to neutralize survivors and prevent the station from being repaired at all costs using their telepathic powers.

Definitely seeming like a highly intense & fast paced horror title. This one will be a fun title to play with friends or even on your own.

  • Publisher: DogHowl Games
  • Platform: Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PC, PS4, PS5
  • Release Date: Q4 2021

4. Once Upon A Time in Roswell

A first-person psychological horror called Once Upon A Time In Roswell. Everyone’s favourite type of horror game and easily the scariest. Very reminiscent of the Silent Hill P.T demo, this title sure looks terrifying.

Following the story of the Peterson’s family disappearance, you play as a detective trying to solve the mystery of their disappearance. As you embark on your case to find them, you’ll run into many questionable encounters and unearthly beings.

Announced all the way back at PAX West in 2019, this title isn’t too far on the horizon. Let us all hope it doesn’t hop on board the delay train this season and comes out sooner rather than later.

  • Publisher: tinyBuild
  • Platform: PC, Xbox One, PS4
  • Release Date: Q4 2021

5. VHS

This quirky, free to play multiplayer game is coming to us very soon. You can learn more about VHS here. Giving off vibes very similar to that of Dead Realm, Dead by Daylight and many other similar titles, this looks to be a very promising way to spend time with your buddies.

A world where monsters escape from the tapes inside a video store, you, the survivor aims to fight these monsters in order to survive. Giving of major 80’s blockbuster store feels, any fan of horror games who enjoys a bit of multiplayer will have fun with this promising beauty.

  • Publisher: Hellbent Games
  • Platform: Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PC, PS4, PS5
  • Release Date: TBC

6. SCP: Pandemic

Now any horror fan who’s brave enough to play a copious amount of horror games will have heard of the S.C.P games. This title was Kickstarted earlier this year and is soon about to enter early access.

Being a hardcore cooperative first person tactical shooter, game play already looks very promising despite not receiving it’s full release just yet. We’ll see how this one plays out when it releases in early access in December.

  • Publisher: Affray LLC
  • Platform: Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PC, PS4, PS5
  • Release Date: December 2021

7. Sons of the Forest

The highly anticipated sequel to the hit survival horror game ‘The Forest’. Sons of the Forest will hopefully be continuing the story from the first game despite little to no information aside from a couple of trailers being shown.

Of course plenty of room was left to speculate for a sequel at the end of the first game so it’s only natural to assume that we’ll be continuing where the first one left us.

We’ll have to wait for Endnight Games to show us more of their new upcoming release to know more of what will happen with the story.

8. Dying Light 2: Stay Human

Now many ponder whether Dying Light 2 can be considered much of a horror game. Yes, the first one was far from the scariest game of the generation despite the chase sequences that kept you on your toes and the night time scenarios being chased by the Volatiles.

But the second title in the Dying Light franchise is looking to change this, not by restricting game play or simply making the game more difficult. But by introducing new ‘mutations’.

The game takes place 15 years after the events of the first game. Within this time, the zombies have experienced mutations. They are much more lethal at nighttime so tread carefully if leaving safe areas past sundown. We’ve all been told there are many more features in the game to make it feel more scary but we’ll have to wait to play the game to find out what they are.

  • Publisher: Techland
  • Platform(s): PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS5, Xbox Series S/X
  • Release Date: 07/12/2021

9. Back 4 Blood

This title is one that every Left 4 Dead fan has been looking forward to. The spiritual successor to the L4D franchise and also created by the same people, B4B is definitely shaping up to be an impressive co-op survival horror title.

Now of course, lots of people don’t find zombies “that scary” since we’ve had to deal with them in video games for years now and we’ve gotten used to them. But there are still moments in these games where you’ll find yourself stuck in a situation where it can really get scary for a split second.

Not far from release now, we’ll be treated to this title on the 12th October this year, this is definitely one of those games that will scratch the Halloween itch that every horror fan craves this time of year.

  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Games
  • Platform: Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PC, PS4, PS5
  • Release Date: 12/10/2021

10. Dark Pictures: House of Ashes

The 3rd entry in The Dark Pictures Anthology is nearing release and in just less than a month away this title will be hitting our screens allowing us the pleasure of another splendid horror story that never really seems to go the way we want it to.

These games make for fantastic “movie nights” with friends as they allow up to 4 players to simultaneously play together on the same screen while affecting each others choices through the story and ultimately changing the ending everyone will receive.

Taking place this time at the close of the Iraq war. You are part of a special forces team trying to unearth weapons of mass destruction but to instead find something more sinister. A buried Sumerian temple full of unearthly creatures. Will you survive the night?

  • Publisher: Bandai Namco
  • Platform: Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PC, PS4, PS5
  • Release Date: 22/10/2021

Conclusion on new horror games in 2021/2022

Despite a very quiet couple of years in terms of game releases, let’s hope these horror games can at least bring some form of excitement back into the gaming scene for all those brave to play them. Hold fast everyone & Good luck. Keep those brave faces on.

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