5 Snowy Horror Games Best Played During the Holidays

The Long Dark

Sticking with the vein of surviving a long dark winter's night without any food, Hinterland Studio's The Long Dark is another horror game where players have just crash landed in the Canadian wilderness and now they must survive the, well, long dark. 

Taking into consideration not only the need for food, water, shelter, and firewood, players also have to contend with the natural predators that want to kill them, like wolves and bears and hypothermia. 

Though the fear in this game is more psychological than true terror, if anyone is suddenly pitted in a kill-or-be-killed environment with nothing at all except for a vague recollection of the story To Build a Fire by Jack London, they're not going to care how pretty the sky looks or how fresh the snow -- they're going to hear a twig snap and wish that they were at home, alone, watching Home Alone, rather than out in the frigid wilderness, about to die -- alone. 

Published Dec. 17th 2017

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