The 5 Most Anticipated Horror Games of 2017

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Some gamers can't get enough of that adrenaline rush. Knowing that they are in a scary environment, with danger creeping in on them, they will do anything necessary in order to survive. Needless to say, not all horror games have a happy ending. But nonetheless, horror games are great simply because of the fear aspect.

Recently we covered the top 5 horror games that don't rely on jump scares but now let's discuss some of the most anticipated horror games that are set to release in 2017.

Here are five of the creepiest games that players are eager and excited to try out over the upcoming year. 

5. Don't Knock Twice

Don't Knock Twice is a first person horror game about a terrifying urban legend. In order to save her daughter, a guilt-ridden mother must uncover the truth behind the urban tale of a demonic witch. Players will explore a manor, search for clues, and interact with all of its objects and use them to defend themselves against possible dangers. 

The game is set to release in the first quarter of 2017 for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive. There will also be a release of a non-VR version for the PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One. 

4. Agony

Agony is a yet another first person survival game. However, what makes it different from other titles is the setting. Instead of being set here on planet Earth, Agony takes place in hell

Simply put, you are a tormented soul in hell without any past memories. You'll have to navigate the blazing paths of hell, and do everything necessary to survive. The gameplay trailer above provides a great example of what you can expect from Agony

Agony is set to release in the second quarter of 2017 for PS4, PC, and Xbox One.

3. Visage

This little beauty is a psychological horror game. Throughout the game the player explores a home that has witnessed countless brutal murders since it has housed various families over a long period of time. Players will also be able to relive memories and witness how previous tenants of the house have died. It's also worth to note that the game will be a spiritual successor to P.T.

The core mechanic is the fear aspect itself. When you locate a memory, or a flashback of some kind, you'll be able to investigate it by looking into it and potentially observing. Some can be so haunting and grim that you'll wish that you were back inside the house again! And with the terrifying feeling that the house gives off in the trailer above, that should already tell you something.

Visage is set for release in January of next year and will be available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. 

2. Resident Evil 7

Unless you have been living under a rock this whole time, you would have known that Resident Evil was bound to end up on this list. 

There have been a lot of Resident Evil games in the past, but they have mainly dealt with action. This one however, can be seen as an exception. Resident Evil 7 is a survival horror game set after RE6. The main character, Ethan, is looking for his missing wife until he stumbles upon a house... and that is where the fun begins! 

It's worth noting that RE7 will have combat, herbs, and everything else that pertains to the RE series. However, quick time events will be absent from the game; something many long-term fans will be glad to hear.

RE7 is scheduled for release in January and will be released for PS4, PC, and Xbox One. But more important, the game will have PSVR support!

1. Outlast 2

Originally, Outlast 2 was supposed to be released earlier. However, the game was delayed, and is now set to release in the first quarter in 2017. To make the wait feel even longer, a demo was released around Halloween, which has only made players more anxious and excited for the upcoming title. 

The game itself is a survival horror game and is set in a town that is run by a religious cult consisting of psychos who will try to kill you... delightful! But, something tells me that there will be more than just a bunch of crazy cultists here -- I wonder what that potential danger might be...

Of course, with how popular the original Outlast was, Outlast 2 can't come any faster. As some of you might remember, Outlast took place in an asylum. In Outlast 2, not only will you be able to explore the town, but you might even be able to explore the houses, the corn fields, and other locations as well. The second game seems to give you more freedom in regards to exploration. While this could prove interesting, it is also regretful, since getting lost could be deadly.

Be prepared for Outlast 2 soon as it'll be released for PS4, PC, and Xbox One in the 2017.

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What horror games are you waiting for that did not appear on this list? Tell us in the comments below!

Published Nov. 30th 2016

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Long time gamer (15 years+). Most favorite title is either Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time or Majora's Mask. Prefer single player games to multiplayer games. But occasionally play multiplayer games (though very rarely). Proud owner of N64 and Nintendo SNES.


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