Dying Light 2 Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Dying Light 2 RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network 9 Upcoming FPS Video Games to be Excited About in 2020 https://www.gameskinny.com/ur0ho/9-upcoming-fps-video-games-to-be-excited-about-in-2020 https://www.gameskinny.com/ur0ho/9-upcoming-fps-video-games-to-be-excited-about-in-2020 Tue, 10 Dec 2019 12:35:22 -0500 John Schutt

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From beginning to end, 2020 looks to be a banner year for first-person shooters. We start the year with the likes of DOOM and Cyberpunk and end it with Halo and Call of Duty. In between, we'll see the return of classics and the possible introduction of new ones, with plenty to chew on besides.

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As we said last year, whether you want single-player or competitive multiplayer, if you're a fan of the shooter genre, 2020 is going to be a good time. 

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For even more lists detailing the most anticipated games of the new decade, be sure to check out the articles below: 

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Cyberpunk 2077

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  • Developer: CD Projekt RED
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  • Platforms: Stadia, Xbox One, PS4, PC
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  • Release Date: April 16, 2020
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You're waiting for it. We're waiting for it. We've been waiting since 2013. Now the goal is finally in sight. CD Projekt RED's first-person only sci-fi RPG, Cyberpunk 2077, releases in spring 2020. While the hotly anticipated RPG might not be as expansive as The Witcher 3, Cyberpunk 2077 is more than likely to be much denser. 

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Night City is a fascinating urban sprawl, more vertical than it is horizontal. It's also packed to the gills with people, places, and things to do. CDPR might have lost some of its core narrative team in 2077's development, but that shouldn't stop this expansive RPG from being one of the biggest releases of the decade, regardless of its early place there. 

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Thankfully, CDPR has released a steady stream of news surrounding 2077. We know that it will have a new game plus mode. We also know that it won't have microtransactions. And we know that it will revolve around character choices and customization

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While April isn't terribly far off, it's still about four months out. If you're itching to play something similar to Cyberpunk 2077 while you wait, be sure to check out our list of games you need to play before Cyberpunk 2077

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DOOM Eternal

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  • Developer: id Software
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  • Platforms: Switch, Stadia, Xbox One, PS4, PC
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  • Release Date: March 20, 2020
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Yes, Doom Eternal was supposed to release in 2019, but for the sake of quality, it's been pushed to 2020. If the story trailer above is anything to go by, the wait will be well worth it. And according to our E3 preview of Doom Eternal, that will be exactly the case. 

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Now the Doom Slayer is taking on Heaven and Hell, determined to rip and tear across every dimension in his quest to end every demon in existence. He doesn't seem to care who or what gets in his way.

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Gameplay is an evolution on that of Doom 2016, with more mobility, new weapons and/or weapon effects, and plenty of demons to splatter. The environments are more varied as well, as you appear to move between Hell, Heaven, and other strange locales. 

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Narrative also seems to be of stronger focus in Eternal. Instead of the story acting as a framework around which demon murder takes place, Doom Eternal will use character and story as supplementary material.

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As long as there are horrid monsters to shoot, it won't be any issue.

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Disintigration

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  • Developer: V1 Interactive
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  • Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC
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  • Release Date: TBA 2020
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Coming from one of the minds behind Halo and one of the creators of the US SOCOM: Navy Seals series, Disintegration is a sci-fi co-op/multiplayer game set in the distant future. Most of humankind now exists as the "Integrated," human brains set inside high-tech robot bodies.

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In the game's single-player mode, you play as Romer, an Outlaw Integrated who wants to bring humanity back to their fleshy, original forms. The game also boasts team-based multiplayer across three modes and some number of maps. 

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Though we don't know a whole lot about the game, we were able to go hands-on with Disintegration at PAX West 2019. We learned that like many games on this list, Disintegration goes well beyond the typical FPS fare. 

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System Shock (Remake)

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  • Developer: Nightdive Studios
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  • Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC, macOS, Linux
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  • Release Date: Q1/Q2 2020
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If you've played any of the Bioshock games, either of the Portal games, or one of the many games set in haunting, mysterious space stations, you've played something at least partially inspired by the System Shock games. 

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A hallmark of science fiction horror in video games, the original System Shock might live in the shadow of its more famous sequel, System Shock 2, but it nonetheless remains a classic with a community of dedicated players and modders. 

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The System Shock remake, which raised more than $1.3 million on Kickstarter, looks to modernize every aspect of the 25-year-old classic, and we hopefully won't have to wait much longer to get our hands on it.

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It's so popular, it even made our list for the most anticipated horror games of 2020

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Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass

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  • Developer: Croteam
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  • Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
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We talked about Serious Sam 4 last year, and we've heard almost nothing about it since. To recap, Planet Badass is a linear series of large arenas where you will merc goons by the hundreds using every means possible, and some that shouldn't be. 

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Vehicles are coming to the series, but the fast, arcadey-pace of Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass appears unchanged. Gibs will be plentiful, explosions will be enormous, and the humor parodic and crude. 

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For fans of the Serious Sam series, that's all we wanted and more.

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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Quarantine

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  • Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
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  • Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC, Xbox Project Scarlett, PS5
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  • Release Date: TBA 2020
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Set in the future of the Rainbow Six universe, and therefore a few years after Rainbow Six: SiegeRainbow Six: Quarantine appears to be a PvE take on the popular shooter franchise. 

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The operators from Siege make their return as they try to turn the tide on an outbreak of an alien disease, virus, or other bodily infestation. The virus is marketed as a "new enemy ... more lethal and challenging than ever before," and players will take on three-player co-op missions as they attempt to turn the tide of the outbreak.

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If you're familiar with the Outbreak event from Siege, then you're on the right track, as Rainbow Six: Quarantine seems to be an evolution on the concept. 

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Dying Light 2

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  • Developer: TechLand
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  • Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC, PS5, Xbox Scarlett
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  • Release Date: Q1/Q2 2020
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The original Dying Light was a welcome surprise in 2015. It came as fatigue in the zombie survival genre had long reached its peak. Then Dying Light took some of the best ideas percolating in games at the time, from parkour to melee combat and more immersive storytelling, and combined them in a competent package that's still seeing development today.

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The first entry wasn't a perfect game by any means, but it did what it set out to do. And while the story was functional, Techland knew they could do better. With Dying Light 2Techland pulled out the heavy hitters when it comes to writing, hiring Chris Avellone of Planescape Torment and Fallout New Vegas fame, as well as writers who worked on The Witcher 3

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Dying Light 2's gameplay looks to be similar to the original, but with a world crafted by such narrative titans, there's both a lot to live up to and plenty fo be hopeful for. Watch 26 minutes of Dying Light 2 gameplay from E3

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Call of Duty 2020

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  • Developer: Treyarch
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  • Platforms: Xbox One, PC, PS4
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  • Release Date: Holiday 2020
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Though development has been troubled against a tight 18-month development window, Call of Duty will make its yearly return near the end of 2020. Possibly based back in Vietnam, we could see a reboot of the Black Ops franchise a la 2019's Modern Warfare — or something new altogether. 

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At this early stage, all we know is that Treyarch is behind Call of Duty 2020 with the support of both Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software. Time will tell if the tight turnaround allows for a workable release, but we do know one thing: it will probably sell pretty well.

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Halo Infinite

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  • Developer: 343 Industries
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  • Platforms: Xbox One, PC
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  • Release Date: Holiday 2020
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We'll have waited more than five years for Master Chief's return when Halo Infinite releases next holiday season. Whether Infinite can live up to the high expectations players have for it remains to be seen, but we do know Infinite will be the biggest Halo game 343's ever put out: open world, trilogy-ending, and built for next-generation consoles. 

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Halo: Combat Evolved put the original Xbox on the map. Now Microsoft hopes Infinite can do the same with Project Scarlett. I don't know about you, but I hope they can do it again.

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Last year, we broke down our most anticipated FPS games of 2019 and broke a few rules while doing it. The same thing goes for the most anticipated FPS video games of 2020. Some of the shooters on this list have a good chance of coming out in 2020, but there's no guarantee all of them will. Some might even be seen as RPGs or survival horror games instead of shooters. 

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However, some of the biggest, most anticipated releases in years now have confirmed drop dates, and some new contenders have joined them. 

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Let's have a look at our nine most anticipated first-person shooter games of 2020 as they look to start the decade out right.

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11 Upcoming Survival Video Games to be Excited About in 2020 https://www.gameskinny.com/84tgw/11-upcoming-survival-video-games-to-be-excited-about-in-2020 https://www.gameskinny.com/84tgw/11-upcoming-survival-video-games-to-be-excited-about-in-2020 Mon, 09 Dec 2019 15:33:50 -0500 Sergey_3847

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Deadside

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Set in a huge open world, Deadside is a hardcore online shooter with survival elements. In many ways, Deadside is not a typical survival game because it mainly focuses on shooting, hunting for enemies, and completing missions.

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However, it will have the generally accepted traits of all survival games, such as eating food in order to survive.

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The game's primary locations, such as forests, riverlands, and small cities, will be static and remain unchanged, but the inhabitants of these locations will dynamically change. Such places can be occupied by hostile NPCs, and you will have the choice to either to pass by or clear the territory and collect valuable loot. 

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That's it for the most anticipated survival games of 2020, and you can check more related lists below:

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Grounded

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  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One
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Grounded was recently announced at Microsoft's X02019 event in London. It comes from Obsidian, the developers of The Outer Worlds and Fallout: New Vegas

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Grounded features four playable characters and will focus on co-operative gameplay. For example, one player can begin an outline of a building, and other players can finish it. 

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Each creature in the game, down to the last insect, has its own specific behavior, which varies depending on your actions. For example, killing all aphids in one area will cause ladybugs to migrate to other areas.

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In addition, Grounded has a crafting system that is based on items that naturally generate in the world. Having collected the necessary ingredients, you can create a gas mask and visit previously inaccessible biomes with a poisonous atmosphere.

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It's survival meets Metroidvania. 

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Odludzie

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Polish developer VeCube's new survival game takes place in the Polish section of the Carpathian Mountains. Odludzie is based on Unreal Engine 4 and promises highly realistic graphics.

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Involved in a plane crash, Odludzie's protagonist finds himself far from civilization. Deep in the Carpathian forest, he has to rely solely on his skills. As with other survival games like The Forest, his strength and endurance decrease, forcing him to forage and hunt for food, as well as build a suitable shelter.

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As expected, players can create primitive weapons and other creative means of obtaining even more and better food. In addition to the standard set of survival elements, the game will also have a variety of puzzles to solve. 

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RAW

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RAW is an IndieGoGo-supported open world survival RPG that blends elements of GTA Online and RUST.

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RAW is basically a sandbox game with an emphasis on social structures and enhanced realism. Players will act as citizens of an island state, where they will be offered a wide range of gaming opportunities, including owning land, controlling air traffic, participating in water transportation, owning a private business, and, of course, violating the law through a life of crime. 

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In short, it's an online version of real life for those who wish to spend some time on a virtual island without leaving their cozy bedroom.

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Carrion

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Carrion is a very unusual survival horror game. It puts players in the claws of a monster instead of a victim. It's your job to "spread fear and panic through the [scientific] facility" in which the game takes place, all while staying alive long enough to kill your captors. 

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As an alien creature that escapes from its cage, players squeeze through air-ducts and stalk narrow halls. Gradually, the creature acquires more devastating abilities, becoming more and more powerful. 

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Carrion was originally unveiled at E3 2019, and has received rave remarks from those able to preview it. 

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Digimon Survive

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Digimon Survive will tell the story of a group of teenagers led by Takuma Momotsuka. They must survive in a (digital) monster world and find their way back home.

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Survive will have many difficult choices. In the process of making those decisions, players may even lose some heroes by making the wrong choices. Because of that, Survive will have multiple endings and dozens of ways to digivolve Digimon. 

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The game will feature about 100 playable Digimons. Turn-based battles will be similar to the combat system found in Final Fantasy Tactics.

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The Eternal Cylinder

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  • Developer: Ace Team
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  • Platforms: PC
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The Eternal Cylinder is an ambitious open-world survival adventure game that will take you on a journey through fantastic worlds full of amazing mutations.

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In The Eternal Cylinder, players control a herd of alien creatures called Trebhums that must explore a strange and exotic world. The life of the planet is under the constant threat of the Cylinder, a massive rolling structure that crushes everything in its path.

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The game showcases a unique ecosystem with massive, procedurally generated areas. The world is designed in such a way that no two playthroughs are ever the same.

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AWAY: The Survival Series

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This is not the first time players have had the chance to see the world through an eyes of an animal. However, it is definitely the very first time players will be able to control so many animals. 

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Players will primarily control a sugar glider. They will take this little, curious creature on a journey through the Canadian wilderness and explore all of its amazingly diverse flora and fauna. You will be able to change perspectives and play AWAY: The Survival Series as other animals as well.

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For now, the following species are confirmed as playable: lizards, deer, crabs, foxes, and praying mantis.

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Last Oasis

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Last Oasis is a multiplayer survival game about nomads surviving in a sun-scorched world. After the Earth mysteriously stopped rotating, these nomads hide from the light by traveling in huge wooden machines that act as roving bases. 

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The cataclysm destroyed many living beings, turning once-prosperous territories into giant deserts and ice mines. Only a narrow strip of space between them, consisting of oases, can support life.

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Either playing solo or with a group, players must survive and fight against warring factions of nomads, waging an eternal struggle for resources and territory. Players will also be able to build bases and craft equipment, protecting themselves from invaders or taking the fight to enemy bases. 

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The Last of Us Part 2

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The sequel to The Last of Us, one of the best survival games ever created, The Last of Us Part 2 is set in a similar post-apocalyptic setting and looks to use similar gameplay elements as TLoU. This time, a grown-up Ellie seems to be the primary focus, though Joel is said to be more than just a passing influence.

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Naughty Dog promises an advanced graphics engine will power The Last of Us Part 2, and that there are a number of new enemies to fight. From what we know so far, parts of the game will take place in Seattle, Washington, and that the story is being worked on by Halley Gross, co-writer of Westworld.

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With that knowledge, expect another solid single-player experience in The Last of Us Part 2. According to reports, the sequel will not have a multiplayer component unlike the first game.

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Dying Light 2

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  • Release date: Q1/Q2 2020
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Dying Light 2 is the sequel to a sensational Dying Light. From what we've seen, the sequel will still employ the series' parkour elements, advanced artificial intelligence, and, of course, the adrenaline pumping gameplay that made the first game such a success. 

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The events of Dying Light 2 take place 15 years after Dying Light. This time, however, players control a new protagonist. Dying Light 2 is set in a massive open-world called The City, which is four times bigger than the map of the original game.

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Also, Techland promises an advanced ecosystem and improved interaction with the world. Though we don't yet know exactly what that means, it sounds great, and we can't wait to learn more. 

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In the meantime, be sure to check out 26 minutes of Dying Light 2 gameplay from E3 2019. 

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Survival video games continue to grow in popularity. And it makes sense. From the beginning of time, fighting for survival has been foundational to the human experience.

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The survival genre often puts players in harsh situations, pushing them to look for the most creative solutions to complex problems. With the success of survival games such as Ark: Survival Evolved, Don't Starve, Subnautica, DayZ, and Oxygen Not Included, more and more developers are venturing out into the wild unknown. 

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This selection of upcoming survival video games includes a variety of titles, from sequels to well-established survival games to brand new games supported through Kickstarter campaigns. These are the games to watch in 2020. 

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15 Upcoming Horror Video Games to be Excited About in 2020 https://www.gameskinny.com/xdgw8/15-upcoming-horror-video-games-to-be-excited-about-in-2020 https://www.gameskinny.com/xdgw8/15-upcoming-horror-video-games-to-be-excited-about-in-2020 Tue, 03 Dec 2019 09:00:01 -0500 Ty Arthur

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That's it for our most anticipated horror video games of 2020! What did you think of our picks, and did we miss any games coming in the next few months that should have made the list?

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Sound off in the comments below and let us know what game you think will reign supreme as the best horror title of 2020!

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Looking for more horror games to play right now? Don't forget that quite a few already landed this year. Here are some to get you started:

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For more, be sure to head over to our other lists showcasing the most anticipated games of 2020:

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Unholy 

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Developer: Duality Games
Platforms: 
PC
Release Date: 
TBD 2020

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Unholy is a massive question mark at the moment. The game's visual aesthetic looks amazing (those tentacles coming out of the crib in the trailer are truly chilling). However, I have to wonder if Unholy will end up being similar to Inner Chains, where the art direction took precedence over the gameplay.

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Unholy is coming from a new collaboration of developers working on four separate titles. While Unholy could crash and burn, I've got high hopes for a truly horrifying experience, where we play as a mother in search of her abducted child on a dying planet.

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Darkest Dungeon 2

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Developer: Red Hook Studios
Platforms: 
PC
Release Date:
February 2020

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After dealing with rampant vampirism in Darkest Dungeon's The Crimson Court DLC and going mad from a terrible green glow with the Lovecraft-themed Color Of Madness expansion, we're finally going to get a true sequel to Darkest Dungeon!

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Sadly, Darkest Dungeon 2 has no release window, so we may not get this one for a few years still. But it seems likely Darkest Dungeon 2 will arrive in Early Access at some point in 2020 to get through the same rigorous balance tweaks the first game saw.

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Expect Darkest Dungeon 2 to be gruelingly hard, but with some major tweaks to the combat and town systems to reduce the infamous grind found in Darkest Dungeon.

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Hopefully, we'll soon get to contract new terrible diseases and die of fright from massive heart attacks while facing terrors unknown!

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The Walking Dead: Saints And Sinners

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Developer: Skydance Interactive
Platforms: 
PC
Release Date: 
January 23, 2020

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With a third TV series in the works and several spin-off movies due to arrive soon, there's no doubt The Walking Dead has just about been run into the ground. Forget beating a dead horse. Now we're just beating dead zombies.

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So why include The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners on this list? Because Saints and Sinners is a VR game, and we need some more solid horror VR games, pronto!

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The gameplay we've seen of Saints and Sinners so far makes interesting use of a backpack mechanic for more immersion, and there seems to be some character customization involved. Of course, the real goods will be in lopping heads off of zombies in the first-person.

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The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners is one of the very few 2020 horror games with a firm release date: due to drop on January 23.

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Carrion

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Developer: Phobia Game Studio
Platforms: 
PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release Date: 
TBD 2020

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Carrion might appear to be the odd game out in this list, but this "reverse horror" platformer gives horror fans what they've always wanted. In Carrion, you can finally play as the amorphous "Thing" and wreak havoc on the scientists and military personnel trying to keep you from escaping!

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Between the reverse platforming mechanics and the extremely bloody trailer, Carrion might end up being the surprise 2D horror hit of the year. Just watch out for those flame throwers!

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Kingdom Of Night

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Developer: Black Seven Studios
Platforms: 
PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch
Release Date:
October 2020

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This entry may not be quite what you're expecting based on our other picks. Kingdom Of Night is an isometric pixel-art action RPG dripping with dark atmosphere. KoN also happens to be filled to the brim with demonic enemies.

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Serving as a nice counterpoint to the early access title HellSign, Kingdom of the Night's music, art style, and typography all nail the '80s horror aesthetic.

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While you are unlikely to scream in terror at any point, it looks like you will have fun hacking apart werewolves, zombies, and other demonic entities with a machete. 

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The Dark Pictures Little Hope

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Developer: Supermassive Games
Platforms: 
PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release Date: 
TBD 2020

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We don't know much about the next entry in the Dark Pictures anthology series that began with Man Of Medan. Though we know that Little Hope is coming soon, that it takes place in the dark woods, and that there may or may not be witches involved, everything else is a mystery.

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Considering Man of Medan had 14 different endings and injected new life into the "interactive movie" sub-genre, it seems like a good bet anyone who loved Until Dawn or similar games will be right at home with Little Hope.

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Remothered: Broken Porcelain

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Developer: Stormind Games
Platforms: 
PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch
Release Date:
TBD 2020

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Remothered: Broken Porcelain contains some very clear nods to cult classic Rule Of Rose, a survival horror game released for the PlayStation 2 in 2006. I suspect Broken Porcelain will have an equally disturbing story and terrifyingly similar imagery.

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The follow up to Remothered: Tormented Fathers, Broken Porcelain moves the series to an abandoned hotel in the middle of nowhere.

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How a classic style in the vein of Rule of Rose will translate to modern gameplay remains to be seen, however. The revival of old-school horror games has been rather hit or miss in recent years.

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The unfortunate Clocktower reboot, Nightcry, was slaughtered by negative reviews, while Remothered: Tormented Fathers also had its share of gameplay issues.

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If done right, this could be the Silent Hill 2 of a new generation. 

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Dying Light 2 

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Developer: Techland
Platforms: 
PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release Date:
TBD 2020

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Although more action than horror, there's plenty of zombie-slaying mayhem in Dying Light 2. Set to release in spring 2020, Dying Light 2 is shaping up to be something to look forward to. The game will feature choice-based gameplay and a more reactive world than the one found in Dying Light.

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A recent 25-minute trailer shows off Dying Light 2's stunning visuals and map design. It's clear there will be different ways to approach missions as you try to keep humanity alive just a little while longer.

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The Last Of Us Part 2

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Developer: Naughty Dog
Platforms: 
PlayStation 4
Release Date: 
May 29, 2020

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OK, does The Last of Us Part 2 count as a horror game? TLoU2 has infected zombie-ites using hive intelligence, post-apocalyptic Seraphites getting brutally butchered, and a morbidly dark undertone oozing with dread and terror. 

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If you didn't cry in horror during the prologue of The Last of Us, then you just flat out aren't human. From what we've seen, you might be able to redeem yourself with TLoU2. 

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Assuming no more delays impact The Last of Us Part 2, this massively anticipated sequel will release on May 29. It will be exclusively single-player at launch, predominantly focusing on story. Expect some gruesome deaths. And bring along a box of tissues for those tough moral choices. 

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System Shock Remake

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Developer: Nightdive Studios
Platforms: 
PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release Date: 
Q1 2020

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I suspect I'd be mildly embarrassed if I went back and looked at how many times we've included the System Shock Remake on various "most anticipated games of the coming year" lists. 2016? Check. 2018? Yup, check.

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Why have we been eagerly awaiting a full remake of System Shock year after year? Much like Half-Life and Deus Ex, System Shock would great influence other games to come. We directly have it to thank for the Bioshock series.

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Unfortunately, like those other classics, it hasn't aged super well. One of the few games to truly deserve a remake, System Shock needs to be played by a new generation. 

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Want to see where AI run amok and sci-fi mashing with horror really got its start in the PC gaming realm? I'll just note that the game is currently listed on Steam as arriving in 2020, so, we'll see if it happens this time...

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Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2

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Developer: Hardsuit Labs
Platforms: 
PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release Date: 
TBD 2020

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With a hallowed horror classic like Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines, so much could go wrong in a sequel. 

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While the lovably buggy nonsense of the original game's can be seen as endearing 15 years later, such a launch for Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 won't go over well today.

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To say that Hardsuit Labs has a monumental task ahead of them is an understatement. The development team is tasked with capturing the essence of the original while presenting the more polished gameplay modern gamers expect.

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Seeking to avoid a rocky launch, the game's release has been pushed back from its original March 2020 window. 

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Can't wait that long? Coteries of New York, an upcoming adventure game from Draw Distance, is set to release in December. Coteries follows a format similar to that of visual novels, so don't expect anything on the scale of Bloodlines 2

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Paranoid

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Developer: Madmind Studio
Platforms: 
PC
Release Date: 
TBD 2020

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Some are still steamed about Agony's botched release. Considering what was first delivered, that's understandable. But I'm glad there are indie developers pushing the boundaries of horror, even if the games aren't perfect.

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Paranoid, also from MadMind, leaves Hell behind and delves into an 80's-tinged hellhouse dripping with drug-fueled paranoia. From the aesthetic to the presentation, here's a lot of potential in Paranoid. If done right, loss and addiction can be the most gripping terror horror has to offer. 

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Hopefully, we'll find out next year. 

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Succubus

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Developer: Madmind Studio
Platforms: 
PC
Release Date: 
TBD 2020

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Let's go ahead and get the other scandalous horror game out of the way. We don't want you thinking we're a hentai site or anything.

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Succubus is a spin-off of the controversial Agony, which was set directly in the bowels of Hell itself. Agony was the contemporary of the mythos-focused erotic horror game, Lust For Darkness.

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The original Agony stirred not only the anti-nudity crowd, but also backers who felt deceived by Agony's marketing. Scenes were cut from the final product, and large parts of the game were censored before an unrated version was released.

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Less a sequel and more a spin-off, Succubus puts players in the role of a demonic priestess out for revenge. Shifting perspective from poor, damned martyr sets Succubus up to be more action packed than Agony, but nonetheless hellish.

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Lust From Beyond

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Developer: Movie Games Lunarium
Platforms: 
PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release Date: 
TBD 2020

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The erotic horror sub-genre might be more than just an odd blip on the radar.

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A sequel to Lust For Darkness is set to take everything from the first game and make it bigger. Lust From Beyond will have a bigger world, more game mechanics, and the addition of a secondary rival sex cult known as the Scarlet Lodge.

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The sneak peak beta we were able to play a few months back showed plenty of scares and deadly extradimensional vaginas. It teased both fully interactive sex scenes and significantly more pornographic imagery than the first game.

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Based on what we've seen already, I wonder how on earth this game will stay on Steam. If you missed it when it first came out some months back, the prologue is now free to play on Steam.

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Be warned, though: because it's an adult-only game, you have to change your content preferences to be able to see the deplorable game page.

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Whatever Horror Game Red Barrels is Working on

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DECEMBER UPDATE: Red Barrels has now confirmed the title as The Outlast Trials. Set in the Cold War, it looks to be a co-op horror experience revolving around surviving horrific tests.

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The development crew behind the Outlast series began posting ads for new programmers back in April 2019. From that, it's clear something is in the works, either as a follow-up to Outlast 2 or an entirely new project. 

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With that information, it's entirely possible whatever Red Barrels is working on may not come out by the end of 2020. But we're going to list the project here because we're already excited for the official announcement, which could come by the end of December.

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As of this writing, all we have to go on is the image above, which reads, "Where freedom ends." Though it could be a title, the text is most likely a tag line for the project. 

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Since both of the studio's previous games began with strong religious connotations before taking hard left turns into sci-fi territory, we have to wonder if a similar theme will continue in the next game. We also have to wonder if weapons will finally make it to a Red Barrels game.

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A slew of horror (and horror-adjacent) games are in the works for 2020 and beyond. Covering just about every genre, from visual novels to platformers and even isometric RPGs, some of the most anticipated horror video games potentially coming out in 2020 might not be what you think. 

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It's true that some of these might get delayed and release in 2021 or 2022. But the 15 horror games we've collected look like they have the most potential to release in some form over the next year. Many of the games look like they will knock our socks off and keep us sleeping with the lights on!

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Let's take a look and see what's in store for horror fanatics over the next 12 months.

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Watch 26 Minutes Of Dying Light 2 Gameplay in New Trailer https://www.gameskinny.com/a67jr/watch-26-minutes-of-dying-light-2-gameplay-in-new-trailer https://www.gameskinny.com/a67jr/watch-26-minutes-of-dying-light-2-gameplay-in-new-trailer Tue, 27 Aug 2019 13:08:36 -0400 Ty Arthur

Although we still have nearly a year until Dying Light 2 releases, that doesn't mean we can get a sneak peek at the game's ongoing development.

Footage previously shown exclusively to E3 attendees earlier this year is now online for everyone to see. It comes in just shy of 30 minutes. 

This clip showcases the final major human settlement in the post-apocalypse, one that's on the verge of total collapse as potable drinking water is about to run dry.

The 26-minute video revolves around changing narratives based on player choice as protagonist Aiden tries to find a new source of water.

See what's in store, including crazy weapon mods and new parkour moves to master in different areas of the city, in the trailer below.

With gorgeous 4K visuals, this anticipated sequel clealry puts a premium on vertical environments, helping players gain better vantage points to chase renegades and find pockets of humanity willing to interact with you.

While we can still expect changes to the final product, what we've seen so far looks very promising indeed.

Are you looking forward to trying the game out next year?

Although there's no confirmed release date yet, Dying Light 2 is slated to arrive for PC, Xbox One, and PS4 in spring 2020, with the Steam page now online so you can wishlist the game.

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Dying Light 2 Preview: Making Decisions Matter In The Zombie Apocalypse https://www.gameskinny.com/iqdx6/dying-light-2-preview-making-decisions-matter-in-the-zombie-apocalypse https://www.gameskinny.com/iqdx6/dying-light-2-preview-making-decisions-matter-in-the-zombie-apocalypse Wed, 26 Jun 2019 10:36:53 -0400 David Jagneaux

The zombie video game has long overstayed its welcome in my book. We've seen the mindless co-op shooters, the emotionally charged narrative adventures, the survival-based online games, and even the sniping-based games all about zombies. It's time to move on, right?

But then again, there's Dying Light 2.

Despite the odds, it's a first-person action game with lots of zombies that managed to not only surprise me but leave me optimistic after an hour-long hands-off demo at E3 2019 earlier this month.

New Kind Of Apocalypse

To understand the core of what made Dying Light 2 so impressive, you need to understand why so many people loved the previous game. Most zombie games are defined by their violence. Whether that be a downpour of bullets shredding through undead heads or just gratuitous gore exploding with blood and guts everywhere, it's a genre that revels in its bloodiness. And I totally get it.

But Dying Light was a game that used zombies as the backdrop for an otherwise rich and vibrant open world. In many cases, you were actively encouraged to avoid zombies and run away from them just as the protagonists often do in most non-gaming zombie media. And to make that running away more fun, Techland employed an impressive parkour system that let you leap across rooftops, slide along the ground, and dropkick the undead like never before.

Now, with Dying Light 2, that's all been cranked up to 11. This time around, you can clearly see and feel the Mirror's Edge influences as the player is allowed to wall run, slide under barriers, kick down doors, leap out of windows, swing across pipes, ride along zip lines, and so much more. There was even a grappling hook mixed with a paraglider for traversal that looked fantastic.

I also spotted a stamina meter similar to Breath of the Wild while climbing. Overall, it reminded me of a first-person view of the opening scene in Aladdin, and it seems exhilarating.

During combat, there seemed to be a satisfying weight behind everything from melee swings to taking damage and even leaping through the air. A specific moment that really stuck with me is when the developer jumped up, kicked a zombie through a glass window, and then rode its body down to the ground to break their fall and continued rolling forward to chase a van without stopping.

It was a gloriously epic few seconds that felt like something out of a blockbuster action flick.

According to the developer that walked me through the demo, the biggest new element in Dying Light 2 is the evolving narrative sandbox. They've signed on Chris Avellone to help with the story (the same guy that was a designer and writer for Fallout 2, Planescape: Torment, Icewind Dale, Baldur's Gate 2, Neverwinter Nights 2, Fallout New Vegas, Pillars of Eternity, and a bunch of other revered RPGs), so I have got high hopes for the story this time around.

Decisions That Matter

Reportedly, if you finish all of the missions and complete the game, that will mean you've seen about half of the game's actual content. The reason for this is that there is a multitude of decisions you have to make that literally prevent you from seeing alternate outcomes or other areas of the "modern Dark Age" setting.

For example, at the end of the demo I saw, the player was faced with a decision of who to trust and who to side against. The ending result caused an entire section of the city to be drained of water, revealing a new under-city below that dramatically expanded the map. Picking the other path would have, supposedly, done something totally different.

I appreciate the diversity in ways to approach scenarios as well. You can head in with the intent to fight your way through enemies, or sneak around and behind entire strongholds if you find a good enough parkour path.

We've seen countless open-world games that promise wide-reaching decisions but haven't truly delivered. However, from what I've seen of Dying Light 2, I'm certainly optimistic that won't be the case here.

In fact, Techland said they still aren't even sure how many dedicated endings will be available in the main storyline itself, but they've still got about a year left to decide.

Dying Light 2 is slated for a Spring 2020 release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. 

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Mark Your Calendars: Every Release Date Announced at E3 2019 https://www.gameskinny.com/ad6d6/mark-your-calendars-every-release-date-announced-at-e3-2019 https://www.gameskinny.com/ad6d6/mark-your-calendars-every-release-date-announced-at-e3-2019 Fri, 14 Jun 2019 14:32:51 -0400 Mark Delaney

At E3, it's not just about the games we can play. It's just as much about when we can play them. E3 2019 was no different.

With hundreds of games shown off on stage and at the show floor in Los Angeles, it can be dizzying to keep up with every launch window and specific release date announced at E3, so we've done the hard part for you.

Use our recap of every release date announced at E3 2019 to see just when you'll be calling in sick to work over the next several months. 

June 2019
  • The Last Remnant Remastered (Switch): June 10 
  • Collection of Mana (Switch): June 11
  • Contra Anniversary Collection (Switch): June 11
  • Cadence of Hyrule (Switch): June 13
July 2019
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order (Switch): July 19
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC): July 16
August 2019
  • Age of Wonders: Planetfall (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC): August 6
  • Oninaki (Switch): August 22
  • Astral Chain (Switch): August 30
  • Blair Witch (Xbox One, PC): August 30
September 2019
  • Conan Chop Chop (Mobile): September 3
  • Gears of War 5 (Xbox One, PC): September 10
  • Daemon X Machina (Switch): September 13
  • Police Stories (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC): September 19
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Switch): September 20
  • Contras Rogue Corps (Switch): September 24
  • Code Vein: September 27th
  • Dragon Quest 11 S: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Switch): September 27
  • FIFA 20 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch): September 27
October 2019
  • Ghost Recon Breakpoint (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) - October 4
  • The Outer Worlds (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) - October 25
November 2019
  • Death Stranding (PlayStation 4): November 8
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC): November 15
  • Doom Eternal (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Stadia): November 22
Note: No New Dates Announced for December 2019 or January 2020
February 2020
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Xbox One, PC): February 11
  • Gods and Monsters (PlayStation 4, Xbox One Switch, PC, Stadia): February 25
March 2020
  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake (PlayStation 4): March 3
  • Watch Dogs: Legion (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC): March 3
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch): March 20
April 2020
  • Cyberpunk 2077 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC): April 16
May 2020
  • Marvel's Avengers (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Stadia): May 15
Holiday 2020
  • Halo Infinite (Project Scarlett)
2020 (Unspecified)
  • Crossfire X (Xbox One)
  • Dragon Ball Kakarot (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
  • Dying Light 2 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
  • Tales of Arise (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)

As you can expect, this calendar will be further filled in as months go on, but even right now, there's quite a range and number of major releases headed our way. Which games have you marking your calendar?

Be sure to check out our complete 2019 release calendar to see all of the games releasing this year. 

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E3 2019 Microsoft Press Conference Recap: Team Xbox Unveils Project Scarlett and a Whole Lot of Game Pass https://www.gameskinny.com/9eg1g/e3-2019-microsoft-press-conference-recap-team-xbox-unveils-project-scarlett-and-a-whole-lot-of-game-pass https://www.gameskinny.com/9eg1g/e3-2019-microsoft-press-conference-recap-team-xbox-unveils-project-scarlett-and-a-whole-lot-of-game-pass Sun, 09 Jun 2019 20:47:53 -0400 Mark Delaney

Microsoft's E3 2019 press conference just wrapped after nearly two hours of new trailers for games like Gears 5 and Halo Infinite, world premieres for games like Miyazaki and Martin's collaborative Elden Ring, and more than a little bit of info on the next Xbox, which is now officially being referred to as "Project Scarlett," after rumors have long suggested so.

If you missed the whole show or maybe just bits and pieces of it in your excitement we've recapped every moment, every reveal, and every trailer into this handy round-up. Of course, if you'd rather watch it all from start to finish yourself, that's fine too. Check that out below!

If you want to take it bit by bit with us, here's literally everything Microsoft announced at E3 2019.

The Outer Worlds

The Xbox presser kicked off with the next game from one of their new first-party studios, Obsidian Entertainment. While the space RPG The Outer Worlds isn't being published by Microsoft — it was already in development from 2K's Private Division label before the 2018 acquisition it will still be premiering in Xbox Game Pass at launch, the same as so many more games to come in this roundup, as you'll see.

The trailer avoids the game's cynical humor for the most part and depicts a more serious version of the capitalist hellhole the game was made famous for when it debuted last December. You can look forward to playing the game on October 25.

Bleeding Edge

Following quickly from The Outer Worlds, two of Ninja Theory's developers came to the stage to introduce their next game, Bleeding Edge. If you think of a melee-focused Overwatch, you're not far off. The game was in development before Microsoft came calling with big wads of cash, so the June 27 technical alpha may seem like a quick turnaround, but really this has been their project for a few years already.

Bleeding Edge pits two teams of four into maps that seem conducive to many playstyles, which should benefit players no matter which of the many teased heroes from the new trailer above. Like The Outer Worlds, it'll launch directly into Game Pass at an unannounced date.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Before we had even seen Phil Spencer hit the stage, a third Xbox Game Studios project came to the stage. The Ori sequel delivered a new trailer that showed off a ton of new environments and several enemy types that are hopefully bosses otherwise, Ori may be vastly unprepared if these behemoths are to be commonplace.

It launches on February 11, 2020 -- and yes, directly into Game Pass too.

Minecraft Dungeons

One of two new games in the Minecraft universe coming soon (though the only one shown on stage at the presser), Minecraft Dungeons' trailer highlighted brand new gameplay moments, including character loadouts, combat, and four-player co-op, which can be played either locally or online. It didn't get a firm release date but it did get a window of spring 2020.

I bet you can guess whether it's coming to Game Pass day and date with retail. If you're really stuck, here's a spoiler: it is.

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order

As promised, Jedi: Fallen Order made its second appearance in as many days on a pre-E3 stage. This time, new gameplay segments were shown off in the trailer on Xbox's stage, including more interaction with a familiar character from the film's universe. Remember, the game is officially canon now. Take that, Force Unleashed! 

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order arrives this year on November 15.

Blair Witch

After the power fantasy of Star Wars concluded, it was time to flip game mechanics on their head with a horror game that leaves you almost completely helpless.

What looked a bit like Outlast 3 at first was soon revealed to be Blair Witch, a first-person horror adventure from Bloober Team, the same studio behind recent horror games Observer and Layers of Fear.

Though it's not a first-party title, Blair Witch will be coming directly to Xbox Game Pass on August 30.

Cyberpunk 2077

After last year's exciting stinger, CD Projekt Red returned to the Xbox stage and they brought John Wick with them. Well, sort of. Revealed at the end of the trailer above, Keanu Reeves is portraying a character in the much-anticipated cyberpunk title.

He took to the stage to reveal the game's release date too. Despite what we heard about the game being too powerful for current generation consoles, Cyberpunk 2077 hits next spring, April 16, 2020, on all the platforms you'd expect.

Spiritfarer

Yet another Game Pass-at-launch title is this indie, Spiritfarer, which bills itself as a "cozy management game about dying." Well, okay then. Seems like a strange, almost contradictory setup, but I bet that's the point. get comfy with losing your loved ones, folks. This is going to be cathartic.

No release date was given yet, but the trailer does offer some cool gameplay detailing how you can customize your boathouse together with your everpresent cat companion.

Battletoads

"Do you have Battletoads?" Yes, and so will Game Pass at launch. The revived brawler from yesteryear only got a teaser last year and didn't show us any gameplay, so this cartoony melee combat is our very first look at what the hokey series can be in a contemporary setting. It feels like a game that knows it's absurd and that's exactly how you'd want it to be.

No release date was given just yet, so maybe keep calling your local game retailer for now.

The Legend of Wright

One of the cool things Microsoft has done a lot lately is make time on their massive stage for some tiny games. Hand-drawn indie The Legend of Wright is another example of that. The shifting aesthetics of the game are glorious and confusing at once. What's going on in this one?

We can't be sure yet, but we'll find out when it launches in 2020.

ID@Xbox Sizzle Reel

Speaking of indies, the annual ID@Xbox sizzle reel was up next and showed off over a dozen games, all of which will be you guessed it coming to Xbox Game Pass on their respective launch dates.

One of them, Riverbond, is even out today. I know because my wife and I spent all of our morning before the show playing it. It's fun! Check out the trailer for the rest of the games.

20+ Game Pass Titles Added Today

I don't know if you've heard by now, but Microsoft has this service called Game Pass...

Yeah, even more Xbox Game Pass titles were announced, all of which came to the service today. Big hitters like Batman: Arkham Knight and Metro Exodus were supplemented by indies like Hollow Knight and Old Man's Journey. Here's the full list of what's new to Game Pass today:

  • ASTRONEER
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Battle Chasers: Nightwar
  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
  • Bridge Constructor Portal
  • Everspace
  • Guacamelee! 2
  • Hollow Knight
  • Lightspeed: Double Speer Edition
  • Metal Slug X
  • Metro Exodus
  • Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight
  • Moonlighter
  • Neon Chrome
  • Old Man’s Journey
  • Riptide GP: Renegade
  • Riverbond 
  • Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun
  • Shenmue 1&2
  • Silence – The Whispered World 2
  • Smoke and Sacrifice
  • SteamWorld Dig 2
  • Supermarket Shriek 
  • Thimbleweed Park
  • The Turing Test
  • Wizard of Legend

Xbox Game Pass Comes to PC Today, Included in Game Pass Ultimate

As the company revealed last week, Game Pass is coming to PC. In fact, you can join the open beta today. The PC version will feature its own list of "over 100 games by August" including all Xbox Game Studios titles on day one just like its console counterpart. 

Subscribers to Game Pass Ultimate (Game Pass and Games with Gold combined) now also get Game Pass PC included with their $14.99/month subscription. You can also sign up for your first month of Game Pass Ultimate right now for $1.

MS Flight Sim

Coming directly to Game Pass PC, and seemingly consoles for the first time, is the latest edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator. The ever-popular sim has been a PC staple for years, and the trailer implied it'll be coming to Xbox One as well.

In the time since the trailer was shown, some are saying that's inaccurate, though Microsoft has said no such thing themselves yet.

Age of Empires II Definitive Edition

More surely coming just to PC is Age of Empires II Definitive Edition. You can see the remastered classic in action in this brand new trailer.

I probably don't need to say it again, but lest we forget, it's coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one next year. Who would've guessed it?

Wasteland 3

Another title from a newly acquired studio, Wasteland 3 continues Inxile's tradition of keeping CRPGs alive. This time it's to the cold Rocky Mountains of Colorado, giving an aesthetic makeover to the series.

Tonally, it's probably right where fans want it to be, with a similar humorous cynicism as The Outer Worlds from Obsidian and the previous Wasteland games.

Microsoft Acquires Double Fine Productions

Matt Booty twerked to the stage to reveal yet another Microsoft studio buyout. This time it was Tim Schafer's Double Fine Productions.

The studio famous for games such as Psychonauts and Brutal Legend got to celebrate their new parent company with the first-ever gameplay trailer for the long-awaited Psychonauts 2.

LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga

It was a bit weird when The Force Awakens got a LEGO game but The Last Jedi didn't. Well, now it has, along with every other mainline story in the Star Wars universe. 

The Skywalker Saga depicts all nine films, including the yet to be released Rise of Skywalker in brick and minifig form. It arrives next year, after the final movie in the Abrams run has made a billion dollars.

Dragon Ball Z Kakarot

Once known as Dragon Ball Project Z, the action RPG based on the hugely popular anime series is now Dragon Ball Z Kakarot. 

The combat of Kakarot resembled something closer to the past games in the series rather than last year's 2D fighter, though the label of "action RPG" should mean it's ultimately quite different from anything else in the franchise. It arrives in 2020.

12 Minutes

If I'm allowed to editorialize here (if you're reading this, I am!) 12 Minutes was one of the coolest reveals on stage during the Xbox show. Presented in top-down format, the entire game seems to take place in a small apartment where players control a man stuck in a Groundhog Day-like time loop, only it's one that tends to end much more tragically. 

I won't say anything else on it, as it's so stylish and well done, you should really see it for yourself.

Way to the Woods

Up next was Way to the Woods, an indie about a pair of deer, father and fawn, exploring a world, presumably to return to the woods. It has the air of a game that will be at different times uplifting and tragic, and it has me wondering which note it will end on.

*Gulp*

Stay safe, little deer!

Gears 5

The stage presence for Gears 5 was rumored to be heavy before the show, and it turns out that was correct. It got the longest time on screen of any game, featuring multiple trailers. The first, above, depicts the psychological tormet of new protagonist Kait Diaz. 

The game will be coming to Game Pass at launch on September 10, but you can access it four days early with a Game Pass Ultimate subscription or if you buy the game's Ultimate Edition.

The versus technical test will go live on July 19 during which time players can take part in a new arcade mode. Later this summer, beginning in August, players can regroup for an early look at the game's Horde mode. 

Rod Fergusson also hit the stage to unveil a brand new mode called Escape, which has players infiltrate an enemy encampment, plant a bomb, and escape amid the chaos.

Anyone who pre-orders the game or plays within the first week via purchase or Game Pass will also gain access to a character pack featuring a T-2000 robot from Terminator Dark Fate.

Xbox Elite Controller Series 2

Rumors of a new controller were loud for weeks and they were proven right on stage. Microsoft unveiled the Elite Series 2 controller, featuring "over 30" new ways to customize your experience, including new trigger sensitivity settings, new wraparound rubberized grip, and game profile settings that you can set for up to three games so each plays how you like it.

You can see all that and more in the tech-heavy trailer above.

Dying Light 2

Following the news that it's going to be published by Square Enix, Dying Light 2 got a new trailer during Microsoft's show which included a release date and some more pondering on how player choice affects the world.

You can play nice, be the bad guy, or (a gaming favorite) exist somewhere in the gray area when it hits stores next spring.

Forza Horizon 4 LEGO Speed Champions

Another one that was heavily rumored was the Forza DLC featuring LEGO. Right again! An all-brick McLaren Senna was this year's token on-stage vehicle and helped introduce players to Forza Horizon 4's second expansion: LEGO Speed Champions.

If you're a fan of both the game and the toys, it seems likely this partnership will extend to physical playsets in the near future just as it has when Forza teamed up with Hot Wheels.

Gears POP!

Returning to the stage after last year's reveal was Gears POP!, a mobile strategy game which brings together an unlikely pair of properties.

Pre-orders go live "soon" and players can pre-register (pre-pre-order?) the game starting today. 

State of Decay 2

We already knew State of Decay 2 was getting a Return to Trumbull Valley DLC. What we didn't know was it had been reworked or just expanded into the Heartland story DLC, which is out today for $9.99 and a 10% discount if you have Game Pass.

The DLC offers two parallel storylines featuring new characters in both cases. It seems likely their stories will converge, but thankfully we haven't been spoiled yet.

Phantasy Star Online 2

Japan's premiere online MMORPG is coming to Xbox as a free to play title next year. A new trailer highlighted a lot of the tropes we've come to expect from the genre like big hair and bigger swords, so even if you're new to the series, it may feel familiar.

Crossfire X

If you're going to go and get Japan's premiere MMO, why not snag China's premiere shooter too? That's what Team Xbox did with Crossfire X, a rebranding of China's most popular FPS. It's coming to Xbox next year and will launch directly into Game Pass.

They didn't reference it in the show, but this is also the game for which Remedy wrote the story content, so fans of their games may want to take a closer look when it arrives in 2020.

Tales of Arise

A new Tales game is coming, and that would've been a huge reveal if it wasn't for the fact that Bandai's site was scraped earlier this weekend and all their news were leaked.

Still, fans got the full trailer on all its glory. Watch it above if you're ready for another adventure.

Borderlands 3

A new stylish as ever trailer was shown for Gearbox's Borderlands 3 and it introduces the four primary character classes on offer in the third go-around.

What's even better is Gearbox confirmed the leaked Fight for Sanctuary DLC is real, out today, and free in Borderlands 2. The DLC is meant to bridge the gap between the last game and this September's so if you're one of the few in it for the story, this one is for you.

Elden Ring

Perhaps no game would've received bigger applause than this one if it weren't for the aforementioned Bandai Namco leak. The Miyazaki-George RR Martin collaboration, Elden Ring, is real.

No release date was mentioned, but the trailer definitely feels like something spun up from precisely these two creators, which makes for an extremely exciting prospect for fans of either and perhaps a literal dream come true for many who admire both men's work.

Project Scarlett Revealed

Phil Spencer then returned to the stage to discuss the future of Xbox. In the near term, your Xbox One will be updated this October to allow you to stream games completely for the first time ever. 

Speaking farther down the line, Spencer also introduced Project Scarlett, the next-gen Xbox project being built by the same team that created fan favorites such as the Xbox One X, the Elite controller, and more. He stressed it will be a games machine first and foremost, obviously still trying to clear away the smears left by Don Mattrick's failed vision. 

Together with AMD, his team has created a custom processor that is four times more powerful than the Xbox One X. Many of the project leaders are seen in the above trailer mentioning things like 8K resolution and near-total removal of loading screens.

The console will launch at the end of 2020. They chose to not yet confirm if there will really be two versions of the console as other rumors have stated, but we image a reveal event next spring may eventually tell us what's true or false in that regard.

Halo Infinite 

Though it's almost a year and a half away from launch, Project Scarlett has already been given its first launch title reveal, and what else would it be? 

Halo Infinite closed out the Microsoft E3 2019 press conference with an extended cinematic trailer featuring our hero, Master Chief, who awakens from near-death and immediately straps in for the fight. He doesn't waste any time, does he? 

That's everything from Microsoft's E3 2019 press conference. What was your favorite announcement?  

Be sure to check out our other E3 2019 coverage below: 

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The Most Anticipated New Horror Games of 2019 https://www.gameskinny.com/x125y/the-most-anticipated-new-horror-games-of-2019 https://www.gameskinny.com/x125y/the-most-anticipated-new-horror-games-of-2019 Thu, 27 Dec 2018 15:00:01 -0500 Nick Congleton

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The Last of Us Part 2

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This one deserves a bit of a disclaimer to start. The Last of Us Part 2 doesn't have an official confirmed release date yet (although it's rumored for March 29. 2019).

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However, there's not too much in the way of specifics for The Last of Us Part 2 yet. It clearly follows Ellie, now a few years older, as she seemingly transitions from a mostly peaceful life to one of turmoil and danger once more. Being the sequel to The Last of Us, the hype for this one can't be overstated.

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It's pretty obvious why 2019 is looking like a great year for horror fans with games like this lined up for release. Stay tuned for more updates on the titles listed here and much more in the coming months.

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Hide or Die

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Hide or Die is another innovated co-operative multiplayer horror game. Set in a dark and atmospheric world that's procedurally generated each time you play, Hide or Die sets you and 14 friends on a mission to survive, or give in to the darkness and become the enemy.

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Unlike many other asymmetric multiplayer horror games, Hide or Die has created its own unique rules for character progression, advancement between levels, and survival. It also has interesting mechanics like light towers, that give survivors a reprieve from the encroaching darkness.

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This indie title seems like one of the most innovative in a gameplay style that's just getting on its feet.

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Metro: Exodus

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There's some debate on whether the Metro series qualifies as horror. It seems like exploring a world of dimly lit tunnels and vicious nuclear mutants would be pretty terrifying, so for this article, it definitely counts.

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Metro: Exodus follows the same story of the first two installments in the series. This time, you'll be venturing out of the tunnel system and into the wastelands of the open world. That means you'll encounter new threats, both from different and dangerous groups of humans and horribly mutated monstrosities. Metro: Exodus looks like it's set to live up to everything fans of the series love.

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Someday You'll Return

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Someday You'll Return is a psychological horror game that puts you in the shoes of a father who's daughter has run away under strange circumstances. She's disappeared into an ancient forest, the exact forest that you've sworn never to return to.

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The game combines real survival elements with the unsettling and horrific, as you search the woods for your lost daughter. The more you uncover, the more you're bound to learn that none of this is really a coincidence. The striking visual and unique game systems make this one of the more promising releases of 2019.

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Man of Medan

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Man of Medan is the first installment in the Dark Pictures Anthology from Supermassive Games. It's more of a narrative game, beginning with a group of four young Americans looking for a lost WWII shipwreck in the South Pacific. Before long, though, they find themselves trapped on a legendary ghost ship, delving into its nefarious past.

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Somewhat surprisingly, Man of Medan is loosely based on real-life mystery involving a ship known as the Ourang Medan, which translates to "Man of Medan." This one arrives for PC, Xbox One, and PS4 sometime in 2019.

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Dying Light 2

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Dying Light 2 is naturally a follow-up to 2015's Dying Light from Techland. There isn't a ton of information about the specifics of the game just yet but it will be out in 2019 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

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Dying Light 2 does take place in the same world as the first game, set further into the zombie apocalypse. As you explore the open world, you'll notice an advanced state of decay, both in your surroundings and society.

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World War Z

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The World War Z movie arrived a few years ago with mixed reception, but the upcoming game shares a name with the film, and that's about all. Okay, that's not entirely fair. The World War Z game is set in a similar world with zombies that behave in the same frantic way.

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The idea behind the World War Z game is a simple one; create a co-op survival game like Left 4 Dead but in the World War Z world. By all indicators, that's exactly what this one is.

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The Sinking City

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Who doesn't like a little Lovecraftian horror?

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The Sinking City puts you right into the Cthulhu mythos, trying to uncover the mysteries of the fictional town of Oakmont, Massachusetts, during the roaring twenties, which was also the height of Lovecraft's career.

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A flood is slowly drowning Oakmont, and you take on the role of a private investigator, there to look into the strange goings on in the town. Only, it's way weirder than you could have imagined. The open world gameplay allows you to get into the mindset of an investigator.

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Actually, that's how you progress, through conducting your own investigation, your way.

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Days Gone

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Days Gone is an open-world game that puts you in the shoes of a bounty hunter trying to survive a landscape filled with marauders and vicious mutant "Freakers." While Freakers aren't technically zombies, they're a whole lot like them. Given, the developers did make a pretty big point of emphasizing that Freakers are alive, so think more "28 Days Later." Oh, and it's not just humans. There are some seriously frightening animal Freakers too.

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Days Gone is driven by its open and dynamic world. Everything is about options, and the sandbox gameplay lets you spend your time how you choose. If you find the idea of exploring a post-apocalyptic world interesting, this one is worth a look.

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Resident Evil 2

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If you're thinking about horror games in 2019, there's one title that comes immediately to mind. That's the fully remade and remastered Resident Evil 2. RE 2 is a classic of the genre; when the original debuted in 1998, it introduced millions of gamers to survival horror and changed video game storytelling.

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Resident Evil 2 follows a member of the Raccoon City police department, Leon Kennedy, and a college student, Claire Redfield, as they attempt to survive a devastating zombie outbreak. The remade game amps up the atmospheric horror to bring Raccoon City to terrifying life like never before. New technology also allows for camera angles and other improvements to make this classic potentially more horrifying than ever before.

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Horror might not be the most popular gaming genre, but it's responsible for some of the most well-loved games and series of all time. Horror games are exhilarating, placing the gamers in the shoes of a survivor struggling against all odds. They're also a unique opportunity for developers to experiment with gameplay and storytelling in ways other genres generally don't allow.

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2019 is looking like an exceptionally promising year for horror fans, with both favorite franchises and entirely new games making appearances within the year. Take a look at the most anticipated horror releases slated for 2019.

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