Upcoming horror games for 2024 and beyond

Upcoming horror games - Silent Hill 2 Remake
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Reader beware: these upcoming horror games are waiting in the shadows for the perfect time to strike. Last year was thrilling time for fans of run-and-gun terrors like Resident Evil 4, Dead Island 2, and Dead Space, while Alan Wake 2's signature blend of psychological horror was the spooky season treat we all needed. There's a lot more to get excited about though, especially as we anticipate what the new games for 2024 have in store for us fans of all things that go bump in the night.

We're especially intrigued by Japanese body horror Slitterhead, Bloober Team's upcoming Silent Hill 2 remake, and a recently-announced Xbox project from Hideo Kojima himself. Alas, we won't see Alone In The Dark until March thanks to a second delay, but what we've seen in our hands-on preview suggests it could be worth the wait.

There's a lot more besides just these, of course, and if you don’t want to be patient, you can always check out the best horror games to play right now to slake your thirst. Our focus here is on all the upcoming PS5 games, new PC games, and upcoming Xbox Series X games that look set to deliver terrifying experiences across a litany of subgenres, so jot down these upcoming horror games so you never miss a single trick (or treat).

Recent updates

This collection of upcoming horror games was edited on February 27, removing Sons of the Forest and Pacific Drive following their respective releases.

The top upcoming horror games to watch for

Upcoming horror games: 2024

The Outlast Trials

The Outlast Trials

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Developer: Red Barrels
Platform(s):  PC, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PS4, PS5,
Release date:
March 5, 2024

It's been in Early Access for months now, but multiplayer psycho-terror The Outlast Trials will be with us in all its gory glory this March. The third entrant in Red Barrels' nightmarish series sees up to four players fighting for their lives in a sadistic playground that wouldn't go amiss in some of the best horror movies. You can choose to go in alone in solo mode too, if you dare, but with no weapons to help you directly engage in combat with the monsters lurking in the dark, it's more than a little risky.

Alone in the Dark 

Alone in the Dark

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Developer: Pieces Interactive
Platform(s): PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC
Release date: March 20, 2024

Jodie Comer? David Harbour? No, this isn’t some Netflix exclusive thriller. Alone in the Dark stars both actors and we even have to choose between them to explore the iconic mysterious Derceto Manor of the original game. There are plenty of pulp 1920s trappings here but this looks like an incredible reimagining of the original game with a focus on real horror and atmosphere. The star talent here has us even more intrigued. Especially as playing as each character will give us a slightly different version of the story as young Emily Hartwood hires a jaded private investigator to help her hunt for her missing uncle.

Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2

Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2

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Developer: Ninja Theory
Platform(s): Xbox Series X, PC
Release date: May 21, 2024

The sequel to one of the most harrowing games of 2017 is on the way in Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2. Ninja Theory's darkly beautiful action-adventure is making a comeback, and although Hellblade 2 is not touted as an upcoming horror game specifically, it's hard not to see it as one. Desolate landscapes ooze gothic sublimity as Senua battles with not only external horrors, but her own mental health in a Norse mythology-inspired world where reality is hard to distinguish from fantasy. Hellblade 2 has all the visual semantics of psychological horror while not vilifying its heroine for her struggles, and that makes it one deeply unnerving dark fantasy game worth your time in 2024.

Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game 

Killer Klowns from Outer Space

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Developer: Teravision Games  
Platform (s): PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC
Release date: June 4, 2024

Just when you didn’t think we could have any more horror movie inspired asymmetrical multiplayer experiences along comes a squeaky shoed game we didn’t even know we needed. It's finally been given a release date after a 2023 delay nudged it into this year, and we've been waiting oh so patiently ever since. Any self respecting 90s kid will have sneakily watched this camp cult classic far too early in life and it looks like the developers are exactly the same. In great news, Teravision Games has Friday the 13th’s Randy Greenback on staff to make sure that the comedy horror translation is as smooth as possible, and the team is even working with the original directors, the Chiodo Brothers. Honk your nose if you’re itching to Klown around with these gun toting Ronald McDonalds. 

Upcoming horror games: TBC 2024

Autopsy Simulator

Upcoming Horror Games – Autopsy Simulator

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Developer: Woodland Games
Platform(s): PC 
Release date: TBC 2024

PC building… power washing… lawn mowing.. It was only a matter of time before we got a somewhat medically accurate autopsy simulator. But the interesting thing about this upcoming PC horror published by Team 17 is that it has a story. If you've ever seen the movie The Autopsy of Jane Doe as Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch discover terrifying secrets surrounding the body of a young woman, expect similar creepy goings on here. We play as a middle aged pathologist uncovering strange occurrences as he slices and dices through his day job. 

Hollowbody

Hollowbody

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Developer: Headware Games
Platform(s): PC
Release date: TBC 2024 

Ready for a tech-noir love letter to the horror of the classic Silent Hill games? Well the fact that lone developer Nathan Hamley managed to drum up £27K of support on Kickstarter for this survival horror is proof that lots of people definitely are. In Hollowbody, we play as Mica, a so-called Shipper working illegally in a terrifying dystopian Exclusion Zone. She ends up trapped, leaving us to help her escape the horrors with limited resources and, yes, you guessed it, fixed camera angles. Hamley promises logic puzzles, multiple endings and a strong focus on narrative and exploration. You go first, we’ll be right behind you… 

Little Nightmares 3

Little Nightmares 3 Alone and Low

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Developer: Supermassive Games
Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC
Release date: TBC 2024

This spooky platformer series is getting a third instalment in Little Nightmares 3. We'll be accompanying two new mini-heroes, Low and Alone, as they navigate the treacherous world of Necropolis and beyond. LN3 will be the first game in the series to be developed solely by Supermassive Games since past co-developer Tarsier Studios moved on to other projects. With Supermassive being the mind behind some of the scariest interactive horror titles ever, we can't wait to see how the Dark Pictures Anthology studio brings its unique brand of chills and thrills to the series.

Paranormal Tales 

Paranormal Tales

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Developer: Digital Cybercherries
Platform(s): PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC
Release date: TBC 2024

Of all of the horror subgenres, found footage crawls under your skin in a very specific way. On the surface, our brains know that this is fiction but the shaky handheld footage from phones or even body cams demands to be taken seriously as a threat. Cue Paranormal Tales, a terrifying looking Unreal Engine 5 creation that lets us play various found footage files, encouraging us to explore further into the dark to discover what happened to those who were foolish enough to start hitting record. Expect plenty of movie-influenced jump scares and figures lurking in corners. You didn’t even see the one in the screenshot above, did you..?  

Phasmophobia

Phasmophobia

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Developer: Kinetic Games
Platform(s): PC
Release date: TBC 2024

Phantoms, banshees, demons, and wraiths are just a few of the angry ghosts you'll be busting when this upcoming horror game gets a full release. Phasmophobia has been in early access for years now, but according to developer Kinetic Games, the studio is finally planning its full release sometime in "late 2024" (via Steam). It's the ultimate paranormal investigation experience, complete with haunted tarot cards, a vast array of ghost-hunting gear, and full multiplayer support. You've almost definitely seen or heard of it before, and if you've been on the fence about whether to pick up Phasmophobia, this year would be the best time to.

Reveil

Reveil screenshot

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Developer: Pixelsplit
Platform(s): PC
Release date: TBC 2024

There’s nothing quite like a trip to the circus, is there? Creepy empty cavernous big tops… Those giant welcoming clown mouths… It’s, quite frankly, in tents… *insert clown nose honk here* Reveil preys on all of those fears as we explore the memories of a man called Walter Thompson. He can’t find his wife and daughter and suddenly can only think of his time as a circus builder in the 1960s... This is a psychological horror game with an apparent focus on puzzles and environmental exploration. The devs warn of both psychedelic and disturbing elements. Why does it always have to be clowns… ?   

Silent Hill 2 Remake 

Silent Hill 2 Remake screenshot

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Developer: Bloober Team
Platform(s): PS5, PC
Release date: TBC 2024

Finally, the disturbingly contorted cat is out of the bag. It has finally been confirmed that Bloober Team is working on a remake of one of the most legendary horror games of all time. Our trip back into the fog will of course try and evoke all of the atmosphere of James’ original journey but one big change is already clear. For the sake of immersion, there’s now an over-the-shoulder camera to bring us even closer to the horrors lurking in these streets. Errr, thanks? Oh, and it’s tbc for now but apparently the Silent Hill 2 Remake is nearly done so we might not be waiting too long to hear the sound of radio static again…    

Still Wakes The Deep 

Still Wakes the Deep

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Developer: The Chinese Room
Platform(s): PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC
Release date: TBC 2024 

One of the many delightful, not to mention terrifying, reveals from June’s excellent Xbox Showcase was this upcoming narrative horror game from Dear Esther and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture devs The Chinese Room. The trailer for Still Wakes The Deep was short but sweet enough to fully convince us that this could be the peak of the new survival horror boom. We don the boots of an offshore oil rig worker who finds himself trapped and alone amidst a deadly North Sea storm. Oh, and the oil rig exits are somehow gone… and there’s something lurking in the empty corridors. *gulp*

Slitterhead

Upcoming Horror Games – Slitterhead

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Developer: Bokeh Game Studio 
Platform(s): PC confirmed so far 
Release date: TBC 2024

Who needs a new Silent Hill game when one of the brains behind the series is working on fresh scares with an all new horror game? Keiichiro Toyama, the creator of both Silent Hill and Forbidden Siren, is the head of Slitterhead devs Bokeh Game Studio. He's even hired the foggy town's composer Akira Yamaoka to terrify our ears as well as our eyes. We're not entirely sure of the plot or even how it will play just yet but expect horrifying twisted monstrosities, dismemberment, and sheer terror and you probably won't be disappointed.     

The Casting of Frank Stone

The Casting of Frank Stone

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Developer: Supermassive Games
Platform(s): PC, PS5, Xbox Series X
Release date: TBC 2024

The team behind asymmetrical horror game Dead by Daylight is working with upcoming Little Nightmares 3 developer Supermassive Games to create a "brand new single-player interactive story game". Set in the same universe as Behaviour Interactive's DBD, The Casting of Frank Stone looks set to be a choice-driven narrative adventure that combines the lore of the multiplayer game with Supermassive's signature branching horror gameplay. It will feature an entirely new cast of characters to the ones seen in Behaviour's horror asym, meaning fresh Killer and Survivor lore could be in store. Who knows, maybe Frank et al will make it to the mainline game itself someday?

Until Dawn remake

Until Dawn remaster

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Developer: Ballistic Moon
Platform(s): PS5, PC
Release date: TBC 2024

One of the best PS4 games is getting not just a simple remaster, but a totally rebuilt remake in Until Dawn. Crafted in Unreal Enging 5 for the higher-specs likes of the PS5 and the more turbo-charged gaming PCS out there, this terrifying choice-led adventure is slated to launch sometime this year following its announcement at a Sony State of Play in late January 2024. The original Until Dawn still stands up as one of the most thrilling, high-octane PS4 games to date, with player choice taking a front seat as every twist and turn you take seals the fate of your main characters. This is one for the Dark Pictures Anthology fans out there to add to their wishlists if you missed out on it back in 2016. Returning fans will still find plenty to love in this enhanced version, from a reworked soundscape, third-person camera angle, and brand new content to "expand upon unexplored emotional parts of the story" (via PlayStation Blog).

TBC

ILL

Upcoming Horror Games – ILL

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Developer: Team Clout 
Platform(s): PC
Release date: TBC 

Revealed at the Future Games Show in 2022, ILL is an ultra gory survival horror with its bloodshot eyes focussed on pure dismemberment. The monsters here are mutated and tentacled creations all intent on making sure that the last thing you see is a collection of flesh so twisted you don't even really know what killed you. Even more disturbing, is the fact that you're hardly going to have any ammo so you're going to have to get smart about when to engage or when to just hurtle away in the other direction.   

OD

Hideo Kojima

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Developer: Kojima Productions
Platform(s): Xbox Series X, PC
Release date: TBC

It wouldn't be a Kojima project if it weren't shrouded in mystery, now, would it? A collaboration between ex-Konami developer Hideo Kojima, Xbox Game Studios, and even Jordan Peele, OD is an upcoming horror game that looks less like a game and more like an experience. The brief look we got at OD during The Game Awards 2023 shows it to be suitably creepy and weird, and with A-list talent like Euphoria's Hunter Schaffer on deck, we'll just have to sit tight and wait for more info on this one.

Silent Hill Townfall 

Silent Hill: Townfall

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Developer: No Code
Platform(s): TBC
Release date: TBC  

As part of the bumper Silent Hill: Transmission stream, Silent Hill: Townfall was announced as a brand new addition to the series. If you enjoyed the creeping delights of Stories Untold and Observation then you’ll be pleased to know that Glasgow based dev studio No Code are working on this fresh slice of the franchise. The trailer teasingly didn’t give much away with a man talking over shots of a small pocket television with discussions of punishment and judgement. “It's a real honour for us to bring a new title to this series that both respects the source material, but also does something a little bit different with it,” creative director Jon McKellan said on the stream. This could be very interesting indeed.    

Silent Hill f 

Silent Hill f

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Developer: Neobards Entertainment
Platform(s): TBC
Release date: TBC 

Silent Hill games are definitely like buses full of pyramid heads. You wait 8 years and then three come along at once. Silent Hill f was also announced as part of the Silent Hill: Transmission stream and is another intriguing prospect. The trailer follows a young woman through a city as a strange red War of the Worlds-style weed starts to devour everything. All we’ve got to go on is the official description which says that Silent Hill f is “a completely new story set in 1960s Japan featuring a beautiful, yet horrifying world.” Here we go again….   

Routine

Upcoming Horror Games – Routine

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Developer: Lunar Software 
Platform(s): Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC
Release date: TBC

We're used to long wait times for games after announcements but it's been ten years since sci-fi horror Routine was originally revealed. The re-reveal trailer shows an atmospheric abandoned lunar base of flickering lights and juddering robotic monstrosities. Everything looks pleasingly analogue too as weaponry clicks and clacks into place. Hopefully we don't have to wait another ten years for release but at least we know it will arrive on day one through Game Pass on Xbox Series X and Xbox One.    

Terror: Endless Night

Terror Endless Night

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Developer: Unseen Silence
Platform(s): PC
Release date: TBA 

You’ll want to put an extra pair of socks on for this one, especially if you’ve already watched the first season of The Terror. This strategic survival stressfest isn’t officially affiliated in any way but in Terror: Endless Night we’re tasked with managing a crew aboard a 19th century ship hunting down the missing HMS Erebus and HMS Terror. As we too become trapped in the grip of the ice we’ll have to contend with sickness, fuel, starvation, and choose between life and death for the crew. Sadly, those socks probably aren’t going to keep your sanity in check as reality starts to crumble under the stress of it all. Enjoy? 

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Louise Blain

Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode. 

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