There are more than enough horror video games to find on either PC or console. But truly good horror games are a rare find. We have made a top-5 of video games that we would love to see on the big screen.
5. Dead Space
With the release of Dead Space, the genre returned to its survival horror roots, and also effortlessly combined psychological horror with action and gore. The game itself was one of the scariest experiences delivered to the PlayStation. With a story based on the book Solaris by Polish writer Stanisław Herman, the gothic sci-fi look from the movie Event Horizon and monsters that seem to come straight from John Carpenter’s The Thing, Dead Space is the perfect space horror.
Asylums are easy fodder for horror stories, and Outlast makes the most of its cliché setting by not giving you the opportunity to defend yourself and force yourself into the found-footage story style popularized by horror films such as Blair Witch Project. The game isn’t perfect, but the horror elements are so good you’ll forgive that. There are few logical reasons why it wouldn’t make a great horror movie.
3. The Last of Us
This masterpiece has made fans aching for more of the detailed story of Joel and his surrogate daughter Ellie. We know that the second game wasn’t what we wanted it to be, but the compelling story is nonetheless epic. That in combination with the atmosphere in particular are genius, alternating between serene magnificence and absolute horror. The way this story unfolds makes it a perfect story for the big screen. As a matter of fact, HBO has already bought the rights to turn this epic into a tv-series. Read up on everything on The Last of Us HBO series.
Amnesia was one the first survival horror games that made the player defenceless. Your only options are to evade and hide, which make the story so much more scarier. However, it’s the sanity loss mechanic that makes this game terrifying. Players see the story slowly unfold bit by bit, while slowly going insane and hiding from the creatures that seem to lurk around every corner.
A game that will be on everyone’s list, Bioshock. Based on steampunk horror, this game is a true masterpiece. The compelling and beautiful story in combination with the emotions that this game implemented so effectively come to a true climax at the end. An experience that is second to none. Perfect for the big screen, why is this not a thing yet? Imagine Big Daddy with his hulking mass, helmet and drill and a spooky girl. Those are pure ingredients for a horror succes.