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Agony has 15 minutes of uncensored body horror for you

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Sometimes a game comes along with a name that tells you everything, and Agony is one of those. If you fancy crawling through a literal hell composed of mashed and contorted human beings, chased by horned monsters, this is the one for you. Read more: the best horror games on PC. There’s a lengthy new gameplay video doing the rounds that shows you exactly the kind of Dante-esque horror you’re …

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Payday designer’s next game is a co-op horror shooter called GTFO

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Ulf Andersson, the lead designer of Payday: The Heist, has announced his next game, a four-player cooperative horror shooter called – get this – GTFO. It’s the first game he’s making with his new Swedish studio, 10 Chambers Collective, which comprises others who previously worked at Payday developers Overkill Software. Looking for more games to play with friends? Check our list of the best co-op games on PC. As you’d …

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Horror Game Perception Delayed A Week On PS4 And Xbox One And Here’s Why

Perception, the first-person horror game from a team of former BioShock developers at Deep End Games, is not coming out on time for consoles. The studio announced this week (via DualShockers) that the game’s Xbox One and PlayStation 4 editions are not coming out on May 30, but will instead be released a week later. The PC edition is still on track for its scheduled release on May 30 on Steam and GOG. Due to …

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Turn Fallout 4 into a horror game with this overhaul mod

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube It may be full of flesh-eating ghouls and radioactive monsters, but you wouldn’t describe Fallout 4 as a horror game. The “Pilgrim – Dread the Commonwealth” mod seeks to change that, turning the Commonwealth into a wasteland full of spooks and scares. Here are some more top-quality Fallout 4 mods. The crux of this mod is to make Fallout 4 look like a horror movie, complete with film grain, adjustable …

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The Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs developers want to “stray away” from horror

If you’ve played Amnesia, you’ll know Frictional Games can do horror very well. In fact, they could be credited with popularising that genre of horror – you know, skulking down corridors unarmed and slowly opening doors until a jump scare happens.   Check our list of upcoming PC games so there are no surprises hidden beneath your bed.  Their next game, Soma, proved there was more to Frictional than that, though. Soma’s best scares come …

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Microsoft’s AR prototype glasses could be the horror game tech of your nightmares

Tech companies don’t often make great strides by mistake, but Microsoft may have inadvertently changed the horror game genre with their new lightweight augmented reality glasses prototype. Every pants-wetting horror game needs good audio, and every horror fan needs good headphones. Check out our guide to the best gaming headsets. Microsoft have been working on a true holographic display that fits in a pair of glasses. Far from the bulky AR headsets we’re used to, …

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Narcosis for Xbox One review: A simple but enjoyable deep sea horror game

Why do games about the deep sea or space always have to be so creepy? The biggest part of it is our imaginations. They say we know less about the deep ocean than we do about space, and both locations usually end up being the arenas for some grizzly deaths, such as in Dead Space or Bioshock. This is because both places are uninhabitable by mankind. We can put men there, but not for any …

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Prey for Xbox One review – An unforgettable sci-fi horror game that’s dark, deep and dizzying

Prey masterfully combines elements from some of sci-fi horror’s greatest games into a single glorious, blood-spattered tapestry. Put simply, Prey is a triumph. I preordered Prey after playing its “First Hour” demo recently, specifically to write this review. As impressive as Prey’s mind-warping opening is, I found the combat to be a little awkward, the visuals to be dated, and the familiarity of its setting to be a little suspect. You simply can’t discuss this …

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Why horror games need to quit killing us

I really don’t want to die. Someday I will, though, and it will probably suck. I worry about drowning, being burned alive, bears having me for dinner (it happens where I’m from), or tripping and bashing my head open on a gumball machine—and most popular horror games are good at turning those fears, other than the gumball one, into palpable threats. But in focusing so much on depicting the act of dying, they ignore why …

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Making it in Unreal: how blind horror game Perception nails the sight of sound

Videogames, more often than not, are about granting us incredible abilities – impossible powers that allow us to explore and master our environments with preternatural ease. Press ctrl to enable bullet time; hold the right mouse button to teleport; push down the right stick to enable echolocation and see the world the way a bat might.  Related: the best horror games on PC. Only, that last one’s possible – a navigation technique used by the blind …

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Survival horror game Outlast 2 is now available for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4

The sequel to 2013’s critically acclaimed horror game, Outlast, is now available and follows a story set in the same universe as the original. The Red Barrels-developed game was initially slated for a 2016 release, but was later pushed to Q1 2017, followed by its last delay to April. Outlast 2′s gameplay mechanics are pretty much identical to the original, where players are only equipped with a night vision camcorder to find their way around. …

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Making it in Unreal: conveying the creeping horror of Lovecraft in Conarium

If the leader of your academic expedition is called Dr Faust, you should know it’s probably not going to end well. It certainly doesn’t in Conarium, a first-person horror game inspired by HP Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness.  Read more: the best PC games of 2017 so far. After attempting to pass beyond the limits of human consciousness, the player wakes alone in an Antarctic base with strange and sinister memories. From there it’s …

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Solve puzzles while being chased by masked clones of yourself, in horror puzzler Echoplex

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Taking that nightmare of being chased around by a masked assailant and dialing up a notch, the first-person horror puzzler Echoplex is now on Steam Early Access. Locked in a futuristic facility, it’s the player’s job to escape a series of rooms while being pursued by clones of themselves. For fright fans, take a look at these truly terrifying PC horror games. Well I say pursued, the clones are just …

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Anoxemia on Xbox One review: A creepy sci-fi horror game on the bottom of the ocean

In Anoxemia for Xbox One, everything is going bad, but you still have a mission to do. It started out as a simple mission. Just head to the seafloor to collect some contaminated plant samples. Things started going bad almost immediately, and they haven’t exactly stopped. First, communications from the tower topside went out, then your submarine crashed leaving you more or less stranded. With no way to communicate and a mission that needs completing, …

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2Dark review: This Xbox One stealth horror adventure is good but 2Hard

Before Resident Evil took the world by storm, Alone in the Dark was the best known survival horror game. Creator Frédérick Raynal is back with a new horror adventure for consoles and PC, 2Dark. In this truly dark game, players must rescue children from kidnappers and serial killers, lest they suffer gruesome fates. See on the Xbox Store Dark beginnings As 2Dark’s introduction begins, we meet police officer Smith on a camping trip with his …

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