The 10 horror games of 2023 that must be watched

Game News The 10 horror games of 2023 that must be watched

January is usually the perfect time to lose your gaze on the horizon and dig out the big releases that can grace us this year. If there is a trend that will emerge regarding the year 2023, it is the return with great pleasure of horror games, and consequently of its most famous heroes. Dim the lights and open your eyes, here’s a list of games that promise hours of fright.


  • Alan Wake 2
  • Amnesia: The Bunker
  • dead space
  • Killer Klowns From Outer Space: The Game
  • Layers of Fear
  • Project Zero: The Lunar Eclipse Mask
  • Resident Evil 4
  • STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl
  • Silent Hill 2 Remake
  • Slitterhead

Alan Wake 2

His name is Wake, Alan Wake, and it’s been more than 10 years since fans of survival horror in the third person view have been waiting for his return with new content. Good news, the writer who had many accidents in Bright Falls is preparing for next year on the occasion of a new episode, even the American Nightmare DLC was initially considered a true sequel before Microsoft decided otherwise. Now in partnership with Epic Games, Remedy promises that Alan Wake II will be a truly terrifying game, and it will be the best game the studio has ever made. Developed under the Northlight Engine, the survival-horror is in full production. So we should have new information soon. We look forward to staying in the light.

  • Release date: 2023
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series

Amnesia: The Bunker

Among the masters of horror gaming, we find Frictional Games. The parents of SOMA and Penumbra will return in 2023 with a new episode of their favorite saga Amnesia. Subtitle Amnesia: The Bunker, software immerses us in the shoes of a French soldier in the hell of the Great War. The latter, lost in a bunker and pursued by supernatural threats lurking in the dark, must stay in the light to avoid passing from life to death. The developers promised a semi-open world and different events in each game. We can only hope that the gun and the lamp of our unfortunate hero will help him to effectively deal with the demonic forces that surround him.

  • Release date: March 2023
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

dead space

Released in July 2021, the remake of Dead Space made a strong impression thanks to its graphics worthy of the next generation, its still successful environment, and its new features that seem well integrated with the original that experience. There are, for example, simplified handling of zero gravity, variations in level design thanks to the effects of energy cores, but also random events designed to surprise the player with each new game. More than a technical update, this remake reflects Motive’s love for the source material. There isn’t much time to wait before you can cut down USG Ishimura’s Necromorphs.

  • Release date: January 27, 2023
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S

Killer Klowns From Outer Space: The Game

If you grew up in the 80s and 90s, you may know Killer Klowns from Outer Space, a movie about alien clowns who kill people. Having become a cult among insiders, these clowns are preparing their return to video games. Developed by Teravision Games, to whom we owe Friday the 13th, the software offers asymmetrical gameplay where 7 people have a mission to survive against 3 clowns. Different classes are in the program, and the monsters have access to popcorn bazookas, dog balloons or even invisible motorcycles. This should allow you to laugh in front of your screen when the title arrives next year.

  • Release date: Early 2023
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Layers of Fear

Created under Unreal Engine 5 by the Bloober Team, this new Layers of Fear (2023) puts us in the shoes of the painter’s wife and invites us to dive once again into the psychological horror characteristic of the series. At the head of projects like Blair Witch, Observer, The Medium or the remake of Silent Hill 2, the studio has made a specialty of the genre. Although the content of the experience is still mysterious, we do know that the plastic of the title should be advantageous with 4K, ray tracing, HDR effects and realistic lighting thanks to the Lumen system.

  • Release date: Early 2023
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S

Project Zero: The Lunar Eclipse Mask

Originally released on Wii only in 2008 in Japan, Project Zero: The Mask of the Lunar Eclipse returns in a technically improved version on current machines. Fifteen years later and for the first time in Europe, we finally get the remastered version of the fourth installment of Project Zero. As a reminder, The Mask of the Eclipse immerses us in the middle of the lands of the island of Rogetsu. Equipped with Camera Obscura, a camera with special properties, the player will flush out and ward off the evil spirits of the surroundings. The adventurer can only rely on his flashlight and his camera to explore the island’s abandoned mansions and hospitals.

  • Release date: March 9, 2023
  • Platforms: PC, Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S

Resident Evil 4

In June 2022, Capcom formally produced the long-awaited remake of Resident Evil 4. Needless to say, the pressure was strong on the teams, since the title released in 2005 on the GameCube broke the codes of survival-horror . Players and the press then even talked about a revolution, a “before” and an “after” of Resident Evil 4. Finding a way to restore such a legend is a necessary delicate mission. The Japanese team decided to put the small dishes on the big one by offering completely reworked graphics, by dusting off the gameplay, and by changing various elements compared to the main game. So diehard fans should be surprised, just like Capcom has for the Resident Evil 2 and 3 remakes.

  • Release date: March 23, 2023
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S

STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl

Released in 2010 and shown at length at the Microsoft E3 2021 conference, STALKER 2: The Heart of Chornobyl (and no longer Chernobyl) has been delayed several times. The Ukrainian team of GSC Game World recently had to deal with the conflict in Russia, which obviously stopped the development of the title. STALKER 2 is an FPS with survival and RPG elements. The software will offer an adventure that will not be linear. According to official information, the studio has set up one of the largest open-world designs to date, world where the main characters live their own lives thanks to the “A-Life” system. Player choices will also have a real impact on the storyline.

  • Release date: 2023
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox Series X|S

Silent Hill 2 Remake

In my restless dreams, I see this town… Silent Hill. Break out the champagne bottles, James Sunderland is definitely coming back to our current machines thanks to a remake. The question everyone is asking now is: how will Bloober Team succeed in reviving Silent Hill 2, this game that is still considered essential in the survival-horror genre today? Some fans expressed their dissatisfaction with the physical appearance of the hero, but also with the too “clean” aspect of the monsters and the scenery. The studio has promised to use all the features of the PlayStation 5 to provide a rich experience. We’re crossing our fingers that this Silent Hill will be reborn thanks to Unreal Engine 5 taking us out of our comfort zone.

  • Release date: 2023
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 5


Slitterhead may mean nothing to you, however, he next survival-horror from Silent Hill creator Keiichiro Toyama. As if that weren’t enough, the soundscape will be signed by Akira Yamaoka, excuse me. Slitterhead is still a mysterious game. All that is known is that the player has to escape from the grip of the deformed creatures by attacking them with bloody katana blows. Therefore, action should play an important part in the experience, even if it is a terrible software. There is no formal date yet, but the studio has stated that it wants to release the title in 2023.

  • Release date: 2023 (rumored)
  • Platform: PC

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