We’re slowly entering the last quarter of 2021, and it’s more evident than ever that it’s been a great year for horror game fans. We’ve already seen the release and success of some of the long-anticipated games like The Medium, Resident Evil Village, and Amnesia: Rebirth, but there’s still more to come. If you already played these latest titles and are eagerly anticipating some new horror material, you’ll be happy to hear you won’t have to wait long. There are many upcoming horror games to be released by the end of 2021 or in early 2022, so you’ll have your hands full soon enough.
If you’re wondering what exciting horror titles are soon to come out, look no further. Here are a few upcoming horror games you won’t have to wait long for.
5 Upcoming Horror Games You Don’t Want to Miss
Here are the five upcoming horror games no fan of the genre should miss. Whether you’re a fan of co-op shooters or survival horror games, there are some exciting titles coming to PCs and consoles soon!
Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines 2
Release Date: Sometime in 2021
Those who haven’t heard of or played Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines are few and far between. And these fans of this iconic horror RPG can rejoice, as Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines 2 is scheduled to come out by the end of the year.
This game will take players on an unforgettable adventure as they navigate 21st-century Seattle’s underground world of vampires and other bloodthirsty creatures. As in the original game, players will choose between one of the several vampire factions, which will significantly impact their gameplay style, strengths and weaknesses, and how other characters interact with them.
In the true spirit of a dark fantasy RPG, Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines 2 will allow players to forge their own path through various choices and consequences. Besides that, the game will build upon the previous title’s mechanics and gameplay by accommodating different builds and play styles.
Whether you’re nostalgic about reliving the good old days of Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines or will be delving into this dark world for the first time, no fan of horror RPGs should miss out on this long-awaited masterpiece.
Rainbow Six Extraction
Release Date: January 2022
If you missed zombie horror shooters like Left 4 Dead 2, you’re in luck — Ubisoft has been preparing such a game, and it’s due to release in early 2022.
Rainbow Six Extraction is labeled as a tactical co-op shooter where up to three players will face hordes of zombies. If you’re familiar with Ubisoft’s most popular Rainbow Six franchise, you probably already know what to expect from this game.
Players will pick from eighteen different operators, each with unique weapons, skills, and play style. Considering how much the Rainbox Six franchise relies on strategy and cooperation, we can likely expect to see slower-paced gameplay from Rainbox Six Extraction than in most zombie shooters.
The studio announced that the game will feature ever-evolving enemies and will prove to be quite challenging for unorganized teams. That means teamwork will be pivotal to success.
If you like the sound of a more strategy-oriented horror game, don’t miss Rainbox Six Extraction once it releases this January.
The Outlast Trials
Release Date: Sometime in 2022
If you love psychological horror games, you’ve surely played the Outlast games. But did you know that the Red Barrels Studio, the masterminds behind this horror masterpiece, are making another game in the series and making it multiplayer? That’s right — The Outlast Trials is another entry in this terrifying franchise that will let you experience the horrors of the Outlast world with your friends.
There is not much info about this upcoming game yet, but we know it will take place in the Cold War era. The developers revealed that the players would play as prisoners used as guinea pigs for various mind-control experiments.
In the typical Outlast fashion, gamers will have to escape their captors and avoid all the horrors that await them. Although The Outlast Trials will not be a direct sequel to the last entry in the franchise, it’s sure to be a horrifying experience that players will be able to enjoy while waiting for the conclusion to the Outlast franchise.
Release Date: Early 2022
If you’ve spent countless hours playing retro shooters like Doom and Quake in the early days of gaming, Ripout’s the title for you! This upcoming horror FPS was inspired by these retro classics and some more modern titles like Dead Space and represents a fresh take on cosmic horror titles.
The game will have players play procedurally generated missions to complete various objectives while exploring derelict ships brimming with twisted mutants. Gamers’ primary weapon will be their trusty Pet Gun, which they’ll be able to use to blast monsters’ faces off or send it away to harvest biotech parts from living foes so you could use them to your advantage.
Ripout will feature dynamic difficulty scaling, so you can play it solo or with friends. Aside from many terrifying enemies, the game will require players to switch between aggressive and strategic playstyles depending on the encounter they’re facing. These elements combined with a character progression system and various types of weapons ensure players will enjoy dozens of hours of exciting mutant-hunting.
Do you think you have what it takes to find the last remnants of humanity and face the looming threat that nearly brought it to extinction? Try Ripout when it releases in February 2022 and find out!
Dying Light 2 Stay Human
Release Date: December 7, 2021
If you’ve been longing for an open-world zombie horror game, you won’t have to wait long. Dying Light 2 Stay Human will release in early December 2021, and you don’t want to miss it!
As a sequel to an already popular first installment, this game promises an action-packed horror RPG adventure in a post-apocalyptic world. Dying Light 2 will let players navigate the zombie-ridden quickly with the help of their character’s parkour skills and various tools like grappling hooks and fight them with over a dozen different melee weapons.
Aside from great weapon and skill variety, in-game crafting, and a massive open world, Dying Light 2 will feature many unique enemies. When you couple that with the secret special abilities the developers are planning to give players, this should be enough to tickle your fancy.
If you enjoy vast, open-world horror adventures, Dying Light 2 is a title you mustn’t miss. We know we won’t!
How did you like our list of upcoming horror games you should keep an eye on? Which of these titles looks the most promising to you? Are you going to try any on launch? Share your thoughts in the comments below!