Is this the real life? Is it just fantasy?
If just wandering down the corridor in P.T. was enough to send you screaming from the room, how would you cope if a Lisa-like entity came at you in the hallway of your own house?
Night Terrors -- a "highly immersive, ph...
Sanity-eroding survival horror meets procedural generation
New Zealand-based indie studio Eyemobi has released its Kickstartered survival horror roguelike Phantasmal: City of Darkness onto Steam Early Access.
If you're unfamiliar with the project, Phantasmal is d...
'Konami said they wouldn't let a 'team like us' handle the Silent Hill property'
As the Internet continues to blink with incredulity at Konami's decision to spike one of the most exciting E3 teasers of all time, Silent Hills, here's another head-scratcher of a decision made by the Japanese ...
Warning: it's another asylum game
Jump-scare horror games, or "YouTube Bait" as they're often now called, are a dime-a-dozen. Especially ones based in an asylum.
Lost Within is a jump-scare horror game that takes place in an asylum (cue the laugh track). Thankfully, it has a handful of redeeming qualities that elevate it above the competition.
Developer says horror sequel may still return
I loved Alan Wake.
Maybe it's because I overdosed on Stephen King as a kid and have always had a particular penchant for that whole fiction-becomes-fact thing (if only to keep alive the dream that one day, McDreamy is go...
Oh, the sights they could show us
Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees are already in Mortal Kombat. The Predator will be joining them soon. It's clear that horror fans like the idea of seeing their favorite death-dealing icons duke it out in a fighting gam...
Fast Five Nights at Freddy's
The multi-part, Chuck E. Cheese's-inspired horror game Five Nights at Freddy's has been a wildly popular hit and now Warner Bros. wants in on the action.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. has acquired the righ...
That freaking fridge
The timing on this video could not be better. As a new PlayStation 4 owner, one of the first games I knew I had to download was P.T., a playable teaser lead-in to Silent Hills. It's a weird game -- "experimental," if you lik...
Fear is the mind killer
Truth be told, I mostly wanted to cover Nevermind, a horror adventure game in which you delve into the subconscious minds of psychological trauma victims, because of this image. Look away!
With a premise so strongly rooted in...
Maybe it's nothing, but things are getting concerning
In the midst of all the recent rumblings regarding Hideo Kojima potentially leaving the Metal Gear series behind after Metal Gear Solid V is released, today it turns out there's yet another troubling sign on the horizon.
The lovely people at Reverb have kindly given some codes to be thrown at the faces of some lucky Destructoid winners. The game is available on PC, Xbox One and PS4. I have Xbox One codes, which can be used anywhere in the world. Except the town of Fecking, Ireland.
To be in with a chance, simply comment below and if you so desire, suggest your idea for an amazing or awful horror game.
Sasha Darko's Sacred Line Genesis
Every so often we hear about a new game for old consoles and while I haven't yet splurged on a physical copy of one of these titles yet, I dig the idea. WaterMelon, the group behind the RPG Pier Solar, is publishing a horror...
There will be consequences
The next DLC episode of The Evil Within, The Consequence, picks up on April 21, 2015. Like The Assignment before it, Bethesda is starting us off with an extra brief teaser trailer.
Somehow, the delivery of the sorta-out-of-c...
Developer donated $250,000 to children's hospital
Over this past weekend a Twitch streamer named Dawko, a huge fan of Five Nights at Freddy's, set up a twitch stream to raise money for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. His lofty aim was to try and raise $15,000 in do...
Stay in the light
When people look back upon the great horror games of this year, they're probably going to forget about White Night, and that's understandable. It doesn't break any ground, it isn't littered with jump scares to draw in the You...
Nope, not sleeping any time soon
Love them or hate them, the Five Nights at Freddy's games have been incredibly popular. Big surprise, people find slightly uncanny animatronic animals universally creepy. Now, thanks to Youtube user Dr. CreepyPasta, we get t...
The trap is sprung
While it has been a mere four months since the last sequel was released, Five Nights at Freddy's 3 is set years after the events of the first game. Crafty businessmen keen to exploit the gory legacy of the infamous ...
Three versus one in the dark
With so many horror titles out, it's difficult to keep things interesting for players. While some focus on throwing countless monsters at you, others seek to make players feel nearly powerless against a limited number of foes...
Send the kids to bed
Five Nights at Freddy's 3 is out now on Steam for $7.99.
No, you didn't miss any big release date announcement -- this just happened suddenly. That's how developer Scott Cawthon rolls. As someone who's grown increasingly impa...
Almost as unsettling as hunger
LittleBigPlanet Vita developer Tarsier's new project, Hunger, is looking impressive. And spooky. It's that good kind of "everything is off kilter and uncanny" beat of constant unnerving versus any sort of aggressive scare. T...
Escapes the molten lakes of hell on March 4, Steam demo available now
I've seen a lot of weird shit, but Poland-based OhNoo Studio's macabre point-and-click adventure Tormentum ranks up there with some of the most horrifyingly surreal stuff I've had the pleasure of being exposed to o...
All that matters is finding Leslie, but it is still nice to see an actual trailer for The Evil Within's first DLC, The Assignment, after last week's ten seconds of nothing teaser.
There is a release date, too. March 10.
Arriving in March
Well, Leslie. That's quite the predicament you've gotten yourself into, Leslie. We can't wait to see how you manage to get out of this one, Leslie.
It's just a teaser, but at least we know that The Evil Within's first add-on...
It ain't Pamela Voorhees this time around
If you know me, you know I love horror films. I also happen to be very much in love with everyone's favorite masked killer, Jason Voorhees. I even got a cute lil' bloody cleaver on my leg in preparation for what I wanted to b...
This doesn't look good
I liked the idea of Lucius. Not enough games place children in the leading role, much less children who happen to be the devil's offspring. But good games aren't built on potential alone.
In his review for Destructoid,...
Five Nights at Freddy's 3
One night looks like too much
Not sleeping's kind of the point of Five Nights at Freddy's. After all, a conked-out security guard defeats the whole purpose. But, at least other night-time employees have the underrated luxury of not being murdered by the ...
We have one copy of the game to give away, courtesy of Devolver Digital!
Mighty Rabbit Studios and Gun Media's top-down tactical thriller, Breach & Clear: Deadline, entered Early Access last week on Steam. After a brief stint in a public pre-alpha, the Gambitious Digital Entertainment&nb...
No need for alarm. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is still coming out in Fe-Barry (and, yes, Barry Burton is still in it). The the first episode ($6 each or $25 for a complete pass) of Revelations 2 was planned f...
Add drowning to the list of things to be terrified about
The thought of dismemberment and/or mutilation freaks me out, for sure. The thought of instead being stuck at the bottom of the ocean with a dwindling oxygen supply evokes a different kind of terror. Sure, there will probabl...
Better hide, teens
It's been quite a while since videogames explored the ghastly grounds of Camp Crystal Lake. After a 26-year hiatus since the last licensed Friday the 13th videogame, Jason Voorhees will bring his slow-shuffling and mache...