The next generation of consoles is nearly here, and with it a number of new titles from every genre. This includes the horror genre, with games ranging from standard survival horror to more action-heavy and adrenaline-pumping thrillers. As is always the case though, some look to have more potential than others, which is why we’ve compiled a list of five next-gen horror games that you should be looking forward to.
Next-Gen Horror Games
While the supernatural has been explored plenty of times in video games, it’s hard to say any next-gen game is trying to bring as fresh of a spin to the table as The Medium.
Placed in the role of a spirit medium capable of looking into the spiritual realm, players must uncover the truth behind a vicious murder that has left a young girl dead. They’ll need to make their way through environments while playing in both realms simultaneously to solve puzzles, gather clues and piece together who or what was responsible for the murder before they attract the attention of the culprit.
This will be easier said than done though. The spirit realm holds more than a few dangers players will need to be wary of, not least of which being The Maw – a horrifying monstrosity of hate and sorrow brought on by a sudden and tragic death.
Needless to say, its premise is ambitious and looks to push the genre forward. Past the gameplay though, it also looks to have an amazing aesthetic worked out with a mix of inventive environmental design and some hauntingly beautiful music composed by Akira Yamaoka of Silent Hill Fame.
To top it all off, it’ll be one of the first next-gen horror titles players can get their hands on, with the game confirmed to be releasing on Dec. 10 on Xbox series X and PC.