Throughout the late 2000s and early 2010s, the horror genre in video games dipped in popularity. A lot of franchises moved to a more action-oriented gameplay, or just stopped releasing new games altogether.
But there has been a renewal in interest thanks to horror games like Resident Evil, Outlast, Amnesia, Until Dawn, and Five Nights at Freddy’s. However, some very beloved franchises have been left in the dark, without even a whisper about if they have a future.
With new next-gen consoles just weeks away and the Nintendo Switch breaking sales records, we could see some older franchises coming to light again. Without further adieu, here are some horror franchises we’d love to see resurface.
Whereas Resident Evil focused on traditional horror like zombies and jump scares, Silent Hill went for more psychological horror. The other difference between them is that Resident Evil is still going strong whereas Silent Hill is all but dead.
The last game to release from the Silent Hill franchise was P.T, a playable teaser demo for a reboot in the franchise called Silent Hills.
What would have been a legendary collaboration between Hideo Kojima, Guillermo Del Toro, and Norman Reedus, ended when all three of them left the Silent Hills project when Kojima left Konami.
When it first released though, the demo was a massive success, with over a million downloads and playthroughs going viral online. The demo was truly terrifying (with a great soundtrack) and gave players no direction on what they were supposed to do. Players to this day still go through great lengths to preserve PS4s with the demo still installed.
We are sorely due for a new Silent Hill game and Konami has been dead silent on if the franchise will continue.