The horror genre has enjoyed a real renaissance in recent years. Back in the 90s and early 2000s, horror games were hugely popular thanks to the introduction of franchises like Resident Evil and Silent Hill, but the genre slowly faded away over time.
Then, games like Amnesia and Outlast reminded us just how weirdly fun it can be to have a good fright, and horror games started to bounce back in a big way. There have been plenty of terrifying horror titles in recent years, and the future looks bright for gamers who love to confront ghosts and ghouls in haunted mansions and abandoned asylums.
In 2018 and beyond, there are plenty of reasons for horror fans to get excited, with some big-name releases and smaller indie titles all scheduled to come out during the remainder of this year and into early 2019.
So, if you’re the sort of person who loves to scream with fright, scramble behind the sofa, or show off how tough you are by playing nightmarish video games without even breaking a sweat, here are 10 of the titles you’ll need to keep an eye on over the next 12 months.