10. The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope
Little Hope is the latest instalment in Supermassive Games' ambitious horror anthology series, and had a lot to prove. With the inaugural episode, Man of Medan, releasing a year prior to lukewarm reviews, all eyes were on this second effort proving that the concept could work.
Sadly, while Little Hope can be a good time in spurts, it isn't the proof-of-concept many hoped it would be. Swapping out underwater thrills for New England witchcraft, there's a lot to enjoy about the setting and characters, but the same writing and pacing issues that dogged Man of Medan rear their ugly heads yet again here.
Generally, The Dark Pictures lacks the drive and creativity at the heart of Until Dawn. Where that title felt like a loving homage to horror tropes, Little Hope mostly just comes across derivative of those same horror tropes, played straight without any wider inspiration.
Throw in a disappointing climax which threatens to undermine the previous few hours, and Supermassive isn't moving into the six remaining instalments on a high.