How many times have you played a game and it just left you wanting more. While the game finished well enough, you know there could be more to the story. Personally, I was left wanting more of Red Dead Redemption. And as you know, I was personally rewarded with Red Dead Redemption 2, which has given me a sense of completion. Looking back at all of the games I have played over the years, there have been many that are deserving of a sequel. Below you will find my top five games that truly need a follow-up.
Whoever thought a side-scrolling game could ever become as addictive as Cuphead? When Microsoft and developers Studio MDHR released this game in 2017, I barely took notice. However, being a fan of side-scrollers, I had to give it a try and I have to say that I was hooked at once. This vintage style game is visually appealing and quite challenging. Yet, there seems as though there could be so much more done with Cuphead and Mugman. I know I have much more to rage about with this game during those boss battles!
2. Sunset Overdrive
This is a gem that found its early success on the Xbox One and was recently converted to PC platform. Gamers loved playing in this post-apocalyptic world as they fought mutants of all types and sizes. With the recent conversion and players still obsessed with this game, is it possible that Insomniac will give in and let us explore this world one more time?
3. Horizon Zero Dawn
One of my all time favorite games was the 2017 debut of Horizon Zero Dawn. This game takes place 100 years into the future and we are far from living the Jetson’s lifestyle. In fact, humanity is living in tribes and mechanical beasts have overtaken the land. It is one of the most rewarding games I have personally played in this genre and have been anxiously waiting to return. Knowing that there are many other gamers waiting as well, I am sure Guerrilla Games will introduce a new title soon.
4. The Order 1886
If we want to talk about a visually stunning and excellent game, it has to be The Order 1886. Based in London, we are forced to fight an all-out war with Vampires and Werewolves as they overtake the city. While an overall great game, it seems cut short. A sequel is needed to allow players back into this world to rejoin the fight and give us the ending we truly deserve.
5. A Hat In Time
What a way to bring back memories of my youth playing on the N64! This 3D inspired game is truly deserving of a sequel just to let us play in this retro-inspired world a little longer!
Halloween is coming up. That means it’s time to do everything possible to scare yourself. One of the best ways to get into the festive spirit is to torture yourself with horror games. While you might have already checked out some of the blockbuster horror games to release this year, there are plenty of indie games to provide you with a just as good (if not better) experience. Below, we will discuss some of the different indie horror games to check out and play this Halloween.
Top Indie Horror Games To Play This Halloween:
If you are looking for a creepy game to play this Halloween, you might not be able to find a better option than Inside. Inside not only has a fascinating story that will leave you speechless, but the entire environment and scenery can provide the kind of creepy experience that you are looking for. It might not be the ‘jump scare’ horror game that you are used to playing, but it can certainly put you in the Halloween mood.
2. Lone Survivor
Lone Survivor is a great option to consider if you haven’t already played it. It was one of the indie cult classics to release and is available on virtually every platform. The entire game needs you to attempt to escape a disease infested city. While the game is entirely in 2D, the soundtrack can really put you in the right element when it comes to being spooky. This is easily one of the games that you have to invest time into this Halloween season because it is simply brilliant.
3. Amnesia: The Dark Descent
If you are looking for another indie game that is perfect to play this Halloween season, you are going to want to check out Amnesia: The Dark Descent. This entire game has you feeling hopeless and helpless. Because they put you in this world with no weapon or proper way to defend yourself, it can really cause severe panic as you attempt to escape the spooky mansion that you are stuck in. Instead of relying on actual gore and violence, the game haunts you with atmosphere and a brilliant soundtrack to get your blood pumping.
4. The Stairwell (SPC 087)
This is another game that you are going to want to check out this Halloween. This is a game that places you in an extremely dark staircase and you are tasked with walking down it. All kinds of different spooky things happen along your journey. If you are looking for more of an experience and journey rather than a game that you have to play, this is a good option to consider. It is almost entirely an experience, but it is executed perfectly.
5. Gone Home
This is another good option to consider. This game leaves more to your imagination and relies on your own self-fear to provide a traumatic experience. While the game itself is short, it can be a haunting ride.
Overall, there is a lot that you can play if you are looking to get into some indie horror games this Halloween. The games above are only some of the options that you can consider if you want to scare yourself with some non-mainstream or big budget games.