A raft of new horror & mystery games hit the streaming service just in time for Halloween
Yup, it’s that time of year again: everybody grab your pumpkins, dust off your broomsticks and prepare for your seasonally-sanctioned sugar rush. Over at PlayStation we’re getting in the mood by adding a slew of new titles to our PS Now game-streaming service that’ll set you and your friends on the edge of your seats.
The following titles join the service today, and we’ve even tossed in a few not-so-scary things, in case it all gets too much:
- Until Dawn
- Dead Island: Definitive Edition
- Deadlight: Director’s Cut
- The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
- Lords of the Fallen
- Overlord: Fellowship of Evil
- Beyond: Two Souls
- Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders
- How To Survive: Storm Warning Edition
- Lone Survivor: Director’s Cut
- Saint’s Row: Gat out of Hell
- Space Hulk
- Extreme Exorcism
- Deadly Premonition: Director’s Cut
On top of that, there’s also a huge selection of spine-tingling titles already available on the service – from out-and-out gore fests to subtle psychological shockers. Here are our top picks, available right now:
Painkiller: Hell & Damnation
A blood-soaked odyssey of pure demon-slaying satisfaction, few games wear the ‘gore-fest’ badge as proudly as Painkiller. If you like your weapons a little on the wacky side and your horror on the visceral, then you’ll struggle to do better than this PS3 remaster of Painkiller and Painkiller: Battle out of Hell.
The Walking Dead: Season 1 & 2
Subtle, stylish and at moments truly harrowing, Telltale Games’ spin-off story from the hugely successful AMC TV series places you at the heart of a life and death struggle for survival amid the desolate wastes of a zombie apocalypse. Brought to life with memorable characters and painfully difficult decisions, these are the kind of scares that will linger with you long after you’ve finished playing.
Resident Evil: Revelations
If hammy action-horror is more your thing, then check out Resident Evil: Revelations. It’s everything you want from a classic horror staple: a creepy abandoned ghost ship, a mystery kidnapping, a whole load of gut-turningly gruesome monsters and a sprinkling of B-movie camp. Sure, it’s not exactly subtle, but with great pacing, interesting puzzles and some wonderfully-realised environments to explore, it’s a cracking horror experience.