This time, the gaming industry has fully equipped itself to send shockwaves of terror even among the ranks of the so-called fearless players. Thanks to the advanced lighting effects casting sinister shadows and devious audio tricks sending false alarms, prepare yourself to get transported into a remastered world of unspeakable terror.
It is no wonder that 2023 has been dubbed the year of horror video game remakes. Therefore, players should prepare themselves to face an onslaught of iconic remasters, promising to plunge them into the abyss of fright!
In this article, we will take a look at the 3 best horror game remakes of 2023.
3. Resident Evil 4 Remake
Coming at number three, Resident Evil 4 is an upcoming game developed by Capcom. It is a classic horror video game remake of the critically hit 2005 Resident Evil 4. The remastered version showcases modernized visuals, a tenser atmosphere, improved character designs, and enhanced backgrounds and sound quality.
Being an action-horror, the game focuses on the story of U.S. Government Agent, Leon Kennedy. Tasked with rescuing the President’s daughter, Ashley, Leon arrives at a desolate unnamed village in rural Spain. To his horror, he discovers that the once-peaceful residents have been infected with some unknown parasite, twisting them into mindless, blood-thirsty creatures.
Along the way, he encounters various deadly lunatics as well as frightening monsters. As such, his quest to bring Ashley safe back home is filled with dangerous risks and difficult decisions from which he may not come out alive.
In a world where the living dead roam the streets and death is just around the corner, is it something you can do?
2. Silent Hill 2 Remake
Bagging second place, Silent Hill 2 is yet another upcoming game developed by Bloober Team. It is a state-of-the-art horror video game remake of the iconic 2001 game of the same name. The remake version features a highly detailed alienated atmosphere, improved lighting and fog effects, enhanced audio, as well as better fighting mechanics.
Players assume the role of James Sunderland, a man tormented by his past memories. Silent Hill 2 is a top-notch psychological horror game where players deal with the demons dwelling in the protagonist’s mind. As the story unfolds, James receives a letter from his long-dead wife stating that she is waiting for him in Silent Hill.
In an attempt to seek out the truth and confront reality, James sets out on a quest only to face horror beyond his worst nightmare!
While diving into the dread-filled valley, do you have enough guts to digest the tale of loss and guilt haunting James?
1. Dead Space Remake
Winning the top spot and already rolled out, Dead Space is a game developed by Motive Studio. It is a horror video game remake of the super-hit 2008 Dead Space. With its groundbreaking attention to detail and state-of-the-art visuals, Dead Space redefines survival horror gameplay.
The game puts players in the shoes of Isaac Clarke, a space engineer. Along with his crew, he arrives at the location to repair USG Ishimura (a space mining ship) that has eerily gone quiet. After a docking malfunction that results in a crash landing, the crew finds themselves in a completely estranged environment.
It soon comes to light that a mysterious infection has ravaged the ship, turning them into twisted lethal creatures. Being totally cut off from outside communication, the surviving crew must make use of every scarce resource at their disposal and come out alive.
While the viciously lethal monsters are constantly breathing down your neck, can you dare take on this daring adventure right in the dead of space?
In terms of remakes, these are the 3 best horror games of 2023. Do you know of some other 2023 horror video game remakes not listed above? Let us know in the comments below!