2018 didn’t have a lot of great horror titles like in 2017 but 2019 is looking to be a great year for fans of the genre. With releases ranging from AAA to indie developers, gamers can expect a lot of titles to deliver that unnerving tension fans of horror games love. Here are the top 5 most anticipated horror games of 2019.

5. Metro Exodus

Continuing the story of Artyom Metro Exodus was going to release last year but was pushed back due to Red Dead Redemption 2’s release. The first 2 games centered mostly on the underground Metro in Moscow Metro Exodus finally has the player exploring the nuclear winter landscape of Russia. Players will encounter new environmental threats, mutated monsters, and new humans that can either be friend or foe. Expect a lot of uneasy tension as you attempt to survive the relentlessness nuclear tore landscape.

4. Days Gone

Sony’s next big exclusive is from Syphon Filter’s developer that will feature zombies, survival, and a lot of death. Days Gone has impressed a lot of gamers with its take on the zombie genre by providing rabid infected ranging from humans to animals, all with unique attacking patterns that the player can use to their advantage. Clearing out settlements, defeating cults, and attempting to survive has been done before but that doesn’t mean other developers can’t have their own take on the zombie apocalypse. What matters if it is done right.

3. The Last of Us: Part II

After playing The Last of Us the sound of a Snapple cap being pushed down never sounded the same. As one of the most critically acclaimed games of all time, many are looking to The Last of Us: Part 2 to surpass the original in both narrative and atmosphere. The first game set into motion a deeply enriching story full of amazing characters but the fear generated by the cordyceps infected creatures was enough to incite great fear from these deadly monsters.

2. World War Z

World War Z is looking to provide the experience promised by Valve with Left 4 Dead. The survival cooperative shooter is taking extra steps to provide an elaborate system where teamwork is essential because of unique skills. We played it at E3 2018 and was blown away of how solid the shooting and how the zombies acted such as building towers to reach high areas and running with unsettling speed. World War Z looks like it will deliver where Valved did not.

1. Resident Evil 2 2019

After the massive popular reception of Resident Evil 7, Capcom decided to double down on providing a survival-horror Resident Evil instead of an action-focused installment with Resident Evil 2 2019. Taking what the company learned from past titles Resident Evil 2 2019 benefits from the improved third-person controls and the beautiful visuals that capture every gory detail. We had the chance to play it at E3 2018 and it was brillant, a title that every horror fan should have on their radar.

What horror game are you looking forward to this 2019? Let us know in the comments below!

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Adam S
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Adam is a Senior Staff Writer for GAW with over 5 years of experience in writing and is completely obsessed with video games. He holds a BA from Brooklyn College and lives in NY.