To celebrate the imminent arrival of Resident Evil Village, we come back to the best horror games that use the first person view, perfect for total immersion.
This weekend, Resident Evil VIII Village will be available worldwide. A new opus awaited by millions of players, especially since the license made a 360 ° change: Resident Evil VII marked the return of the saga to pure horror (abandoning the predominant action of episodes 4, 5 and 6), all wrapped up for the first time in a first person view. And RE Village is preparing to follow this path again. So while waiting for this new episode, we invite you to take a look at these excellent horror games that use the same immersion technique: the first person view.
The demo / teaser to announce Silent Hills by Hideo Kojima is without a doubt one of the creepiest video games of the past 10 years. The game, runs, instills fear in the player with its creepy visual effects, but also intense jumpscares and of course mysterious puzzles, sometimes difficult to understand. All in all, we are on a classic of the jitters, which pushes a whole bunch of unpleasant emotions in the player. But after all, that’s exactly what you’re looking for when playing a game like this, isn’t it?
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Amnesia The Dark Descent is the absolute classic of recent horror, the cult gem that was behind the revival of horror games in the 2010s. Without Amnesia, no Face, no PT, no D ‘Outlast … And the best part about it is that despite its age, Amnesia The Dark Descente is still very enjoyable to do today, in 2021.. Proof that when you are a pioneer, you are not necessarily destined to age badly!
Face is one of the newest horror games on the list, and without a doubt one of the creepiest too.. Unlike games that prefer to focus on gore, Visage relies solely on the psychological and visual side of horror, making the player feel uncomfortable all the time. He took a lot of inspiration from PT in his directing and that’s really not a bad thing, especially since PT is only a demo, after all. FYI, the basic story is already tortured enough: Dwayne Anderson, the character we play, commits suicide. After his death he is stuck in his house, with spirits haunting him. An excellent game that will make you shiver!
Outlast is the horror classic of the 2010s. It follows journalist Miles Upshur, who decides to investigate a psychiatric hospital. Suffice to say that it’s rarely a good idea, especially at night. And as you would expect, there’s a whole lot of weird stuff going on at this establishment. A game that has it all: jump scares, a scary psychological side and memorable characters. In short, if you haven’t already done so, it would be a shame to ignore it any longer!
Resident Evil VII Biohazard
Resident Evil VII is a real example: while the Resident Evil series began to stuff everyone a bit with the predominant action (to the detriment of the horror) of opus 4, 5 and 6, Capcom decided to perform a 180 ° turn, and return to the sources of the success of the license: fear. So, exit the view in the third person and hello in the first person for an immediate immersion. The game emphasizes limited action, with the player unable to perform unrealistic actions like in previous games. And this time, we really put the emphasis on the atmosphere, the rise in tension. A real success, since Resident Evil VII is today considered one of the best games in the saga. Hoping that the eighth opus is at the same level!