From the late 2000s to the early 2010s, the horror genre of video games declined in popularity. Many franchises have either moved to more action-oriented gameplay or have stopped releasing new games altogether.
But horror games such as Resident Evil, Outlast, Amnesia, Until Dawn, and Five Nights at Freddy’s have renewed interest. But some highly beloved franchises are left in the dark, without even whispering whether they have a future.
Just a few weeks later, with the introduction of the new next-generation console and the Nintendo Switch breaking sales records, we were able to see some older franchises come to light again. Here are some horror franchises that we would like to resurface without any further effort.
While Resident Evil focused on traditional horror such as zombies and jump scares, Silent Hill sought more psychological horror. The other difference between them is that Silent Hill is almost dead, while Resident Evil is still stronger.
The last game released by the Silent Hill franchise was PT. This is a playable teaser demo for rebooting in a franchise called Silent Hill.
The legendary collaboration between Hideo Kojima, Guillermo del Toro and Norman Reedus ended when all three left the Silent Hill project when Kojima left Konami.
However, when it was first released, the demo was a huge success, with over a million downloads and playthroughs spread online by word of mouth. The demo was really scary (with a great soundtrack) and didn’t give players instructions on what they should do. Players to date are still spending a considerable amount of time maintaining the PS4 with the demo installed.
We are planning a new Silent Hill game and Konami remains silent about whether the franchise will continue.