Top 13 Games Like The Evil Within (Games Better Than The Evil Within In Their Own Way)

Games Like The Evil Within
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These games will make you fear the dark.

What Are The Best Games Like The Evil Within? 

When The Evil Within released back in 2014, it tapped into the primal fear of all great horror games: The fear of the unknown. An unspeakable evil lurked in the shadows of its twisted world. Vile creatures hounded the player. If you’re craving more of that same mind-bending, nerve-wracking style of horror, look no further. Here are 13 games just like The Evil Within.

13. Resident Evil 2 Remake

Resident Evil 2 Remake Gameplay

This remake of the classic survival horror game Resident Evil 2 drops players into a hellish, terrifying storyline.

Players will explore the fictional Raccoon city, solving puzzles, and fighting off horrific monstrosities conjured up by a virus spread across the city. The classic game, once revered for its tense atmosphere of dread and rich storytelling, will receive a modern update in graphics and style.

Relive this cornerstone of gaming! The Resident Evil 2 Remake will release on January 25th, 2019.

Hordes of Evil: Fight your way through the infected populace of Raccoon City in this remake of the classic survival horror title.

A betrayal: Players will have to contend with the schemes of humans as well as the horrific monsters of Resident Evil 2 if they wish to survive.

12. Silent Hill: Homecoming

Silent Hill: Homecoming Gameplay

Evil has taken root in your soul.

In Silent Hill: Homecoming, you play as Alex Shepard, a man returning home to find his missing brother, a man haunted by horrific nightmares. Navigate the dark, desolate, monster-filled world around you, search for clues about your brother, and try to survive this hellish reality.

Maybe, just maybe you’ll make it out alive.

Silent Hill: Homecoming was released on September 30th, 2008.

Twisted Creatures: Players will be pursued by the most ghoulish of monsters.

A trail: The disappearance of your brother will only lead to more horror. Can you brave the terror to come?

11. Condemned: Criminal Origins

Condemned: Criminal Origins Gameplay

A series of grisly murders. An FBI agent framed.

This is the world of Condemned: Criminal Origins.  You must navigate the dark underbelly of the city as you search for clues and evidence to solve a series of murders and overturn your wrongful framing. Fight with bullets, shovels, an axe, whatever you can get your hands on. The dark forces of the city are after you.

Condemned: Criminal Origins was released on April 11th, 2006

A crime scene: Condemned will allow players to step into the shoes of one of the nation’s most skilled, distinguished detectives during his difficult new case.

An Attacker: The entire underworld is after you in Condemned. Fight off the homeless, drug addicts, and whoever else is sent to kill you.

10. The Sinking City

The Sinking City Gameplay

H.P. Lovecraft meets gaming in this chilling take on psychological horror. Explore a vast open-world basking in supernatural entities and 1920s influences. To solve your case, dive underwater, hop on a boat, or navigate this mysterious city by land. But most of all, watch out. Madness is only ever a push away.

The Sinking City is slated for release sometime in 2019.

A Peculiar man: Nothing is quite what it seems to be in this twisted, strange city. It’s your job to find out why.

A clue: The world of The Sinking City is filled with Lovecraftian mythology and clues to the origin of the city’s abnormalities.

9. Call of Cthulhu (2018)

Call of Cthulhu Gameplay

Call of Cthulhu is another game drenched with Lovecraftian horror influences.

A first-person horror-mystery, the game drops the player into Blackwater Island to investigate the disappearance of a family. Dark, twisted creatures lurk in the waters. Rumors of cultists run wild. Find the truth, even if it costs your sanity.

Call of Cthulhu was released on October 29th, 2018.

Dangerous Folk: The inhabitants of Blackwater Island are not known for their hospitality.

Hidden Horrors: Unspeakable entities lie in wait for the player. Will you be brave enough to endure the evil?

8. Resident Evil 6

Resident Evil 6 Gameplay

Resident Evil 6 took the classic franchise in a pulse-pounding, action-influenced direction.

No longer is the game limited to a singular location. The horrific virus outbreak has spread  globally. Fight off terrifying monstrosities conjured up by the outbreak solo or with up to four other players. The solve puzzles, survive the outbreak zones, and live through this epic, globe-spanning story.

Resident Evil 6 was released on March 22nd, 2013.

Undead malice: Resident Evil 6 features many of the classic survival horror elements that fans of previous games have come to expect from the series.

Hot Pursuit: This Resident Evil game features several thrilling action sequences.

7. RE7

Resident Evil 7 Gameplay

The newest installment of the classic franchise takes the game into a bold new direction.

Once known for its signature 3rd person perspective, players will now navigate the zombie-riddled, horrific corridors of Resident Evil’s game world in first person. Investigate the horrific aftermath of Resident Evil 6 and survive the new horrors lurking in Rural America. The dread of Resident Evil’s survival horror has never been fresher.

Resident Evil 7 was released on January 23rd, 2017.

Backwoods America: The rural American setting is a new location for the globe-spanning franchise.

First-Person Terror: The new perspective of Resident Evil 7 adds to the immersive survival horror experience perfected in previous resident evil games.

6. Dead Space

Dead Space Gameplay

After encountering a demonic artifact, a mining ship is thrust into a chaotic bloodbath.

You climb aboard for a repair mission, and find yourself in a living hell.  Butcher the alien horrors lurking on the ship using future tech. Navigate the maze of infested corridors. Escape the flesh-ripping evil corrupting the ship’s inhabitants, and you may find the truth of its origin.

The human species is at risk.

Dead space was released on October 20th, 2008.

A Bloody Fight: Dead Space is not for the squeamish, as its ruthless creatures require ruthless treatment if the player wants any chance of survival.

An Arsenal: Fight back the infected threat with high-tech weaponry of multiple types.

5. Dead Space 2

Dead Space 2 Gameplay

You’ve encountered this evil before, but this time  it’s worse:

The necromorph. An organism that can mutate human corpses into blood-lusted demons. You must fight back the hordes with every modern technology possible. Telekinesis, mines, bullets. Burn a path right through the heart of a space station plagued by this unholy outbreak, and discover the origin of this evil.

Dead Space 2 was released on January 25th, 2011.

Twisted Threats: The body-horror and tension of the first Dead Space game is recaptured in this hit sequel.

The Sprawl: Dead Space 2 takes place on a gigantic space station infested by the same outbreak from the first game.

4. Deadly Premonition

Deadly Premonition Gameplay

You’re investigating a brutal murder in a small American suburb.

Interact with locals, explore the town while you look for clues, and escape the axe-blade of the killer. The game features numerous side-quests and mini games, adding to the rich lore of the town and main story.

Deadly Premonition was released on February 23rd, 2010.

Detective work: Deadly Premonition is based around solving the mystery of a murder in a small American town.

A Ghost? The murders in Greenville have much more mysterious origins than one might think.

3. Prey

Prey Gameplay

Hunt or be hunted.

In Prey, you are a survivor of a space-station devastated by an alien threat. You’ve been armed to the teeth with powerful, experimental capabilities, as well as an arsenal of conventional weapons, traps and gadgets to craft. Plan, fight, and survive.

Prey lets players choose their own path towards objectives, and their own strategy to combat and gameplay. To survive one must adapt, and in Prey, every gameplay mechanic is geared towards customization and adaptability.

Prey was released on May 5th, 2017.

A once-prosperous station: Players must explore and survive the Talos 1 space station amid the alien invasion.

Alien Invasion: You are being hunted by a mind-bending alien threat. Survive at all costs.

2. Alan Wake

Alan Wake Gameplay

Alan Wake takes the fear of the unknown to new levels.

You’re a writer, caught in your own, horrifying thriller to survive. Your wife is gone. You have to find her before it’s too late. Before your sanity slips away completely. In this story-driven mystery thriller, players explore a mountain town in 3rd person, haunted by nightmares.

Alan Wake was released on February 16th, 2012.

Monsters in the dark: There are sinister forces at work in this mystery-thriller story.

The search is on: Can you find your missing wife before your reality crumbles away?

1. Alan Wake's American Nightmare

Alan Wake's American Nightmare Gameplay

Similar to the original game, Alan Wake’s American Nightmare features a thrilling mystery storyline intertwined with mind-bending horrors. Survive an Arizona town littered with skin-crawling enemies, fight for your survival, and find the truth. It may be your personal nightmare.

Alan Wake's American Nightmare was released on May 22nd, 2012

Familiar Elements: American Nightmare features many of the addicting, tense aspects of the original game.

Fatal Awakening: Your nightmares form a deadly reality. Fight back or die.

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