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Horror Games You Need in June

Written by Ryan Noble

There are so many games coming out every single month that it can be hard to keep up, so I've pulled all the biggest horror games releasing in June into one place. But did you check out all the games that came out last month yet? When you’re ready, discover the next game to keep you up at night below...

Home Sweet Home

Release date: 7 June 2019
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PSVR – already available on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation in America.

You might remember this game from last month, but it was pushed back a week and has now become a horror game to look out for in June. Home Sweet Home is all about first-person Thai horror and the gameplay revolves around uncovering what’s going on, solving puzzles, and stealth, hiding from spirits you have no way of fighting off. I still want it.

Death Mark

Release date: 14 June 2019
Platforms: Steam, PlayStation 4, Vita (all out now); Nintendo Switch (14 June).

In Death Mark, there’s a rumour sweeping through Tokyo that those who bear a certain mark are doomed to die. Naturally, you have that mark. Even worse, you remember nothing.

You find yourself standing outside of a house said to protect those with the curse, the doors swing open, and so begins the visual novel of Death Mark. The only way to survive is to understand what you’re up against – often angry spirits – so you’ll need to search for clues. That’s not all, though. As the game has multiple endings and characters can be lost along the way, you’ll need to make wise decisions. Even removing the mark can go wrong, so think carefully in this anime-styled visual horror novel.

Slender: The Arrival

Release date: 20 June 2019
Platforms: Steam, PlayStation 4, Xbox One; Nintendo Switch (20 June).

Everyone’s favourite tall, thin nightmare is making its way to Nintendo Switch in Slender: The Arrival. This game takes everything that made the original terrifying and puts the scares into more formulaic narrative. A girl called Lauren is searching for her friend, Kate, who was obsessed with the myths surrounding Slender Man before she disappeared.

Lauren must use a flashlight – seemingly forgotten by Kate – to explore abandoned houses, pitch-black mines, and a classic environment for players of Slender Man, forests. Of course, Slender Man isn’t far behind. Are you brave enough to go in search for a missing friend?

The Sinking City

Release date: 27 June 2019
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC (2020)

We all love a bit of Lovecraft, and The Sinking City has it by tentacle-load. Playing as detective, Charles Reed, in a post-apocalyptic version of 1920’s USA, you explore the half-submerged city of Oakmont. Its forsaken inhabitants have been corrupted by supernatural forces and it’s up to you to wander through this morbid open world by foot, boat, and diving suit. Nothing scary in the depths of the ocean, I’m sure… but I've been waiting since July 2018, so I'm ready to get down there.

Nightmarish creatures will come for you before long, and you’ll need to fight them off if you’re going to survive to solve all of the different cases of the city and figure out what’s happening to their minds (and yours). If Cthulhu holds a special place in your heart, it’s almost time to get your diving gear on.

Honourable mentions…

This is a section for games that came out just before June that I was not aware of when writing about May’s upcoming games. They – or in this case, it – deserves to be here.

Veiled

Out now for free on itch.io

Gaming has never looked better than it does right now, which makes it somewhat surprising that lo-fi graphics seem to be making a comeback. Think blocky PS1-level graphics, but on purpose. It’s certainly been piquing the gaming nostalgia in all of us old enough to own the earlier consoles.

One such title is Veiled. The game released at the very end of May for free on itch.io, courtesy of Regularly Scheduled Programming. Players explore a suburban home, following clues to complete a ritual, all the while watched over by a dark presence. It’s lo-fi atmospheric horror that “relies on subtlety and unpredictability to unsettle the player as they explore. No two playthroughs will be exactly the same,” said Ian McCamant, CEO and Project Director at the studio. Play it now.

And that's a whole horde of interesting horror games coming this month...

Let me know which games you're thinking of getting by sending me a tweet, and as always, I'll be sure to review any I play right here on HorrorDNA.

About The Author
Ryan Noble
Staff Reviewer
If Ryan isn't watching, reading or playing some form of horror, he's probably writing about it. He used to be an Editor at Indie Game Magazine so he has a soft spot for independent creators, especially when they're creating fear. Whether you're one such creator, or a fellow horror fan, let's speak about spooks on Twitter or email.
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