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Horror Games You Need in May

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 May into one place. Discover the next game to keep you up at night below...

A Plague Tale: Innocence

Release date: 14 May 2019
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

This game might not be outright horror, but it does look dark and it’s been on my radar for a little while. Players will follow the tale of two orphans trying to survive in a time of war, plague, and a swarm of all-consuming rats. Kevin Choteau, game director, said that:

“Before the rats, it’s first and foremost the story of Hugo and Amicia. It’s the collision between the innocence of two children and their relationship, and the rest of the world: a historically crude Middle-Age, made even more cruel by the rats and a quite special Inquisition.” Find out more on the game's official website.

Killing Floor: Double Feature

Release date: 21 May 2019
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PSVR

If you like fast-paced action, first-person shooters, and rock music, you’ve probably already heard of Killing Floor. Team up with up to six players online and blast through wave after wave of twisted creatures known as Zeds, each more disgusting and deadly than the last.

In this upcoming Double Feature, Killing Floor 2 and Killing Floor: Incursion have been combined to create an action-packed session of blood-soaked gaming, giving you the chance to take on Zeds in the series sequel and get up-close-and-personal with them using the PSVR. 

Resident Evil 0 / Remake / Resident Evil 4

Release date: 21 May 2019
Platforms: Nintendo Switch

The Resident Evil series is at all-time high right now after the gore-ious success that was the Resident Evil 2 remake. Now, Resident Evil 0, Resident Evil (the remake), and Resident Evil 4 are all coming to the Nintendo Switch store. If you’re hungry for zombies – because they’re sure hungry for you – you’re guaranteed fun with these Capcom classics, even if you’re just killing time until the inevitable announcement of the Resident Evil 3 remake.


Release date: 22 May 2019
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PC

Those who have been waiting for some sci-fi spookiness ever since Alien: Isolation need to have Observation on their scanners. Jon McKellan, the studio’s founder, said it best when he described the game as being like “2001: A Space Odyssey - but you’re HAL. You’re not on a space station, you are the space station”.

It’s a unique take on sci-fi, putting players in the control of the ship’s AI, trawling through code and solving puzzles to allow the crew around the space station. But, it seems like they’re not alone up there. Crew members keep disappearing and something is making noises loud enough to knock the ship’s human crew out cold.

It’s all coming to a low-orbit space station near you on 22 May.


Release date: 24 May 2019
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PC

Step in the black-and-white heels of Marie, a troubled detective, in neo-noir horror mystery, Dollhouse. In the single-player campaign, Marie is trying to escape a “nightmarish world she created to hide her darkest secret. Only finding this secret will save her, but you’ll have to make it through some disturbing experiences first.

Switch things up in multiplayer, a free-for-all game of cat and mouse. Choose from “14 playable nominees”, each with their own unique abilities, and hunt down an assigned target. Tread carefully, though, as someone has also been assigned to hunt you. Collect memories to progress and make use of 40 abilities and passive buffs, allowing you to mix-and-match for your own playstyle. There's a lot going on here that might interest you.

Among the Sleep: Enhanced Edition

Release date: 31 May 2019
Platforms: PlayStation, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch – already available on PC.

In Among the Sleep, first released by Krillbite Studios back in 2017, you play as a two-year-old child. Your parents have disappeared, and your worst nightmares seem to have come true. As you crawl and plod around your home, something is wrong; shadows move, and something is definitely going bump in the night.

Now, the studio has improved the game and is ready to bring it to consoles. Such improvements include polished graphics, new features, a choice of pyjamas, and even an interactive museum level so that you can go behind-the-scenes. As a bonus, Krillbite will also let you “explore a digital version of the art book we sent to our Kickstarter supporters and listen to the soundtrack”.

Home Sweet Home

Release date: 31 May 2019
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PSVR – already available on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation in America.

Closing out the month with some first-person Thai horror is Home Sweet Home, based on Thai myths and beliefs. The gameplay revolves around uncovering what’s going on, solving puzzles, and plenty of stealth, hiding from spirits you have no way of fighting off. It looks scary and I need it.

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.

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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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