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Horror Games You Need in November

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 November 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...

Invasion 2037

Release date: 5 November 2019
Studio: Team B
Platforms: PC.

Invasion 2037 looks like a mix between Days Gone and Day Z, potentially giving you days of zombie-filled survival horror. Explore a deadly world in search of supplies and materials, manage your shelter and invest in the future of your survival in the laboratory, and drive around in what looks like a pretty badass car. It’s hard to say if Invasion 2037 is bringing anything particularly new to the genre, but it sure does look like apocalyptic fun, and isn’t that all we need sometimes?

Death Stranding

Release date: 8 November 2019
Studio: Kojima Productions
Platforms: PlayStation 4 (out now), PC (Q2/Q3 2020).

In a near-future America, creatures from a realm neither alive nor dead roam the earth. With an A-list cast including Norman Reedus and Mads Mikkelsen, you play as a courier (Reedus), given the hefty role of reconnecting the surviving human colonies via a wireless communications network. The game straddles the line between action and stealth, emotional and trippy, as is often the way with Kojima games. It’s been equally divisive amongst critics and gamers.

Welcome back, Kojima.

Lurk in the Dark: Prologue

Release date: 8 November 2019
Studio: IDEA FRUITION
Platforms: PC.

A free prologue to a distinctly creepy looking first-person horror, Lurk in the Dark looks spooky in all the right ways. Peeling wallpaper, dark rooms, objects smashed by an unseen force, puzzles to be solved; it’s all good stuff. Plus, if you try the prologue and think, “yeah, this is my kind of twisted”, then you may want to pledge to the Lurk in the Dark Kickstarter, trying to reach $200,000 by Monday 9th December. Who knows what might be lurking in a full game?

Fear the Dark Unknown

Release date: 29 November
Studio: Dreamlight Games
Platforms: PC. 

Giving off classic 90’s horror vibes, Fear the Dark Unknown shares more than a few traits with games like Resident Evil and Silent Hill; a spooky mansion, a choice of two protagonists, fixed camera angles, puzzles a-plenty, and a tale of a despairing father and daughter. It’s all here, and it’s waiting for you on Steam when the game releases soon. 

Close to the Sun (Collector’s Edition)

Release date: 29 November
Studio: Storm in a Teacup
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch.

Been missing that steampunk aesthetic from BioShock? You’re in luck, because Close to the Sun is here. “Born of Nikola Tesla’s vision, the Helios serves as a haven for the greatest scientific minds. An unbound utopia for research, independent from state and isolated from the gaze of society. Free to push the boundaries of matter and time.” It even sounds like BioShock, right? Rose boards the Helios in search of her sister, and things quickly spiral out of control after she’s greeted by a sign across the entrance: QUARANTINE!

The game was first released in October, and is now getting a console Collector’s Edition, featuring a physical copy of the game, an art deco metal game case, a deluxe hardback artbook, and a Certificate of Authenticity. Yes please.

Now, I know this month’s feature was incredibly delayed, but hopefully you’ll be too excited by the games above and just forgive me? And, if not, know that I’m already working on the upcoming horror games you need to know about for December.

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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