25 Upcoming Unreal Engine 5 Horror Games

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Playing horror games already brings so many jump scares, and if they have graphics from the Unreal Engine 5, then the fear and excitement will be on the next level. In today’s post, I will tell you about 25 new horror games that are being made in Unreal Engine 5.

1. Project A.I.L.A

Project A.I.L.A

Project A.I.L.A is a science fiction horror survival game being developed by Pulsatrix Studios. In this game, you play as a survivor trying to evade a mysterious alien invasion and for escaping, you need to find resources in the game to craft weapons and tools, and fight against the aliens.

You will also discover the secret behind the invasion and where these aliens came from. Since it’s an open-world game, you can explore its world at your will or follow the story missions. You can use vehicles like cars, bikes, or helicopters for fast travel, and also upgrade your skills or abilities using nanobots, which you get by looting enemies.

The game will also feature multiplayer modes where you can team up with friends or other players and compete. I think this game is going to be very awesome and epic because it’s a survival horror that mixes aliens and nanotechnology, making it unique from other games.

2. ILL

ILL

If you enjoy playing horror games about nuclear disasters and mutants, then this game is for you. ILL is a first-person survival horror game in which you must flee from a small town where a nuclear fusion experiment has gone wrong, creating terrifying creatures and anomalies. While escaping this nightmare, you will also have to uncover the truth behind the disaster.

The game employs Unreal Engine 5, which makes it incredibly realistic and creepy. The game footage shows gruesome tentacle-like creatures that will keep you up at night. As of now, there isn’t much information available about this game, but the visuals are very impressive.

It is said that the game might release in 2023, this year, but this has not been officially confirmed yet. Hopefully, those who are eagerly waiting for it will soon get a closer look, as there has been a hint of a big announcement on the team’s Patreon page.

3. Silent Hill 2 Remake

Silent Hill 2 Remake

The Silent Hill 2 Remake is going to bring a stunning horror experience with Unreal Engine 5. The game’s teaser and trailer showcase the incredible visuals of Unreal Engine 5, which are providing a new level of realism to the game’s atmosphere and graphics. While Silent Hill 2 was already an iconic horror game, it looks even more impressive and terrifying with Unreal Engine 5.

In the game, players will get to feel the fear and suspense of the mysterious streets of Silent Hill and its disturbing creatures. With the capabilities of Unreal Engine 5, the game’s world will be even more immersive, offering players a new level of horror experience.

The release of the Silent Hill 2 Remake will be on both PC and PS5, and according to some rumors, it is expected to release soon. This game represents an incredible opportunity to explore the original game’s haunting moments in a new way, and to get excited for a new era of horror gaming.

4. Unfollow

Unfollow

Let’s talk about Unfollow, a unique and strange horror game where we play the role of a victim of bullying. In this game, we partake in an intriguing journey of fear, battling terrifying monsters and solving dark mysteries.

The game employs advanced facial animation and motion capture technology to allow us to see realistic characters and their expressions. Moreover, we can interact with various objects in our surroundings in a realistic manner.

Unfollow follows a storyline that twists and turns according to our actions and decisions. Developed by Serafini Production, the game is set to release for PC in the first quarter of 2024. It is a psychological horror game that addresses serious issues like bullying, depression, and suicide.

5. Beautiful Light

Beautiful Light

Beautiful Light is a PvPvP tactical first-person extraction shooter game set in a hostile and horror-filled environment. Player’s form six squads of three operators each, with the objective to secure and extract an artifact.

In addition to contending with other operators and player-controlled anomalies, the game features a realistic ballistic system that simulates bullet drop, wind, and penetration.

Players can use gadgets such as drones, cameras, or traps to gain an advantage over their enemies. Beyond these aspects, the game includes a dynamic weather system that affects visibility and gameplay. A great feature is the ability to customize your operator with various skills, perks, and cosmetics.

Beautiful Light is being developed by Deep Worlds SA and is coming soon to PC via Steam.

6. Still Wakes the Deep

Still Wakes the Deep

Recently, in the 2023 Xbox Showcase event, a horror game named Still Wakes the Deep was unveiled, set around the sea and focusing on an oil rig disaster. This game is scheduled to be released in 2024 on Xbox, PC, and PlayStation.

The setting of the game is an offshore oil rig in the middle of the ocean, and players take on the role of a worker fighting for their life in a dangerous storm. The first trailer showcased the capabilities of Unreal Engine 5, presenting stunning oceans and a foggy atmosphere that elevate the realism of the game to the next level. The trailer also teased some strange creatures lurking on the oil rig.

The game is being developed by The Chinese Room, known for games such as “Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs,” “Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture,” and “Dear Esther.” The official release date for Still Wakes the Deep has not been confirmed yet.

7. Luto

Luto

Luto is a first-person psychological horror narrative experience where you play as an individual who is trapped in their own home, and as you search for a way out, the game takes you on a path that will test your feelings.

The game explores the pain of losing a loved one, the horror of insecurity, and the darkness of anxiety and depression, featuring a minimalist art style that creates a stark contrast between light and shadow.

You can interact with various objects and memories, which trigger different events and outcomes. It follows a nonlinear story that changes according to your choices and actions, allowing you to perform in different ways and unlock various endings.

This game has been developed by Broken Bird Games, and according to me, whenever it is released, it will be truly next level.

8. The Bornless 

The Bornless 

The Bornless is a horror FPS action shooter game being developed by Cathedral Studios. It offers various gameplay modes, including a last man standing co-op mode, or a thrilling mode set within a horrible world.

Players can join or create factions to occupy territories and can customize their discipline with different capacities, perks, and cosmetics.

The game unfolds a prosperous story that players can enjoy through different missions, events, and collectibles. It seems to be filled with excitement and action, which is why I am very excited about this game. Let me know in the comments if you are excited too.

9. Paranormal Tales

Paranormal Tales

Next on the list is Paranormal Tales, which is truly an incredible horror game being developed using Unreal Engine 5. In this game, we will explore the mysterious story of missing persons through found footage, such as body cameras, phones, and VHS recordings.

The game is filled with jump scares, suspense, and a terrifying experience, and thanks to Unreal Engine 5, the game and its graphics boast exceptional realism.

Paranormal Tales is set to release on PC this year, in 2023. Immersing yourself in the game’s footage and confronting fear head-on makes it a must-try for horror enthusiasts.

10. Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II

Senua's Saga Hellblade II

Hellblade 2 is basically going to be a sequel to its first part, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, which was released in 2017. This game is a horror survival game, and in this game, you will get to see dark and scary visuals. In its trailer, the flames looked very real, and even the clothes seemed to flutter realistically while running; it was quite an immersive experience.

This game is heavily inspired by Norse mythology. In it, Senua, trapped in Viking Iceland, will face various ghosts and tribulations to save people. She will have to struggle a lot to cope with the darkness both within and outside.

Ninja Theory is developing this game, and it was announced at the Xbox Games Showcase in June 2023 that this game will be released in 2024.

11. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl

For those who are not familiar with Stalker 2: Heart of Chernobyl, let me tell you that it is a first-person shooter game being developed by the Ukrainian company GSC Game World. This game is based on Unreal Engine 5 and also utilizes advanced artificial intelligence to bring a realistic world to the players.

The game’s trailer shows what the storyline will be like, how the battles will occur, how players will shoot, the types of weapons available, and also includes zombies. The graphics have been made so good and powerful that I can assure you, you will enjoy playing this game.

Your decisions in the game will determine the ending. It’s an open-world game where you will explore a lot and unravel many mysteries.

The music and SFX (sound effects) in this game are also outstanding, capturing the entire atmosphere of the game perfectly. It is set to be released in the first quarter (Q1) of 2024, and if you wish, you can pre-purchase it. I would say that everyone who enjoys a first-person shooter game should definitely give this game a try at least once.

12. Post Trauma

Post Trauma

Post Trauma is a third-person survival horror game being developed by Red Soul Games. In this game, you play as Roman, a middle-aged train conductor who finds himself trapped in a terrifying and twisted reality. The game involves exploring unknown things and solving mysteries, as well as trying to survive in a dangerous environment full of hidden threats.

The game has attempted to present a cinematic and disturbing experience by combining fixed camera angles with modern graphics. It includes manual save points and questionable puzzles, which are integral to its narrative.

To further enhance the game’s atmosphere and thrill, an attractive audio landscape has been used, achieved through a unique and hypnotic score. Post Trauma is set to be released for PC and Consoles in the Spring of 2024.

13. Tormented Souls 2

Tormented Souls 2

Tormented Souls 2 is the sequel to an award-winning classic survival horror game. In this game, the main character, Caroline Walker, returns to explore terrifying monasteries and other dangerous locations. You will have to face scary creatures while fighting with weapons created to save your cursed sister.

if you have played the first part, you’ll likely find this one very enjoyable as well. The game is being developed by “Dual Effect” and will be published by PQube. Although there isn’t a confirmed release date yet, rumors suggest it might launch in the latter months of 2024.

14. Pine Harbor

Pine Harbor

Pine Harbor is being developed by the Vision Forge Team and is set in a fishing town in the North Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by cliffs and dense forests. However, due to a technical disaster, most of the town’s inhabitants have turned into terrifying creatures. The protagonist’s role involves exploring the town and helping the remaining people who have survived.

This game utilizes a first-person perspective, allowing players to feel closer to the environment, face dangers, and uncover secrets. The visuals of the game are powered by Unreal Engine 5, which gives the graphics a realistic and horrifying look.

In terms of gameplay, players have access to simple weapons like handguns and shotguns. Since resources are limited, players must make thoughtful decisions during combat and exploration. You’ll have the opportunity to play this game very soon because it will be released by December 14, 2023.

15. EXP: War Trauma

EXP: War Trauma

EXP: War Trauma is a game that realistically depicts the psychological trauma experienced by soldiers during World War II. The developers, Cortez Productions, have skillfully utilized Unreal Engine 5 to bring this concept to life.

The main character of the game is Krieger, whose story unfolds as the player progresses. The game is set in a strange apartment, where the player must use their intelligence and quick reflexes to survive. Exploring the entire apartment and solving puzzles are also key aspects of the gameplay.

While there is no final release date for the game yet, I definitely want to play it whenever it is released, especially for its graphics and unique experience.

16. Deathground

Deathground

If you enjoy playing dinosaur games, then Deathground is for you. In this game, you battle AI dinosaurs for survival. It can be played solo or with a squad, and each player has the opportunity to choose their unique character class, which includes tools and traits critical for escape.

Each type of dinosaur in the game has its own special abilities. For example, Feathered Raptors use their speed, stealth, and senses to hunt you down, making teamwork essential for survival.

The dinosaurs appear so realistic that it feels like watching a Jurassic Park movie. This dynamic survival horror experience is enhanced by the use of Unreal Engine 5. As of now, the game’s developer, Jaw Drop Games studio, has not officially confirmed a release date. However, you can add the game to your wishlist on Steam to get notified when it becomes available.

17. Instinction

Instinction

Instinction is set to be an action-adventure horror game, with its plot situated in the Valley of the Rift on the Yucatán Peninsula, where past and present timelines collide. In this valley, dinosaurs coexist with an ancient civilization, and the local people protect the area and its creatures. Players control a character named Isabel, an ecologist who shares a strong bond with the valley.

The game can be enjoyed from both first and third-person perspectives and features a single-player mode as well as a co-op mode supporting up to three players. The game includes changing weather, diverse locations such as jungles, temples, and scientific labs. Thanks to Unreal Engine 5, the game’s trailer showcases realistic colors and provides a cinematic experience.

Players will have access to different weapons for combat, along with tasks like puzzle solving, exploration, and collecting artifacts. There are customization options for weapons and character skins.

The game is scheduled for release in 2025 on PS4, PS5, Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. However, early access to the game might be available soon on Steam.

18. The Lost Wild

The Lost Wild

The Lost Wild is the third dinosaur game on our list, known for its immersive and cinematic visuals in its trailer. In this game, the player is stranded in a violent primal world where survival depends on controlling rhythms and anticipating dangers. A mysterious voice on a radio offers a ray of hope, guiding players through facilities and helping them piece together the story of the world’s transformation.

This promises to be an intriguing game with intense cat-and-mouse gameplay. Players need to move stealthily, always ready to avoid predators. They can run and use non-lethal weapons. The dinosaurs in the game are curious and adaptive, requiring players to carefully observe their behavior to overcome challenges.

The Lost Wild is being developed by Great Ape Games, an indie team, and will be published by Annapurna Interactive. The game is expected to be available by late 2024 or early 2025.

19. The Axis Unseen

The Axis Unseen

The Axis Unseen is a heavy metal-themed game being developed by Just Purkey Games, scheduled for release on Steam and Epic Games Store for PC in 2024. Nate Purkeypile, known for his work on games like Skyrim and Fallout, is introducing a blend of classic survival-horror and rhythmic rock opera in this solo-developed project.

The game features a desolate world filled with folklore-inspired monsters that sometimes become intensely terrifying. The story revolves around a lone hunter, with players tasked with uncovering the secrets of forgotten hunters, collecting enhanced sense powers, and gathering elemental arrows. The gameplay focuses on hunting, stealth-based combat, and tactical activity.

Players will find arrows with different powers in the game, such as those that control fire or air, and even time-distorting arrows. These arrows play a crucial role in survival. The Axis Unseen is a must-try for those who enjoy bow and arrow fights in open-world games.

20. The Dark World: KARMA

The Dark World KARMA

The Dark World: Karma is a first-person, story-driven psychological horror game. It was revealed at the Tokyo Game Show by Pollard Studio and is set to be released in 2024. The game will be available for PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Switch.

In the game, you are appointed as a Roam officer for the Leviathan Corporation. Your journey involves searching for your memories. You need to be aware of your surroundings, as there are monsters and other people who pose a threat in this world. Each memory contains specific clues that will help you survive these dangers.

The game’s trailer features several creepy sequences, showcasing the capabilities of Unreal Engine 5. It depicts a terrifying world where it seems like everyone’s head has been replaced with a television.

21. ROUTINE

ROUTINE

Routine is a sci-fi horror game set in an abandoned Lunar base, reflecting a futuristic vision of the 80s. It’s being developed by a UK-based indie team, Lunar Software, and will be published by Raw Fury.

This game is a first-person experience where the player must explore a moon base that has fallen under the control of robotic enemies. Players will need to evade and hide from these enemies. The game also features the Cosmonaut Assistance Tool (C.A.T.), which helps in interacting with the computer system.

A significant emphasis has been placed on creating a scary atmosphere for this horror game, aiming to provide an immersive experience for horror game enthusiasts. The score and sound effects for the game have been provided by Mick Gordon, known for his work on games like Doom.

There were rumors that the game was supposed to be released in 2023, but as the year is ending, there’s still no confirmed release date. So, it seems unlikely that it will be released this year. Perhaps we might see it in 2024.

22. Macabre

Macabre

Macabre is a co-op stealth extraction horror game where you traverse infinite timelines within an unstable time rift, intersecting with other players’ timelines. Your objective is to uncover the source of terrifying anomalies to save humankind from a fate worse than death. To achieve this, you will need to upgrade your gear and learn new skills.

This game allows you to enjoy the adventure experience of horror games with your friends in a co-op setting. You’ll explore mysteries and terrifying locations, where progressing and uncovering secrets requires using your intelligence to solve puzzles.

Created with Unreal Engine 5, this game boasts impressive visuals. Its trailer was particularly outstanding, showcasing impressive guns and powers. It’s being developed by an Australian indie game studio, Weforge, but there has been no update from them regarding the game’s release date.

23. Pneumata

Pneumata

Pneumata is a game set in a dark sewer environment, offering a chilling horror experience. It’s a first-person perspective game, where the main character, a detective, unravels hidden truths and regains lost memories. In the process, the character faces horrific creatures with terrifying faces. The game combines psychological tension with survival horror elements.

The decision-making aspect of the game intensifies the tension, forcing players to contemplate whether to fight or flee. The dark visuals, raspy voices, and unusual sounds contribute to an intensely chilling atmosphere.

The game is being developed by Deadbolt Interactive and will be published by Perp Games. It’s set to release on Steam in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2023, meaning you’ll soon be able to enjoy playing it.

24. WRONGED US

WRONGED US

Wronged Us, developed by Delusional Studio, is an upcoming survival horror game set in an unnamed, abandoned town. It draws inspiration from the Dark Souls and Silent Hill franchises, promising a cinematic narrative and a spooky atmosphere created by the townsfolk.

The game features an over-the-shoulder gameplay style reminiscent of modern horror games, where players must face dangerous threats or stealthily navigate around them.

As an open-world game, it offers a map and allows players the freedom to explore various locations. The trailer showcases the game’s impressive visuals, achieving almost photorealistic graphics with the help of Unreal Engine 5. Currently, there is no information available regarding the release date of Wronged Us.

25. Level Zero

Level Zero

Level Zero is an asymmetric survival horror PvP game that transports players to a location under attack by creatures. Players are divided into two teams: one team of four scientists must repair electrical systems to survive, while the other team of two players controls telepathic creatures hunting the scientists.

In this game, your primary weapon against the creatures is light, which you can use to slow them down and loot resources. Alternatively, as a creature, you can use telepathic abilities and EMPs to disable light sources. Each match earns XP and in-game currency, which can be used for character customization and unlocking perks.

The game’s trailer showcases intense action, unique mechanics, and high-quality graphics. Whether playing as a scientist or a creature, Level Zero offers a thrilling experience. Success in the game heavily relies on team coordination.

Level Zero by DogHowl Games will be available on PC and Consoles in 2024.

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