The year is 2014, we’re a year into the PlayStation 4, and we’re still enjoying Mountain Dew Code Red. This was a good year for gaming. We started playing Hearthstone, the first Destiny came out, we had Far Cry 4, and played through Dragon Age: Inquisition. We got two great Marvel Cinematic Universe movies in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy. We also got a sequel to 300. Long story short, 2014 was a good year for us. Unfortunately, 2014 had one dark spot: P.T.
P.T. was a psychological horror video game from the dark and creative mind of Hideo Kojima. The game was also directed by Guillermo del Toro. Yes, the same director behind Pacific Rim. P.T was a first-person horror game with insanely good graphics for its time. It looked like it would be the scariest game ever made after it was confirmed the game was a precursor to a remake of the Silent Hill series. Unfortunately, the rug was quickly swept from under us after Konami, and Hideo Kojima had a falling out as bad as the worst breakup you can think of.
For six long years, we’ve been sitting around waiting for a survival horror game that gave us the same feeling on the back of our necks as P.T. did. Sure, there was Outlast and other psychological horror games, but we haven’t had anything we can confidently say was the scariest game ever made like many were saying P.T. was.
Fast-forward to 2020, we’re finally perfecting VR technology, and a new game has emerged from the woodwork to give us the feeling of horror we haven’t felt in six years: Phasmophobia.
Phasmophobia is a psychological horror game where players in teams up to four explore haunted locations to gather paranormal evidence. Anyone familiar with the creepy dread that creeps in while watching ghost-hunting shows like Ghost Adventures will feel that same creepiness factor with Phasmopbbia. The game has a minimal interface, realistic graphics, and full VR support.
It’s the immersion with VR support that makes Phasmophobia as creepy as it is. There’s nothing like using your voice to interact with ghosts during EVP sessions as they do in ghost-hunting shows. Hearing the ghost talk back to you is nothing short of a skin-crawling experience.
Right now, Phasmophobia is in its alpha state, but we can confidently say: it’s one of the scariest games we’ve ever played. We’re going to have to see what the consensus is on Visage, but the fact that Visage isn’t a multiplayer game means players will have more fun playing with their friends on Phasmophobia. Either way, they’re both scary games. However, Phasmophobia’s sheer anxiety gives the game a slight edge in horror, especially knowing there will be scarier content as the game progresses through its early access phase.
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