-hg- Governor ºąϘº Dec 10, 2013 @ 12:28pm
Games similar to this?
Played the game through at my friends house. Would have bought it on this one, but it seemed too much.

I love these games, especially games published by Frictional Games!

I have

All Penumbra games
Outlast
All Amnesia games
etc.,

They don't have to be exactly like them, but maybe similar to The Stanley Parable as well.

Thanks in advance guys.

Hershel
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Nightingale Dec 13, 2013 @ 5:57am 
Anna is a good horror point and click/ I really love Dear Esther aswell (made by same dev as machine for pigs) its more like stanely parable then amnesia and is not horror but is immersive and tells a good story.
-hg- Governor ºąϘº Dec 14, 2013 @ 11:52am 
Originally posted by Nightingale:
Anna is a good horror point and click/ I really love Dear Esther aswell (made by same dev as machine for pigs) its more like stanely parable then amnesia and is not horror but is immersive and tells a good story.

I appreciate your response! I will definitely look into these games.
ozone Dec 14, 2013 @ 3:34pm 
If you liked the sections where you avoid enemies by sneeking around them in the dark , I can fully recomend the 1st three Thief games. The tension of tryng not to be seen or heard is great. Very similiar atmoshere at times. First two Thief games are way old graphicwise, but still have great feel and leval design.
Oddbot Dec 15, 2013 @ 2:20pm 
Very few games are as eerily horrifying as Amnesia : The Dark Descent, or as poethically dreadful as A Machine for Pigs or heart-pounding intense as Outlast. These three games exemplify three very different types of horror. I have no truly similar games to recommend, but I do have good games that share SOME similarities with them, but not that much. Especially the part where you are defenseless but still constantly in danger is very rare in games and few games do it successfully like Outlast and Amnesia : The Dark Descent. I LOVED both Amnesia and Outlast and finished them all. I took my sweet time exploring most hallways in all three games and reading every note and hearing every textlog. I like games in the same vain that have deep lore and a very dark atmosphere in a troubled and violet world.

Here are some suggestions of great game that you might already have played anyway :

Dishonored is not a horror game, but it's a very dark stealth/assassination fps game in an early industrial fictional victorian era, much like A Machine for Pigs. People who take their time through games and let themselves be soaked in the environment, lore and atmosphere of a game mostly loved Dishonored. People who love to have the sprint key pushed down through the whole game didn't like it as much. In this game you are very powerful and can always defend yourself, but you also die very, very easily when spotted on higher difficulties. Best played with a focus on stealth on the hardest difficulty for a tensed experience.

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Bioshock 1 is post-industrial dystopian action-horror FPS. It has tons of audio logs to let yourselve be immersed in the lore and atmosphere of the dreadful city of Rapture after its downfall. It has a memorable ending as well. It's much, much more fast paced than Amnesia and more disturbing than it is horrifying. It has only one jump scare in the entire game, so it's nothing like Amnesia and you can ALWAYS defend yourself with guns.

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If you want to live a very different kind of fear, I would recommend Dark Souls. This game is not a horror game at all, it's a very difficult third person combat-focused dark-themed RPG. You need a controller to play this game (the game was not designed at all for keyboard controls). By fear I mean that this game will bully you into submission. You will be afraid of turning a new corner, of venturing in a new hallway, you will dread every new encounter and feel a potent rush of blood in every new fight. This game is a tough challenge that is EXTREMELY tensed to play, especially on the first playthrough. No other game come as close as Dark Souls to give you a gleeful sense of accomplishment when you overcome a tough challenge. This game gave me much bigger rushes of Adrenaline than any horror games ever did.

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Still more in the action-FPS genre, Metro : 2033 and Metro : Last Light are other very excellent and very dark FPS. There is a element of stealth too (AI is overly punishing in 2033 though, to the point of rage for many players). This game got famous by blending the Survival Horror genre with the First Person Shooter genre. In these games, you die easily, are constantly oppressed by your environment, have limited ammo for your guns and limited air filters to survive in the post-apocalyptic irratiated surface of Moscow. It's hard, very dark, at times scary. Metro : 2033 is a gem, but it has its bug and its moments of strong frustrations that may not suit everyone, but if you played through Amnesia : The Dark Descent, you are tough enough to tolerate and overcome anything Metro : 2033 throws at you. Metro : Last Light is as much dark and oppressive, but it's a lot more polished and streamlined too. It's easier than 2033 and not frustrating as its predescessor. Both are great games.
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-hg- Governor ºąϘº Dec 16, 2013 @ 2:28pm 
Originally posted by Oddbot:
Very few games are as eerily horrifying as Amnesia : The Dark Descent, or as poethically dreadful as A Machine for Pigs or heart-pounding intense as Outlast. These three games exemplify three very different types of horror. I have no truly similar games to recommend, but I do have good games that share SOME similarities with them, but not that much. Especially the part where you are defenseless but still constantly in danger is very rare in games and few games do it successfully like Outlast and Amnesia : The Dark Descent. I LOVED both Amnesia and Outlast and finished them all. I took my sweet time exploring most hallways in all three games and reading every note and hearing every textlog. I like games in the same vain that have deep lore and a very dark atmosphere in a troubled and violet world.

Here are some suggestions of great game that you might already have played anyway :

Dishonored is not a horror game, but it's a very dark stealth/assassination fps game in an early industrial fictional victorian era, much like A Machine for Pigs. People who take their time through games and let themselves be soaked in the environment, lore and atmosphere of a game mostly loved Dishonored. People who love to have the sprint key pushed down through the whole game didn't like it as much. In this game you are very powerful and can always defend yourself, but you also die very, very easily when spotted on higher difficulties. Best played with a focus on stealth on the hardest difficulty for a tensed experience.

--

Bioshock 1 is post-industrial dystopian action-horror FPS. It has tons of audio logs to let yourselve be immersed in the lore and atmosphere of the dreadful city of Rapture after its downfall. It has a memorable ending as well. It's much, much more fast paced than Amnesia and more disturbing than it is horrifying. It has only one jump scare in the entire game, so it's nothing like Amnesia and you can ALWAYS defend yourself with guns.

--

If you want to live a very different kind of fear, I would recommend Dark Souls. This game is not a horror game at all, it's a very difficult third person combat-focused dark-themed RPG. You need a controller to play this game (the game was not designed at all for keyboard controls). By fear I mean that this game will bully you into submission. You will be afraid of turning a new corner, of venturing in a new hallway, you will dread every new encounter and feel a potent rush of blood in every new fight. This game is a tough challenge that is EXTREMELY tensed to play, especially on the first playthrough. No other game come as close as Dark Souls to give you a gleeful sense of accomplishment when you overcome a tough challenge. This game gave me much bigger rushes of Adrenaline than any horror games ever did.

--

Still more in the action-FPS genre, Metro : 2033 and Metro : Last Light are other very excellent and very dark FPS. There is a element of stealth too (AI is overly punishing in 2033 though, to the point of rage for many players). This game got famous by blending the Survival Horror genre with the First Person Shooter genre. In these games, you die easily, are constantly oppressed by your environment, have limited ammo for your guns and limited air filters to survive in the post-apocalyptic irratiated surface of Moscow. It's hard, very dark, at times scary. Metro : 2033 is a gem, but it has its bug and its moments of strong frustrations that may not suit everyone, but if you played through Amnesia : The Dark Descent, you are tough enough to tolerate and overcome anything Metro : 2033 throws at you. Metro : Last Light is as much dark and oppressive, but it's a lot more polished and streamlined too. It's easier than 2033 and not frustrating as its predescessor. Both are great games.

Thank you for your detailed response and recommendations! I have played all those games. Some of those you just mentioned I purchased yesterday. I liked Dear Esther a lot, but it seems like it didn't have that much lore and it went to fast and slow in different places. But overall, that is definitely my type of genre. So more games like Dear Esther and Anna Extended edition!

I also loved Bioshock one, but I am mainly sticking to games like Anna and Dear Esther. Thanks guys, I appreciate all responses. I have also played Dishonored, great game. Love pretty much all of Bethesda's games.
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illgib Dec 16, 2013 @ 2:36pm 
I might suggest Gone Home.
-hg- Governor ºąϘº Dec 16, 2013 @ 2:39pm 
Originally posted by illgib:
I might suggest Gone Home.

I will definitely look into this game! More like these please, haha.
W0LF94N9 Dec 16, 2013 @ 5:29pm 
It's not as intense or freaky as the Amnesia series, but have you heard of Sir, You Are Being Hunted? It's still in development, so...there's that. BUT it's scary and thrilling in its own way, and the dev team seems really involved and serious about releasing updates quite regularly. I've got it, and it's got its problems, but you might dig it regardless. I like it to a degree. It doesn't have a story yet though (they do need to add one, the atmosphere is unique and begs for a good tale), so if story is beeg important thing for you, then...well, I couldn't recommend it for that reason yet. But if you like wandering around in a dangerous and unique (it's in Britain) environment, trying to survive, it could be right up your alley. Of course, I'd suggest you check the forums first though, to get an idea. Kudos!

- and per ozone's suggestion: HELLS YAH! The Thief series is killer! The Cradle level (from Deadly Shadows I think) is easily one of the scariest levels out there in video game land, like, ever. Also, you've looked at Call of Cthulhu, right? I figure you probly have already.
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Oddbot Dec 18, 2013 @ 7:55am 
There is also an Indonesian horror game being developped and founded partially through kickstarter named Dread Out. It's on green light as well. Development as been slow and I have no idea how interesting / polished the final product will be, but it may be good. It does look very scary through both atmosphere and jump scares.
http://dreadout.com/

There is also another horror game being developped called Among the Sleep, where you play as a baby in a very creepy house. It actually looks very good. Go check the trailer. You can even download the alpha and play it right away, though with every alpha, you may expect a buggy and unpolished experience that does not reflect the actual final product. I think it's also listed on green light.
http://www.krillbite.com/ats/

Both games are using pretty good score for their trailers, here's hoping there will be great music in the game as well.

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-hg- Governor ºąϘº Dec 19, 2013 @ 6:31pm 
Originally posted by Oddbot:
There is also an Indonesian horror game being developped and founded partially through kickstarter named Dread Out. It's on green light as well. Development as been slow and I have no idea how interesting / polished the final product will be, but it may be good. It does look very scary through both atmosphere and jump scares.
http://dreadout.com/

There is also another horror game being developped called Among the Sleep, where you play as a baby in a very creepy house. It actually looks very good. Go check the trailer. You can even download the alpha and play it right away, though with every alpha, you may expect a buggy and unpolished experience that does not reflect the actual final product. I think it's also listed on green light.
http://www.krillbite.com/ats/

Both games are using pretty good score for their trailers, here's hoping there will be great music in the game as well.
Preordered Among the Sleep! Will buy Dread Out when/if it comes out.

Thanks
TychoTerziev Dec 24, 2013 @ 3:13am 
You should check The Cat Lady. A side-scrolling adventure, but incredibly good in all its gory, mature-themed, mind♥♥♥♥ing glory.
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