There is also a very different enemy artificial intelligence in the game. While this enemy AI isn’t very good at humans and robots, Xenomorph’s AI keeps you on your toes. The level of AI the creature has may differ from player to player. It may listen to sounds or bait you out to find you in your hiding place. The creature’s artificial intelligence is constantly evolving according to your actions and decisions. This drags you into a more challenging situation as you progress through the game. If you want to feel the fear and tension to your bones, give Alien: Isolation a chance.
The Amnesia series is a production that was released much earlier than the games specified as walking simulation. It makes you feel like you’re trapped in a dark atmosphere. Since your main character doesn’t remember anything, you have to figure things out yourself. You must also maintain the sanity of your character in the game. Especially in dark areas for a long time without light and encountering the enemies in the game for a long time affects the mental health of the character negatively.
Doki Doki Literature Club
This game is completely two-dimensional, consisting of visuals and texts, despite all this, it can be creepy that as you progress through the game, different dialogue options appear and the game breaks the fourth wall from time to time. It may surprise you that Doki Doki Literature Club makes some changes to the game files, especially in the later stages. All this creates an uncomfortable atmosphere. The vast majority of players who play it like Doki Doki Literature Club.
The Evil Within
The Evil Within is from Resident Evil developer Shinji Mikami. Actually, Resident Evil was designed by Tokuro Fujiwara, but Fujiwara entrusted the world he designed to Shinji Mikami because he “hated to be afraid”. Mikami also developed the Resident Evil universe into what it is today. The Evil Within is a game where we help our main character get stuck in a nightmare and try to escape from that world. Adorned with horror and action elements, the production takes its place on our list due to the gloomy and tense atmosphere it offers.
Layer of Fear
Layer of Fear is a horror game that takes its place among walking simulations. However, to scare the player, it does not show the enemies that you cannot attack. Instead, the map constantly changes and pushes you to solve the story with confusion, which constantly stresses the player. The fact that the game’s story is based on art and drags you into the unknown somewhat supports the horror elements. Other than that, it cannot be said that the players are very satisfied. If you still want to give it a try, you can try it.
Another walking simulation on our Outlast list. With its mental hospital atmosphere, it manages to awaken the fear elements in the subconscious of many people. Also, you can’t react other than running away or hiding from the enemies you come across. The game gives you the feeling of helplessness by taking the opportunity to confront the enemy from your hands. When these happen, all you have to do is hide or run away.
Only a camera is given to your character as an auxiliary equipment. Your night vision camera works very well in dark spots. Outlast begins with you as a journalist visiting a mental institution. Even though escaping and hiding from enemies during the game bores you after a while, you get used to this situation to finish the game. If you still want to taste the dark atmosphere and the feeling of helplessness, you can try Outlast.
One of the best among horror games: Resident Evil 2, Biohazard and Village
All three games added a modern perspective to the series, and with Biohazard, the game’s series officially stood up. Resident Evil games, which we played with the back camera before, managed to draw the players into fear with the FPS camera angle. In particular, the continuation of metroidvania map design in Biohazard constantly pushes you to discover something. Resident Evil 2, which later appeared as a Remake, was highly appreciated by the fans of the series. The narrow maps and zombie designs were quite impressive. Especially when you experience the shortage of bullets to your bones and you have thoughts like “I wonder if I can get that zombie with a single bullet”, it inevitably makes you nervous.