9 spooky horror games from E3 2019

e3 2019 horror games bethesda ghostwire tokyo
e3 2019 horror games bethesda ghostwire tokyo

A remarkable number of horror games have surfaced at this year’s set of E3 showcases, and though we might have hidden behind the sofa to watch some of the trailers, we still can’t wait to get our mitts on the games when they arrive.

And so in no particular order, here are some of the scariest trailers we witnessed…

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A remarkable number of horror games have surfaced at this year’s set of E3 showcases, and though we might have hidden behind the sofa to watch some of the trailers, we still can’t wait to get our mitts on the games when they arrive.

And so in no particular order, here are some of the scariest trailers we witnessed…

1. GhostWire: Tokyo


The latest game from director Shinji Mikami’s studio Tango Gameworks (they’re the folks behind The Evil Within) looked proper spooky. People are vanishing into thin air all across Tokyo, leaving just their empty clothes behind, while ghosts and demons are roaming the streets. The GhostWire trailer did an excellent line in creeping dread.

2. Blair Witch


In a surprising but very welcome development, a game inspired by the 20-year-old found-footage franchise popped up at Microsoft’s show. The trailer referenced THAT ending from the first film, as well as showcasing a camera that seemed to reveal people who weren’t there.

3. Alien Isolation


The 2014 horror game from Creative Assembly got a surprise release announcement for Nintendo Switch, so now players can be scared witless on the go.

4. DOOM Eternal


The latest DOOM game was perhaps less horror and more all-out gore, as the DOOM Slayer bloodily carved his way through Hell’s legions, chainsawing and immolating as he went.

5. Elden Ring


A collaboration between Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin and Dark Souls makers From Software, Elden Ring showed off a parade of disembodied hands, detachable limbs, and cracking skin in one of the more unsettling trailers at E3.

6. Dying Light 2


Due in Spring 2020, Techland’s Dying Light 2 got a gameplay trailer that kicked off by showing zombies lurking among a herd of mannequins. Nope nope nope.

7. State of Decay 2: Heartland


The upcoming DLC for State of Decay 2 promised ‘unseen horrors’ as two souls return to the location of the first game in search of missing people. Those armless Screamer zombies are still really creepy.

8. Zombie Army 4: Dead War


At the PC Gaming Show, Rebellion revealed Zombie Army 4: Dead War. The cinematic trailer showed four soldiers fighting an undead army raised by Hitler himself… and as everyone knows, Nazi zombies are the very worst kind of zombies.

9. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel


OK, so not exactly horror per se, but the teaser for the as yet untitled Breath of the Wild sequel took on a much darker tone, as Zelda and Link discovered a desiccated corpse that suddenly sprang to life with glowing red eyes. And you’ve got to admit, that’s pretty spooky.

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