RESIDENT EVIL VILLAGE
BEST GAMES TO PLAY AFTER
By Matthew Byrd
It's probably going to be a long wait for Resident Evil 9, but if you've beaten Resident Evil Village and are looking for something new, there are plenty of horror games to try in the meantime.
If you want a modern Triple-A game that was criminally overlooked, play The Evil Within 2. It's an amazing survival horror game from Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami.
If you prefer to stick to the Resident Evil universe, then you have to play 2019's Resident Evil 2's remake. It might just be the best (and scariest) Resident Evil game ever.
If you've already played Resident Evil 2's remake, then give Capcom's Resident Evil 3 remake a shot. It's almost as good as it's predecessor, and the Nemesis is still a terrifying foe.
Do you love the slower, scarier parts of Resident Evil Village? Then you absolutely have to play Alien: Isolation. It's an incredible Alien adaptation that some consider to be the scariest game ever.
If you need a little more action with your horror, then you have to play Control: the subtly scary sci-fi game from the makers of Max Payne and Alan Wake.
If it's first-person action that you're looking for, then take a look at Metro Exodus. While not a "pure" horror game, the scariest moments in this FPS will haunt you forever.
If it's a spooky rural setting you crave, then you may love Bloober Team's Blair Witch. It's a clever adaptation of a horror classic from a studio known for first-person scares.
For a rural horror game that does things a little differently, try Darkwood. This Lovecraftian nightmare is all about surviving several nights in the woods.
If you’ve never played 2005’s Condemned: Criminal Origins, now is the perfect time. It's an overlooked horror gem that inspired Resident Evil 7 and Village.
Do you just want to spend more time with vampires? One of your best options is 2018's Vampyr. This flawed gem perfectly captures the feel of being an incredibly powerful bloodsucker.
For one of the most enjoyable horror games in recent years, you've got to play Until Dawn. This glowing tribute to '80s horror movies tasks you with surviving a slasher film scenario.
Of course, you shouldn't give up on Resident Evil Village until you've tried a New Game+ run, played its Mercenaries mode, and tried out the REverse multiplayer mode when it launches this summer.