Graveyard Shift

15 Forgotten Horror Game Franchises That Need To Rise From The Grave  

John Saavedra
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List Rules Which is the horror game you most want to rise from the grave?

October is a time to celebrate the things that go bump in the night. Horror game franchises, especially those that have long since been forgotten, shine right about now and there's no shortage of them. If you love the little fright you get when an evil character jumps from nowhere to suck away your sanity and soul, then you're probably familiar with the classics. Only the truly dedicated tend to know, however, about the old scary video games that didn't make it as well as their mainstream counterparts. Certainly there are more than a few forgotten horror games that you've heard of but have never had the chance to play. 

This list celebrates the infamous horror gems like Silent Hill and the lesser known gems like Clock Tower but they're all great. There's a nightmare in here for everyone. Which is the horror game you most want to rise from the grave the most? Make sure to vote!

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Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 15 Forgotten Horror Game Franchises That Need To Rise From The Grave
1999
Silent Hill is a survival horror video game for the PlayStation published by Konami and developed by Team Silent, a Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo group. The first installment in the Silent ...more
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Dead Space is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 15 Forgotten Horror Game Franchises That Need To Rise From The Grave
2008
Dead Space is a 2008 science fiction survival horror video game developed by EA Redwood Shores for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game was released on all platforms through ...more
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F.E.A.R. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 15 Forgotten Horror Game Franchises That Need To Rise From The Grave
F.E.A.R.
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Parasite Eve is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 15 Forgotten Horror Game Franchises That Need To Rise From The Grave
Parasite Eve is an action role-playing survival horror video game developed by Square. The game is a sequel to the novel Parasite Eve, written by Hideaki Sena. It is the first game in the ...more
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Fatal Frame is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 15 Forgotten Horror Game Franchises That Need To Rise From The Grave
Fatal Frame, known as Project Zero in Europe and Zero in Japan, is a supernatural, survival horror video game series developed by Tecmo and Grasshopper Manufacture for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, ...more
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The Suffering is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 15 Forgotten Horror Game Franchises That Need To Rise From The Grave
2004
The Suffering is a psychological horror video game, developed mainly by Surreal Software and published by Midway Games, released in 2004 for the Xbox, PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Windows. The ...more
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Manhunt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 15 Forgotten Horror Game Franchises That Need To Rise From The Grave
2003
Manhunt is a stealth-based survival horror video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. It was released in North America on November 18, 2003, for the PlayStation 2 ...more
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Alan Wake is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 15 Forgotten Horror Game Franchises That Need To Rise From The Grave
2010
Alan Wake is a survival horror video game developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by Microsoft Game Studios. It was released for the Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. The story follows ...more
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Alone in the Dark is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 15 Forgotten Horror Game Franchises That Need To Rise From The Grave
1992
Alone in the Dark is an action-adventure horror video game originally designed by Frédérick Raynal and developed and published by Infogrames for the PC. Alone in the Dark was ...more
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Clock Tower is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 15 Forgotten Horror Game Franchises That Need To Rise From The Grave
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Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Req... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 15 Forgotten Horror Game Franchises That Need To Rise From The Grave
2002
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem is a psychological horror action-adventure game developed by Silicon Knights and published by Nintendo for the GameCube in 2002. The game was originally ...more
12
Condemned: Criminal Origins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 15 Forgotten Horror Game Franchises That Need To Rise From The Grave
2005
Condemned: Criminal Origins is a first-person brawler video game with psychological horror elements, developed by Monolith Productions and published by Sega. It was launched worldwide in 2005 on ...more
13
Area 51 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 15 Forgotten Horror Game Franchises That Need To Rise From The Grave
2005
Area 51 is a first-person shooter survival horror video game that was released in 2005 and it was developed by Midway Studios Austin and published by Midway for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and ...more
14
Zombies Ate My Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 15 Forgotten Horror Game Franchises That Need To Rise From The Grave
1993
Zombies Ate My Neighbors is a run and gun video game developed by LucasArts and originally published by Konami for the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis consoles in 1993. One or two players take ...more
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Sweet Home is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 15 Forgotten Horror Game Franchises That Need To Rise From The Grave
1989
Sweet Home is a 1989 psychological horror role-playing video game for the Family Computer based on the Japanese horror film of the same name. The game was developed and published by Capcom, and ...more