Players will also need to solve puzzles in order to evade capture and move to the next area. The official demo has already seen wide acclaim from fans and critiques, and it appears Outlast 2 will either live up to, or outdo its parent game upon its release in early 2017. Number 2. We Happy Few: From the developers of the 2013 game Contrast, We Happy Few is an indie survival-horror game set in an idealistic society. However, there is a dark side to the happiness in the game’s world. Set in an alternate 1964, where the reformed German Empire managed to invade Britain in the Second World War, inhabitants of the island city Wellington Wells were forced to partake in horrific actions during the German occupation.
Feeling remorse for their actons, the survivors invent a drug known as Joy, a hallucinagetic allowing users to feel extreme emotions of happiness. However, it also has the side effect of making them suceptible to manipulation and suppression of all negative memories. Wellington Wells is now a dystopia, with citizens forced to take regular doses of Joy. Players take control of Arthur Hastings, a man who works censoring newspapers of unhappy articles. One day, Arthur doesn’t take his Joy after he comes across an article about him and his brother. He begins to notice the state of Wellington Wells, and get persued by the authorities, having received the label of “downer.” The game has already gained critical acclaim, despite only being in the Alpha stage of development. Trailers for the game have gained it much attention, and it has quickly become an anticipated game.
No release date has been set as of late, but it is said to hit shelves sometime in 2017. Number 1. Hello Neighbor: Taking inspiration from films such as Vertigo and Disturbia, Hello Neighbour has players sneak into their neighbour’s house. Once inside, they discover their neighbour is sinister in nature, but highly intelligent, which are bad combinations. The gameplay consists of stealth action, and the AI can actively learn about the players moves and predict their next movements. This makes for a thrilling experience as the players attempt to outwit the AI in order to complete the game. The graphics do have a cartoony tone to them, but this doesn’t differ away from the creepy atmosphere the game provides. As the player progresses through the game, they also discover just how deranged their neighbour is and why they act so aggrssive to keep you away. The game is presently in the alpha stage, with a full release expected sometime in late 2017. So far, the game has seen praise from gamers and youtube celebraties, such as Markiplier. Curious watchers be warned, sometimes the truth isn’t pretty.