1. Home Sweet Home — Thailand
Looking for a game that hits the sweet spot between culture and horror? Meet the Home Sweet Home series.
The two installments of Home Sweet Home follow the protagonist Tim and his attempts to search for his missing wife and uncover the truth while hiding from evil malicious spirits who are determined to stop him at all costs.
Both episodes of the HSH saga are in a first-person point of view, allowing the player as Tim to experience the world of horror inspired by Thai folklore and mythology. In the sequel, an additional feature is added allowing Tim to wield weapons in combat against the evil spirits pursuing him.
There is a spin-off multiplayer game set within the HSH universe, titled Home Sweet Home: Survive, that is currently being made in the style similar to Dead By Daylight. However, the release date has yet to be announced.
2. Stifled / Lurking — Singapore
If you’ve ever wanted to experience a horror game without being able to “see,” now’s your chance.
Described as an “echolocation horror game,” Stifled puts you in the shoes of the protagonist David, a man whose world is slowly turning dark due to heartbreak. But as you explore the world and your surroundings using the sense of sound, darkness isn’t the only friend waiting to get you.
If you’re wondering why the concept for Stifled sounds so familiar though, that’s because it’s the spiritual successor to Lurking, which was originally made as a student project.
To top it off, both games includes microphone input support that’s able to pick up and convert sounds made in real life into in-game audio pulses. That’s right, if you’re the type to make sounds when you’re scared, you just might meet your doom.
The game is also available in VR which, if you’re into being afraid of your surroundings, is perfect for any horror fanatic looking to fully immerse themselves.
3. The House — Thailand
Remember the good ol’ point and click games from our childhood? Well, why not take a trip through a horrific memory lane with these games.
In true classic horror fashion, you arrive at an abandoned house and it’s up to you to unravel the mystery behind the haunted activities.
Be warned though, these games are filled with jumpscares.
4. DreadOut — Indonesia
If you’re a fan of horror games, you’ve probably heard of the DreadOut series before.
In a class trip gone wrong, five students and their teacher stumble upon an abandoned literal ghost town. You play as the main protagonist Linda, as she tries to rescue her best friend without being taken alive by the various spirits inspired by Indonesian beliefs and mythology.
Often compared to the classic Fatal Frame series, DreadOut uses similar mechanics in a third-person point of view where you, as Linda, can utilize her smartphone and a digital camera to interact or combat the spirits.
A sequel to the original game was released just at the beginning of 2020, and continues Linda’s story after the first game’s true ending, where Linda must now face her own demons as she continues to struggle with the aftermath of what happened in the first game.
5. SIMULACRA — Malaysia
Just when you thought horror couldn’t get more real, the “found phone” genre is now an actual thing thanks to these games. From the same studio that brought you the very popular game Sara Is Missing, comes two spiritual successors to the haunted AI trope.
What would you do if you found a lost phone? Turn it in to the police? Or will you try to find the missing owner yourself?
But the deeper you dive into finding the mysterious owner Anna, the stranger things become. And the clock is ticking on Anna’s life.
In the sequel SIMULACRA 2, you’re brought into a new role where you must collaborate with a detective to unravel the mysterious death of an online influencer. But things are not what they seem to be, and there may be more questions than answers left behind.
According to sea.mashable.com