13 Coolest Games You’ve Never Heard Of
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Though Resident Evil 7 may ultimately drag survival-horror back into the mainstream, the genre has been absolutely thriving in the indie space for the past few years. Games like Outlast and Amnesia: The Dark Descent have not only carried the torch but actually pushed the genre forward while Silent Hill faded into obscurity and Resident Evil devolved into blockbuster action.
Observer looks to keep this trend going by taking a novel cyberpunk approach to horror. You control a futuristic detective who hacks into his clients' minds and, essentially, lives out their deepest terrors. What's especially interesting about Observer is that it seems to mess with players' heads in ways only a game could: objects flicker in and out of existence, the screen warps and distorts as if it’s glitching, your surroundings change abruptly and uncomfortably--nothing behaves the way you think it should. It's disorienting, but it also feels totally new. That freshness, coupled with the sci-fi dystopian premise, makes Observer a game worth watching. -- Scott Butterworth
Observer is set to come to PC later in 2017.