Role-playing and board games are always great fun, but what if the group can’t get together on Friday and you still need your terror fix? If re-reading the latest Mythos inspired fiction isn’t what you’re seeking then luckily for you, we’ve found some video games to give you a good scare. Some of these are older but are finding their way back into the mainstream thanks to Steam’s massive back catalog. So let’s take a look.
Call of Ctulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth
An old title from Bethesda, Dark Corners of the Earth is a first-person survival horror game that includes puzzle solving, action, and a robust sanity system. Since it is an older game, be sure there are no compatibility issues with your PC.
Conarium is a game meant as a sequel to the tale “At the Mountains of Madness” where you play Frank Gilman (yes), an amnesiac working in Antarctica base. The style is a first person mystery game with lots of puzzles and exploration as you piece his memories back together. Beware the terrors of the Antarctic!
The Land of Pain
While The Land of Pain is a bit more gorey than your average Mythos game, it more than makes up for it with the utter lack of hope that you will feel during the game. There are some obstacles that just can’t be defeated, your only hope is to run, hide, and wait out the threat. When it comes to cosmic threats, that’s really all we can do.
There you have it, next time your tabletop group falls through, just pick one of these up to keep the scares coming.