Play VR long enough and you’ll eventually build up the courage to try a horror game. There’s nothing quite like being inside a VR horror experience, easily surpassing any flatscreen equivalent. If you love scares galore then pay attention, the Horror Game Awards voting has begun and needs your input.
The awards are run by Feardemic in collaboration with IGN. It features thirteen categories as well as a special lifetime achievement award. Part of Feardemic’s horror extravaganza, Fear Fest, voting for the Horror Game Awards closes on 3rd August.
Horror Game Awards voting categories
- Horror Game of The Year – Amnesia: The Bunker, Bramble: The Mountain King, Dead Space Remake, Dredge, IMMORTALITY, FAITH: The Unholy Trinity, Resident Evil 4 Remake, SIGNALIS, System Shock, The Callisto Protocol
- Best Character of the Year – Elster (SIGNALIS), Olle (Bramble: The Mountain King), Leon Kennedy (Resident Evil 4 Remake), Jacob Lee (The Callisto Protocol), Isaac Clarke (Dead Space Remake)
- Best Narrative of the Year – Burnhouse Lane, Decarnation, IMMORTALITY, SCP: Secret Files, SIGNALIS
- Best Game Design – Amnesia: The Bunker, DREDGE, FAITH:The Unholy Trinity, Resident Evil 4 Remake, SIGNALIS
- Best Art Direction – Bramble: The Mountain King, DREDGE, Layers of Fear, Saturnalia, Scorn
- Best Score/Soundtrack – Amnesia: The Bunker, Bramble: The Mountain King, Resident Evil 4 Remake, SIGNALIS, The Callisto Protocol
- Best Audio Design – Amnesia: The Bunker, Dead Space Remake, Scorn, System Shock, The Callisto Protocol
- Best Performance – Nick Apostolides (Resident Evil 4 Remake), Manon Gage (IMMORTALITY), Charlotta Mohlin (IMMORTALITY) , Nola Klop (Bramble: The Mountain King), Gunner Wright (Dead Space Remake)
- Best Indie Horror – Decarnation, DREDGE, FAITH: The Unholy Trinity, SCP: Secret Files, SIGNALIS
- Best VR/AR Horror – Afterlife VR, Propagation: Paradise Hotel, Resident Evil Village VR, The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR, The Walking Dead Saints and Sinners (Chapter 2)
- Best Horror Multiplayer – Evil Dead: The Game, Dead Island 2, Demonologist, Sons Of The Forest, The Outlast Trials
- Best Horror Content Creator of the Year – Pastra, RagnarRox, Sagan Hawkes, Gab Smolders, The Sphere Hunter
- Best Horror Trailer – SCP: Secret Files, Silent Hill 2, The Callisto Protocol, Silent Hill F, Scorn
It is great to see so many good VR games make the list. If you want further game suggestions then check out our best VR horror games list.
Fear Fest takes place on 6th & 7th September, with the Horror Game Awards taking place on the second day. The winners will be announced live, exclusively broadcasted on IGN’s YouTube and Twitch channels, from 11 AM PST/2 PM EST/7 PM BST on 7th September.