The sun sets earlier, the nights get colder, and the horror genre comes to life as we approach the spooky months at the end of the year. September comes with a strong variation in horror, with settings and styles for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a game to play with friends or alone there’s bound to be something you’ll enjoy in our list of the biggest horror games releasing this September.
If you are looking for more horror content, then check out the articles below!
Lies of P
One of the most anticipated games of the year is finally releasing this September. Lies of P is a stylish new addition to the souls-like genre, with a gorgeous setting in the late 1800s. The game looks to have a great mix of action that’s reminiscent of Bloodborne with the quick pace and combinations of weapons/attacks and storytelling, with some interesting features such as choosing to lie or tell the truth.
Lies of P is an alternate version of the famous Pinocchio story. Geppetto the puppet maker has created you, and now you find yourself in a plagued city named Krat. Unravel the mystery and leave your mark as you discover the secrets of the city and find yourself.
There’s a lot of this releases, and with having won Best Action-Adventure & Best Role-Playing Game at 2022 Gamescom Awards, its absolutely one of the biggest games releasing this September, with a lovely dose of horror.
For those looking for a more social game in the vein of Among Us, but more adult orientated, then upcoming game Deceit 2 by World Makers will be right up your alley. This game featured last month but due to a delay it is now coming out this September.
In this game of social deduction, you won’t know who the monster is, testing your trust, deduction and instinct to succeed in this 6-9 player game that requires cooperation. Play as one of 9 truth seekers who have headed to Millhaven Asylum to investigate a mysterious ritual. However they soon find themselves trapped by the Game Master, with two members now infected and seeking to bring down the others.
Set in the already horrific trenches of WW1, Ad Infinitum has you play as a man caught between nightmares and reality. This game is a first-person atmospheric horror, with some truly ghoulish looking monsters.
The story has you reeling between your old home, and the war-torn trenches. You play as a man seeking to unravel his past and reveal the impact the war has had on him and his family. Monsters seek to hunt you down and you must come to understand them and their motivation to survive and uncover the mysteries. With a setting ripe for horror, and some great design elements in the trailer, it has to be one the biggest horror games releasing this September.
Railroads and Catacombs
Railroads and Catacombs releases on 15th September on PC.
For the Rogue-Like and deck building fans, there’s upcoming game Railroads and Catacombs. You’ll need to explore and scavenge to build your deck of cards and upgrade your characters as you explore an accursed land with brutal enemies and bosses.
Your hub is on a train where you can rest and prepare your team for the coming nightmares. Cards can be combined for more meta builds, with 5 classes with unique deck builds. If you’re a fan of the genre, or looking to try out something a little different, then Railroads and Catacombs looks to be a great choice.
The final entry on our list of the biggest horror games releasing this September is for the VR players out there. With more emphasis on intense action in a horror setting, Hellsweeper has you descend into the bowels of hell. Face off against the demonic forces and corrupted souls with magic, melee weapons and guns. The game has a no-holds-barred approach to the movement, with the player able to engage in the epic power fantasy, flipping over demons as you launch weapons at them like you’re in the matrix.
You play as an undead immortal, you only task being to slay the hordes of hell. Master your weapons and move through dimensions either alone, or with friends. Hellsweeper looks intense, but great for those looking to blow enemies away in Virtual Reality.