Halloween might be over, but it’s never a bad time to be afraid. Horror games are always welcome when they are made well, and few developers excel in the genre as much as Bloober Team. While the studio has been around since 2010, it has had a clear change in philosophy with the release of Layers of Fear. Since the cult horror game released in 2016, Bloober Team has churned out quality horror games. With that being said, we decided to rank all of Bloober’s horror releases to date.
7. Blair Witch
Blair Witch is probably Bloober’s weakest title, but it’s far from bad. Like the rest of Bloober Team’s horror games, Blair Witch is full of atmosphere and scares. It’s a much better game than one would expect with a movie IP. Unfortunately, the game is rather frustrating due to a gameplay loop that just isn’t satisfying. None of the mechanics feel too special, and the game’s gimmicks just don’t hold up well. Still, in a sea of mediocre horror games, Blair Witch can be enjoyable, especially for fans of the franchise.
6. Blair Witch VR
While it’s mostly the same game, Blair Witch feels much better in VR. The setting of Blair Witch relies on immersion, and VR certainly gives that. The sensation of being there makes Blair Witch VR, much creepier, thus the shortcomings are easier to forgive. If they have access to a VR platform, players will want to play this one on VR since it is easily the best way to play.
5. Layers of Fear 2
As a sequel to one of the most beloved modern horror games, Layers of Fear 2 had a lot to live up to. While the scares and mature themes stuck around, the new action gameplay mechanics just don’t hold up well. It’s still an enjoyable experience, but Layers of Fear 2 was ultimately a disappointment as a sequel. If it didn’t have the Layers of Fear name attached, it would probably be more loved.
4.Layers of Fear VR
Layers of Fear is the game that launched Bloober Team into the stratosphere. Earlier this year the game was released in VR, giving a new way to scare players. While there is a significant downgrade in graphics and textures, the experience is still immersive. More importantly, it’s still terrifying. The graphics and VR controls might deter some, but this is an exciting way to experience Layers of Fear.
3. The Medium
For the sake of this article, we are referring to the PlayStation 5 version of The Medium. The DualSense controller has elevated this game’s experience, making it a must-play for horror enthusiasts. The Medium is atmospheric and has a compelling narrative to go along with it. The gameplay is solid enough though nothing revolutionary. Still, The Medium is much more than the sum of its parts, and is a fantastic horror game that makes use of modern technology while calling back to older horror classics.
We have gotten plenty of cyberpunk video games over the last few years, but few of them are horror games. Observer is a breath of fresh air for the genre, and is an absolute homerun for Bloober Team. Like most of the developer’s games, it is mostly a walking simulator. Despite that, Observer is packed with atmosphere and an incredible story that sucks players in. Throw in some fun detective mechanics and great presentation and you have a truly creepy experience.
1. Layers of Fear
It might be Bloober Team’s oldest horror game, but Layers of Fear is just special. The insane artist motif is one that is always welcome, and the way that the game explores that motif is both spooky and engaging. It’s not the most technically impressive game by Bloober Team, but none of the games are as compelling and gripping as this one. It’s been more than five years since Layers of Fear came out, but it is still a must play even today.
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