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Games Like 'Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me' to Play Next

If you're ready for more nightmares, there are plenty of narrative-driven horror games to help fill your evenings.

Jon Bitner
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Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me

Bandai Namco Entertainment

The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Meis the latest narrative-driven horror game from Supermassive Games. You'll guide a group of documentarians as they explore a haunted hotel and try to survive a series of traps laid out by an enigmatic killer. Fans of the genre will find plenty to sink their teeth into with the chilling title, and as The Dark Picture Anthology Season 1 finale, it puts a cap on the action in a satisfying way.

The big draw of The Devil in Me is its branching storyline. Depending on your in-game actions, you'll earn one of many unique endings — and it's possible that some characters won't survive to see the final credits. This elevates each of your decisions to new heights because the death of a key character doesn't necessarily mean your game is over. Instead, it'll have a ripple effect that impacts the game's conclusion (making it a title that oozes replayability).

Along with its creepy narrative, The Devil in Me offers a variety of new gameplay elements not seen in its predecessors. You'll be solving puzzles and making critical decisions as usual, but you'll also get to dabble with inventory management and an improved movement system that lets you jump and climb around your environment. And if you get bored of playing solo, there's a fun multiplayer mode that lets you play online or locally with a few friends.

As haunting as the game is, you'll only need to put up with the scares for about seven hours before reaching its climatic ending. But if you're ready for more nightmares, there are plenty of narrative-driven horror games to help fill your evenings.

Here are 10 games like The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me to play next, listed by Metascore.


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The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series

Sony Interactive Entertainment

The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series (PC)

Metascore: 89
Best for: Fans of the original Walking Dead graphic novel
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Also available on: iOS, PS3, Switch, XB360

The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series takes place in the same universe as the popular graphic novels of the same title. It follows convicted criminal, Lee Everett, as he struggles to survive in a world overrun by hordes of undead. During his journey, he befriends a young orphan, Clementine, and immediately takes it upon himself to carry her to safety. Action plays out as a typical narrative-driven adventure, with a variety of puzzles to solve and important decisions to navigate. Its story is highly emotional, and watching characters you've formed bonds with make tough choices turns the game into a heart-wrenching (and horrifying) journey.

"An incredibly powerful, emotionally engaging experience; a watershed moment for video game narrative and storytelling." — PC PowerPlay


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Heavy Rain

Sony Interactive Entertainment

Heavy Rain (PS3)

Metascore: 87
Best for: Fans of psychological thrillers
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Also available on: PC, PS4

Psychological thrillers don't get much better than this. Heavy Rain follows four distinct characters as they try to track down and stop the Origami Killer — a mysterious being that's haunting the city. Your choices during the investigation have a direct impact on the game's ending, with multiple conclusions available depending on how you play. Its tight script alone is worth the price of admission, but coupled with great acting and impressive graphics, Heavy Rain becomes a must-play for fans of the genre.

"Heavy Rain isn't just a masterpiece; it's an ingenious step in the right direction...This may very well be the most 'human' game ever made, and an absolute triumph for the industry." — PSX Extreme


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Gone Home 

The Fullbright Company

Gone Home (PC)

Metascore: 86
Best for: Fans of mysterious narratives
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Also available on: iOS, PS4, Switch, XB1

After heading oversees for a year abroad, Katie returns home to find her family missing. There's no clear indication as to where they went (or why they're missing at all), and you'll spend the game scouring the house for clues to their whereabouts. Gameplay is minimalistic, with you simply exploring every crevice of the home and its surroundings to piece together a poignant story. And despite the lack of typical features seen in most games, the emotional narrative alone is enough to carry you through to the end. If you don't mind thinking outside the box and love a good story, Gone Home is a must-play title.

"Leans heavily on nostalgia and sentimentality, but Gone Home is an affecting game that challenges you like no other." — PC Gamer


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Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Frictional Games

Amnesia: The Dark Descent (PC)

Metascore: 85
Best for: Fans of nightmare-inducing adventures
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Also available on: N/A

Amnesia: The Dark Descent might be one of the oldest games on this list, but it's also one of the most horrific. You'll play as Daniel, a character that wakes up in a crumbling castle without any recollection of how he got there. The rest of the game is spent exploring the haunted hallways and evading detection by the monsters that dwell within the walls. Everything about the game is absolutely chilling, from its grotesque enemy design to the chilling sounds that echo in the distance. Amnesia isn't for everyone, but anyone looking for a nightmarish adventure can stop the search here.

"This isn't a game, it's a trip into the human psyche's darker spaces. Not for the faint of heart, but horror junkies will lap it up." — PC Format


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Resident Evil Village

Capcom

Resident Evil Village (PS5)

Metascore: 84
Best for: Fans of survival horror
Where to buy:

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Also available on: PC, PS4, Stadia, Switch, XB1, XBX

Resident Evil games have always been a good choice for survival horror fans, and Resident Evil Village continues the trend. This installment has you jumping back into the shoes of Ethan Winters, although now he has settled into a calm new life in a quiet little village. Things escalate quickly when a visitor arrives at his door — once again thrusting him headfirst into a living nightmare. When you're not unraveling a new, nightmare-inducing mystery, Village will have you facing off against a litany of deadly monsters while also managing your scarce resources. It's not an easy game, but it's one that horror fans won't want to miss.

"Resident Evil Village is packed with replay value, rarely has a dull moment, and should leave Resident Evil fans excited for the franchise's future." — Game Rant


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A Plague Tale: Requiem

Focus Entertainment

A Plague Tale: Requiem (PS5)

Metascore: 82
Best for: Fans of emotional narratives
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Also available on: PC, Switch, XBX

A Plague Tale: Requiem might be the best-looking game on this list. Whether you're sailing across the ocean or sifting your way through crowded streets, the game is never anything less than a feast for your eyes. Its narrative is just as compelling as its world-class graphics, as you'll continue the story of Amicia and Hugo that began in A Plague Tale: Innocence. The two have fled their homeland in search of a peaceful future, but when Hugo's curse starts to resurface, they'll head out on another adventure to try and find a cure. Filled with tense stealth action and an emotional script, Requiem is a game that'll stick with you long after the credits roll.

"A triumph of a sequel that ticks all the boxes fans will be expecting and then some." — PlayStation LifeStyle


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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

The Astronauts

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (PC)

Metascore: 82
Best for: Fans of story-driven mystery games
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Also available on: PS4, Switch, XB1

Step into the shoes of Paul Prospero, a detective specializing in occult events, as he tries to find the eponymous Ethan Carter. The young boy has gone missing, and to make matters worse, there seems to be a string of local murders occurring in his wake. Offering a combination of puzzles and non-linear gameplay, you'll unravel a chilling mystery that requires you to keep an open mind about the universe and what happens after death. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter isn't meant to be a horror game, but rather an unsettling investigation with plenty of unnerving twists and turns.

"Fans of puzzlers, horror and story driven games alike will find enjoyment from Ethan Carter as it manages to be compelling, challenging, and terrifying, all at once." — COGconnected


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The Quarry

2K Games

The Quarry (PC)

Metascore: 79
Best for: Fans of narrative-driven horror games
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Also available on: PS4, PS5, XB1, XBX

The Quarry is a narrative-driven horror game that follows a group of summer camp counselors as they try to survive the last night of camp. A series of horrific beings have started to hunt the group, and it'll be up to you to make split-second decisions and get them home to safety. If a character dies, then you'll need to muddle through the rest of the game without them. That adds a level of tension not often seen in gaming, and coupled with a fantastic script and realistic graphics, it's easy to see why The Quarry is so popular.

"The Quarry's charming cast and eye-watering visual splendor are worth the price of entry alone, but its strong, varying plot is where it truly pops." — GameGrin


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Until Dawn

Sony Interactive Entertainment

Until Dawn (PS4)

Metascore: 79
Best for: Fans seeking more scares from Supermassive Games
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Also available on: N/A

Until Dawn is developed by the same team as The Devil in Me (Supermassive Games), so it should come as no surprise that it's a great fit for fans of the branching horror game. You'll be tasked with helping a group of young adults survive their trip to Blackwood Mountain, which quickly gets out of hand when one of them is chased out of the woods by a mysterious figure. Gameplay largely revolves around making snap decisions and resolving quick-time events, but it's the top-notch performances and script that make it worthy of your time.

"A damn near perfect game, which just breathes horror on every level." — XGN


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Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong

Nacon

Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong (PC)

Metascore: 66
Best for: Fans of vampires
Where to buy: Epic Games Store
Also available on: PS4, PS5, XB1, XBX

Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong follows three vampires from different clans as they investigate a series of conspiracies throughout Boston. If you're unfamiliar with the franchise, you'll be treated to a fascinating universe that sees vampires living secretly among humans, although each clan holds their own views on how the vampire world should behave. You'll navigate these conflicts while also attempting to solve a dramatic mystery that plays out as a typical narrative adventure. It doesn't quite revolutionize the genre, but its intriguing setting makes it a great option for fans seeking a unique story.

"Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong offers a deep RPG game and an engrossing story, with some well-designed puzzles along the way." — God is a Geek