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Games Like 'The Quarry' to Play Next

When you finally roll credits on 'The Quarry,' discover these survival horror titles that will also haunt your dreams.

Jon Bitner
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The Quarry

2K Games

The Quarry is the latest title from Supermassive Games — a studio that excels at crafting narrative-driven horror games. This new adventure follows nine summer camp counselors as they fend off a flurry of supernatural threats and are forced to make split-second decisions to survive the night.

Although it's a video game, The Quarry appeals to both gamers and horror movie aficionados. In fact, you can enable a Movie Mode option to remove all gameplay elements, turning the game into a six-hour film. The fact that Supermassive Games felt comfortable adding this feature is a testament to The Quarry's storytelling and voice acting chops. And with such big names as David Arquette, Ted Raimi, and Ariel Winter playing key roles, it should come as no surprise that the hybrid movie/game managed to earn a favorable 80 Metascore.

Blockbuster type scares and Hollywood-caliber acting are important aspects of The Quarry, but gameplay didn't get forgotten in favor of storytelling. You'll be tasked with cautiously exploring a series of nightmarish landscapes, from dark forests and creepy cabins to abandoned highways and more. As you interact with the world around you, you'll periodically need to make critical decisions — although you'll only have a few minutes to plan your next move. Make a wrong move, and your game could come to an end sooner than expected. Multiple endings are also unlockable depending on how you play.

When you finally roll credits on The Quarry, there are plenty of other games you should check out. A few come from the Supermassive catalog, while others are iconic survival horror titles that'll haunt your dreams long after you put them down.

Here are 10 games like The Quarry to play next, listed by Metascore.


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The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series

Telltale Games

The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series (PC)

Metascore: 89
Best for: Fans seeking an emotional narrative and incredible script
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Also available on: iOS, PS3, Switch, XB360

Set in the same terrifying universe as Robert Kirkman's comic, The Walking Dead: A Telltale Game Series is more than just a zombie game. Instead of gunning your way through legions of undead, you'll be treated to a narrative adventure filled with impossible choices. It plays out much like The Quarry, with large cutscene segments littered with dialogue options, branching options, and multiple endings based on your playstyle. It's all brought together with a striking art style that brings its emotional narrative and memorable characters to life. The entire series will take at least 12 hours to beat, although completists will probably end up sinking more time into its terrifying world.

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


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Heavy Rain

Sony

Heavy Rain (PS3)

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

Having launched in 2010, Heavy Rain is finally starting to show its age. But while some portions feel a bit dated, there's no denying it was ahead of its time. The game revolves on the search for the Origami Killer, with four different characters taking lead on the action. Its nuanced narrative is just as compelling as it was a decade ago, and somehow its life-like graphics still hold up to modern expectations. Gameplay largely boils down to inspecting your environment and performing quick time events, but a stellar plot and chilling environments make this a great follow-up to The Quarry.

"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: Those who want to ride an emotional rollercoaster
Where to buy: Steam
Also available on: iOS, PS4, Switch, XB1

Gone Home is a chilling exploration game that'll run you through every emotion under the sun. You'll play as a young woman that's coming home after an overseas trip — although she arrives to a house that's unexpectedly abandoned. What follows is a player-driven story that slowly unfolds as you explore the house, discover its secrets, and piece together a chain of chilling secrets. At times the game is inspiring and exciting, but other moments are fraught with terror and remorse. There's little to no combat to be found, although its memorable tale alone makes Gone Home worth a download.

"In Gone Home, there are moments of fear, moments of joy, moments of sadness, and moments of peace. In the end, there is acceptance, the kind which comes from a tale naturally concluded." — Hooked Gamers


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Resident Evil Village

Capcom

Resident Evil Village (PS5)

Metascore: 84
Best for: Fans of survival horror
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Also available on: PC, PS4, Stadia, XB1, XBX

Resident Evil Village throws Ethan Winters back into the chaos. He explores what looks to be in a picturesque town in the mountains, although it doesn't take long for undead of all types to begin hunting him down. Combat is methodical and visceral, and the scarcity of useful supplies only adds to the tension — using ammo and healing items isn't a task to take lightly. Adding to the nightmarish tone are gorgeous graphics on new-gen consoles, along with a first-person perspective that never gives you a reprieve from the horror.

"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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Alan Wake

Epic Games

Alan Wake (XB360)

Metascore: 83
Best for: Fans of cult-classic thrillers
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Also available on: PC

Alan Wake tells the story of an author whose wife mysteriously disappears while on vacation. To make things even more confusing, he begins finding pages of a story supposed written by him — although he has no recollection of writing it. The psychological storyline is incredibly haunting and only becomes more disturbing the more you play. Gameplay is tense but methodically, with few weapons at your disposal and a heavy emphasis on exploration and discovery. If the original feels a bit dated, you can check out the new Alan Wake Remastered.

"A brilliantly told story, excellent voice acting, and an atmosphere so unnerving you'll sleep with the lights on for a month." — The Escapist


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Until Dawn

Sony Interactive Entertainment

Until Dawn (PS4)

Metascore: 79
Best for: Fans of narrative-driven horror games
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Also available on: N/A

Until Dawn is another horrific adventure from Supermassive, and it serves as a spiritual prequel of sorts to The Quarry. It follows eight friends who become trapped on a mountain during what was supposed to be a relaxing retreat. And much like The Quarry, you'll experience the action through each of their eyes — and your decisions will determine which characters survive the horror that surrounds them. A big draw to Until Dawn is its multiple paths through the game, meaning you'll want to dive back in for another run after reaching the end.  

"Breathes horror on every level. The game puts you in control of a group of teens and terrifies you while doing so." — XGN


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Back 4 Blood

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Back 4 Blood (PC)

Metascore: 77
Best for: Fans of cooperative shooters and zombies
Where to buy: Steam
Also available on: PS4, PS5, XB1, XBX

Back 4 Blood is radically different from The Quarry, although it'll still give you nightmares and cause your heart to skip a few beats. This FPS game is driven forward by its adrenaline pumping action instead of a tight narrative. You and a few friends will try to work your way from one safe house to the next, with hundreds of undead standing between you and your goal. Teamwork is the key to success, although even the best laid plans will still expose you to horrific monsters, nightmarish environments, and action sequences that'll test your reflexes. There's also a unique AI Director that throws different obstacles your way based on how your team is playing.

"Thanks to the AI Director, incredible atmosphere and great pacing, Back 4 Blood is a triumphant return for Turtle Rock." — God is a Geek


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Dying Light 2: Stay Human

Techland

Dying Light 2: Stay Human (PS5)

Metascore: 76
Best for: Fans of fast-paced action
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Also available on: PC, PS4, XB1, XBX

Dying Light 2 is a survival horror game that plays at a breakneck pace. One moment you'll be sprinting across rooftops, the next you'll be smashing an axe into a zombie's skull. The fluid movement system is the star of the show for most of its 60-plus hour runtime. When you're not weaving around obstacles like an acrobat, you'll find yourself in the middle of an apocalyptic story that helps drive the action forward. It's not as strong as the narrative in some other games on this list, but its beautiful (but destroyed) world and kinetic combat can make up for the shortfall.

"The parkour is refined, the combat is great and the city is lively enough to keep you entertained for a long time." — PlaySense


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Beyond: Two Souls

Sony

Beyond: Two Souls (PS3)

Metascore: 70
Best for: Fans of memorable characters and gut-wrenching decisions
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Also available on: PC, PS4

Beyond: Two Souls has a cast list that rivals The Quarry: Elliot Page and Willem Dafoe headline the game, which tells the tale of Jodie Holmes — a young adult that has supernatural powers thanks to her connection with the mysterious Aiden. The interactive drama plays out like many others on this list, with decisions thrown your way as you explore the environment. You also have the option to dive into some local co-op, giving a second viewer a chance to become an active part of the narrative.

"One of the most poignant and enthralling stories we have encountered in a video game, capable of stirring up the same depth of emotion as…film and literature." — Digital Spy


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The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan

Bandai Namco

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan (PS4)

Metascore: 69
Best for: Fans of supernatural thrillers
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Also available on: PC, XB1

Man of Medan is the first game in The Dark Pictures Anthology, a cinematic horror series that offers the usual Supermassive tropes. This installment follows five friends that are out on a diving expedition, which (of course) turns into a deadly fight for survival. Pirates, long-lost treasure, and supernatural beings are all at the heart of the narrative — one that's best experienced without any spoilers. And if you enjoy this nightmare-inducing game, you can check out Little Hope and House of Ashes for more Dark Pictures Anthology action.

"A good start for the Dark Pictures Anthology and another solid, entertaining horror experience for Supermassive Games." — Eurogamer Italy