We went through some good horror games for you near the end of 2021. Visage is one I recently mentioned, and it could be a game you’ve overlooked. It launched in 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Steam and since then it’s received a native upgrade for both Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5. It’s the focus of today’s article as well and all footage captured is from the PlayStation 5 version. If you owned the game and had forgotten about it, it has a free console upgrade for next-gen hardware.
Visage is developed and published by SadSquare Studio. So how do they describe their horror title? Well, they state it is a “first-person survival/psychological horror game that takes place inside a vast house with a terrible history, a timeline marked again and again by death. Some of the families who lived here were brutally murdered, some of them went insane, many committed suicide”. Though if you also want to know what inspired this we can tell you that the famous Silent Hills demo P.T. is clearly one of the inspirations. Also mentioned were games like Phantasmagoria and Amnesia: The Dark Descent. They also list films such as The Grudge. However, you may be wondering what the gameplay is like.
I’ve played this originally on the PlayStation 4 Pro and again on the PlayStation 5. It was briefly in Game Pass so I had a chance to have a look at the version on Xbox Series X. For the PlayStation 5 versions it now supports the DualSense controller. It supports the adaptive triggers and haptic feedback. The game has improved loading times and runs at 4K 60 FPS. So we see from the video before how well it runs. Let’s look at some screenshots of the game.
It is a creepy, very dark horror. If you have played the P.T. demo you will have a good feel of how this is. Evil Inside is another game in the psychological horror genre, and this will sit alongside it. Even with next-generation upgrades, this is likely to be the best version of this well, particularly in a console environment. I’d have to say that it’s still a game in the genre I’d recommend.