Lost Grimoires: Stolen Kingdom (Xbox One)

Lost Grimoires: Stolen Kingdom (Xbox One)

You play Scarlett Everitt, an apprentice alchemist who has just finished 5 years at university and is returning home only to find that things have changed considerably in her absence. Keen to start working under the local master alchemist, you instead suffer an encounter with a mysterious stranger which triggers flashbacks to memories of your missing parents, and this is where the game starts. If it all sounds a little familiar, well that’s because it very much is.

Little Nightmares (Xbox One)

Little Nightmares (Xbox One)

You stand a child adorned in a yellow rain coat, the only piece of colour amongst a wash of browns and greys in a dimly lit room littered with cloth, cages and a suspicious man with clumsily long arms and a face wrapped in bandages. He’s known as The Janitor, and up until now other than the odd suspicious shadow or rodent he is the first resident of The Maw that you have encountered. He stands, facing away from you hurriedly gift wrapping dolls in cloth before impaling each parcel upon…

Narcosis (Xbox One)

Narcosis (Xbox One)

Horror games have focused on survivability traditionally, the fear of what could jump out around the corner or the worry of limited ammunition to be able to defend yourself against hordes of zombies or monsters. There are plenty of jumps or scares to be had in horror games such as Resident Evil or Silent Hill, but aside from a few change of underwear style moments, few games have been able to really get under the skin of the player and play on the brain like a well-made horror movie.