New Series: Our Top 5 Horror Games Influenced by Resident Evil & The Last of Us

We are excited to announce our New Series, where we show you Indie games that were submitted to GDWC over the years that have been influenced by well-known games! Are you looking for new gems to scare you off? In this episode we are introducing our Top 5 Games inspired by Resident Evil and The Last of Us. Through this list you'll find horror vibes, environmental puzzles, strong characters who can overcome any near-death situations and zombies or some monster chasing. Keep reading to explore the depths of fear with us!

1. Alisa

Starting off with the first game on our list Alisa, which is a stylized, classic late-90s style horror-themed action adventure game set in a fantasy universe and it reminds us of PS1 era Resident Evil games. You play as an Elite Royal Agent called Alisa and you are chasing a wanted criminal, ending up in an old Victorian mansion. You try to find a way out while being haunted by materialized/mechanized doll-like humanoids.


The second game MADiSON is definitely the scariest game on our list! It is a first person psychological horror game, featuring disturbing gameplay and an unsettling and compelling narrative. You play as Luca, as you wake up in a mansion without being aware of how you ended up in that situation and the only way to end the torture is to follow the instructions of a demon.

3. At Dead Of Night

Moving on with the third game on our list, At Dead Of Night, which is part horror film, part horror game and part ghost hunt. It seamlessly blends live-action and graphics to create a unique immersive horror experience. You play Maya, a student trapped in a remote hotel run by a psychopath called Jimmy Hall. Jimmy has tied up Maya's friends and locked them in their rooms, with evil intentions. It reminds us of Resident Evil 1 on the PS1 where full-motion videos were included.

4. Not Dead Yet

Our fourth pick is Not Dead Yet, which is a 1-4 player co-op, fast-paced, rogue-lite FPS, with elements of deck-building and strategy that will test your skills in creating your own build while having to manage your resources and survive restless waves of zombies. The whole gameplay is influenced by Resident Evil's mercenary mode which has been featured in a lot of their games.

5. Zombie Simulator

Finally, the fifth game Zombie Simulator is changing things up on our list! You play as a horde of zombies, as you try to conquer the heavily defended city. You can grow your swarm of zombies, while trying to get through the waves of machine gun bullets, armored vehicles and anything you can think of that will try and stop zombies.

And there you have it! Those are our picks for the Top 5 Horror Games influenced by Resident Evil and The Last of Us. Are you brave enough to face the scary challenges you experience in these games? Check out our video and let us know what you think!