6. Resident Evil 7 (2017)
Fans had to wait five years for another entry in the Resident Evil series, and that was after Resident Evil 6 was released with not-so-hot reviews. Fortunately, Capcom nailed it with Resident Evil 7.
Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6 were turning the franchise into a more action-oriented based series. However, Resident Evil 7 turned the wheel back around and returned us to its survival horror roots. Players were able to focus more on exploration than in the previous two games, along with solving challenging puzzles and fighting enemies.
Resident Evil 7 has us playing in the first-person view as Ethan Winters, who, like with most horror games, is frantically searching for his wife. Unfortunately, he’s searching for his wife in a plantation that is occupied by a cannibal family.
5. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (2016)
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice from Ninja Theory stood out this decade. It takes inspiration from Norse Mythology and Celtic culture. It then wraps this lore into a game that combines elements from hack-and-slash, puzzle-solving, and psychological horror video games.
Senua is on a journey through Helheim to rescue her dead lover from the Goddess of Death herself, Hela. What makes Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice different is its way of portraying Senua’s struggle with psychosis. Senua believes the condition to be a curse. She thinks he entity “Darkness,” is haunting her by manifesting voices in her head and memories from her past.