Man of Medan is the brand new horror game from Supermassive Games where you play as multiple characters through a boat trip that has taken a turn for the worse. So far the game has been well received, and to the delight of many fans, Supermassive has said that their latest release is the first part of the developer's Dark Pictures anthology.
Until the next of the Dark Pictures titles is released though, you might be wondering if there are any other games like Man of Medan that are worth checking out. Lucky for you, we have put together a list of 10 horror games to play if you loved Man of Medan.
10 Until Dawn
Starting off the list is Until Dawn which was also developed by Supermassive and released in 2015 exclusively for the PS4. Until Dawn's cast features well-known actors like Rami Malek and Hayden Panettiere and is a clear precursor to Man of Medan both in terms of gameplay and storytelling style.
It is worth noting that due to these similarities it could mean that Until Dawn might feel a bit unrefined to some players when compared to Man of Medan, but overall the game is well worth your time and a great homage to classic slasher films.
9 The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead was an episodic game that started in 2012 and was based on the extremely popular zombie comic book series of the same name. Each batch of episodes was released in seasons, and the now closed Telltale Games developed the game.
Like Man of Maden, The Walking Dead is a third-person narrative-driven game with minimal gameplay and a focus on player choice. If the idea of jumping into a multi-season series sounds a bit overwhelming, the title's first season is considered one of the best and is relatively self-contained.
8 Hidden Agenda
Supermassive Games is once again making an appearance on this list with their game Hidden Agenda. Like Man of Medan and Until Dawn, Hidden Agenda is a third-person adventure game, but its scares come in the crime thriller variety.
Additionally, Hidden Agenda differed from past Supermassive titles because the game incorporated a multiplayer voting system for the decisions in the game. This feature allowed more players to have a direct influence over the story and is likely where many of the ideas for the multiplayer in Man of Medan came from.
7 Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors is the first game in the Zero Escape franchise and combines Saw-esque puzzle rooms with visual novel-style storytelling. The game also gives players one of its multiple endings depending on the choices made throughout the story similarly to Man of Medan.
Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors was originally released for the Nintendo DS, but if you are interested in playing the game, it will probably be easier to pick up the PS4 or PC re-release.
Moving away from the other games on this list in terms of gameplay, Vampyr is a third-person action game, but it still places an importance on player choice and how it affects the story. Players are placed in the role of Jonathan Reid, a doctor who has been turned into a vampire and must now learn how to live with this sudden change.
Vampyr primarily takes place in the game's open-world, as this is where players can collect information on various NPCs to decide which characters Dr. Reid will feed on to stay alive throughout the game.
5 Heavy Rain
Up next on the list is Heavy Rain which in many ways was one of the first games to really popularize the interactive drama genre that Man of Medan also fits into. Heavy Rain does swap the more fantastical horror elements seen in many Supermassive titles and instead focuses on a true crime story centered around catching the Origami Killer.
The game was first released on PS3 in 2010 but don't worry if you do not have the last-gen system as the title has been re-released for the PS4 and PC.
Once again moving away from the interactive drama style of gameplay, Oxenfree is a 2.5D adventure game with a story centered around the supernatural occurrences of a mysterious island. Oxenfree's main cast of characters is made up of a group of friends who have decided to travel to the island to throw a party.
The game's writing is heavily inspired by popular coming of age films and mostly is delivered through conversations between characters. Players are placed in control of Alex and are able to influence the game through their dialogue choices.
3 Gone Home
Gone Home's legacy tends to be summed up as the game that popularized the walking simulator genre, and while this is true, it also includes some fantastic horror elements based around the relatable creepy feeling of being alone in a house at night.
The game does differ from Man of Medan when it comes to the importance of player choice, but Gone Home still provides you with a great deal of agency as the story plays out at the pace at which you explore the environment.
2 What Remains Of Edith Finch
What Remains of Edith Finch is an adventure game that explores the deaths of various members of the Finch family through short gameplay segments with a variety of mechanics and art styles. Players begin these segments by exploring the Finch house in first-person as Edith Finch who is seeking more information about her family.
Fans of Man of Medan may initially be hesitant to try a game with so many different styles of gameplay, but learning more about the Finch family's story and the engrossingly gloomy and creepy tone of the game should keep players interested.
1 The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter
Finishing out the list is The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, which is a first-person horror adventure game centered around the disappearance of a child named Ethan Carter. Players play as Paul Prospero who is investigating what happened to Ethan and begins to uncover disturbing paranormal activity surrounding the town the boy is from.
The game emphasizes player choice like Man of Medan but does this through the game's world rather than story decisions. From the start, the open world is free to explore and doing so reveals not only the game's story but also how you can interact with the world.