Hello Games' open world exploration game No Man's Sky isn't really a horror game, but it's newest (and free) update, Desolation, adds major Alien vibes and horror elements, including abandoned freighters to explore, hostile alien lifeforms and even The Minotaur, a mech suit that allows you to traverse planetary surfaces.
The Desolation update also features a very different style of gameplay. Alone or in groups, players can breach the airlock and explore the hazardous, procedurally generated, interiors of these derelict capital ships. The only trace of the crew is in logs they’ve left behind, a mix of procedurally generated and hand-written text that means each vessel has its own unique story for you to piece together.
The update also brings improvements and balance changes to weapons and enemies for a faster, more dynamic combat experience. Weapon balance, effects and feel have been tweaked to provide not just a more engaging combat experience on these alien infested frigates, but across the game as well.
No Man’s Sky is now available on Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.