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Doki Doki Literature Club is the kind of game where the moment it ended, I wanted to spend more time with its characters. Although I'll never be able to play it for the first time again, here are a few games you can check out if you're also yearning for a similar experience.

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Alien Isolation is one of my favourite games ever. I tell people this all the time, I discuss the game in depth, I recommend it to everyone -- only, I've never actually finished it.

The game is just so long -- which isn't a bad thing when you like a game, but with a genre like horror, sometimes shorter is better. In fact, the genre is just crawling with amazing, contained experiences, many of them free to download: here are my favourite six.

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Oxenfree is one of my favourite games of 2016 so far and, while playing it, I did openly wonder why the hell it wasn't released on consoles.

Now Sony has announced that Oxenfree is coming to the PlayStation 4.

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Just over a month ago I put together a list of my ‘most anticipated’ games of 2016.

It was tough. Surprisingly tough. Dark Souls III? Of course. No Man’s Sky? Yep. The Last Guardian? I have my doubts about that one...

Compared to the list I might have made in 2015, 2016 seemed a little sparse.

Here’s what I wrote. I said: “I suspect 2016 will be defined by the surprise packages, the games we don’t even know about yet.”

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Oxenfree won't make you scream. It's not that type of horror game, if it's even a horror game at all. It's not the sort of game that Let's Players and Twitch streamers will milk for entertaining jump scares. Instead, Oxenfree will stick in your mind and leave you unsettled when you're trying to sleep. It'll make you care about seeing its characters safely through its trials. More than anything, Oxenfree will have you coming back for more.

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2016 is looking to be an odd one for game releases, at least from this side of the year. Big AAA releases are few and far between, with no hugely anticipated games like last year's Fallout 4. Even Assassin's Creed is rumoured to be giving it a miss. In fact, one of the year's most anticipated games is No Man's Sky, being developed by a small team over in the UK. 2016 could easily turn out to be a great year for both indies and new IPs.

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There isn't a great deal of games out there trying to nail the teen thriller/slasher vibe, and the fact that Until Dawn did it so well has resonated with a lot of people.

But come January next year, you'll probably have exhausted all the dialogue choices and totems in Until Dawn. You'll need something new to play. Fortunately, OXENFREE might be just the ticket.