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While each game on its own is a great little horror tale, there is an overarching plot and connections to be made that are better left experienced than explained. This anthology is perfect for those who feel horror games eventually lose their edge the longer you engage with them. Of any game on this list, this is likely the most high profile. Certainly the most recent, Resident Evil 2 Remake is a re-imagining of the already beloved Resident Evil 2 from so many years ago.
While this new version ditches the fixed camera angles and tank control system of movement, it manages to retain the core of what made that game so horrifying and engrossing. The main location you explore is dim and in disarray, yet brimming with personality and details. Sure, it makes no logical sense why there would be puzzles to open secret doors in a modern city building, but looking beyond that is a satisfying test of exploration, puzzle-solving, item and resource management, and, of course, zombie combat.
You will slowly expand your arsenal of weapons and tools, only just enough to keep up with the threats, as you unlock more of the building in a very satisfying sense of progression. Unlike those games, this is a pure single-player, or co-op, survival horror experience.
Created by a small team of Swedish developers, Cry of Fear mixes a lot of inspiration from other survival horror games like Silent Hill and Resident Evil. The game focuses on exploration, combat, and puzzle-solving, as most horror games do. What Cry of Fear excels in, and what makes it stand out from the crowd, are the environments, realism, disturbing designs, and mechanics. Light, for example is cast from a cell phone that also displays text messages that give story tidbits, as well as horrifying warnings or messages.
The plot is easy enough to grasp. In Cry of Fear, you play as a year-old named Simon who is hit by a car. After waking up, he finds himself in his city, which is now devoid of most normal people and stalked by monsters.
You will swap between the more normal version of the world and a nightmare version, dealing with extremely limited resources and being led astray by messages trying to return home. The game is broken up into seven chapters, adding up to about an eight-hour experience in total, but with four possible endings. In fact, the dated look of it might even make it scarier now than it was then.
Genre Adventure. Developer The Creative Assembly. Release October 07, Alien: Isolation – E3 Trailer Official. Amnesia: The Dark Descent Trailer. Genre Puzzle, Adventure, Indie.
Developer Frictional Games. Publisher Frictional Games. Release September 08, Amnesia: The Dark Descent – Trailer. Platforms PC Microsoft Windows.
Genre Adventure, Indie. Release February 03, Phasmophobia Trailer. Our approach is quite flexible, allowing for any game that we think is frightening, and while some of the games here are ones you might not have heard of, they’re all ones that you can buy right now if they take your fancy. No need to bid for second-hand copies on ebay, which is a relief. We’ll keep updating the list with our favourite new horror games, and if you think we’re missing something then let us know in the comments.
Little Nightmares 2 is a fantastic follow up to the first Little Nightmares, as well as being a prequel no spoilers! It’s taken a while, and some replaying, to acknowledge that actually it’s probably better than the original – more polished, a more confident atmosphere, and better developed baddies. In Little Nightmares 2 you play as Mono, a boy with a paper bag on his head, and nightmares about a tall man and television screens inside that head. You’re also joined by Six, the protagonist of Little Nightmares, though at this stage she’s a bit less confident, and you have to work together to survive this grim, rainy world.
In the first game the hazards are uncanny grownups, but here there are enemies that are more straightforwardly authority figures like a Teacher with a long, snaking neck , or school bullies, or just unsettling metaphor – gangs of faceless, TV-addicted adults forming mobs. There’s also a lot of allusions to self.
As with Little Nightmares, monsters are very close to home. I can’t believe I didn’t add Old Gods Rising to this list ages ago, since it’s a fabulously unsettling game that stuck both in the mind and the craw, and is one of a tiny handful of Lovecraftian games that doesn’t become achingly unsubtle. You play as a historical consultant for the latest film by a maverick director, who is filming on location at Ashgate University.
When you turn up Ashgate is completely empty, the remains of filming equipment are scattered aroud, but there’s nobody to be seen. Except, maybe there is?
Was that someone in a high vis vest running around the corner? Old Gods Rising always keeps you unsettled. You’re never sure if you’re the subject of one big prank, or if something actually terrible is happening. After all, it would surely be a big ask for a fairly indie film production to build huge weird temples hidden around the university, wouldn’t it?
Or, maybe it wouldn’t. Maybe you weren’t supposed to stumble on that bank of monitors connected to cameras that are still rolling. Or maybe you were. Old Gods Rising a really great example of what I believe people call environmental story telling, and it deserved way more attention than it got on release.
In terms of games that you can play in a group, as if you’re sitting around scarfing popcorn and red laces and watching an actual horror film, it’d surely be hard to beat The Quarry. It’s a specific field, but a surprisingly wide one, and The Quarry is the most recent entry.
Play switches between a group of teens, each with their own hang ups and relationship woes, who have spent the summer as camp counsellors at Hackett’s Quarry. Having survived that, they must now survive an entire night in the surrounded creepy woods being chased by monsters. Play is a mix of creeping around exploring, and making timed choices in conversation or in QTEs.
These decisions stack, and can change the fate of your little gang. They’re fullly motion captured by a really enaging group of actors. Plus Ted Raimi is here.
Hey Ted! The confidence of the performances from all the actors involved make it a real wrench if they die, but some of the deaths are so absolutely over-the-top gore-fest style that they’ll make you laugh out loud and accept them out of respect for the design. And while The Quarry is leaning into tropes, it’s also not afraid to play with them.
It’s got a couple of surprises up its sleeves. A good horror story can teach you a thing or two, and Detention is not only a very good horror game, it’s also a game set in a time and place I knew very little about before playing. The player characters are students in a school, and become trapped there after-hours – but there’s more to worry about than the ghosts and ghouls stalking the corridors.
Detention takes place in s Taiwan during the period of martial law known as the White Terror and lands in the fine tradition of horror fiction that draws on anxieties and atrocities tied to specific historical, political and social realities. It’s essentially a point and click game, though the side-on perspective and control scheme suggests there might be more in the way of combat or stealth. There is some sneaking, as apparitions stalk the corridors and rooms, but most of your time is spent exploring and figuring out which item goes where so that you can make your way through the plot.
It starts with a school, but Detention will take you to other places. Darker, stranger and, at their worst, frighteningly believable.
Observer sounded dreadful when I first heard about it – dreadful in all the wrong ways. I hadn’t particularly enjoyed the developer’s previous release, art-horror walking sim Layers Of Fear, and initial press releases spoke of delving into unstable minds.
Here, I thought, is a game that will lean heavily on tropes about the criminally insane and cliche ideas about mental illness. How lovely it is to be proven wrong. Observer is smart science fiction first and foremost, with the horror emerging from the setting and characters. It’s a game about class, poverty, technology and bureaucracy that also has what may or may not be actual monsters. Mostly, it’s a visual masterclass though that uses its mind-hacking to conjure up scenes and distortions that are genuinely astonishing.
And while it does eventually lose its way a little, it does so without turning to all those cliches and stereotypes that I initially feared. Michael Lutz’s short Twine game has the pacing and logic of a nightmare. The choices that you make cause the story to be delivered piecemeal, each morsel adding to the sense of wrongness that comes to a head in a sequence that pushes the Twine medium to its limits. How much can be done with text, a few tricks of layout and design, and a simple sound effect not a screamer, not a jumpscare?
Enough to trouble sleep and keep the mind turning over impossible horrors and the insinuations that make feasible realities of them. Many of the games on this list overtly discard their psychological trappings – eventually, the metaphor is shown to be an actual monster. Sometimes, the most terrifying reveal is the discovery that the man behind the curtain actually was a man all along.
No wizard, no magic, no cult, no escapist fantasy. A hundred people might have a hundred interpretations as to the specific meaning of My Father’s Long Long Legs but most would agree that it’s a game that finds an absurd and lasting terror that is somehow recognisable. Fear of the known.
The idea that electric voice phenomena – the voices of spirits captured in recordings – is a powerful one because the possibility of fragmented communication from beyond is both reassuring and terrifying. Reassuring to think that some semblance of the self still exists and might make the effort to leave messages for those left behind; terrifying to think that those messages might be warnings or threats, and that they are an ever-present part of the white noise and electronic waves that are the background to our lives.
Sylvio requires the player to gather recordings in an abandoned park, which is drowning in a creepy red mist that would make Silent Hill flinch. There’s a smart interface for manipulating the recordings on a reel-to-reel player, altering the direction and speed of playback, and there are puzzles to solve, some clunky and weirdly out of place, others sinister and satisfying. The game’s effectiveness comes from its willingness to resist shock, relying instead on a gradually increasing sense of dread that eventually becomes almost unbearable.
In some ways, it’s regular horror fare: a seemingly idyllic town, dark supernatural forces, and a lost little girl to up the ante. But the way it blends classic horror stalking with more modern action elements — with a real sense of powerlessness to fuel the ongoing terror — makes this a must-play for fans of the genre. Dead By Daylight stands out in this list by being a horror multiplayer experience: one where a single player takes on the role of a savage serial killer while four others flee for their lives.
It’s a thrilling twist on usual PvP combat, with a host of original characters each with their own advantages in play as either a Survivor or Killer. There are plenty of tricks and strategies to execute in each map, with a character progression system that should keep you coming back.
Not only is Dead by Daylight one of our favorite horror games, but it’s also one of the best crossplay games right now too. Man of Medan is a choice-based horror drama that follows a group of young adults who undergo an underwater diving expedition in the South Pacific Ocean. But things take a turn and the group ends up on a ghost ship where their nightmares come to life – but things aren’t quite as simple as that.
In Man of Medan, your choices impact who lives and who dies. You can save everyone but you can also get everyone killed. What we love most about Man of Medan is that Supermassive Games leaned into the success of Until Dawn streams, introducing a Shared Story and Movie Night mode which allows players to take part in the interactive horror with friends.
Few mediums are as perfectly suited to horror as VR. The full-body immersion and restrictive viewing angles mean you’re never quite sure what’s around you, and make jump scares or surreal monsters all that more affecting. The Persistence is a smart VR horror rogue-like set in a monster-ridden spaceship. Your vessel has been pulled into the orbit of a black hole, and its interference is constantly jumbling up the layout of the ship, using procedurally generated levels to ensure you never know what’s going to be around each corner.
To top it all off, every time you die you’re transferred into a new clone of yourself — which would be handy if the other clones weren’t turning into massive misshapen monsters looking to murder you.
An innovative take on VR gaming that isn’t afraid to, you know, make you afraid. Though, it’s worth noting, you can play The Persistance without VR. Make sure to check out our roundup of the best horror VR games so more virtual reality scares. Dead Space, published by EA and developed by Visceral Games, is among the contemporary classic horror games.
The story, first set on an abandoned space vessel duh , takes terrifying twists and turns — most of which involve zombified aliens waiting around said turns. Following the formula established by Ridley Scott’s classic ‘Alien’ certainly helped — besides, the first Alien game to pull it off didn’t release for another few years.
All in all, Dead Space was one of the pioneering horror games of the modern era, inspiring a renaissance in the genre that hasn’t yet died down. That comes down to some simple tenants: a compelling story, believable visuals and proper pacing. And while we recommend the first game for the purest horror experience, you’re bound to get a kick out of its two mainline sequels too.
Resident Evil 7 was a breath of fresh air for an increasingly stale series, bringing in a modern understanding of both horror movies and games while managing to retain that very distinct Resident Evil feel.
Moving the perspective from third to first person also made the fear feel closer and more immediate, while leading the way to include a genuinely frightening VR experience to the game. With a great story and tight gameplay, Resident Evil 7 was the addition to the horror series we all wanted and feared we wouldn’t get. The success of the game, along with the recent remakes of earlier titles in the series, is enough to make us think Capcom will be giving us scares for a good while yet.
They had used the image of a small child in an unfamiliar and hostile place before in order to make our skin crawl, but Inside goes a step further. This is a game that is as visually haunting as it is viscerally unpleasant, as tense as it is intriguing.
Here, you have to solve puzzles and sneak your way past anything that could mean you harm, something this game has in common with the Little Nightmares series.
Of the countless games to use this precious creative license over the years, developer Creative Assembly is the first to actually create a game that lives up to it. The game takes place 15 years following the events of the Ridley Scott film, putting players into the space boots of Ellen Ripley’s daughter, Amanda Ripley.
Taking on a first-person perspective and squaring you off with a single xenomorph hunting you across a vast space station in darkness, Isolation nails what it felt like watching the film for the first time.
The Cat Lady, despite its complex themes around mental health and serious tone, is surprisingly simple to play. But beyond its traditional point-and-click adventure trappings is an affecting story, rooted in an authentic struggle of a woman who no longer wants to live.
Dead By Daylight launched in as a meager but well-meaning asymmetrical slasher horror game where various bumbling teenagers avoided gnarly eviscerations from archetypal slasher movie villains. Dead By Daylight continues to evolve on its premise, routinely adding new characters, features, and more to its rock-solid foundation.
Amnesia starts off with the protagonist, Daniel, waking up alone in a dark castle, Brennenburg. Wandering about the castle are other creatures that will give chase if they spot you. Your only defense is to run and often hide in the dark — a stark contrast to more action-oriented horror games like Resident Evil 5 which had come out the year before. Lovecraft will want to look into adding World of Horror to their list of scary games to play this October.
Set in Shiokawa, Japan, players are tasked with stopping the apocalypse by exploring various locations and fighting monsters inspired by Japanese horror manga and urban legends. It is, of course, a horror game, but World of Horror also adds elements from the roguelite and RPG genres. There was always something inherently creepy about being in a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant as a kid, a dimly lit, rat-themed birthday party center with sad pizza, a mostly broken arcade room, and a giant animatronic animal band that would shut down in between songs to stare into the souls of children with giant, dead-eyed looks.
Pathologic was ahead of its time when it was released way back in Set in a mysterious town beset by an unknown plague, Pathologic combines horror and mystery for a truly unique experience. Each day, new quests will be available that will take characters one step closer to the truth. Pathologic and its sequel Pathologic 2 truly excel at atmosphere. While jump scares are a bit few and far between, the overwhelming sense of dread will linger through your entire playthrough, and your time in Pathologic will burrow in your mind for much longer.
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Looking for the best scary games? Whether you’re into jump scares, interactive fiction, thematically interesting stories or just large men running after you with a chainsaw, we’ve filled this list with a wide variety of games that’ll hopefully freak you the hell out.
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If you’ve so far managed to avoid watching someone else play this Early Access phenomenon, and you want to be spooked, read nothing else and go figure it out with some friends. It’s best when you’re all learning, and being tormented by ghosts, together.
Capcom’s Resident Evil 2 remake does something that almost doesn’t seem possible after decades of horror games: it makes zombies seem scary again. The shambling horde feels properly menacing—seemingly unstoppable lumps of slow, shambling flesh that beat down doors, spill through windows and just keep coming. This is a return to the survival horror style that made Resident Evil famous, and a clever reimagining of one of its most iconic locations. It’s a treat for those of us who played the original, but also an accomplished and clever horror game in its own right.
If you prefer your scares in first-person, Resident Evil 7 also remains a grisly treat—especially the creepy first half. The murderous artificial consciousness paved the way for GlaDOS of course, but its the combination of meaningful character advancement, rewarding exploration, horrifying enemies and at the time the novel use of audio diaries that make System Shock 2 opens in new tab such a memorable horror game.
It was essentially Deus Ex on a spaceship—if you’ve ever played Deus Ex, or been on a spaceship, you can imagine how delectable that sounds. The best Alien game ever, by a long way, Alien: Isolation stars the smartest, scariest enemy in any game. The Xenomorph’s killer instinct is matched only by its curiosity. It learns more about the Sevastopol’s nooks and crannies as it hunts you over the course of 12 hours, ripping doors off closets and peering under tables in search of prey.
The motion tracker can help you to avoid its grasp, but it can sense the sound, and even the gentle green light of its screen, making every glance a risk. When the game forces you into the vents and you can hear the creature in there with you, Isolation becomes one of the scariest games ever made.
An eerie indie treat, Oxenfree stars a group of teens who become trapped on an island full of strange and mysterious happenings. The real joy is the banter between your friends and grudging acquaintances , which mimics the fast-paced witty dialogue of a good teen horror flick. As you progress, the island becomes increasingly strange and unnerving, and Oxenfree deploys some clever tricks to hold your attention and keep you second guessing throughout this ghostly yarn.
As a trial-and-error stealth game, Outlast 2 might not be for everyone, but thematically it’s among the more interesting games on this list. Playing as a journalist searching for a missing woman in Arizona, your wife is then kidnapped early on by a deranged cult, the origins of which are told through snippets of letters during the game. You navigate dark environments using the night vision mode of your camera, and it’s just scary as heck, with a whole village wanting you dead and some of the most gruelling imagery ever put into a game.
It’s not horror in the traditional sense—undeads, gore, teens making terrible decisions—but Remedy’s latest excels at surreal bureaucratic dread. As the new director of the Bureau of Control, you explore a strange, shifting office full of possessed workers, mysterious objects of power and The Board—an ominous inverted pyramid that speaks almost exclusively in synonyms.
And hey, if you do need some honest-to-god terror, just watch an episode of the game’s in-universe puppet show, Threshold Kids. Man of Medan, like most horror movies, is best experienced with mates.
You control a group of friends stuck on a ghost ship, exploring and making split-second decisions that may very well end in death. It’s a tricky ship where you can’t trust your eyes, or your co-op partner, who might be seeing something entirely different. It’s B-movie fare, but the jump scares are top quality and you’ll be a paranoid wreck by the end.
Darkest Dungeon is cruel roguelike where stress is a lot more trouble than the armies of monsters your squad will have to slay. There are plenty of external horrors, but it’s the impact they have on your adventurers that will unravel your journeys under the haunted mansion and beyond.
They’ll develop vices and fears and personality traits that make subsequent adventures harder, forcing you to find more and more victims to toss into the meat grinder.
An unrelentingly bleak platformer that puts you through a gauntlet of hellish imagery: creepy mermaids, security robots, people hunting you down, nasty weather and more that we won’t spoil here. Inside’s vision of a cruel dystopian world that’s out to kill you at all times is extraordinary, even if the moment-to-moment platforming is pretty familiar and can be frustrating. You’re mainly playing it to experience the setting, really.
See also Little Nightmares, a similar type of horror platformer that isn’t as scary but is arguably just as inventive.
But it’s also a tough one to pitch, because much of its terror lies in the surprises that shouldn’t be ruined by a meagre word-long recommendation. Know that it borrows from 90’s horror games via its aesthetic and fourth wall-breaking, file-bothering makeup; and that it consistently strives to surprise and keep players guessing.
Understand that it’ll play with your emotions, and drop you into a confused and confusing world while incessantly goading you till its final breath. Don’t expect jump scares, but do expect to be scared enough to jump from your chair.
If you think we’re at all grandstanding here, please be our guest and give it a try. We’ll be hiding behind the couch. A rhythm action nightmare in which you play a silver beetle speeding down a track into the mouth of a huge demented boss head.
Death comes quickly. Miss a couple of turns and you’re dashed into a million glittering pieces against the courses metal banks. Miss a beat in the gaze of the ring-shaped guard robots and they’ll hurtle towards you, lasers blazing. All the while the ambient soundtrack pulses uneasily and the the rhythms become faster, and more erratic. The effect is one of tense, compressed dread.
Probably best to play Thumper in short bursts only. It was the first game to really push the idea of horror narratives as subjective, fluid and untrustworthy things, with a story that invites interpretation and a semi-sentient city that warps and shifts itself to fit the damaged psyches of its inhabitants. The confusing cult nonsense of the first and third games was pushed to the backburner for the more personal story of a psychologically damaged widower battling his way through a foggy purgatory populated by zombie-things, dog-things, and whatever the hell Pyramid Head was.
Whereas the likes of Silent Hill and Fatal Frame rely on radios to alert players to otherworldly adversaries, Sylvio uses sound, EVP electronic voice phenomenon and audio manipulation as its central ideas.
Not only that, the game builds its entire gorgeously creepy world around this principle theme as players strive to uncover its backstories, bizarre plot twists, and insights into its unsettling unknown—all of which is backed up by some stellar voice acting.
Generic first-person horror this ain’t, and while it does occasionally force tedious combat set pieces upon players, it thrives in its quirky, idiosyncratic moments that are filled with atmosphere and character and dread. Sylvio is a thinking game and is unique within the horror genre. Horror games owe a significant debt to HP Lovecraft, and not just because he’s long dead and his work is out of copyright.
Plenty of games too many, really have included references to his brand of cosmic horror, but Anchorhead is more inspired than most, drawing from several of his novels and stories to tell the tale of the a married couple who have inherited an old mansion in a creepy New England town.
The sedate exploration of the game’s opening segments eventually give way to tense, turn-limited puzzles as you struggle to stop an ancient, possibly world-ending ritual from being completed. No pressure then. It’s free, and you can play it in your browser. Amnesia: The Dark Descent is great, but if you’ve already played it or don’t mind skipping ahead, the much more recent Amnesia: Rebirth is brilliant, too—and it even turns the horror up a few notches with a “profoundly disturbing” story, as Leana described it in our review.
Prepare yourself for an eldritch nightmare amid somewhat dated but still scary design and environments. Pathologic 2 is nasty. It will sit on your hard-drive like a gangrenous limb, in need of amputation. If this sounds like a criticism, it isn’t. Beyond the dirty, putrefied atmosphere, Pathologic 2 is weird and theatrical, frequently breaking the fourth wall and questioning your role as the player.
You have 12 days to save a town afflicted by disease, paranoia, mob justice, and paranormal happenings. That ticking clock isn’t just for show—events unfold in real-time and you have to make difficult decisions about what you want to do and who you want to save. It’s exhausting, yes. It’s gruelling, yes. But it’s also unique and unforgettable. Not content with resting on Shinji Mikami’s reputation—he’s the man responsible for the best Resident Evil games, as well as God Hand and Vanquish—The Evil Within 2 swaps the purer survival horror of the first game with a more open world full of grotesque and at times stomach-churning sights.
This is a psychological horror that aims to find terror away from pure jump scares. It’s intense, often thrilling and definitely ambitious. Of course, if you want the more traditional approach, the first The Evil Within is also worth checking out. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos should be a ripe playground for gaming scares. It rarely works out like that; the fiction often put to use in ways that fail to convey the sheer magnitude of its ancient and maddening horror.
Despite the bugs and the clunkiness, Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth is a first-person survival horror that both stays true to its source, and provides a multitude of ideas through its many and varied levels. You’ll go from escaping an assassination, to being hunted by cultists, to fighting off Shoggoths and Deep Ones.
Every minute, roughly fifty billion jump-scare-laden horror games are added to itch. Built on the shambling bones of the Half-Life 1 engine, Cry of Fear is at times an FPS, at other times a survival horror and puzzle game, and at all times a cinematically minded experience clearly inspired by the game it’s built upon. Many of the best horrors combine genres like this, from Dead Space to FEAR, so it’s great to have another horror game that understands the value of variety. FEAR is a better shooter than a horror game, but is worthy of note for referencing Asian cinema with its creepy villain, Alma, a little girl who can rip people apart with her thoughts.
FEAR also exploited the first person perspective to create jump-scares, using ladders and narrow corridors to funnel the player’s view through a rollercoaster of linear frights. You catch glimpses of Alma in the corner of a room as lightbulbs shatter, you’ll suddenly see her feet at the top of a ladder as you descend, and there’s a gratuitous corridor of blood, because The Shining deserves a nod every now and then.
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As the clock ticks, the chances of running into a ghost increase, and so does the danger. Sincethe duo has released over 15 micro horror games on Steam priced at just a couple of dollars. While these games might only be a few hours long, they pack a horrifying punch. One of the most well-known is Pv Convenience Store, where players take on the role of night-shift convenience store employee.
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