The Best Horror Games

Update : Exiled added at rank #33.
1

Alan Wake 2 (2023)

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PC Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X Playstation 5 Xbox Series X/s

Alan Wake 2 is a highly anticipated sequel that delivers a rip-roaring horror experience with innovative gameplay and storytelling.


What we like:
  • Innovative gameplay
  • Impressive graphics
  • Unique dual protagonists
  • Palpable atmosphere
  • Seamless transitions
What could be improved:
  • No objective markers

  • horror
  • thriller
  • survival-horror
  • psychological
  • narrative
  • supernatural
  • story
  • mystery
  • combat
  • cult
  • detective
  • fiction
  • episodic
  • action

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DREDGE (2023)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4 PC Windows

Embark on a unique adventure in Dredge, a game that combines fishing and Lovecraftian horror. As a fisherman, you'll catch fish, complete quests, and unravel mysteries. Upgrade your boat and equipment to face the dangers that lurk in the shadows. With captivating visuals and audio, you'll be immersed in this meticulously crafted universe.


What we like:
  • Relaxing gameplay
  • Captivating Lovecraftian atmosphere
  • Variety of fish and quests
  • Upgradable boat and equipment
  • Meticulously crafted universe
What could be improved:
  • Quests can be repetitive
  • Lack of depth in gameplay mechanics
  • Shallow storytelling

  • horror
  • inventory
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • mystery
  • management
  • exploration
  • simulation
  • psychological
  • lovecraftian
  • relaxing
  • open-world
  • grid
  • rpg

3

Resident Evil 4 (2023)

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PC Windows Xbox One Android Mac OS IOS iPhone Xbox Series X Playstation 5 Playstation 4

Experience the horror-survival genre at its finest with Resident Evil 4. As agent Leon S. Kennedy, you will be on a mission to save the President's daughter from a mysterious cult in a secluded European village. The modernized gameplay, updated graphics, and reimagined storyline add new life to this classic game. With terrifying locals to fight, it's a world where life and death, terror and catharsis intersect. Get the Deluxe Edition, and you get extra DLC packs, making the experience even more immersive.


What we like:
  • Satisfying gunplay
  • Thorough exploration with a lot of treasures and challenges
  • Reimagined segments with expanded areas
  • Improved handling of companion character Ashley
  • All-time action great with a balance of tension and cheesiness
What could be improved:
  • Controls may feel heavy
  • Dodging system can be frustrating
  • Over-explaining story elements detracts from the horror
  • Time limits for ranking rewards can be difficult to achieve without rushing through the game

  • survival-horror
  • zombies
  • horror
  • remake
  • inventory
  • shooter
  • action
  • classic
  • puzzle
  • boss-fight
  • cooperative

4

World of Horror (2023)

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Mac OS l PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Playstation 5

In WORLD OF HORROR you play as one of five unique characters on a mission to save the town of Shiokawa, Japan from Old Gods and monstrosities. The game draws inspiration from horror legends Junji Ito and H.P. Lovecraft, and with over 10 randomized mysteries and turn-based combat, this cosmic horror RPG will put your bravery to the ultimate test.


What we like:
  • Interactive Junji-Ito inspired mystery stories
  • Great aesthetic and music
  • Fun and replayable with multiple endings per investigation
  • Plenty of investigations
  • Meshes various nostalgic and pop culture elements into a text-based RPG
What could be improved:
  • Lack of depth and character in the writing
  • Occasional terrible sound design
  • Can become a tedious chore after a while

  • horror
  • rogue-like
  • turn-based
  • mystery
  • rpg

5

Little Nightmares (2017)

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Xbox One Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch stadia PC Windows IOS iPhone Android

Immerse yourself in Little Nightmares, a dark whimsical tale that will confront you with your childhood fears! Help Six escape The Maw – a vast, mysterious vessel inhabited by corrupted souls looking for their next meal.


  • horror
  • puzzle
  • platform
  • stealth

6

In Sound Mind (2021)

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Playstation 5 Xbox Series X PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Venture into the eerie depths of your own mind in In Sound Mind, a psychological horror game that will keep you on edge. Solve mind-bending puzzles, confront terrifying bosses, and unravel a well-written story all set to an atmospheric soundtrack. Brace yourself for unexpected twists and even moments of humor. And hey, you can pet a cat!


What we like:
  • Intriguing psychological horror theme
  • Engaging puzzles and unique boss fights
  • Well-crafted story blended with gameplay
  • Atmospheric soundtrack by The Living Tombstone
  • Moments of humor to lighten the mood
What could be improved:
  • First person platforming could be improved
  • Some plot details introduced too late
  • Backtracking and lack of clear direction can be frustrating
  • Gunplay and melee combat need refinement

  • horror
  • psychological
  • first-person
  • puzzle

7

The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes (2021)

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PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox Series X

Dive into the terrifying world of The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes. Navigate through a buried Sumerian temple, forge alliances, and make tough decisions that impact the narrative. Experience heart-pounding action, stunning visuals, and an immersive horror story. Play alone or with friends, and uncover the secrets of the temple. Will you escape the threat and survive the night?

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What we like:
  • Intriguing character dynamics
  • Engaging and impactful narrative choices
  • Visually striking environments
  • High replay value
  • Excellent acting
What could be improved:
  • Predictable plot
  • Stilted dialogue and voice acting
  • Uneven pacing
  • Limited gameplay innovation

  • horror
  • quick-time-event
  • narrative
  • interactive
  • war
  • military
  • choices

8

Yuppie Psycho: Executive Edition (2020)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox One PC Windows Playstation 4 Mac OS Linux Xbox Series X

Join Brian Pasternack on his first working day at Sintracorp. Uncertain, unprepared, and massively unqualified, will Pasternack have what it takes to shine in Sintracorp’s hierarchy? It all depends on how he performs on his first assignment… and whether he survives it.


  • horror
  • survival-horror
  • pixel
  • dark
  • anime
  • psychedelic
  • psychological
  • satire
  • puzzle
  • humor
  • blood
  • horror-comedy
  • dystopian
  • adventure
  • multiple-endings

9

Saturnalia (2023)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Mac OS Xbox Series X/s Playstation 5 Playstation 4

A Single-Player Survival Horror Adventure: play as a cast of characters exploring an isolated village haunted by an ancient ritual—but beware, its labyrinthine roads will change each time you lose all your characters.

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  • horror
  • survival-horror
  • mystery
  • maze
  • third-person
  • rogue-like
  • exploration
  • narrative
  • lovecraftian

10

Little Goody Two Shoes (2023)

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Xbox One PC Windows

Venture into the woods as you play Little Goody Two Shoes, a phantasmagorical horror narrative adventure where all your decisions matter!

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  • horror
  • dating-sim
  • anime
  • romance
  • narrative
  • visual-novel
  • lgbtq
  • adventure
  • rpg
  • puzzle
  • maker
  • exploration

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