Top 10 Best Horror Games


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Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Oh yeah, the fact that these creatures are just straight up stalking about in the dark while you wonder around in an abandoned castle filled with monsters that will kill you with no way to defend yourself whatsoever in the dark is totally terrifying! Oh yeah, and you deal with all this while losing your sanity, slowly slipping into insanity with every moment that passes by while you explore that God forsaken place! Not only that, but multiple gamers, including the #1 subscribed channel in YouTube, Pewdiepie, have gained fame from playing this game (or slender, but we're not talking about that) due to the horror they had to face and share with the internet. Yeah, this deserves this spot since so many people peed in their pants to escape this game.
This should be the first! This game is very scary, good atmosphere, good sound effect, good story, challenging... imagine that you don't have any weapon to protect yourself from monster.. I think this gane is not the first because this game is new, you absolutely have to play it
Nothing scarier than Amnesia in a dark room with a headset on. Be prepared to crap your pants playing this game!

2Silent Hill 2
By far one of the most scary and disturbing survival-horror games out there.
Great story, crazy characters, horrific environments, eerie atmosphere and what enemies make of Silent Hill 2 my all time favorite horror genre video game.
Surely a great game, it deserves the first place:). It is truely a game worth the invest your time in. Srry for bad englisch
Hell its the best, must be number one. It can give chills down your back. Environment is horrifying and dark, monsters scary and most of all pyramid head.

3Resident Evil 4
This is the best horror game ever created be sure to go toilet earlier playing this
The best game I have ever played in my life
I'm not much for violent video games, but love this game!


4Resident Evil 6
Best survival horror action game ever made! Best story, best gameplay length, best characters :D Thumbs up for this game!

Very suspensful, because, who wouldn't be scared when there's a guy with NO FACE stalking you in the woods? And scary drums in the background that come from nowhere?
Its one of the few games that actually scared me O. O
I have this game and I can't play it any more

How is this not #1?! This game is INCREDIBLY realistic and yet still scares you!

Good storyline, great graphics, awesome gameplay, epic DLC.
Scariest game I've ever played. Its graphics, the jumpscares, the atmosphere... I barely slept for a week! How is this not #1?
The scariest horror game I've ever seen.

7Resident Evil 5

8Dead Space
Dead Space is such an amazing game. The horror and skill required to play a third person shooter, combined with the kind of play style required for this game it is both challenging and fun for any gamer...

The game is refreshing and was a great start to an amazing series...

Should be higher, its just plain awesome.
I've never played the game, because I've heard it's insanely horrific.


Why is this not in the top 10? The most original horror game I've played.

9Slender: The Eight Pages
This game so scary you walk in the dark with only a flashlight and a camera trying to find 8 pages that are hidden in the woods WHILE BEING STALKED AND HUNTED BY A TALL MAN IN A SUIT AND TIE named Slender and when slender is coming closer to you your camera gets covered in static and a high pinched sound comes you see tentacles then the pitch gets MAX loud the screen goes dark then Slenders face is on the camera covered in static and then you DIE! SCARIEST GAME IN MY LIVE!
Cummon this is the game that really freaked me out

10Left 4 Dead
Probably the best zombie game ever made... Never get bored of this one
Best videogame ever and it seems to tie in with 28 days later

The Contenders

11Slenderman the Arrival

12Alone in the Dark

13Cry of Fear
Awesome game ever because it has many features and jumpscares I love it! Like you recieve messages on phone

I play previous version of this game. it's like a thriller game some places goast comes like a Hollywood movie... definitely I play this version you try it...
This game should be the first one on this list, if you've played it then you know what I mean, such a scary game with a great storyline.
This should be higher than all these games it scares the crap of me and it's so fun and the story line is amazing

15Resident Evil Outbreak File #2

16Doom 3
Doom 3 for its time had the best graphics and realistic lighting of any game, and was easily the scariest sci-fi shooter of all time. Even today, it's still a horror masterpiece. While not quite on the levels of say, Amnesia, the exceptional FPS aspect of the game makes up for it.

Imagine walking through an eerily quiet, dark, metallic, and claustrophobic corridor, flashlight in hand. The radio is now quiet after a good 10 minutes of hearing your fellow marines scream and desperately cry for help as they are brutally slaughtered. As you turn a corner, you hear a shriek behind you and instinctively turn just as a fireball hits you. You pull out your shotgun, but with your flashlight gone, you can barely see the thing that is rapidly approaching you, ready to pounce. As the 12-eyed demon slashes at your face, you fire and blow him to pieces, his body turning to a pile of glowing ashes as he lets out a final ear-splitting shriek.

I've beat this game so many times and while it does get less scary, every playthrough is pulse-pounding and exhilirating. Amazing game!

17Penumbra: Overture
This game is FUN, especially when it gets your heart racing. Good fun!
That's my favourite horror game on second place and it's very funny how I saw PewDiePie have been played it and when he saw a dog in his part 6 of gameplaying after he type the code, he said: Oh I forgot about the doggy, ooo ah! No, no, no, no, no girl screaming* and he insulted the dog "F*** you, F*** you" and he continue to screaming like a little girl and he made me laugh so hard, because from this moment!


18Silent Hill 4: The Room
I'm a cold blooded person who plays horror games to laugh actually however, this is the only game I could NOT play alone. Just.. Scary as hell.
Scared the hell out of me when I Played it first time... very disturbing and scary atmosphere and the jump scares are like AHAAHAAH!

19Manhunt 2

20Silent Hill
Man, this game should be in te top of the list. The best Horror Game I ever played! Sorry for my bad English.

21SCP Contaiment Breach
This game is brilliant, because you never know with terrifying monster you'll encounter! Will it be SCP 173 The statue? Or will it be SCP 049 the plague doctor? Maybe SCP 106 the old man? Who knows? I recommend playing it
One of the best horror games I know.

22Resident Evil: Outbreak

23Haunting Ground
This one is a masterpiece. Why it is not even in the top 10?

24Silent Hill 3

25Resident Evil 2

26Resident Evil: Dead Aim


28Siren: Blood Curse

29Resistance: Fall of Man

30The House of the Dead

31Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

32Penumbra: Black Plague

33Resistance 3

34Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly

35Silent Hill 5: Homecoming

36Fatal Frame

37Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs
Looking absolutely terrifying. The sequel to 'The dark descent', which is still the scariest game in the world, despite being 3 years old!

38Five Nights at Freddy's
The only game to leave me in literal tears, and I'm a 16 year old guy who listens to death metal.
I like the chicken haha

39The Thing

40S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow Of Chernobyl

41Resistance 2

42Condemned 2: Bloodshot

43Resistance: Fall Of Man

44Alan Wake

45Clock Tower 3
It is avery good game.

46The House of the Dead 2

47Alien vs. Predator
This game scared me on a few occasions such as when your walking along with your locator beeping on your assault rifle and the aliens jump out of the roof at you. Made me fall of my chair one night playing in the dark

48Imscared: a Pixelated Nightmare
No other game uses YOUR OWN DAMN COMPUTER as a scare mechanic! So creative!



51Slender: The Arrival

52Corpse Party
I do not own a PSP, so I have never played this. But I have just finished watching Cryaotic play this, and this game is easily the best horror game out there. Has a fantastic story, interesting characters, a creepy atmosphere, and more. I loved this game. I definitely recommend that you play it. Play. It. Now.


It's a wonderful story. the charecters reactions to the scary things around them is really nice

53Mad Father
Don't play PC games, so haven't played this one either. But I watched Pewidepie and Cry play this, and it was awesome. Great story. Only problem that I had with it is it was way too short. But that's the only bad thing about this game.


54Silent Hill Origins

55Obscure: The Aftermath

56Vampire Night

57Resident Evil

58Resident Evil 3: Nemesis


Really good and DOWNRIGHT SCARY!



This Indonesian horror game is pretty scary

64Fatal Frame III: The Tormented

65Resident Evil: Code Veronica X

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