Top 10 Best Horror Games

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The Top Ten

1
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.
[Newest]One of the most influential horror games ever, Silent Hill 2 is the one Silent Hill game that literally got everything right! It's pretty much the God of all horror games in a way!

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!

HeavyDonkeyKong


4Resident Evil 6
Maybe if "horror" meant awful gameplay, then yeah this game would be pretty scary.
Best survival horror action game ever made! Best story, best gameplay length, best characters :D Thumbs up for this game!

5Outlast
How is this not #1?! This game is INCREDIBLY realistic and yet still scares you!

Good storyline, great graphics, awesome gameplay, epic DLC.
The scariest horror game I've ever seen.
3D best Horror game ever!

6Slender
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

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.

Jammer196

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
I wouldn't consider this horror, unless you are talking about a hunter appearing out of nowhere. Other than that it's not scary. In fact its not even in the horror genre, I don't know why its up here.
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

11Five 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.
How is this 11? This game is amazing and not is it just frightning, its rumors and mysteries make it spectacular! If only foxy were a girl... Try to get this game way higher!
I like the chicken haha
[Newest]Best game ever. That's it.

12Slenderman the Arrival

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

14Alone in the Dark

15Penumbra: 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!

AlexandraMoonDust


16Resident Evil Outbreak File #2

17Doom 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!

18SCP Contaiment Breach
The problem with big industry horror games is that they're not even scary. This game got everything right about horror. You don't need jumpscares for horror. Jumpscares are for the weak. The variety of strange items is a bonus and the environment is extremely eerie. You never know when you'll see SCP-173 chilling around. Then you blink and you're dead. The blinking mechanic is brilliant and just adds onto the things this game got right. The game gives a sense of insecurity which isn't given with most horror games.

Cazaam

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.

19F.E.A.R
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

20Manhunt 2

21Silent 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!

22Silent Hill
Man, this game should be in te top of the list. The best Horror Game I ever played! Sorry for my bad English.

23Resident Evil: Outbreak

24Resident Evil 2

25Haunting Ground
This one is a masterpiece. Why it is not even in the top 10?

26Silent Hill 3

27Five Nights at Freddy's 2
This just is more scary than the first, but I like the time-feel of the earlier one. I actually feel it could be in the '90's and this game is to 2014-feeling for a game set in 1987.

lolfmn13

Best sequel to the best game ever.

28Resident Evil: Dead Aim

29Slender: The Arrival

30Painkiller

31Siren: Blood Curse

32Penumbra: Black Plague

33Resistance: Fall of Man

34The House of the Dead

35Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

36The Thing

37S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow Of Chernobyl

38The Dig

39Resistance 3

40Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly

41Silent Hill 5: Homecoming

42Fatal Frame

43Amnesia: 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!

44Resistance 2

45Condemned 2: Bloodshot

46Resistance: Fall Of Man

47Alan Wake

48Clock Tower 3
It is avery good game.

49The House of the Dead 2

50Alien 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

51Imscared: a Pixelated Nightmare
No other game uses YOUR OWN DAMN COMPUTER as a scare mechanic! So creative!

52ZombiU

53Sonic.exe

54Corpse 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.

Alpha101

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

55Mad 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.

Alpha101


56Condemned: Criminal Origins

57Resident Evil: Code Veronica

58Resident Evil Zero

59Alien: Isolation

60Alice: Madness Returns

61Aliens: Colonial Marines

62Buffy the Vampire Slayer

63Daylight

64Dead Space: Extraction

65Dead Space 2

66Dead Space 3

67Dying Light

68Elvira: Mistress of the Dark

69Elvira II: The Jaws of Cerberus

70The Evil Within

71Extermination

72The X-Files: Resist or Serve

73It Came from the Desert

74Metro 2033

75Metro: Last Light

76Resident Evil: Revelations

77Shadow Man

78Shadows of the Damned

79The Darkness

80S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky

81S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat

82Alien 3

83Alien Trilogy

84Alien: Resurrection

85Aliens vs. Predator 2

86Aliens Infestation

87The X-Files Game

88Five Nights at Freddy's 3

89Silent Hill Origins

90Obscure: The Aftermath

91Vampire Night

92Resident Evil

93Resident Evil 3: Nemesis

94Prototype

95Anna
Really good and DOWNRIGHT SCARY!

96Stalked

97Eyes

98Dreadout
This Indonesian horror game is pretty scary

99Fatal Frame III: The Tormented

100Resident Evil: Code Veronica X

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