Top 10 Best Horror Games

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The Top Ten

1 Silent 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 it's 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.

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2 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!

I played it and I shat my pants so much, at some point I couldn't continue

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3 Outlast

Man, I can't forget my first experience with this game... It's still unsurpassed in terms of how sick and twisted it is. The scariest game made so far.

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.

Genuine horror right here...and on my face whilst first experiencing it!

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4 Dead 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.

First time I played it was on my home theater and total darkness. I almost needed new unaware! Amazing, best atmosphere ever

I've never played the game, because I've heard it's insanely horrific. - Jammer196

Best by far... on this list... Shouldn't alien isolation be on here? - molasses

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5 Five Nights at Freddy's

This game! Just, no! I got to the fourth night as I am typing this, and all I can say is no! This game isn't your average horror game, where you can walk around with a flashlight and get jumpscared while climbing up a ladder by some crazy alien and still be alive. This is a game where you can't move from your office chair and all you do is look at cameras, shut doors, and turn lights on/off. Doesn't sound scary yet? Well, there are four animatronics that have their minds of their own at night and try to break into your office and kill you. There is Bonnie the Bunny, the purple/bluish one that slowly creeps down the west hall to get to your office and jumpscare you while you are looking at your cameras. Often, you will see Bonnie at your door when you are flashing your lights, trying to see if any animatronic is there. There is also Chica the Duck, the yellow one that goes down the east hall and tries to break into your office. Chica attacking is a bit more rare than Bonnie attacking, ...more

I like the game, but I'm not a fan girl. I mean, it has a good and complex story (see Game Theory), but I'm still not a fan girl. - LaST_LiGHT

If you are talking about the original game, it isn't scary anymore, but back then, it was terrorifying. The gameplay was so unique and was never seen in a horror game, or any game. Nowadays, this is probably the last good horror series left.

Amazing backstory

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6 Resident 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

My favorite game of all time since I was 6

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7 Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly

The best horror games are made in Japan. This game has original gameplay, and original story.

8 Slender

Its one of the few games that actually scared me O. O

I have this game and I can't play it any more

GOD this guy just pops out of nowhere - RainbowArtist191

The nostalgia... this will always be my favorite horror game. - Smear

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9 P.T.

I cried

Do you guys play this game?
it's the best scary game everrr

10 Dead Space 2

The Contenders

11 The Last Of Us

This game isn't even a horror game.

12 F.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

13 Silent Hill

This game is very dated by today's standards and can be a lot to undertake if you've never played any other games like it before, however I must say that this game truly changed my life and the types of games that I was into when I first played it. I bought this game on the last day of 2012 on my PS3 that I had just got for Christmas along with the first Metal gear solid(my favorite video game of all time along with this and silent hill 2)and I was actually scared to play it because I had never owned a horror game before. When I finally got the nerve to play it it looked So old that I didn't think it was even gonna scare me at all. IT DID. This is still one of my all time favorite games even through it can be tough to follow at times. I love this game so much that I recently bought a mint condition original copy of it for the PS1(which I don't even own) just so that I could just so I could have it. If you are into adventure games this is one of the best, if you want a game with class ...more

This was the only game that I was scared to even play. Great story, great ambiance, great music, great puzzles.

Great suspense, great music and great horror - RainbowArtist191

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

14 Soma
15 Manhunt 2

That's Brutal

16 Slender: 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!

The whole slender series scared the heck outta me I can't play them anymore

THIS GUY IS SO NOR SCARY he's JUST A GUY IN A TUXEDO AND WITH NO FACE AND STALKS YOU IN THE NIGHT! YOU CALL THAT SCARY?! (yes) - RainbowArtist191

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17 Silent Hill 3
18 SCP Contaiment Breach

Arguably the most well made horror game of all time. It has an incredible atmosphere and is a fantastic adaptation of the SCP Foundation series. It is fantastically well made as well, with over 20 SCP's if I'm not mistaken, all acting like their SCP Foundation descriptions, especially SCP-173, SCP-106 and SCP-420-J. Yes, SCP-420-J is a joke SCP but it still matches the description. As a huge fan of the SCP series, this is on my personal top 10 games of all time and it's sad to see that it isn't even in the top 10 of this 'Best Horror Games' list

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

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

SCP-106 Is WAY to scary because he can go in his pocket diemension

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19 Left 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

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20 Neverending Nightmare
21 Silent 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!

THIS game is one of the most scariest games I ever played. The jumpscares are so creepy they scare the hell outta me and I almost made crap. This is like the Ouija 😬😬😬 - RainbowArtist191

22 Galerians
23 Siren: Blood Curse
24 Until Dawn

The definitive horror game experience. Everything is this game is just about perfect, with choices that actually matter and many collectibles to be found around the landscapes. It is not only one of the best horror games of all time, but one of the greatest games in general. It is gaming's best attempt at an interactive movie, and it is absolutely fantastic. The story is engrossing, the characters are all likable, the acting is top notch, the gameplay is extremely fluid and easy, and the game throws huge plot twists that will blow your mind. This game also LOVES to throw jump scares out at you a lot, so be warned. Also, a little tip for the PlayStation Camera owners: if you plug the camera in and have it face you, the game will record all of your reactions to the jump scares, starting the recording seconds before and ending seconds after, so it won't take up too much space on your hard drive. I love looking back at those and seeing how much of a puss I am. This game is one of the few ...more

Seriously, how is this not in the top ten? How is it possibly not even in the top 50?

Its not really the scariest horror game but the beautiful and best horror game

This deserves to be higher on the list. Slender isn't that scary.

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25 Cry of Fear

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

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26 Penumbra: Overture

This game is FUN, especially when it gets your heart racing. Good fun!

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27 Penumbra: Black Plague
28 Clock Tower
29 Resident Evil 2

Atmospherically amazing especielly for the time

30 Fatal Frame
31 Doom 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.

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32 Slender: The Arrival

This game is really so scary...
I still haven't completed it as yet - Ananya

33 Haunting Ground

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

Should definitely be in the top 10, it's brilliant.

34 Five 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

Why is the original in the top tens? This game should be in the top tens! WAY better then the original, and the most popular online, too!

Best sequel to the best game ever.

35 The Evil Within

so creepy!

36 Alone in the Dark

Terrifying why in the first minute these zombies suck you through the floor should be at least number 5

37 Clock Tower II: The Struggle Within

I heard this was bad...

38 Doki Doki Literature Club! Doki Doki Literature Club!

This isn't your ordinary dating sim game. The females there are so psychologically disturbing and mysterious. I love how the game presents creepy twists. Not to mention this game is FREE. I recommend people to download it on Steam. - MillieTrina_Prower

39 Resident Evil 5
40 Fatal Frame III: The Tormented
41 Alien: Isolation

How can it be on 45 it should be on the top 10

42 Illbleed
43 Siren
44 Bendy and the Ink Machine

One of my favorite horror games

The best horror game in my opinion! - SachiyoHasegawa

45 Painkiller
46 Slenderman the Arrival
47 D2
48 Resident Evil: Code Veronica X
49 Resident Evil Outbreak File #2
50 Corpse 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

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