Top 10 Best Horror Games


The Top Ten

1 Silent Hill 2

The monsters in this game are terrifying - ElSherlock

One of the best video game ever

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.

Not only the best horror game but the best video game ever.

2 Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Jumpscares: Almost nonexistent.
Atmosphere: You can cut it with a knife. Oh wait, you don't have one.

Yeah,but where is Sad Satan?

I agree with that lad,where is sad satan?

Servant Grunt is scary - ElSherlock

3 Outlast

This game is phenomenal the 2nd one is even better scare wise. Not as good story but I loved it. Definitely the scariest game of our time. Until dawn was also a good horror game though not scary it was a fun story.

Has the most twists and turns

This game came out on Nintendo Switch in 2018 - ElSherlock

Awesome hate the ending just play it u will see - KrauserFear

4 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

Stay away from the scary animals before they kill you!

Especially with all the deep lore

This is the first one which in my opinion isn't that scary if you want scare out of it I would recommend help wanted and if you don't have a vr the 6th,4th,or sister location

5 Dead Space

The music in this game is fitting - ElSherlock

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

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

6 Resident Evil 4

The game you can finish 20 times and still not get bored of it. A true masterpiece.

This should be number 1 horror best game - KrauserFear

There are numerous enemies in this game - ElSherlock

Best horror game

7 Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly

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

8 Slender

It was adapted to be a horror movie

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

This guy is so hard I can't even collect all of the pages!

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

9 P.T.

I cried

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

10 Dead Space 2

I played the game the scary part is when you are just walking the n 5 monsters come and attack you

The Newcomers

? Very Little Nightmares
? Ice Scream: Horror Neighborhood

The Contenders

11 The Last Of Us

This isn't a horror game - ElSherlock

This game isn't even a horror game.

12 F.E.A.R

This game has creepy environments and a terrifying ambient soundtrack - ElSherlock

Replace FNAF position with this. Seriously, how much fear do you have when you playing this game?

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.

13 Silent Hill

This is one of the finest early survival horror experiences ever made - ElSherlock

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

14 Silent Hill 3
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

Cummon this is the game that really freaked me out


17 SCP Contaiment Breach

The SCP models in this game are accurate and look similar to the actual designs - ElSherlock


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

18 Soma

SOMA Was the best horror Game I everp played.
The Story: WHOA!
The Gameplay: WHOA!
The Graphics: WHOA!
The Atmosphere: WHOA!


SOMA messed with me on a philosophical, existential level, that most horror games simply wouldn't attempt.

19 Neverending Nightmare

Oh no someone is behind meh I'm gonna burn yoou alaiiive

20 Cry of Fear

This game is free - ElSherlock

Free and really disturbing

Smart jumpscares,scary atmosphere,creepy monsters,interesting story,nice puzzles,intelligent monter chases,etc,etc,etc,this is by far my favorite horror game.

Best horror game is this

21 Silent Hill 4: The Room

Silent Hill 4: The Room is the first game in the series to feature a first-person perspective - ElSherlock

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 Left 4 Dead

There are numerous zombies in this game - ElSherlock

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

For this game to really fun you either need co op or online

23 Galerians

Mix together resident evil & system shock & throw some horror elements into a cyberpunk dystopia. It begins with a boy who has amnesia but has telekinetic powers and you got yourself Galerians.
Along with a decent story, needlessly challenging combat & a depressing atmoshpere.
It wont much frighten you as it will invoke a sense of overloomimg dread that'll leave you uncomfortable but with a small sliver of hope. You may find out who you really are.

24 Doom 3

It should be called legendary edition not bfg editiion - KrauserFear

Doom 2016 is Better but Doom 3 is good too

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 ...more

25 Penumbra: 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

26 Alien: Isolation

My my this game whoever play it remain on his or her heart forever - KrauserFear

This game was the one of the few horror games which really made my heart racing? Why so low on the list?

This game is Supper well maid! its top 5 Worthy!

Needs to be higher - Spiderman209942

27 Doki Doki Literature Club!

Disturbing visual novel ever!

Actually earns its scares, rather than just using gruesome imagery and gore (like some of the entries on this list). Should be top ten.

Kind of scary - ElSherlock

It's not scary but it gets weird by the time you finish the game. Everybody lags...

28 Bendy and the Ink Machine

This game is awesome, it has amazing taste of style, it isn't night shifts or run away from some demonish thing, you run away from your own creations. It's amazing to see how something so single like cartoons can make something so creepy, just like this.

This game is great. It has a very gripping story, an interesting concept, and a legitimately chilling atmosphere. - CrypticMemory

In my opinion is this the best horror game by far!

The Best game ever created

29 Resident Evil 2

Please try remake Classic solid game - KrauserFear

Atmospherically amazing especielly for the time

30 Clock Tower
31 Penumbra: Black Plague
32 Until Dawn

Best horror game of 2015 - ElSherlock

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

33 Fatal Frame
34 Five Nights at Freddy's 2

Good game, I love Foxy

My bestie is tonnie

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!

35 Fatal Frame III: The Tormented
36 Clock Tower II: The Struggle Within

I heard this was bad...

37 Slender: The Arrival

Scariest game from the Slender series! It’s so awesome! They put slender a face, he has a moving animation and more! I recommend you playing it! BEST HORROR GAME EVER! - Gabo147

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

38 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.

39 Baldi's Basics in Education and Learning

Hilarious school comedy game.

A bald man
A jumprope girl
A fat dude
A blurry face principle
A broom
A sock
A Monstrosity called First Prize

This is a parody game - ElSherlock

Slap me on the but baldi

40 P.T. Silent Hills
41 Illbleed
42 The Evil Within

I prefer the second game but I still think this should be higher in the list, it’s beautiful

so creepy!

43 Alone in the Dark

Its Creepy and has a good inventory system - Codename47

I liked the old alone in the dark for ps better

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

44 Painkiller

Haha the game kinda yup - KrauserFear

45 Granny

Hmm - ElSherlock

Not creepy, but definitely such amazing and nice

The spider creeps me out!


46 Siren: Blood Curse
47 D2
48 Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem

Truly the work of a genius. We need more horror games like this!

49 Dark Deception

It’s a decent game for me
And I can’t wait for chapter 4

50 Resident Evil 5
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