Top 10 Best Horror Games

The Top Ten

Silent Hill 2 Silent Hill 2 Product Image

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.

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

Amnesia: The Dark Descent Amnesia: The Dark Descent Product Image

The only game that made me jump and I don't really get scared of anything

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.

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

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

Outlast Outlast Product Image

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.

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.

Five Nights at Freddy's Five Nights at Freddy's Product Image

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 grew up loving this game and still looking forward to the new game

The first time I saw this game was when I was only 4 years old, my cousin showed it to me because he like to scare me a lot, and I WAS scared of it, at first, when I turned 6 I decided to try some of the the demos, and sense I was only 6, I was still pretty scared. But now I'm 9 and I've played all the different versions, Fnaf 1,2,3,4 Sister Location, And Fnaf Pizza Simulator, and I even know the whole back story.So yeah, I love this game and its very important to me because I have known it for the majority of my life so far, Thank you Scott for making this game!

While most horror games show no promise and are about zombies and evil dead and what not. Five nights at freddy’s is actually not that stupid! 1)There is great story in it. 2) The graphics are good. 3) There is actually bits and pieces of a story and that is why it is much better than the other games 4) The characters are relatable. And 5) the parts and places look and relate to a lot of things today

Dead Space Dead Space Product Image

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?

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

Resident Evil 4 Resident Evil 4 Product Image

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

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!

Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly Product Image

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

Slender Slender Product Image

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

GOD this guy just pops out of nowhere

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


It's everything that makes a horror game terrifying all shoved into one game, there is no safety.

I cried

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

Dead Space 2 Dead Space 2 Product Image

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

The Newcomers

? Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator

The Contenders

The Last Of Us The Last Of Us Product Image

This game isn't even a horror game.

This isn't a horror game

F.E.A.R F.E.A.R Product Image

This game has creepy environments and a terrifying ambient soundtrack

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

Silent Hill Silent Hill Product Image

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 is one of the finest early survival horror experiences ever made

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

Silent Hill 3 Silent Hill 3 Product Image
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


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

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

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.

Manhunt 2 Manhunt 2 Product Image

That's Brutal


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.

Silent Hill 4: The Room Silent Hill 4:  The Room Product Image

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

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 😬😬😬

Neverending Nightmare Neverending Nightmare Product Image

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

Left 4 Dead Left 4 Dead Product Image

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

There are numerous zombies in this game

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

Cry of Fear

Free and really disturbing

Best horror game is this

This game is free

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

Doki Doki Literature Club!

DDLC has had an incredible amount of thought put into it, and that really shows in the game. You originally believe that it is just a typical dating sim with a neat poetry mechanic, before the charming mask of the beginning is slowly peeled off to reveal a terrifying other side to the characters as they are manipulated to their untimely ends. Truly an amazing horror, should be ranked higher.

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

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.

Number 35? That is insane.
There is a lot of unnoticeable depth in this game that flies over the average player's head. I especially loved how Monika was self-conscious she was truly alone, and hacked the game from Steam. That probably means she logged into your account. I loved how she changed all the characters at her will. Who can forget the ending song either? Just perfect.

Doom 3 Doom 3 Product Image

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

Doom 2016 is Better but Doom 3 is good too

It should be called legendary edition not bfg editiion

Galerians Galerians Product Image

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.

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