Top 10 Best Horror Video Games

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.

Silent Hill 2 isn't just the scariest game ever made. It is the most disturbing game ever made. It gets into your mind and goes for a purely psychological horror instead of the usual and tired jump scares.

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!

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.

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.

That's my favourite horror game, I have this game on computer and I am very proud of Amnesia the game, because it's very scary, but it has perfect quality and great story! Every day I play it before sleep and around afternoon when I am alone or I am with my friends!

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

Definitely Amnesia, you can't fight back nor can you kill it, and with the creepy background sounds along with the music, it is the most terrifying game ever. Adds even more to it with headphones on for the best experience.

3 Outlast

Best horror game by far in my opinion. The story is good, the scenarios are horrifying and the gameplay is great. Makes you feel very invested and really brings you into the game.

Would 100% suggest playing this game if you love survival horror games, or just horror games in general.

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.

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.

I can't understand how this isn't at least in the top 10 on this list. The story, atmosphere and pacing suck you in and keep you riveted to the screen until the very end. And even a bit after that too! Dead Space is by far my favorite Survival/Horror game out there.

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.

5 Resident Evil 4

Great atmosphere. RE5 was good only with Co-Op, and RE6 was a generic action game. RE7 plain sucked. It was more like Outlast or something, where are the characters of the RE series? Resident Evil is dead.

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

I'm not much for violent video games, but love this game!

So excited for the remake!

6 Five Nights at Freddy's

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

To be honest, I love watching theories about FNaF and make theories. I don't even play the game, I just want to know all the secrets about it. It's so mysterious, and the backstory is scarier than the game in my opinion. It's about a Chuck E Cheese-like restaurant. The animatronics are just normal animatronics that sing, dance, etc. They were normal, until the Purple Guy came. So, there are the four main animatronics, Freddy, Bonnie, Chica and Foxy, but there's also Golden Freddy, which is a hallucination that the night guard sees rarely. The Purple Guy is an employee in this restaurant, but one night when it was a child's birthday, Purple Guy killed four children, and also his son (we don't know why). After that, there's this puppet called Marionette, and when the restaurant was closed, Marionette stuffed the bodies into the four animatronics, and it stuffed the son of Purple Guy into Golden Freddy, which was an old animatronic with no endoskeleton they used in an older restaurant ...more

Fnaf is by far my favorite horror game due to the fact of jumpscares, multitasking, the twisted backstory of murders, spine chilling laughs, and great but creepy animatronics coming for you. They see you as an endoskeleton and try to forcefully stuff you into a spare Freddy suit! Not scary yet? Try Fnaf 4 with their twisted faces, sharp claws, and teeth. Still, want more? Try Sister Location or Fnaf 3. They give the chills of a lifetime. Great game and the whole reason I love horror up to today!

This game isn't scary at all. IT IS CREEPY AND FRIGHTENING! If you want to get rid of your hiccups, just play FNAF 1, 2, 3, 4, or Sister Location. They will scare those hiccups right out of your body, my goodness! What makes the game scary is that you are the only one running the security room, by yourself in the dark, with ONLY 100% of electricity, for "6 hours" (30 minutes), with a 95% chance of being stuffed into an animatronic suit, with dead children. And not knowing when an animatronic will jump into your face? that's just wrong, and creepy. You have a 95% of dying each time you play it. GOSH!

7 Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly

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

8 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.

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

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

9 F.E.A.R

This should be higher, sure graphics maybe a bit outdated on 1 but 2 was a perfect mix of horror and action, 3 was... well ig better for co op but horrid due to another company taking over. But this game scared me a lot as a kid and the AI is better than most games today. Should be in the top 5 if not 1st

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.

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...

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

10 Slender

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?

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

The Contenders
11 Dead Space 2

The best game to get easily scared and pee your own pants.

12 P.T.

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

13 Silent Hill 3
14 Manhunt 2

Manhunt 2 is a awesome psychological horror game that is grueling to play.

15 Slender: The Eight Pages

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

16 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!

17 SCP 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.

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

A Survival Horror Game that actually focuses on survival, not ammo conservation. Additionally the sheer number of threats, make for a very fun and very scary game.

18 Resident Evil 2
19 Alien: Isolation

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

Needs to be higher

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

20 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.

I've beat this game so many times and while ...more

21 Left 4 Dead

Probably the best zombie game ever made... Never get bored of this one

22 Cry of Fear

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

Best horror game is this

This game is free

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 Soma

I was recommended Layers of Fear and Amnesia by youtube and friends, got them both for free from Epic Games. Decided against both and played SOMA because it was also free, not after playing all 3, SOMA is the best. SOMA may very well be the best story-driven game I have ever played. No game, from Skyrim and the Witcher to Amnesia and Layers of Fear got me thinking and hooked as much as SOMA did, it scared me a couple times, but most importantly, it shook me to my core. The story in this game is on a level above anything else I have ever played. As well, the game knew exactly what it needed to do to keep me unnerved and uncomfortable, not through scares, but through philosophical questions and disturbing thoughts. Play this game, it will stick with you, and it will get you thinking. Never has a game got me as hooked in a mystery as SOMA, I can do nothing but recommend it.

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

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