Top 10 Best RPG Horror Games

When it comes to horror games one of the most popular is the RPG Horror Games. But whether it's Dark, Disturbing, Depressing or just gives you the daily dose of horrifying, as long as they're in the RPG style anything goes!
The Top Ten
1 Ib

This game is simply beautiful. On my first playthrough, my heartstrings were being tugged every five minutes practically, and when they weren't it was because my heart was in my throat while running from Ladies in Red, dolls, and mannequin heads. There are many things that can get me emotional, but none compare to Ib. Also, there are many more endings than Mad Father or The Witch's House has, so I spent more time playing it and getting engaged with the characters. It took me hours to get the true ending, and I kept having to go back because I doomed Garry by accident for one reason or another. I definitely recommend this game. If you're having doubts about getting it, don't. I bet you'll love it if you give it a chance.


I love how this game messes with your emotions. For example, when Garry dies, you feel really bad. However, the reason you do is because of some amazing character development. When Garry carried Ib to safety and saved her from Mary- even his ultimate death sacrificing himself for Ib made you fight back tears when he died. Well done.

The character Mary really puzzles me. I don't know who I like more- Garry or Mary. While Mary did try to kill Ib, it was probably because of how insane the gallery had made her. I think that's why she did most of these evil things. I also think that Mary is smarter than she's taken for. Like when Garry was talking about the roses, she instantly pretended like an ignorant child to change the subject- and it worked. I also think the reason she offered the rose trade is because she knew from after she closed in on Ib how much Garry cared for him. She used this as his weakness and sometimes wins. I do admit, she was kind of evil. ...more

I had such a hard time deciding between OFF and Ib, I've been in the Ib fanbase since it was released in 2012 and the thing that kept me in the fanbase through all these years were how well they developed the characters in the story (Even the paintings had personalities! ), plus the game has a beautiful soundtrack.

If anybody likes Ib, I would suggest OFF. It's a good game that I played about a year ago, it also has good music like Ib! It can be a bit repetitive (And frustrating at times) but like Ib, it develops it's characters well (In the short period some characters appear).

I loved this game. The music is beautiful and I enjoyed the characters. Gary seemed like a wimp at first, but eventually he became that character that you want to ship with Ib, but then remember that there seems to be a big enough age difference between then that it's sadly not practical to do so. The fact that there are multiple endings should be kept in mind for anyone who wants to see different sides of the story. I'd love it if there was a sequel in which Ib and Gary meet again in the future.

2 Mad Father

Mad Father... It was really I ending how the ending went... Usually it would be the other way around because the character had learned the moral of everything that happened, but instead, she follows in her *spoilers* footstep. You may not know what I'm talking about until you've played the game.

The game has a lot of easy puzzle and the cute little couples were simply amazing.

Mad Father has an amazing plot and amazing scares! Definitely my favorite!

My first horror game. Nice vibe

3 The Witch's House

The puzzles are fun, the deaths are interesting, it ended up being quite scary for an RPG maker game! Also, the true end is really cool. Doesn't force the story on you a lot but when it ties in it ties in really well. Good twist. I'd recommend for sure! Really I'd recommend it even to people who don't usually go for RPG Maker games if you're not adverse to creepy stuff.

Oh and for a pixelated game it's gory but again, a pixelated game. I've seen far worse for sure and most horror game fans likely have as well.

The Witch's House gets better as it progresses. At first I did not think this game was serious because of the teddy bear part. I didn't find that as scary as I did hilarious.

The plot, art, details, and puzzles are all good. There are also multiple endings. No complaints. Very good for a free game.

4 The Crooked Man

This is a good story with great (believable) characters and many subtleties those who play horror games for jump scares and good graphics may miss out on.

*spoiler* what makes this game scary to me is the possibility that the Crooked Man is not actually some supernatural being, but a part of the character and by extension, a part of all of us. Someone any one of us could have to face at some point. If you enjoyed psychological horror films like the Babadook and Paper House, this game is a MUST for you.

This games has some interesting details that other rpg games don't have, for example, shooting and killing the crooked man. Most rpg games just have you run away or it automatically makes the character you're playing do the actions for you. The crooked mans story is very sad and touching and how there are a lot of options, rather than just one at the very end.

Powerful story - Left me thinking about it for days. It starts off as your basic horror game (and I can definitely tell you that it delivers in that aspect), but then it slowly evolves into a sad, touching story that really gets a hold of you.

Absolutely stunning and amazing. I love this game and the Strange Man Series with it.

5 Yume Nikki

Yume Nikki is one of, if not the best horror game I have ever played. It delivers in its dark, disturbing, and scary aspects. The game's levels and concepts are warped beyond belief, but what it succeeds at most is its depressing factor.

Spoilers ahead!

Once you have obtained all 24 effects and placed them as eggs in the nexus, you wake up with Madotsuki's head. You then head to the balcony and find a step stool or something to climb on. Madotsuki tries to do the unthinkable by jumping off the balcony. Normally, in video games, suicide does not go through or it does not kill the character, but in this game, Madotsuki does die. It only takes that moment to make one realize that this game is nothing but pure art. Yume Nikki's ending theme is my favorite video game song of all time. Its designs have the ability to confuse and horrify anyone. Yume Nikki is an experience you have to play for yourself, but only if you are prepared for how warped and sorrowful it is. Well, that ...more

Boring. The concept seemed okay, but not well implemented at all. I have tried to play this game twice, but it is just so boring I keep dropping it. I'm not sure why it has so many votes. Maybe the ending is cool, but to me it's not worth the hours of doing practically nothing but getting lost. Nothing special about the art or soundtrack either.

Sorry to be so negative.

Ok, I love Yume Nikki, but that cover picture isn't from the game. Is it possible to change it?

6 Pocket Mirror

I love this game! I never post to these sites, and I am a bit lazy in my writing, but I loved this game so much that I just had to put my thoughts here!

This game has a wonderful art style, plot, and mystery to it. You solve puzzles to find the key to both your past and the identity of the place you find yourself stuck in, and meet a variety of characters along the way that you will struggle to either love or hate! And there seems there is no one who can be trusted...

This game has horror aspects in it that I have enjoyed, but it overall produces its suspense from it's mystery and the struggle to put together little clues you find along the way.

There are lots of puzzles; they were really clever, but some are quite hard. I found it worth it for the story.

There are many different endings (many creepily perfect), and each depend on the actions you make or things you find along the way.


"The pages decorated with gold and tragedy ~ the story of the girl of many glimpses."

Absolutely loved the game. Though the puzzles are too complicated sometimes, the story is damn near perfect. You can see how much thought they put into this. You'll theorize over the whole game. I love how there's so many significance in the game, just waiting to be understood. In the end, there's a reason for everything. The once boring protagonist suddenly becomes the most interesting character. The plot of the game is to remember who you are, to find yourself. And I think they pulled it off perfectly.

I've played this game numerous times, and every time is just such a ride. I love seeing the beautiful work of all the creators in one big games.

The story for starters is absolutely genius. The concept of multiple personalities in this little girl was creative and daring. And each girl showed which era of Goldia's life she had been created in. For example, Fleta most likely appeared in Goldia's youth when her family was intact and things were merry and dandy, which is clearly shown in Fleta's frilly, girly area and her overall character design of a frilly gown and bows. Her demeanor is also a key factor, since she has the behavior of a small child. I love how the creators used seemingly innocent things and twisted them to show the girm realities of Goldia's life.

The graphics of this game are absolutely stunning. The art as well. Every scene, every cut scene, you can tell so much work has gone into this masterpiece. The attention to detail in every room is ...more

I personally adored the game: every aspect is developed magnificently, from its beautiful artwork and inspiring soundtrack to the great, intriguing story that lies behind everything. The puzzles, along with the characters and their stories, are somewhat unpredictable; the slightly longer walkthrough was also very appreciated, and it surely leaves a strong message behind. Despite not being entirely scary, I absolutely suggest it and hope it'll gain more visibility.

7 Mogeko Castle

What can I say? This game is pure genius. It better get more popular soon, maybe if Markiplier or Jacksepticeye played it. Oh yeah, Mogeko Castle also made me try and worship prosciutto for the first time. Mogegege!

This is a confusing game mid way but is still a fun horror if you don't mind cute desings and a lot running, and murder don't forget murder.
I really recommend it if you enjoy games where you have little control of what you can do to them that are after you.

AaH! Why isn't this higher? This my absolute favorite game of all time! The characters are nice, we get a well though out plot, and some laughs along the way! Go MOGEKO CASTLE!


I cried when I saw Defect Mogeko died. He's the best character out of all, in my opinion.

8 Paranoiac

I always go back and play this once in a while. It's like a movie. If anyone wants to play just for the story, I suggest using walkthroughs, because it gets annoying sometimes.

9 End Roll

This game should be featured waay higher. Excellent storytelling and plot twists! I absolutely adore the characters, especially Russell and the Informant. I like how its more of a physiological horror rather than the bland, overused, jump scare horror genres. The characters in my opinion all all likable, except for the implied antagonists of the story (for spoiler's sake). The character development is one that will want you knowing even more about them, and character relationships are very intriguing as well. I find the ending (both the regular and true endings) to be very very sad, although they fit the motives and internal struggles of the main character respectively. I would definitely recommend this game to people who don't mind super negativity, and game wise, RPG battle sequences.

I don't get it, End Roll is simply a fantastic game. It deserves more votes, in my opinion. It literally went past my list, all over to #1 (Ib, now 2nd).

The plot is original, the concept is great and the gameplay is absolutely amazing. The character development and the relationships with other characters are both what made this game heart-wrenching. I haven't cried that hard over an ending since Undertale. End Roll is the best, in my opinion.

End roll is such a unique game, it feels so much different from every other game on the list, I love the turn based fighting, its honestly fun to fight the bosses and have little glimpses into Russel's past. It's a very long game, especially if you forget to save or spend lots of time grinding to defeat the bosses with ease and it can feel a little scattered at times trying to maintain the overall story and complete some side quests but overall the game is just so much fun to play and so interesting to discover. This game is very high on my list just due to its uniqueness, fun gameplay, and intriguing story.

I was wondering why End Roll wasn't here!

I think it's simply one of the best Horror games out there. Don't let the earlier stages off the game fool you, that happy aura disappears literally 15 minutes into it! And around day 4, things just get absolutely creepy!

10 Off

This was one of the most strange, weird, disturbing games I have ever played. And I loved it. This may not be very much in the horror section of games, but it is still surreal enough to give you a few chills. Playing as the Batter throughout the game made you feel a sense of accomplishment in defeating the spectres. But as you go along in the game, a new sense of dread appears as you begin to think, "Whos the bad guy? " The battles could be a bit frustrating, though the auto fight option makes it slightly easier. The scenery is strange, as each place is either green, purple, red, and other colors. The whole backstory on where you even are is a mystery. Is it supposed to be in the future? The past? In a whole different universe? Maybe that question was already answered, but I'm not good at figuring things out. Which is why I used a walkthrough for most of the game. The puzzles could be hard if you're not a puzzle person. Although some of them could be fun. The battles are ...more

Off is extremely underrated, really needs more attention and praise.

Off is that one game where you expect a jumpscare but don't get it.

The Contenders
11 Angels of Death

Angels of Death truly is a beautiful rpg. From the story, to the characters, the setting, the soundtrack, and the backgrounds. All of it is amazing. The ending left me crying naturally *sniff*...probably won't get over this game, but I am going to play this game over and over and over for the rest of my life! This is honestly this best rpg game I have ever played other than IB and Mad Father

I like how the characters act. Long story short, they all were "dirty, blind, but beautiful." This game shows a human's true self, or something more than that.

It's really good! The story, the characters, everything! The ending is kinda depressing though..

I cried for 3 days on this RPG and I absolutely love it! Best RPG of my life!

12 Corpse Party

My first horror rpg and my fave. The plot is incredible for a horror rpg and you get so emotionally attached to the characters. The voice acting and soundtrack are also very good (not to mention the opening)! I absolutely love this game more than the others because of how developed it is and how detailed everything is put together. by the way, I mean the remake (the one people play). You get LOTS of gore and a lot of different rooms. Some scenes grasp at your heart from how touching and sad it is. There are so many different endings at the end and I recommend it for anyone!

P.S. I'm talking about the remake since that is the one most people play.

It has an amazing story that would keep you on edge, different endings or deaths, and somewhat unpredictable. rather than being like some other games that plain and boring this game definitely sets the mood. This was my first rpg game that got me hooked on the styles of all the other games I' ve played or at least looked for but anyways back to the main topic... For all you horror fans or people looking to find a good story I would highly suggest you play this game.

This game is a game that takes many hours to complete. With two more games involving the characters from this one, and another with new characters released, it's manyadays of fun and suspense as you delve into the world of Corpse Party!

Very good storytelling, although it's bloody the true horror is told through the fear and despair of the characters. Voice acting is really awesome, too!

13 Misao

This game is really interesting- although... You die A LOT. The story line is really interesting. It's basically about a girl, Misao, who just disappeared 3 (I think) months ago. Everyone in the class spreads rumors that she's long dead but no one really knows. You play as a normal girl that wanted to be friends with Misao. You little by little learned why Misao died.

It was interesting how the believed culprit isn't the real culprit. (The one who killed Misao). Each character had their own back stories to their actions taken in the story which makes the story interesting because not very many rpg game have a back story to the characters.

Misao is a very good anime pixel horror game.
Jump Scars are very scary
You'll want to keep playing this game!

This game is really good and really interesting. I recommend it.

All I have to say is that the ending... the ending though...

14 Ao Oni

I'll be honest, out of all the RPG horror games I've played, this is actually the one I enjoyed most. What about it? I don't know. It might be because unlike most of these other games, it barely has backstory AT ALL. It's a simple idea: four kids stuck in a mansion they were exploring. It's so simple that it's fun. While the puzzles may seem somewhat unclear, that seems to be part of the theme of a lot of RPG horror games... for some reason.

A classic chasing monster RPG game. What makes it unique is its straight storyline, just a group of teenagers being trapped in a haunted mansion and trying to escape, that's all, no drama, romantic or any other things. The puzzles are pretty difficult too.

It's a rather simple game. Not bad, but don't play if you don't like being chased.

I love this game

15 Alice Mare

I hope that even tough it's here at the list, you will look at this awesome game! I loved everything about Alice Mare: the art, the characters, the story and the endings are all amazing. The story is in the centre of the game, instead of the horror, and personally, it's one of my favourite RPG games. If you are in the mood to cry (well, I think even the people with the heart of a stone will be touched; to be honest it gave me a little bit of crippling depression, but I'm really sensitive) I recommend this game to all of you!

It had a very interesting storyline, and was very fun to play. The art for it also was great. I sometimes also just put on the soundtrack if I was reading or studying. Great game. My favorite.

My first horror RPG Maker game! It's basically Tetris with a plot. In all seriousness, it's a hidden gem and I highly recommend it.

Alice-mare was the first rpg horror game I ever played and I'm still inlove with the artstyle and fairytale theme it has. plus its not quite nightmare material but still alarming and will make you rethink you playthrough many times.

16 Schuld

I'm so happy Schuld is here, the story is fantastic and I was pretty engrossed in it.

17 (Mario) the Music Box

The reason people don't like this game sometimes is because they think that the Nintendo Characters are used as a gimmick, but this isn't necessarily true. With the newest Mario game, Odyssey, real humans are known to exist. So do ghosts on multiple occasions in other mario games. The story may seem like just save the princess, but it's a complex story that even decides to continue itself with what seems like the worst ending in a semi-new DLC that continues off the Missing Ending.

18 Blank Dream

Blank Dream really is an amazing game, and I'm surprised it's not higher then 14th place. It has an amazing story in which everything is connected. It deals with dark themes but at the same time, does it beautifully. I enjoyed the music and the little quirks this game has to offer. Although, the family tree can be a bit confusing at times and not everything said in the mirrors is crystal clear, it does live up to its horror game status with good and cheap jump scares as well as its disturbing feel at some parts. It's fun to play and explore and if you work for the "true ending", I guarantee you'll be satisfied. Truly an absolutely amazing game and I insist you play it, or at the very least look at it.

Blank Dream is my favorite out of all the horror games I've seen! The story is amazing all though it is a very dark story and suicide is the main focus of the game, but it's really good and I recommend playing it. (Or watching Markiplier play it like I did ) Mishiro Usui wakes up and completely loses her memory of who she was, all she knows is that she died with a very strong wish. You will find mirrors along the way that show her memories that led up to her death. It can get really sad at times, but the best ending you can get is very happy and sweet. There are multiple endings and there are some jump scares here and there. Overall, Blank Dream is an amazing horror game, but be aware that the main topic is Mishiro Usui's suicide.

Blank Dream is such an amazing story driven game! The way each ending plays with your emotions is fantastic. Puzzles are creative and scare aspect is great! I love this game so much, and not to cause dicourse, but it's better than Mad Father in my opinion. The aspect of hope in the face of the extremely dark themes is what gives this game its punch, as well as the perfect ambience of the gameplay.

Focuses on a dark subject matter, and handles it well. But I think the strongest point about this game is the soundtrack, the true ending has one of my favourite themes of all time. I'm probably exaggerating, but seriously, at least look at this game.

19 Fausts Alptraum

This game was amazing in my opinion. Especially for a free game. Way, way better than I expected and also fairly long. The puzzles are pretty challenging at times and figuring out where to go in a certain chapter may be difficult too. But playing this game is really worth it if you appreciate the complexity of the plot, the amazing atmosphere created, and the wonderful music+unique art style.

The dialogue and clues everywhere throughout the game is woven into the story and understanding its plot brilliantly! The endings are well done and interesting. Though there are some translation and grammatical errors in the English version, this can be overlooked in light of how fantastic the game is! Highly recommended in my opinion. I liked this and Coffin of Ashes a lot! More than some others like Mad Father, Stray Cat Crossing, etc.

I can really appreciate how complex this game is. It may not be that scary, but the rich story and beautiful art makes up for it. You can certainly see how much time and care was put into this game. Even though the entire game you are only in one house, it is so detailed and complex, it gives the illusion that the setting you play in is bigger than it really is. It's a very complex story, and it really makes you question if what you are seeing is really as it seems.

That game is really underestimated. I hope one day it will be in the 'top 5 best horror RPG games'

Soooooo underrated! This is one of my favourite rpg games on this list. The art is magnificent, the puzzles are really interesting to solve and the plot is sooo beautiful, so detalied. And let's not forget about the music. I really recommend playing!

20 The Gray Garden

This is the furthest thing from a horror game, but I like it a lot.
I'll give it a strong 7.

21 Wadanohara and the Great Blue Sea

Adorable. Pretty messed up, but adorable nonetheless. The "horror" aspect of this game won't be 'til later in the game, so have a little patience if you're looking for horror. Also, just a tip if you will play this game, don't grind because it becomes too easy when you're like leagues (lol, ocean pun) above your enemies, but then again, it IS the story we're after, are we knot? Lastly, I believe that the music is one of the best parts of this game

I really really loved this game I cried a bit and had a ton of fun playing it (tip: do some point farming it helps a lot! ) (tip:if you get the first normal ending don't end with it there try again)

This game will always be my favorite rpg maker game, That's how I discovered rpg maker games in the first place.

One of the best rpg games I've ever played.

22 A Hidden in the Shadows 2
23 Forest of Drizzling Rain

Why is this not already on here? It is such an amazing game!

Shiori and suga

24 Mermaid Swamp

Should be higher, so atmospheric and most of all, creepy. I found myself paranoid and affected days after playing it, I still love it.

This is probably my favorite Uri game. I really like the plot and how it build up to the very end.

Very good storyline, character development etc. So underrated..

Really good horror game.

25 Undertale

It's not a really horror game tho, but I think rather emotional. Letting you decide the path you go, either pacifist or genocide or none at all, it't all about your decision and of course- deal with the following consequences. The more you dive into, the more personalities you will see in these so called "monsters". I'm sure whoever played this game
will not only excited of the "one of the kind" soundtrack but also the plot and the character themselves too. (seriously, go and play this game now, what are you waiting for?)

You can chose how you want to play the game. The horror aspect really appears when you decide that you want to be the antagonist.

My god I love this game. It has a great story line and I absolutely love the characters. But its not really a horror game though.

Is there anything I have to say about this game? Good storyline, good characters, awesome soundtrack... Obviously the best!

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