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.

2 Mad Father

Mad Father... The ending was surprising. Usually, the character learns the moral of everything that happened, but instead, she follows in her *spoiler* footsteps. You may not know what I'm talking about until you've played the game.

The game has a lot of easy puzzles, 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, and it ended up being quite scary for an RPG Maker game! Also, the true ending is really cool. It doesn't force the story on you a lot, but when it ties in, it ties in really well. Good twist. I'd recommend it for sure!

I'd recommend it even to people who don't usually go for RPG Maker games if you're not averse to creepy stuff. For a pixelated game, it's gory, but I've seen far worse, 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 these details.

*Spoiler* What makes this game scary to me is the possibility that the Crooked Man is not actually a 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 Paperhouse, this game is a must for you.

5 Yume Nikki

Yume Nikki is one of, if not the best, horror games 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 was depressing.

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. You meet a variety of characters along the way that you will struggle to either love or hate! And it seems there is no one who can be trusted...

This game has horror aspects that I have enjoyed, but it overall produces its suspense from its mystery and the struggle to put together the 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 depends on the actions you take or the things you find along the way.

Enjoy!

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 game becomes confusing midway, but it is still a fun horror experience if you don't mind cute designs, a lot of running, and murder. Don't forget the murder.

I really recommend it if you enjoy games where you have little control over what you can do to those who are after you.

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

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 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. I probably won't get over this game, but I am going to play it over and over for the rest of my life! This is honestly the best RPG game I have ever played other than Ib and Mad Father.

-SPOILER ALERT-
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.

10 Off

*SPOILERS*

This was one of the strangest, weirdest, and most disturbing games I have ever played. And I loved it. This may not fit neatly into the horror genre, 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.

However, as you progress in the game, a new sense of dread appears as you begin to think, "Who's 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, or other colors. The whole backstory of 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 annoying if you're trying not to die and are low on health.

The ending was a bit depressing and confusing, but that's what makes a good ending. When the credits played, I just sat in my chair, staring at the screen. What did turning off the switch do? Perhaps we won't know until another time.

The Newcomers

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The Contenders
11 End Roll

This game should be featured way higher. Excellent storytelling and plot twists! I absolutely adore the characters, especially Russell and the Informant. I like how it's more of a psychological horror rather than the bland, overused, jump-scare horror genres.

The characters, in my opinion, are all likable, except for the implied antagonists of the story (for spoiler's sake). The character development makes you want to know even more about them, and the 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. I would definitely recommend this game to people who don't mind super negativity and enjoy RPG battle sequences.

12 Corpse Party

My first horror RPG and my favorite. 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 they are.

There are so many different endings, and I recommend it for anyone!

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

13 Misao

This game is really interesting, although you die a lot. The storyline is fascinating. It's about a girl, Misao, who disappeared three months ago. Everyone in the class spreads rumors that she's dead, but no one really knows. You play as a normal girl who wanted to be friends with Misao. Little by little, you learn why Misao died.

It's interesting how the believed culprit isn't the real culprit. Each character has their own backstory, which makes the story compelling because not many RPG games have detailed character backstories.

14 Ao Oni

I'll be honest, out of all the RPG horror games I've played, this is 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 any 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 straightforward storyline - just a group of teenagers being trapped in a haunted mansion and trying to escape. That's all, no drama, romance, or other distractions. The puzzles are pretty difficult too.

15 Schuld

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

16 (Mario) the Music Box

The reason people don't like this game sometimes is that they think 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 it's just about saving the princess, but it's a complex story that even continues with what seems like the worst ending in a semi-new DLC that continues off the Missing Ending.

17 Blank Dream

Blank Dream really is an amazing game, and I'm surprised it's not higher than 14th place. It has an amazing story in which everything is connected. It deals with dark themes but does so 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 in 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.

18 Wadanohara and the Great Blue Sea

Adorable. Pretty messed up, but adorable nonetheless. The "horror" aspect of this game won't appear until later, so have a little patience if you're looking for horror.

Also, just a tip if you play this game: don't grind because it becomes too easy when you're leagues (lol, ocean pun) above your enemies. But then again, it is the story we're after, are we not? 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 stop there. Try again.)

19 Alice Mare

I hope that even though it's here on this 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 at the center of the game instead of the horror. Personally, it's one of my favorite RPG games.

If you are in the mood to cry (even people with hearts of stone will be touched. It gave me a bit of crippling depression, but I'm really sensitive), I recommend this game to all of you!

20 A Hidden in the Shadows 2
21 Forest of Drizzling Rain

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

22 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 builds up to the very end.

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

23 OMORI
24 Undertale

It's not really a horror game, but rather emotional. It lets you decide the path you take - either pacifist, genocide, or none at all. It's all about your decisions and dealing with the consequences. The more you dive in, the more personalities you see in these so-called "monsters." I'm sure whoever plays this game will be excited by the unique soundtrack, the plot, and the characters. Seriously, go and play this game now. What are you waiting for?

25 Aria's Story

Beautiful! The 2.0 version is even better! It's not really horror, but it's a very good adventure game. If you liked this, I recommend playing "The Midnight Train" by the same creator, Lydia.

The universe is interesting, the world is very well made, and it is just scary enough to keep you stressed all along. A big plus is that the story is beautiful. I did all the endings, and they are all perfect, even if you must have a bad or a good ending to truly understand the whole scenario.

It's a really good game. I loved it! By the way, the creator Lydia has a DeviantArt account. Go check it out!

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