Top 10 Best Indie Horror Games

Indie horror games just like regular Indie games are made by independent game developers. The only difference is that they're more horror related. Let's count down the best of them shall we. Regardless if it was made on GameJolt or some other game website. Scaryness is not what I'll be ranking these games by but rather their overall story, depth and atmosphere.

The Top Ten

Spooky's House of Jump Scares

I first thought it will be a jumpscare fest but, its more then that. Cute, self aware, suspenseful, doesn't take itself seriously and it's better then the likes of FNaF, Slender and BATIM.

This game started off cute. At first, you have adorable little pictures of ghosts, pumpkins, and spiders pop out at you as you go from room to room. At first it wasn't too bad. However, the farther you get in the game, the less cute it gets. You start to find REAL monsters, called Specimens. Some of them aren't too difficult to get away from, but again, the farther into the game you get, the worse the monsters get as well. This game will tap into your fears. More and more you find yourself running because you are afraid of what's behind you. More and more will you beg for the cardboard cutouts. This game is going to test you and your mind. You will see things. You will be tricked. You definitely will be scared. Can you make it through 1000 rooms?

As for the expansion (Karamari ...more - MarioHead

Bendy and the Ink Machine Bendy and the Ink Machine Product Image

Cartoonish, puzzle action-horror game

Doki Doki Literature Club!

Even after months and months of playing it, looking for more secrets, trying to get different endings, and watching people play it, this game still manages to unsettle me to this very day. I recently replayed the game to get what I consider the best ending of the game (the one where you see all the character images and Sayori thanks you for making everyone happy) and there were some scenes that still made my skin crawl, mostly the one where Natsuki's eyes are covered in black squares (this happens multiple times and it's always creepy), Yuri stares at us with those creepy eyes, Yuri stabs herself, and THAT scene with Sayori. Also, the red screen easter egg. That was unsettling when you know what was happening with that one. They still frighten me and mess with me emotionally. Team Salvato really went all out with making this game as terrifying and shocking as they could and I love it for that. 10/10! Would recommend. - ThePancakeGod

This is easily the game with the biggest plot twist. No scratch that. The game itself is a massive surprise by itself, not even mentioning the creative scares and heavy use of game files.

Needs to be higher

Easily the most surprising game of 2017, and one of the best exapmles of the book-cover metaphor. It's definitely worth a shot, expecially because of how far Team Salvato went with this game.

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

This is much better than stupid "Spooky's House Of Jumpscares"

It's the game the started and boosted the indie horror game scene

Really complex plot and a lot of fun


Mad Father

This game is just great not only is it terrifying but the atmosphere is great as well and has more effort put into it then *COUGH COUGH* Five Nights at Aid's.

Slender: The Eight Pages Slender: The Eight Pages Product Image

Overrated to a extent but still good.

The Witch's House

Just as well done as Mad Father.

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

This was basically the first indie horror game out there.

While it is somewhat overrated because of PewDiePie it's still a solid horror game overall.

Slender: The Arrival Slender: The Arrival Product Image

A solid sequel to the first Slender game.


The Contenders

Buried Beneath

A good Indie Horror game despite it being on GameJolt.


A Slender Man based game that's well done. If you're curious search it up on GameJolt.

Dark Deception
Stories Untold

A very solid Indie horror game.

SCP Containment Breach

One Snappy Boi is coming you're way

It’s a scary game

Baldi's Basics in Education and Learning
Imscared - A Pixelated Nightmare

A interesting indie horror game with a interesting concept.

Little Nightmares Little Nightmares Product Image
Fran Bow
The Joy of Creation Story Mode
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