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

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

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

Really complex plot and a lot of fun

Best game ever! Way better than Mad Father! And that’s a fact!

2 SCP Containment Breach

One Snappy Boi is coming you're way

It’s a scary game

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

This one indie game has built a whole large and complex universe of lore. One of the most mysterious and intriguing backstories was built off just this game alone. An incredible feat!

Cartoonish, puzzle action-horror game

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

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

This was basically the first indie horror game out there.

5 The Joy of Creation Story Mode

This game may be a fnaf fan-game, but it is unlike any other fnaf spin-off out there. For starters, this game didn't reuse/recycle any of the gameplay mechanics from any fnaf game before, so that already sets it apart from the others. Instead it came up with its own kind of original gameplay, and it was very good. Then there is the fact that each night of the game is different, presenting 5 different challenges for the 5 nights; so that isn't one, but 5 entirely different kinds of sub-games in one! And even though each night is completely different gameplay-wise, they connect with each other in subtle ways, each unique night plays a part in the overall story going on in the game. All that originality and work put into this game is amazing. This game was much more than just another fnaf fan game, it was something else entirely.

I was so happy to find this actually on the list. This is a awe-inspiring horror game that deserves recognition like this.

6 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

7 Slender: The Arrival Slender: The Arrival Product Image

A solid sequel to the first Slender game.

8 Outlast Outlast Product Image
9 Doki Doki Literature Club!

Do not be fooled by the cover of the game! It only wants you to think it is one of those anime-based dating sims so it can lead you in a false sense of security so it can completely surprise you later. Be warned!

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.

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.

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.

10 The Binding of Isaac
The Contenders
11 Hello Neighbor Hello Neighbor Product Image
12 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.

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

Overrated to a extent but still good.

14 Soma

With Amnesia, Frictional Games used a medieval-era kind of theme and presented it terrifyingly well. With this game, the same creators tackled a different kind of theme: this game had a futuristic, sci-fi kind of theme going on, and it was executed into the horror game very well. The cybernetic, disrepair mobs in this game were unique and horrifying in their own way. This kind of presentation of sci-fi isn't often seen in a horror game, that is what's cool about Soma.

15 The Witch's House

Just as well done as Mad Father.

16 Behind
17 Buried Beneath

A good Indie Horror game despite it being on GameJolt.

18 Baldi's Basics in Education and Learning
19 Dark Deception
20 Insanity

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

21 Vanish
22 Stories Untold

A very solid Indie horror game.

23 Tattletail
24 Imscared - A Pixelated Nightmare

A interesting indie horror game with a interesting concept.

25 Little Nightmares Little Nightmares Product Image
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