Best RPG Horror Games

When it comes to horror games one of the most popular is the RPG Horror Games. But whenever 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


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

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.

Wow, how isn't this number one. It's crazy emotional; I almost cried. It has the most memorable characters. And, you don't even need any gaming skills to play! It's not too hard, but still a bit of a challenge. Love it!

It is the best game I ever played in the past, but sadly I can't play it as of recent. When I download it now it asks for RPG Maker 2003 which one, it never used to and two, RPG Maker 2003 costs around $13.

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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!

This game is pretty good I like the true ending cause not every hero have to had a good ending and live happily ever after

One of the creators of Mad father and witche's house is my boyfriend I'm so proud these games got on top 10

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3 The Witch's House


plot twist

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 Yume Nikki

Really Yume Nikki is just one of if not the best horror game I've ever played. It does deliver in it's Dark, Disturbing and Scary aspects and seriously this game's levels & concepts are warped beyond all belief but really what this game succeeds at most is it's depressing factor.
Once you have gotten all 24 effects and place them as eggs in the nexus you wake up madotsuki head too the balcony find a step stool or something. And Madotsuki tries to do the unthinkable. She jumps off the balcony now normally in video games the suicide either doesn't go through or it doesn't kill them but here Madotsuki does die. All it took was that moment which made me think that this game is nothing but pure art. Yume Nikki's Ending theme is my favorite video game song of all time and it's designs being able too make anyone confused and horrified Yume Nikki is one experience you have to play for yourself but only if you are prepared for how Warped and sorrowful this game is. Well that ...more - nerffan8000

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

It's a great game I cried when madotsuki kills herself though :'(

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.

That is fair, if atmospheric horror and horror games that like to use the fear of the unknown isn't your thing you won't get that much enjoyment out of it. For me it worked extremely well, but I wouldn't expect everyone to feel the same way. - nerffan8000

5 The Crooked Man

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.

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

I love the story, character, and the meaning that these game want to tell


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6 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.

7 Mogeko Castle

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!

This really is an awesome game.

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! - DerpyBiscuits


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8 Pocket Mirror

I really like the mysterious aspect of pocket mirror. You get to learn about the plot as the game progresses and that alone will get you interested in the game. Some of the puzzles are not so straightforward which makes it fun. The art style of the game is also of good quality. I really wish more people are aware of this masterpiece.

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.

"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 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.


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9 Schuld

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

10 Corpse Party

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.

Probably the best game I've played; perhaps not that scary, but the Japanese voice acting, the sounds and the storyline are amazing! Definitely worth your time

This is a SUPER great and very gory game... The story is AMAZING and the scary atmosphere is this game is GREAT

Yoshiki Is da best character

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The Contenders

11 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. - Nebby_

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


AO ONI! try it! But just so you know,
Ao=blue Oni= I think monster or ogre? But anyways, yeah I recommend you play it!

12 Blank Dream

It's an amazing rpg horror game that I just watched Markiplier play. It deals with dark subject matter but, overall it has a great story. It has 5 endings I think and ending #1 made me super happy. It is just an amazing horror game

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.

Blank Dream top 13?!

Such an amazing game! I really didn't expect that many huge plot twists in Mishiro's past!

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13 Angels of Death

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

It was great! The ending gave me crippling depression though

It's a new game;though... But the horrific of it is really good!

One of my top 5 rpg game list...
Awesome story and Great character!

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14 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.

This is one of the best RPG Maker Horror Games ever!

It is kinda stupid. I think that there is a 99.9 percent chance you would not die from the shock of a telephone ringing. - jackwoodrick

*dies from a telephone*

Seriously though, Misao is a great game that is terrifying, interesting, and deals with shockingly realistic issues, like bullying, rape, and death. - Absolite

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15 Undertale

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!

Amazing game, with good character development and awesome story. Easily one of the best.

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. - Pope

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16 A Hidden in the Shadows 2
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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 that one game where you expect a jumpscare but don't get it.

18 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)

Really good story-wise but the gameplay was sort of boring

19 One Night Full Circle
20 End Roll

Best game ever

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!

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.

21 Mermaid Swamp

This game was really nice to me it just has a good atmosphere, it's a little repeated but it has an ok story and I do think you should play

Really good horror game.

22 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!

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.

23 LISA; The Painful

My favorite game. So depressed, so funny, so scary...I love it.

This game is scary, not because of jumpscares, but because it shows you a side of humanity that we'd rather not see. Play it. PLAY IT.

So, this is an INCREDIBLLY underlooked RPG. It's very remminesent to earthbound and Undertale, but it's much darker. It goes into pretty mature themes, and the overall atmosphere is just... horrifying. The plot is... well, I can't even describe it, search it yourself, but DAMN. DAAMN. It's part of a franchise, with two other games, but this one was the best. Play it. PLAY IT.

24 Forest of Drizzling Rain

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

25 Space Funeral


26 Hello Charlotte

Extremely touching and personal. The characters are fully fleshed out, and just like in the real world (or the True Realm), decisions and consequences are rarely black and white. This game covers themes of mental illness, bullying, relationships, and suicide, and still manages to end in a positive light -- and even made me laugh a few times. If you love metafiction and you're okay with gore, definitely go for this one. Play all 3 episodes for the full experience.

Amazing story, and even more beautiful art! Currently has 3 episodes, all worth playing and all of them are better than the predecessor!

It can be weird and confusing at times, BUT it is meant to be like this. You can build multiple theories around it. So much thought is put into this wonderful game. Episode 2 and 3 blew me away. I found my self being curious about the story and 30 minitues of playing felt like 3 minitues, because I was enjoying it so much. (Charles x Vincent is love. Fight me.) This game is worth playing and deserves more love and attention.

27 Imaginary Friends
28 Bendy and the Ink Machine

Eh... It's not a RPG game? Or even horror?

The RPG maker fangame is garbage.

29 Fausts Alptraum

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.

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.

good game

30 (Mario) the Music Box

Don't get fooled by the fact that it's a mario game(fangame of course),this game is scary from start to finish,and with 5 endings and 18 entries for the journal,you're in for a ride.The story isn't the usual save the princess,it's actually very complex.And,surprise surprise,the only Mario characters in the story are Mario and Luigi,so that means new characters are appearing,not from the Mushroom Kingdom.
Just play the game and be amazed.

31 Radiation's Halloween Hack
32 Dreaming Mary

A good example of why you should never judge a book by its cover.The deceiving appearance of the dream world is really interesting; especially when you delve deeper into the dream world.
It's short, but all of the endings are really interesting so it's best to get them all.
And the bad endings will leave you with chills running down your spine.

33 The Walking Dead

Now, this game was pretty fun, but I get pretty nervous every time a zombie gets so dang close to me! - TheGoldenRifle

This is not a rpg game

34 Stray Cat Crossing

One of the best RPG Horror games I've played. Just from the very beginning, it gives off implications of the true meaning behind the story. You will genuinely feel sympathetic to the characters because of its amazing storytelling. The game is very metaphorical and leaves you wondering about what it all meant. Expect meaningful messages that the game gives once you understood the real meaning of it.

35 Parasite Eve

It's a weird combination of turn based & action rpg that's like a cross between Final Fantasy & Resident Evil

36 Coffin of Ashes

Fantastic little game on Steam! Cool atmosphere and visuals. Multiple endings that are fulfilling when reached. Nice puzzles and visuals. Interesting plot upon achieving all the endings, especially the true end. Just a very solid, enjoyable game!

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1. Ib
2. The Witch's House
3. Mad Father
1. Yume Nikki
2. Mad Father
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