Scariest Indie Horror Games

We all know indie horror games, monsters, gore, violence. All the good stuff!

The Top Ten

1 Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Lots of horror games are scary, but amnesia takes the cake! You can pick up chairs, lots of objects in a very clever creepy castle enviroment, and throw them about! Seems like fun, right? But there are VERY scary monsters in the game-Grunts, brutes, and suitors (brutes and suitors are quite rare) You can get the free demo, but if you buy the full version, the game is just AMAZING! I recommend getting the full bought version!

Alone in the darkness that filled with crazy monsters that going to kill you. You cannot fight back, you must run or hide or you'll die. And also sanity and limited light source makes this game more scary. Really creepy sound especially when the monster is chasing you just really damn scary

I played this game for 15 minutes and it was already to scary to continue so I just stopped the game until now I realise I wanna start over

This game rocks and it's my favourite horror game, I am 12 and half year old girl, whose playing Amnesia afternoon and around night, when I am alone or with friends! That game is really awesome, I have been seen PewDiePie, Markiplier, Smosh and Yamimash to play this game alone together or with their allies! This game is more scarier with custom stories, because there are some custom stories whose are more creepier than original story of Amnesia with Daniel! - AlexandraMoonDust

2 SCP: Containment Breach

Ok, I have to admit, this is one of the best indie horror games that is FREE! You are a test subject, and as you enter the chamber your are told to maintain direct eye contact with a horrible monster. I wont give away a lot. The atmosphere is EXELLENT! Its worth a try!

I believe that SCP: Containment Breach is one of the scariest, funniest games I have ever played! Just the fact that it gets your heart pumping about which monster thing your going to find next! Oh and watch out for Captain Mcderp!

SCP is the best thing ever and the game is good too

Please make this 1.

3 Cry of Fear

For originally being just a mod for the Half-Life 1 engine (which came out in 1998), the graphics are very good for running on such an old engine. In the game, you'll run into a very large variety of monsters, each with their own unique appearance. Unlike a lot of other horror games, it doesn't completely rely on jump scares; sure, they exist in it, but not completely. And for being completely free, with a campaign that lasts over 5 hours (and there are MANY custom campaigns to be tried out, some of which are very good), Cry of Fear is almost certain to have you scared half to death.

SPOILERS: Especially the apartment building at the beginning of the game. The atmosphere, filthy appearance, and ambience are already sure to thoroughly creep you out, but there's this one noise that plays sometimes when you're in the hallways... it's the sound of a baby screaming. And this normally occurs RIGHT BEFORE meeting one of the game's many enemies, an oversized baby which thrusts a spike ...more - Nebby_

Cry of fear is a HUMOUNGOUS series that is just so BRILLIANT to play! Definitely one of THE BEST horror games!

I've seen a gameplay ny readwulfgamer and he was shocked out of every jump scar also the graphic are really detailed too

4 Five Nights at Freddy's

Five nights at Freddy's is a fun and challenging game, but it is definitely not scary. - TheGrammarPolice

This list is bias if this game doesn't get a fair rating.

Fun Fact ; I considered buying this before the kiddies got to it first. - DapperPickle

It's scary when you don't expect it and you get really into it.

5 Imscared: A Pixelated Nightmare

That game is a virus, sure, but the game is just a screamer of this thing. White Face, is its name. Although it is pixelated, (duh! ) the face has scared me to the point of just sleeping with the lights on!

Basicly, what I'm trying to say is that imscared is haunting. I wont give away too much spoilers, but heres what it is about. You are a nameless person stuck in a scary, walls with blood on them, house. The fact that it is actually pixelated, half retro style is cool!

I'm obsessed with SCPs. I read them all the time, and I play all the games; but THIS GAME IS INGENIOUS!

DO NOT watch any Imscared videos, because it completely ruins it. It is an amazing game.

This game scares the poop out of me

6 Erie

You are a man being chased by horrifyingly scary mutated lab monster. The atmosphere is brilliant and you can spraypaint WHATEVER YOU WANT!

7 Slender: The Eight Pages

This is one of the MOST popular indie horror games that is also free to download and play! Many YouTubers and people have screamed in the slender-man involved game! Are you brave enough to give it a try?

Very scary game great to play with friends!

8 Which

Which is a scary game that features lots of good scares and a ghost woman. There is an alternitive ending, but that's for you to find.

That game is similiar to Slender Man, because that's a woman with no head and whose teleporting in front of you and chasing you like dog and Slendy! She's very creppy while she's teleporting and she made me a few jumpscares from that! - AlexandraMoonDust

9 Slender: Haunt

Slender haunt is the kind of BETTER and EVEN SCARIER version of slender! Its 3D graphics and beatiful gameplay makes it number 4 on this list!

10 Bendy and the Ink Machine

This game so terrifying that you jump off your chair and scream

Hi, I am sending this from the year 2038. Still as good as it is where you are. Or WHEN you are

He is so scary and cool he jumscared me that I peed my pants he’s so deserves number 1

I frikken love it

The Contenders

11 Stalked

Stalked is quite decent, but mostly only walking and jumscares, so it isn't very high on the list. But the jumpscares will get you going!

12 Outlast

Believe it or not, this is made by a group that split from big companies to make their own game. So technically, it's an indie game - Ashes

This game made me cry a lot

13 Radiation's Halloween Hack

I'll admit, this hack is pretty disturbing.

14 Five Nights at Freddy's 2

This is one of those "Pee your pants" games. More antagonist and more spooks than the first!

You thought the original was scary? Wait until you see this one.

15 The 4th Wall

You can get this game on windows or Xbox 360, but sadly, you have to pay to get it. Great indie horror game if your looking for a decent scare!

16 Five Nights at Freddy's 4

Now, I know the FNaF franchise isn't one of the scariest game series out there. But, they are still horror games. For me, the other games did not scare me, but I did get a bit anxious if I was going to get jumpscared since the nights can get really hard to beat (Well at least for me). I barely played this game because it gave me a bit too much anxiety than the others. That moment when you check the hallway door, leaning in in order to hear any breathing, then opening the door to find a big bunny jumpscaring you. I'm a bit of a coward, so of course that spooked me, even though I should have saw it coming. This is not a game to keep you up at night, afraid to go outside of your bedroom, but more of a game to you anxious and cautious while playing it.

This list would be higher than original because it's very Insane.

17 Doki Doki Literature Club!

Remember to check the files for extra scare.

I actually got scared by this game

18 Penumbra: Overture
19 Five Nights at Freddy's 3

I passed demo night 2 it is posible to beat it

Just have a little glance at Springtrap.

20 Layers of Fear

I saw Markiplier playing it. The way this game messes with you makes you panick more and more as it progresses.

This game was so deep and the plot was actually quite sad. I can’t get it out of my head!

21 Slendytubbies

My friend named Israel likes this game a lot

Very spook

22 Hello Neighbor
23 Duck Season

This game is remarkablly brilliant. It is also full of lots of scares. Some blatantly obvious, others superficial. There are multiple endings depending upon what you do in the game, and it goes beyond a kid just playing a knock off duck hunt game. What scared me the most was the suttle changes in the environment, i.e. something moving outside, or items randomly appearing. This adds onto the growing suspense that something is very wrong. Finally, the antagonist appears wearing a mangy dog suit and tries to kill you IN the MIDDLE of the NIGHT. (Doing this in VR version scared the crap out of me! ) Your mother in the game is also brutally killed, and seeing the blood soaked kitchen pulls you right out of this being an initially harmless looking game. If your a geek like me, the story lore is a twisting road of fascination. Theories run amok. This game should be in the top 5.

24 White Noise: a Tale of Horror
25 Tattletail

Easily one of the creepiest games I've come across, and I don't spook easy. Should be top 10 on most of these lists.

26 Dark Deception
27 Vapour

How is this the least of them all? Its got super real looking monsters, with no eyes screaming at you when the monster catches you. Be warned it has a lot of flashing jumpscares that can cause epilepsy. But still, its very scary. - Ivysaur

28 Train
29 Pizza Delivery
30 The Binding of Isaac
31 Emily Wants to Play
32 Splatterhouse 3

Jennifer is a mindless beast. Deformed by the Boreworm. Even Rick can't recognize her now. She is changed...forever.

This game gave me nightmares every cutscene was blacj and white the whole game is hunted

33 The Power Drill Massacre

This game is really scary. I promise. It's the year 1987 and you're gonna go into an abandoned building and in the abandoned building is a killer that is hiding in there, so beware! If he finds you he will run over to you and kill you with his Power drill and I promise you'll be really scared the first time you play it! I've watched a video on Youtube when Markiplier plays this game.

34 One Late Night

It's a beautiful game

35 Penumbra: Black Plague
36 Sad Satan
37 Scary Maze Game
38 Vanish

Just watch markiplier vanish videos and you'll see

Walking through a randomly generated maze, with some bird monster after you... yeah. its pretty scary if you ask me

39 Dreaming Mary

This is so underrated. Don't play if you are easily triggered, though I think it's very unique. It is very cute at first, but it can get VERY scary. It also has an original plot. It seems like nothing at first, but after that fish starts flying, then go into the painting in the bedroom. Do it.

40 Sony Anderson 2 (2018)
41 Bogeyman
42 Baldi's Basics in Education and Learning
43 Night in the Woods
44 Granny
45 Simulacra

I can’t even express the fear this game gives off

46 Nun Massacre
47 Shiver
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