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Experts Tell Us the Best Horror Games

This article showcases our top picks for the Best Horror Games. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

Don’t Get Stabbed

This product was recommended by Niamh Jordan from Which Watch Next

This game is perfect for Horror movie fans. Especially movies from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Think movies like The Shining. The whole purpose of this Horror game is that one person is nominated as the killer. Then everyone else plays the victims. The killer has to kill the victims, while the victims need to escape. It’s a fun, and light-hearted card game for adults, 3 to 5 adults can play it.


This product was recommended by Filip Silobod from Honest Marketing

Scratches is an unexpected, slow, atmospheric game. There is a lot of snooping around the house looking for objects. There is plenty of reading which I recommend like journals left from the previous house owners. The story is great and frightening. It has that old-school horror feel that slowly builds up and no blood or violence.

Until Dawn

This product was recommended by Matthew Paxton from Hypernia

I highly suggest checking out Until Dawn on PS4. The game puts you in control of a group of teens who get trapped on a remote mountain getaway. As you play, you’ll be put in situations that force you to make snap decisions that could mean life or death for everyone involved. Every choice you make will carve out your own unique story. It’s complete with great plot twists and jump scares that make a really thrilling experience that any horror fan shouldn’t miss.

Dead by Daylight

This product was recommended by Julia Bobak from Home Grounds

A multiplayer survival horror game with the potential for the jump-scares to be triggered by your friends! While one of the few multiplayer horror games with the cross-platform feature with a soundtrack tailored to characters actions, such as lacking a hiding place and specific executions, fear is fantastically instilled by trigger sounds.

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

This product was recommended by Julia Bobak from Home Grounds

As a puzzle-solving focused game, its core lies in hiding from your enemies compared to classic confrontation methods, not only building suspense but intensifying the realistic horror experience as nobody has any intentions of confronting a sentient ball of mould with razor teeth.

The Forest

This product was recommended by Julia Bobak from Home Grounds

A rich and well-written story with excellent playability regarding progression, featuring true-to-life survival elements including stamina and sanity that’s often overlooked. With the location as a cannibal populated island, it certainly beats the haunted house cliche!

Amazon Jungle Rules Of Survival Escape Mission 3D

This product was recommended by Harriet Chan from CocoFinder

This is one of the best games out there containing excellent shooting sounds, an amazing 3D jungle environment, thrill of playing the role of a prisoner, action packed challenging escape mission with helicopter flying, and multiple game play with gunshots. You will need to fight for your life through kicking, punching, shooting and killing enemies.

FITZ – Alice Cooper’s HorrorBox

This product was recommended by Harriet Chan from CocoFinder

It is one of the best horror games that is also very family friendly to be played by all friends and family members. The horror game is great for your scary Halloween parties as you get to play together with about 4 to 10 people.

Arkham Horror – The Card Game

This product was recommended by Harriet Chan from CocoFinder

This is a living card game of love craft I a mystery, monsters, and madness that you can play with up to four players and it is more suitable for games 14 and above. Playing the game is so enjoyable and your actions may earn you valuable experience.

Until Dawn: Rush Of Blood

This product was recommended by Sarah Walker from Dog Food Desire

When Until Dawn was released in 2016, it became an instant cult classic. But the game’s VR spin-off is a new take on horror that might be too intense for some players. This game takes you to the edge of your seat as you scream down a terrifying roller coaster with all sorts of horrors waiting at each turn and stop! Until Dawn is full of jump scares and creepy moments. The spiders, in particular, are so terrifying that they’re not recommended for those who truly suffer from arachnophobia!

Layers of Fear

This product was recommended by Ryan Patel from Lottery Sambad

A real horror game is not just about making you scream or hide. Instead, it should be about making you doubt yourself in real life as well. And this is exactly what you’ll feel playing Layers of Fear. I was curious whether or not what my friends are telling me about this game is true. I kept hearing that it is the best one they’ve played so far and has scared them the most. Well, after playing the game, I felt that all their words weren’t enough. No game has ever scared me that way. And the best part, every time I walk into my room, I always feel like I’m in a haunted house. It’s by far the best horror game I’ve played to date. The mechanics of the game are just purely amazing and refreshing. Unlike other horror games where you need to escape from a scary huge monster or alien, Layers of Fear’s main villain is the environment that always gives you a jump scare. And what makes it truly terrifying is you get to bring that feeling in real life.

Little Nightmares

This product was recommended by Sarah from Bunny Hub

My nephes enjoy playing 3D games, as I already stated in my previous email. Thet love playing it on their console. I recall seeing them playing Little Nightmares, a scary game. I thought it was a humorous game at first because of the small character they play as he solves puzzles and navigates mazes, but as the game progresses, it becomes scarier and terrifying. Watching them play the game is like watching a movie. I screamed as well when they were caught by the horrible huge lady. They want me to test the game, but I’m afraid I won’t be able to grasp the joystick without getting caught. The excitement and adrenaline of the game is so thrilling to watch, much alone to play. You need a strong and fearless heart to play these kind of game.

The Evil Within 2

This product was recommended by Liam Davies from Fishing Command

I chose The Evil Within because it comes from the mind behind Resident Evil, Shinji Mikami – and that was a brilliant series of games. I didn’t play the first Evil Within so can’t compare it, but I wasn’t disappointed. This is a third-person survival horror that’ll pull you into a nightmarish world populated by grotesque and frightening enemies. You’ll feel powerless, scared to death with dark powers that you’ll have to learn real quick if you want to survive! I thoroughly enjoyed this game. The story is quite moving and really sucks you in. Even the side missions are rewarding. Beware though, the giggling guardian may well give you nightmares!

Resident Evil Village

This product was recommended by Sam O’Brien from WatersportsWhiz

A New Chapter in the Resident Evil storyline – This eighth major installment in the flagship Resident Evil series continues the story from the critically acclaimed Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, which was brilliant! One of the best Resident Evil games to be released, if it was up to me I’d easily give this game of the year. It takes the best parts from all the past Resident Evil Games and combines them for the ultimate experience! It was fun, it was scary, it was expansive. Resident Evil Village is the perfect combination of horror, action, and puzzles whilst carrying on Ethan’s fascinating story. While many games lately have failed to deliver all-around, mainly focused either on visuals or marketing, and some have been complete letdowns in gameplay, this one surpasses all the expectations and for me, it has been the best in the RE series so far.

Goosebumps HorrorTown – Monsters City Builder

This product was recommended by Darrian Wilkins from Kitchen Fold

What I like about this game is that you can build a town and fill it with the scariest of monsters. I love this game. It is fun and the music is great. Scaring people is amazing too. There are various monsters as you level up and that makes it more interesting and thrilling to play.


This product was recommended by Max Eiten from Fish Tank Authority

For me, this game is psychedelically scary. Going in the deep ocean and a rusty and leaking environment, melancholic 60’s vibe soundtrack and voice-over, and people went crazy totally will make you jump off of your seat. This first-person game is not only a shooting game but contains also in-game puzzles, character building, DNA modification, and crafting options. Not too much giveaway, At some point of the game I feel relaxed as I know I’m in a safe zone. But you can never be sure, anytime a crazy nurse or doctor may jump on you.

The Last of Us

This product was recommended by Max Eiten from Fish Tank Authority

The tandem of Joel and Ellie provides you a heavy drama circling an apocalyptic world. My experience of this game is somehow relaxing as you travel to the city slowly being engulfed by nature up to fighting different classes of monsters, tackling puzzle-like obstacles just to deliver Ellie to a location that somehow can make a significant change of the current situation. However, things may not be as easy as it is. As you will not only fight monsters for survival but people as well that are fighting for their beliefs and personal interests.

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Written by Zak Parker

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