14 Of The Best Horror Games To Play In The Dark

As you may have seen from some of my posts I love all things horror, especially movies and games. I remember watching my first ever horror movie which was Child's Play, and playing my first ever horror game which was Resident Evil. (The dog jumping out the window always bloody got me!). Here is my list of the best horror games you need to play. Ideally in the dark, sound cranked up with headphones.

Fatal Frame is one of the scariest horror games to play

14 Horror Games To Need To Play

Resident Evil Series: 

This iconic survival horror franchise is perfect for Halloween. Players navigate through dark and eerie environments, solving puzzles and battling hordes of zombies and other terrifying creatures.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent: 

This first-person horror game takes place in a creepy castle where players must explore and uncover the truth behind their character's amnesia. With a haunting atmosphere and intense gameplay, it's sure to give you chills.

Silent Hill Series:

Another iconic horror game franchise, Silent Hill offers a psychological horror experience. Explore the eerie town and other settings and encounter disturbing creatures all the while you must uncover the dark secrets within.

Outlast: 

In this first-person survival horror game, players assume the role of investigative journalist Miles Upshur as he explores an abandoned psychiatric hospital filled with deranged patients. With no weapons, you must rely on stealth and your trusty camera to survive.

Dead Space: 

Set in a futuristic space setting, Dead Space combines elements of survival horror and action. Players control engineer Isaac Clarke as he battles grotesque alien creatures aboard a derelict spaceship. The game's atmospheric tension and strategic dismemberment mechanics make it a thrilling Halloween choice.

Until Dawn is only available on Playstation

Until Dawn: 

This interactive drama survival horror game puts players in control of eight characters trapped on a remote mountain retreat during a snowstorm. Your choices determine who lives or dies as you navigate through encounters with supernatural forces.

Layers of Fear: 

Step into the shoes of a disturbed painter in this psychological horror game. As you explore your Victorian mansion, you'll encounter surreal and nightmarish scenarios that blur the line between reality and madness.

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Alien: Isolation

Based on the iconic film franchise, Alien: Isolation puts players in the shoes of Amanda Ripley, daughter of Ellen Ripley. Trapped aboard a space station with a relentless xenomorph, you must use stealth and resourcefulness to survive.

The Evil Within 

From the creator of Resident Evil, this game follows detective Sebastian Castellanos as he investigates a series of gruesome murders. Enter a nightmarish world filled with twisted creatures and mind-bending environments.

Fatal Frame Series 

In these Japanese horror games, you use a camera to capture ghosts and unravel the mysteries surrounding haunted locations. Prepare for chilling encounters and eerie atmospheres. It is one of the more underrated horror games in my view.

Little Nightmares is more of a casual horror game

Little Nightmares: 

This eerie puzzle-platformer follows a young girl named Six as she navigates a disturbing and grotesque world known as The Maw. With its unique art style and atmospheric gameplay, it's a perfect choice for more casual horror. It also has a good sequel too.

Dying Light 

Set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by zombies, this open-world game combines parkour movement with intense combat. Survive the night as you scavenge for supplies and face off against hordes of infected.

Condemned: Criminal Origins 

Play as FBI agent Ethan Thomas as he investigates a series of brutal murders in this atmospheric first-person psychological thriller. This game is incredibly underrated and often overlooked. It also has a 2nd game that is pretty underrated.

Alan Wake

A mystery horror game where a writer, called Alan Wake funnily enough, discovers that the town is being taken over by an otherworldly darkness known as the Dark Presence. Armed with a flashlight and various firearms, Alan must fight off possessed townspeople and shadowy creatures while unraveling the truth behind the Dark Presence and rescuing his wife.

Have I missed your favourite horror game?
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