Horror games are one of the most popular genres of video games. These scary games are more effective than any horror movie because you’re actually part of the whole experience. Scary games can send chills down your spine in many ways.
So today, we’ll discuss the best scary games you can play on PC. You can play these games and enjoy (or despise) all their scary moments. So let’s get started.
10. Dead By Daylight
Dead By Daylight is a multiplayer horror game that was released in 2016. It was originally a PC exclusive but later ported to Playstation and XBOX. It’s a 1V4 game in which one player assumes the role of a ruthless killer and the other four play as survivors.
While the killer must impale each victim on hooks and sacrifice them to the “Entity,” the survivors must escape, capture and repair five generators to unlock the exit gates. It is quite a simple concept, but it can lead to scary moments. Moreover, Dead By Daylight gives you a true horror movie experience.
Alien: Isolation is a 2015 survival horror game. It is a spin-off of the cult-classic horror film called Alien. This game is set 15 years after the events of that movie. You take on the role of Amanda Ripley, the daughter of Ellen Ripley, as she investigates her mother’s abduction. Amanda soon learns about the presence of Alien species on the ship.
It would help if you found a means to escape. The game focuses on stealth and survival horror gameplay. It is atmospheric horror at its finest, and if you’re a fan of the first Alien movie, you’ll fall in love with this game. Alien: Isolation is a beautifully disturbing game.
The 8th entry in the Resident Evil franchise is titled Resident Evil Village. It was developed and published by Capcom and released in 2021. This game is a direct sequel to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. This game features an FPP to make things more immersive, just like the previous game.
In this game, Ethan Winters’ wife and children are abducted and taken to a town deep beneath Europe’s cold mountains. To free his family from the wicked Mother Miranda, he must fight against numerous monsters such as Zombies and other industrial abominations. Make sure you play this one with the lights on because there will be a lot of jumpscares.
You might have played many top-down video games, but have you ever played a scary top-down game? Well, Darkwood is exactly that. It is a top-down horror game that was released in 2017. The game is set in a strange dark forest somewhere in the Soviet Bloc, where the main characters are trapped. The overall storyline of this game can be different depending on how you play it.
The scariest part of this game is its sound design. I recommend you play this game with a good pair of headphones. Darkwood’s sound design will make your skin crawl without showing much on-screen. Nevertheless, it is a unique game, and it is also quite underrated.
Another multiplayer horror game on our list is Phasmophobia. If you are a fan of ghost hunting shows, then this is the right game for you. Phasmophobia is developed and released by Kinetic Games. It is described as an “investigative horror game.” It is a unique concept and is very popular among content creators.
In this game, The players must fulfill a contract in which they must identify the sort of ghost that haunts the designated location. They can use voice chat but at a certain distance only. Phasmophobia includes voice recognition, which allows specific pieces of equipment and even the ghost to hear and comprehend crucial words and phrases said by players.
SadSquare Studio developed and produced Visage, an indie psychological horror video game released in 2020. This game is inspired by the canceled Silent Hill game by Konami. This game is also from a first-person perspective.
In this game, you play as Dwayne Anderson, a resident of a vast mansion haunted by the supernatural, as he attempts to figure a way out and learn what is causing all of the madness in his mansion. Every horror fan praised this upon its release. It isn’t as polished as some other games on this list, but it does a fine job of scaring the player.
The Dead Space trilogy is a series of TPP shooter horror games. The story revolves around Engineer Isaac Clarke, who learns that his entire crew has been slaughtered and infected by some creepy alien race when their mission goes wrong. So he sets out to find a way to escape this planet.
All the games in the Dead Space Trilogy are amazing. These games rely on jumpscares to scare you. However, the claustrophobic nature of the game’s design may also be scary for some people. Overall, these games are worth playing. A remake of this game has also been announced.
Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a top-rated video game despite being old. It is a survival horror game that was released in 2010. It was made popular by different Youtubers. This game quickly gathered a fanbase thanks to its jumpscares and sound design.
In this game, you play as Daniel, exploring Brennenburg, a dark and gloomy castle, while attempting to save his sanity by dodging creatures and disturbing happenings. Naturally, you do not want to play this game late at night. It will definitely keep you awake. However, due to its thrilling storyline, it is quite addictive as well. Moreover, you may be able to find this game for cheap since it is an indie title.
Evil Within 2 is a sequel to the hit game Evil Within (duh). This scary game was released in 2017 and was developed by Tango Gameworks. The game was successful like its predecessor. It was praised for its aesthetics, story, and gameplay. It is a TPP game and is a damn good one. It is set 3 years after the events of the first game.
Sebastian Castellanos has left the Krimson City Police Department after the events at Beacon Mental Hospital. His experiences at Beacon still torment him, and the death of his daughter Lily in a home fire. However, things begin to go downwards when he learns that Lily is still alive. Evil Within 2 is truly a horror masterpiece.
1. Outlast 2
Outlast 2 is probably the most well-known and most critically acclaimed scary game on this list. It is again a first-person survival horror game. It was developedHowever, hisd published by Red Barrels. Outlast two was released four years after the original game, in 2017.
The game follows a journalist called Blake Langermann and his wife Lynn as they travel through the Arizona desert to investigate the death of a pregnant lady only known as Jane Doe. Both are separated in a helicopter accident, and Blake must find his wife while journeying through a community populated by a crazed cult that believes the end of the world is near. Outlast 2 is one the best scary games to play on PC. It has amazing graphics and haunting gameplay.
So this was our list of the best scary games to play on PC. We hope you found yourselves some new games to play. Visit our homepage for more.