Top 10 Terrifying Horror Video Games To Enjoy

Video games have developed a lot in the past few decades. With better graphics and interesting storylines, video games now deliver more real life experience.

Horror games have always given a thrilling experience to the gamers. From early games like “Dangerous Dave” and “House of the Dead”, horror games have been a great addition to video games.

Over the years many horror games had launched for different platforms. Here is a list made up of the most horrific and thrilling games of them all. These games put you in a world where nightmare walks on the streets. Can you face them?

Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Genre: Survival Horror
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, OnLive

The game revolves around the character Daniel, who must complete missions while avoiding the monsters. The game does not give you any weapons to defend yourself with. You have to run and hide to stay alive. The game offers an interesting Sanity level that must be kept in check. Daniel will lose his sanity while staying in darkness for too long, witnessing horrifying events or staring at the monsters. You must hide from the monsters who will hunt you down if they see you.

Alan Wake
Genre: Survival Horror
Platforms: Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows

This horror game story revolves around a bestselling thriller novelist Alan Wake. Suffering from writes block, Alan and his wife Alice travel to a town named Bright Falls in Washington. Though they didn’t know the town was lurking with shadowy fiends. Now with her wife gone missing, Alan has to fight these fiends with a flashlight and a pistol to uncover answers that seem to have something to do with a novel he wrote.

Dead Space
Genre: Survival Horror
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Dead Space is one the most thrilling games out there. In the game, you play the role of Isaac Clarke, an engineer on the ship. The ship has been taken over by an alien scourge that has killed the crew and turned them into walking corpses. Your mission is to explore the ship while surviving against extraterrestrial threats. Be sure to keep your focus on the sound all the time because when the silence is broken, it’s time to strike.

Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem
Genre: Survival Horror
Platform: GameCube

You start the game as Alexandra Roivas, who is present in a mansion on Rhode Island searching for the clues relating his grandfather’s murder. She found a book in the mansion that allows her to experience some stories that happed in the past. Each time you go into the past, you will play as a different character. You have to play through each stage to uncover the mystery. Also be aware of the Sanity Effects i.e. fake errors that might trick you into believing that something is wrong with your console.

Fatal Frame Series
Genre: Survival Horror
Platforms: PlayStation 2, Wii, Xbox, Nintendo 3DS

No doubt one of the most well designed horror game series ever created. The game is all about paranormal creatures like ghosts. Your mission in the game is to clear different stages by taking pictures of ghosts. Your camera also plays the role of your weapon, which you will use to fight. The game really offers a horrific experience as you explore through haunted places and abandoned ruins. It is kind of a game that will keep you awake at nights. The gameplay offers more of a real world like theme with creatures you hear stories about in real life. This is one reason why this game will keep your heart pumping throughout the game.

Genre: Psychological Horror
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

F.E.A.R is a game with a lot of challenges. The game presents one of the most advances AI control intelligence. You will see the computer using strategies to take you out rather than following a simple route.

In the game, you take the role of a point man from a special force, designed to deal with paranormal threats.

Genre: Survival Horror
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4

One of the worst things that can happen to you in a horror game is running out of ammo to fight back. But imagine this scenario straight from the start. Outlast is a game where you don’t have the ability to fight back. The gameplay follows a freelance journalist Miles Upshur, who gets trapped in an Asylum, filled with nearly-inhuman inmates. Now Upshur has to leave this place alive while using his hiding and running skills. Only a video camera is given to you with night vision, but you have to renew its batteries by searching them in the game.

Resident Evil
Genre: Survival Horror
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Sony PlayStation, PlayStation Network, Nintendo DS, Sega Saturn

If you have seen or played any other game of the series, then you must know what an epic gameplay this series has to offer. Anyway, it all started with the first game in the series. The gameplay focuses on your character that is the member of S.T.A.R.S, a special task force. All you have to do is survive till the end while facing mutated creatures, unlocking mysterious along the way.

Silent Hill 2
Genre: Survival Horror
Platforms: PlayStation 2, Xbox (DC), Xbox 360(DC), Windows (DC), PlayStation 3 (HD)

Although not a direct squeal to the first game, still Silent Hill 2 has an interesting storyline. The game focuses more on navigating through the town finding keys, maps and solving puzzles. The town is filled with monsters which you can fight will melee and range weapons. The game gives a perfect horror environment with dim lighting and fog.

The Room
Genre: Puzzle
Platforms: iOS, Android

The Room is a short 3D puzzle game that is set in a room where you have to unlock locks after locks to uncover what is inside in each of them for reaching the final puzzle. The game reveals more story as you progress on the fifth Classical Element “Null”. The game becomes more haunting when you panic through the later set of puzzles.