Top 10 Horror Video Games

Not everyone like open-world games or action games, some people actually prefer to play horror video games. This list is just for those people who wanted to play horror video games. Some of the games in this are too old but are awesome to play if you ignore graphics. I'm sure if some good gaming industry remake it then these old games will also be top tier games in horror video game's category.

So without any further delay, let's get started with the list of Top 10 Horror Video Games.




Context

  • Horror Video Games
      • Dead Space
      • Fatal Frame a.k.a Project Zero
      • Until Dawn
      •  Alien: Isolation
      • Amnesia: The Dark Descent
      • Outlast, 4. System Shock 2
      • Resident Evil 2: Remake
      • Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
      • Silent Hill 2
  • Conclusion



Horror Video Games



10. Dead Space

Dead Space
We start our list of horror video games with Dead Space. Dead Space was released in October 2008 which is pretty much an old game. This game was released for various platforms like Xbox 360, Windows and PlayStation 3. The game was developed by EA Redwood Shores.

The genre of game is survival shooting game in which you have to fight with Necromorphs, Monsters and reanimated humans corpses, on interstellar mining ships. Later on, Dead Space 2 and Dead Space 3 were also released.



9. Fatal Frame a.k.a Project Zero

Fatal Frame a.k.a Project Zero
Coming up next at number 9, we have a Fatal Frame game. This game has different names like Zero in Japan and Project Zero in Europe. This game is also pretty much old and was published in 2001. The game was published and developed by Koei Tecmo. The game was released for the various platforms, for example, PlayStation 2, Nintendo, Xbox etc. 

The environment of the game consists of various ghosts and supernatural elements. The game is really horrible to play because of its horrible scenery and environment. The game received a lot of positive reviews from critics.

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8. Until Dawn

Until Dawn
At number 8, we have Until Dawn in our list. This game was released in 2015 for PlayStation 4. The game is an interactive drama survival game and has only one player mode that is Single-Player mode. 

The game is in a third-person perspective with eight players. They have to survive on Blackwood Mountain. You have to make some choices during gameplay, and the lives of characters will depend on these choices. The player controls the character and tries to solve mysteries in a scary environment. 



7. Alien: Isolation

Alien: Isolation
In the list of horror video games, we have Alien: Isolation. Alien: Isolation is a science fiction alien horror game which is developed by Creative Assembly in 2014. The game was released for nearly every platform e.g PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, etc.  The game is in the first-person perspective. It was firstly designed to be in the third person but late on they change it into first-person for a more intense experience for the player. 

With various tools like motion tracker and flamethrower, you have to save yourself from creepy alien creatures. Alien's AI, game design, sound design and art design was the reason why this game gets a lot of praise from critics.

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6. Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Amnesia: The Dark Descent
At number 6 we have Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a survival horror adventure game. The game was released for various platforms in different years like in 2010 it was released for Windows, Linux and Mac OS but after that, in 2016 it was released for PlayStation and finally for Xbox One in 2018. 

The game is in the first-person perspective and has an only single-player mode. The story proceeds with the protagonist of the game named Daniel, who explores the dark and foreboding castle. He has to save himself from monsters and creepy creatures in this game. The game received too many positive reviews and get two awards also. 



5. Outlast

Outlast
We have Outlast as one of the best horror video games. Outlast is a first-person psychological horror survival video game. The game was released for Microsoft Windows in 2013 and in 2014, it was released for Xbox and PlayStation. In 2015 and 2018, it was released for OS X and Nintendo Switch respectively. 

The gameplay follows a freelance investigation journalist, named Miles Upshur. Miles Upshur investigates a horrible and mysterious hospital that is located in the mountains of Lake Country and when he investigates the hospital, he found hospital littered with corpses of staff. After that, he finds that he can not get back and have to move on to his way. 

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4. System Shock 2

System Shock 2
At number 4 we have System Shock 2. System Shock 2 is an old 90's game. It was released in 1999 and it is an action role-playing horror survival game. The game is in the first-person perspective and has both of the modes, single-player mode and multiplayer mode. The game consists of combat and exploration of a ship that was devastated by a genetic infection. 

The player has abilities of hacking and psionic. The game didn't get positive reviews from critics at that time but later on, experts realize that this game was highly influential and game design was too good in term of first-person shooting. The game was considered to be far ahead of its time as compared to other 90's games. 



3. Resident Evil 2: Remake

Resident Evil 2: Remake
Next, we have at number 2 is Resident Evil 2: Remake. Resident Evil 2: Remake is a survival horror game that was released on 25 January 2019. The game was released for Xbox One, Windows and PlayStation 4. This game is a remake of 1998 game Resident Evil 2.

The story of this one of the best horror video games follows a police officer named Leon S Kennedy and a college student Claire Redfield. They both attempt to escape from a Raccoon City during the zombie apocalypse. The game is infested with a lot of zombies of different categories. Realistic graphics and visual effects are too good and the user feels like he is in the game.

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2. Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem

Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
Our second most horror game is Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem. Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem is a psychological horror action-adventure video game. This game was released in 2002 and was developed by Silicon Knights. The game is in third-person perspective just like Resident Evil. 

The gameplay is pretty much the same as Resident Evil. The game has unique features like "Sanity effects" that distinguish it from Resident Evil games. This game was not a commercial success but it was widely praised by critics and won a lot of awards.



1. Silent Hill 2

Silent Hill 2
At number one we have Silent Hill 2 game. Silent Hill 2 is a survival horror game that was published by Konami. The game was released in 2001 and after that remastered version was also released in 2012 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

The game is in a third-person perspective that has an only single-player mode. In gameplay, you have to find items to solve riddles. The game doesn't focus on combat or shooting. The game is often considered to be the greatest horror game ever made and among the greatest video game of all time.



Conclusion

So this is the list for horror video games. Let us know what is your experience and what game you find the most horror video game? This is solely based on our choices and picks, it has nothing to do with any official ranking. Someone might have its own list for horror games. The horror video games that we mentioned above are:

  • Dead Space
  • Fatal Frame a.k.a Project Zero
  • Until Dawn
  •  Alien: Isolation
  • Amnesia: The Dark Descent
  • Outlast, 4. System Shock 2
  • Resident Evil 2: Remake
  • Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
  • Silent Hill 2

I hope you'll consider this list informative. If you find any mistake in the article, please let us know in the comment section.



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