With Halloween coming, it is time for spooky stuff. Horror movies are certainly a choice, but if you want to actually be involved in the scaring, you will need to look to video games. Here is a list of some horror games that you should check out if you are into this kind of entertainment. Hardcore horror fans might not be satisfied with these games, but it should appeal to the average audience. The games in this list range across many platforms, not just PlayStation or Xbox One.

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Resident Evil

Debuted in 1996, Resident Evil has practically become a classic series at this point. While the series does have its ups and downs, it will still bring you a scary experience alongside the main characters Leon, Chris, Ada and Jill. The second entry of the series, Resident Evil 2, is seeing a remake. However, you won’t be able to get your hands on it until next January. The latest title of the series up to date is Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. It is available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard official launch trailer


F.E.A.R is a first person shooter game on Xbox One and PS3. Despite that fact, the scary thing of the game is not the shooting (that is not to say the action isn’t good, because it is), but the parts when there are no enemies around. This game has all the classic tricks to scare people: Doors randomly opening, mysterious sounds coming from who-know-where, creepy children. It will certainly give you chills.

F.E.A.R 3 Cinematic Trailer

Friday the 13th: The Game

Friday the 13th: The Game draws inspiration from the classic horror movie series of the same name. In this game, you will either play as serial killer Jason Voorhees or his targets, the councilors of Camp Crystal Lake. It might not the scariest game out there, but it certainly does have an eerie atmosphere to it.

Friday the 13th: The Game Official Trailer

Lone survivor

This game move away from the traditional horror style. It uses 2D graphics with pixels to create the environment and characters. In Lone Survivor, the main character sets out to explore his apartment complex to find out if someone else is living there, then he has to find a way to escape the city. This game is a little less scary than the others on this list. It is suitable for you if you are looking for something lighter but still want some chills.

Lone Survivor Launch Trailer

Dead Space

What are the settings that we often see in the horror genre? An old house? A forest? A clinic? I bet you didn’t think of space, did you? Well brace yourself, because that is exactly where Dead Space is taking you. In this game you will control Isaac Clarke, the engineer of a space ship whose task is to find out what the hell is happening on the ship. Horror aside, the combat of this game is also great. Normally in shooter games, the common sense tells you to shoot enemies in the head. Dead Space mixes things up a bit. In order to stop certain enemies, you have to aim for some other parts on their body. Sometimes they can even adapt and change their stance to cover their weaknesses. You can play Dead Space on PC, PS3 or Xbox 360.

Dead Space Trailer

Dead by Daylight

This game takes a similar approach to Friday the 13th: The Game. In this, you can join one of two teams. On one side are the survivors who has to find ways to power up the generators and escape. On the other, an invincible killer who wants to, well, kill everyone. The game has a frightening atmosphere. It keeps you on your toes at all times, knowing that there is a killer out there who is looking for your blood, and he could lurk around any corner. Dead by Daylight also has several DLCs that feature popular characters in horror movies. Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Leatherface etc. are all there.

Dead by Daylight Launch Trailer


The series Outlast is definitely up there in terms of the ability to terrify people. In the first game, you are trapped inside an asylum called Mount Massive, which holds a horde of patients with mental issues. Of course, if they get their hands on you, it won’t be pretty. One of the factors that makes Outlast so terrifying is that the character you control is practically powerless. Most anything can kill you. The very air around you seems tense and creepy. The second entry of the series will have you survive a town full of zealots. It retains many qualities from the first game. Several fans even think it surpasses its predecessor. The entire Outlast series is available on PS4 and Xbox One, as well as PC.

Outlast Trailer

Silent Hill

Just like Resident Evil, the Silent Hill series is amongst the big names in the horror game genre. In the first game, you control a character named Harry Mason, who has to search for his adopted daughter in a spooky town called Silent Hill. The town is home to some kind of cult with their evil activities, and sometimes there are jump scares, which horror fans often look down on as “not real scare”. Overall, though, the game has really good quality and style. Silent Hill is a long series, and sometimes there are games that stray from the path. If you want to experience the best that Silent Hill has to offer, you should stick with the main games, those that are numbered. There are several Silent Hill games, available on various systems.

Silent Hill 4 Trailer


SOMA might not be your traditional horror game, but it is on this list for a reason. The story is a lot deeper than you would expect at first glance. The atmosphere is definitely on point. The controls of the game might be a bit weird at times, but that takes very little away from this thriller. You can play SOMA on PC, PS4 or Xbox One.

SOMA Trailer

These are just a few recommendations of good horror games. Of course there are still many out there that you can enjoy during this Halloween season.