Spooktober is here, so we couldn’t resist sharing our picks for the best scary games to play the upcoming Halloween evening. Or any other evening actually. So sit back, relax, and prepare yourself for jump scares, blood, and many terrifying monstrosities.
This ranking of scary games bases on our personal opinions – we didn’t intend to give you the most thrilling or terrifying games, but the ones we find really entertaining and someway outstanding.
The second part of the psychological horror Layers of Fear will mess with your head. Explore the depths of the ship you’re on and discover your past. Try to expose the reason for your part in this story. Enjoy the classical soundtrack mixed with the distant breaking of waves as the darkness surrounds you. Feel free to start with Layers of Fear if you’re not familiar with this title.
Gripping sci-fi psychological horror game from the creators of Amnesia: The Dark Descent. The action takes place in an underwater research facility PATHOS-II in 2104. The crew unexpectedly become the last people existing on Earth. Try to survive in the collective isolation and beware of the monsters trying to kill you.
Okay, this is just a DLC of Dead by Daylight, but it deserves a place in this ranking. It lets you improve your game by adding beloved characters from one of the best Netflix series. Invite Nancy Wheeler and Steve Harrington to your team of Survivors and stand against the new untamable Killer – the Demogorgon.
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Another psychological horror game. This time with a third-person view. Become a medium living in two worlds at once: the world of the living and the spirits. Enjoy never-seen-before patented gameplay of two worlds displayed at the same time. Enter a dark reality inspired by the paintings of one of the most famous Polish artists.
Cinematic branching horror game, in which your decisions determine the story. Escape from a buried Sumerian temple full of unearthly creatures with your enemy by your side. Follow a Special Forces group on their way to the Iraq War. Enjoy this game with your friends in online multiplayer mode or 5-player pass-the-pad mode.
Cute at first glance puzzle-platformer horror adventure game. It’s the prequel of Little Nightmares from 2017. Throughout the gameplay, you will try to survive the horrors of the city as Mono, with the helping hand of his friend – Six. The game has pleasing graphics, an unforgettable atmosphere, and a brilliant soundtrack.
First-person shooter developed by the Turtle Rock Studios – the creators of Left 4 Dead. Join a team of Cleaners and fight with the infected Ridden. Gather your friends and take one of the sides in PvP mode. Discover all of the eight available characters and their unique abilities. Play uniquely, thanks to the Cards and the presence of the AI Director.
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Another game from famous survival horror series. This time the terrifying events play out in the desert. You will have the possibility to wander through caves and ancient tombs as Tasi Trianon from a first-person perspective. You will get to know more about the story by solving various puzzles and reading the notes left by others.
As a winner of multiple awards, Dead Space is an absolute masterpiece when it comes to scary games. The number of over million sold copies speaks for itself. Discover the story of Isaac Clarke, an engineer navigating a mining spaceship overrun by Necromorphs. Try your best to survive the fights with the monsters while struggling with increasing psychosis.
A truly terrifying horror experience from the iconic series. This refreshed title has brought survival horrors to the next level. Watch the dramatic events from the first-person perspective with a photorealistic surrounding. Reunite with Ethan Winters, the protagonist of Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, in a small village in Eastern Europe. Maybe it’s not as hair-raising, but it definitely has a spirited atmosphere you may look for this Halloween.