It’s the last top 10 of the month! I hope you’ve enjoyed them. Today I am appealing to my gamer friends. If you want some excellent horror recommendations, I have the list for you. Without further ado, here are my ten favourite scary games of all time…
This is the scariest game I’ve ever played. I jumped so many times my heart actually started hurting…not a good sign! It is a first-person survival game that allows you to play as freelance journalist, Miles Upshur, who decides to investigate a remote, psychiatric hospital named Mount Massive Asylum in Colorado. What could go wrong?! When he arrives, Miles realises the halls are littered with corpses of the staff. Unable to escape the way you came in, you’re forced to persevere through the twisted hospital armed with only a camcorder. What’s scary about this game is that you aren’t allowed any weapons, so if you’re spotted by one of the murderous residents, you have to hide and hope they don’t find you. As you progress, things just get more and more disturbing. I was not a fan of the sequel unfortunately.
2.) Bloodlines: The Masquerade
This is actually one of my favourite video games of all time. I mentioned it here. Bloodlines is an RPG (role-playing game) where you get to choose your character, your strengths/weaknesses, dialogue and even how it ends! As a fully-fledged vampire, you travel through dirty Downtown LA, Hollywood, Chinatown & Santa Monica completing quests, feeding on humans and choosing which faction to ultimately side with. One mission involves investigating a haunted house and it’s simply terrifying. Play this game if you haven’t already!
3.) Alan Wake
My husband and I played this entire game together in our early years of dating. It’s scary as hell but a lot of fun. You play as Alan Wake, a thriller novelist who tries to uncover the mystery behind his wife’s disappearance during a vacation in the fictional town of Bright Falls, Washington. At the same time, plot points from Alan’s latest novel (that he cannot remember writing) start coming to life. You need to navigate the mountains, lakes and forests of Washington in the dark with nothing but a torch to light your way. Don’t stick to the shadows too long or you’ll be eaten up by the darkness. This is a visually stunning game with a great story. I highly recommend it.
4.) The Evil Within
If you enjoy a challenge, I recommend playing The Evil Within. It’s hard even on easy mode. At one point, you have to battle with invisible monsters. Yes…invisible. It’s a third-person, horror survival game that follows Sebastian Castellanos as he’s pulled into a world of nightmares. One of the cool things about this game are the save points. Whenever you find a mirror with classical music playing, stand in front of it and let it suck you into a safe-zone where you’re able to upgrade your weapons and unlock collectibles. The story itself is mind-blowing. I won’t explain it because I don’t want to spoil anything. Find out for yourself!
5.) Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
It’s hard to choose from all the Resident Evil games but I’m going to go with 7 because I had an awesome experience with it. My husband and I watched a YouTuber we like play through the entire thing when it was first released. You can check that out here. It was so much fun. You play as Ethan Winters, a man searching for his wife in a derelict plantation occupied by a cannibalistic family. As you move through their home, you have to solve puzzles and avoid them at all cost, lest you get eaten! It’s messed up. You’re going to see some pretty disturbing things but it’s worth the journey, trust me.
6.) Among The Sleep
This is a very unique game that is completely different to any of the others mentioned on this list. You play the entire game as a toddler. You read that right! On your second birthday, you receive a teddy bear that comes alive and just wants to play. In the middle of the night, you wake in your cot and see your teddy being taken by a mysterious creature. When you locate him in the washing machine, your teddy tells you that your mother has been abducted and together, you have to find her. This takes you on an epic journey in the dark full of monsters and things that go bump in the night. As a toddler, you can only crawl so if you see something spooky…hide! It’s so creepy witnessing gigantic beats from a child’s perspective. I really enjoyed this one.
7.) Murdered: Soul Suspect
I’ve played this entire game through twice, so it’s safe to say I think everybody should play it. It takes place in modern-day Salem where a serial-killer known as The Bell Killer begins murdering seemingly connected victims. Detective Ronan O’Connor tracks down The Bell Killer but before he can arrest him, he’s thrown out of a window and killed. As a ghost, Ronan will not be able to reach the afterlife until he solves the case and discovers the identity of the man who killed him. You also get the awesome ability to move through walls and manipulate objects. With the help of Abigail (a Puritan ghost) and a medium named Joy, you’ll have to travel through haunted asylums, graveyards and more to locate clues that will lead you to the truth. So freaking good!
8.) Layers Of Fear
This game is perfect for those who want to be scared but don’t want to physically see any monsters. It’s a psychological horror that follows a disturbed painter who is trying to complete his magnum opus. As you move through his Victorian mansion, you slowly chip away at the layers of his past. The house revolves around atmospheric puzzle-solving and exploration. Just when you think you know your way around, the walls move and things continue to change; messing with the player’s mind. It’s a lot of fun but be prepared to jump! I’m currently playing the second one and it’s definitely scarier but not as enjoyable as the first (in my opinion).
9.) Little Nightmares
I only just finished playing Little Nightmares this month. Because I enjoyed it so much, I had to add it to this list. You play as a little girl named Six, who awakens from a nightmare of a scary woman dressed as a geisha. Armed with only a lighter, you need to sneak through the bowls of The Maw, a massive iron vessel designed for much larger inhabitants. You cannot kill, so your best chance at survival is to outsmart and outrun your enemies. The aim is to find the geisha from your nightmares and defeat her. This game is hard and it takes a lot of patience at times but the animation is amazing. It’s extremely creative. I love a game where you have to work out how to move from room to room and this delivers exactly that. Plus you get to hug cute Nomes that run around!
10.) The Park
Last but certainly not least we have The Park, which is a psychological, first person horror game. It takes place in Atlantic Island Park that closed back in the year of 1980 for mysterious reasons. You play as Lorraine, a single mother to a boy named Callum, who runs into the park after closing time, forcing you to chase him. As Lorraine moves through the abandoned amusement grounds, she’s forced to confront her own anxieties as a parent, whilst witnessing the horrors within the attractions. The cool thing about this game is that you get to go on rides. At the end, you have to walk through a haunted house which will make you jump several times. It’s a surprisingly emotional story and one I could relate to as Lorraine speaks about her postpartum depression whilst searching for her son. Definitely worth checking out.
I hope you liked this list! Please recommend some super scary games below!
Thanks for reading. Peace & Love xoxo