12 Best Japanese Horror Games for PC

Japanese Horror Games
Japan sure does love blood, death and horror!

Get scared. The Japanese way.

Japan has a long history of scaring people with their ghost stories, horror movies and games. Often, gamers don’t even realize that some of the world’s most successful game franchises originated in Japan. Here are the 12 Best Japanese Horror Games for PC.

12. Yomawari: Midnight Shadows

Yomawari: Midnight Shadows Gameplay

This is a sequel to Yomawari: Night Alone. Help reunite friends Yui and Haru after they lose each other at a hanabi matsuri (fireworks festival). In the dark, all they have are flashlights and their wits. They cannot fight off the lurking spirits, but can hide, dodge and use special items. Developed by Nippon Ichi Software, the cute, childlike style point-and-click offers something unique in gameplay: The story unfolds by alternating between Yui and Haru’s point of view. Depending on the player’s choices as each character, the plot will propel their intertwined story.

Barbed wire might mean GO AWAY, little girl.

For this I carry a flashlight? You ugleh.

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Daria is an octopus (multi-tasker!). Since graduating from Film Studies, she has freelanced as an arts & culture writer. Currently she focuses on film critique – specializing in horror and genre film.
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