The 17 Best Dark Fantasy Games for PC

Dark Fantasy Games
Dark Fantasy is a subgenre within Fantasy which focuses on frightening images and themes. Dark Fantasy typically follows a tormented protagonist as he fights through a number of horrors and trials to overcome that torment.

Here are the 17 best dark fantasy games for PC

Fantasy has long been a genre of ridicule.  When you say fantasy to the average person, they think children’s fairy tales or their mind falls into the adult oriented, sexual fantasy.  In truth, fantasy is an amazing genre in which storytellers can tell human stories through mystical or supernatural devices.

Dark fantasy delves deeper into these devices, often adding horror elements into the story.  After all, who doesn’t love a good story with man overcoming creatures of darkness.

So, here are the list of the 17 best dark fantasy games for the PC.

17. Vampyr

VAMPYR 28 Minutes of Gameplay (E3 2017)

Vampyr is the latest game from Dontnod Entertainment and features many of the same group who worked on their last project, Life is Strange.  Explore the dark times that was the 1918 London Spanish flu pandemic through the blood hazed eyes of a vampire.

Explore the struggle of Jonathan Reid, a physician turned vampire, as he navigates the twist and turns of his new dark life, his vampire nature now conflicting with the Hippocratic Oath he took as a doctor.

The game features a semi-open world of London that is fully interactable.  Roam the open world and feed upon human blood to unlock new vampiric abilities.  Vampyr sets the stage for a dark tale of the struggle of duality, of monsters and men.  None can escape the darkness within.

Feed on humans to replenish strength and grow more powerful.

Use melee and ranged weapons, coupled with vampiric abilities to overcome opponent.

There are four ways for the game to end, each depending on the decisions made throughout.

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Tanya Davidson is a Breton sorcerer from Tamriel. She has a strong interest for RPG and horror games and has written over a hundred thousand words on the topic. Tanya loves spending time in Tamriel.
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elcoldtown 5 years 3 months ago

Never thought about it, but browsed through other dark fantasy games after reading this piece and thought to myself that The Witcher series is the perfect example of dark fantasy. Hell, it's even darker than the books at times, and the original game might be the darkest one. There aren't many magic there (perhaps because of the visuals) and all other aspects of dark fantasy are there.

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