[Top 25] Best Horror Games For PC Right Now (Ranked Fun To Most Fun)

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Get ready for some blood-curdling fun with this list of terrifyingly awesome horror games. 

Get that PC fired up and face your fears!

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25. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

(Available on PC)

Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl trailer

Can you survive the turmoil that Chernobyl left behind and survive the many dangers of “the Zone”? 

In 2006, another reactor went off in a zone that they thought could be kept safe. The aftermath is deadly radiation that’s caused mutated creatures and abnormal energy to occur. 

Six years later the zone is more dangerous than ever. Can you hunt down and destroy your enemy without getting killed? 

The fact you have amnesia is a major setback….but it won’t stop you from delving into this world of monsters and people called “S.T.A.L.K.E.R.’s” who control a black market of strange artifacts. 

Enjoy unravelling the mysteries and destroying otherworldly monsters in this incredibly awesome alternate reality, first-person shooter game.

24. Amnesia Rebirth

(Available on PC, PlayStation 4, Linux, Amazon Luna and Macintosh)

Amnesia Rebirth trailer

Are you afraid of the dark? If so “Amnesia Rebirth” will send you into a fit of terror.

Explore dark caves that creep under the ancient ruins of an old alien world that your character comes to discover via time travel. She has no recollection of how she came to have the time travelling amulet, or where any of her companions went. 

Can you withstand the dark, face the hallucinations and handle the whispers in the distance without losing your mind? 

Use light sources, manage your fear, solve puzzles and have a blast with this suspenseful, first-person horror game. 

23. System of Shock 2

(Available on PC, Dreamcast, Microsoft Windows, macOS, DOS and Macintosh)

System of Shock 2 trailer

The sounds, visuals and camera angles set the tone perfectly for terror in “System of Shock 2”. Enter starship, Van Braun, and try to uncover the mystery that surrounds it. 

You wake up in a cryo-tube to discover that you’ve had cybernetic implants installed into your flesh. How has the artificial intelligence on the ship managed to take over and slaughter the entire crew?

Utilize your powers, weapons and special skills while you defeat monsters and avoid becoming one of the infected. 

“System of Shock 2” has become one of the games that have inspired so many other wicked horror games, like “BioShock” and “Deus Ex”. 

And you can even play multiplayer! 

22. The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan 

(Available on PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One)

The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan trailer

“Man of Medan” is a haunting, cinematic adventure where you go on a terrifying diving trip with your friends. What awaits you isn’t the laid-back vacation you were hoping it was going to be.

It’s part of the “Dark Pictures” anthology collection,  which has a series of horror stories that intertwine. A truly one-of-a-kind ghost story. 

Play alone or with your friends, as you explore and make choices that could be detrimental to your survival.

While the gameplay is not high impact the story still has a lot of suspense and complex dialogue decisions to keep you guessing and wanting to know more. 

21. Cry of Fear

(Available on PC)

Cry of Fear trailer

“Cry of Fear” is a game that doesn’tfail to pack a punch. It’s a mod of “Half Life’  that’s managed to be wickedly successful on its own…winning many awards and becoming a fan favorite. 

You play a teenage boy who gets hit by a car and wakes up alone and confused in an alley full of grotesque monsters that are out to kill him. He has no idea what’s going on, as he explores the cold of Scandinavia, searching for answers. 

The game has multiple endings, a massive collection of weapons to choose from, and many terrifying creatures. You can even unlock a special two-player campaign after beating the game. 

20. Slender: The Eight Pages

(Available on PC, macOS and Macintosh)

Slender: The Eight Pages trailer

Explore the dark and ominous woods in the “Slender: The Eight Pages” game. Where your main goal is to find the 8 missing pages that are your only chance of survival.

A dark and ominous creature is following you in the dark and you only have so much light source to see it…when you can. Use your wits, and various light sources and try not to run out of breath, as you escape the danger that lurks in the woods. 

19. The Evil Within 2

(Available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox Cloud Gaming)

The Evil Within 2 trailer

Bethesda impresses us once again, with an atmospheric and haunting story of adventure and discovery.

 In “The Evil Within 2”, you play a lost and confused man who just wants to save his daughter from the evil world of “STEM”. In this tense and rather difficult game, you must decide whether to face the dangers or hide in the shadows while you avoid traps and monsters without getting killed. 

With more characters, more death and a much more haunting atmosphere than its counterpart, “The Evil Within”. I’m sure you’re bound to get a dose of fear and adrenaline. 

18. Five Nights At Freddy’s

(Available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One)

Five Nights at Freddy’s trailer

You play as a guy who suffers from insomnia and decides to take on a night job watching over Freddy’s Pizza. Little do you know that things seem to be getting strange around the restaurant at night. 

You come to realize that the animatronic dolls decorating the restaurant are a lot more sinister than they seem. Can you escape their wrath and survive your nightly duties? 

Make sure you maintain your power as it depletes throughout the game. Use the surveillance cameras to your advantage and try to survive the five nights. 

“Five Nights At Freddy’s” deserves all the popularity it has gained and remains the best introduction to horror games for kids. 

17. The Quarry

(Available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S)

The Quarry trailer

Who doesn’t love the classic horror trope of camp counsellors at a murderous summer camp? “The Quarry” lets you play as nine camp counsellors who must fight against vengeful locals and supernatural monsters. 

Just when you thought you were going home after a fun summer, your car breaks down and you guys decide to party while waiting for another means of transportation. But you get more than what you bargained for when there’s an evil lurking in the woods. 

Unlike most classic horror/summer camp movies, there are supernatural monsters, rather than a generic serial killers. 

If you loved the movie “Cabin in the Woods” you’ll have a dreadfully, terrifying blast playing “The Quarry”.

16. Dead By Daylight

(Available on PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Epic Games Store, Nintendo Switch and Stadia)

Dead by Daylight trailer

“Dead By Daylight” is a totally original concept of horror consisting of4 versus 1 multiplayer. One person plays the savage killer and the others play the survivors who are trying to escape without being tracked down.

The survivors have the advantage of being able to work together to maneuver a plan. Whereas the killer is ruthless and if he catches you, you get tortured, killed and hung like slabs of meat. 

While the game has a simple concept, you’d be surprised by the depth of the characters, and all the fun horror references in the game. 

“Dead by Daylight” is a game that should not be missed. 

15. Dying Light Stay Human

(Available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X and Series S)

Dying Light Stay Human trailer

A new mutant strain of the Harran Virus escaped containment and is taking over the only safe zone in existence. Can you defeat zombies, avoid the wrath of citizens gone mad, and manage to keep yourself alive?

Enjoy the stealth and agile abilities of your character as you pounce across buildings, swiftly slash at your enemies, and enjoy the graphics of all the horrific zombies that inhabit the Modern Dark Ages. 

“Dying Light 2" plays like a horror version of “Assassins Creed”, which is another game that never disappoints. 

14. Friday the 13th: The Game

(Available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch)

Friday the 13th: The Game trailer

“Friday the 13th: The Game”, plays just like “The Quarry”, where you play a multiplayer game and one person is the villain and the rest are victims. Only this time you get to be the iconic villain, Jason Vorhees.

You get to explore the open world of Camp Crystal Lake where you find various weapons and means of defence against Jason. Or you get to hunt down and slaughter the counsellors in fun, campy ways that are reminiscent of the classic film series. 

With callbacks to all the different versions of Jason from the series. You can’t help but enjoy a terrifying taste of nostalgia. 

13. Outlast 2

(Available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch)

Outlast 2 trailer

You’re a cameraman on an investigative journey with your wife, Lynn. As you try and uncover the truth of why a pregnant woman almost got killed in the Arizona desert some strange things start to happen. 

Can you follow the clues and solve the mystery before the strange cult that inhabits a town hidden away from civilization before the bizarre happenings start to affect you?

With even more blood, guts and gore than the original “Outlast” game and a story that keeps you completely immersed. How can you not want to know more about the mysteries of Temple Gate?

12. Metro Exodus

(Available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Linus, Google Stadia, Amazon Luna, Xbox Series X and Series S, Mac OS and Macintosh)

Metro Exodus trailer

Set in the Winter of 2035, your character Artyem becomes increasingly tired of living his jaded and lonely life hiding underneath the city of Moscow. Can you escape and find some kind of civilization and hope for mankind?

Based on Dmitry Glukhovsky's novels and following the events in the earlier books. You must go on an epic journey through the dangerous world of post-apocalyptic Russia. 

Gather and lead a team of Spartan Rangers to help you find a new life somewhere past all the dangers that have taken over civilization. 

You get to enjoy a mixture of stealth and combat, as well as getting to craft and scavenge for weapons and other resources. 

Can you successfully lead your clan to safety on this horrifyingly epic quest?


11. Darkwood

(Available on PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Google Stadia, Linux, macOS, Classic Macintosh and Macintosh)

Darkwood trailer

“Darkwood” takes you on another terrifying adventure through the depths of a dark forest. This time it takes place somewhere in the Polish People’s Republic and there’s a plague that has mutated the forest and all that surrounds it. 

There’s a ton of suspense, mystery and a top-down perspective that gives the game an extra dose of terror. Explore, scavenge and improve your skills during the day. And by night, hide, survive and try not to go mad from the separation of reality. 

“Darkwood” is one of the most atmospherically, haunting games ever made for PC. You won’t want to miss the wicked graphics and intriguing storyline. 

10. Little Nightmares

(Available on PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One)

Little Nightmares trailer

Become an adorable little girl, named Six, who’s exploring the many obstacles of a dangerous underwater resort called, The Maw. She faces many challenges, as she makes her way through the many levels of the gigantic, sinister ship.

Throughout her journey, she faces many monsters, and traps and even has to resource food due to hunger pangs. Can she escape the Maw and find out her true meaning?

“Little Nightmares” is ram packed with whimsical, yet unsettling fun.

Join Six on a grand adventure and see what strange happenings lay ahead.

9. Amnesia Rebirth

(Available on PC, PlayStation 4, Linux, Amazon Luna and Macintosh)

Amnesia Rebirth trailer

Are you afraid of the dark? If so “Amnesia Rebirth” will send you into a fit of terror.

Explore dark caves that creep under the ancient ruins of an old alien civilization that your character comes to discover via time travel. She has no recollection of how she came to have the time travelling amulet or where any of her companions went.

Can you withstand the dark, face the hallucinations that await you, and handle the whispers in the distance without losing your mind?

Use light sources, manage your fear, solve puzzles and have a blast with this suspenseful, first-person horror game.

8. Pathologic 2

(Available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux and Macintosh)

Pathologic 2 trailer

“Pathologic 2” is a visually stunning psychological horror game of survival and terror. Become a plague doctor in search of a cure and a means of surviving the desolate town in Russia.

The year is 1917 and people are dying at an alarming rate. Can you manage to keep yourself alive and figure out the mystery of the deadly disease that’s destroying the world?

Maintain your health, gather resources and make difficult decisions while you explore the secluded town.

“Pathologic 2” is an extremely challenging but rewarding game to play. If games like “Dark Souls” were difficult for you… I might steer clear. Otherwise, this game has one of the most immersive and disturbing storylines of any game out there.

7. Resident Evil Village

(Available on PC, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, Stadia and MacOS)

Resident Evil Village trailer

You and your family have been kidnapped and trapped in a sinister village full of supernatural creatures. Can you escape the werewolves, vampires, witches, zombies and other evil humans and monsters, as you try to escape the madness around you?

In the world of Resident Evil, just when you think you’re safe, there’s something else right about to get you. Battle for your and your family’s lives and try to find a new way to live free of the abominations that have encapsulated the new world.

“Resident Evil Village” is the seventh installment in the franchise and lives up to its reputation of gore and fear. It has spectacular graphics, terrifying monsters and a sinfully fascinating storyline.

If you love Resident Evil and all things horror this is the game for you.

6. Dead Space

(Available on PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3)

Dead Space trailer

While “Dead Space” might be old, it doesn’t mean it doesn’t effectively scare us to the point of losing sleep. The game has gathered popularity and a massive fan following, which has inspired them to make a remake that is coming out sometime this year. Take ship as an Engineer named, Isaac Clarke, as he takes a job to repair a damaged space vessel. When you arrive you see that the crew has been slaughtered by an alien scourge. Soon after you realize some of the crew are still alive but infected with a dangerous virus.

Can you escape the ship without being ripped to shreds or infected?

There’s a lot more to the game regarding the story and things you need to accomplish. The world runs off mining resources and there’s a market of trading and selling, as well as cultists that are causing turmoil.

There’s absolutely no reason not to love everything about this classic horror masterpiece.

5. Silent Hill 2

(Available on PC, Xbox and Playstation 2)

Silent Hill 2 trailer

“Silent Hill 2” remains one of the best horror games ever made. Considering it was made in 2001 and continues to be one of the most played games by a ton of horror fans all over the world.

Play as a character named, James Sunderland, as he ventures through the supernatural town of Silent Hill. He receives a letter from his wife. But what’s strange is she died 3 years prior and she claims to be alive in this bizarre town.

Was the letter a prank? If it was.... the person really knew how to copy your wife’s writing. You figure it’s worth the dangers and you embark on a strange and terrifying quest to find the answers you’re looking for.

The tone and atmosphere of the game are extremely similar to the earlier “Silent Hill”, and the film that it was based on. Don’t let the terrible quality of the trailer deter you from playing this near-perfect horror classic.

4. Alien: Isolation

(Available on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Alien: Isolation trailer

“Alien: Isolation” is an impressively creative sequel to the movie “Alien”. You get to play as Amanda Ripley, who is in search of her mother, Ellen Ripley aboard the space station, Sevastopol.

If you’re a fan of the movie…what better way to keep the story going than to introduce the main character’s daughter to reprise her role?

She quickly discovers that the space station has been infested with aliens and needs to escape. Gather resources, make quick decisions and stay hidden when necessary as you enter a desperate battle for survival.

Enjoy the famous universe of “Alien” and try not to get horror-struck by the phenomenal detail and graphics the game entails. 

And the Xenomorphs are incredibly scary!

3. Alan Wake

(Available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox 360, Xbox Series X and Series S)

Alan Wake trailer

A vacation in the small town of Bright Falls seems like a good idea until your wife mysteriously goes missing. You play the character Alan Wake, as he tries to uncover the truth of the weird things that are going on in the secluded town.

It’s not very often a psychological suspense-style story that has a lot of action and intensity. But “Alan Wake” does both in a way that’ll fill you with intrigue and adrenaline.

Discover the darkness that’s taking over the town and enjoy all the twists, and turns the story has to offer. Can you find your wife and figure out why it seems one of your novels you’ve never written is coming to life?

Try not to go insane. And enjoy yourself as you unravel clues in one of the best horror adventure games you’ll ever play.

2. Resident Evil 4

(Available on Nintendo Switch, Game Cube, Wii, PlayStation 2, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Meta Quest, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Linux, Android and iOS)

Resident Evil 4 trailer

The President's daughter has been kidnapped by a murderous cult and it’s up to you to discover her whereabouts. The challenge is keeping yourself alive on your way to the village that’s rumoured to have her located.

“Resident Evil 4” just might be the best in the franchise. It brought horror gaming to a whole new level and has an amazing blend of survival and combat.

The game has all the original zombies from the original games and a whole bunch of new terrifying creatures to challenge you on your mission.

Can you find the President’s daughter as you slaughter zombies that are taking over the European landscape?

1.     Little Nightmares 2

(Available on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, and Google Stadia)

Little Nightmares 2 trailer

Six returns with another little nightmare as she guides a new character (which you play) named, Mono. A dark and ominous tower appears to be giving off evil transmissions that are distorting the world around them. Can you escape with Six while facing all your worst fears along the way?

“Little Nightmares 2” is both adorable and suspensefully terrifying. It’s graphically incredible and has an atmosphere that will make you feel like you’re in the game.

This game does not fail to own up to the previous “Little Nightmare” game and is full of even more horrific fun and a more immersive experience.

It’s definitely my favorite horror adventure game to play on PC.

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