Top 15 Best Indie Horror Games for PC

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Discover The Best Indie Horror Games for PC

Indie games, movies, and music are in a heyday. With everyone sharing everything on the Internet constantly, these independent creators are finally getting the exposure they deserve. The following PC games are the best of the best.

15. Knock-knock

This Steam rated 9/10 indie survival horror is a truly unique experience. Knock-knock takes place in a single night in "an unusual cabin deep in the woods" which served as a laboratory. Stay away until dawn and try to figure out what is going on in this mysterious cabin.

This intricate puzzle of hide and seek looks like an adorable nightmare and will keep you guessing until the end.

14. Cry of Fear

The seriously creepy Cry of Fear is not for the faint of heart. Taking place in a deserted Scandinavian town on a bitterly cold night, this single or co-op player game lives up to its title.

Full of atmospheric music, terrifying monsters, and a cold, dark landscape, Cry of Fear is pure psychological horror.

This free game is worth the hype.

13. Doki Doki Literature Club!

What starts out looking like a regular, fairly innocent anime dating simulator takes a very dark turn and morphs into psychological horror. By breaking the fourth wall, this games story line gets into the heads of the players with some reviews even stating that it has worsened their depression and anxiety.

Warped and unexpected, proceed with this bubble pink hued nightmare with caution.

12. Detention

Set in a fictional world in 1960s Taiwan, Detention follows the story of two high school students trapped in their school before an impending tsunami. They soon find their home away from home haunted by mysterious creatures.Taking rarely used elements of Taiwanese culture, Taoism, Buddhism, and Chinese mythology to create a terrifying narrative with stunning and unique graphics.

11. Lone Survivor: The Directors Cut

This creepy psychological horror experience takes the 8-Bit style graphics of your childhood gaming systems and flips them into a horrifying narrative.The player, AKA The Lone Survivor must escape a city ravaged by disease and decay all while battling his own sanity and trying to distinguish reality from hallucinations.

10. Fran Bow

A creepy adventure horror that follows a young girl, Fran in 1944 who runs into the woods with her cat after witnessing the murder of her parents in their home. While in the woods, Fran suffers from a breakdown and finds herself in a mental health facility for children. Fran soon escapes to find her cat where she suffers from reality breaks and gruesome visions caused by medication. Stunningly unique graphics and a haunting story line gives this psychological horror game a Steam rating of 10/10.

9. Soma

The creators of Amnesia: The Dark Descent bring a creepy, underwater survival horror. Fight humanoid robots in an underwater world as the world above has been turned into a Terminator-like hell scape where machines have taken over after a mass extinction via a comet collision.Play as Simon, who wakes up after a brain scan a year later after the world as he knows it has ended. Stunningly hyper-realistic graphics brings Simon's creepy new world to life. Full of puzzles, psychological horror, and horrifying robotic villains.

8. The Letter

Another anime style visual novel, The Letter follows seven different characters as they fall victim to an ancient curse that has plagued a mansion for years. Inspired by classic Asia horror films, Ju-ON: The Grudge and The Ring, The Letter features non-chronological storytelling to add to the suspense and keep you guessing as the story unfolds.Gorgeous graphics and an intricate story where your actions choose the outcome makes The Letter one of the best visual novels on Steam with the 2017 Game On award for Best Story to back it up.

7. Hello Neighbor

Live out your curiosity about your weird neighbor with a virtual one who might be just as creepy as your real one. Sneak into your neighbor's house to figure out what he's hiding in the basement in this advanced AI stealth horror game.The AI tracks your movements so every time you play you have to find alternate routes into the house to solve the mystery.The first person narrative only adds to the suspense as you sneak and solve the mystery. What exactly is in the basement? Play to find out.

6. Remothered: Tormented Fathers

This creepy realistic survival horror follows a woman who goes to a stereotypical old mansion with an evil caretaker of the house's owner to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a young girl. Psychological horror comes into play as you are stalked and the lines between who is good and who is evil is increasingly blurred. Remothered: Tormented Fathers is like your own personal horror movie as you explore the mansion to find out what happened to the little girl.

5. Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Rated 10/10 on Steam, Amnesia: The Dark Descent transports you to 1839 London where you play as Daniel, a young man who wakes up in a deserted castle with no idea who he is and how he got there.As you explore the castle, Daniel remembers and his story unravels revealing unspeakable horrors.With a classic creepy atmosphere and a mystery to solve, Daniel's sanity wavers as he sees monsters, but are they real or products of Daniel's ever fraying mental state?

4. The Forest

A terrifying survival horror where you play as the lone survivor of a plane crash in a mysterious and deadly forest full of mutant cannibals.This immersive survival horror requires building, hunting, and scavenging to stay alive all while battling the elements and cave-dwelling cannibal mutants. Features realistic nature graphics and full oculus rift compatibility in some versions for an even more terrifying and immersive gaming experience.

3. Slender: The Arrival

The infamous monster of internet lore has captivated pop culture in recent years. Slender: The Arrival follows up after the events of Slender: The Eight Pages following childhood friends Kate and Lauren as they are again haunted by the faceless ghoul, Slender Man. Explore the dark, creepy woods, abandoned mines, houses and more as you escape from the terrifying Slender Man.

2. Among the Sleep

Your deep-seated childhood fears come back to haunt you in Among the Sleep. Play as a two-year-old child who wakes up in the middle of the night looking for their mom after hearing ominous noises and is transported to a nightmare realm. Stunning graphics and atmospheric horror coupled with an immersive and creepy story make this award-winning game a must play.

1. Outlast 1 & 2

One of the scariest game franchises in recent years, Outlast follows an investigative journalist, Miles as he explores a once-abandoned mental hospital. Now taken over by a corporation, the hospital has been closed off by the public until now. After Miles receives a tip about the corporation's experiments, he breaks in to find unspeakable horrors and learns that there is no supernatural monster as terrifying as humans. Described by a Steam review as "a game you don't play for fun", Outlast is truly an achievement in horror gaming.Set for release on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on April 25, 2018, Outlast 2 follows a similar story in which a couple searching for a missing woman find that horrors await them in the desert.

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