Are you ready to scare yourself out of your wits? With lights off and your headset in place, these horror games will make your hair stand and your heart rush. Here we have listed the ten best horror games for PC. Not only will they give you the violent jump scares, but these exciting games will also keep you hooked to the screen for hours.
Here are some of the best scary games for the PC that I have found this year. These are top 10 scariest games according to me and the users that reviewed them. Here are some scary games for the PC that you should check out.
#1 Resident Evil 2 Remake
Capcom’s remake of the classic Resident Evil 2, this horror survival game is well-loved by players across the globe. Filled with horror, puzzles, action, and exploration, Resident Evil 2 is an immersive game.
You can play as the rookie police officer, Leon Kennedy, or a college girl Claire Redfield. After a bio-weapon attack, Racoon city is teeming with an unstoppable wave of grotesque zombies, and you have to fight through with limited ammo. The unpredictability of the creepy creatures and panic attacks makes it difficult, even impossible, to conserve your ammo.
This remake is much better than the original, with elevated grandeur, grisly details, and heart-pumping action.
#2 Metro Exodus
Metro Exodus is the third installment of the Metro trilogy set developed by 4A Games. Set in 2035, in a post-apocalyptic world devastated by nuclear war, Arytom fights through a metro station in Russia. With a day-night mechanic, you can choose a gun-blazing assault or stealth to evade terrifying monsters. The game is set over one year, starting with a harsh winter.
The howling watchman, the mutated creatures, and the disgusting arachnids make your hair stand. In this game, you can never let your guards down.
#3 Little Nightmares
Little Nightmares is a profoundly imaginative horror game where a little girl called Six is trapped on The Maw. Dressed in a yellow coat, the small and helpless girl has to pass through the gigantic vessel where all the creepy creatures are clamoring for the next meal. Her heart stops, and so does her breath every time she hides in the dark and waits for the monstrous creatures to pass by.
The scary characters in the game include slimy black leeches who drain kids’ blood alive, a long-armed janitor, the grotesque-looking twin chefs, a geisha, etc.
#4 The Evil Within 2
Sebastian Catalonia is haunted by the events at Beacon and his wife and child’s death when he learns that his daughter is alive. He sets out to find his daughter, who was kidnapped and is being used as the core for a new STEM system. As he journeys through the UNION town, dark supernatural forces loom around.
This game combines classic horror with modern action elements, spiking up a real sense of helplessness to fuel the ongoing terror.
#5 Amnesia: The Dark Descent
In this classic horror, the player is cast as Daniel, an amnesiac who wakes up in a deserted castle. He must explore the massive castle to find his way out. But the dark atmosphere, noises echoing in the distant, strange rumbles, and the strange figures in the dark continuously terrorize him. And then there is a mighty monster out there clamoring for his blood.
Amnesia-the dark descent is a first-person adventure game that scares you like no other. It is short with about only six hours of gameplay but will leave you a lasting impression.
A psychological horror developed by Kinetic Games, Phasmophobia, was released on 18th September 2020. It gained wide popularity within a short time, and it is still gaining a lot of fans. Along with three other detectives, you explore a haunted location and investigate what type of ghosts is spooking around. Using your equipment, you’ll look around for proof as your actions irk the creatures.
With an astounding 97% approval rate with 10k reviews on Steam, Phasmophobia is the new favorite in horror games.
#7 Dead Space
Armed with a laser cutter, a mechanic fights legions of malformed aliens that have infested the ship. But despite the powerful weaponry, the overwhelming number of the spooky creatures does not give you a moment’s rest. Dead Space is a deeply disturbing game that mixes violence and paranoia to create an atmosphere of panic and despair.
#8 Stories Untold
Stories Untold is spread across four incredibly imaginative horror episodes. It mixes a retro genre with modern video game storytelling that is text-based. If you think a text-based horror cannot be truly terrifying. The spooky environment and the tiny workspace multiply fear, and the game doesn’t fail to scare you silly. The four episodes are all linked together in a masterful story where it comes to a conclusion in the last episode.
All four episodes take place in a different location with a different set of puzzles ranging from exploration to text-based questions.
#9 Resident Evil 4
That’s right! Two versions of Resident Evil on this post. Because why not? They are both top scariest games according to user’s reviews. Leon Kennedy sets out on a quest to save Ashley, the President’s daughter, from a cult of deadly zombies. The walking dead in this game is faster and smarter than those in the other Resident Evil games, making them memorable enemies.
Leon goes from place to place, finding clues for Ashley’s whereabouts while blowing out the heads of the zombies. It has well-balanced gameplay that includes heart-pumping action, puzzles, and epic boss fights and is exceptionally fun. You will also get incredible mini-games, which makes this a great and fun package worth your while.
#10 Blair Witch
Blair Witch is one of the best horror games for PC. The unique feature of this game that separates it from other games in the same genre is here you’ve got a doggo friend by your side. He is constantly by your side as you journey through the dark woods, trying to find a way out. When the terror becomes too agonizing, you can pet your fluffy Bullet for a little comfort. He picks up scents, seeks out important items, and responds to your affections and reprimands.
As you navigate through the haunted forest, you confront demons head in fierce combat. Other times, you will use stealth as your weapon to escape the deadly creatures. You also get to solve puzzles as you wander along with the dark arena.