Best Horror Video Games You Should Play

Glenn Alexander 2022-10-21

FACT: The difference between terror and horror is that terror occurs in anticipation of the horrifying experience, while horror occurs after.

Everywhere you turn to these days it is all about pumpkins, witches, ghosts and ghouls. So I thought it would be good to take a look at what are the best horror video games one can play at the moment across all various gaming platforms. I even went as far to ask my Twitter followers what their opinions were regarding some of the best horror games they've played which you can go on and check it out over here. Twitter:Best Horror Games

What I've done is list my top all-time favourite horror games which are worthy contenders for you to check out if you are brave enough.

My Top Horror Games (In no particular order):

  • Silent Hill Series

    It is scary to think the first Silent Hill released way back in 1999 and was available on Playstation. Silent Hill 2 was released in 2001. A classic brought to us by Keiichiro Toyama, Silent Hill and its sequels will go down in history as some of the best horror games ever. Silent Hill intertwines physical and psychological hell; nothing is as it seems, and every character has plenty of personal demons to face in the desolate town.

    If you missed playing these games initially don't worry as you will get your chance to play the Silent Hill 2 remake in all its 4K brilliance.

  • Phasmophobia

    Phasmophobia will make you scream, and is one of the best horror games for facing paranormal activity. Not only is this game scary but also allows for a 4-player online co-op horror game. This ghost-hunting indie is still regularly having new features added even to this day. Give it a go and who knows maybe one day this Indie will leave early access.

  • Alien Isolation

    Alien Isolation is the 2014 sci-fi horror adapted from Ridley Scott's iconic 1979 film, Alien. In the game, you find yourself in the claustrophobic environment of a trading station floating in space, with Xenomorph in pursuit of you. As Amanda, Ripley's daughter, your mission is to not only stay alive, but to also try and find out what happened to your mother when she vanished 15 years ago.

  • Left 4 Dead 2

    Left 4 Dead 2 remains one of those games that's still worth keeping installed for whenever you and up to three friends feel like working together to push across a slice of zombie-infested America. This co-operative action horror FPS takes you and your friends through the cities, swamps and cemeteries of the Deep South, from Savannah to New Orleans across five expansive campaigns.

  • Visage

    Visage is an indie, first-person psychological horror game that is, simply put, not for the faint-hearted. Speaking to various gamers this game was on everyone's scary list. Brave players take on the role of Dwayne Anderson, as he explores a bizarrely structured house with a lot of dark past to unpack.

  • Outlast (Probably my most scariest of this list)

    This game will have you running, hiding, and wishing it was all over. Outlast follows a stereotypical formula for horror, but the game successfully evokes so much terror with its jump scares and mutilated enemies. This is one that you won't want to play all alone in the dark. Even though I highly recommend you do play it late at night, all lights off and volume cranked up full. Go on, I dare you! Do you have what it takes to outlast the monsters that are hunting you down?


There you have it, some of my more favourite horror games to play. Please let me know what you think should be on my list of scary games or if you agree with my choice. You can do so over on Twitter: @GlennZA
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BIO:GlennZA is an Xbox MVP & Xbox community leader who demonstrates an exemplary commitment to helping others get the most out of their gaming experience. Having grown up as a gamer after receiving his first console way back in the late 80's (Atari 2600), He acquired his first Xbox console, the Xbox 360 Arcade Core in 2006. He has since been a part of the Xbox Family for 15 years and still going strong.