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Top 20 Scariest games in the world:

Do you love to play scariest games on your PC alone at night? With the passing of time, the trend of scary/horror games is tremendously increasing. If you love horror movies then if you should try these scary games. Because, these can give you a far better experience than movies, since you can fully control playable characters, so they are always scary.

That’s why today I am gonna write about the top 20 scariest games in the world. Let’s jump into the topic 🙂

#1. Alien Isolation

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If you haven’t played any scary games till now, I recommend this game to you. It is a perfect mixture of survival, horror as well as the storyline. This game is based on a film Alien. The scary incidents after 15 years from the film Alien is presented in this game.

In Alien isolation, you have to play in the role of Amanda Ripley, the daughter of Ellen Ripley. Playing in her character you have to investigate, survive, cross dangers and find reasons behind the disappearance of her mother. You can play this game in both first-person and third-person perspective. But, if you want the best horror feeling then make sure to play it in the first-person mode.

When you continue the story you get many dangerous/scary Aliens in this game. You have to get rid of them to go farther. In this process, you can use gadgets like flamethrower, motion-tracker, etc. to easily identify them and then find a way to get himself out of that situation.

This game is very popular for its stealth-survival-scary nature. It was launched on 7th October 2014. Although it is an old game, don’t underestimate it by calling just old. First, try it out and then give a conclusion. It is launched in various gaming platforms like Microsoft Windows, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox 1, Nintendo Switch, etc.

Overall, this game is the next level for scary game lovers. If you are one of them, try this. Now, let’s talk about some pros and cons of this game:

Pros:

  • It is a perfect mixture of stealth, horror games and its storyline is also very interesting.
  • This is really scary. Feeling like this game like you are playing hide and seek in the game while playing it which is really scary.

Cons:

  • Since it is an old game, so you don’t get very high graphics quality. It’s average.
  • The AI(artificial intelligence) of the characters of the game like the Aliens, others are not good enough.

#2. Resident Evil 7:

Although resident evil 6 was a huge failure but Capcom managed to bring these series on track with a bang once again. This is the scariest game ever in the whole series. The storyline of the game is very interesting and Capcom added some new feeling to it this time.

You have to play in the role of Ethan Winters. Basically, you have to find your wife in this game. You have to survive, escape, use your brain to solve puzzles and also fight with enemies. This game is the firstperson perspective.

Resident evil7 was released on January 24, 2017, for Microsoft Windows, play station 4 and Xbox One. Later on, it also came in the Nintendo switch.

This game is made with Capcoms RE Engine. Talking about the weapons, you get various different weapons to survive in the game. You can use handguns, short guns, different explosives, fire throwers, etc. The sound effects of this game are really scary if you play it alone at night.

Now, let’s talk about its pros and cons:

Pros:

  • Resident evil7 has far better graphics quality than previous parts. The detailing of the characters are amazing.
  • The enemies of our protagonist also have their own story, which is quite interesting.
  • In resident evil 7, you don’t get all character skills from the first minute like older ones. You have to gain them by playing, which is really good and sounds interesting.
  • This game is really scary.

Cons:

  • There are not enough varieties of enemies.
  • Some boss-fight is frustrating.

#3. Layers of Fear:

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This is one of the scariest games and personally after playing this for some time I got confused between the real world and virtual world (at least when I was playing it). The shocking scray effects of this game are enough to turn off your PC.

In layers of fear, you are gonna play in the role of a psycho painter. You have to collect clues in your own house called Victorian Mention to continuously progress in the story. As the story increases, the house changes and becomes scarier.

This game contains 6 chapters and after completing all these you can finish the whole game.
In the house, you have to find clues related to your protagonist’s history and his life. You can continue the game by finding items, solving puzzles.

Now, let’s talk about some of its pros and cons:

Pros:

  • An excellent example of a scary game. If you like horror movies, you are gonna love it:) (not for those who afraid of ghosts)
  • I like the instant horror feeling of it.
  • Well designed graphics and story as it is very important in a scary game.

Cons:

  • Puzzles are not that great. Sometimes, they are even annoying.
  • The gameplay is slow.

#4. Outlast:

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Outlast is a firstperson perspective scary game. The main story is based on an investigative Journalist named Miles Upshur. This is also very scary and if you love these types of games I recommend you to play this game alone at night in a dark room. I personally play like this and believe me at some points, I screamed.

Your protagonist Miles Upshur is an investigative Journalist and the main story of this game is based on a mental hospital. So, obviously, you can see psycho patients in the whole game. This game also has stealth mode and your character can also run, climb, jump, crouch. Since it is a scary game, you have to use some gadgets like camcorder and night vision to see properly in dark.

Now let’s look at some pros and cons of Outlast:

Pros:

  • Outlast is next level scary. The incidents of the game are planned so amazingly that anyone can get shocked while playing with sudden scary scenes.
  • If you have a good headphones, wear it and you can feel the horror effort tremendously.
  • Superb storyline.

Cons:

  • Some enemies are not designed property.
  • Enemy Al is not good enough!

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#5. F.E.A.R.

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FEAR is not like other scary games. Developers focus more on combat specially gunfight. But it doesn’t mean it’s not scary. It was released on October 17, 2005. Don’t judge it by seeing the launch date. I know it is too old and you can’t expect very good graphics, but once you begin to play it you literally can’t control yourself to finish it.

It is basically a first-person survival scary game developed by Monolith Productions and published by Vivendi Universal Games. The main story is based on some supernatural incidents. Here, your protagonist (point man) can use slow-mode to make the time slower. with these types of abilities, you can easily survive from the bullet fight and can kill your enemies also.

Now let’s talk about its pros and cons:

Pros:

  • The slow-motion fights are very interesting. It reminds me of a total overdose.
  • Very scary and also has a solid gameplay.

Cons:

  • The storyline is not that good.

#6. Plague tale innocence:

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This game may not too scary like previous ones, but the storyline, as well as graphics of this game, is fabulous. If you don’t want to play old games with average graphics, then this is what you are looking for. The only reason for putting this game in no.6 is due to lack of horror feeling.

This gaming was released on May 14, 2019. It is developed by Asobo Studio and published by Focus Home Interactive. A plague tale innocence offers only single-player mode and it is available on Microsoft Windows, play station 4 and Xbox One.

The story is based on Amicia. You get stealth abilities, sulfur stones to escape from rats, a sling by which you can throw stones and kill your enemies. The rats are so horrible that it can also kill you in the game. So, it is very important to get rid of them. The only way to escape from them is fire.

So, it should be a very good option for you special if you want to try some high graphics games.
Now, let’s talk about some of it’s pros and cons:

Pros:

  • The rats are very scary and can also eat you if you don’t have fire near you in the game.
  • The graphics and story is awesome.

Cons:

#7. Little Nightmares:

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With a ferry tale filling this one of the best horror/scary games in the world. This is basically an adventure-scary game. The little nightmare only offers single-player mode.

Little Nightmares is developed by Tarsier Studios and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. It was released on 28 April 2017 and you can play it on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox one and also in Nintendo Switch.

According to the game, you have to play as Six, a 9-year-old small girl. Explore a world of Maw and should escape from them. Not only that, there are various monsters in that world that can end your gameplay if you get caught.

This game is very scary so that I am adding to top scariest games in the world. I love how the story continues. You get drawings, puzzles, horror scenes to make your gameplay awesome.

Now let’s talk about some of its pros and cons:

Pros:

  • Beautiful storyline.
  • Very scary. Developers added the horror feeling correctly.

Cons:

  • Puzzles are not tough enough. They are simple enough to be done in seconds.

#8. Outlast 2:

Outlast 2 is a horror video game published by Red Barrels. It is basically a survival game and a sequel of Outlast (mentioned at no.4). You can play it in first-person perspective mode. Only single-player mode is available in Outlast 2.

It was released on April 25, 2017, and available in Microsoft Windows, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo switch.

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According to the story, a journalist named Blake Langermann lost his wife Lynn in a helicopter crash at Arizona desert. Now, you have to find his wife in the whole game. You can use many gadgets like a camcorder, night vision in the game. Since you are using an advance camera, you can zoom your footage, hear the sounds more clearly.

Now, let’s talk about some of its pros and cons:

Pros:

  • The gadgets are amazing. Especially, the camera is too good.

Cons:

  • It Crashes sometimes.
  • The storyline is not great.

#9. Dead Space:

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If you like scary games with a good story, this game has a great horror storyline. You have to play as Isaac Clarke. You are an engineer in this game and here you have to fight with Alien and find a way to survive and continue the story. This game can be played as a third-person perspective. With survival, combat with enemies, puzzles and that scary horror music, this game is a perfect mixture of all scary elements.

Dead Space is published by Electronic Arts and launched on 13th October 2008. It is available on Microsoft Windows, PS3 and Xbox 360.

Now, let’s talk about some of its pros a d cons:

Pros:

  • Great gameplay.
  • Very scary.

Cons:

  • Basically, it was made by stealing other game ideas.

#10. Alan Wake:

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This is another superb scary game developed by Remedy Entertainment. It is basically an action-adventure scary video game. The company offers only a single-player mode in the game. It is launched on 14th May 2010 and is available in Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360.

This has similarities with the horror tv series. Alan Wake has enough horror feeling so that it can easily scream anyone. Like tv the complete game is divided into episodes, It has six playable episodes. This game covers different areas like farms, forests, parks etc. in the game.

Now, let’s discuss some of its pros and cons:

Pros:

  • The dark theme is perfect for this game.
  • The scary atmosphere is awesome.

Cons:

  • The overall game is too short, not more than 4-5 hours.

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#11. The walking dead:

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The walking dead series is simply awesome scary gaming, especially it’s storyline. As you know, in this series you don’t have to play directly. Rather, you have to choose options available after a video or a scene in the game. Thus the story continues. And the interesting part is that if you one and your friend select another option them you and your friend finally get the same gameplay because it was made like this. Every option finally gets the same result.

The walking dead is developed and published by Telltale Games. It is available in many different gaming platforms like Microsoft Windows, Android, iOS, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, one, etc.
If you want story games with the scary feeling you are gonna love this game.

Now, let’s discuss some of its pros and cons:

Pros:

  • Amazing storyline.
  • Character designing is very good.

Cons:

  • Not very scary.
  • Not for action game lovers.

#12. Silent Hill 2:

Silent Hill is a true horror game by Konami Computer Entertainment. It was released on 24th September 2001. You have to play it with a third-person perspective mode.

Although a prequel of this game i.e. Silent Hill is made earlier, you can’t say this as a sequel of the previous one. The character designs, graphics of the game, the environment is very very scary and i.e. why I am placing it in scariest games of the world. Not only it’s graphics, but also the sound quality of the whole is very scary.

Don’t miss this game if you wanna true horror!

Now, let’s talk about some of its pros and cons:

Pros:

  • The best scary atmosphere ever!
  • Horror scenes give this game a next level feeling.

Cons:

  • The scary Audio is annoying sometimes.

#13. Doom 3 bmg edition:

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Basically, it is a remastered vert of Doom 3. This is specially made to increase the horror effects. Not only that, in this updated version, you get better scary audio, better graphics and also better character design.

According to its storyline, only you are left from the Bravo team. Demons are moving all over the world and you have to kill them and stop their intentions as they are finding a way to come in the human world.

This game is also a good one for the best horror games. It is published by Bethesda Softworks. Now let’s talk about some of its pros and cons:

Pros:

  • Bethesda Softworks fixed too many bugs in this edition.
  • The story is not only scary but also awesome.

Cons:

  • The gameplay is very easy.

#14. The Inpatient  :

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This is a PS4 exclusive game and I think I don’t have to give any description about how good PS4 exclusive games are? The Inpatient is published by Sony Interactive Entertainment and developed by Supermassive Games. The Inpatient is a survival-scary type game and you can play it with the first-person perspective.

In this game, you have to play as a psycho patient. Yes, the character you are gonna playing has severe brain damage, so you have to help him to recall his lost memories.

It was released on 23 January 2018. And obviously available only on play station 4.
Now, let’s talk about some of its pros and cons:

Pros:

  • Very scary gameplay as well as the storyline.

Cons:

  • Only available on PS4.

#15. Slender the arrival:

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Slender the arrival is a first-person perspective game by Blue Isle Studios. This is a horrorsurvival game and is perfectly made for scary game lovers.

It was released on 23 March,!2013 on Microsoft Windows. Later on, it comes in other various platforms like Play station, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, etc.

In the whole game, the only thing that you can use is a flashlight. You have to survive from your enemies and run for your life. But, one thing that disappoints me is that you can explore more difficulty options after completing the whole story once.

Now, let’s talk about some of its pros and cons:

Pros:

  • Properly mixed horror feeling with the story.
  • Music is really very scary.

Cons:

  • I face some glitch while playing the game.
  • You get a chance to change difficulty levels after you completely finished the whole game.

#16. Last of us remastered:

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Basically, it is a remastered version of The last of us released on July 29, 2014. The last of us is an action-horror-adventure video game. This game does excellent testing of your survival, combat skills.

It was developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. You get both single-player and multiplayer modes in this game. But, it is a Play Station exclusive game. So, you definitely need a PS3 or PS4 to enjoy it. The story of this game is very good.

Your main protagonist in this game is Joel, a 14-year-old girl. Horror military scenes are designed beautifully in this game. But make sure you are 18+ to play it. Talking about the weapons you get rifles, guns, and bows. The graphics are also very good.

Overall, this is also a scary game with a good storyline. Now, let’s talk about its pros and cons:

Pros:

  • Best storyline.
  • Superb graphics.

Cons:

  • Only for play station.

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17. Condemned: Criminal Origins:

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Condemned: Criminal Origins is scary enough to place it in my post the scariest games in the world. It is a first-person perspective game with only single-player/co-op mode. It was released on 11th April 2005 worldwide and available in gaming platforms like Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, etc.

The overall atmosphere of this game is very scary. It is basically a puzzle-solving horror game in which you also have to kill deadly enemies to continue playing. Game publishers Sega gives more importance in melee attacks. You can pull, punch even throw your enemies by melee attacks.

Now let’s talk about some of its pros and cons:

Pros:

  • Very scary.
  • Powerful melee attacks.

Cons:

  • The sound effects are not too good.

#18. P.T.

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If you love the psycho patient games which I mentioned earlier, you have to try this one. Because P.T is also based on a psycho patient. In this game, you can literally feel the presence of supernatural power in your surroundings, which is really scary, isn’t it? While playing it, you have to pass through a loop of L shape, if you crossed it successfully the destination changes.

This game is developed by Konami publications and released on 12 August 2014. It is available on play station 4. Now, let’s talk about its pros and cons.

Pros:

  • Scary like a hell. Especially the audio of laughing child.
  • Good graphics.

Cons:

  • Only available on play station.

#19. Amnesia: The Dark Descent

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This is a survival scary game released for Microsoft Windows, play station 4 and Xbox One. Here you have to play as Daniel and you have to survive, escape, use your survival skills to play successfully. The whole game is based on a dark castle where while scary activities take place.

It was launched on 8 September 2010. The atmosphere of the game is very scary. And you can also ki enemies by guns, stones, etc. The sounds of crying, horror voices are literally not for afraid ones. So, if you are a horror lover, don’t miss it.

Now, let’s discuss some of its pros and cons:

Pros

  • The scary atmosphere is awesome.
  • Very scary sounds.

Cons:

  • The theme is too dark to properly see objects.

#20. Until Dawn:

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As it names you have to play until the sunrise. It is basically a horror-survival game developed by Supermassive Games and it was launched on 25 August 2015. But it is only available on Play Station 4.

Until Dawn can be played with Third Person Perspective and you have to survive, find clues and solve puzzles. The whole game is divided into 10 chapters. You can also change your playing characters in the game. But unfortunately, you can change them after finish the whole game or in the beginning. Overall, you can’t do just in the mid-way. Now, let’s discuss some of tis pros and cons

Pros:

  • Very good story and scary as well.
  • Awesome graphics.

Cons:

  • Too short gameplay.

Conclusion:

If you have any doubts in my posts about the scariest games in the world, please comment below and don’t forget to comment your favorite game from the above list.

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  1. This is the series that invented modern survival horror, but that wasn’t good enough for director Shinji Mikami. So in Resident Evil 4 he invented the modern third-person shooting, just for fun. Leon Kennedy’s adventures in gunplay are rightly famous, the feedback-heavy combat making every situation a shaky joy. But, I hear you cry, how does that make it qualify as a top 10 horror game? Surely it’s just an action experience in Resi clothing?

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