The 12 Best Horror Games on PC


Imscared is an indie horror video game created by Ivan Zanotti. This game features an unnamed protagonist in a room, unable to escape due to the door needing a heart to open it.

11. The Cat Lady

The Cat Lady is a 2012 horror graphic adventure game developed by Harvester Games for Microsoft Windows and Linux.

10. Dead By Daylight

Dead by Daylight is an asymmetric multiplayer survival horror online game developed by Canadian studio Behaviour Interactive. 

9. Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a survival horror adventure video game by Frictional Games, released in 2010 for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems, in 2016 for the PlayStation 4 platform and in 2018 for the Xbox One.

8. World of Horror

Fans of Junji Ito and/or H.P. Lovecraft will want to look into adding World of Horror to their list of scary games to play this October. This “1-Bit” horror game feels like you just stumbled upon a series of eerie and extremely detailed drawings on MS Paint.

7. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is a first-person-shooter survival horror video game series developed by GSC Game World. The series is set in an alternate version of the present-day Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in Ukraine, where, according to the series' backstory, a mysterious second Chernobyl disaster took place in 2006.

6. Five Nights at Freddy’s

Five Nights at Freddy's is a media franchise created by Scott Cawthon. The first video game of the same name was released on August 8, 2014, and the resultant series has since gained worldwide popularity. 

5. Pathologic

Pathologic is a 2005 role-playing and survival game developed by Russian studio Ice-Pick Lodge. The game was released in Russia by Buka Entertainment in June 2005, followed by a localised English release from G2 Games and GMX Games in 2006. 

4. Phasmophobia

Phasmophobia is a paranormal horror game developed and published by British indie game studio Kinetic Games. It is based primarily on the popular hobby of ghost hunting. The game became available in early access through Steam for Microsoft Windows with virtual reality support in September 2020. 

3. Chilla’s Art Games

Chilla’s Art is the name of an indie dev team formed by two brothers in Japan. Since 2018, the duo has released over 15 micro horror games on Steam priced at just a couple of dollars. While these games might only be a few hours long, they pack a horrifying punch.

2. Puppet Combo Games

Babysitter Bloodbath, Power Drill Massacre, and The Night Ripper... No, these aren’t forgotten grindhouse films from the ’80s, but rather delightfully gory and downright terrifying games created by solo indie horror developer, Puppet Combo.

1. Visage

When Konami canceled Silent Hills in 2015, a slew of spiritual successors and games heavily influenced by the Silent Hills’ playable teaser came out. This includes Sad Square Studios’ first game, the psychological horror Visage.