15 of the Best Horror Games to Jump Into Right Now


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1. Dead by Daylight

Live your own horror film and enter a world as one of four Survivors attempting to escape or as a savage Killer trying to murder them before they can power the exits. Work together as a Survivor, or be selfish in your bid for survival. Repair generators to power the exit gates and escape, loot chests to gain items to aid you, such as a flashlight or toolbox and use pallets in an ultimate cat and mouse game with as a Survivor or Killer. All maps are procedurally generated and each Killer and Survivor has deep progression systems and includes licensed characters from franchises such as Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, Saw and Stranger Things. Survive or kill, it’s your choice.


Dead by Daylight System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-4170, AMD FX-8120
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 15 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460, AMD HD 6850
  • DirectX: 11
  • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-4170, AMD FX-8300
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 15 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce 760, AMD HD 8800
  • DirectX: 11

2. Resident Evil 2

Go back to 1998 and to the genre-defining masterpiece, Resident Evil 2. Set in Raccoon City, play the stories of rookie police office Leon Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield as they attempt to make sense of a deadly zombie outbreak. Built from the ground up the game now offers a deeper narrative, new over-the-shoulder camera for better immersion and control, terrifying new realistic visuals and zombies with a new wet gore look – making them look more grotesque and realistic. Survive the zombie outbreak with all the classic Resident Evil series moments, such as tense exploration, puzzle solving and jump scares, but see it in a new horrifyingly realistic way in this re-imagining.


Resident Evil 2 System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 2.70 GHz, AMD FX 6300
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760, AMD Radeon R7 260x
  • DirectX: 11
  • OS: Windows 7 / 8 (8.1) / 10 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel i7-3770, AMD FX 959
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060, AMD Radeon RX 480
  • DirectX: 11


Jump into a hardcore four player cooperative first-person PvE shooter with a focus on team play and atmosphere. Form a team of four scavengers, forced to explore the vast underground complex and search out valuable artifacts – all while fighting off endless waves of hideous monsters. Plan your expedition, equip your tools, communicate and combine firepower to reach the objectives and come back alive.


GTFO System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 15 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
  • DirectX: 11
  • OS: Windows 10 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4790K
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • HDD: 15 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
  • DirectX: 11

4. Resident Evil 7 biohazard


Resident Evil 7 Biohazard System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 (64 bits)
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4460, 2.70GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • DirectX: 11
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 760 or AMD Radeon™ R7 260x with 2GB RAM
  • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10(64 bits)
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i7 3770 3.4GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • DirectX: 11
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 with 3GB VRAM

5. The Forest

Experience the terrifying life of being the only survivor in a plane crash and fight off the cannibalistic mutants attempting to make you their next meal. Survive a living, breathing world where every tree and plant can be chopped. Build shelters to protect from the weather and cannibals, craft weapons and tools and learn new recipes and learn to use stealth to scavenge for food and resources. Join your friends and gather around the camp fire, or go alone to explore caves, waters and the forest in normal or take it further in VR mode.


The forest System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 2.4Ghz
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM
  • HDD: 5 GB
  • GPU: ATI Radeon HD 3850, NVIDIA GeForce GT 8800GT
  • DirectX: DirectX 9
  • OS: Windows 7
  • CPU: Intel Quad Core Processor 2.13GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • HDD: 5 GB
  • GPU: ATI Radeon HD 5850, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
  • DirectX: DirectX 9

6. DayZ

Survive the frenzied infected, and other survivors, as one of the few immune to the virus that is destroying humanity in an open-world featuring 230 square kilometers of hand-crafted environment. Survive environmental dangers, including weather, infected and animal predators in persistent servers that have complex loot economies and support up to 60 players. Enjoy a rewarding and authentic experience, including driving vehicles, visceral and authentic gun play and melee systems. Hunt, craft, loot and survive in your own story, by any means necessary.


DayZ System Requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista SP2 / 7 SP1
  • CPU: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz, AMD Dual-Core Athlon 2.5 GHZ
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • HDD: 10 GB
  • GPU: nVidia GeForce GT 440, AMD Radeon HD 5850, Intel HD 4000
  • DirectX: 11
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2300, AMD Phenom II X4 940
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • HDD: 14 GB
  • GPU: nVidia GeForce GTX 570, ATi Radeon HD 7750
  • DirectX: 11

7. Hunt Showdown

From the makers of Crysis comes a new competitive first-person PvP bounty hunting game with heavy PvE elements, set as the sun is falling on the Wild West. Play a unique experience that offers high tension and high reward for high risk. Play in games that have up to 12 Hunters, hunt monstrous targets and be the first group to claim the bounty and escape. Survive the monsters and other Hunters with your death meaning the loss of your items, loot and character for good. Wade through the Louisiana swamps with nothing but your wits and your Dark Sight to guide you in your hunt and escape.


Hunt Showdown System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel i5 2.7 GHz, AMD Ryzen 3 1200
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 20 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 TI, AMD Radeon R9370
  • DirectX: 11
  • OS: Windows 10 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel i5 3.2 GHz, AMD Ryzen 5 1400
  • RAM: 12 GB
  • HDD: 20 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970, AMD Radeon R9 390X
  • DirectX: 11

8. Pacify

Run for your life through narrow corridors in an old and dark house from a little girl that can’t decide between good and evil, and whatever other secrets the house may hide. Stay out of sight, stay quiet and find the clues to pacifying the girl and clearing the haunted house ready for the new buyer. Enter the house alone and brave the horrors or take friends with you to help in online Co-op or fight to be the last standing in online PvP.


Pacify System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • HDD: 2 GB
  • DirectX: 10
  • OS: Windows 10 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel Core i7
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 2 GB
  • DirectX: 11

9. Dying Light

Experience a terrifying post-apocalyptic story set in a first-person action survival game where day and night matter and flesh-hungry zombies roam the world. Roam an open-world in a vast city to engage in gory combat with no limit to how you engage your enemies. Use unique powerful weapons to burn, slash and dismember your foes or drop kick them back to the after life. Fight your way. The day and night cycle will take you from the hunter to the hunted as the infected get more powerful at night. Survive the fantastic campaign alone or parkour together in up to four-player co-op.


Dying Light System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / Vista (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 3.3Ghz / AMD FX-8320 3.5Ghz
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • HDD: 40 GB
  • GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6870, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
  • DirectX: 11
  • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4Ghz / AMD FX-8350 4.0Ghz[/aks_sysreq]
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 40 GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780, AMD Radeon R9 290
  • DirectX: 11.0

10. Desolate

Volunteer and form a research team to explore Granichny Island in an attempt to make amends for the mistakes of the past. Discover abandoned settlements, military bases and secret facilities. Survive the threats of monsters, madmen, supernatural anomalies and extreme weather. Find notes and diaries to aid you in your research. Survival will take a team effort as you scavenge, craft, modify and upgrade armor, weapons and equipment. Investigate the dark, learn the secrets and survive the world of Desolate together.


Desolate System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 3.1 GHz, AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 10 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 670
  • DirectX: 11
  • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4 GHz, AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 10 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
  • DirectX: 11

11. Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster

Relive where it all began in the prequel to original Resident Evil, now remastered with all new visuals and sounds and the all-new Wesker Mode. Play as rookie police officer Rebecca Chambers and death row convict Billy Coen to solve puzzles, find clues, unravel the mysteries and survive the undead. Experience the horror all over again with with the classic control scheme or an all-new directional one, then after completing the campaign play as Albert Wesker and take advantage of his superhuman abilities to complete your mission.


Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 / 8.1
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • HDD: 13 GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
  • DirectX: 9
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 / 8.1
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.7 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • HDD: 13 GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
  • DirectX: 9


12. Left 4 Dead 2

Enter the zombie apocalypse in one of the most popular survival games of all time and take on endless hordes of the undead in online four-player first-person co-op action. Slay the undead with over 20 weapons and items and over 10 melee weapons including axe, frying pan and of course the baseball bat. Play through 5 expansive campaigns, each with their own exclusive zombies. Survive together and enjoy stats, rankings and an awards system that encourages cooperative play. The game offers endless replayability with procedurally generated weather and paths for you to take, as well as the ability to customize your own game. Together is the only way to survive.


Left 4 Dead 2 System Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP (32/64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • HDD: 13 GB
  • GPU: NVidia 6600, ATI X800
  • DirectX: 9
  • OS: Windows Vista / XP / 7(32/64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel core 2 duo 2.4 GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • HDD: 13 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia 7600, ATI X1600
  • DirectX: 9


13. Subnautica

Dive into the depths of an alien underwater world and discover the wonders and dangers that it has to offer in the beautiful open-world survival game from Unknown Worlds Entertainment. After crash landing in your pod, learn to craft equipment, pilot submarines and survive the deep-sea trenches. Collect resources, craft diving gear, lights and habitat modules while managing your oxygen supply. Explore the caves, reefs and plateaus to discover the mysteries they hold. Discover the world in normal mode or truly fear the night with the game’s VR support adding a new way to experience the terrors of the water.


Subnautica System Requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista SP2 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel Haswell 2 cores / 4 threads 2.5Ghz
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • HDD: 20 GB
  • GPU: Intel HD 4600
  • DirectX: 11
  • OS: Windows Vista SP2 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel Haswell 4 cores / 4 threads 3.2Ghz
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 20 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 550 Ti
  • DirectX: 11


14. Resident Evil 6

Resident Evil 6 takes the series worldwide with the story taking place across North America, Eastern Europe and China, interweaving four stories from series favourites Leon Kennedy and Chris Redfield as well as Ada Wong and Jake Muller. Play the campaign solo or in co-op mode in both offline and online supported. Use your skill points to upgrade your character, improve your firepower or increase your health bar. A redesigned control system allows players to shoot while moving, slide, roll in any direction and take cover. The threat isn’t over once the campaign is with plenty of more content to get stuck into such as Mercenaries mode, seven additional stages to complete and a crossover with Left 3 Dead 2 that allows you play as Left 4 Dead characters in Mercenaries and switches the zombies into infected.


Resident Evil 6 System Requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista / XP / 7 / 8
  • CPU: Intel Core2 Duo 2.4 Ghz, AMD AthlonTM X2 2.8 Ghz
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • HDD: 16 GB
  • GPU: nVidia GeForce 8800GTS
  • DirectX: 9.0c
  • OS: Windows Vista / XP / 7 / 8
  • CPU: Intel Core2 Quad 2.7 Ghz, AMD PhenomTM II X4 3 Ghz
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • HDD: 16 GB
  • GPU: nVidia GeForce GTX 560
  • DirectX: 9.0c


15. 7 Days to Die

Tackle the pesky undead once more in this definitive zombie survival sandbox RPG set in a unique open-world first-person shooter. Play the game your way and explore the huge, unique and rich environments. Craft, build, create, loot, fight, quest, customize, farm, hunt, destroy and survive the way you want to. Play the campaign world, or drop in with friends in a randomly-generated world with cities, towns, lakes, roads, mountains and wilderness locations. Everything is possible with nearly 400 unique locations and over 50 unique zombie archetypes.


7 Days to Die System Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP SP3
  • CPU: Dual Core 2.4 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • HDD: 3 GB
  • GPU: 512 MB
  • DirectX: 10
  • OS: Windows 7
  • CPU: Quad Core 3.0 Ghz
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • HDD: 3 GB
  • GPU: 2 GB
  • DirectX: 10


What Is a Horror Game?

Horror is a genre of video games that places the player character in a vulnerable state, often leaving the player unarmed and unable to fight the varying monstrosities that come their way. Horror games can fall into a number of increasingly terrifying sub-genres:
  • Roleplaying (RPG) games, such as the Dark Souls franchise, combine the hunt for treasure and nerve-wrecking combat with jump scares and the constant fear of losing your loot
  • First-person shooter (FPS) games, like the incredibly tense Fear series, puts players directly into the shoes of the character, allowing them see the character’s hands and feet, giving another level of immersion and helping the player to feel as though they are there themselves.
  • Survival horror games, defined by the Silent Hill series, drops players into often abandoned places with no help and a lack of weapons to fight off the monsters. They combine the perfect blend of combat with survival, exploration and puzzle solving.
  • Action horror games, like the award winning Dead Space Franchise, balance action and horror, forcing players to adapt quickly to the action while increasing the difficulty and numbers of enemies, while using sound and level design to increase the horrifying atmosphere.
  • Walking simulator titles, such as Amnesia: The Dark Descent or the Outlast games, offer a unique take on the horror genre. They strip the players of weapons, giving them no way of attacking the enemies and instead relying on stealth and their ability to control their own paranoia in a terrifying scenario and increasingly horrifying story.
  Horror is not for everyone and even those seasoned to the genre can find a horror game terrifying. It is because of the scares, the screams and the doubt that we tackle horror games with that make them so rewarding upon completion, if we do get through them at all that is. If it’s scares you are looking for and the feeling of being alive, often while being dismembered in a game, then horror is for you, and take it one step further as virtual reality has improved every part of the genre, putting you front and center of your own horrors.

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