The Very Best HORROR Video Games Ever Created!

by Leeccdoo | created - 4 months ago | updated - 2 months ago | Public

Years after they were conceived within a heart of darkness, these various video games (in no particular order) still manage to wrench pure dread as well as unforgiving trepidation into the minds of gamers everywhere! Not to mention will surely have you on the edge of your seat, in addition to biting your finger nails... From straight chills and thrills to pure terror, these games definitely are the Quintessence of F.E.A.R. since they are bound to linger in the brain from days to weeks afterwards. Ratings are from E, T, M - AO (Adults Only). Some games however are missing since they aren't on IMDB yet, like Devilman (2000) for the PSX, in addition to Hungry Ghosts [for the PS2].

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1. Rule of Rose (2006 Video Game)

Adventure, Horror, Thriller

In 1930's England, a young woman enters an abandoned manor while looking for someone and becomes imprisoned by a cult of young girls who live on a strange airship. They force her to work for them. She must get her bearings and escape.

Director: Shuji Ishikawa | Stars: Jo Wyatt, Teresa Gallagher, Christopher Fairbank, Joanna Hall

Votes: 149

2. Haunting Ground (2005 Video Game)

M | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Fiona Belli is an 18 year old college student on her way home with her parents for a bit of rest. The car suddenly loses control and crashes, killing Fiona's parents and sending her into a ... See full summary »

Director: Kazuhiro Tsuchiya | Stars: Cornelia Hayes O'Herlihy, Greg Ellis, Moira Quirk, Robin Atkin Downes

Votes: 227

3. Fatal Frame (2001 Video Game)

T | Action, Horror, Mystery

Armed with a camera capable of fighting ghosts, a teenage girl searches a haunted house in search of her brother.

Director: Makoto Shibata | Stars: Rumiko Varnes, Dominic Allen, Bianca Allen, Lenne Hardt

Votes: 461

4. Silent Hill (1999 Video Game)

M | Drama, Horror, Mystery

After writer Harry Mason wakes up from being unconscious due to a car crash, his daughter Cheryl is missing. Harry sets out on a journey into the eerie town of Silent Hill to find her.

Director: Keiichiro Toyama | Stars: Michael Guinn, Susan Papa, Thessaly Lerner, Jarion Monroe

Votes: 4,676

5. Kuon (2004 Video Game)

M | Horror

Set in Heian-era Kyoto, Japan. The game follows three different protagonists as they explore a feudal Japanese manor at night, as well as an old mountainside temple.

Stars: Erin Cahill, Evelyn Huynh, Gavin Hammon, Roger Jackson

Votes: 41

6. Siren (2003 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Horror

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Director: Keiichiro Toyama | Stars: Mitsuyoshi Shinoda, Natsuki Okamoto, Masaki Tachi, Masami Mizuno

Votes: 178

AKA Forbidden Siren.

7. Forbidden Siren 2 (2006 Video Game)

Horror

New Siren game takes place on a small island town in rural Japan. The town is quiet, and peaceful, until one night evil invades, and it's dark history surfaces.

Director: Keiichiro Toyama | Stars: Kiyokazu Ebina, Seiko Iwaidô, Erina Moribayashi, Hideo Nakaizumi

Votes: 99

AKA Siren 2.

8. Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly (2003 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror, Mystery

Twin sisters try to escape a haunted village with the help of the Camera Obscura, a camera with the power to see the impossible.

Director: Makoto Shibata | Stars: Akemi Kanda, Ayako Kawasumi, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Michael Bell

Votes: 406

AKA Project Zero II: Crimson Butterfly.

9. Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem (2002 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Over the course of two millenia, twelve men and women are linked together by an accursed book known as the Tome of Eternal Darkness.

Director: Denis Dyack | Stars: Michael Bell, Earl Boen, Cam Clarke, Neil Dickson

Votes: 680

10. The Suffering (2004 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror, Mystery

A death row convict must fight his way to freedom when nightmarish monsters invade the prison.

Director: Alan Patmore | Stars: Mark Berry, John Patrick Lowrie, John Armstrong, Ross Douglas

Votes: 659

11. The Suffering: Ties That Bind (2005 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror

The Suffering: Ties That Bind is a uniquely American action-horror experience that surpasses the original in every way. You are Torque, armed with a deadly arsenal and your last shred of ... See full summary »

Director: Keith Arem | Stars: Michael Clarke Duncan, Rachel Griffiths, Rafeedah Keys, Arif S. Kinchen

Votes: 326

12. Silent Hill 2 (2001 Video Game)

M | Adventure, Drama, Horror

After receiving a letter from his late wife, from Silent Hill, James Sunderland makes his way to the town in an attempt to find her.

Directors: Takayuki Kobayashi, Masashi Tsuboyama | Stars: Guy Cihi, Monica Horgan, Donna Burke, David Schaufele

Votes: 5,254

AKA Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams.

13. Silent Hill 3 (2003 Video Game)

M | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

Heather is suddenly thrust into a strange alternate reality filled with demonic imagery and twisted monsters. She quickly comes to find that the events unfolding around her have something to do with her past.

Director: Kazuhide Nakazawa | Stars: Heather Morris, Richard Grosse, Donna Burke, Clifford Rippel

Votes: 3,066

14. Siren: Blood Curse (2008 Video Game)

M | Adventure, Horror

Augsust 3, 2007 - the day an American camera crew went missing in a Japanese mountainside area. Prior to disappearance, the crew was investigating Hanuda, a village that vanished in 1976.

Directors: Keiichiro Toyama, Naoki Kondo | Stars: Stephen Fisher, Natsuki Okamoto, Jonathan Legg, Emma Howard

Votes: 81

AKA Siren: New Translation.

15. Silent Hill 4: The Room (2004 Video Game)

M | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

A man wakes up and sees himself trapped inside his apartment, which is completely locked and without a way out. Without clues of how that happened, he finds an mysterious hole in his bathroom that could be the exit.

Director: Suguru Murakoshi | Stars: Karen Strassman, Robert Belgrade, Eric Bossick, Dennis Falt

Votes: 2,354

16. Fatal Frame III: The Tormented (2005 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror, Mystery

A professional photographer, still mourning the death of her fiancé, finds herself pulled into a mysterious "dream manor" whenever she falls asleep.

Director: Makoto Shibata | Stars: Kimberly Brooks, Kim Mai Guest, Josh Keaton, JD Cullum

Votes: 228

17. Manhunt (2003 Video Game)

M | Action, Crime, Drama

Death-row inmate James Earl Cash awakens from his "execution" to discover that prison officials were bribed to fake his death and deliver him into the clutches of a snuff film ring that wants to use him as its newest star.

Stars: Sean R. Lynch, John Doman, Lenny Venito, Gregory Salata

Votes: 1,860

18. Manhunt 2 (2007 Video Game)

AO | Action, Adventure, Drama

Follows Daniel Lamb, a mental patient suffering from amnesia as he tries to uncover his identity. He is accompanied by Leo Kasper, a sociopathic assassin who guides Daniel in his journey.

Stars: Ptolemy Slocum, Holter Graham, Nicole Orth-Pallavicini, Richmond Hoxie

Votes: 751

19. The Evil Within (2014 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

While investigating the scene of a cruel murder, detective Sebastian Castellanos is knocked unconscious by a mysterious and powerful force. When he awakens, he finds himself in a deranged world.

Directors: Shinji Mikami, Yun M. Watanabe | Stars: Anson Mount, Jennifer Carpenter, Jackie Earle Haley, Yuri Lowenthal

Votes: 2,414

20. F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon (2005 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror, Mystery

You play an elite commando for a unique covert operations unit hunting for a mysterious fugitive who commands a clone army while mysterious things occur around you.

Director: Craig Hubbard | Stars: Greg Baldwin, Jock Blaney, Susanna Burney, Colby Chester

Votes: 2,321

21. Dead Space (2008 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Horror

Engineer Isaac Clarke and his crew get stranded on a large, abandoned mining ship. There, Clarke needs to repair the giant ship while battling nasty aliens and solving the mystery of what happened to the ship.

Director: Bret Robbins | Stars: Tonantzin Carmelo, J.G. Hertzler, Iyari Limon, Peter Mensah

Votes: 7,717

22. Dead Space 2 (2011 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

Set three years after the events of the first, Isaac Clarke's fight against a new Necromorph outbreak on the Sprawl, a space station above Saturn's largest moon, Titan.

Directors: Wright Bagwell, Andrew Boyd, Rick Dimond | Stars: Gunner Wright, Tanya Clarke, Sonita Henry, Curt Cornelius

Votes: 5,297

23. Dead Space 3 (2013 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

Set on the frozen planet of Tau Volantis, Isaac Clarke and John Carver team up as they attempt to end the Necromorph threat once and for all.

Directors: Steve Papoutsis, Nick Laviers, Ben Wanat | Stars: Gunner Wright, Ricardo Chavira, Sonita Henry, Robert Gant

Votes: 3,017

24. Dead Island (2011 Video Game)

M | Action, Drama, Horror

When a mysterious outbreak claims the island of Banoi, four individuals who find themselves immune must use that power to protect the remaining survivors, uncover the truth, and escape.

Director: Aljen Juchefskey | Stars: Phil LaMarr, Kim Mai Guest, David Kaye, Peta Johnson

Votes: 3,471

25. F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin (2009 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

Sgt. Michael Becket is tapped to investigate mysterious happenings within a private aerospace company before a nuclear explosion rocked the Auburn industrial district in the first game.

Directors: Nathan Hendrickson, Peter Wyse | Stars: John Armstrong, Dennis Bateman, Jock Blaney, Holly Brewer

Votes: 1,366

26. Alan Wake (2010 Video Game)

T | Action, Drama, Horror

While on vacation in the small town of Bright Falls, a struggling writer must investigate the mysterious disappearance of his wife while events from his latest manuscript, which he can't remember writing, begin to come true.

Director: Petri Järvilehto | Stars: Matthew Porretta, Lloyd Floyd, Geoffrey Cantor, James McCaffrey

Votes: 4,440

27. Left 4 Dead (2008 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Horror

A multi player co-op in post-apocalyptic Pennsylvania, where four immune survivors, Francis, Bill, Zoey, and Louis fight through hordes of zombies and Special Infected as they make their way to extraction zones.

Director: Mike Booth | Stars: Earl Alexander, Jim French, Jen Taylor, Vince Valenzuela

Votes: 4,945

28. Left 4 Dead 2 (2009 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Four new survivors must make their way across the American South while surviving a zombie apocalypse.

Director: Erik Johnson | Stars: Chad L. Coleman, Hugh Dillon, Eric Ladin, Rochelle Aytes

Votes: 5,106

29. Deadly Premonition (2010 Video Game)

M | Crime, Drama, Horror

Schizophrenic detective Francis York Morgan has been called in to investigate the murder of Anna Graham in the small town of Greenvale. With every clue he finds a new mystery unravels, leaving you to piece together this insane puzzle.

Director: Swery | Stars: Melissa Hutchison, Amy Provenzano, Amy Rubinate, Christiane Crawford

Votes: 345

30. Amnesia: The Dark Descent (2010 Video Game)

M | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

Daniel, a young man, awakes in a dreary castle with no memory of his past and discovers that he deliberately erased his memory and must travel through the dark halls to kill the evil baron Alexander.

Stars: Richard Topping, Sam A. Mowry, Bill Corkery, Eric Newsome

Votes: 1,443

31. Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs (2013 Video Game)

Horror

The year is 1899 Wealthy industrialist Oswald Mandus awakes in his bed, wracked with fever and haunted by dreams of a dark and hellish engine. Tortured by visions of a disastrous expedition... See full summary »

Director: Dan Pinchbeck | Stars: Toby Longworth, Mark Roper, Zak Craig, Arron Pleitner

Votes: 487

32. Undying (2001 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror, Mystery

Former soldier Patrick Galloway receives a plea for help from his old friend and former comrade in arms Jeremiah Covenant.

Director: Brady Bell | Stars: Kai Vilhelmsen, Ryan Drummond, Clive Barker, Marc Biagi

Votes: 783

33. Resident Evil (1996 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Horror

The RPD are investigating strange cannibalized corpses on the outskirts of the city. The Alpha squad, Jill and Chris, are sent to locate missing team members. While there mutated dogs cause them to flee into a supposedly abandoned mansion.

Directors: Shinji Mikami, Mitsuhisa Hosoki | Stars: Charlie Kraslavsky, Inezh, Greg Smith, Linda Rodriguez

Votes: 4,437

34. Resident Evil (2002 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror, Mystery

Remake of the first game in which the RPD squad, Jill and Chris, are forced to flee into a mysterious mansion. Featuring new gameplay mechanics, revised puzzles, additional explorable areas, a revised script, and new story details.

Directors: Shinji Mikami, Atsushi Doi, Shimako Sato | Stars: Joe Whyte, Heidi Anderson-Swan, Ed Smaron, Hope Levy

Votes: 2,885

35. Resident Evil HD Remaster (2015 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Horror

HD Remaster of the horror game Resident Evil (2002). Raccoon City Police Department elite team Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield are forced to flee into a mysterious mansion where they encounter zombies and mutated monsters.

Votes: 634

36. Resident Evil Zero (2002 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Horror

Rebecca Chambers and convicted criminal Billy Coen explore an abandoned training facility for employees of the pharmaceutical company Umbrella.

Directors: Koji Oda, Ken Sakamoto | Stars: Anthony Tullo, Cyrus Lane, David Webster, Ian Downie

Votes: 1,670

37. Resident Evil 2 (1998 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror, Thriller

Two months after the mansion events, the deadly T-virus escapes into the streets of Raccoon City. Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield find the police office left abandoned. In an underground facility the story of Umbrella Corp. gets unfolded.

Director: Hideki Kamiya | Stars: Paul Haddad, Alyson Court, Sally Cahill, Lisa Jai

Votes: 4,781

38. Resident Evil 2 (2019 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror, Thriller

Remake of Resident Evil 2, with a third-person over-the-shoulder view, new details, rearranged and new areas, no more loading screen doors, new puzzle solving opportunities, a gunpowder crafting mechanic and more.

Directors: Yasuhiro Anpo, Kazunori Kadoi, Ken Ohara | Stars: Nick Apostolides, Stephanie Panisello, Jolene Andersen, Eliza Pryor

Votes: 2,045

39. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (1999 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror

Two months after surviving the grisly disaster at the mansion lab, Jill Valentine resigns from S.T.A.R.S. and attempts to escape the ruined nightmarish Racoon city.

Directors: Kazuhiro Aoyama, Tatsuya Chiba | Stars: Catherine Disher, Vince Corazza, Benedict Campbell, Roger Honeywell

Votes: 3,796

40. Resident Evil: Code: Veronica (2000 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror, Mystery

Claire Redfield infiltrates an Umbrella facility in Paris, but is captured and imprisoned on Rockfort Island. She teams up with inmate Steve Burnside to escape after an outbreak of the T-Virus on the island.

Directors: Hiroki Katô, Shimako Sato, Toshiyuki Aoyama, Makoto Seki | Stars: Alyson Court, Bill Houston, Peter Oldring, Leila Johnson

Votes: 2,423

41. Resident Evil 4 (2005 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

Six years after the events in Raccoon City, Leon Kennedy, now a federal agent, is sent to a rural part of Spain to rescue the U.S. President's kidnapped daughter, Ashley Graham from a sinister cult.

Directors: Hidé Gondoh, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Kuniomi Matsushita, Shinji Mikami, Kenichi Ueda | Stars: Paul Mercier, Carolyn Lawrence, Rino Romano, Salli Saffioti

Votes: 9,660

42. Resident Evil: Outbreak (2003 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror, Mystery

Resident Evil: Outbreak depicts a series of episodic story lines in the fictional Raccoon City. It was set during the same general time period as Resident Evil 2 (1998) and Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (1999).

Director: Eiichiro Sasaki | Stars: Kenroy Allen, Vittorio Altomare, Harbir Anand, Perdita Andrews

Votes: 667

44. Resident Evil 5 (2009 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

Sent in by the BSAA, Chris Redfield has a new mission. It takes him into South Africa where he encounters a new horror and relives an old past.

Directors: Toshio Ohashi, Jim Sonzero, Garson Yu | Stars: Roger Craig Smith, Eva La Dare, D.C. Douglas, Patricia Ja Lee

Votes: 6,706

45. Resident Evil 6 (2012 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Horror

The war on bio-terrorism continues as Chris Redfield, Leon Kennedy, and other famous Resident Evil stalwarts battle a seemingly familiar adversary.

Directors: Eiichiro Sasaki, Masanori Kobayashi, Ken Ohara | Stars: Matthew Mercer, Roger Craig Smith, Troy Baker, Courtenay Taylor

Votes: 3,262

46. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (2017 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Horror

An ordinary man must embark on a search to find his missing wife that leads him to an abandoned house where a mysterious family lives who harbor an evil secret within the house and themselves.

Director: Koushi Nakanishi | Stars: Todd Soley, Katie O'Hagan, Jack Brand, Sara Coates

Votes: 3,440

47. Outlast (2013 Video Game)

M | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

Freelance journalist, Miles Upshur, is requested by an anonymous individual to investigate the Mount Massive Asylum, only to find it overrun by the asylum's deranged patients.

Stars: Shawn Baichoo, Chimwemwe Miller, Andreas Apergis, Alex Ivanovici

Votes: 2,873

48. Outlast 2 (2017 Video Game)

M | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.8