T3’s Top 10 Horror Video Games You Should Play

April 29, 2020

Get those diapers ready.

Since the majority of us are still staying inside the safety of our homes, many have found ways to be productive while in isolation. In my case, I’ve found video games to be a way for me to take a break when working from home can be a little overwhelming.

I’m usually a casual gamer and for the past weeks, I’ve realized a growing interest in horror-based games that have been released in the past years. Enumerating some of the best horror video games will show more than 10 entries that’s for sure, but I’ve narrowed it down to these games that literally kept me awake at night.

Resident Evil 2/Resident Evil 3 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – The recent remakes for Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 doesn’t just update the graphics, but offers a fresh new take on a familiar storyline. While elements of action are still present, exploring dark surroundings while being chased by zombies and other creatures still makes it exciting to play.

Outlast/Outlast II (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, Mac, Linux) – This first-person game that where you find your way out of a mental asylum takes the award for the most scares I had while playing. Since most of the asylum is littered with darkened halls, you use your video camera’s night vision to see your way – which of course will also reveal other things you wish you haven’t seen. 

Alien: Isolation (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, Linux, PS3, Xbox 360) – Finally, we get an Alien game that brings the scares and claustrophobic atmosphere of the original movie. Some may prefer the action-oriented take on the series, but there’s nothing scarier than hiding from a Xenomorph that might just bust your brains out.

Until Dawn (PS4) – This PS4 exclusive takes on the familiar slasher genre, where a group of friends is stuck inside a cabin while being stalked by an unknown killer. The game’s story is driven by choices that you make, which could mean life or death on your selected character. The game also branches out on a lot of stories that you feel you’re playing a new game each time your repeat it.

Slender: The Arrival (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, PS3, Xbox 360, WiiU) – Taking on the popular urban legend, this game puts you on a dark forest while you run away from a person called the Slender Man. He can show up any time while you find a way out, which adds to the scare factor when you’re playing.

Amnesia: Collection (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – Amnesia: The Dark Descent is still regarded as one of the scariest games ever made. The game follows Daniel who wakes up in a dark castle and tries to maintain his sanity while finding a way to escape. Amnesia: Collection includes the original game along with its expansion and its sequel, which are all equally horrifying.

The Evil Within (PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC) – This survival horror game came from the makers of Resident Evil, which should give you an idea of how scary it is. I admit I didn’t have the time to finish this just because I was too scared to do it.

Dead Space (Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PC) – The game perfectly blends action with a horror survival aspect, where you’re tasked as a part of a rescue team onboard a spaceship that’s littered with monsters that used to be the crew.

Silent Hill 2 (Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3) – Out of the numerous games in the franchise, Silent Hill 2 is still my favorite. Others may have a different opinion, but the creepy vibes and the out of this world creatures make it a joy to play multiple times.

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – Yes, it’s another Resident Evil game, but after the rather less than enthusiastic reaction for Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6, part 7 went back the game’s horror survival roots, where you’re stuck inside a mansion populated by a murderous family.

What other scary video games did you like that didn’t make the list? Give it a shoutout in the comments!

by Victor
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff.