Horror themed video games have been around since the ’80s.
Without a doubt, when horror was first introduced to home video game consoles over 30 years ago the genre reached new audiences . Many “survival” horror games have been developed over the last decade, and the popularity is still on the rise. Games like Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Haunted House, and Dead Space revolutionized the genre forever.
Here’s The Top 10 Scariest Video Games Of All Time:
10. Haunted House
Haunted House is an Atari 2600 video game, first released in December 31, 1981 in which the player (represented by a pair of eyes) must navigate the haunted mansion of the late Zachary Graves to recover the three pieces of an urn. The game has been identified as one of the earliest examples of the survival horror genre.
9. Alien: Isolation
The Xenomorph is fantastic, it’s A.I. is top notch, and the model is amazing too. The gameplay is very smooth, the graphics are great too. The game makes you feel like you’re in the ship with the characters, when you hide from the alien I actually feel fear. I rarely get that from games. Or even movies. So yeah, this is probably the scariest game I’ve ever played.
8.Left 4 Dead
The Hunter zombie is one of the scariest. It crawls and jumps on you and tears out your insides. The Witch is also scary. She appears out of nowhere and scratches you up with her long black fingernails. Sometimes she’s just sitting down with her back facing you. If you walk behind her she will look behind her back and attack you if she sees you.
7.The Evil Within
Excellent survival horror game, with excellent level design and some of the freakiest enemies I’ve ever seen in gaming.
May not be horror, but it’s a bloody great game. The unique gameplay, the levels of atmosphere, the social commentary about media violence and the black humor makes Manhunt one of the most underrated games of all time.
5. Silent Hill
This game touched me deep inside, Besides the horror that scared the fritz out of me when I first played it at night and the down right sic monsters, the story showed so much! I stand to my answer, Silent hill is pure perfection!
4. Resident Evil 4
Nothing makes you wet your pants more than a regenerator reviving itself after you have wasted all of your ammo shooting at its head only to see it completely healed just moments later.
3. Silent Hill 2
As opposed to bland jump scares, Silent Hill 2 is disturbing as it is iconic. Games like Resident Evil 4 and Dead Space just shove something scary in your face, but SH2 makes you walk away from the game mentally disturbed.
2. Resident Evil Remaster
In my opinion, this game was the most scariest game, and the hardest of the Resident Evil series. Have to survive on a limited amount of ammunition against insanely strong zombies.
1. Dead Space
One of the few modern horrors that focus on atmospere, the creepy dark and flickering lighting, the corpses gore and blood pools, the disturbing enemies, and the hopelessness. These create tense and scary areas, and the enemy placement creates climaxes to keep the game from getting boring while creating jump scares, and intense and frantic firefights.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre for the Atari 2600 is better known for the fact it was largely ignored by most retailers for it’s unprecedented levels of in-game violence.
Friday the 13th
You never know when Jason will pop out and it’s a very realistic Friday The 13th mood.
Repetitive gameplay and music in this Atari 2600 version of the classic horror film makes the proceedings a bit dull but it’s not the worst game for the system by any means.