The best horror games are those that engage and frighten you at the same time. They should give you a feeling of being hunted, while also making you feel like the hunter. The best horror games should be able to create an atmosphere that is both dark and creepy, but also have a sense of humor about it.
The 3 best horror games are: Outlast 2, Alien: Isolation, and Amnesia: The Dark Descent.
- Outlast 2
The game is played from a first-person perspective and the player takes on the role of investigative reporter Miles Upshur.
The game is set in Mount Massive Asylum, which has been overrun by inmates. The player must explore the asylum and search for clues to find out what happened there.
Outlast 2 is a survival horror video game developed by Red Barrels. It was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on April 25, 2017. The game received generally favorable reviews from critics and was a commercial success; it sold over one million copies as of July 2017.
- Alien: Isolation
Alien: Isolation is a first-person survival horror game in which the player must use their wits to avoid being killed by the Xenomorph.
It was released on October 7, 2014, and was developed by Creative Assembly.
The game is set in 2137 and follows Amanda Ripley, daughter of Ellen Ripley, as she investigates the disappearance of her mother who was aboard the Nostromo spaceship that disappeared after making contact with an alien lifeform.
- Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a horror game developed by Frictional Games and released in 2010. It is the company’s first title to include an inventory system and three-dimensional environments.
In the game, the player takes on the role of Daniel as he wakes up in a desolate castle with no memories of his past. He wanders through the corridors in search of answers, avoiding monsters and solving puzzles. It’s not long before Daniel realizes that he has been abducted by an insane being known as Alexander who terrorizes anyone who wanders into his realm. With no other option, Daniel must explore the depths of this vast castle to find a way out or die trying…
The game features some puzzle elements and focuses more on exploration than combat. As such, Amnesia: The Dark Descent is often referred to as a “survival horror” game rather than an action-adventure game like most titles in this genre are.