As a gamer, whether you’re a pro or a newbie, you may struggle to find the right horror adventure game you want on the platform that you’re looking for. It can be difficult to find a good game that is well-made and has just the right amount of horror. So, for those of you who enjoy a video game with a good scare that can keep you thrilled and entertained, here’s a list of some games that you will love and be terrified of.
Fran Bow is the story of Fran, a little girl who struggles with a mental disorder and a twisted destiny. She has the unfortunate experience of witnessing the death of her parents. And after leaving their dismembered bodies behind, she wakes up alone in a cruel mental institution and decides to escape. Fran must traverse both the real world and a hidden world by self-administering medication.
This story is both creepy and filled with psychological horrors. You could get scared just watching the walkthrough. With the unique art style, interactive characters, variety of puzzles to solve, and a peculiar plotline, this game will keep you entertained and engaged.
Fran Bow is available on PC, Apple, and Android.
2. Layers of Fear
In Layers of Fear, you’ll find yourself navigating the ever-changing rooms of a Victorian mansion, haunted by the visions of a painter left with unfinished work to do. With the bits and pieces of his past that linger in the mansion, you’ll eventually be able to understand the dark and sad story that led the painter to be the wandering man that is so set on finishing his masterpiece.
In Matt Thrower’s review on GameSpot, he states “What every good horror yarn needs is a unique spin, and Layers of Fear delivers that, quite literally, through artistry.”
This psychedelic story focuses on exploration, leaving the horror lurking around every corner as you see it through the painter’s fragile point of view. Layers of Fear is available on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
With Stasis, you’ll find yourself just as enraptured as the lead character, John Maracheck. So, when he wakes up in the future in what appears to be an abandoned spacecraft, you’ll feel just as lost and confused as he does. And when the monsters and other various threats start coming, you’ll be faced with many different ways to get out. With John’s missing family on his disoriented mind and the fate of the world up in the air, you’ll be up against gruesome death, unimaginable horrors, and even the option to just end it all with suicide.
In Tarryn Van Der Byl’s review on IGN, he says “Stasis is profoundly disturbing. Not even its rating prepared me for some of the game’s imagery and narrative concepts.”
Should you choose to play, then how will you survive the terrors of Stasis? This game is available on PC.
4. Resident Evil 7
The Resident Evil series has been a major thrill that any horror game enthusiast can enjoy. And according to the walkthrough on One Angry Gamer, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is “a serious throwback to the classic Resident Evil games despite being in first-person.”
Because of this shift to first person view, the horror and gore that Resident Evil never fails to deliver is now up close and personal. The story follows Ethan Winters as he struggles to survive the traumatic events of Resident Evil 6 and the search for his wife. With the fear caused by humanoid bacteria ready to attack, the signature elements of exploration, and the ever-tense atmosphere, Resident evil will keep you on the edge of your seat.
5. The Park
You may think of amusement parks as fun, happy places. But after playing The Park, you may start to see them in a more horrifying way. The story of this game is centered around Lorraine and her son, Callum, who goes mysteriously missing. You’ll soon find that the particular amusement park in which this game is set has a dark and tragic history filled with drama, ghostly occurrences, and gruesome deaths.
This story invites you into an immersive experience with an interactive environment and a narrative that incites paranoia and fear. By the time you’re finished with this game, you may find yourself a little more than terrified.
For all the games that you love and are terrified of…
There are plenty of games that you’ll enjoy and be thrilled by, no matter what console or system you prefer to play on. The series that you’ve grown to appreciate are continuously adding to their stories by releasing new games. And there are new stories that are in the making with new games being released, just waiting to make you fall in love with how much they can horrify and entertain you. Be sure to play some new games and give them the chance to make you scream and swoon. You never know when you’ll find something that you’ll love and be terrified of.
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