Top 10 Ultimate Best Horror Games to Play in 2019

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Claire Redfield in RE2 Remake.

Here are the 10 best horror games you can play today.

10. Resident Evil 2 Remake

Resident Evil 2 Remake gameplay

Resident Evil 2 is set two months after the events of the first Resident Evil. It takes place in Raccoon City where the whole city has been infected with an outbreak of zombie disease. The disease was created by a biological weapon secretly developed by a company known as Umbrella. Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield make their way to the Police Department seeking safety from the mutated population.

  • Old and new fans alike can experience the gruesome horror of famous Resident Evil creatures as they come to life in updated graphics
  • Choose between Leon or Claire’s story modes to experience the horror of apocalypse from two different viewpoints

Claire shoots at monsters attacking her in a dark hallway.

A comparison of Claire’s face from the original game (left) and the remake (right)

9. Dead by Daylight

Dead by Daylight gameplay

The Entity is awakened from its slumber whenever it is summoned by actions of great violence and malice. The Killers, popular fictional serial killers such as Mike Myers and new original killers, endlessly hunt the corresponding Survivors. The Entity requires sacrifices, they hunt and kill the Survivors so it can feed off their hope and steal a piece of their soul upon death. They’re brought back to life over and over in an endless limbo of torture in an  attempt to escape from Hell. Players can play as a single Killer and hunt survivors or be on a team of four Survivors and try to escape through the gates.

  • Play as one of many Killers such as Freddy and Michael Myers to slaughter as many players as you can
  • Be a Survivor and feel the panic rise as The Killer walks right by your hiding place
  • Unlock a plethora of unique perks and outfits for both Killers and Survivors

A survivor crouches by a generator in a corn field.

The Huntress covered in blood carries a survivor over her shoulder. She’s going to go hang him from a hook.

8. HellSign

HellSign gameplay

You wake up with a fresh brand upon your skin, a brand you do not remember receiving. You think you may have died the night before while on a dangerous job. Your job is hunting monsters. As a monster hunter you hunt and kill to pay the bills all the while piecing together your lost memories. For the right price you’ll rid the world of ghouls and ghosts with your arsenal of monster destroying gear.

  • Choose which hunting contracts you feel like you can take on to protect more people from getting hurt by these demonic creatures
  • Use a vast inventory of investigative tools as you solve who(or what) killed the poor souls that encountered them
  • Have an arcade game like experience with a unique isometric camera view not seen in any of the other games on this list

An abandoned bedroom, or a room where a struggle occured. Things are knocked over the walls are cracked and the monster hunter is trying to figure out what happened.

The hunter shines his flashlight on a giant centipede looking creature in a dark creepy hallway.

7. Resident Evil 7

Resident Evil 7 gameplay

Ethan Winters goes to a plantation in Louisiana prompted to do so by a message from his wife, Mia. Mia has been presumed dead for three years. Little does Ethan know, this abandoned plantation is not what it seems. He finds Mia imprisoned in the basement of a seemingly abandoned house, but she becomes violent and attacks him. Ethan must find out what’s going on, and figure out how to save his wife all the while dodging death.

  • Play the VR version and experience this award winning horror game in 360 degrees of terror
  • Solve puzzles and navigate this house of horrors with the looming danger of being found and killed looming over you
  • Feel the satisfaction of destroying your enemies with creative weapons after being terrorized by them

The player holds a candle in front of a decrepit corpse sitting in a chair. Darkness flickers out from the papers in front of her.

A very grudge-like looking girl crawls up the stairs, her black hair covering her face, and her mouth agape.

6. Outlast 2

Outlast 2 gameplay

Blake Langermann and his wife, Lynn, are investigative reporters following the mysterious murder of a young woman known only as Jane Doe. Their helicopter crashes suddenly, when he wakes up Blake finds the pilot of their helicopter skinned and crucified nearby. And to make it worse his wife is nowhere to be seen. Blake makes his way to a nearby town called Temple Gate where he learns that the town has sacrificed all their children in the name of God. With only a camcorder and no way to fight a whole town of maniacs the Player must be stealthy on the hunt for their lost wife.

  • Tip toe your way through a cult town with a night vision camera as your eyes
  • Stand face to face with humanity’s worst as they attempt to track you down
  • This game will surely be the reason you will NEVER want to visit Arizona in the middle of the night

Night vision camera showing the player looking into the window of a resident of Temple Gate’s home.

A dead body slumped over a table covered in blood.

5. The Evil Within 2

The Evil Within 2 gameplay

Three years after the events of the first game, Sebastian Castellanos has left his job at Krimson City Police Department. He’s been traumatized by his experiences at the Beacon Mental Hospital from the first game. Along with that, he is haunted by his only child who had died in a house fire, and his wife Myra who abandoned him soon after, Sebastian spirals into alcoholism. Agent Julia Kidman finds him and reveals that Lily, his daughter, is still alive and that she is being used as a core for a simulated town called Union. Plugging into STEM once more Sebastian must find his daughter and discover how stop the town from descending into complete chaos and destroying itself.

  • Experience the beautiful and grotesque atmosphere of this psychological shoot em up horror game
  • Failure to survive leads to many gorey cut scenes of death, each one is different depending on the monster that slays you
  • Earn weapon and stat upgrades to help you slaughter everything in your path as you progress through the story

A grotesque yet oddly beautiful sculpture made of body parts on strings.

Sebastian getting chased by zombies with red glowing eyes down a street.

4. Layers of Fear

Layers of Fear gameplay

Fall deep into the troubled mind of a psychotic painter and discover the secret of his madness. Uncover the visions, fears, and horrors that entwine the painter as he finishes the masterpiece he has strived so long to create. Wandering the halls of this Victorian mansion with its ever changing halls creates panic and confusion within the mind of the player.

  • This eerie house is full of original paintings and music created by real artists
  • Feel the break down of an insane artist closing in on your mind the further you explore
  • This game brings the stereotype of tortured and crazed artist to a whole new level

A dark and ominous looking hallway with paint splattered over every surface.

A horrifying painting of a nosferatu-like creature in a dress holding a very angry rat in its claws.

3. Metro Exodus

Metro Exodus gameplay

Metro Exodus is set in 2036, two years after the events of Metro: Last Light. The Earth is in a post apocalyptic state due to a nuclear war that happened 23 years previously. The player takes the role of Artyom who flees the Metro in Moscow. He travels a continent long journey with the Spartan Rangers east to a new life.

  • This grueling year long journey is made to be as immersive as possible with dynamic weather and day cycles
  • Face humanity’s worst fear of nuclear apocalypse as you stare down the snout of a radioactive mutated bear
  • A structured sandbox world awaits your exploration as you search for a safe haven away from the chaos and violence

A crossbow aimed at a giant mutated bear.

A strange mutated creature that resembles a giant humanoid rat with webbed feet and claws stands on all fours.

2. Detention

Detention gameplay

Wei Chung Ting and Fang Ray Shin are two students attending Greenwood High School. Set in the 1960s White Terror period of Taiwan they find themselves trapped within their school. A typhoon strikes while Wei is asleep in class and leaves him stranded on campus. The school they once knew changes into something dark and sinister, haunted by its dark past and evil creatures known as the Lingered.

  • Hold your breath and creep past violent ghosts of a forgotten past
  • Learn some of the horrific past and emotional history of Taiwan and the impact it created on the ghost realm
  • Feel the pain of lost and tormented souls as you explore

Wei screaming as he’s overcome by visions of ghosts.

A tall spirit with a lantern looms over Ray as she walks the abandoned halls of Greenwood High School.

1. The Forest

The Forest gameplay

The Forest begins with Eric Leblanc sitting in an airplane with his son Timmy. The plane crashes into a remote forest, Eric and his son manage to survive the crash.  He is forced to helplessly watch as Timmy is kidnapped by a man in red war paint before falling unconscious. Upon awakening in the crashed plane, Eric goes out into this heavily forested landscape to look for his son. The player must defend themselves from the cannibalistic mutants which occupy the area all the while looking for their son, and trying to keep themselves alive along the way. This peninsula has dark secrets and is not all what it seems.

  • This survival sandbox game can take as long or as little as you like. Feel like hanging out and building a giant base? Go for it. Want to get to the end of the story as quickly as possible? Also an option.
  • Uncover conspiracies and truths about this forest that have long been hidden from the eyes of all
  • Not only do you have to survive the creatures of the forest, you also must survive starvation and find a way off this cursed land

Two natives stare at the player, one with a hammer made from a stick and a skull, and one with a decorative wheel of severed arms and skulls on his back.

A wooden base built by one a player to defend against attacks.

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