The Top 11 Best FPS Horror Games

Can you defeat these monsters?

Get ready to load up on ammunition and kill some demons because they’re coming for you.

Here’s a look at the top 11 Best FPS horror games out there, lurking in the dark.

11. Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal gameplay

First announced at E3 back in 2018, Doom Eternal is the highly-anticipated follow-up to the 2016 series reboot. Since it first arrived on the scene in 1993, Doom has come to define the FPS genre as we know it.

Later this year, players can look forward to reprising the role of the Doom Slayer, an age-old warrior hell-bent on battling Demonic forces on future Mars. Bethesda has promised even more blood and hellfire, with an even larger world to explore.

Go on the offensive and take out as many hellspawns as you can. Collect guns, swords, and blades as you go. And expect twice as many demons, including the Marauder and the Doom Hunter, plus some you might recognize, like Arachnotron and Archvile. Although there is no release date yet, this is sure to be a hell of a game.

Don’t you just love fresh Mancubus by the fire?

Step into the fiery world of Doom Eternal

10. Reborn

This FPS is an occult horror game that takes no survivors. There is no place to hide in this fast-paced story from Knife Entertainment. It’s a claustrophobic world where you’re the hunted instead of the hunter. With rich graphics, dripping blood, and stereo sound effects, if the creatures don’t get you, the intense gameplay music will have your heart pounding a mile a minute.

The best part about this game is the role reversals. Instead of you finding the clues, someone (or something) is hunting you down. . Find something to shoot or use as a club. There’s no stopping these things from seeking you out. It’s a race to the end to solve the ultimate reason why these things have crawled out of the dark.

Bring along some extra ammo and don’t spare the candlelight - it’s going to be a long, dark road, and you’re all alone in this crazy world.

Watch out for creatures lurking in the shadows

Not the liveliest dinner party

9. Mist Survival

Mist Survival trailer

This single-player FPS game will take you on the ride of your life. You’re immune from a deadly viral attack that wiped out humanity. You need to find shelter because the mutants are coming through the Mist. As a survivor, you must collect everything you can because you might need it! Mist Survival is an infection that will expose you to horror elements that are unstoppable.

And that’s going to be hard because you need to rest and recover from fatigue. It’s essential to build and fortify your base before you go exploring for other survivors. Don’t stop because the Mist will come, following the fog. Anything can happen. The infected hunt at night, but the Mist is enough to block sunlight, and they will be lurking for you.

It’s not just the infected that are hunting; bandits are looking for unique items and supplies, just like you. Pay attention to your survival health bars because you’ll need to eat, rest, and find water while you’re out in the world. The landscape is desolate and has a powerful, unexplored appeal.

The potential is unlimited, and supplies are everywhere. Looking for other survivors and finding loot takes time, but it's worth it in the end.

Take a ride and look out for infected pedestrians

What’s left of a town after the Mist

8 HUNT Showdown

Hunt Showdown trailer

The swamps of Louisiana are where the monsters lurk. And I’m not talking about gators. Stock up on weapons and bring your friends. Bounty hunting is best done with a team. When you vanquish the hordes of bloodthirsty beasts, generous rewards await. Cash in that credit for upgraded weapons, because you’ll need everything you can get to survive.

Your experience depends on who your friends are - a strong Bloodline gets you greater bounties. The best in bounty hunter games comes with blood. Co-op gameplay with a twist. Get your friends, load up, and find those monsters. Unlock gear and keep your head down, because t’s not just you and your friends out there collecting gold for flesh.

Other online gamers are hot on your heels to steal those bounties and kill you in the process. Use your map, plan your attacks, and hunt those baddies. Strategic gaming at its best. The sound effects are intensehe rendering is splendid, and your team covers your back not only your prey but the other bounty hunters seeking the same as you.

From knives to dynamite, you have the makers of Crysis to thank for this PvP survival competition.

Grab a friend and slay some monsters

Waiting for the moment to strike

7 GTFO

GTFO gameplay

Team up and explore. GTFO is all about cooperation in this PvE four-player game. As scavengers, it’s up to you and your teammates to explore the nightmarish underground world and collect rewards. Strategic gameplay in this hellish world is the only way to survive. Communicate and coordinate your exploration.

Every command and task counts in GTFO. Once you enter the challenging environment, it’s a team effort to get out alive. Among the treasures are better weapons and upgrades. You’ll need to combine your resources and hunt for more gear as the challenges get increasingly harder. Prepare yourself for combat- it’s kill or be killed in this four-player cooperative game experience.

The hordes are coming. You and your friends need steady hands and quick reactions to survive the onslaught.

Explosions can be your best friend

It’s Work Together or Die Together

6 Alien: Isolation

Alien: Isolation trailer

Survival in deep space comes with a price. Danger lurks around every dark corner in this acclaimed survival horror game. Amanda, the daughter of Ellen Ripley, is on a mission to find out the truth about her mother. The Weyland-Yutani Corporation covered it up, and Amanda will search the end of the galaxy to learn what really happened.

It isn’t just Xenomorphs you have to worry about as you explore this volatile environment. As a Weyland-Yutani employee, Amanda collects information and resources and scavenges for weapons. If she can’t find the best weapon to use in the ever-present danger, she can make them with her collected items. The flight recorder from the Nostromo is located in an isolated trading post, Sevastopol.

She’s in a race against time and the monsters that claimed her mother’s ship. Trust no one and prepare for the worst because the Xenomorphs are coming ...and they’re not alone.

One of the Xenomorphs is larger-than-life

Good luck when you’reunder attack

5 F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R. trailer

Survival horror FPS has never been so good. The First Encounter Assault Recon (F.E.A.R.) team has assembled because paramilitary commandos have infiltrated a secret aerospace compound. The mysterious insurgents, led by a psychopath named Paxton Fettel, have taken hostages and it’s up to the F.E.A.R. team to take them out.

The military group, made up of elite cyborgs, has a hidden agenda and issued no demands for the hostages. This brutally violent game leaves nothing to the imagination. Unlike other games within the action/horror genre, F.E.A.R. gunplay leaves marks. Bullets leave traces, taking out the detailed environment as well as the cyborg soldiers. Surfaces around you taking heavy gunfire respond with dust and sparks, making it harder to see the enemy soldiers. This gorgeous game uses bullet time when you’re neck-deep in enemies.

Choose one of the three weapons in your arsenal to defeat scores of the neverending Cyborgs as you delve deeper into the mystery of Fettel’s plan. Don’t forget to load up the shotgun; you’ll need it where you’re going.

Running into the storm

A disturbing creature looms in the background

4 BioShock 1 & 2

BioShock 2 trailer

This famous game franchise is in a genre all its own. Andrew Ryan had the vision to live in a world that peels away the complications of everyday life. Ryan’s new world, Rapture, resides under the sea, and something went horribly wrong. As the nameless main character, you’re forced to take refuge in Rapture after a fatal plane crash where you’re the only survivor.

The immersive elements of creeping terror will immediately grab you and never let go.  The neverending action is sometimes accompanied by voiceover dialogue that lets you know what happened before you got there. Ryan’s haunting voice will fill you with dread as you take on an assembly of eerie and grotesque characters who chose to turn their backs on the world above to dwell in Ryan’s nightmares.

There are multitudes of options at your disposal. One of the most prominent features in this franchise is the telekinetic abilities your character discovers. Shoot electricity from your fingertips or summon a swarm of bees to attack your foes. They only add to your arsenal to fight the multitude of baddies that want to strip the flesh from your bones.

When you’ve completed the first round through game one, it’s time to step back into Rapture and see what happened after you left. The sequel picks up ten years later. It’s just as dark and just as menacing. But Bioshock 2 is a great addition to the first game. Its elements are more complex, and its gameplay is just as impressive. If the story is important to you, take advantage of the Audio Diaries scattered everywhere. They will fill in what’s happened since you’ve been gone.

One of the vast differences between 1 and 2 is the protagonist. In BioShock 2, you control the Big Daddy, and there’s no stopping you. The combination of weapons and plasma juice makes your combat even more effective. And now that you’re in charge of a Big Daddy, your interaction with the environment shifts because the father/daughter element carried over from the first game is more complex and sometimes haunting.

Little Sisters come well-protected

A Big Daddy with his weapon of choice

3 Killing Floor 2

Killing Floor 2 trailer

A lightning fast, exciting co-op shooter with a lot of aggressive enemies, this is a fun time. With ten distinct classes to play, composing the right team is essential when you’re up against the onslaught of marauders. With ten “perks” to choose from, this online battle royal is a lot of fast-paced fun. Upgrading skills will unlock more items, including better armor and other trinkets to help you and your team survive.

By the time you reach “perk” five, you are well on your way to conquering the variety of monsters, zombies, and lurking menaces. The best part of these “perks” is how you can use any of the class weapons in each of the missions. A lot of what’s coming at you will vary and choosing the right weapon for the match is important if you want to live to fight again.

Killing Floor 2 is all about playing cooperatively with your friends, earning money, and buying better weapons and protection. The graphics and sounds are explosive, overloaded with heavy metal riffing. The higher levels will bring more baddies, and you’re outnumbered quickly if you don’t keep up with your friends and organize your attacks.

There are two bosses toward the end of the levels, and no matter how many times you play, it won’t be easy to overcome them for the ultimate victory.

Face a variety of enemies as once

Become a killing machine

2 Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2 trailer

It’s all about killing zombies in this bloody game. If you’re already hooked on the Left 4 Dead saga, then you will love L4D2. There are more zombies, more weapons, and lots of gore. Each of the five campaigns take place in the American South, and the survivors are heavily armed and ready for battle. Playing as one of four survivors, you choose which character suits your personality and play-style.

You can play through the game with the upgraded AI troop, but this game is meant for co-op teams, especially when the zombies are out of control. One of the standout features of L4D2 is the handheld weapons. These various mêlée weapons are readily available when you eventually run out of ammunition. Electric guitars, chainsaws, machetes- don’t leave home without something in your pack.

Added to the gameplay are three different mutant zombies. Some spit acid blobs, some charge at you at top speed and aren’t deflected by standard ammunition, and one boss loves to jump on your back and rip your arms off. There’s a versus mode that allows you to take control of these bad guys and challenge friends.

The savage mode allows each of the players to take turns with their characters, filling generators with gasoline while avoiding the undead. The realism mode is almost impossible to beat. It removes the assists, and you’re left for dead if you can’t keep up with the very real onslaught of zombies.

An horde of hungry zombies

One of the best offenses against zombies is fire

1 Resident Evil 7

Resident Evil 7 trailer

Anyone who’s familiar with this world-renowned franchise will not be unimpressed by the latest installment. This in-your-face survival horror game is the top of the line from the RE group. There isn’t an overt connection to the rest of the franchise, but the foreboding atmosphere, jump scares, and close-quarter combat will leave you breathless.

You’re Ethan Winters, stuck somewhere in the swamps of Louisiana (that sounds familiar). You’re searching for your missing wife while the zombie apocalypse has already happened.  It’s not your run-of-the-mill “save the girl, kill the bad guys” story. This game gives you the opportunity to play as more than one character to protect both people and advance the narrative.

It’s important to manage what you find because your inventory is limited. Save the ammo because you have access to other weapons. But not too many, where’s the fun in that? The same psychological elements you’ve grown to love from other Resident Evil games are still here.

Find keys and solve puzzles to keep your character alive and moving. One unique feature of RE7 is how there are breaks in the POV. This game will have you up all night and craving more. The characters interact faster, some creatures are impossible to kill, and you can’t stop moving if you want to make it out alive.

Capcom knows what scares you and the dark is prevalent throughout this gut-wrenching and tense game. The graphics and sound are superior in RE7 because the developers are keen on using the elements to distract you from whatever is lurking in the sinister shadows. One of the best features of the newest game is respawning you with everything you lost when you died. And you will die, again and again, before you finally complete the game.

Another superior feature is RE7 interaction with VR technology. Nothing like immersion games when you can’t get away.

         

A ghostly girl named Evelyn awaits

A three-eyed mutated monster

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