[Top 10] RPG Horror Games That Are Excellent

10 best RPG horror games
The kind of foes you'll meet along the way

Role-playing in a horror setting is not necessarily a familiar situation for most. Most games of this mixture are buried gems and it is not easy to find AAA quality games. 

Guaranteed for not just a quick fun (or rather scary) ride, these RPG horror games we have compiled also promise a high chance of replayability.

These are the top 10 excellent RPG horror games that you should check out.

10. Blair Witch (PC, Xbox, PS4, Switch)

Blair Witch Official Gameplay Trailer

Now you can play in a horror movie instead of cursing at the character’s fatal decision-making. Inspired by the Blair Witch horror films, this game focuses on the mechanics of survival horror. The found-footage aspect of the Blair Witch movies remains in this game as you aim to trace the missing nine-year-old boy, Peter Shannon.

All the necessary items are included to aid in your investigation as unknown shadows will start to tremble you in the woods. The atmosphere and sound design, as adapted from a well-known movie series, are critically acclaimed. The difficulty, however, has not been the best highlight of the game. But hey, you will be accompanied by a dog who helps you to investigate! 

9. Mad Father (PC, Switch)

Mad Father Remake Switch Trailer

Holds itself as a remarkable RPG Horror title, Mad Father is a survival puzzle horror game. Taking control of a young girl named Aya who discovers a madly dirty secret of her father, the player explores the cost of the truth.

Get immersed in between the challenging puzzles as a means to escape and progress through the story. The most anticipating part is the bundle of twists in the storyline that will get you hooked and keep looking for more.

8. Darkwood (PC, Xbox, PS4, Switch)

Darkwood Official Release Gameplay Trailer

As the storyline progresses, you will dive further into the realm of Darkwood. The first rule is to survive through the monsters residing in your path. With a day and night cycle, the journey of surviving monsters is even more immersive. 

The RPG elements induced in this game include the crafting system which lets you search for resources and make tools that can be helpful to keep you alive. The storyline also progresses accordingly to the kind of relationship you choose to have with the NPCs, oh multiple endings also await you.

7. The Witch's House

The Witch's House MV - Official Trailer

This classic horror RPG is puzzle-oriented which starts when the player’s character, a girl named Viola, stumbles upon a mansion after waking up in the middle of the woods. The mansion is soon figured to be under the possession of a spirit named Ellen.

The lack of human interactions has resulted in lesser dialogues compared to most RPG horror games which indefinitely increases the tension between the walls as you explore through. 

6. Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines (PC)

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines - Official Trailer

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines came out in 2004 which explains the classic graphics but remains among the best RPG horror titles. Allowing players to be the vampire of their choice, this game promises the full experience of a life you may never have.

This RPG horror specifically thrives in the elements of its story and the power the player has to customize the character development, even the clan they want to be a part of. Multiple endings to achieve as well as different ways of completing quests, you will not get tired of being a vampire in this one.

5. Evil Within 2 (PC, Xbox, PS4)

The Evil Within 2 PC Ultra Settings Gameplay

Evil Within 2 tells a story of a detective who is also a father trying to rescue his daughter. The player takes the role of the said character, diving into a new world where the environment is nightmarish and the humans have turned to mutated monsters. 

You will be able to craft items using resources including ammo. Even better, you can upgrade your character and choose among the specialized skill sets to match the kind of style you want to experience.

4. The Sinking City (PC, Xbox, PS4, Switch)

The Sinking City - Gameplay Trailer

Inspired by the remarkable horror fiction author, H. P. Lovecraft, and developed by Frogwares who are also the developers of the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes series. Horror fiction masterpiece combined with the best detective-style franchise and turned into an RPG horror, you get the gist of why this one made the list.

Escape the disturbing visions of your past by solving the town’s mysteries and uncovering your supernatural abilities. Your number one weapon is not the firearm but rather your attention to detail as this game will not lead you anywhere if you are not observant enough to get there.

The Sinking City takes the detective role-playing on a different level as the player’s observing skills are put to test. Quests and challenges are determined all by what the player has figured out and no clues are given. Now that is RPG.

3. Call of Cthulhu (PC, Xbox, PS4, Switch)

Call of Cthulhu – Gameplay Trailer

Look no further to be your own Sherlock Holmes as you deal with the themes of Lovecraftian and psychological horror in Call of Cthulhu. Investigations and stealth are the main aspects of this game as you dig a family secret that might be better left buried.

It may be all fun to be an investigator especially in such an eerie environment but your skills will determine your fate and some moves may cause your sanity. It is also better to know that there are four possible endings based on your level of sanity which makes it even more exciting to play through. 

2. Bloodborne (PS4)

Bloodborne Official TGS Gameplay Trailer 

The Dark Souls series’ developers, From Software, has carried themselves forward with yet another combat-driven RPG that plays out in a city full of mutated inhabitants. This AAA quality and Playstation 4 exclusive game has absolutely what it takes as an action RPG equipped with horror elements.

Get to a city that is rumored to offer a majestic amount of mysteries and cures but with every reward comes consequences. As you can already tell, Bloodborne serves what you may see in the Dark Souls series but is styled in the Victorian era. 

How is this game excellent? 

Equipped with melee weapons, firearms and other offensive weapons, players are also gifted with agility to dodge damage. Accompanied with enemies from everyone’s worst nightmares which ultimately lets players be critical and strategic in every move. These are exactly what you would expect to have in an RPG horror game, Bloodborne has it all.

1. Dark Souls (PC, Xbox, PS4, Switch)         

Dark Souls™ III – Gameplay Reveal Trailer

This franchise is packed with unforgiving yet anticipating combat. Its unique level design and the whole aesthetic used have made Dark Souls one of the best games of all time. The Dark Souls series consist of Dark Souls, Dark Souls II and Dark Souls III.

Explore an open-world environment and collect resources, finding paths that will lead to your destinations like normal RPGs let you do. However, in Dark Souls, you will need to gather up your courage and strength to not lose what you have gained as you need to battle your way through some unexplainable creatures.

The various styles of combat to be utilized are what make this game super excellent. Medieval-style weapons for melee attacks, charging up your magical abilities or mastering the art of defense. So much to explore but you may run out of time if you are not skilled for the bosses.

To sum it up, these are the top 10 RPG horror games that we think would be worth your time and attention. While some are legendary AAA-quality games, we have also included a few indie titles to widen your horizon. 


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