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The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time 

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List Rules Vote up the best video games in the psychological horror genre.

This is a list of the best psychological horror games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated psychological horror games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest psychological horror games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these psychological horror games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging psychological horror games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new psychological horror games.

The list you're viewing is made up of different fun psychological horror games like Dead Space and Silent Hill.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best psychological horror games?" and "What is the greatest psychological horror game of all time?" After you are finished voting, head on over and vote on the best survival horror games of all time!

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Silent Hill 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
Released: 2001 (Konami)
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Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
Released: 1999 (Konami)
Silent Hill is a survival horror video game for the PlayStation published by Konami and developed by Team Silent, a Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo group. The first installment in the Silent ...more

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Dead Space is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
Released: 2008 (Visceral Games)
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Silent Hill 3 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
Released: 2003 (Konami)
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Amnesia: The Dark Descen... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
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Dead Space 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
Released: 2011 (Visceral Games)
Dead Space 2 is a 2011 science fiction survival horror video game developed by Visceral Games and published by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Set three years ...more
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Outlast is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
Noor Ibrahim added Released: 2013 (Red Barrels Studio)
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The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
Mabie1 added Released: 2013 (Naughty Dog)
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Doki Doki Literature Clu... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
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Silent Hill 4: The Room ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
Released: 2004 (Konami)
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Alan Wake is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
Released: 2010 (Remedy Entertainment)
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F.E.A.R. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
Released: 2005 (Monolith Productions)
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Call of Cthulhu: Dark Co... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
Released: 2005 (Headfirst Productions)
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Fatal Frame is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
Fatal Frame, known as Project Zero in Europe and Zero in Japan, is a supernatural, survival horror video game series developed by Tecmo and Grasshopper Manufacture for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, ...more
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SOMA is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
abarton added Released: 2015 (Frictional Games)
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Silent Hill: Shattered M... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
Released: 2009 (Climax Group)
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Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
paulo-jĂșnior added Released: 1996 (Capcom)
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The Evil Within is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
will-kelly added Released: 2014 (Tango Gameworks)
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Silent Hill: Origins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
Released: 2007 (Climax LA)
Silent Hill: Origins, known as Silent Hill Zero in Japan, is a survival horror video game for the PlayStation Portable developed by Climax Studios. It was published by Konami Digital ...more
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Condemned: Criminal Orig... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
Released: 2005 (Monolith Productions)
Condemned: Criminal Origins is a first-person brawler video game with psychological horror elements, developed by Monolith Productions and published by Sega. It was launched worldwide in 2005 on ...more
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Manhunt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
Released: 2003 (Rockstar North)
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Limbo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
eveholt3141 added Released: 2010 (Playdead)
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Resident Evil 7: Biohaza... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
DipikaG added Released: 2017 (Capcom)
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F.E.A.R. 2: Project Orig... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
Released: 2009 (Monolith Productions)
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin is a first-person shooter survival horror video game, developed by Monolith Productions and published by Warner Bros. for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox ...more
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Eternal Darkness: Sanity... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
Released: 2002 (Silicon Knights)
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