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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
2001 Silent Hill 2 is a survival horror video game published by Konami for the PlayStation 2 and developed by Team Silent, a production group within Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo. The game was ...more

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Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
1999 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
2008 Dead Space is a 2008 science fiction survival horror video game developed by EA Redwood Shores for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game was released on all platforms through ...more

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Amnesia: The Dark Descent is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
eveholt3141 added Frictional Games Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a survival horror video game by Frictional Games, released for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux platforms. The game features a protagonist named Daniel ...more

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Silent Hill 3 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
2003 Silent Hill 3 is a survival horror video game published by Konami for the PlayStation 2 and developed by Team Silent, a production group within Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo. It is the ...more

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Outlast is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
Noor Ibrahim added 2013 Outlast is a first-person survival horror video game developed and published by Red Barrels. The game revolves around a freelance investigative journalist, Miles Upshur who decides to ...more

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Doki Doki Literature Club! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
Ben Green added Doki Doki Literature Club! is a visual novel developed by Team Salvato. It was released on September 22, 2017 for Microsoft Windows, macOS, and Linux, and later on October 6 for Steam. The story ...more

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Dead Space 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
2011 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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SOMA is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
abarton added 2015 Soma is a science fiction survival horror video game being developed by Frictional Games. It is expected to be released in early 2015. The game will take place on the PATHOS-2, an underwater ...more

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F.E.A.R. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
2005 F.E.A.R. First Encounter Assault Recon is a survival horror first-person shooter developed by Monolith Productions and published by Vivendi. It was released on October 17, 2005, for Windows, and ...more

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Silent Hill 4: The Room is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
2004 Silent Hill 4: The Room is survival horror video game, the fourth installment in the Silent Hill series, published by Konami and developed by Team Silent, a production group within Konami ...more

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Alan Wake is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
2010 Alan Wake is a survival horror video game developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by Microsoft Game Studios. It was released for the Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. The story follows ...more

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The Evil Within is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
will-kelly added 2014 The Evil Within, known as Psycho Break in Japan, is a third-person survival horror video game developed by Tango Gameworks and published by Bethesda Softworks. It was released in October 2014 ...more

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Doki Doki Literature Club is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
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Silent Hill: Shattered Memorie... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
2009 Silent Hill: Shattered Memories is a survival horror video game developed by Climax Studios and published by Konami Digital Entertainment for the Wii in December 2009. It was ported to the ...more

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Fatal Frame is listed (or ranked) 16 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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The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
Mabie1 added 2013 The Last of Us is an action-adventure survival horror video game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was released for the PlayStation 3 on June 14, 2013; an ...more

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Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
paulo-jĂșnior added 1996 Resident Evil, originally released in Japan as Bio Hazard, is a survival horror video game developed and released by Capcom originally for the Sony PlayStation in 1996. It was later ported for ...more

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F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
2009 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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Silent Hill: Origins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
2007 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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Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
2005 Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth is a survival horror video game developed by Headfirst Productions and published by Bethesda Softworks with 2K Games and Ubisoft for the PC and Xbox ...more

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Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Req... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
2002 Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem is a psychological horror action-adventure game developed by Silicon Knights and published by Nintendo for the GameCube in 2002. The game was originally ...more

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Fahrenheit is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
2005 Fahrenheit is a cinematic interactive drama action-adventure video game developed by Quantic Dream and published by Atari for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. The director's cut and uncut versions ...more

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Limbo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
eveholt3141 added 2010 Limbo is a puzzle-platform video game, the first title by independent Danish game developer Playdead. The game was released in July 2010 as a platform exclusive title on Xbox Live Arcade, and ...more

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F.E.A.R. Extraction Point is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
2006 F.E.A.R. Extraction Point is an expansion pack for the psychological horror first-person shooter video game F.E.A.R., published by Vivendi Universal and developed by TimeGate Studios. It was ...more

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BioShock is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
2007 BioShock is a first-person shooter video game developed by 2K Boston, and published by 2K Games. The game was released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 platforms in August 2007; a PlayStation ...more

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Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
DipikaG added Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is a 2017 survival horror video game developed and published by Capcom. The story follows civilian Ethan Winters as he searches for his wife Mia, which leads him to a ...more

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Condemned: Criminal Origins is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
2005 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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F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
2007 F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate is a stand-alone expansion pack for the psychological horror first-person shooter video game F.E.A.R. The expansion was developed by TimeGate Studios, the same ...more

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The Suffering is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
2004 The Suffering is a psychological horror video game, developed mainly by Surreal Software and published by Midway Games, released in 2004 for the Xbox, PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Windows. The ...more

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I Have No Mouth, and I Must Sc... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
1995 I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream is a point-and-click adventure game based upon Harlan Ellison's short story of the same title, developed by The Dreamers Guild, co-designed by Ellison and ...more

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American McGee's Alice is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
2000 American McGee's Alice is a third-person psychological horror action video game released for PC on December 6, 2000. The game, developed by Rogue Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts, ...more

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Sanitarium is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
1998 Sanitarium is a psychological horror point-and-click adventure game that was released for Microsoft Windows, developed by DreamForge Intertainment and published by ASC Games.

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Manhunt is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
2003 Manhunt is a stealth-based survival horror video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. It was released in North America on November 18, 2003, for the PlayStation 2 ...more

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Silent Hill: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
2008 Silent Hill: Homecoming is a survival horror video game, the sixth installment in the Silent Hill, developed by Double Helix Games. Homecoming follows the journey of Alex Shepherd, a soldier ...more

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F.E.A.R. Files is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
2007 F.E.A.R. Files is a F.E.A.R.-related package of video games released for the Xbox 360. The pack contains F.E.A.R. Extraction Point and F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate, both of which are available ...more

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Layers of Fear is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
LuxieDaemon added Layers of Fear

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Manhunt 2 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
2007 Manhunt 2 is a stealth-based survival horror video game published by Rockstar Games. It was developed by Rockstar London for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 2, Rockstar Leeds for the ...more

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The Evil Within 2 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
Guest_1ee5eddc-28ef-49ff-ae5a-1d792385d0fb added The Evil Within 2

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Penumbra: Black Plague is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
eveholt3141 added 2008 Penumbra: Black Plague is the second installment of the Penumbra series of episodic computer games developed by Frictional Games. The story continues from the previous episode, Penumbra: ...more

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System Shock 2 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
matas-vaitkevicius added 1999 System Shock 2 is a first-person shooter action role-playing survival horror video game for Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X and Linux. The title was designed by Ken Levine and co-developed by ...more

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BioShock 2 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
2010 BioShock 2 is a first-person shooter video game developed by 2K Marin for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The sequel to the 2007 video game BioShock, it was released worldwide on ...more

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Rule of Rose is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
2006 Rule of Rose is a survival horror video game for the PlayStation 2. The game was developed by Punchline and originally published by Sony Computer Entertainment in 2006 in Japan. It was also ...more

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Lone Survivor is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
eveholt3141 added Lone Survivor is a 2012 independent survival horror video game for the PC, developed by Jasper Byrne under Superflat Games. PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita ports were released in 2013 as Lone ...more

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outlast 2 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
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Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
DipikaG added 2005 Resident Evil 4, known as Biohazard 4 in Japan, is a survival horror video game developed by Capcom Production Studio 4 and released by multiple publishers, including Capcom, Ubisoft, Nintendo ...more

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Deadly Premonition is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
2008 Deadly Premonition, known as Red Seeds Profile in Japan, is an open world, survival horror video game developed by Access Games for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. In 2010, the Xbox 360 version was ...more

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Condemned 2: Bloodshot is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
2008 Condemned 2: Bloodshot is a brawler action video game with psychological horror elements, developed by Monolith Productions and published by Sega for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 video game ...more

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Alice: Madness Returns is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
jedi08 added 2011 Alice: Madness Returns is a psychological horror action-adventure video game for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 released on June 14, 2011, in North America, June 16, 2011, in ...more

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Clive Barker's Undying is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
Costas Smaseliaf added 2001 Clive Barker's Undying is a first-person shooter survival horror video game. It was the last game developed by DreamWorks Interactive before becoming EA Los Angeles, and released in 2001 by EA ...more