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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
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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Silent Hill 3 is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Doki Doki Literature Club! is listed (or ranked) 4 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 is listed (or ranked) 5 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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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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Silent Hill 4: The Room is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Amnesia: The Dark Descent is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Alan Wake is listed (or ranked) 9 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
10
SOMA is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Dead Space 2 is listed (or ranked) 11 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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F.E.A.R. is listed (or ranked) 12 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
13
Fatal Frame is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Silent Hill: Shattered Memorie... is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
paulo-júnior 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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The Evil Within is listed (or ranked) 16 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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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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F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin is listed (or ranked) 18 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) 19 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
20
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
DipikaG added 2017
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
21
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Req... is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Condemned: Criminal Origins is listed (or ranked) 22 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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BioShock is listed (or ranked) 23 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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The Suffering is listed (or ranked) 24 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
25
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