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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 and the best horror games on the PlayStation 4.

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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)
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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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)
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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)
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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SOMA is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
abarton added Released: 2015 (Frictional Games)
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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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Silent Hill: Shattered M... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
Released: 2009 (Climax Group)
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) 16 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
paulo-júnior added Released: 1996 (Capcom)
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The Evil Within is listed (or ranked) 17 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) 18 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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Resident Evil 7: Biohaza... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
DipikaG added Released: 2017 (Capcom)
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 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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Eternal Darkness: Sanity... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
Released: 2002 (Silicon Knights)
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F.E.A.R. 2: Project Orig... is listed (or ranked) 22 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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BioShock is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
Released: 2007 (Irrational Games)
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Call of Cthulhu: Dark Co... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
Released: 2005 (Headfirst Productions)
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The Suffering is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time
Released: 2004 (Next Level Games)
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