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The Best New Horror Games Of 2020

Updated October 20, 2020 60 votes 14 voters10 items

List RulesOnly horror games released in 2020.

The best new horror games of 2020 feature chilling backdrops, crisp graphics, and some seriously scary soundtracks. While the last few years have given us plenty of great survival-horror classics like the Resident Evil 2 Remake and Man of Medan, upcoming games like The Last of Us Part II and the Resident Evil 3 Remake, are sure to help keep gamers scared all the way to 2021.

What’s your favorite new 2020 horror game? The latest Walking Dead game, Saints & Sinners, is an early contender for horror game of the year and is one of the latest VR games to immerse gamers in a terrifying virtual world, and Zombie Army 4: Dead War is a frantic game that's essentially a spin-off of the popular Sniper Elite games.

Vote up all your favorite new horror games that were released in 2020, and vote down all the titles you tried but couldn’t get into. And if your favorite new games are missing, add them below. Don’t forget to check back often as we update this list with more games.

  • Photo: Resident Evil 3 / Capcom
    Resident Evil 3 is an upcoming survival horror game developed and published by Capcom. The game is a remake of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (1999), and follows Jill Valentine as she attempts to escape a zombie apocalypse while hunted by an intelligent bioweapon known as Nemesis. It is scheduled for release on PlayStation 4, Windows, and Xbox One on April 3, 2020. The game also has an online multiplayer mode, known as Resident Evil: Resistance....  more
    • Release: 2020
    • Developer: Capcom
    • Genres (Video game): Survival horror
    • Series: Resident Evil
    • Publisher: Capcom
    • Platform: PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One
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  • Photo: Naughty Dog
    The Last of Us Part II is a 2020 action-adventure game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 4. Set five years after The Last of Us (2013), players control 19-year-old Ellie, who comes into conflict with a mysterious cult in a post-apocalyptic United States. The game contains survival horror elements and is played from a third-person perspective. Five years after the events of the first game, Joel (Troy Baker) and Ellie (Ashley Johnson) are living in Tommy's (Jeffrey Pierce) settlement in Jackson, Wyoming. During this time, Ellie has made friends with Dina (Shannon Woodward) and Jesse (Stephen Chang), and entered a relationship with the...  more
    • Release: 2020
    • Developer: Naughty Dog
    • Genres (Video game): Action-adventure, survival horror
    • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
    • Platform: PlayStation 4
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  • Photo: Kinetic Games
    Phasmophobia is an online 4 player co-op horror game with VR support. Paranormal activity is on the rise and it’s up to you and your team to use all the ghost hunting equipment at your disposal in order to gather as much evidence as you can....  more
    • Release: 2020
    • Developer: Kinetic Games
    • Genres (Video game): Psychological horror
    • Publisher: Kinetic Games
    • Platform: Microsoft Windows
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  • Photo: Wales Interactive
    Maid of Sker is a first-person survival horror game developed by Wales Interactive for the Xbox One, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch and Microsoft Windows platforms. The game takes place in 1898 in the Sker Hotel, located on an imaginary island called Sker Island, where the protagonist, Thomas Evans, is invited by his lover, Elisabeth Williams, to uncover the mysteries of the hotel after she notices her family's strange behaviour. While exploring the hotel, Thomas learns the place is controlled by cult followers called "The Quiet Ones". The history of Elisabeth's family is revealed when Thomas finds notes and gramophone records scattered around the hotel....  more
    • Release: 2020
    • Developer: Wales Interactive
    • Genres (Video game): Survival horror
    • Publisher: Wales Interactive
    • Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows
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