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The Best New Horror Games Of 2020 

Kyle Townsend
Updated June 22, 2020 14 votes 7 voters 5 items

List Rules Only 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.

The Last of Us Part II ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Horror Games Of 2020
Photo:  Wikimedia Commons (CC-BY)

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 on Wikipedia

Release: 2020

Developer: Naughty Dog

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure, survival horror

Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Platform: PlayStation 4

A frightfully great game?
Resident Evil 3 Remake ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Horror Games Of 2020
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 on Wikipedia

Release: 2020

Developer: Capcom

Genres (Video game): Survival horror

Series: Resident Evil

Publisher: Capcom

Platform: PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One

A frightfully great game?
The Walking Dead: Saints... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Horror Games Of 2020
Photo:  The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners/Skydance Interactive

Metacritic score: 81%

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is a VR video game that officially launched on January 23, 2020. The game is developed and published by Skydance Interactive in partnership with Skybound Entertainment. ...more on Wikipedia

Release: 2020

Developer: Skydance Interactive

Genres (Video game): Survival Horror

Series: The Walking Dead

Publisher: Skydance Interactive

Platform: Microsoft Windows

A frightfully great game?
Zombie Army 4: Dead War ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Horror Games Of 2020
Photo: Zombie Army 4: Dead War/Zombie Army 4: Dead War

Metacritic score: 77%

Zombie Army 4: Dead War is a third-person tactical shooter stealth video game developed and published by Rebellion Developments. It is a sequel to the 2015 compilation game Zombie Army Trilogy, itself a spin-off to the Sniper Elite series. It was released on 4 February 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows. The game is set in year 1946, one year later Adolf Hitler was "defeated by the Resistance and banished to hell, but the 'Dead War' is far from over". The player joins the Dead War to fight across Europe, handling Hitler's soldiers wherever that you travel, yet it's no simple assignment as ZA4 presents a fatal program of zombies tingling to benefit from your heroic flesh. ...more on Wikipedia

Release: 2020

Developer: Rebellion Developments

Genres (Video game): Tactical shooter, survival horror

Series: Sniper Elite

Publisher: Rebellion Developments

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 Xbox One

A frightfully great game?