The Most Popular Horror Games Of 2022

2022 is the year of horror! The best horror games of 2022 are filled with terror and suspense that not only have player's anxiety hit the roof with dark ominous gameplay, but also with an immersive story that keeps them on the edge of their seats. Featuring the latest releases and long-awaited sequels, this list showcases titles from every genre from the most popular shooters of the year to the best indie games of 2022 that nobody knows about.

Some of the most popular horror games of 2022 includes titles like Tormented Souls, and Mundaun which are set in eerie, dark, and creepy settings that features a variety of creatures and jump scares that have players constantly on edge and on guard. Meanwhile other titles such as Returnal, Back 4 Blood, and Resident Evil: Village showcases more action-packed gameplay that allows players what they want to do, and immerses the players more into the dark imaginative settings. What are the top 10 horror games of 2022?

Vote up the best horror games of 2022 and check back as we update this list with other upcoming games coming out in 2022. Be sure to check out the best new games of 2022!

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  • Resident Evil Village
    Photo: Capcom

    Resident Evil: Village presents players a European gothic themed village that is filled with monsters and ghouls of every kind.  The experience of traversing through the horrors and terror that this game has is more than enough to earn a spot on this list as one of the best horror games of the year.  

    • Released: 2021
    • Developer: Capcom
    • Platform: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Windows
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    MADiSON
    Photo: MADiSON / Bloodious Games

    This first-person psychological horror game delivers an immersive and terrifying experience in large part due to the help of an instant camera, connecting the human world with the beyond. Players will need to take pictures and develop them by themselves to solve puzzles, explore surroundings try to stay alive through the night.

    • Released: 2022
    • Developer: Bloodious Games
    • Platform: PlayStation 5, Xbox X/S, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4
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    Elden Ring

    Elden Ring
    Photo: FromSoftware

    The dark fantasy game created by Hidetaka Miyazaki, and George R. R. Martin is FromSoftware’s largest and most ambitious game that features an extremely difficult experience that rivals the Dark Souls and Bloodborne series. Elden Ring brings its relentlessly challenging combat to an incredible and large open world that is filled with horrific monsters, dark creepy dungeons, and soul crushing boss battles that will send chills down anyone's spine. 

    • Released: 2022
    • Developer: FromSoftware
    • Platform: PlayStation 5, Xbox X/S, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • Little Nightmares II
    Photo: Bandai Namco Entertainment

    Sequel to the 2017 Little Nightmares, the game doubles down the creepy and terrifyingly eerie children's story world, as by traversing through the world is more than enough to feel one's skin crawl. While there are a few errors that players have to get through on multiple attempts, the overall experience of playing Little Nightmares II will have players creeped out in all the best ways a horror game can.  

    • Released: 2021
    • Developer: Tarsier Studios
    • Platform: PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One
  • The Quarry
    Photo: The Quarry / 2K Games

    A spiritual successor to the 2015 breakout hit Until Dawn, The Quarry continues its predecessor's unique blend of survival horror and interactive drama in a new terrifying tale. There is some sort of evil lurking in Hackett's Quarry, and our 9 camp counseling protagonists must not only figure out what is going on but survive as a bloodthirsty evil is hunting them down one by one. Players make the decisions and hold the lives of all 9 camp members in their hands in this intense, horrifying tale of survival with branching storylines, horrifying death possibilities, and lots and lots of scares.

    • Released: 2022
    • Developer: Supermassive Games
    • Platform: PlayStation 5, Xbox X/S, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One