The Best Xbox 360 Horror Games of All Time

Over 800 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best Xbox 360 Horror Games of All Time
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Games don't have to be console exclusive, as long as they were released for Xbox 360 at some point.

If you owned an Xbox 360 at any time during your life, then it's safe to say there were probably a few horror games in your collection. After all, the improved graphics on the X360 made the atmosphere in these games even more terrifying. Is there anything better than a scary video game that will make you jump out of your skin as you play it? The games on this list pit you against zombies, mutants, animals, and even other humans that are bent on killing you. Since some games were much better than others, we've decided to rank the best Xbox 360 horror games of all time. Which releases do you think belong in the top 10 scariest 360 games?

This list features the most popular and best-selling horror games that were released on the Xbox 360. While many of these games were console exclusive, we're allowing non-exclusives to be a part of the list as well. Popular games include horror classics like Resident Evil 5 and Dead Space. Vote for your favorite video games below.

Most divisive: Fallout 3
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  • Dead Space
    270 votes
    • Developer: EA Redwood Shores

    In the terrifying world of Dead Space, players are introduced to the chilling tale of Isaac Clarke, an engineer on a mission to repair the mining starship, the USG Ishimura. What sets this game apart within the horror genre is its innovative use of gameplay mechanics and sound design, creating an unnerving atmosphere that leaves you constantly on edge. As you unravel the nightmarish events surrounding the Necromorphs - mutated, reanimated corpses - Isaac's iconic, glowing health bar integrated into his suit adds to the sense of immersion in this harrowing universe. With its seamless blend of sci-fi elements and horror, Dead Space remains a haunting experience that provides thrilling gameplay and a memorable story.

  • The Evil Within
    202 votes
    • Developer: Tango Gameworks

    The Evil Within plunges players into a twisted, nightmarish realm as they follow the journey of Detective Sebastian Castellanos, who is thrust into an alternate dimension after investigating a gruesome mass murder. This game establishes its uniqueness within the genre by masterfully blending reality and surreal, horrifying landscapes, keeping players questioning their own sanity as they traverse through the various levels. With iconic antagonists such as the grotesque Keeper and the haunting Laura, the game offers a mind-bending experience along with adrenaline-pumping combat and stealth elements. Overall, The Evil Within's relentlessly chilling environments, paired with its intricate storyline, solidify its status as an unforgettable survival horror adventure.

    • Developer: Monolith Productions

    Condemned: Criminal Origins places players in the shoes of Ethan Thomas, a crime scene investigator suddenly entangled in a twisted plot full of brutal violence and supernatural forces. Its standout feature within the horror genre lies in its gritty, raw style; the game foregoes traditional gun play, focusing instead on visceral close-quarters combat using improvised weapons found in the environment. Adding depth to the already intense gameplay, players must also utilize forensic tools to uncover clues about their mysterious enemy - the enigmatic Serial Killer X. Condemned: Criminal Origins delivers a memorable experience that perfectly balances psychological horror with brutal, heart-pounding action.

  • Alan Wake
    178 votes
    • Developer: Remedy Entertainment

    Alan Wake is a psychological thriller that tells the story of a successful author trying to escape his creative slump, only to find himself trapped in a town where darkness takes on a malevolent, living form. The game's exceptional narrative, reminiscent of a Stephen King novel, is interwoven with intense combat that requires players to manage resources and time their attacks to take advantage of their surroundings. With its iconic flashlight mechanic and an eerie atmosphere that permeates every moment, Alan Wake sets itself apart as a true masterpiece of the horror genre. Engaging gameplay, a richly developed story, and a chilling atmosphere make this title a must-play for fans of both thrilling action and psychological intrigue.

  • Silent Hill 3
    137 votes
    • Developer: Konami, Torus Games, Team Silent

    Silent Hill 3 transports players into the life of Heather Mason, a teenager who must survive the nightmarish world of Silent Hill while uncovering dark secrets about her own identity. As a direct sequel to the original Silent Hill, the game expertly expands on the series' signature atmosphere of dread, utilizing unsettling imagery and grotesque creatures to create a brooding sense of dread. The game's unique and varied environments, such as a haunted amusement park and eerie hospital, add depth to the already immersive world of Silent Hill. With its perfect blend of haunting visuals, chilling sound design, and engaging gameplay, Silent Hill 3 reaffirms its place as a revered classic in the horror genre.

  • F.E.A.R.
    133 votes
    • Developer: Monolith Productions, Day 1 Studios

    F.E.A.R. thrusts players into the role of an elite soldier tasked with neutralizing a supernatural threat led by the terrifying young girl, Alma. This game diverges from typical horror tropes by integrating intense, fast-paced combat into the atmospheric horror setting, providing an exhilarating gameplay experience as players navigate dark hallways and eerie environments. With its innovative slow-motion gunplay mechanic, F.E.A.R. adds a unique layer of strategy and intensity to each encounter, making it stand out in the genre. A deeply unsettling atmosphere, combined with the high-octane action and Alma's haunting presence, make F.E.A.R. a truly unforgettable experience for horror and action fans alike.