The Best Xbox Horror Games

Over 300 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best Xbox Horror Games
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Games don't have to be console exclusive, as long as they were released for Xbox at some point.

If you owned a Xbox at any time during your life, then it's safe to say there were probably a few horror games in your collection. After all, 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. With so many great options to choose from, there was never a shortage of games to play for fans of the genre. Since some games were much better than others, we've decided to rank the best Xbox horror games of all time. At the time when the Xbox was the big thing, we had never seen graphics as killer as these before, and the horror games were even scarier as a result.

This list will feature the most popular and best selling horror games that were released for Xbox. While many of these games were console exclusive, we're allowing non-exclusives to be a part of the list as well. This list features items like Silent Hill 2, Silent Hill 4: The Room, and many more. Vote for your favorite video games below, and feel free to add any that you think deserve to be on the list.
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  • Silent Hill 2
    115 votes
    • Developer: Konami, Team Silent, Creature Labs

    Immersing players into a psychologically intense world, Silent Hill 2 tells the story of protagonist James Sunderland as he searches for his deceased wife in the eerie town of Silent Hill. Boasting an emotionally evocative narrative and chilling atmosphere, this game stands out from other horror titles with its unforgettable, symbolism-rich monsters, like the iconic Pyramid Head. Alongside its puzzle-solving gameplay, the disturbing environmental storytelling elevates Silent Hill 2 to a literary level, marking it as an essential entry in the horror genre.

  • Darkwatch
    11 votes
    • Developer: High Moon Studios

    The Old West meets supernatural horror in Darkwatch, as players take on the role of Jericho Cross, a half-vampire outlaw seeking redemption from his blood-sucking curse. Combining elements of first-person shooters and horror, the game excels in offering iconic weaponry with incredible power-ups and a varied roster of monstrous enemies to annihilate. Moreover, the inclusion of a morality system in which Jericho's decisions affect his path adds depth to the experience. Overall, Darkwatch masterfully combines cowboy aesthetics and spine-tingling horror to create a unique and thrilling adventure.

    • Developer: Tecmo

    Delve deep into the horrifying village of Minakami in Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly, where twin sisters Mio and Mayu Amakura become trapped in a perpetual night cursed by the spirits of a failed ritual. The game's innovative combat system, using a spirit-powered camera called the Camera Obscura, allows players to fend off vengeful ghosts by capturing their images. This mechanic, combined with spine-chilling Japanese folklore, results in a uniquely terrifying experience. The constant fear instilled by Fatal Frame II makes this a standout game that will leave players pondering its themes long after the final shutter click.

  • Silent Hill 4: The Room
    85 votes
    • Developer: Konami, Team Silent

    Trapped within his own apartment, protagonist Henry Townshend faces a living nightmare in Silent Hill 4: The Room. As players navigate claustrophobic environs and solve various puzzles to escape, they'll uncover a sinister plot involving a cult and the terrifying serial killer Walter Sullivan. The Room challenges the conventional horror game format with its confined setting and introduces a fresh first-person perspective that intensifies the frightening atmosphere. This bold installment in the Silent Hill series will keep gamers engrossed in its twisted narrative.

  • The Suffering
    Mar 08 2004
    74 votes
    • Developer: Next Level Games, Midway Games, Surreal Software

    Brutal and visceral, The Suffering puts players in control of Torque, a death row inmate on Carnate Island, who must survive monstrous incarnations of his own guilt. Seamlessly blending third-person exploration and combat, the game's dark and twisted environments are filled with gory sights that will leave even the most seasoned horror fans disturbed. With an engaging narrative and multiple endings based on player choices, The Suffering offers a thrillingly savage experience within the horror genre. From its menacing enemies to its gritty setting, this merciless game is not for the faint of heart.

  • Fatal Frame
    63 votes
    • Developer: Tecmo

    Armed with the mystical Camera Obscura, players step into the shoes of Miku Hinasaki, a young girl searching for her missing brother in the haunted Himuro Mansion in Fatal Frame. Set in a spine-chilling Japanese setting with ghastly folklore-inspired ghosts, this game innovates horror combat by having players vanquish spirits through photography. Fatal Frame's immersive storyline, eerie atmosphere, and memorable scares make it a standout classic within the genre. With its unique mechanic and engaging narrative, players will be hard-pressed to shake off the haunting memories of their experiences within Himuro Mansion.