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15 Forgotten Horror Game Franchises That Need To Rise From The Grave

Updated October 13, 2018 4.3k votes 1k voters 11.5k views15 items

List RulesWhich is the horror game you most want to rise from the grave?

October is a time to celebrate the things that go bump in the night. Horror game franchises, especially those that have long since been forgotten, shine right about now and there's no shortage of them. If you love the little fright you get when an evil character jumps from nowhere to suck away your sanity and soul, then you're probably familiar with the classics. Only the truly dedicated tend to know, however, about the old scary video games that didn't make it as well as their mainstream counterparts. Certainly there are more than a few forgotten horror games that you've heard of but have never had the chance to play. 

This list celebrates the infamous horror gems like Silent Hill and the lesser known gems like Clock Tower but they're all great. There's a nightmare in here for everyone. Which is the horror game you most want to rise from the grave the most? Make sure to vote!

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    DeveloperKonami, Team Silent

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Horror, Puzzle game, Third-person Shooter, Survival horror

    Silent Hill is a survival horror video game for the PlayStation published by Konami and developed by Team Silent, a Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo group. The first installment in the Silent Hill...  more
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    DeveloperVisceral Games

    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Action-adventure game, Third-person Shooter, Survival horror, Psychological horror

    Dead Space is a 2008 science fiction survival horror video game developed by EA Redwood Shores for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game was released on all platforms through...  more
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    DeveloperTecmo

    Genres (Video game)Horror fiction, Survival horror game

    Fatal Frame s a survival horror video game developed by Tecmo for the PlayStation 2. The first installment in the Fatal Frame series, it released in 2001 in Japan and 2002 in North America and...  more
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    DeveloperSquare

    Genres (Video game)Console role-playing game, Horror, Action

    Parasite Eve is an action role-playing survival horror video game developed by Square. The game is a sequel to the novel Parasite Eve, written by Hideaki Sena. It is the first game in the Parasite...  more
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    DeveloperNext Level Games, Midway Games, Surreal Software

    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Action-adventure game, Horror, Third-person Shooter, Survival horror

    The Suffering is a psychological horror video game, developed mainly by Surreal Software and published by Midway Games, released in 2004 for the Xbox, PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Windows. The game...  more
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    DeveloperRemedy Entertainment

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure

    Alan Wake is a survival horror video game developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by Microsoft Game Studios. The game was released for the Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows and a remaster was...  more
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    DeveloperRockstar North

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Horror, Survival horror, Action game, Psychological horror

    Manhunt is a stealth-based survival horror video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. It was released in North America on November 18, 2003, for the PlayStation 2 and on...  more
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    DeveloperHuman Entertainment

    Clock Tower, known in Japan as Clock Tower 2, is a survival horror point-and-click adventure game developed by Human Entertainment and released for the PlayStation in 1996. It is the second game in...  more
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    DeveloperSilicon Knights

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Horror, Survival horror, Action game, Psychological horror

    Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem is a psychological horror action-adventure game developed by Silicon Knights and published by Nintendo for the GameCube in 2002. The game was originally planned for...  more
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    DeveloperKrisalis Software, Infogrames Entertainment SA

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Horror, Survival horror, Action game, Adventure

    Alone in the Dark is an action-adventure horror video game originally designed by Frédérick Raynal and developed and published by Infogrames for the PC. Alone in the Dark was released on DOS in 1992,...  more
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    DeveloperMonolith Productions

    Genres (Video game)Survival horror

    Condemned: Criminal Origins is a first-person brawler video game with psychological horror elements, developed by Monolith Productions and published by Sega. It was launched worldwide in 2005 on the...  more
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    DeveloperMidway Austin

    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Survival horror, Action game, First-person Shooter, Science Fiction

    Area 51 is a first-person shooter survival horror video game that was released in 2005 and it was developed by Midway Studios Austin and published by Midway for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Microsoft...  more
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    DeveloperLucasArts

    Genres (Video game)Horror, Shoot 'em up, Zombie Film, Survival horror, Action game

    Zombies Ate My Neighbors is a run and gun video game developed by LucasArts and originally published by Konami for the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis consoles in 1993. One or two players take...  more
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    DeveloperCapcom

    Genres (Video game)Console role-playing game, Horror, Survival horror, Psychological horror, Adventure

    Sweet Home is a 1989 psychological horror role-playing video game for the Family Computer based on the Japanese horror film of the same name. The game was developed and published by Capcom, and was...  more
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