Total Nerd The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now  

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Gamers everywhere, we're ranking the most popular horror games in 2018. Featuring both old and new games, this list of the most played horror games right now include some of the scariest games of all-time. What are the top 10 horror video games today?

Survival horror games, like Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Soma, Five Nights at Freddy's, and Amnesia: The Dark Descent, keep getting new players, thanks to Twitch streamers and YouTube gaming channels. Other good scary games trending now include Lone Survivor, The Evil Within 2, Little Nightmares, and Doki Doki Literature Club.

Vote up the best horror games everyone should be playing right now, and feel free to add your favorites that are missing from this list. Games from all consoles (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch) are welcome, including mobile and PC games. 

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Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard 2017 Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is a 2017 survival horror video game developed and published by Capcom. The story follows civilian Ethan Winters as he searches for his wife Mia, which leads him to a ...more

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Outlast 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
Outlast 2 2017 Outlast 2 (stylized as OU⸸LASTII) is a first-person survival horror video game developed and published by Red Barrels. It is the sequel to the 2013 video game Outlast, and features a journalist ...more

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Until Dawn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
Until Dawn Until Dawn is a horror adventure video game developed by Supermassive Games and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for PlayStation 4. It was originally scheduled to be released for ...more

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Little Nightmares is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
Little Nightmares 2017 Little Nightmares is a puzzle-platformer horror adventure game developed by Tarsier Studios and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and ...more

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Bendy and the Ink Machine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
Bendy and the Ink Machine 2017 Bendy and the Ink Machine is an episodic survival horror video game developed and published by TheMeatly Games. The game focuses on Henry, a retired cartoonist, who returns to the old studio he ...more

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Doki Doki Literature Club! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
Doki Doki Literature Club! 2017 Doki Doki Literature Club! is a visual novel developed by Team Salvato. It was released on September 22, 2017 for Microsoft Windows, macOS, and Linux, and later on October 6 for Steam. The story ...more

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Friday the 13th: The Game is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
Friday the 13th: The Game 2017 Friday the 13th: The Game is a 2017 survival horror video game developed by IllFonic, and published by Gun Media. Based on the film franchise, the asymmetrical multiplayer game features seven ...more

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The Evil Within 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
The Evil Within 2 2017 The Evil Within 2 is a third-person survival horror video game developed by Tango Gameworks and published by Bethesda Softworks for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game was ...more

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Alien: Isolation is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
Alien: Isolation Alien: Isolation is a survival horror game developed by Creative Assembly and based on the Alien science fiction horror film series. It was published by Sega and released for Windows, ...more

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Slender: The Eight Pages is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
Slender: The Eight Pages 2012 Slender: The Eight Pages, originally known simply as Slender, is a free download indie-developed first-person survival horror video game released in June 2012 as a beta for Microsoft Windows and ...more

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Yomawari: Midnight Shadows is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
Yomawari: Midnight Shadows 2017 Yomawari: Midnight Shadows, known in Japan as Shin-Yomawari is a survival horror video game developed and published by Nippon Ichi Software for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Steam. The ...more

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Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simu... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator 2017 Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator is a point-and-click business simulation survival horror video game created by Scott Cawthon. It is the sixth official main installment of the Five Nights at ...more

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SOMA is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
SOMA 2015 Soma is a science fiction survival horror video game being developed by Frictional Games. It is expected to be released in early 2015. The game will take place on the PATHOS-2, an underwater ...more

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Stories Untold is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
Stories Untold 2017 Stories Untold is an episodic horror adventure-puzzle video game developed by No Code and published by Devolver Digital. Written and directed by Jon McKellan, the game was released on 27 ...more

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Prey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
Prey 2017 Prey is a 2017 first-person shooter video game developed by Arkane Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. In Prey, the player controls Morgan Yu while exploring the space station Talos I, ...more

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Observer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
Observer 2017 Observer (stylised as >observer_) is a cyberpunk horror video game developed by Bloober Team and published by Aspyr. It was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 15 ...more

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Detention is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
Detention 2017 Detention is a survival horror adventure video game created and developed by Taiwanese game developer Red Candle Games for Steam. It is a 2D atmospheric horror side-scroller set in 1960s Taiwan ...more

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Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice 2017 Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is a 2017 dark fantasy psychological horror action-adventure video game developed and published by Ninja Theory. Inspired by Norse mythology and Celtic culture, ...more

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Narcosis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
Narcosis 2017 Narcosis is a survival horror video game developed by Honor Code, Inc. and was released on Steam on March 28, 2017. The player controls an industrial diver who is stranded on the Pacific Ocean ...more

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Darkwood is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
Darkwood 2017 Darkwood is a top-down survival horror video game developed by Acid Wizard Studio. The game was released through Steam Early Access on July 24, 2014, and supports Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, ...more