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The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now 

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Updated May 4, 2020 4.1k votes 705 voters 15.7k views 32 items

Gamers everywhere, we're ranking the most popular horror games in 2020. 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: Biohaza... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
Released: 2017 (Capcom)
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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Bendy and the Ink Machin... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
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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Until Dawn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
Released: 2015 (Supermassive Games)

Genres (Video game): Horror, Adventure

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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Alien: Isolation is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
Released: 2014 (The Creative Assembly)
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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Outlast 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
Released: 2017 (Red Barrels)
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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Friday the 13th: The Gam... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
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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Little Nightmares is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
Released: 2017 (Tarsier Studios)
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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Resident Evil 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
Released: 2019 (Capcom)
Resident Evil 2 is a survival horror game developed and published by Capcom. A remake of Resident Evil 2 (1998), it follows rookie police officer Leon S. Kennedy and college student Claire ...more

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Doki Doki Literature Clu... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
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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Slender: The Eight Pages... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
Released: 2012 (Parsec Productions)

Genres (Video game): Survival horror

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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Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeri... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
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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Dead by Daylight is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
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Dead by Daylight is an asymmetric survival horror online multiplayer video game developed by Behaviour Interactive and published by Starbreeze Studios. Dead by Daylight was released for the ...more

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The Evil Within 2 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
Released: 2017 (Tango Gameworks)
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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Ultimate Custom Night is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
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Ultimate Custom Night is a point-and-click survival horror video game created by Scott Cawthon. The game allows the player to choose from 50 animatronics from all six main Five Nights at ...more
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Outlast is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
Parth Nangre added Released: 2013 (Red Barrels Studio)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game

Outlast is a first-person survival horror video game developed and published by Red Barrels. The game revolves around a freelance investigative journalist, Miles Upshur who decides to ...more

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Resident Evil 3 Remake ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
Released: 2020 (Capcom)

Genres (Video game): Survival horror

Resident Evil 3 is an upcoming survival horror game developed and published by Capcom. The game is a remake of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (1999), and follows Jill Valentine as she attempts to ...more
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SOMA is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
Released: 2015 (Frictional Games)

Genres (Video game): Survival horror, Science Fiction

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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The Walking Dead: The Fi... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
The Walking Dead: The Final Season is a 2018 episodic adventure game developed and published by Telltale Games, and the fourth main game in their The Walking Dead video game series, based on ...more
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Left 4 Dead is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
mckgreen000 added Released: 2008 (Valve Corporation)

Genres (Video game): Survival horror, First-person Shooter

Left 4 Dead is a cooperative first-person shooter video game with survival horror elements, developed by Turtle Rock Studios and Valve Corporation. The game uses Valve's proprietary Source ...more

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World War Z is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
Released: 2019 (Saber Interactive)
World War Z is a third-person shooter video game developed by Saber Interactive and published by Focus Home Interactive. It was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on ...more
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The Walking Dead: Saints... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
Released: 2020 (Skydance Interactive)

Genres (Video game): Survival Horror

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is a VR video game that officially launched on January 23, 2020. The game is developed and published by Skydance Interactive in partnership with Skybound ...more
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Prey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now

Genres (Video game): First-person shooter

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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Eyes : The Horror Game ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
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Stories Untold is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
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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Roblox is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
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Genres (Video game): Simulation video game, First-person Shooter, Massively multiplayer online game, Massively multiplayer online role-playing game

Roblox, stylized as RŌBLOX, is a massively multiplayer online game created and marketed toward children and teenagers aged 8–18. In the game, players are able to create their own virtual world, ...more

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