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
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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Bendy and the Ink Machine is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Outlast 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Alien: Isolation is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
2014
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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Until Dawn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
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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Friday the 13th: The Game is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
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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Slender: The Eight Pages is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
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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Little Nightmares is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
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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Dead by Daylight is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
mckgreen000 added June, 16 2016
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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Doki Doki Literature Club! is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
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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Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simu... is listed (or ranked) 11 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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The Evil Within 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
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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Baldi's Basics is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
the.real.zahrapartridge added Baldi's Basics

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Resident Evil 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
2019
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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Ultimate Custom Night is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
bmeyer01 added
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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SOMA is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
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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The Walking Dead: The Final Se... is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Prey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
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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Left 4 Dead is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
mckgreen000 added 2008
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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Stories Untold is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Yomawari: Midnight Shadows is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Detention is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Roblox is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
mckgreen000 added 2006
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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Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular Horror Video Games Right Now
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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Observer is listed (or ranked) 25 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