If you're looking for horror video games that aren't too overwhelmingly terrifying that you'll wet the bed, game devs have definitely made some titles that fit the bill. There are plenty of good horror video games out there that are as creepy and scary as they are underwhelming. These aren't titles known for being the best psychological horror or survival horror games, but they'll definitely keep you on the edge of your seat.
For your casual frightful gaming pleasure, studios of all sorts have come together to bring you a collection of scary video games that are good, but not great. They're not Silent Hill, they're no Five Nights at Freddy's, and they're certainly nowhere near Eternal Darkness or Amnesia: Dark Descent, but they're still pretty decent horror games that will give you a thrill to pass the time. Vote up the games that you find pleasantly entertaining with a good enough scare.
Amnesia: A Machine For PigsPhoto: The Chinese Room
What it's about: Fight through hordes of horrific Manpigs in order to reach the depths of (essentially) someone's basement.
When you should play it: You want a scary dungeon crawler, but the kind of scary that's easily telegraphed.
What it's about: You're a two-year-old who has to hide from their mom and other scary random household things in first-person view.
When you should play it: You want to feel like a big baby and you also want a Five Nights at Freddy's game with a twist.
What it's about: Unlock the mysteries surrounding the brutal murders of various souls and banish demons into their nightmare realms before the clock strikes midnight.
When you should play it: You want a gory game, you don't care if the story trails off, and you don't mind playing a victim.
- Release: Mar 18 2003
- Developer: Sunsoft, Capcom
What it's about: College bros versus some of the monsters in Silent Hill.
When you should play it: You always thought it would be super awesome to go on a haunted house crawl with your frat house.
- Release: 2009
- Developer: Ignition Entertainment