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.
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What it's about: Search an abandoned Japanese mansion and fight ghosts with your antique camera.
When you should play it: Real haunted houses are too scary for you and Luigi's Mansion isn't scary enough.
- Release: 2001
- Developer: Tecmo
Layers of FearPhoto: Bloober Team
What it's about: Navigate a horrific and psychedelic labyrinth of your own art.
When you should play it: You're not really into a deep storyline, but you know that jump scares will get you. Every. Single. Time.
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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
- Photo: Rockstar Games
What it's about: An experiment has gone horribly wrong and players must fight through an onslaught of death sequences to survive.
When you should play it: Graphic violence, extreme gore, and overwhelming amounts of torture are the only things that truly unnerve you anymore.
- Release: 2007
- Developer: Rockstar Toronto, Rockstar London, Rockstar North, Rockstar Leeds, Rockstar Vienna