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This is a list of the best psychological thriller games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated psychological thriller games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest psychological thriller games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these psychological thriller games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging psychological thriller games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new psychological thriller games.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different games, including Alan Wake and Fahrenheit.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best psychological thriller games?" and "What is the greatest psychological thriller game of all time?"
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Alan Wake is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Games of All Time
2010 Alan Wake is a survival horror video game developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by Microsoft Game Studios. It was released for the Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. The story follows ...more

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Heavy Rain is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Games of All Time
2010 Heavy Rain is an interactive drama action-adventure video game developed by Quantic Dream and published by Sony Computer Entertainment exclusively for the PlayStation 3 in February 2010. The ...more

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Fahrenheit is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Games of All Time
2005 Fahrenheit is a cinematic interactive drama action-adventure video game developed by Quantic Dream and published by Atari for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. The director's cut and uncut versions ...more

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Sanitarium is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Games of All Time
1998 Sanitarium is a psychological horror point-and-click adventure game that was released for Microsoft Windows, developed by DreamForge Intertainment and published by ASC Games.

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The Suffering is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Games of All Time
PhamVinhQuang added 2004 The Suffering is a psychological horror video game, developed mainly by Surreal Software and published by Midway Games, released in 2004 for the Xbox, PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Windows. The ...more

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Deadly Premonition is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Games of All Time
abarton added 2008 Deadly Premonition, known as Red Seeds Profile in Japan, is an open world, survival horror video game developed by Access Games for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. In 2010, the Xbox 360 version was ...more

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The Darkness is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Games of All Time
2007 The Darkness is a first-person shooter video game developed by Starbreeze Studios and published by 2K Games for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It was released in June 2007 in North America and ...more

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Condemned: Criminal Origins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Games of All Time
abarton added 2005 Condemned: Criminal Origins is a first-person brawler video game with psychological horror elements, developed by Monolith Productions and published by Sega. It was launched worldwide in 2005 on ...more

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The Darkness II is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Games of All Time
2012 The Darkness II is a first-person shooter video game with light role-playing elements developed by Digital Extremes and published by 2K Games. The game is the sequel to 2007's The Darkness.

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The Cat Lady is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Games of All Time
ПавелТеплянский added The Cat Lady 2012 The Cat Lady is a graphic adventure game developed by Remigiusz Michalski, released on December 2012 in English. It is an indie game made using Adventure Game Studio. In May 2013, an Italian ...more

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Overclocked: A History of Viol... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Games of All Time
_____ImI_____ added Overclocked: A History of Violence 2008 Overclocked: A History of Violence is a psychological thriller adventure game developed by House of Tales and published by Lighthouse Interactive. The game was released on April 21, 2008 for ...more

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Red Amazon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Games of All Time
Charlie Curran Jones added Red Amazon August 19, 2015

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Ōkami Kakushi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Games of All Time
2009 Ōkami Kakushi is a Japanese visual novel developed and published by Konami for the PlayStation Portable, with Ryukishi07 of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni fame as game director and the manga author ...more