10 Horror Video Games To Scare Your Friends

Remember how I said in my last post that I didn’t like watching horror films/games? That was a bit of a lie. I definitely can’t deal with horror films but, for some reason, I can play scary video games! Don’t ask me how because I’ve never understood my brain! Haha!

There’s something about jump scares while playing that gets your heart pumping.

Maybe it’s because you’re the one in charge of what happens, especially with ‘you decide’ games. We might be stuck indoors during this scary years, but we’re still able to play with friends. What’s the best thing you can do during October? Freak out your friends!

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Outlast: Whistleblower

THIS GAME!! This game gave me nightmares for ages! It has everything that a horror game should have: unsuspecting jump scares, terrifying characters, close calls and…gore. I personally can’t stand gore but you kind of expect it in a game like this. I missed out on playing the first Outlast so wanted to see what DLC would be like.

I don’t know how the developers came up with some of the things that happened, but I still question whether they’re all okay! Haha!

If you’ve ever worried about being hopeless with a weapn, don’t worry! You don’t use any at all! All you have is a camera, your legs and your timing skills. Your camera helps you see some nasties and you have plenty of places to hide and squeeze through.

Until Dawn

Before winning his Oscar in Bohemian Rhapstody, I knew Rami Malek from Mr Robot and this game Until Dawn. It is one of the freakiest games around and not for the usual reasons. It has its gruesome deaths and jump scares but you also get to take part in therapy sessions! The therapist guy is the scariest thing in the game for me! He looks both realistic and completely distorted.

Beware of Dr Hill!

It’s an interactive game where the term ‘butterfly effect’ really makes something. Your decisions really affect each of the characters and sometimes determine who lives and who dies.

Little Nightmares

Before I played this, I thought it had looked rather cute. You’re a teeny figure in a raincoat running around and avoiding traps. What I didn’t realise was that I’d have to see and hear giant, bloated people eating food and who end up chasing after you at certain points!


Like a lot of horror video games, there is an unnerving real-life edge to it that makes you really uncomfortable. Here’s a description of it to give you an idea:

Confront your childhood fears in this darkly whimsical tale, set in an immersive world of great sensibility, interactive storytelling and outstanding sound design. Discover the foul secrets of The Maw and survive the attentions of its monstrous residents as you bid to help Six escape to the world outside. (Bandai Namco)

Resident Evil 2

You don’t have to love horror to have heard of Resident Evil. I hadn’t heard too much of it until I saw trailers for the first film! Haven’t watched it either. Haha!

The only reason I know of the video games are through watching Youtubers play them. The most recent one I saw was last year for the Resident Evil 2 remake! It’s a must-play for anyone who loves playing games with zombies and amazing graphics.

I’m not selling it well but I promise it’s really good! Resident Evil 3 came out this year and there’s another game scheduled for 2021 too!

Five Nights At Freddy’s

Even though we don’t have them over in the UK, Five Nights At Freddy’s involves freaky animatronics that want to murder you. You’re playing as a new nighttime security guard and you’re in charge of guarding Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza through security cameras and phone call instructions! As you can probably guess, you have to survive five nights while holding off the deadly characters. You have:

  • Freddy Fazbear
  • Bonnie the Bunny
  • Chica the Chicken
  • Foxy the Pirate Fox

You only get so much electrical power to keep the security doors closed from attacks. Once that is gone, you’re doomed.


This is the newest horror game that everyone seems to be playing and isn’t Among Us! It’s a 4-player game where you’re a team of paranormal investigators! You get sent to different haunted places to try and figure out what kind of ghost they are.

You get a bunch of items to help you document evidence such as EMF readers, thermometers and a spirit box. The creepiest element of this is that the game listens to you. Any time you mention the spirit’s name, ask for a sound, then the game tends to make things happen.

Anger the spirit and you might be joining it in the afterlife.

The Last Of Us

One of the most gorgeous horror games out there has to be The Last of Us series. It’s just as scary and disturbing as the others, but it has such an incredible story that goes along with it and I love! It follows Joel and Ellie as they’re trekking across a zombie-invested country to get Ellie to a hospital.

Both of these characters make you fall for them with Joel’s dad humour and bravery and Ellie’s absolute sass! Did I mention that she’s also gay?! The scenery is breath-taking and you sometimes forget that there are creatures out there wanting to kill you.

Hello Neighbour

I honestly thought I was playing an IRL game of this with my crazy neighbours, but mine are nothing like this neighbour. You’re playing a guy called Nicky who was once kidnapped as a child by their next-door neighbour and locked in the basement. You manage to escape and, after moving away and things going wrong, you find yourself back in your old house.

After hearing a child scream, it’s your job to sneak back into the house to find the child and help them escape too. The story surrounding the neighbour is a bit more complex but the game is perfect for anyone who likes to be stealthy!

Dead By Daylight

Another multiplayer game where you can either play as a victim trying to escape or the killer wanting to sacrifice them. You and two other people have to sneak around a scary map to fix generators that open the final exit. It takes patience and some skill to fix these because, if you aren’t careful, the generator makes a loud bang and signals where you are to the killer.

You can get attacked by them, trapped by a bear trap and even hung up on a large hook as a sacrifice. Your friends can help you get down and heal you, but you have to make sure you aren’t seen!

Doki Doki Literature Club

The last horror video game on my recommendations is one that might trick your friends before scaring them. At first glance, this game is like an adorable anime! You join a friend with other girls in the school’s literature club where you can talk about books and poems. Everything is lovely and the characters are normal…until they’re not.

The reason this is a horror game is because of how disturbing it becomes. You think you’re playing a dating simulator until poems start to turn morbid, blood appears and gruesome things start happening to them. I’ll be honest and say that this is triggering for anyone with mental health so thought I’d warn you before you all played.

Have you ever played any horror games?

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  • Reply
    10th October 2020 at 10:55 pm

    Yikes – I definitely would hate all of those games haha. But perfect for the Halloween season!
    Jenna ♥
    Stay in touch? Life of an Earth Muffin

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      14th October 2020 at 7:08 pm

      LOL! I get what you mean. Half the time I can only play a couple of these in small intervals. They’re just too creepy! xD

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    11th October 2020 at 7:47 am

    Five Nights At Freddy’s is something I would love to play, I’ve seen so many videos on it and it looks very fun. Alice is also a great horror video game I keep seeing on YouTube!

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      14th October 2020 at 7:08 pm

      If you love lots of little jump scares, then Five Nights is perfect! I love that there is a more detailed story attached to it and they even have a book series too!

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    11th October 2020 at 4:19 pm

    I’m not much of a gamer but if I was going to get into it, it would definitely be a horror video game. I’m going to have to check some of these out. They may be the perfect pasttime to take a break from work and just relax for a short while.

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      14th October 2020 at 7:05 pm

      If you like taking control of what happens in a horror genre, then video games are perfect! I love ones that have storylines you can influence so those might be great for you to look at!

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    11th October 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Ooo these look so good but really scary! Haha

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      14th October 2020 at 7:02 pm

      You can’t go wrong with a freaky video game! Haha!

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    11th October 2020 at 5:04 pm

    These do sound like scary games Daisy! Friday Night at Freddy’s reminds me of a child I used to look after in a school I used to work in, he used to love playing that game and would always talk about it to me! x

    Lucy |

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    Molly @ Transatlantic Notes
    11th October 2020 at 5:30 pm

    The Last of Us is amazing and I love playing it (and also love watching horror films too, haha)!

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      14th October 2020 at 7:01 pm

      It’s soooo good!! Have you played any other games like this?

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    11th October 2020 at 9:29 pm

    I don’t play a lot of video games, but these all sound so perfect for the Halloween season coming up!

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      14th October 2020 at 6:56 pm

      Same. They’re just so expensive to buy. I try to space out any I play and get only when there is a big discount!

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    12th October 2020 at 8:49 am

    Great recommendations! I’m not a horror fan but I have a few friends who are, so I’m totally sending these titles to them!

    Anika |

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      14th October 2020 at 5:59 pm

      I know what you mean! I have to be in a certain kind of mood to play one of these games. Hope your friends enjoy these! xD

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    12th October 2020 at 2:34 pm

    This is such a great post for this year especially. With less of us able to go out and do spooky season activities this sounds like a great way to get in the spirit at home x

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      14th October 2020 at 5:48 pm

      Yes! I always think it’s fun to have a few scary nights during October especially if you have something/someone to hide behind! xD

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    12th October 2020 at 7:31 pm

    That’s so funny that you can’t do horror films but are fine playing the games that really creep you out. Resident Evil is the only one of these I’ve heard of but sounds like some great games to keep you busy on the dark autumn evenings. Great post!

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      14th October 2020 at 5:45 pm

      You know me…I’m odd! xD I can’t always play the game all in one go because I would have mini heart attacks each time. I haven’t been able to finish Outlast but I do watch a lot of gameplay on Youtube! xx

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    Payton | In The Flux
    31st October 2020 at 9:45 pm

    I’ve always wanted to get into video games just for the horror ones lol. I’ve tried horror “experiences” on virtual reality and it was so much fun. I forced my brother (who’s the one who owns the headset) to download all these horror apps even though he couldn’t have cared less haha. But I haven’t gotten the chance to try any horror games yet! And these were all great suggestions, thanks for sharing!

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