Below you will find the 25 best horror games ever released on PC. To ensure the list was as accurate as possible, the compiler was locked in a dark cellar with a copy of every game in existence and a computer capable of running them all. Two weeks later, the following article was found written on the walls in blood (the postscript was recorded on an audiolog). The writer was nowhere to be seen.
Horror games often straddle genres rather than fitting neatly within a genre of their own. There are survival horror games but even that genre is increasingly broad, the specifics of its features vaguely drawn.
That is a good thing. It means that even the most cowardly of readers will find something that they can endure on this list, as it takes in pastiche and the uncanny, as well as pure terror. You’ll find ghosts, ghouls and gods, as well as guns, gore and guts.
Regrettably, this is also the first of our lists to miss some classics of the genre. Several of the great horror games have never been released on PC, most notably the superb phantom photography creep ’em ups in the Project Zero series. While we lament the lack of such ghastly delights, there is plenty to celebrate, as you shall see.
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