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Best Roblox horror games: great scary games in Roblox

Send shivers down your spine with these spooky, eerie, or just plain bloodthirsty Roblox experiences

What are the best horror games in Roblox? It's October once again, so naturally our minds are turning to Halloween. There are so, so many horror games in the world to choose from, especially since it's a genre that lends itself so well to short indie offerings. What I'm getting at here is that there are tons of scary games on Roblox, and if you fancy giving some a go this spooky season, we've put together a list of all-time favourites and current big trends.

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The best horror games on Roblox:

A seemingly endless empty hallway conjures up nightmarish images of being stuck in the office all night in Apeirophobia on Roblox.

Apeirophobia by Polaroid Studios

It is a truth universally acknowledged that anything that is popular on the internet will get dozens of Roblox games made about it, and that goes double if the popular thing is a bit scary. So naturally Roblox has no shortage of Backrooms games right now. Apeirophobia (aptly meaning the fear of infinity or eternity) is one of the most-played Backrooms games on Roblox, not to mention one of the best. More focussed on exploration than survival — as any good Backrooms game needs to be, in my opinion — Apeirophobia manages to really capture all the iconic sinister empty spaces of the viral hit creepypasta video.

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An empty corn maze at night, as imagined in Roblox.

Kalampokiphobia by @CaptainSpinxs

You might have seen "scary corn game" trending in Roblox circles recently, and if you're wondering why that is, it's because no-one can spell or pronounce Kalampokiphobia — the technical name for fear of corn. This game, which originally popped up on the platform earlier this year, looks set to be the big Roblox horror trend this Halloween, egged on by TikTok and YouTube jumpscare videos that have been doing the rounds. It's a pretty standard run-and-hide game with a truly ludicrous (but somehow still a bit creepy) stalker character pursuing you through a disorienting corn maze.

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A black-and-white image of a zombie face snarling through a gap in some broken wood. Text in image reads "Dead Silence".

Dead Silence by @DoomX10

Dead Silence rather ambitiously bills itself as the "#1 Scariest Game on Roblox", but honestly it's been doing the rounds since 2011, and that sort of staying power speaks to the authenticity of its spook factor. Present-day players might be put in mind of a mixture of Slender and Phasmophobia, as teams of up to four hunt through a deserted building for multiple keys which they need in order to escape. The RNG has scattered those keys far and wide and, of course, there's something in the dark hunting your group.

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A stylised cartoon of a Roblox character dressed as a witch, roasting a marshmallow over a campfire in the woods, being menaced by a mummy, a hooded figure, and a chainsaw-wielding scarecrow.

Murder Party by PlayMake

Murder Party will be broadly familiar to you if you've played perennial Roblox favourite Murder Mystery 2, or indeed Among Us, or any of the other Werewolf-like games that have seen a surge in popularity over the past year. Events in Murder Party focus less on slow-burn social deduction and more on fast-paced objectives, however, as four teams (Murderers, Sheriffs, Hackers, and Party-Planners) vie to complete their assigned tasks before everyone else. It's a hectic juggling act: complete your tasks and attempt to keep your role hidden, while also evading, disrupting, or downright slaughtering the opposition.

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A darkened, flooded basement filled with empty shelves.

Alone in a Dark House by @Umamidayo

One of the creepier horror experiences on this list, Alone in a Dark House was nominated for a Bloxy Award in 2020 for Best Single Player Game. The title of this one gives you a good idea of what to expect: you play a private investigator poking around in an unsettlingly abandoned house and uncovering eerie secrets about the family who lived there. It's worth shilling out the 50 Robux for a private server if you can, as having up to 29 randos there with you in a public one can kind of break the tension.

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A Roblox map featuring a cabin in the woods, with a sign on the wall reading "Camp Lapis". Title text reads "Flee the Facility".

Flee the Facility by A.W. Apps

I've talked about Flee the Facility before on our list of the best Roblox games in 2021, but I'm going to talk about it again here because so help me, I love a good trip to the SCP Foundation. The original aesthetic of Flee the Facility was very heavily reminiscent of SCP - Containment Breach, but more recent updates have added a variety of new maps, including a cabin-in-the-woods location befitting of the gameplay's debt to the likes of Dead By Daylight and Friday the 13th.

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A pair of anthropomorphic pigs armed with baseball bats stand threateningly in an ordinary house. Text in image reads "Piggy".

Piggy by MiniToon

"You can't make an episodic horror game in Roblox, especially not one that integrates multiplayer," they said, and often followed it up with, "You also can't make a scary game based on Peppa Pig." Well, whoever they might actually be, they were wrong, as Piggy has now wrapped up its second season and remains one of Roblox's most popular horror experiences. There's a genuine narrative thread to unravel as you and your fellow players seek not just to escape from Piggy, but to understand the nature of the beast.

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A TV shows a "Roblox News" report featuring two armed villains in tuxedos and spooky masks. Headline reads "The Purge has begun".

Break In by @Cracky4

Roblox creators seem to be drawn towards any entertainment that features dystopian death battles (just see our recent list of the best Squid Game experiences on Roblox), so it shouldn't come as a surprise that one extremely popular game on the platform is based on The Purge. Unlike many games of this type, Break In isn't PvP: players take on the roles of ordinary citizens who must survive five days of the crime-spree free-for-all while fending off attacks from NPC villains. Break In manages to be a story-driven experience, too; there are even multiple endings.

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An IKEA check-out area reimagined in Roblox. Grainy low lighting makes it clear this IKEA's gone quite, quite wrong.

3008 by @uglyburger0

There's a legitimate horror niche when it comes to the idea of an IKEA turning into an inescapable Eldritch location, and as a weirdo who quite enjoys the occasional trip to a Swedish furniture warehouse, I love that this is actually a sub-genre. Based on SCP-3008 from The SCP Foundation collaborative fiction project, this one can actually be quite scary to play thanks to its moody lighting and an all-too-familiar mundane setting turned horrifying. Could you survive — even make a life for yourself — in an endless IKEA? (Is it bad that I think I could?)

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A screaming Roblox character is dragged by the feet by a monstrous two-headed (but rather upbeat looking) figure.

Scary Elevator by PixeIated Studios

"Elevators" are a popular unofficial genre on Roblox: they function sort of like wave-based combat challenges, with you travelling between floors on a titular elevator and encountering increasingly tough, numerous, and/or frightening threats the further you get without dying. This particular one is, well, scary: suspiciously familiar pop culture enemies include characters blatantly inspired by Pennywise the Clown, Slenderman, Freddy Fazbear, and Peppa Pig (presumably in reference to Piggy, above).

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A hotel room numbered 013 stands ominously open in the banner image for the Roblox game Doors.

Doors by LSPLASH

If there's one thing I love, it's a public spook installation. Cruise ships, shopping malls, hotels... these seemingly cheerful spaces can so easily turn creepy with a little low lighting and a conspicuous absence of the usual crowds. Doors makes absolutely spectacular use of the latter location, asking a question we've all surely thought at some point in our lives: what's going on behind all those closed doors in this big hotel? Season one provides the answers, but prepare for jump scares as you trial-and-error your way to the end of the story!

As a nice bonus, Doors has a pretty active codes scene at the moment. Unlike most Roblox codes that are purely cosmetic, Doors codes can let you do some really useful things like revive your character if you die, so be sure to check those out!

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A split image: on the left, the entrance to Starcourt Mall; on the right, a Demogorgon menacing characters Eleven, Lucas, and Will. Text in image reads "Stranger Things: Escape from Hawkins Lab".

Stranger Things: Starcourt Mall by Netflix

Consider this a bonus entry, because I'm not about to take a spot on the real list away from one of Roblox's many young, talented, and independent creators to heap praise on a corporate giant like Netflix for managing to put out a good game. But I do love Stranger Things, and it does have an official tie-in experience in Roblox. The best part is that the accompanying merch on the Avatar Shop includes the absolute worst Demogorgon I've ever seen — it might be so ridiculous that it circles all the way back around to creepy again.

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That's it for our list of the best horror games on Roblox, but if you're looking for more Roblox recommendations, be sure to check out our all-genre list of the best games on the platform. We also have a regularly-updated codes page, so take a look if you want to nab some cool freebies from the Avatar Shop.

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