What are the best games on Steam that are dark?

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    Outlast is a first-person horror action-adventure survival video game released in 2013. It was developed and published by Red Barrels and can be played on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers, and on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gaming consoles.


    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux


    Aaryan Nair
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "I've played lots of horror games since I was a kid and I must say Outlast is a treasure! I've watched Pewdiepie play this so I got pretty much an ideal. How does it feel that you cannot really fight back the enemies in Outlast, but totally dependent on batteries to power your cam which enables you to spot creeps in the dark??? That thrill was what Outlast was able to give me. The best so far."
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    #2The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

    The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

    The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is a role-playing action shooter video game developed and published by Nicalis. In the game, player will find treasures that'll transform Isaac to fight enemies and unravel secrets.


    Windows, Mac, Playstation 4, iOS, Xbox One


    Alexander Patel
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "Let not the cartoonish graphics fool you! Binding of Isaac is such a bizarre game wherein Isaac as a very young child was made to sacrifice to god by her mother then he found a trap door to escape. The gameplay even got me wondering what's going on but the actual meaning was so dark. Sorry can't help feel the creeps because I was really into this game."
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    #3Amnesia: The Dark Descent

    Amnesia: The Dark Descent

    Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a  horror, action and adventure game for Windows and Mac. Developed and published by Frictional Games, it explores the story in which the memories of the main character are slowly fading away.


    Windows, Mac, Linux


    Jonathan Berry
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "It's great to see a game such as this one which has given me the thrill of groping in the dark. Aside from Outlast, this game won't make any weapon available for you to fight back. You only just hide wth. It gotta retain the imaginary sanitary meter to stay in the game. What a struggle to find the light source to replenish sanity. But hey I like the puzzle solving in this game."
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    Limbo is an adventure and indie game developed and published by Playdead. It was released on Aug 3, 2011, and is available with different platforms including Android, iOS, and more. It centers around the adventures of a boy who entered limbo.


    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Linux


    Kyle Tran
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "What really got me to this game in 2010 was the graphics. Simple graphics but too dark and creepy. The only objective is to get out of the bizarre environment that your character is in. There isn't even any indication when the game will be finished. So many traps and puzzles that really keep me playing all throughout. I finished this game around 7 hours but it's worth it."
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    #5Grim Dawn

    Grim Dawn
    Grim Dawn is an ARPG that features complex character development, hundreds of unique items, crafting and quests with choice & consequence. Enter an apocalyptic fantasy world where humanity is on the brink of extinction and start your adventure.



    Jason Brewer
    Written on September 18, 2017
    " I play many games on steam network. I wanted a game about the apocalypse in a fantasy world. I found Green dawn and knew I had found it. This game offered many complex characters and a well thoughtOut plotline. The quests were very engaging"
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    #6Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines

    Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
    This is an action role-playing video game based on White Wolf's role-playing game Vampire: The Masquerade and follows either a male or female character who is killed and subsequently revived as a fledgling vampire.



    Barbara Payne
    Written on February 20, 2017
    "I like vampire games, so I would give this one a try. Unfortunately, the company requires a litany of personal information before they will even let you see the details of the game. I would need to see a little more before deciding to invest my time and money in this game. This one's a miss."
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    #7Penumbra: Black Plague Gold Edition

    Penumbra: Black Plague Gold Edition
    Penumbra: Black Plague is an episodic survival horror game where you'll be Phillip, a man surrounded by enemies and assaulted by terror. You'll have to find clues and solve vexing puzzles while combating the gnawing psychological terrors that assail your mind.

    Windows, Mac, Linux


    Shirley Rogers
    Written on April 10, 2017
    "This is an adventure game and puzzle game with quite a bit of interaction. While it is still dark it is not as violent as other games."
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    Manhunt is a third-person stealth action game horror stealth action game created by Rockstar North. In this game, you must run, hide and fight to survive. It was published by Rockstar Games.



    Michael Fields
    Written on June 10, 2017
    "Tired of computer games built for kids? Want something a little dark and scary? Well Manhunt is exactly that. You're running from a crazed murder trying to survive. It will definitely get your blood pumping and maybe it's not a great idea to play before bed, but it's absolutely worth downloading. Try it out!"
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    #9The Evil Within

    The Evil Within
    The Evil Within is a horror action game created for various consoles. It introduces a world that was consumed by darkness and fear and the player would have to endure all of these in order to find the answer to the series of events.

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One


    Keith James
    Written on October 23, 2017
    "Do you want a dark game? You can't get much creepier than The Evil Within. Survival horror at it's best. Great atmosphere, graphics and gameplay and a whole evil world to fight your way through. This supplies action and ambiance in a game that will leave you wanting for more."
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    #10Murdered: Soul Suspect

    Murdered: Soul Suspect
    Murdered: Soul Suspect is an adventure mystery and stealth video game developed by Airtight Games and published by Square Enix. It challenges players to solve possibly the hardest case of all their own murder.

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One


    Rachel Chapman
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "If you are looking for dark, Murdered: Soul Suspect delivers. The game takes an ordinary concept, solving a murder, and gives it a twist. The main character must solve their own murder, which in itself is terrifying and morbid. This game isn't for the faint of heart but if you are looking for something intriguing and dark, Murdered: Soul Suspect is your game. "
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    #11Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin

    Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin

    Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin is an action and RPG games that brings obscurity & gripping gameplay to a new level. It was developed by FromSoftware, Inc and published by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment and FromSoftware, Inc.


    Windows, Xbox One


    Carolyn Gutierrez
    Written on February 16, 2017
    "Of course, even if Dark Souls 3 is really the end of the Souls series, this does not mean that From Software will not produce yet another action-packed title. Conversely, Dark Souls backing into the past may be a good opportunity for us to have access to more creative products rather than sticking to Dark Souls medieval context, for example. The Bloodborne brothers are also excellent on the PS4. "
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    #12BERSERK and the Band of the Hawk

    BERSERK and the Band of the Hawk
    In BERSERK and the Band of the Hawk you'll experience the action of battling hundreds of enemies in a dark and gruesome atmosphere using a giant sword to cut enemies in half, as well as smashing or sending them flying.



    Christian Hicks
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "This game was one of the darkest games I have played in a while. Realistic looking blood gives this game an ultra violent feel. The villains are downright evil, even by video game standards. I could not sleep for a week after playing this game. "
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    Hatred is a violent isometric shooter, in which you take the role of The Antagonist fighting against all of the humanity. It developed and published by Destructive Creations. 



    Ken Wu
    Written on May 4, 2017
    "I am not a fan of the darker games available and I definitely will not buy this one. The preview video was helpful in showing me that it is not a game I would like. The other reviews were mostly positive but this is not a game for me."
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    Thief is a stealth and action role-playing game created by Eidos Montreal and released by Square Enix. It was released in 2014 for most gaming platforms. In the game, players will take on the role of Garrett, a master thief out to destroy tyranny in his town.


    Windows, Mac


    John Stewart
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "The game exists as a reboot/sequel to the original game which was released in the late 90's and continued on into the early 2000's. However, this seems to be a sequel in name only. The characters seem quite different and the game play itself is quite pedestrian. The missions are very linear and not really all that challenging. Considering the game on it's own, it's OK and playable. But as a sequel in the Thief line, it comes up woefully short of expectations."
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    #15Dark Souls III

    Dark Souls III

    Dark Souls III is a dark action RPG video game which is the fourth installment in the Souls series developed by FromSoftware and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. This game is the fastest selling game in Bandai Namco's history. 


    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One


    Bryan Walsh
    Written on June 14, 2017
    " Are you looking for an RPG that offers strategy and fighting? Are you interested in finding enemies of all varieties into a world that is intense and dark? With dark souls you'll be able to fight and strategize And save the world in this action RPG"
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    #16The Forest

    The Forest

    The Forest is a terrifying first-person survival horror simulator in which you can be a lone survivor of a passenger jet crash. You will have to survive in a forest full of dangerous cannibals. It also features a co-op mode.


    Windows, PlayStation 4


    Anna Sullivan
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "'The Forest' is still in development with fixes or upgrades to apply a couple of times a month. Some are quite extensive which left me wanting to start over. It has amazing graphics and is quite dark. Those who like this genre will surely find this intriguing and worth being in at the start of what may become a viral series. Personally, the living dead aren't 'my thing' and I'm suspecting I will lose interest sooner rather than later."
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    #17Fibrillation HD

    Fibrillation HD
    Fibrillation is an indie horror, psychological, and adventure first-person game for Windows OS. It takes the player into a psychedelic world where reality doesn't make much sense. It was developed and published by Egor Rezenov.

    Windows, Mac


    Wayne Hall
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "I took a chance on this game and was glad I did. It has a very tense and foreboding atmosphere that really pulls you in. It's a very compact game designed for a single sitting play-through so it is perfect for a quick journey into the darkness. It's like playing through your own personal horror movie."
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    #18Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver

    Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
    Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver is a third-person action-adventure video game. As Raziel, stalk the shadows of Nosgoth preying upon your former vampire brethren in your quest to destroy your creator- Kain. After being betrayed and executed by Kain, return to Nosgoth on an epic mission of revenge.



    Marcela Peralta
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "So, I'm searching for some darker-theme games on Steam, and what do I come across? Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver! All of the Legacy of Kain games were my favorite when I was a kid. I love that Soul Reaver makes Kain the target this time around. "
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    Doom is a first-person shooter game initially released in 1993 developed by id Software, GT Interactive, Nerve Software and more. The game runs Doom Engine and is a great influence on what has eventually become FPS game genre.

    DOS, Windows


    Jose Ramos
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "If you're looking for a fun, dark, arcade-style shooter, Doom is the game for you. The one drawback is that it is very old, so the graphics are very basic and the gameplay is also relatively simplistic. Nonetheless, it is a very fun, dark game that is available through Steam."


Best What are the best games on Steam that are dark
1OutlastGames 34 Paid
2The Binding of Isaac: RebirthGames 31 Paid
3Amnesia: The Dark DescentGames 29 Paid
4LimboGames 28 Paid
5Grim DawnGames 24 Paid
6Vampire: The Masquerade - BloodlinesGames 24 Paid
7Penumbra: Black Plague Gold EditionGames 23 Paid
8ManhuntGames 19 Paid
9The Evil WithinGames 17 Paid
10Murdered: Soul SuspectGames 16 Paid

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