What are the best Gothic games for PC?

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    #1Amnesia: 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.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $19.99

    Stephanie Watson
    Written on May 14, 2017
    "Horror games are not something I usually play and Amnesia: The Dark Descent is one I can only play if other people are home with me. This is a creepy gothic PC game. Poor Daniel is all along in a dark castle trying to find his way back to the real world against the evil Alexander. "
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    #2Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is a self-contained re-boot of the Castlevania series, and thus not canon to the previous games. The game follows the epic quest of Gabriel Belmont who seeks revenge.
    Games

    Windows

    $29.99

    Jesse Wallace
    Written on June 22, 2017
    "Don't go in expecting something similar to the original Castlevania's or the more recent Metroidvania style ones, this is completely different. Overall it's a perfectly fine third person action game with some pretty cool bosses and a nice setting."
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    #3Quake

    Quake
    This game was the next major game to be released by id Software after the success of Doom. Quake brings a more Gothic flavor to the FPS genre and, like its predecessor, has spawned copycats and sequels over the years.
    Games

    Web, Windows

    Free

    Heather Carter
    Written on January 19, 2017
    "My son commented that he wanted to play a game from a gothic world. I remember playing Quake on my older brother's computer back in the day. I decided to give it a go, maybe a good learning experience for my son. There is violence, but the graphics make it much less scary. I guess it kind of held up to old age as any first person game from the era, but the graphics are very 90s. "
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    #4Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption

    Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption
    This is a role-playing video game based on White Wolf's role-playing game Vampire: The Masquerade. This game follows Christof Romuald's journey in search of his humanity and his kidnapped love, the nun Anezka. 
    Games

    Windows

    $5.99

    Samuel Schultz
    Written on May 19, 2017
    "This RPG is familiar to D&D people and it's got vampires, so that's always a plus. It's set in the World of Darkness, and when it says the gameplay is brutal, it really means it. You have to be in top form to beat a lot of these boss characters. It's a really fun game. "
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    #5Clive Barker's Undying

    Clive Barker's Undying
    Clive Barker's Undying is a first-person shooter survival horror video game that follows the adventures of 1920s Irish paranormal adventurer Patrick Galloway as he investigates the mysterious occult happenings at the estate of his friend Jeremiah Covenant.

    Games

    Windows

    $5.99

    Johnny White
    Written on June 21, 2017
    "Clive Barker's Undying is horror-themed as it comes from the creator of the Hellraiser series. Undying is a first person shooter. It is a good game about shooting dead things. Undying is all about shooting monsters, a straightforward concept to be sure. Superb graphics, impressive sound effects, and fast-paced, enjoyable action sequences. I found the entire game to be very atmospheric and a lot of fun to play."
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    #6Legacy 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.
    Games

    Windows

    $6.99

    Angela Moore
    Written on May 15, 2017
    "I was craving a gothic game to play on my PC. I found Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver. It definitely has a gothic feel as you navigate a world with vampires and dark shadows galore. It has a good storyline and I found the gothic animation to be quite pleasing and immersive. "
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    #7Risen 2: Dark Waters

    Risen 2: Dark Waters
    Risen 2: Dark Waters is a single-player fantasy-themed action role-playing game and the sequel to Risen by Piranha Bytes. The game combine the most loved classic RPG gameplay mechanics of the original Risen with a fresh theme and setting on a huge variety of themed island locales.
    Games

    Windows

    $9.99

    Christina Olson
    Written on March 7, 2017
    "This solution accurately gave me a PC game that seems pretty gothic, although possibly not the MOST gothic game. It has pirates and has a somewhat gothic feel, but is like an 8/10 on the gothic rating scale, rather than a 10/10. I feel like if you have all the PC games on Steam to choose from and the only thing I'm specifically asking for is that it is a Gothic game, that it could be more gothic."
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    #8Hexen: Beyond Heretic

    Hexen: Beyond Heretic
    Hexen: Beyond Heretic is a first-person shooter computer game developed by Raven Software. This video game is the sequel to Heretic. The main goal of the game is the destruction of Korax, the second of a trio of demon brothers known as the Serpent Riders, who has taken over the world of Cronos.
    Software

    Other Platform

    Free

    Amy Chen
    Written on June 26, 2017
    "Want a throwback to classic gothic video games like Castlevania? Then Hexen: Beyond Heretic is for you! Full of blood, guts, and fun, Hexen: Beyond Heretic is the FPS fan's dream game."
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    #9Umineko When They Cry

    Umineko When They Cry

    Umineko When They Cry, also known as Umineko no Naku Koro ni, is a Japanese murder mystery game based on the novel series with the same name, which was also adapted into a 26-episode anime. 

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 3, Mac

    $75.97

    Bloggs Joseph
    Written on June 19, 2018
    "Mystery-horror visual novel in a Gothic setting with (possibly) fantasy elements, grotesque murders, and lethal games with wicked witches."

Summary

Best What are the best Gothic games for PC
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Amnesia: The Dark DescentGames 15 Paid
2Castlevania: Lords of ShadowGames 10 Paid
3QuakeGames 10 Free
4Vampire: The Masquerade - RedemptionGames 7 Paid
5Clive Barker's UndyingGames 6 Paid
6Legacy of Kain: Soul ReaverGames 4 Paid
7Risen 2: Dark WatersGames 3 Paid
8Hexen: Beyond HereticSoftware 1 Free
9Umineko When They CryGames 1 Paid
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