What are the scariest multiplayer games?

They say brave people play horror games with lights off... and at midnight. But what gives scary games more thrill and excitement is playing it together with your friends, or even against them! Listed below are some of the scary multiplayer games to play. Watch out for the jump scares!

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  1. 62

    #1Dead by Daylight

    Dead by Daylight

    Dead by Daylight is a multiplayer survival horror game in which one player controls a deadly assassin as the other four players try to escape from him. This is developed by Behaviour Digital Inc. and was released in June 2016.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4

    $19.99

    Ai Feng
    Written on March 22, 2019
    "Indeed one of the scariest horror themed games out there... First few minutes in this and you'll already feel the tension. They also have interesting characters which makes everything more exciting. Intense!"
  2. 59

    #2The 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.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4

    $19.99

    Ana María Alarcón
    Written on March 22, 2019
    "Thrill seekers will like this game. It has an intense atmosphere that feels like a combination of action, horror, and survival. The story is unique too and I've tried lots of survival games before 👍"
  3. 37

    #3Left 4 Dead 2

    Left 4 Dead 2

    Left 4 Dead 2 is the classic cooperative game in which four friends try to survive a zombie apocalypse. Developed by Valve, it has action and horror with a great proactive AI that changes and adapts according to the player's skills.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Xbox 360, Linux

    $9.99

    Stephanie Matthews
    Written on March 22, 2019
    "This is my favorite zombie apocalypse game of ALL time!!! This sequel did not disappoint and has improved in all aspects. The sounds and visuals are two main factors why this game is a hit"

DID YOU KNOW?

The origins of zombies come from the Caribbean island of Haiti. It only became known to the West due to the US occupation of Haiti from 1915 to 1934. George Romero released his groundbreaking film Night of the Living Dead from 1968. It became about mass outbreaks where the dead rise up to consume the living. Any cause given is fragmentary and inconclusive, with a cure even more so. The reasons for how and why zombies exist is a mystery, bordering on the impossible. So why has it sparked such a morbid curiosity and fascination for the undead in us?

It's not only in movies that we see this trend rising. The zombie-themed horror genre has also made its way to other forms of media. From The Walking Dead TV show to the long-running Resident Evil game franchise. Our fascination with zombies goes beyond movies. We want to have a more immersive experience and these things provide that. These games started out on PCs and consoles at first that you can play alone. You can also choose to play with friends as there are multiplayer horror games available as well. Now, game titles have appeared on mobile platforms as well. We can now play our favorite scary game on the go now. Now is a good time to be a fan of zombies as there is plenty of material to please your curiosity with this phenomenon.

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    #4Cry of Fear

    Cry of Fear

    Cry of Fear is a singleplayer / multiplayer psychological horror game. You will try to find a mysterious guy named Simon in a town filled with strange creatures and plenty of jumpscares.

    Games

    Windows

    Free

    Rajesh Kapoor
    Written on March 22, 2019
    "Finally! a free multiplayer horror game 😍😍😍 This has an engaging and detailed and deep storyline. It's also a survival game so expect to feel alone because that's basically a key factor for horror games like this. "
  2. 35

    #5F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin

    F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
    F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin is a horror and action game for Windows. In the game, you are deployed just minutes before the blast triggered by the original F.E.A.R. team. You will assume the role of Special Forces. It was developed by Monolith and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
    Games

    Windows

    $14.99

    Marie Lopez
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "At some point when I was so into this game, I had a nightmare that I was in the position of Alma (the character in the game) and I underwent the same torture that she also experienced!! This is really scary! Imagine a greasy-haired young girl you meet in front of you!! However, I think it lacks an interesting plot BUT the sound effect of bullet-blasting outweighs everything! It sounds surreal!"
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    #6Resident Evil Revelations 2

    Resident Evil Revelations 2

    Resident Evil Revelations 2 is a cooperative horror game that explains what happened to Claire Redfield after the events of RE Code Veronica. It also offers a co-op mode wherein you can play with your friends.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One

    $5.99

    Patrick Grant
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "For me, this is not a scary movie that is really 'scary', perhaps it is more of an exciting and mysterious game. The mystery that unfolds as you go through the game and the steady frame rate and motion controls arewhat makes it thrilling. This is an episodic game and each episode incorporates an ounce of humor that is really refreshing I must say.  "
  4. 33

    #7White Noise 2

    White Noise 2

    White Noise 2 is a multiplayer horror game in which one player controls a creature and the other four players are investigator that will try to capture it.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $9.99

    Phillip Silva
    Written on February 12, 2017
    "I think White Noise 2 is a great solution to scary multiplayer games. Who doesn't want to know that other people are turning white and clenching their teeth in the same game while making their way through a dark place while terrifying sound effects and music are pumping up their heart rates. White Noise 2 lets the player be an investigator or the "bad guy" and that is a great way to look at scary things from both sides and it is really awesome that the players can press the replay button to relive their scary or hilarious decisions."
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    #8No More Room in Hell

    No More Room in Hell

    No More Room in Hell its a free multiplayer survival horror game that started as a Half-Life 2 mod. You and your friends will try to survive in a realistic zombie apocalypse. A single bite will infect a player, as well as sound proximity.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Louis Cruz
    Written on February 26, 2017
    "A tribute to the highly acclaimed film series in which the above quote originated from, No More Room in Hell (PC Gamer's Mod of the Year 2011, ModDB's Editor Choice Multiplayer Mod of the Year 2011), is a co-operative realistic first person survival horror modification for the Source Engine. Taking inspiration from George Romero's "Of the Dead" series, the mod is set during a time in which the world is on the verge of collapsing into chaos from a disease whose origin is unknown. Many experts and organizations have their theories and ideas on how such a disease emerged and started to systematically destroy our very way of life, but one fact is clear to all. Whoever perishes from the disease gets up and kills, and the people they killed get up and kill."
  6. 25

    #9Dead Realm

    Dead Realm

    Dead Realm is a multiplayer horror game in which four player try to find secret artifacts in an spooky mansion while other player haunts them as a monster or scares them with his powers

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $14.99

    Elizabeth Reynolds
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "You will enjoy this game better if you play it with your friends. Since it is a multiplayer, we took advantage of it because the servers can be so quiet and boring at times. The graphics are not stellar however the fact that you can choose to be a human or a ghost is an interesting part of the gameplay. Reviewers are right, the environment is truly immersive. However, for me the story line is not 100% compelling."
  7. 23

    #10Depth

    Depth

    Depth is a multiplayer game in which some players are divers trying to recollect some undersea treasures while avoiding the players that control deadly sharks. Prepare yourself for tense gameplay. Stealth and cunning will be the keys to survive.

    Games

    Windows

    $19.99

    Pedro Gallardo
    Written on March 2, 2017
    "This definitely looks like a scary multi-player game! The shark image on the site is pretty scary looking! It says that the action of the game is very tense and heart-pounding! And watching the video if what it looks like when you are playing the game is frightening as well! I don't think I would want to play this game; I think I would freak out and be so nervous waiting for the shark to pop up! But it looks like an amazing choice for people who like scary multiplayer video games!"
  8. 18

    #11Unloved

    Unloved

    Unloved began as a Doom 2 mod that has been reimagined in Unreal Engine 4. It's a spooky-action multiplayer shooter in which every gameplay is randomly generated. There's a lot of monsters, weapons, and scares.

    Games

    Windows

    $9.99

    Harry Bell
    Written on May 23, 2019
    "This game is challenging, scary and just really intense. The gunplay is precise and quick, the gameplay loop is solid, the atmosphere and enemy design are great, though a bit muddy. "
  9. 8

    #12Friday the 13th: The Game

    Friday the 13th: The Game
    Friday the 13th: The Game is a thriller horror game for various consoles. Players have the opportunity to finally be Jason Voorhees and stalk camp counselors across Crystal Lake. It was developed by IllFonic and published by Gun Media.
    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, GameStop

    $39.99

    Vibhore Rathore
    Written on May 23, 2019
    "Great for playing with your friends and so fun to play but this game have a many bugs that you can barely play with it. "
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    #13Deceit

    Deceit

    Deceit is a multiplayer horror game which pits players against each other. A third of the group has been infected and players have to utilize teamwork, deception, and trust in order for their team to emerge victoriously.

    Games

    Windows

    Free

    Ernesto Santillán
    Written on May 23, 2019
    "Love this free horror game, freaks you out but fun as hell. Probably one of the best games i've played."
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    #14Resident Evil 5

    Resident Evil 5
    Resident Evil 5, also known as Biohazard 5, is a video-game developed by Capcom which features a third-person shooter perspective. This game is available to play on PlayStation, Xbox, and MS PC.
    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $19.99

    Anthony Montgomery
    Written on May 23, 2019
    "I've played all the resident evil and this was the worst of all, but that's just my opinion. If you want to realise how bad was REV 5 just compare it with REV 4. This is classified as a multiplayer horror game but I was not scared while playing this at all."
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    #15F.E.A.R. 3

    F.E.A.R. 3

    F.E.A.R. 3 is a first-person shooter horror survival game created by Day 1 Studios and released by Warner Bros. It has a co-op mode with 360-degree cover and a generative system that creates different scenarios for endless gameplay.

    Games

    Amazon, Amazon, Windows

    Check price

    Manuel Cortés
    Written on May 23, 2019
    "This one disappointed me a lot, I am a fan of the F.E.A.R. series but this one is a mess, the mouse controls on PC are messed up, the story is really confusing and very non-sensical. And there aren't a lot of scares for this to be considered as a horror game."
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    #16Killing Floor 2

    Killing Floor 2

    Killing Floor 2 is a first-person zombie shooter with a full-featured co-op campaign that takes advantage of super realistic attacks through multiple contact points on the models, giving a very realistic feel to the combat.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $29.99

    Sun Wu
    Written on May 23, 2019
    "It's still the same Killing Floor. Yes, they improved the graphics, added new classes, but it's still the same horror multiplayer game. With the same mechanics. Nothing new."
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    #17Call of Duty: World at War

    Call of Duty: World at War
    Set in WWII, the Call of Duty: World at War is a first-person shooter, zombie action game developed by Treyarch. Players can choose between different game modes like Nazi zombies, capture the flag, and more.
    Games

    Windows, Xbox 360

    $19.99

    Ao Shi
    Written on May 23, 2019
    "This is absolutely an amazing game experience for horror PC gaming. the online play is fantastic and the zombie mode adds a new quality to the call of duty warfare."
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    #18Call of Duty: WWII

    Call of Duty: WWII

    The 2017 release of this iconic war saga supposed revitalization of the franchise. Its combination of realistic battle scenes with an optimized game mode makes it an indispensable 2017 war game.

    Games

    PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows

    $49.99

    Liu Yang
    Written on May 23, 2019
    "Same old, same old, except this time with loot crates and microtransactions galore. Don't buy this, its not worth it."
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    #19Sea of Thieves

    Sea of Thieves

    Sea of Thieves is a pirate-themed multiplayer game where you can explore exotic islands and fight other pirates for gold and glory. Players can form crews, or just be a lone sea dog in this nautical world.

    Games

    Xbox One, Windows

    Check price

    Victoria Deng
    Written on May 23, 2019
    "This game is so dull and boring, it is also really shallow. It was enjoyable at first but the gameplay loop will just bore the heck out of you."
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    #20Dragon Mania Legends

    Dragon Mania Legends

    Dragon Mania Legends is a game filled with 350 unique dragons you can choose to breed from. You can then train the cute, scaly monsters to fight other dragons and even the stinking Vikings for supremacy in Dragolandia. 

    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Brian Moore
    Written on May 23, 2019
    "Is this even a horror game? Wtf???"

Summary

Best What are the scariest multiplayer games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Dead by DaylightGames 62 Paid
2The ForestGames 59 Paid
3Left 4 Dead 2Games 37 Paid
4Cry of FearGames 36 Free
5F.E.A.R. 2: Project OriginGames 35 Paid
6Resident Evil Revelations 2Games 34 Paid
7White Noise 2Games 33 Paid
8No More Room in HellGames 26 Free
9Dead RealmGames 25 Paid
10DepthGames 23 Paid
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