What are the scariest single-player games ?

asked by Henrik Jensen
291 contributors
21 solutions
  1. 29

    #1Alien: Isolation

    Alien: Isolation

    Alien: Isolation is a mixed action and adventure horror game where the player takes on the role of Ripley's daughter, searching for her lost mother. It is playable on PC, Mac, and Linux computers, and on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac, Linux, Gamefly

    $39.99

    Brittany Knight
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "I love me some single player horror games. The kind of super scary ones! This unfortunately is very drab and ho hum, I'd give it a 2 out of 10 on the scary scale to be honest."
  2. 25

    #2Resident Evil HD Remastered

    Resident Evil HD Remastered
    Considered to be a world-renowned series, the Resident Evil HD Remastered is a remake of the original game of the same name. It is a third-person, horror and adventure game that was developed and published by Capcom Ltd.
    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, eBay

    $19.99

    Anna Rodriguez
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "Resident Evil is well known to horror fans and for good reason; the game is fantastic! Even the still pic for the game looks scary and ominous (which is what I want in a horror game). The HD graphics are stunning! The game is also fun to play since you can pick different modes, such as invisible enemies, to make each time you play different and fun. The game remains true to the original, while adding great graphics and features for players used to those things today. "
  3. 21

    #3Silent Hill 2

    Silent Hill 2

    Silent Hill 2 is a survival horror video game published by Konami for the PlayStation 2 and developed by Team Silent. Is the second installment in the Silent Hill series. Players assume the role of James Sunderland, who receives a cryptic letter from his deceased wife beckoning him to meet her in Silent Hill.

    Games

    Windows, Playstation 2

    Check price

    Steven Jimenez
    Written on November 17, 2017
    "I really wanted to find a good, scary single player game and was told to check out Silent Hill 2. This game was great, very fun to play and very psychologically scary. It also has a bunch more games available in the series to play, so I am excited to play the next games. I would highly recommend this game for anyone looking for a good scare."
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    #4The 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

    William Lopez
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "The Forest is a hugely popular game that allows players to experience the game through the eyes of a lone survivor of a plane crash, and must work to survive against the creatures of the forest. It offers both single player and multiplayer experiences, and offers tons of hours of entertainment. I really enjoyed this game when it released."
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    #5Until Dawn: Rush of Blood

    Until Dawn: Rush of Blood

    Until Dawn: Rush of Blood is an arcade first-person shooter Until Dawn spin-off developed by Supermassive Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation VR. PS VR & PS Camera Required.

    Games

    PlayStation 4

    $14.99

    Kyle Harvey
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "Until Dawn: Rush of Blood is one of the scariest single player games I've ever seen. Just seeing the display image triggered my Coulrophobia. I love being scared so I had to have this game. The VR experience almost made me wet myself the first time I played it."
  3. 19

    #6Friday 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

    Emma Vasquez
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "I have waited forever for them to make this game. The king of thrill back from the dead once again and in the form of pixels. Amazing game."
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    #7Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth

    Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth

    Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth is a first-person horror game that combines intense action and adventure elements. This game was developed by Headfirst Production and published by Bethesda Softworks.

    Games

    Windows

    $4.99

    Tyler Guerrero
    Written on October 29, 2017
    "It's the immediate wake of Halloween, and so I'm still on a horror movie and scary game kick. I thought I'd give Call of Cthulu, a loose adaptation of some scenarios and characters from H.P. Lovecraft's novels, a try. Unfortunately the game is not supported for more recent Windows operating systems; until I find a patch that works, the game is unplayable for me. "
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    #8System Shock 2

    System Shock 2

    System Shock 2 is a first-person action role-playing video game, the sequel to System Shock and one of the most famous video games ever. It was developed by Irrational Games and Looking Glass Studios and was published by Nightdive Studios.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $9.99

    Charles Campbell
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "System Shock 2 is a sequel that is well made with amazing characters and levels. Its action packed and suspenseful. Has a lot of features, guns, and fun to keep you entertained for hours."
  6. 15

    #9Resident 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

    Timothy Ellis
    Written on November 15, 2017
    "Many know about resident evil from its roots as well as how the franchise has developed! Although the game takes a bit of an action approach as compared to just scares, it's still a solid addition with enough horror and scary parts to make you not only scared but makes you want to continue playing and exploring."
  7. 15

    #10SOMA

    SOMA

    SOMA is a horror sci-fi themed game developed and published by Frictional Games and was released in 2015. SOMA can be played on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers, and on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux, GOG

    $29.99

    Carolyn Watson
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "The horror gaming scene has always been a niche where very few succeed. The creators of Amnesia, a very popular horror game, bring another terrifying experience to the pc."
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    #11Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

    Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

    Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is a first-person survival horror game produced by Capcom Co., Ltd. In the game, players assume the role of Ethan Winters, a young man who receives an email from a woman claiming to be Ethan's wife Mia. 

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $29.99

    Sophia Li
    Written on October 26, 2017
    "Resident evil has always been my favorite horror game since way back in the day when it first came out. This one is full of creepy terrors and beautifully rendered creepy azz swamplands. I live the gameplay and the story is, as always, highly compelling."
  9. 11

    #12Dead Space 2

    Dead Space 2

    Dead Space 2 is a shooter horror and thriller game developed by Visceral Games and published by Electronic Arts. It features tons of exciting experiences as well as a co-op mode wherein you and your friends can play this game.

    Games

    Windows

    $19.99

    Vibhore Mistry
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "This game is the second in the series, and is just as unsettling and entertaining. The actual plot and storyline are engaging, while the gameplay is nervewracking and everything you'd expect from a good horror game."
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    #13Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet

    Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet
    Call of Cthulhu is a classis graphic adventure based on Cthulhu Mythos
    Games

    Windows

    $5.99

    Nancy Rodriguez
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "This is a decent game for single players. I would not really call it scary as there really is not anything that stands out as scary to me. When I think of scary single-player games, I think along the lines of Five Nights at Freddys."
  11. 9

    #14The 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.
    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $19.99

    Crystal Moreno
    Written on October 26, 2017
    "There is still no place for Shinji Mikami in The Evil Within 2, with stingy, darkened corridors, huge monsters, and threatening hearts. It can be said that among the most famous horror filmmakers at the moment, Mikami, the father of the Resident Evil series is the most experienced and respected."
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    #15Resident Evil 4

    Resident Evil 4

    Resident Evil 4 (or Biohazard 4) is a survival horror video game which Capcom developed and published as the 6th installment in the series of Resident Evil games. Available to play on various platforms.

    Games

    Amazon, Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    Check price

    Matthew Morris
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "Resident Evil 4 has an amazing game design. I felt this game had a good balance of survival horror and action. There is really nothing I can say that hasn't already been said about Resident Evil except if you looking for a great scary, single-experience this is it."
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    #16Outlast

    Outlast

    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.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux

    $19.99

    Harold Thompson
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "I love scary computer games and video games that make me want to jump out of my chair when I play them. I have always been a fan of scary movies and it is such an amazing feeling to find a good scary game because then I feel like I am immersed in one of my favorite horror films. Outlast is an amazing game that is terrifying and exciting. You make your way through a horrific abandoned asylum and encounters hideous creatures and terrifying discoveries. This game is full of shocks and scares that I absolutely love."
  14. 5

    #17Outlast 2

    Outlast 2

    Outlast 2  is a first-person psychological, survival horror video game. It's the sequel to the acclaimed survival horror game Outlast. the game was developed and published by Red Barrels and distributed by Warner Bros.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, GOG

    $29.99

    Jack Yi
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "I don't buy horror movie tickets, and I don't buy "first-person psychological survival horror video games." Serioiusly, I have enough sleep issues without adding something like this! Sad to see the original was acclaimed; there are so many better ways to spend your time and money. So while it may in fact be "one of the best scary single-player games," I'm about the last person you should depend on for that information."
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    #18Amnesia: 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

    Lawrence Young
    Written on October 27, 2017
    "I usually don't like horror. Whether it's movies or games, I stay away from anything horror. I heard my friends raving about Alien: Isolation and reluctantly decided to give it a try and I have to say I really like it. Keeps my energy up and makes me feel like I'm exploring a whole new world. "
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    #19Resident 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

    Carl Ferguson
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "If you are looking for a classic horror style game, Resident Evil Revelations 2 is a great choice. It brings back the feeling of the old Resident Evil games where you could cut the tension with a knife. It is also a blast to play with a friend."
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    #20Nancy Drew: Ghost of Thornton

    Nancy Drew: Ghost of Thornton

    Nancy Drew: Ghost of Thornton is an interactive game that makes people get scared of walking through dark places, including a cemetery and claustrophobic tunnels. It is a perfect game for those who love to resolve mysteries.


    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Bryan Cooper
    Written on January 6, 2018
    "Nancy Drew: Ghost of Thornton Hall is a great interactive, scary adventure game. It has full HD graphics and a great new intuitive touch interface. GamesWarp said, "This is by far the most scariest game of all in the entire series of Nancy Drew games." This is a wonderful choice if you're looking for scary single-player games."
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    #21Dead Space 3

    Dead Space 3

    Dead Space 3 is an action-thriller third-person shooter. journey across space to the icy planet of Tau Volantis with Isaac Clarke and Sgt. John Carver to discover and destroy the source of the Necromorph outbreak.

    Games

    Windows

    $19.99

    Michelle Mitchell
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "The graphics appear to be well done and the cost with the member access is low. However, as far as scary goes I do not think it fits the bill. There isn't much about it that is what I would consider scary. "

Summary

Best What are the scariest single-player games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Alien: IsolationGames 29 Paid
2Resident Evil HD RemasteredGames 25 Paid
3Silent Hill 2Games 21 Paid
4The ForestGames 21 Paid
5Until Dawn: Rush of BloodGames 21 Paid
6Friday the 13th: The GameGames 19 Paid
7Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the EarthGames 17 Paid
8System Shock 2Games 16 Paid
9Resident Evil 5Games 15 Paid
10SOMAGames 15 Paid
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