Atmosphere is key when it comes to ranking horror games. Through the aesthetics of explorable environments filled with shadowy figures in the darkness, this genre relies on intense, immersive game-play. Some games on this list unlock the demons of the inner psyche through imagery to reveal the true fear of man. Others exploit the adrenaline-fueled euphoria of surrendering ourselves to fear. All of these games highlight horrific scenarios and invite players to explore the true essence of fear itself.