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13 Horror Games You Need to Play

With the much anticipated release of Alan Wake I felt it was time to put out a list of the horror games that any gamer worth their salt should play. Some of these games are hard to find, some are old, and some everyone ought to have already played. These are the thirteen games that define the horror genre and even to this day provide hours of entertainment that others try to match, but never quite meet. Though there are some obscure titles I skipped some such as Sweet Home a famicom game that featured a group of people exploring a mansion as traps and monsters kill them in gruesome ways, a real gem if you can find a rom of it. Still I felt that this list should be made up of both games people know and games they may not know. Without further ado, this is the list of 13 horror games you need to play.

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Darkstorn2178d ago (Edited 2178d ago )

Above average list, but I wish they included Penumbra and Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth.

No 'Best Horror Games' list is complete without those two.

And wtf are Dead Rising and Left 4 Dead doing on there? Those are action games, not horror games.

CaliGamer2178d ago

Why is L4D listed as a PS3 title? Poor fact checking I think.

AndrewE2178d ago

writer didn't have a PS3. thanks for the heads up.

booni32178d ago

Want to piss your pants in the most engaging of horror experiences? Enjoy these titles;

1.Alone
2.In the still of the night
3.In a large, secluded place
4. on an HD Tv set
5. in Surround sound
6. Under 70 degrees Farenheit

You can scream, but no one will hear you.

wicko2178d ago (Edited 2178d ago )

I would have put Condemned on that list. Game scares the shit out of me.

L4D could be scary, but not in any of Valve's levels. Played some Silent Hill mods on L4D and it was pretty damn creepy. Not really enough to belong on this list but it was pretty awesome.

ALFAxD_CENTAURO2178d ago (Edited 2178d ago )

Lol at L4D and Dead Rising.

Both are Survival Horror, but action/funny Survival Horror Games. If he put L4D, why he didn't put RE5.

Not even scary as the other games in the list.

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mittwaffen2178d ago

Chapter 3; this game is so badass.

Seriously; go to your friends house who has it and play it.

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Figboy2178d ago

unfortunately, me and my wife just instituted a new game buying budget, where both of us are allowed to buy ONE game a month.

i've already used up my game purchases for May and June by getting 3D Dot Game Heroes and Red Dead Redemption.

i'll try and get Alan Wake in July. it'll be a birthday present to myself. lol.

my wife hasn't chosen her games yet however. there's not much she likes to play besides Fallout 3 and Dragon Age: Origins, although she's shown an interest in Red Dead Redemption as of late.

ZedoMann2178d ago

Dementium on the DS is pretty good.
I probably need to play a lot of these on this list.

Darkstorn2178d ago

Good game, but not one of the 13 best. Hell, I liked that crazy game 'Sanitarium' from the 90s more than Dead Space...

iceman28852178d ago

Dead Space was scarier and better executed than some of the titles they had listed IMO.

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