Top 10 Best Horror Games for the Xbox 360

Best Horror Games Xbox 360: We've sifted through the mass of titles on the Xbox 360 to find (number) of the most haunting & Scariest titles the system has to offer. You'll want to play these games with the lights off.

by on 7th Apr, 2011

Who doesn't love a good scare? What with the recent onslaught of terror-inducing games like Amnesia: The Dark Descent, and the Dead Space series, the survival horror genre is still going strong! We've compiled a list of the top 10 scariest games for the 360 drawing upon newer titles, as well as some time-honored classics. These chillers are certain to get your blood pumping! 

 

#10 F.E.A.R. 2 

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Shortly before the conclusion of the events in F.E.A.R., Delta Force operator Michael Becket is sent to take Genevieve Aristide into custody for her own protection. However, when his unit arrives, Aristide's home is already under attack from a black ops team from ATC Security. Upon rescuing Aristide, Becket learns of a project called "Harbinger" which could be the only way to stop the supernatural force known as Alma, whose paranormal rage threatens to overtake the very fabric of reality. 

Fans of the first title will be please to know that F.E.A.R. 2's AI is a natural evolution of the already clever and exploitative AI from the original game. Players are able to use more of the environment in combat for situations such as blocking and hiding, as well the ability to use mechs during parts of the game that take place in vehicles.  With more supernatural enemies than ever before, F.E.A.R. 2 does not disappoint!

#9 Alone in the Dark 

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Edward, an amnesiac paranormal investigator is in deep trouble. Held captive in an unknown building by armed guards, he is about to meet his ultimate demise when suddenly, an invisible presence kills the guards and enables Edward's escape. From there, he meets Sarah Flores and learns of a mysterious stone which is revealed to be responsible for the deaths of the guards, among other gruesome and unexplained circumstances.  

Released in 2008, this eponymous 5th installment of the AitD series is somewhat of a departure from previous games, in that it is highly episodic. Players can choose to skip sections of the game if they become stuck, and can also switch back and forth between first and third person perspective. 

 

#8 Fallout 3 

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While technically more of an RPG with survival horror elements, Fallout 3 is considered by many to be the strongest game in the series. Shortly after the player-created character turns 19, he or she escapes Vault 101 to search for missing father James. Aided by favorite canine companion, Dogmeat, the player must venture into what was once Washington, D.C., and face various factions of survivors, including the Brotherhood of Steel, the Outcasts, and the Enclave. 

Fallout 3 features top notch voice talent, including Liam Neeson, Malcolm McDowell and Ron Perlman, as well a very classy vintage soundtrack. Items and weapons can degrade over time, and the health system is particularly unique in that it involves both overall health in the form of a primary damage bar, but also divides secondary health among various body parts, which can take individual damage and eventually become disabled in combat if the player is not able to heal quickly.  


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