Top 25 Best Horror PC Games of All Time

Horror PC games: As a gaming platform to thousands of games, there have been a lot of scary titles on the PC—but none of them adequately capture the feeling of horror as the ones on this list. Here's our list of the best horror PC games of all time. UPDATED

by on 21st Mar, 2013

The PC is home to games of all stripes, ranging from platformers and action games to point-and-click adventures and simulations. It's also home to some of the scariest, and most terrifying games of all time.

It may not have given rise to either Resident Evil or Silent Hill, but the PC offers a lion's share of horror games that are every bit as scary as their counterparts on the console, and remain timeless classics. It goes without saying that these titles are no less capable of inspiring fear in the hearts of gamers.

Here are 25 of the scariest games on the PC of all time—and some of them weren't even designed to be horror games.

Notable Upcoming Horror Games - Amnesia: Machine for Pigs


#25 Slender

We love to be scared, and Slender manages to offer us just the right amount of fear to fit on this list.

Many would say that Slender isn't so much of a game as it is a short, interactive experience that's built right into the browser—but we think otherwise. If you love scares, do yourself a favor and play this one with the lights off and the headphones on.

Slender is played entirely in the browser, but that don't let that stop you from thinking it isn't anything but a real game.


#24 Doom 3

More notable for its cheap thrills instead of genuine horror, Doom 3 relied on gimmicks like monster closets and a separate flashlight that rendered you defenseless. It is nonetheless one of the scariest games the platform has to offer.


#23 Metro 2033

Metro 2033 is a first person shooter that takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where much of the world has been devastated by nuclear war. Set in Moscow, survivors have found refuge within the city’s underground railway. Unfortunately for the survivors, they aren’t the only ones living beneath the surface. The player must venture out into the open and find a way to destroy the monsters at their source before they make humanity extinct. 


#22 Fallout 3

In this post-apocalyptic future of Washington D.C., one man attempts to bring life back to the Capitol Wasteland with the use of pre-war technology. Taking the role of that man’s only child, you are exiled from the Vault—the only place you have ever known—and venture out into the desolate wasteland to find your father, and finish what he started. Unfortunately for you, the wasteland is full of horrors they never told you about in the safety of the Vault. 


#21 Aliens vs Predator 2

Fewer things are creepier than having an Alien Facehugger latch onto the back of your head the moment you turn your back to the darkness. Such is the short life of a Colonial Marine in this intense first person shooter, where players can take on the role of a Marine, an Alien or a Predator in three distinct campaigns. 

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