Top 10 List of Best Horror Games For PC [2020 Edition]

Hey Gamers, today we bring you the list of the top 10 best horror games for PC. Finding games that will give you a horrific experience. We will make the list of top 10 horror games that will definitely give you jump scares and it will appear in your dreams when you sleep at night. So without wasting your time let’s get started. Here’s our top 10 list of horror games for PC and others.

List of Best Horror Games For PC

10) Soma

Soma is a science fiction and a survival horror game and it was developed by Frictional Games. This is an awesome terrifying horror game & it was released for Microsoft Window, PlayStation 4 on 22 September 2015. The game Soma primarily uses elements of mental panic instead of traditional fear found in most horror video games.


Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, OS X, Xbox One, and Linux.

Soma is an unsolved story about identity, wakefulness and what it means to be human. The game is played in an underwater research facility called PATHOS-II. You’ll play as a character Simon Jarrett, who is involved in a car accident that causes him brain damage.

Suddenly takes him to the hospital for treatment. While scanning his brain Simon wakes up in a deep-sea research facility that he awakens in the year 2104.

With no food & contacting equipment, and machines have started to think they are people. PATHOS-II has suffered unbearable isolation and you are going to make some tough decisions to survive. Enter the world of Soma and face deep burial faces under the waves of the sea.

PC Requirements:

CPU Core i3|AMD A6 2.4Ghz
OSWindows 7 (64-bit)
Video CardGeForce GT 240|AMD Radeon HD 4670
Dedicated Video RAM512 MB
Hard Disk Space25 GB

9) F.E.A.R. 3

Our number 9 list of top 10 horror games for PC is F.E.A.R. Well, the title himself tells that how horrific game is this.  F.E.A.R. stands for First Encounter Assault Recon is a horror and survival action video game.

F.E.A.R. 3
Source: Steam

It was developed by Day 1 Studios and published by and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The game was released in June 2011 for Windows. This game can be played in both single-player and multiplayer mode from first person perspective.

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox 360

The F.E.A.R. game story revolves around a paranormal event. F.E.A.R. is a legend special forces team that is called to contain. The player plays the role of Point man, as working for the organization.

He has a supernatural awareness and must uncover a way out from that paranormal activity which is caused by a little girl called Alma. This game is the meaning of true thrilling and horror experience.

PC Requirements:

CPU Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz|
AMD Athlon X2 4800+
OS Windows XP
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT|
ATI Radeon HD 3850
Video RAM 512 MB
Hard Disk Space 10GB

8) Dead Space 3

Our number 7 in the listing of the top 10 horror games for PC is Dead Space 3. This game is a science fiction and survival horror game and is developed by EA Redwood Shores.

Dead Space gameplay

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

The game was released in February 2013 for Microsoft Windows. Dead Space game did a great job with over 2 million copies sold worldwide. This game was a third main entry in the Dead Space series.

The Dead Space story is set in the year 2508, Where you can play as a character Isaac Clarke. A ship systems engineer who must find his way through a mining starship infested with an alien source.

The crew has been annihilated, and their dead bodies reanimated into creatures known as “Necromorphs”. some various types of Necromorphs appear all over the game with different abilities. The game is played in thirdperson mode.

PC Requirements:

CPU 2.8 GHz processor or equivalent
OSWindows 7
Video Card 256MB GeForce 6800 or better (7300, 7600 GS)
Hard Disk Space20GB

7) The Evil Within 2

The Evil Within 2 is in our number six in the list of top 10 horror games for PC. This game is a true meaning of suffering. The scene of the fight is terrible that will give you horrific jump scares.

The Evil WIthin 2
Source: Steam

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, 360, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation4.

This survival horror game can be played in third-person mode. Tango Gameworks is the developer of the game and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is released in October 2017 for Microsoft Windows.

The game was received a positive response upon release. The appreciation was game mostly directed at the scary scenes and atmosphere of the game. You play as the role of character Sebastian Castellanos.

He is dragged through a distorted world full of nightmares and horrific creatures. Player battles enemies using guns and melee weapons by finding items in this terrible place. The final boss in this game is a very supernatural powerful named Ruvik.

PC Requirements:

CPU Intel Core i5-2400|AMD FX-8320
OS Windows 7|8.1|10 (64-bit)
Video CardNVIDIA GTX 660|AMD HD 7970
Dedicated Video RAM2GB (3GB AMD)
Hard Disk Space 40 GB

6) Layers of Fear

Layers of Fear is a physiological horror game, developed and published by Bloober Team. It was released on 16 February 2016 for Microsoft Windows and other platforms. It is a first-person horror game with a heavy focus on a game story. The sequel of this game was released in October 2018 as Layers of Fear 2.

Layers of Fear

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Linux, and OS X.

In this game, the player takes control as a physiological disturbed painter, who is trying to complete his painting. When he crosses through a Victory mansion, with disturbing secrets are discovered about the painter.

This is a huge and interesting story game, which keeps circling around puzzlesolving and exploration. The game will become more intense after each level while jump scares occurs often.

PC Requirements:

CPU Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66 GHz
OSWindows 7
Video CardATI Radeon R7 250X or GeForce GTX 560
Dedictaed Video RAM1GB
Hard Disk Space5GB

5) Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Amnesia: The Dark Descent is an unforgettable survival horror game. Which is developed and published by Frictional Games. It is released on 8 September 2010 for Microsoft Windows.

Amnesia The Dark Descent

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Linux, Mac OS X, and Xbox One.

This game will show us that gaming has an entirely new state of exploring. Amnesia is the most successful frightened game in horror gaming. This game is true horror and most terrifying game.

In Amnesia you will play as a character named Daniel a young man from London. He wakes up in the dark empty hallways in the castle with no about himself. All he can remember is his name and where he is lives and something is hunting him, where the player was explored a dark and forbidden castle.

Amnesia: The Dark Decent gameplay

Trying to get out of there by avoiding monsters and other horrible obstacles. The monsters attacks when they see you in the castle those monsters are called Gatherers. You have to survive and get out of the castle, with finding your memory back again.

PC Requirements:

CPU 1.5 GHz – CPUs such as Celeron or Duron
OSWindows 7
Video CardRadeon 9600|GeForceFX
Hard Disk Space6GB

4) Alien Isolation

Alien Isolation is a survival horror single role-playing game. It is an action-adventure alien science fiction gameplay developed by Creative Assembly and published by Sega.

Alien Isolation

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 & 4, Xbox One & 360, Linux, and OS X.

It is released on 7 October 2014 for Microsoft Windows and other platforms. This game can be played in third-person or first-person mode. Playing in the first person will create more intense action scenes. Alien isolation has positive reviews and had sold over two million copies by May 2015.

The game takes place after the 15 years of the event alien film and follows named Amanda Ripley, daughter of Ellen Ripley. She discovers the flight recorder of the mother’s ship was located by the crew in the place called Sevastopol. She starts to discover her mothers disappearance in that place.

While exploring Sevastopol he will encounter alien as enemies to attack her. The player can run, climb ladders and sneak into holes. The player has the ability to hide under the tables or inside lockers.

PC Requirements:

CPU Intel Core 2 Duo E8500|AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400
OSWindows 7
Video CardNvidia GeForce GT 430
Dedictaed Video RAM1GB
Hard Disk Space35GB

3) The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan

Man of Medan is a survival horror interactive drama video game. It is developed by Supermassive Games and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The game is released on August 2019 for various platforms.

Man of Medan

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, & Xbox One

The player controls five different characters trapped on a board of ghost ship, where the player is required to make decisions based on the character while selecting different options. The choices made by the player will affect the story, in which you can keep all character alive or let them in the situation for dying (All of them).

The choices will also affect the personality of the character and relationship with each other. This game features multiple endings with different scenarios based on the decision made by the player. The game’s plot is to uncover the mystery and tragedy event that occurred surrounding the ship in the past, which can help to save their lives.

PC Requirements:

CPU Intel Core i5-3470|
AMD FX-8350
OSWindows 7 (64bit) or above
Video CardNVIDIA GeForce GTX 660|
AMD Radeon HD 7870
Dedictaed Video RAM2GB
Hard Disk Space80GB

2) Outlast 2

Outlast is one of the most horror survival game that ever made. It is developed and published by Red Barrels. It was released on 25 April 2017 for Microsoft Windows.

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4.

This horror game received a positive review by players for its horror scene and its atmosphere. This game is a sequel to Outlast and Outlast: Whistleblower games. The game will be played in the first-person mode, and one of the games that will provide you no weapons in your hand. The only survival is hiding from enemies.

Outlast 2 story takes place as an investigative journalist Blake Langermann with his wife Lynn, who investigates a mysterious murder of a young pregnant woman known as Jane Doe.

They both crash lands in the Supai region of the Coconino County region of Arizona. After the crash when he wakes up Blake finds that the pilot of the helicopter is skinned and crucified and his wife Lynn would be missing from that place.

Blake makes his way to a nearby town in search of his wife, where he learns that the town has sacrificed all their children in the name of God. Blake tries to search for his wife all over the town where he finds a horrific creature try to kill Blake and he must survive and find his wife.

PC Requirements:

CPU Intel Core i3-530
OSWindows 7 (64bit) or above
Video CardGeforce GTX 260|ATI Radeon HD 4870
Dedictaed Video RAM1GB
Hard Disk Space30GB

1) Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Resident Evil 7 game is had so much impressive original graphics that it might confuse you as its a game or a film. This survival horror game is developed & Published by Capcom.

Resident Evil Biohazard gameplay

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One & PlayStation 4.

It is released in January 2017, for Microsoft Windows. This game will be played in the first-person mode. The game graphic design and fighting scenes are so horrible that they will blow your mind.

The Story takes place as a character Ethan Winters, he receives a message from his wife Mia, Who has been declared dead for three years. As he finds Mia is imprisoned in a basement of an abandoned house. In that house, a family where lived called Bakers.

The family was infected when Mia arrived in that house with a girl named Eveline. Ethan tries to find his wife in that Baker’s house, with surviving his life with an infected family. Ethan has new few combats skills that will able to survive himself. He uses weapons like handguns, shotguns, flamethrowers, explosives, and chainsaws.

PC Requirements:-

CPU Intel Core i5-4460, 2.70GHz
OSWindows 7 (64bit) or above
Video CardGeForce GTX 760
Dedictaed Video RAM2GB
Hard Disk Space40GB

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