So I am an Indie Game Dev. I make horror games. Which games inspired me? What do I think are the top 5 horror games? Read on.
Remember these are my opinions yours may be different.
Some may not call this a horror game but the storyline definitely qualifies. You play the part of a soldier who basically becomes an alien hybrid. Every level is low light and full of monsters. This was my first experience with a horror game. I loved every heart-stopping minute. The reason this comes in at number 5 for me is that while it was definitely horror. It was still mainly an FPS game. When I think true honest to goodness horror games I think jump scares and paranormal stuff. Still Quake 4 really got my curiosity up for more horror games.
Ok, now we are getting into the nitty-gritty of true horror. Granny is probably one of the most popular horror games in recent years. It went from a small mobile-only game to a much bigger and better mobile game and even launched on steam. My son was the first to introduce me to this game and I had a blast trying to avoid granny while escaping. I even decided to do a run-through on my gaming channel Single P Gamer
Granny comes in at number 4 mainly because I couldn’t decide between it and the other three. I would have liked granny better with higher graphics quality but that is just me. If granny looked less like a paper cutout and more realistic it would add to the immersion for me. All-in-all though it is easy to see why Granny is so popular.
An indie horror game that feels like a AAA title. The Subject was created by Dark Stone Digital. This is one of those games that makes you think. It is a puzzle game where you are being chased by a monster. Now in newer patches, you can actually choose to have the creature present or not but I like the suspense of not knowing. I haven’t had a chance to play it all the through way yet. However, it is really fun and I am sure I’ll get through it soon. Anyway, I did a part 1 video on this game on my main channel. I’ll embed it below so you can check it out. I was a bit funny in this one.
I loved playing this game. When life permits I am going to get back in and finish it.
OMG! This is one of the scariest games I have ever played. It has it all. A great storyline, Puzzles, massive jumpscares, and a spooky environment that keeps you on the edge of your seat. It is a sequel to my number 1 pick which was even better than this one. Layers of Fear 2 is one of the few games that really made my heart pound. The sound design and storyline were awesome, and the visuals were top-notch.
I definitely recommend anyone who is a fan of horror games play this one. You will love it!
This game definitely gets the top spot. Layers of Fear scared me. That is saying something because I don’t scare easily. The intense immersion made me feel like I was actually there. Which was creepy in itself but the flow of the game with the scares happening so naturally and seamlessly just added to the experience. I could go on and on about this game but I’ll just let you play it instead.
Horror Games are fun to play and to build.
Since I loved horror games so much I decided to make my own. While it may not be up to these standards it is definitely going to be fun. I have a demo out if you want to give it a try check out
Thanks for stopping by today to check out my Top 5 Horror Games. If you have another game that didn’t make this list let me know in the comments and I’ll check it out.