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The best horror games

Anything even remotely connected to horror: all things splatter, Cthulhu and Lovecraft, vampires, zombies, ghosts, mummies, hideous creatures from outer space.

Most popular horror games

House of the Dead
shooterWindows XP/98/95
Quake
shooterDOS, Windows XP/98/95
Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within
adventureDOS, Windows XP/98/95, Mac, Windows 3.x
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Ghosts 'n Goblins remake

Windows2004freewareremake4.3/5
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Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption

Windows XP/98/95Mac2000protected4.3/5 Nihilistic Software
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Doom 2: Hell on Earth

DOSWindows XP/98/951994protected4.3/5 id software
Doom 2 is the sequel to the much acclaimed FPS Doom. Doom 2: Hell on Earth is a horror sci-fi first-person shooter created by id Software, (John Carmack, Sandy Petersen, John Romero) set on a hellish Earth invaded by demons. The player must find his way in 32 levels, shooting down monsters and picking up keys in order to unlock new areas.
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Quake

DOSWindows XP/98/951996protected4.2/5 id software
Quake is a real-time 3D FPS developed by idSoftware and a spiritual successor to the popular Doom series. Quake became very popular and spawned many sequels and fan made mods such as Team Fortress.
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Pray for Death

DOS1996protected4.2/5 Light Shock Software
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WaxWorks

DOSMac1992protecteddemo4.2/5 Horror Soft
Waxworks was a horror-themed first-person role-playing game developed by Horror Soft, a subsidiary of Adventure Soft, published in 1992. The game is set in a wax museum where players must travel through different historical periods, each represented by a wax exhibit. Each exhibit serves as a portal to a different time and place, featuring vari...
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Phantasmagoria

Windows XP/98/95DOSMac1995protected4.2/5 Sierra On-Line
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Doom

DOS1993protected4.2/5 id software
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Blood

DOS1997protected4.2/5 Monolith Productions
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Ecstatica

DOS19944.2/5 Andrew Spencer Studios
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Quest for Glory 4: Shadows of Darkness

DOSWindows 3.x1993protecteddemo4.2/5 Sierra On-Line
Quest for Glory IV: Shadows of Darkness is an adventure role-playing game (RPG) developed and published by Sierra On-Line. It was released in 1993 as the fourth installment in the Quest for Glory series. The game was designed by Lori Ann Cole and Corey Cole, who were also responsible for the previous entries in the series.The game is set in the dar...
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House of the Dead

Windows XP/98/9519984.2/5 Sega
House of the Dead is an old horror-themed rail shooter game, developed and released by Sega in 1998. The whole gameplay can be summarized in a single sentence "a first-person 3D shooting gallery with zombies". House of the Dead runs on older version of Windows, so you may need a virtual machine to play it properly.
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Alone in the Dark 3

DOS1994protected4.1/5 Infogrames
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Dangerous Dave: Risky Rescue

DOS1993protected4.1/5 Softdisk Publishing
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Dark Seed

DOS19924.1/5 Cyberdreams
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Prisoner of Ice

DOS1995protected4.1/5 Chaosium Inc.
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Halloween Harry

DOS1993freeware4.1/5 Interactive Binary Illusions
Halloween Harry is a DOS science fiction multi-directional scroller shooter game. Halloween Harry - later renamed Alien Carnage - was published by Apogee, developed by Interactive Binary Illusions and designed by John Passfield and Robert Crane.
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Arachnophobia

DOS19914.1/5 Blue Sky Productions
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Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within

DOSWindows XP/98/95MacWindows 3.x1995protecteddemo4.1/5 Sierra On-Line
Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within is a point-and-click adventure game developed and published by Sierra On-Line. It was released in 1995 as a sequel to the original Gabriel Knight game, "Sins of the Fathers". The game was designed by Jane Jensen, who also wrote the story and script.In GK2 The Beast Within, players assume the role of Gabriel Knight...
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Frankenstein

DOS19944.1/5 Junkyard
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Plague of the Moon

DOS19944.1/5
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Ultimate Doom

DOS1995protected4.1/5 id software
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Alone in the Dark

DOS1992protected4.1/5 Infogrames
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The Lurking Horror

DOS19874.1/5 Infocom
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Dangerous Dave in the Haunted Mansion

DOS1991protected4.1/5 id software
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Sanitarium

Windows XP/98/951998protected4.1/5 DreamForge Intertainment
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It Came from the Desert

DOS1990freeware4.1/5 Cinemaware
It Came from the Desert is an abandonware action-adventure game developed by Cinemaware and released in 1990 for PC (DOS) and Amiga. It Came From the Desert is an action-adventure game with a peculiar flavor: it's set in the 50s, in the USA, and it's based on those old monster movies like Them! (also involving killer ants).
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Lords of Doom

DOS19904.1/5 Attic Entertainment Software
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The 11th Hour

Windows XP/98/951995protected4.1/5 Trilobyte
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Time Slaughter

DOS1996freeware4.1/5 Bloodlust Software