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The most popular 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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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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Quake

DOSWindows XP/98/951996protected4.3/5 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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Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within

DOSWindows XP/98/95MacWindows 3.x1995protecteddemo4.2/5 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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Castlevania

DOS19903.9/5 Distinctive Software
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Doom

DOS1993protected4.2/5 id 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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Elvira: Mistress of the Dark

DOS19903.9/5 Horror Soft
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Dark Seed

DOS19924.1/5 Cyberdreams
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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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Elvira 2: The Jaws of Cerberus

DOS19914/5 Horror Soft
Elvira 2: The Jaws of Cerberus is an abandoned horror adventure/RPG hybrid game with elements of dark fantasy, developed by Horror Soft and published by Accolade for DOS in 1991. Elvira 2: The Jaws of Cerberus is also part of the Elvira series of games, each of one based on the popular movie/TV personality Elvira.
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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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Blood

DOS1997protected4.2/5 Monolith Productions
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Alone in the Dark

DOS1992protected4.1/5 Infogrames
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A Personal Nightmare

DOS19893.8/5 Horror Soft
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Ecstatica

DOS19944.2/5 Andrew Spencer Studios
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Hugo's House of Horrors

DOS19903.9/5 Gray Design Associates
Hugo's House of Horrors is an adventure game developed by David P. Gray and released in the early 1990s. The game is a text-based adventure with simple graphics, and it gained popularity for its witty and often tongue-in-cheek approach to the horror genre.The story of the game revolves around the main character, Hugo, who receives a letter from his...
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Dangerous Dave in the Haunted Mansion

DOS1991protected4.1/5 id software
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Bureau 13

DOS19953.8/5 Take-Two Interactive
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Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession

DOS1994protected3.8/5 DreamForge Intertainment
Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession is a computer role-playing game (CRPG) released in 1994. It is set in the Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting of Ravenloft, which is known for its gothic horror themes. The game was developed by DreamForge Intertainment and published by Strategic Simulations, Inc. (SSI).The gameplay is based on the Advanced Dungeo...
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Plan 9 From Outer Space

DOS19923.6/5 Gremlin Graphics / Gremlin Interactive
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Elvira: the Arcade Game

DOS19913.9/5 Flair Software
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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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Ravenloft: Stone Prophet

DOS1995protected3.2/5 DreamForge Intertainment
Ravenloft: Stone Prophet is a fantasy RPG set in the egyptian Ravenloft campaign that uses the Advanced Dungeons & Dragon ruleset. It's the sequel to Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession and uses the same first person real-time 3d engine. Stone Prophet was developed by DreamForge Entertainment and published by SSI in 1995.
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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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Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption

Windows XP/98/95Mac2000protected4.3/5 Nihilistic Software
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Phantasmagoria

Windows XP/98/95DOSMac1995protected4.2/5 Sierra On-Line
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Bram Stoker's Dracula

DOS19934/5 Psygnosis
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Alone in the Dark 3

DOS1994protected4.1/5 Infogrames
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BloodNet

DOS1993protected4/5 MicroProse Software
BloodNet is a blend of point & click adventure (it has puzzles and an adventure style dialogue system) and RPG (player statistics, combat, random encounters), set in a dark cyberpunk New York. BloodNet was developed and published by MicroProse software in 1993. You are Ransom Stark who's goal in the game is to defeat a vampire called Van Helsin...
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A Nightmare on Elm street

DOS19893.9/5 Westwood Studios