10 Best Horror Video Games For This Halloween

10 Best Horror Video Games For This Halloween-Custom Controllers UK

Prepare to face your deepest fears this spooky season with the best horror games 2023. Halloween is creeping upon us, and we know you are after the best horror games of all time to play this season! With an array of new horror games, remakes, and the classics, we are here in this blog to deliver you the best video games for Halloween!

So let’s dive into the darkness with these horror games that are guaranteed to send a chill to your bone.


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Are there any good horror games?

1- Dead space:

Starting off strong first up on our list is Dead Space 2023. In this science fiction horror game set in the 26th century, an engineer is on a mission to repair a mining spaceship that has been overrun by undead creatures called Necromorphs. We have rated this game with an overall scare factor of 10/10, due to its high build-up of tension throughout and continual jump scares, the perfect game for anyone looking for a fright!

Make sure to check out our Dead Space Review here. 

 Pros: Cons:
  • Excellent gameplay performance
  • Stunning visuals
  • Interesting plotline
  • No photo mode
  • Isaac still has a face and a voice


2- Texas Chain Saw Massacre:

Next up is another recent release, 2023’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre. This asymmetrical multiplayer horror game features 4 victims attempting to escape a family of cannibals before they catch and kill them. Rated on our overall scare experience as a 7/10, this is another game highly built up on tension and face on jump scares between the hunter and the hunted, along with a general spooky atmosphere, characters, and game setting.

 Pros: Cons:
  • Excellent gameplay dynamics
  • Gorgeous locations
  • Can sometimes feel unengaging 
  • Asymmetrical multiplayer titles are imbalanced 


3- Stray Souls:

Stray Souls is a brand-new game, currently set for release end of October, which is an adventurer shooter game that tells the dark story of a teenage called Daniel who must face his past. With advanced facial features of CGI characters, we have high hopes that this game will feel very realistic and terrifying.

But with the game still waiting to be released, we have no further stats or ratings, we cannot wait to play when its finally released!


4- Alan Wake Remastered:

Alan Wake Remastered is a 2021 survival horror game following a troubled author called Alan Wake who is on a mission to search for his missing wife. With a good amount of horror and built up stress for players that creates mystery within the game, we decided to score this game an overall scare rating of 8/10.

 Pros: Cons:
  • Beautiful lighting
  • New character models
  • Engaging plot
  • No HDR
  • Controls can be sensitive


5- Resident Evil 4 remake:

This classic survival horror game being remastered and re-released in 2023 had to be put onto our list. With our 9/10 overall scare rating, Resident Evil 4 Remake follows a special government agent who’s facing evil in a European Village whilst trying to save the presidents daughter. Compared to the original, this game offers a lot more scare factors as the horror aspects are increased, putting players into the main characters shoes further elevating the tension.

Make sure to check out our Resident Evil 4 Remake review here.

 Pros: Cons:
  • Impressive set pieces
  • Movement controls
  • Controls are more modern compared to previous games, feels to generic


6- A plague tale: Requiem:

2022 bought horror fans another spine-chilling experience with the action-adventure game, A Plaque Tale: Requiem. With our overall scare rating of 8/10, the game follows Amicia and Hugo who are attempting to start a new life, but Hugos cursed powers reawaken bringing death and destruction in a flood of devouring rats. For any gamers that love anxiety and tension induced gaming, this is the one for you!

 Pros: Cons:
  • Storyline is strong
  • Unique game mechanics
  • Good game locations
  • Game can become boring
  • Padded runtime


7- Resident Evil Village:

Resident Evil Village is a survival horror game that begins with a character called Ethan and his wife who are living peacefully free from past nightmares. But as they are building their new lives, tragedy quickly befalls again. With strong psychological horror and gruesome gore, we decided to rate this game an overall scare rating of 8/10.

 Pros: Cons:
  • Detailed graphics
  • Powerful storyline
  • Intense first person action
  • Loses threat at certain times
  • Too dark in some places


8- Bloodborne:

For any gamers who is after an action fighting game with a touch of horror, Bloodborne is you for! Released in 2015, Bloodborne follows a story where the player unravels a cities mystery whilst fighting beasts and cosmic beings. We rated this game an overall scare rating of 9/10 due to its gothic settings, multitude of monsters and horror gameplay systems that only get more terrifying as the game goes on.

 Pros: Cons:
  • Unique enemies and story
  • Engaging constantly
  • Long loading times
  • Large enemies obscure camera in long range combat


9- Layers of fear:

Layers of Fear delves deep into the mind of an insane painter to discover his secret of madness. This 2016 survival horror game scares players in new ways that will make you question everything. Creating overwhelming feels of fear the whole time whilst playing, we had to rate this game an 8/10 for our overall scare factor.

 Pros: Cons:
  • Original and classic art design
  • Strong focus on story
  • Sometimes lacks jump scare surprises


10- The Outlast Trials:

And finally, the last horror game on our list with an overall scare rating of 8/10 is the 2023 survival horror game The Outlast Trials. Set in the cold war, the game is based around human guinea pigs who have been involuntarily recruited by the Murkoff Corporation to test advanced methods of brainwashing and mind control. With strong scenes of intense violence and gore, The Outlast Trials is perfect for any horror fan!

 Pros: Cons:
  • Excellent sound and level design
  • Scary overall atmosphere
  • Not too special compared to previous games



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Hopefully, this blog has provided you with a selection of video games that will be sure to bring heart pounding terror! But maybe this season you want to play a new video game whilst tucked up in the warmth of your house, but don’t want all the fright and tricks.

So trick or treat yourself to a video game from our collection on our website, from Nintendo to Xbox and PlayStation, we have video games for anyone!


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Dave Cooper

Dave Cooper

What a thrilling list of the best horror of 2023! I appreciate the diverse range of horror experiences showcased in this ranking

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