If you're a fan of slasher movies and want to experience the thrill in a more interactive format, these five horror games should be at the head of your list. Each of them offers its unique take on the horror genre, making your gaming sessions every bit as terrifying (and fun!) as the movies that inspired them.
Developed by Supermassive Games, Until Dawn lets you step directly into the shoes of the characters in a horror game, making choices that could mean the difference between life and... well, you know. Featuring amazing graphics and a storyline that can branch in multiple ways, the game is a cinematic wonder.
Direct control over character decisions, multiple storylines, replayability
Can be too graphic for some, and controlling characters can be challenging at times.
A multiplayer game from Behaviour Interactive, Dead by Daylight offers dynamic, team-centric gameplay in a genre that's usually dominated by single-player titles. One player takes on the role of a terrifying killer, while the rest take on the roles of survivors attempting to escape.
Exciting multiplayer mechanics, thrilling gameplay
Survivor gameplay can feel repetitive.
Outlast is a chilling first-person horror game set in a decrepit mental institution. Developed by Red Barrels, it's a truly spine-chilling experience that focuses more on evasion and stealth rather than direct combat.
It has an engaging storyline and great stealth mechanics
Some sequences can be extremely intense.
Based on the classic Alien film franchise, Alien: Isolation surely delivers on its promise of tension and horror. Developed by Creative Assembly, this game impressively captures the feeling of dread and hopelessness that permeates the movies.
Great atmospheric horror, smart AI
The pacing can feel a bit slow at times.
The one that started it all, Amnesia: The Dark Descent from Frictional Games, is widely considered a masterpiece of the horror genre. Its heartbreaking story, combined with tense and atmospheric gameplay, ensures that you're always on edge.
Deep, emotional storyline, atmospheric setting
The graphics are somewhat dated by today's standards.
Based on the sheer number of positive user reviews and its ability to bring the fear factor like no other, our top pick from this list is Until Dawn. Its ability to immerse players in a truly interactive horror film experience makes it the stand-out choice for any fan of classic slasher films. Happy gaming – and try not to scream too loud!