Top 10 Horror Games for Spooky Season: Recommended by Our Team

Milda Jokubaitė

October 28, 2021


Before the clock strikes midnight on All Hallows Eve, our team invites you to join us for a bone-chilling gaming experience. It’s no secret that at Nord Security, one of our favorite pastimes is playing with our consoles and F-1 simulators. So for this spooky season, we asked our top gamers to recommend the most blood-curdling games that will get your heart pumping for the frightful festivities ahead. So, dim your screens and dare to take a look at our top gaming picks for Halloween night.

Close photo of hand holding a Playstation controller

Here's a spooky scale to help you pick the best game for you - rating from 1 (low) to 5 (high):

artwork from the game Little Misfortune


Perfect for those who want to tickle their horror senses just a tiny bit before Halloween night.

Little Misfortune

little miss

Little Misfortune is an interactive adventure game that focuses on exploring characters, both sweet and dark, where your choices have consequences. The main game character - an imaginative 8-year-old girl Misfortune Ramirez Hernandez who wants to earn the prize of Eternal Happiness and give it as a gift to her Mother. In this grown-up tale, Little Misfortune meets a new friend, Mr. Voice. Together they travel into the woods, reveal secrets, and experience unfortunate mishaps.

The game is available on: Linux, macOS, Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Xbox One.

ranking gore 1 tension 1 jump scares 1

Alice: Madness Returns

artwork from the game Alice Madness Returns

Alice: Madness Returns is a psychological, horror, action-adventure game based on Lewis Carroll's novel with a few scary twists and turns. Madness Returns finds Alice receiving psychiatric care from Dr. Angus Bumby in a depressing Victorian orphanage, from where she is summoned back to Wonderland. After arriving, she discovers that the whole fantasy world is corrupted by an entity called the Dollmaker. The main goal of the game is escaping Wonderland. But before that, she needs to defeat Dollmaker.

The game is available on: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360.

ranking gore 2 tension 1 jump scares 1


artwork depicting a Hunter from Bloodborne

Bloodborne is a role-playing action game in Yharnam, a decrepit Gothic city known for its applied practices in blood ministration. The player character has to travel to Yharnam to get a cure for an unspecified disease. Unfortunately, when he arrives, he discovers that the whole city is cursed with a strange illness. During the game, he finds himself fighting deranged inhabitants and horrifying monsters to survive and escape the Nightmare.

The game is available on PlayStation 4.

ranking gore 5 tension 3 jump scares 3


Suitable for gamers thirsting for spine-chilling experiences and a good fright for Halloween.


screengrab from the game phasmophobia

Phasmophobia is one of the best investigative ghost games ever made. In this game, you investigate various locations trying to identify the type of spirit haunting on a site. The spirits you encounter at the beginning will be pretty gentle compared to those appearing later in the game who won't hesitate to mess with you or even kill you. If you're a fan of paranormal activity or would like to play it on VR, this game is definitely for you.

The game is available on: Microsoft Windows, Android.

ranking gore 1 tension 5 jump scares 3

Outlast 1

screenshot of the game Outlast

Outlast 1 is a survival horror game where freelance journalist Miles Upshur is asked to investigate the Mount Massive Asylum. But there’s a spooky twist - he enters the abandoned Asylum armed only with a notebook and night vision-equipped video camera and finds it occupied with its former patients. With no weapons, he must survive the horror awaiting him on every corner of this cursed location. So get ready to run as the zombies are right behind you.

The game is available on: PlayStation 4, Android, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, macOS, Nintendo Switch, Linux, Classic MacOS.

ranking gore 2 tension 5 jump scares 5

Until Dawn

shot of the game Until Dawn

Until Dawn is an interactive drama horror video game where 8 friends become trapped on a remote Blackwood Mountain getaway, unaware they are not alone. The game puts you in control of the group who are forced to make quick life or death decisions, gripped by fear, tension, and doubt. Different choices will lead you to a different game ending. So choose wisely if you want to make it until dawn.

The game is available on: PlayStation 4, Android.

ranking gore 3 tension 4 jump scares 3

Dying Light

game screen from Dying Light

Dying Light is a survival horror action-adventure video game set in a post-apocalyptic world devastated by a mysterious virus epidemic. Here the game hero is metaphorically called "Hunter by day, prey by night" as he must fight or run away from flesh-hungry zombies. The game features creative brutality, never-ending tension, and well-organized jump scares that will get you breathless.

The game is available on: Linux, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, macOS, Nintendo Switch.

ranking gore 4 tension 5 jump scares 3


For those longing to feel like they’ve just run a marathon chased by flesh-eating monsters. Recommended to be played at nighttime for best effects.

The Evil Within 2

artwork from the game The Evil Within 2

The Evil Within 2 is an excellent survival horror game that tells a story about a detective, Sebastian Castellanos, on a mission to save his child. To do that, he must enter a mysterious town called UNION that has turned into a nightmare realm festering with human-like monsters. Just a friendly warning - it’s not for the faint of heart.

The game is available on: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows.

ranking gore 4 tension 5 jump scares 3

Resident Evil Village

artwork from Resident Evil Village

Resident Evil Village - one of the best survival horror games out there. Suddenly, one peaceful night, Chris Redfield - the legendary hero from previous Resident Evil games, appears to murder Ethan’s wife in cold blood and kidnap his baby daughter. Brought to a mysterious European village, Ethan has to survive and save his daughter by fighting werewolf-like mutants called Lycans, human-like creatures, and other monsters.

The game is available on: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows, Google Stadia.

ranking gore 4 tension 4 jump scares 4

Dead Space 2

shot from Dead Space 2

Dead Space 2 is a sci-fi survival horror video game where protagonist Isaac Clark returns for another thrilling adventure. Game hero navigates Ishimura's spaceship, completing given tasks, solving physics-based puzzles, and fighting with the alien creatures called Necromorphs. Dead Space is one of the most iconic games that delivers shock after shock during gameplay, a perfect choice for horror and sci-fi fans.

The game is available on: Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3.

ranking gore 4 tension 5 jump scares 4

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