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Horror Quest Games List

This is the list of horror games that I must complete to finish my Quest. Per my requirements for inclusion, only games that fulfill a certain set of criteria may be included. You can find more horror games by checking out my Non Quest-Worthy Games List.

113 games in list.
Name Quest Worthy Score  
...Iru!    
PSX
An extremely dated exercise in unwavering linearity, ...Iru! is only interesting when contrasted with better games.
yes
Alan Wake    
Xbox360,PS3
Great writing saves this psychological action thriller from its slightly-too-simple gameplay.
yes
     
Alan Wake's American Nightmare    
Xbox360,PC
Small, tight, and fascinating, this short follow-up is better than the original Alan Wake.
yes
     
Alien Resurrection    
PSX, PC
yes
     
Alone in the Dark    
3DO, PC, Mac
yes
     
Alone in the Dark 2: One Eyed Jack's Revenge     AKA: Jack is Back
PSX, Saturn, PC, Mac, 3DO
yes
     
Alone in the Dark 5    
Xbox360, PS3, Wii
Mixing procedural mechanics with traditional linear game play proves mediocre.
yes
     
Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare     AKA: Alone in the Dark 4
Dreamcast, PSX, PC, PS2
yes
     
Amy    
Xbox360,PS3
An interesting idea is completely ruined by mechanical flaws and lackluster design.
yes
     
Blue Stinger    
Dreamcast
yes
     
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth    
Xbox
Innovative on many levels, but somewhere along the way they forgot to also make it fun.
yes
     
Calling    
Wii
yes No reviews available.      
Carrier    
Dreamcast
A model of mediocrity, Carrier is uninspired and formulaic.
yes
     
Catherine    
Xbox360,PS3
A thriller with sex, curses, and... block puzzles? Catherine is one of the most innovative and difficult-to-catagorize games ever.
yes
     
Chaos Break     AKA: Chaos Break: Episode from CHAOS HEAT
PSX
yes No reviews available.      
Clock Tower (PSX)     AKA: Clock Tower 2 (in Japan)
PSX
yes
     
Clock Tower 2: The Struggle Within     AKA: Clock Tower: Ghost Head
PSX
Fascinating game mechanics and a truly unique approach to the horror genre is marred by inconsistent rules and trial-and-error game play.
yes
     
Clock Tower 3    
PS2
A solid, if simple, exercise in hide-and-seek scares and fantasy horror.
yes
     
Clock Tower: The First Fear    
SNES, PSX
A fantastic example of the way that quality horror games require neither advanced technology nor action-oriented game play.
yes
Cold Fear    
PS2, Xbox, PC
A pretty but ultimately shallow and frustrating attempt at action-oriented horror.
yes
     
Condemned    
Xbox360, PC
Condemned is in many ways a classic horror game dressed up as a first person next-gen launch title. A gem!
yes
     
Condemned 2: Bloodshot    
Xbox360, PS3
A sequel that hits all the right notes but can't quite follow the tune.
yes
     
Constantine    
PS2, Xbox
yes
     
Countdown: Vampires    
PSX
yes
     
Curse: The Eye of Isis    
PS2, Xbox, PC
A poor game with a couple of oddball, but ultimately ineffective, ideas.
yes
     
Cursed Mountain    
Wii
Buddhism at high altitudes is a great premise for a horror game, but mundane problems mar the experience.
yes
     
D     AKA: D no Shokutaku
PSX, Saturn, PC, 3DO
One of the only mid-1990s first person pre-rendered puzzle games worth remembering.
yes
     
D2     AKA: D no Shokutaku 2
Dreamcast
An interesting but overly ambitious attempt at revolutionary horror-adventure game play. You got two meats.
yes
     
Dark Messiah     AKA: Hell Night
PSX
Obscure for no good reason, Hellnight shows us that really well designed horror games can be scary even with only the most rudimentary technology at their disposal.
yes
     
Dark Tales - From the Lost Soul    
PSX
yes
Darkseed    
PSX, Saturn, PC, Mac, Amiga CD32
yes
     
Darkseed 2    
PSX, Saturn, PC
yes
     
Darkwatch: Curse of the West    
PS2, Xbox
Repetitive level design and enemies overcome an interesting theme and excellent technical execution in this Halo-inspired Old West horror title.
yes
Dead Island    
Xbox360,PC
yes Not yet released.       
Dead Space    
Xbox360, PS3, PC
A high-end combination of Resident Evil 4 and Event Horizon that is technically excellent but ultimately unsatisfying.
yes
     
Dead Space 2    
Xbox360,PS3
Slick as ever, Dead Space 2 is way more interesting than its predecessor.
yes
     
Dead Space Extraction    
Wii
yes
Deadly Premonition     AKA: Red Seeds Profile
Xbox360,PS3
This fascinating translation of Twin Peaks to game form isn't harmed by a few rough edges.
yes
     
Deep Fear    
Saturn
yes
     
Dino Crisis    
PSX, Dreamcast, PC
yes
     
Doom 3    
PC, Xbox
yes
     
Echo Night    
PSX
yes
     
Echo Night 2    
PSX
yes
Echo Night: Beyond     AKA: Nebula - Echo Night
PS2
A space-horror adventure game that succeeds in creating an extremely convincing--not to mention creepy--environment, Echo Night: Beyond's only major flaw is that it is really slow.
yes
     
Enemy Zero    
Saturn, PC
yes
     
Escape from Bug Island     AKA: Necro-Nesia
Wii
yes
     
Eternal Darkness    
GameCube
yes
     
F.E.A.R.    
Xbox360, PS3, PC
yes
     
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin    
Xbox360,PS3,PC
yes
     
Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly     AKA: Rei: Beni Chou
PS2, Xbox
This sequel perfects the format defined by the first Fatal Frame, and its unique game mechanics are complemented by fantastic art and atmosphere.
yes
     
Fatal Frame 3     AKA: Rei 3
PS2
Girls visiting sinister Japanese buildings at night continues to be a successful formula for this series, though to be fair Fatal Frame III does have some new tricks up its sleeve.
yes
     
Fatal Frame IV: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse     AKA: Zero: Tsukihami no Kam
Wii
yes
Fatal Frame     AKA: Rei Zero, Project Zero
PS2, Xbox
Innovative combat mechanics and fantastic art direction makes for one of the best games in the horror genre.
yes
     
Ghost Hunter    
PS2
A light-hearted shooter dressed up as horror that's more fun than it should be.
yes
     
Ghost Vibration    
PS2
yes No reviews available.
Halloween    
Atari 2600
Interesting only for its historical significance as an extremely early horror game.
yes
Haunting Ground     AKA: Demento
PS2
Clock Tower 3 run-and-hide mechanics applied to a much more cohesive game, though the routine still gets old after a while.
yes
     
Hungry Ghosts    
PS2
yes
Ikenie No Yoru     AKA: Night of Sacrifice
Wii
Incredibly simple gameplay is made scary by the use of the Wii Balance Board for movement.
yes
Illbleed    
Dreamcast
Campy and weird, Illbleed is an example of resource-management game play gone all wrong.
yes
     
Ju-on: The Grudge     AKA: Kyoufu Taikan:Ju-on
Wii
yes
     
Juggernaut    
PSX
yes
     
Koudelka    
PSX
yes
     
Koukai Sarena Katta Shuki: The Note     AKA: The Note
PSX
yes
     
Kuon    
PS2
Historical Japanese trappings can't save this short-and-painful knockoff.
yes
     
Kyoufu Shimbun Heiseiban Kaiki! Shinrei File    
PS2
yes No reviews available.
Land of the Dead     AKA: Land of the Dead: Road to Fiddler's Green
Xbox,PC
yes
Mansion of the Hidden Souls     AKA: Yumemi Yataki no Monogatari
Sega CD,Saturn
yes No reviews available.      
Martian Gothic: Unification    
PSX, PC
yes
     
Michigan    
PS2
Suda51 makes crazy games, and sometimes they are brilliant. Other times, as with Michigan, they are terrible.
yes
     
Nanashi no Geemu     AKA: Nanashi no Game
DS
An extremely innovative, if somewhat dull, take on handheld horror.
yes
Nanashi no Geemu: Me     AKA: Nanashi no Game: Me
DS
This sequel maintains its predecessor's unique approach to horror and fixes some problems, but it is still a little too simple.
yes
Nanatsu no Hikan: Senritsu no Bishou    
Dreamcast
yes
Obscure 2    
PS2, Wii, PC
The worst aspects of a teenage slasher flick in game form: boring, trite, and occasionally offensive.
yes
     
Obscure     AKA: Mortifilia
PS2, Xbox, PC
A rather by-the-numbers horror game that benefits greatly from its unique two-player mode.
yes
     
Overblood    
PSX
yes
     
Overblood 2    
PSX
yes
     
Parasite Eve    
PSX
yes
     
Parasite Eve II    
PSX
yes
     
RLH: Run Like Hell     AKA: Run Like Hell
PS2, Xbox
yes
     
Resident Evil (Remake)     AKA: Biohazard (Remake)
GameCube,Wii
yes
     
Resident Evil 0     AKA: BioHazard 0
GameCube, Wii
Seemingly minor tweaks to the rapidly-aging Resident Evil formula end up changing the traversal strategy considerably.
yes
     
Resident Evil 2     AKA: BioHazard 2
PSX, Dreamcast, N64, GameCube, PC
yes
     
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis     AKA: BioHazard 3: Last Escape
PSX, Dreamcast, GameCube, PC
yes
     
Resident Evil 4     AKA: Biohazard 4
GameCube, PS2, Wii
This fantastic transformation of the Resident Evil franchise manages to revitalize the series without losing its thematic core.
yes
     
Resident Evil 5     AKA: Biohazard 5
PS3, Xbox360
Lack of scares can't keep this action-oriented game from being loads of fun.
yes
     
Resident Evil Outbreak 2     AKA: Biohazard Outbreak: File 2
PS2
yes
     
Resident Evil Outbreak     AKA: Biohazard Outbreak
PS2
yes
     
Resident Evil     AKA: BioHazard
PSX, Saturn, PC
yes
     
Resident Evil: Code Veronica     AKA: Biohazard: Code Veronica
Dreamcast, PS2, GameCube
yes
     
Resident Evil: Dead Aim     AKA: BioHazard - Heroes Never Die
PS2
yes
     
Rise of Nightmares    
Xbox360
A lame zombie brawler is rendered unplayable by its motion control scheme.
yes
     
Rule of Rose    
PS2
yes
     
Silent Hill    
PSX
yes
     
Silent Hill 2    
PS2, Xbox, PC
yes
     
Silent Hill 3    
PS2, PC
yes
     
Silent Hill 4     AKA: Silent Hill 4: The Room
PS2, Xbox, PC
It looks like a Silent Hill game, and it sounds like a Silent Hill game, and it plays like a Silent Hill game, but somehow Silent Hill 4 feels less like a sequel and more like a strange mutation.
yes
     
Silent Hill 5    
Xbox360, PS3
A game that can't make up its mind which of the previous Silent Hill games it would like to emulate more, and suffers as a result.
yes
     
Silent Hill Downpour    
Xbox360,PS3
A disappointing entry in the Silent Hill series, Downpour's flaws stem from a few major design decisions.
yes
     
Silent Hill: 0rigins     AKA: Silent Hill: Origins
PS2, PSP
The Silent Hill mechanics reproduced with such exacting care that the result feels soulless.
yes
     
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories    
Wii,PS2,PSP
This not-quite-perfect remix of the original Silent Hill is a fantastic new direction for the series.
yes
     
Siren 2     AKA: Forbidden Siren 2
PS2
yes
     
Siren     AKA: Forbidden Siren
PS2
Extremely innovative--and extremely difficult--entry into the horror game hall of fame. A masterpiece for those who can muscle their way through it.
yes
     
Siren: New Translation    
PS3
yes
     
Still Life    
Xbox, PC
yes
     
Sweet Home    
NES
yes
The Darkness    
Xbox360, PS3
yes
     
The Ring: Terror's Realm     AKA: The Ring
Dreamcast
yes
     
The Suffering    
PS2, Xbox, PC
Action-centric horror done right; The Suffering is an excellent American response to the Japanese genre heavyweights.
yes
     
The Suffering: Ties That Bind    
PS2, Xbox
Though this sequel is very similar to its predecessor, some balancing and plot problems prevent it from being completely successful.
yes
     
The Thing     AKA: Yuusei Kara no Buutai X: Episode II
PS2, Xbox, PC
yes
     
The X-Files: Resist or Serve    
PS2
A textbook example of what you get when you treat game design as a list of features taken from other popular games (hint: it's not good).
yes
     
Vampire Hunter D    
PSX
yes