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Best Multiplayer Horror Games you can play in Co-Op (2023)

Here are our picks of the best multiplayer horror games!

Horror games are traditionally enjoyed alone, preferably while sitting in the dark with a headset on to maximize the eerie factor. Some don't know, however, that they can play scary games with their friends or strangers, and if you're like me, you'll prefer to have someone along for the ride.

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Best Horror Games with Co-Op

From local to online, there is a fast-growing world of co-op horror gaming. Take a look at our favorites below!

Deceit 2

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Deceit 2 will have you questioning if you can trust your friends or not. In this online horror game, nine players will be trapped within a location, two of them attempting to hide a monstrous secret. To escape, players must work together while also trying to figure out which of their fellow companions are potentially possessed.

Sons of the Forest

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Sons of the Forest is a unique co-op horror game that focuses more on survival aspects. After surviving a helicopter crash, you are now stranded on a mysterious island, where you are tasked with finding a missing millionaire family. Team up with some friends and build a base, explore the open-world island, and attempt to survive the horrors that lurk amongst the wildlife.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre is an asymmetrical horror game very similar to Dead By Daylight style gameplay. Online players will be divided into teams of three killers vs four survivors. Each character is equipped with different abilities that will help them succeed for their team. Killers will attempt to kill everyone while the survivors try to figure out a way to escape alive.

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Cry of Fear

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The psychological horror game, Cry of Fear, can be enjoyed in single or multiplayer mode. For co-op, two to four players attempt to find answers in a desolate town in the cold, dark dead of night. This game has multiple endings that can be explored over and over again. While only providing several hours of gameplay, the game is free to play on Steam, meaning this one is ready to check out with friends immediately.

Phasmophobia

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Phasmophobia is a horror game in the indie genre, with the primary goal being to have a team of four or fewer hunt ghosts in different environments. Some of the maps include settings such as prisons, homes, and schools. The overall goal for the team members is to try to gather as much data on the paranormal activity as possible, to figure out what type of ghost is haunting the place — getting them individually paid. While this may sound simple, players shouldn't be fooled. Phasmophobia provides some of the biggest scares of any horror game in recent history.

Dead Space 3

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Dead Space 3 is a survival horror game known for its multi-genre balancing act (the game is also an action and adventure game). For those who may find scare tactic-heavy games like Amnesia to be a bit much, this game is a match. This co-op game has the added advantage of unlockable content that can only be achieved by playing the multiplayer character—John Carver.

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White Noise 2

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If players wish to blend mystery, horror, and teamwork, they should look no further than White Noise 2. In this co-op game, four players investigate to find the creature. Meanwhile, the creature plays on a team of its own and tries to devour players. This game is enjoyed with five players at a time. For gamers who are not looking for long, narrative-based horror games and instead wish to play a match before going about their day, White Noise 2 is a good fit.

Dead by Daylight

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Another 4v1 style multiplayer horror, Dead by Daylight, is one of the most popular games on this list. And for good reason! Along with the classically engaging play style of Survivors versus Killer, Dead by Daylight has also gained popularity for its featured characters. Crossovers from a litany of horror series make this game interesting and accessible to horror fans all over the globe.

In Silence

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Another game similar to White Noise 2 is the survival horror game, In Silence. This game has groups of two to six humans trying to either hunt the monster or survive the night in the woods or the decrepit home. The monster tries to find players based on their real voices. The challenge here is the need for humans to both be quiet and communicate with one another, forcing them to choose their words wisely.

Want to know more of the best horror games to play? Check out Best Horror Games for PC or Top 5 Best Horror Maps in Rec Room on Pro Game Guides!


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