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Best Horror Games to Play On Friday the 13th

It's a spooktacular celebration of gaming!

Ah, Friday the 13th, one of the spookiest days of the year. Whether you're already a horror game connoisseur or not, this is a great excuse to try some new scary games.

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13 Best Scary Games for Friday the 13th

For those feeling a little more frightful and celebratory on this special day, we have a list of the best horror titles to enjoy, and there is an option for everyone, even if you can't handle major jumpscares like me. Check out our list below!

Friday the 13th: The Game

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Play Friday the 13th: The Game (linked here)

What better game to play on this spooky night than the Friday the 13th game itself? Team up with other players as the camp counselors and attempt to escape the clutches of Jason around the Camp Crystal Lake grounds. Or, take the role of Jason himself and give in to the darkness.

Dead Space

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Play Dead Space (linked here)

If you're wondering how scary the Dead Space remake is, try it for yourself this Friday the 13th. What was supposed to be a routine repair mission quickly turns into something much darker in this sci-fi survival horror experience.

The Outlast Trials

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Play The Outlast Trials (linked here)

The Outlast Trials is a brand new horror experience set in the Cold War, where you will be put through a mind-numbing time of horrors at the very hands of Dr. Murkoff. You'll even be able to bring some friends along for the ride.

Amnesia: The Bunker

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Play Amnesia: The Bunker (linked here)

In this terrifying first-person horror, you will be met with a new challenge—an AI-driven monster. Put your survival skills to the test, crafting items, completing puzzles, and staying away from the shadows.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

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Play Texas Chainsaw Massacre (linked here)

Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a great horror game option for you if you're a fan of Dead By Daylight. Play with other online players, divided into survivors and killers, and attempt to complete the round by either slaughtering everyone or escaping your untimely demise.

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Resident Evil Village

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Play Resident Evil Village (linked here)

Arguably the best that the Resident Evil franchise has to offer, Village won multiple Game of the Year awards for good reason. Follow Ethan Winters on his quest to find his missing daughter in a remote village overrun by monsters.


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Play Bloodborne (linked here)

Have the Soulsborne itch? Then, live through the nightmare that is part of its namesake. The Night of the Hunt is long, and the eyes we've been granted lead us to witness cosmic horrors best left undisturbed.

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Play Phasmaphobia (linked here)

Want to get scared with some friends? Strap on your EMF and get to hunting ghosts in an indie game that offers endless thrills and screams. It's truly appropriate for a horrific occasion.

Dead by Daylight

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Play Dead by Daylight (linked here)

Horror movies aren't the only way to live the terror of being chased by a mad killer. Dead by Daylight has a host of popular original Killers and classic horror icons ready to hunt down you and your friends.

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water

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Play Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water (linked here)

Fatal Frame offers a unique way to view horror. Follow three young protagonists as they investigate Mt. Hikami, a place where many go to die, and use the Camera Obscura to survive a night of terror.

Silent Hill 2

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Play Silent Hill 2 (linked here)

While many entries in the Silent Hill franchise are solid, it's hard to top Silent Hill 2. The iconic Pyramid Head made his first appearance in this 2001 survival horror title. Mix harrowing combat with psychological thrills, and it's easy to see why this is a classic.

Doki Doki Literature Club

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Play Doki Doki Literature Club (linked here)

You dating sim fans didn't think we'd leave you out, did you? Doki Doki Literature Club is an experience unlike any other and is best experienced by going into it blindly. As such, you won't find any spoilers here, but it's not a random choice on our list...


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Play Anatomy (linked here)

What makes a house a home? Anatomy argues that a good dose of horror is integral to that recipe. This indie darling is short, sweet, and scary. With multiple endings to pursue and a low price of entry, the real fright is how much of a steal this is.

For more spooky goodies, check out How scary is the MADiSON horror game? or Which classic horror game should you play on Halloween? on Pro Game Guides.

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