Best Horror Games to Play for Friday the 13th

It's a spooktacular celebration of gaming!

Ah, Friday the 13th, the second spookiest day of the year. For those feeling a little more frightful and celebratory on this special day, we have a list of the best horror titles to enjoy.

Best Games for Frighty Night

Resident Evil Village

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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.

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About the Author

Christian has been playing games since he could hold a controller in the late 80s. He's been writing about them for nearly 15 years for both personal and professional outlets. Now he calls Pro Game Guides home where he covers the three D's: Destiny 2, Dead by Daylight, and dating sims.
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