Best horror games in Steam Scream Fest 2022

Celebrate the spooky season with some horror classics.

Halloween is the perfect time to pick up that one horror game you've been meaning to try for months. During the spooky month of October, hundreds of horror games go on sale to celebrate the cathartic sensation of fear on demand. Steam is participating in this worldwide phenomenon with the Steam Scream Fest, which discounts horror games to record low prices. Here are the best horror games in the 2022 Steam Scream Fest.

Best horror games in the 2022 Steam Halloween sale

The Evil Within 2 ($5.99)

Image via Bethesda Softworks

This game is much more than a sequel, it is an immersive experience. The Evil Within 2 is a haunting look into the theatrics of death, with a villain who captures the exact moment a human being dies and replays it over and over again. This game replicates the paranoia of being watched, through the distorted lens of a camera. Even if you have not played the first installment, the creative experimentation of The Evil Within 2 is worth a try.

Little Nightmares ($7.49)

Image by Tarsier Studios

Little Nightmares encapsulates the feeling of running up the stairs after turning off the basement light, afraid of the hungry horrors that lurk just out of sight. Even as adults, this game makes us feel like a child who saw a figure move in the closet and wouldn't dare to go back to sleep. There's a primeval terror in being chased, and Little Nightmares captures that panicked fear time and time again, haunting us to our bones.

Related: How long is Little Nightmares?

Resident Evil 4 ($4.99)

Image via Capcom

Resident Evil 4 has recently received a VR makeover, but the original game still maintains its 2005 charm. The game possesses an unmatched level of atmosphere and pure terror. The enemies in this game still exist in the back of our minds, even though we first encountered them as a child over a decade ago. Resident Evil 4 accomplishes something truly special with its heavy ambiance and relentless protagonist.

Darkwood ($4.49)

Image via Acid Wizard Studio

We've never played a game that looks quite like this. In Darkwood, you cautiously explore a forest that personally wants you dead. Bound by a cone of vision, you must survive in a copse of trees where hatred flows as freely as sap. When the sun goes down, you retreat into a fragile shelter, and pray the wildlife doesn't find you. This game has a superb method of exploiting the fear of the unknown, and at $4.49, is a steal.

Limbo ($2.49)

Image via Playdead

Robbed of color, Limbo still manages to create fear using the silhouettes of monsters. You are a young boy searching for his sister, but in doing so, you become the prey of creatures with unimaginable scale. In this platformer, you must use problem-solving and strategy to narrowly slip past enemies and climb, jump, and swim your way to your sister. If Limbo isn't your type of game, you may try Playdead's other game Inside.

Related: Inscryption ending, explained – What happened?

Inscryption ($11.99)

Image via Daniel Mullins Games

Although there is never a bad time to play Inscryption, the month of October is the best time to delve into this spooky deckbuilder. Inscryption incorporates horror on a mechanical level, requiring you to sacrifice cards to play other cards. Even so, Inscryption's fear isn't in your face or riddled with jumpscares. It is slow, creeping, and resting in the corner of your vision at all times.

For more lists, come check out 7 Best Games Like Inscryption here on Pro Game Guides.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get updates on your favorite games!

About the Author

Britlee is fascinated by mechanics and how they communicate the game's narrative. She is a fan of deckbuilding roguelikes and is always up for a challenge. She spends her time coming up with increasingly bizarre reasons to replay Inscryption.
Find Britlee Kuhn On: YouTube

Write A Comment

Best horror games in Steam Scream Fest 2022

Comments are on moderation and will be approved in a timely manner. Please read the following rules before commenting:

  • All comments must be on topic and add something of substance to the post
  • No swearing or inappropriate words
  • No asking or begging for anything free
  • Do not attempt to start a poll in the comments
  • Comments in all CAPS will be removed
  • We reserve the right to remove a comment for any reason
  • Do not impersonate a staff member or influencer

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.