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Horror

Category Tier-2 Genre

Top 150 best Steam games of all time tagged with Horror, according to gamer reviews.

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
8.81
99% 243,616 votes
8.79
98% 854,338 votes
8.71
98% 191,848 votes
8.66
97% 138,439 votes
8.61
98% 38,452 votes
8.53
95% 189,286 votes
8.52
97% 21,663 votes
8.52
96% 55,550 votes
8.49
95% 113,152 votes
8.47
98% 8,474 votes
8.44
96% 30,578 votes
8.43
95% 65,544 votes
8.41
97% 13,323 votes
8.39
95% 32,329 votes
8.35
95% 20,146 votes
8.35
97% 4,922 votes
8.32
94% 63,380 votes
8.32
96% 5,666 votes
8.31
94% 29,886 votes
8.31
95% 18,293 votes
8.29
96% 6,377 votes
8.28
95% 8,513 votes
8.28
95% 8,627 votes
8.26
93% 51,949 votes
8.24
98% 1,342 votes
8.23
96% 2,904 votes
8.23
97% 2,524 votes
8.22
94% 14,662 votes

Correlated tags

Correlation is how often another tag appears together with this tag. If one in every five games tagged with Horror is also tagged with a correlated tag, the correlated tag has 20% correlation. 100% correlation means the pair of tags always appear together.

Tags most frequently applied to the same games as Horror, with at least 15% correlation.

  1. Adventure 63%
  2. Singleplayer 53%
  3. Indie 51%
  4. Action 50%
  5. Atmospheric 44%
  6. First-Person 43%
  7. Psychological Horror 42%
  8. Dark 33%
  9. 3D 32%
  10. Exploration 32%
  11. Survival Horror 31%
  12. Story Rich 30%
  13. Puzzle 29%
  14. Mystery 25%
  15. Casual 24%
  16. Action-Adventure 21%
  17. 2D 21%
  18. Survival 19%
  19. Gore 18%
  20. Realistic 16%
  21. Violent 16%
  22. FPS 15%

The Horror tag refers to a genre of games that aim to evoke feelings of fear, suspense, and unease in players. These games often incorporate themes and elements commonly found in horror movies, such as supernatural entities, psychological terror, or survival against menacing creatures.

In horror games, the primary objective is to create a sense of dread and tension, immersing players in unsettling environments and confronting them with terrifying situations or threats. The gameplay mechanics and narrative focus on evoking fear through various means.

Some common characteristics found in horror games include:

  • Frightening Atmosphere Horror games employ atmospheric techniques such as dim lighting, eerie music, grotesque imagery, creepy sound effects, and disturbing ambiance to create an unsettling environment that keeps players on edge.
  • Tense Gameplay Horror games often utilize mechanics that heighten anxiety. This may involve limiting resources or ammunition to induce a feeling of vulnerability, emphasizing stealth elements where avoiding combat is crucial for survival or incorporating jump scares when unexpected terrifying moments occur.
  • Narrative-driven Experiences Many horror games incorporate strong storytelling elements that immerse players deep into the game's world. Deeply engaging narratives can range from psychological explorations into the human mind, supernatural investigations involving ghosts or monsters, or survival against unknown entities.
  • Puzzles and Exploration Solving puzzles and exploring intricate environments are common gameplay features found in horror titles which further contribute to creating suspenseful experiences.
    • Examples of popular horror game titles include:

      • Silent Hill series A widely acclaimed horror franchise known for its psychological horror and atmospheric storytelling.
      • Resident Evil series Known for pioneering survival horror, it focuses on combating various types of biological mutants.
      • Amnesia: The Dark Descent It emphasizes psychological horrors and relies heavily on creating a sense of helplessness in players as they explore a grim castle while being pursued by an unseen entity.
      • Outlast Set in a psychiatric hospital, Outlast makes players rely solely on running, hiding, and using their camera's night vision to survive encounters with deranged patients.
        • Horror games offer unique experiences that test players' nerves while immersing them in thrilling narratives and tense gameplay. These games are intended for those who enjoy being scared or seek adrenaline rushes from facing the unknown.

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