Nothing keeps you on the edge of your seat like a horror game, which often features looming jumpscares, spooky environments, and invisible foes. Numerous of the top horror games are available for free on Steam.
A list of the greatest and scariest free horror games available on Steam has been put together if you want to curl up for the evening and play some spooky games but don’t have the money to buy a new game. Try to play these games for as long as you can, and then perhaps play something more relaxing to help you fall asleep that night.
1. Initial SCP: Secret Laboratory
This is the finest game in the SCP (Secure, Contain, Protect) category on Steam. If you are unfamiliar with the SCP universe, it is a made-up science fiction setting where the SCP Foundation hides entities or things that go against the rules of nature.
A group known as the Chaos Insurgency, which aims to free the potentially harmful creatures imprisoned at one of the SCP Foundation’s locations, causes a containment breach during which Secret Laboratory takes place. You can play a variety of characters who played a part in the breach in the game, such as Foundation security, researchers, lab rats imprisoned as D-Class, Chaos Insurgency members, and more. It’s one of the best first-person horror games available and a wonderful one.
2. Shadow Deception
This game is comparable to a terrifying first-person version of Pac-Man where the monsters pursuing you are nightmare-inducing. Dark Deception places you in a maze full of traps with nowhere to hide. Finding the exit and avoiding the approaching monsters is your only chance for survival.
The game is more of a dark comedy horror than anything else because of the game’s intentionally ridiculous-looking monsters. However, you’ll need quick reflexes to last for a while in this game, and there will undoubtedly be many jump scares along the road.
3. No More Space in Hell
This game offers a distinctive zombie experience and was created as an homage to George Romero’s classic zombie film Dawn of the Dead. The goal of the game is to survive as one of the few survivors amid a zombie invasion. Naturally, fighting zombies is a part of the game, but you’ll also need to strategize with your squad to survive and solve puzzles.
No More Room In Hell is an excellent option if you want a humorous spin on zombie games.
4. The literature group Doki Doki!
On the surface, this game appears to be completely benign. You may be perplexed as to why this visually appealing horror anime game is classified as horror when you first start it. However, as you go, more and more things start to seem strange, until the true nature of the game suddenly hits you in the face.
Doki Doki Literature Club is not a game for the weak of heart because it deals with unsettling subject matter and gradually becomes more and more chaotic until it completely breaks down. Literally. You can finish the game in a variety of ways, so choose wisely.
5. Cry of Fright
As nightmare creatures surround the young guy you play as as he explores a Scandinavian city. You must make every effort to stay alive while determining what is real and what is not. Initially only a mod for Half-Life, this game evolved into a standalone title. If you are a little too terrified to play Cry of Fear alone, you can always call up some pals to battle this creepy, terrible atmosphere with. Both single-player and co-op modes are available.
First-person shooter (FPS) multiplayer game Deceit has a spooky edge. A third of the other players in the room where you wake up are infected with a virus that makes them kill other players, it is revealed to you. You must be vigilant to identify who within the group is an infected player if you are playing as an innocent. If you have the infection, you must kill others while making sure that no one notices.
As you play, you will discover hints that will help you establish whose side other players are on and help you vote off the suspect ones. The psychological horror film Deceit is thrilling and intriguin
7.Dagon, from H.P. Lovecraft
Whether or not you enjoy H.P. Lovecraft’s classic horror stories, this game will engross you with its unmistakable horror atmosphere and keep you hooked for hours. This game, which is a perfectly authentic translation of the Lovecraft tale that forms the core of his Cthulhu mythos, is worth playing whether or not you’ve read the original.
Dagon is a narrative video game that only lasts for about 30 minutes. However, it’s a lovely experience that really captures the sense of cosmic dread that Lovecraft was known for.
8. Tiny Bunny’s Preface
The prologue of the episodic game series Tiny Bunny is available to play without charge. The game’s creepy but captivating experience combines psychological suspense with supernatural horror.
The artwork in the game is another fantastic feature. While being entirely in black and white, it is nonetheless stunning and unsettling and aids in furthering the story. The next episodes of the series are reasonably priced if you like this prologue. Try Tiny Bunny if you typically prefer independent games.
9.The eighth Dead Frontier
Dead Frontier 2 is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game that immerses you in the chaos of a zombie outbreak in an open-world setting. By trading and scavenging for the supplies you require, you can cooperate with other people to survive the virtual environment. You could also play alone and deal with the zombie invasion however you see fit. Overall, this is a great choice for a realistic survival horror experience.
10. Free version of The Backrooms Game
An internet urban legend known as “The Backrooms” claimed that there were certain locations where it was possible to clip out of reality and enter the Backrooms universe. This is an alternate reality made up of liminal spaces, or places where you are changing between destinations and have the strange sensation of being both somewhere and somewhere else at once.
In this game, you must navigate the Backrooms’ universe while avoiding a creature that is pursuing you and trying to stay sane.
11.We Returned 10.
You must discover a way out of a time loop on an abandoned space station in this escape room-style horror game. Since it is a single-player game, you must work alone to solve the puzzles and locate the escape route.
Even though We Went Back only lasts for 30 to 50 minutes, it’s a fantastic game that’s totally free to play.