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The Scariest Games From 2022 to Play This Halloween

It’s coming up to Halloween, and what better way to celebrate than indulging in some truly scary games?

We’ve rounded up some of the best horror games we’ve played over the last year, all available on current consoles and/or PC. And so, no matter what format you like to game on, you’ll be able to access some of the scariest games around. We hope you’re prepared.

Some of these games are classic survival horror, filled with puzzles or heart-pounding combat. Others will play with your head, keeping you on the edge of your seat as you never know what’s waiting for you around the next corner.

If you scare easily – and even if you don’t – we guarantee you’re going to have an unforgettable Halloween with any of these scariest games. Good luck…

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  • Available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC

One of the best horror games we’ve played in a long time, MADiSON is undobtedly the perfect scary game to play this Halloween. In it, you’ll play as Luca, who wakes up in a strange room with his hands covered in blood. Not knowing what’s going on, you’ll need to find a way to escape, exploring your ever-more sinister surroundings as you go. There are puzzles, jump scares, and plenty of unsettling themes and images. If you’re brave enough, there’s a whole lot to enjoy.

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2. The Quarry

  • Available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC

From Supermassive Games, the team behind The Dark Pictures Anthology and Until DawnThe Quarry is another narrative-driven horror adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Here, you take on the role of a group of camp counsellors forced to spend one extra night in camp when they should all be going home. “Stay indoors!”, their boss tells them. Advice they probably should have listened to, as the group is in for a night of terrible and unthinkable horror. Who lives and who dies is totally in your hands, depending on the choices you make as you play.

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3. Resident Evil Village: Winters’ Expansion

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  • Available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC

We love the entirety of Resident Evil Village, but its brand new DLC, Winters’ Expansion, might be the scariest yet. It adds in a whole load of new features, but the bit that we’re obsessed with is the Shadows of Rose story expansion. This tells the story of Ethan’s daughter, Rose, as she comes to terms with the mysterious powers she was born with. After being told a ritual could take them away and make her “normal”, she sets out on a dark and dangerous quest to free herself. Resident Evil Village has plenty of scary moments, but Shadows of Rose packs in the scariest.

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4. Oxide Room 104

  • Available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC

What would you do if you woke up in the dirty bathtub of a motel room, with no idea how you got there? You’re not wearing any clothes, and your name is written in blood on the door. A door that is locked, we should add. That’s how Oxide Room 104 begins, and as you make your way through, things only get weirder and more unsettling. This is part escape room, part survival horror, and you’ll need to keep your wits about you if you want to make it through the night. Oxide Room 104 is one of the scariest games to come from 2022, and it’s well worth your time.

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5. Inscryption

Inscryption review

  • Available on PS4, PS5, PC

We’re cheating a little bit here, since Inscryption first released in October 2021. But since its PlayStation version came out only this year, we figure it counts as a 2022 horror game. Technicalities don’t matter when a game is this good, however. Inscryption throws you into a mysterious card game that you’re seemingly forced to play, trapped inside a wooden cabin. Or so it seems to begin with. To progress through the game you’ll need to solve various puzzles, but as you move forward, you’ll realise the card game is just the beginning. This is a game you’re best going into completely blind – the less you know about it, the better.

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6. The Mortuary Assistant

The Mortuary Assistant

  • Available on PC

Part simulation game, part pure horror, we absolutely love the concept of The Mortuary Assistant. You’ll begin by taking on the role of an actual mortuary assistant, tending to dead bodies and carrying out tasks such as embalming. That’s grizzly enough, but that’s not all you have to contend with. Because, it turns out, the bodies laid in your mortuary aren’t quite… right. Some demonic forces are at bay, and so you’re going to have to deal with some truly scary stuff as you work your night shift.

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7. Evil Dead: The Game

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  • Available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC

Evil Dead: The Game is a little different from the rest of the games on this list as it’s multiplayer focused. Some players will take on the role of a survivor – be it Ash or another iconic character from the Evil Dead franchise – will others will become a Kandarian Demon, hell-bent on stopping the survivors achieve their goal. Whoever you play as, there’s plenty of spooky fun to be had – particularly if you’re an Evil Dead fan. And just who isn’t an Evil Dead fan?

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  • Available on Xbox Series X/S and PC

If you like gore, stuff that squelches, solving puzzles and nightmarish imagery, then SCORN is mostly likely the game for you. Is it one of the scariest games to come from 2022? Perhaps not in some ways. But its nightmarish setting is certainly one of the most unsettling we’ve come across. Don’t expect much fast-paced action, but its puzzles will keep you engaged, and its grotesque environments will keep you affixed to your screen in horror.

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9. Immortality

  • Available on Xbox Series X and PC

Is Immortality true horror? That’s up for debate. But this FMV game from Sam Barlow (of Her Story fame) is certainly quite the talking point. Playing through the game means sifting through over 200 clips relating to Marissa Marcel, a supposed movie star from the 1970s who simply disappeared without a trace. By watching movie clips, rehearsals, and behind-the-scenes recordings, perhaps you can piece together exactly what happened.

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10. House of the Dead Remake

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  • Available on PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC

Remember House of the Dead? Of course you do. This arcade on-rails shooter was legendary, and earlier this year it was remade for modern consoles. It’s as fun and gory as you remember, making your way through various environments to shoot as many zombies as you can. It’s a faithful remake of the original, with enough new features to make it feel modern enough. And although one playthrough is only going to take you about an hour, it’s the sort of thing you’ll jump into again and again. Bring a friend along for the ride and this is one of the scariest, yet most fun, games you can enjoy this Halloween.

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Editor in chief // Kim's been into video games since playing Dizzy on her brother's Commodore 64 as a nipper. She'll give just about anything a go, but she's got a particular soft spot for indie adventures. If she's not gaming, she'll be building Lego, reading a thriller, watching something spooky or... asleep. She does love to sleep.