top 10 Best Horror Games of 2022 (One for Every Year)

Left to Survive

While we've largely avoided talking about zombie games in this article because there are so many of them, they deserve their own separate article (and, in fact, we wrote one).


Phasmophobia has quickly climbed in popularity since its Early Access release, growing from a cult following and showing no signs of slowing down.

Metro Exodus

Metro Exodus packs in a slew of games inviting a post-apocalyptic slice of Russia: it's as much a story-focused family drama as it is a Wolfenstein-esque, heavy metal-score FPS.

Resident Evil Village

It's never easy for Resident Evil Village's main protagonist, Ethan Winters.

The Evil Within 2

The best horror games keep you awake at night. By that metric, The Evil Within 2 screams itself upstairs.

Alien: Isolation

Alien: Isolation is a spooky game about being trapped on a space station with a (spoiler) big scary alien that, thanks to some devious AI and level design, is more terrifying than it has any right to be.


Sound doesn't get enough credit in horror games, and in case you ever needed to be reminded how powerful a simple scratching noise or distant knock can be.

System Shock 2

System Shock 2 put a special flavor of first-person survival horror games into gear.


Employing the 'found footage' style of contemporary horror cinema, Outlast is a first-person exploration game set inside an abandoned psychiatric hospital.

Dead Space

Like the horror game adaptation of Event Horizon, which it never was, Dead Space is the story of a fun cabal of ne'er-do-well cultists who bring a deep-space mining ship into its twinkling.