Download Horror Game - Best Software & Apps

  • Slender: The Eight Pages

    Beta 0.9.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Atmospheric horror game

    7
    11345 votes
    • PROS: Creepy atmosphere, Windowed or full-screen mode, Simple to play
    • CONS: Limited gameplay
  • Plants vs. Zombies

    Android 6.0.1

    License
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    Platform
    Android
    Windows Phone
    BlackBerry
    iPhone
    Symbian

    Costumed zombies, hybrid plants, and one crazy neighbor

    7
    99 votes
    • PROS: Addictive, Excellent gameplay, Awesome visuals, Lots of replayability
    • CONS: Adventure mode takes a long time to complete, Quick play locked in the beginning
  • The Joy of Creation: Reborn

    TJoC:R Preview demo

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Thrills and frights aplenty with the Joy of Creation Reborn

    7
    303 votes
    • PROS: Superb graphics and game play, Horrifically splendid audio design, Surprisingly addictive objectives
    • CONS: Not a game for kids, Leaves you guessing at some stages
  • Bendy and the Ink Machine

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free retro cartoon horror game

    10
    1 vote
    • PROS: Detailed and engaging storyline, Completely original concept
    • CONS: No real innovations, Lacks horror
  • Friday the 13th The Game

    1.0

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Horror gaming with a retro feel

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    No votes yet
    • PROS: Play as counsellors or Jason, Vintage visuals
    • CONS: Not for Mac, Small roaming space
  • Slender: The Eight Pages

    for Mac Beta 0.9.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Atmospheric horror game

    7
    964 votes
    • PROS: Creepy atmosphere, Windowed or full-screen mode, Simple to play
    • CONS: Limited gameplay
  • DayZ

    Arma 2 mod Alpha 1.8.0.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    An excellent Zombie mod for Arma II

    6
    2155 votes
    • PROS: A huge and open map, Relationships with other players are complex , High realism, Free if you own Arma II
    • CONS: Survival-centered
  • Eyes - The Horror Game

    2.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone

    Scared of Slenderman? Well turn your eye away from this terrifying ghost

    7
    135 votes
    • PROS: Good atmosphere, Terrifying spirit, It earns its jump scares, Three difficulty levels
    • CONS: You can end up getting tired of the chase, On hard.. it is very difficult!
  • Dead by Daylight

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Will you make it to dawn?

    6
    16 votes
    • PROS: True shocking moments, Tons of atmosphere, An interesting 4 vs 1 multiplayer dynamic
    • CONS: Some limitations in scope, though there’s room to develop, May exclude true horror fans
  • SCP – Containment Breach

    0.3.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A terryfying free horror game

    8
    1132 votes
    • PROS: Great set up, Very scary, Chilling sound effects
    • CONS: Outtdated graphics
  • Dying Light

    1.5.2

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Light after dead

    7
    242 votes
    • PROS: Fantastic freerunning, Good range of foes and environments , Fun co-op play , Lots to do , It looks great
    • CONS: Combat is a bit loose, Story is lackluster , Occasional bugs can frustrate
  • Amnesia: The Dark Descent

    1.0.1

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Can you keep your sanity in this terrifying horror game?

    7
    2010 votes
    • PROS: Incredible atmosphere, Amazing sound design, Refreshingly different, Genuinely scary
    • CONS: Relentless horror may be too much for some!
  • The Binding of Isaac

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Prepare to dive into a deranged world

    7
    774 votes
    • PROS: Random level generator, Tons of items and enemies, Great visual style, Addictive gameplay
    • CONS: Processor hungry
  • Packwar (Pacman)

    0.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Pacman inspired horror game

    7
    3 votes
    • PROS: Free download , Great horror experience ,
    • CONS: Short , Lacks depth
  • DreadOut

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Technology and an abandoned ghost town in this creepy horror survival game

    8
    159 votes
    • PROS: Great atmosphere and sound , Intuitive controls and set-up , Thrilling, Well studied puzzles
    • CONS: Short , Graphics and animations could be improved , For now, it’s not compatible with 32-bit systems
  • Slenderman

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    Free Slender themed horror game predating Slender

    7
    552 votes
    • PROS: Based on the Slenderman myth, Features Slenderman's kids, Allows you to kill Slenderman, Objects to find along the way
    • CONS: Poor graphics, Not as scary as Slender,
  • Presentable Liberty

    1.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Presentable Liberty is a surreal, cerebral horror game

    8
    1 vote
    • PROS: Compelling story, Simple controls, Effective and moving writing, Interesting characters and themes
    • CONS: Simple, dull graphics
  • Dead Trigger

    1.6.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    A mixture of FPS and required in-app purchase

    8
    37 votes
    • PROS: Impressive visuals, Decent controls
    • CONS: Too many in-app purchases, Cannot level without spending money, Unbalanced gameplay
  • Slender's Woods

    1.33

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    3D Slender horror adventure game.

    7
    568 votes
    • PROS: More or less as scary as Slender, More engaging than Slender, Two modes of gameplay
    • CONS: Not as simple to play as Slender, Not a major innovation on the original
  • Layers of Fear

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Someone has already painted it black...

    7
    47 votes
    • PROS: Wonderful audio and world design, Small twists physically engage you, When you find it, the tortured artist’s tale is powerful, A scary ride, that’s recommended for horror fans
    • CONS: Jump scares are tired, No consequences turn it into a ghost train, Too much of the story is hidden
Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
#NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
10.3.111327.5Windows
2Beta 0.9.7113457Windows
3for Mac Beta 0.9.79646.8Mac
41.0.120106.7Windows
5Arma 2 mod Alpha 1.8.0.321556.4Windows