Best co-op horror games on steam

Searching for thrilling horror-themed games to play with your friends? Check out this list compiled by the community containing some of the best multiplayer horror games on Steam. Make sure to check it out with your whole crew!

1.The Forest

Paid: $19.99

The Forest is a terrifying first-person survival horror simulator in which you can be a lone survivor of a passenger jet crash. You will have to survive in a forest full of dangerous cannibals. It also features a co-op mode.

  • Liu Ma

    by Liu Ma

    This is an interesting game that has you defending against zombie as well as watching out for attacks from other players. The dread that you will have More

  • Amit Tata

    by Amit Tata

    Very atmospheric and tense. I'm not very into horror games... Playing alone is fine when I'm in the mood, but while playing co-op makes things a littl More

  • Gary Guerrero

    by Gary Guerrero

    Got this as a gift from my officemates. In my opinion horror is more like ghosts or something, but this game is more of a zombie gore than horror for  More

  • Jose Howell

    by Jose Howell

    This is like camping with cannibals and wild animals truly scary for me who doesn't like the outdoors. Its more like it made me more scared to go outs More

  • William Moreno

    by William Moreno

    The Forest is one of the best survival games on PC and the creepy but beautiful game has earned very positive reviews on Steam. I especially enjoyed t More

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    by SgtRaves BX null

    This is not gore or ''ZOMBIE'' horror game, most people who have commented here havent play the game in serious way or understanded what it really is  More

2.Dead by Daylight

Paid: $19.99

Dead by Daylight is a multiplayer survival horror game in which one player controls a deadly assassin as the other four players try to escape from him. This is developed by Behaviour Digital Inc. and was released in June 2016.

  • James Richardson

    by James Richardson

    This is one of the best multiplayer survival horror games on steam right now. You never know what to expect in this game and the sense of unpredictabi More

  • Lievre Hare null

    by Lievre Hare null

    Awesome, need a better matchmaking though

3.Left 4 Dead 2

Paid: $9.99

Left 4 Dead 2 is the classic cooperative game in which four friends try to survive a zombie apocalypse. Developed by Valve, it has action and horror with a great proactive AI that changes and adapts according to the player's skills.

  • Jordan Hunter

    by Jordan Hunter

    When it comes to horror survival games, Valve is one of the best. They are masters in horror and game design. From the sound to the sudden appearance  More

  • Concepción Navarro

    by Concepción Navarro

    If you like to be scared out of your gourd by sudden, horrible faces pouncing at you, you'll love this game. And you'll be able to be scared out of yo More

  • Patrick Willis

    by Patrick Willis

    When this was first released, I had second doubts. Will this game be worth it? But there's something really enticing about zombie games. I remember th More

  • Xiang Wu

    by Xiang Wu

    This game! we used to go straight to an internet shop in order to play there games after school during HS days. It brings me nostalgia seeing it here  More

  • by Christine Griffin

    Horror games are either very good or very bad. Most are bad. However, Left 4 Dead 2 gets it right. It's the best co-op horror game on Steam.

  • Samuel Howard

    by Samuel Howard

    There are a lot of great games on steam but there is always one that tops the rest. That game is Left 4 Dead 2. The first one was great but wow is thi More

4.7 Days to Die

Paid: $24.99

7 Days to Die is an open-world survival zombie horror first-person shooter video game developed and published by The Fun Pimps Entertainment LLC. This also features a cross-platform multiplayer game mode.

  • Michelle Meyer

    by Michelle Meyer

    What makes this game different from the many other survival horror games is that sense of urgency and dread as the title of the game already suggests. More

  • Louis Arnold

    by Louis Arnold

    Think Minecraft, but better graphics, more intense gameplay, more dangerous enemies, as well as realistic physics (no blocks floating in the air), and More

  • Patrick Nelson

    by Patrick Nelson

    Hands down to this game. Really. I remembered the early access mode had been so terrible in terms of control. I couldn't enjoy this back then. But now More

  • Evelyn Cox

    by Evelyn Cox

    This is very much like Dead Rising but more on with Left for Dead game play it is so much fun to play suspense in every turn and with friends it is si More

  • Stephen Newman

    by Stephen Newman

    This game is created by steam and a horror game, but it does not include that it is a learning tool as well.

  • Steven Morrison

    by Steven Morrison

    I played the early access copy of 7 Days to Die and it was decent. I liked the open world element of the game.

5.Dead Space 2

Paid: $19.99

Dead Space 2 is a shooter horror and thriller game developed by Visceral Games and published by Electronic Arts. It features tons of exciting experiences as well as a co-op mode wherein you and your friends can play this game.

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  • by Christopher Martinez

    When I was looking for a co-op horror game to play on Steam, I found Dead Space 2, and this game was incredibly entertaining. The game succeeds for me More

  • Liu Lee

    by Liu Lee

    This game is like Star Wars gone bad minus all the powers but all the horrors of space. Creatures we cannot defeat easily and eats us whats scarier th More

  • by Ethan Ruiz

    If you haven't played Dead Space 2, you are missing out. It is easily the gold standard of the horror genre. I've played it all the way through multip More

  • Benjamin Wong

    by Benjamin Wong

    I am one of the few who thinks Dead Space 2 is overrated. It has good gameplay and a decent storyline, but it just got boring for me very fast. Everyt More

6.Resident Evil Revelations 2

Paid: $5.99

Resident Evil Revelations 2 is a cooperative horror game that explains what happened to Claire Redfield after the events of RE Code Veronica. It also offers a co-op mode wherein you can play with your friends.

  • Liu Cao

    by Liu Cao

    I would think the bot would link to a steam curator of only horror games, or a steam category of horror games, but it instead just showed one game. I  More

  • Laura Webb

    by Laura Webb

    I've always wondered what happened to Claire after the Code Veronica. It just answered all my prayers and the best part about it is that I can play wi More

  • by Sarah Mills

    I love the Steam platform, but have been bored with my choices for co-op games in the horror genre. Resident Evil Revelations 2 solves this problem by More

  • Donald Burke

    by Donald Burke

    Many games have multiplayer, but not many have co-op. It is nice to see a horror game, that has multiplayer co-op, and not just death match.

7.System Shock 2

Paid: $9.99

System Shock 2 is a first-person action role-playing video game, the sequel to System Shock and one of the most famous video games ever. It was developed by Irrational Games and Looking Glass Studios and was published by Nightdive Studios.

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  • Steven Walters

    by Steven Walters

    This is one of the best co-op horror games out there. I may not be the best but it is really good.

  • Jose Larson

    by Jose Larson

    System Shock 2 is a old school first person rpg. It is a phenomenal game.

8.Killing Floor 2

Paid: $29.99

Killing Floor 2 is a first-person zombie shooter with a full-featured co-op campaign that takes advantage of super realistic attacks through multiple contact points on the models, giving a very realistic feel to the combat.

  • Huang Dong

    by Huang Dong

    This game is suspenseful, gory mayhem from start to finish with a heavy metal soundtrack to accompany all the zeds that you and your friends will face in one of the fun and best multiplayer horror games on steam.


Paid: $6.99

Shadowgrounds is a fast-paced top-down shooter game developed by Frozenbyte which is set on a space colony on Ganymede that is being attacked by aliens. This game is reminiscent of the Alien Breed series.

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  • Jordan Garrett

    by Jordan Garrett

    Thought this was exclusive on mobile and had to bear the crap controls on the touchscreen, i was so exited when i found out that this one is on steam  More

  • Larry Fuller

    by Larry Fuller

    very highly rated game for coop horror

  • Leonardo Ventura

    by Leonardo Ventura

    Shooting games have always been up my alley. I came upon this game and wanted to give it a try. It is a great game.

  • Amy Willis

    by Amy Willis

    They call it innovative, but it ain't really. It gets hyped on the description only.

  • Scott Day

    by Scott Day

    Shadow grounds is a old school shooter with an amazing weapon system. It's a great game if your looking for old school nostalgia

10.Dying Light: The Following

Paid: $29.99 Check price

Dying Light: The Following is an open world first-person action survival game developed by Techland. It's a game player must traverse a zombie-filled city, collecting supplies for crafting tons of weapons to slay the zombies.

  • Liu Lee

    by Liu Lee

    I like that when I play with my friend, the progress we made is synced to both of our accounts. We can progress and help each other out in the game's story as well as other activities.

11.Resident Evil 5

Paid: $19.99
Resident Evil 5, also known as Biohazard 5, is a video-game developed by Capcom which features a third-person shooter perspective. This game is available to play on PlayStation, Xbox, and MS PC.
  • Tom Jia

    by Tom Jia

    This game marks a welcome shift into cooperative gameplay for the series. It adds a nice new layer of gameplay and how to tackle the game when you hav More

  • Elizabeth Guerrero

    by Elizabeth Guerrero

    Not only introducing a new storyline, Resident Evil 5 also plays the role of embedding the story of previous releases to create a complete storyline,  More

  • Walter Thompson

    by Walter Thompson

    I love how re5 implements a co op feature, the old games are stressful enough navigating through creepy rooms and fighting a shitton of ugly monsters  More

  • Rubén Guillén

    by Rubén Guillén

    Resident Evil 5 is one of my favorite games in the series. Graphics that were ahead of its time and tense, nerve wracking game play make this of the b More

  • by Kimberly Schultz

    This game is amazing; the graphics and audio are perfect. This is definitely a fun coop game to play. This website has bundles with 75% off and the pr More

  • Sandra Ortega

    by Sandra Ortega

    In Resident Evil 5, players will no longer be alone. With the two main characters Chris and Sheva, the first time a player has a teammate shoulder to  More

12.Friday the 13th: The Game

Paid: $39.99
Friday the 13th: The Game is a thriller horror game for various consoles. Players have the opportunity to finally be Jason Voorhees and stalk camp counselors across Crystal Lake. It was developed by IllFonic and published by Gun Media.
  • Laura Hawkins

    by Laura Hawkins

    Friday the 13th: The Game is a co-op horror game on Steam. Is it one of the best? I'd definitely say no. This is one of the glitchiest games I've play More

  • Ismael Galicia

    by Ismael Galicia

    Still beta-ish state, you can bet that there are glitches that some players would gladly take advantage of, but once they tweak out those little bugs, More

  • Walter Hart

    by Walter Hart

    The best co-op game I've come across lately is Friday the 13th: The Game. It is very fun. You can choose to be Jason or one of the campers. I love thi More

  • Dorothy Flores

    by Dorothy Flores

    I love anything to do with Friday the 13th (I saw the original when it came out) and this game is awesome! My PC had no problems playing this (no lag) More

13.Don't Starve Together

Paid: $14.99
Don't Starve Together is a multiplayer game that was designed for various gaming console platforms. It features co-op mode wherein you can play with your friends in this world where you cannot go hungry.
  • Charles Ryan

    by Charles Ryan

    Don't Starve Together stays true to its title from the very beginning of the game. You literally get throw into the deep end with only one goal; don't More

  • Yang Lee

    by Yang Lee

    tho it may seem cartoony, it gets dark rlly fast, and when it gets dark, it gets scarier and the enemies become even more grotesque, but its less scar More

  • Anna Fowler

    by Anna Fowler

    This offers a new concept in gaming as I've seen in most games this has a simple goal. Yet getting that goal isn't really so easy as it takes a lot, l More

  • Norma Vargas

    by Norma Vargas

    When I am looking for a horror game to play with other, this is really not the kind of horror I am looking for. I don't think starving to death, while More

  • Rose Campbell

    by Rose Campbell

    Don’t Starve Together is an expansion pack for Don't Starve (a game that I love). I love it even more know because it's multiplayer. My boyfriend an More

  • Amy Hanson

    by Amy Hanson

    This game looks fun and interesting with overwhelmingly positive reviews. I like the look of the animation and it looks like something my friends and  More

14.Hunt: Showdown

Paid: $29.99

Hunt: Showdown is a multiplayer first-person shooter game developed and published by Crytek (the makers of Crysis). Hunt: Showdown can be played on Microsoft Windows operated computers.

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  • Gustavo Borges null

    by Gustavo Borges null

    Hunt: Showdown is a competitive first-person PvP bounty hunting game with heavy PvE elements, from the makers of Crysis. Set in the darkest corners of the world, it packs the thrill of survival games into a match-based format.

15.State of Decay: YOSE

Paid: $29.99
State of Decay: YOSE is the ultimate third-person action zombie horror survival-fantasy game. Explore an open world full of dangers and opportunities, and do whatever it takes to live another day.
  • Nathan Bishop

    by Nathan Bishop

    The co-op works in this game is quite interesting in that you can drop into their gameplay at any time and be part of their story and help them progress and perform activities in the game and in return, you get influence point which you can use for u More

16.Rise of Nations

Paid: $19.99
Rise of Nations is a strategy video game developed by Big Huge Games and SkyBox Labs. It features single-player and multi-player game modes. This video game has taken concepts from other turn-based strategy games. 
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  • Ivy Dong

    by Ivy Dong

    I was looking for a good co-op horror game. I checked out Steam and found Rise of Nations: Extended Edition. I thought I would love it, and so did my  More

  • Jay Hunter

    by Jay Hunter

    How the hell did this game even get onto the list of "Coop HORROR" in the first place, and how did the first person commenting even right their review More

  • Grace Thompson

    by Grace Thompson

    I've been playing the extended edition for a while now. I like that it is like the classic original but with more features. It a odd one has More

  • Pari Jain

    by Pari Jain

    It is great as the rise of nations is a game that I remember, but would not play anymore otherwise because of the outdated graphics.

  • Hannah Lynch

    by Hannah Lynch

    This is not really a horror game but it is still a great game to play. You build cities and fight to take over the rest of the world. You get to trave More


Co-operative gameplay is a form of gaming where two or more people team up to complete a game's objectives. Shortened to co-op gameplay, it is different from multiplayer since it involves contending against other players.


Co-operative gameplay in video games started as early as 1978 when then-leading game developer Atari Inc. released Fire Truck. Fire Truck is a coin-operated arcade game which required two players to complete the game. The earliest console games that offered co-op modes were Beat 'Em Up games like Streets of Rage and River City Ransom. The co-op mode became famous in the 1980s with titles like Contra, Metal Slug, and Gunstar Heroes. These games became bestsellers along with Quartet and Gauntlet, which catered to at least 4 players. PCEngine then released Dungeon Explorer which allowed up to five players. Sports games that offer co-op modes also became famous. Among those are Madden NFL and NHL Hockey, both released by Electronic Arts. Today, many of the best selling co-op horror games on Steam are free. Although the popular ones still require payment like Left 4 Dead 2, Resident Evil 5, and DayZ. Popularized by the rise of zombie movies like World War Z and I Am Legend, as well as television series of the same genre as The Walking Dead.