11 horror games you probably don’t know

11 horror games you probably don't know

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For some moviegoers, horror movie nights are almost essential. And for gamers, what could be better than a night of horror games? No need to introduce the star games of the genre, from Silent Hill to Outlast, but have you searched the PC and console catalogues? The JV editorial team has put together a list of horror games that you probably don’t know about and that will make you shiver (with pleasure).


  • In the darkness of the night
  • blood wash
  • bendy and the ink machine
  • Fears of understanding alone at home
  • Happy’s Humble Burger Farm
  • Iron lung
  • lost live
  • worldly
  • Pacify
  • Twilight: Overture
  • the back room 1998

In the darkness of the night

We started strong by presenting In the darkness of the night Developed by Baggy Cat Limited! Similar to a horror movie, you embark on a ghost hunt in the heart of a hotel located in the middle of nowhere. Unfortunately, your friends have disappeared. Taking up the idea of ​​the horror film The Shining, you face an individual armed, not with an axe, but with a baseball bat. The desired realistic graphics immerse you in a unique experience, fast to give you goosebumps. Impossible not to jump in front of the screams and the heavy environment that the game offers.

blood wash

With its graphics inspired by those of the first PlayStation of the same name, blood wash, as its name suggests, takes place in a laundry, and not in a house as is often the case in works of the genre. You meet at night with the character of Sara, who has to wash her clothes because her boyfriend forgot to do it. This summary has something that makes you smile so much that it is absurd, and yet the night will not be easy. In fact, Sara must face Womb Ripper, the great villain of the game, and survive the night.

11 horror games you probably don't know

bendy and the ink machine

bendy and the ink machine is a first person horror themed puzzle game. The game is mainly based on the discovery of a dark story told through different scenarios. This survival-horror makes us live varied experiences through five chapters, from a dark cartoonish universe, inspired by the 30s. Referring to the famous Cuphead released in 2017, Bendy and the Ink Machine, developed by Joey Drew Studios and Game Jolt , will delight the intrepid of the horror genre.

Fears of understanding alone at home

Fears of understanding alone at home It is a game that has not been talked about much. The story takes place in a dilapidated motel in Norwood Valley. We follow the adventure of Holly Gardner, a 19-year-old girl on a path that will lead her to this famous motel after some unusual events. The proposal of the developer Rayll is defined as an episodic psychological game. During each episode, those who survived tell a short story.

11 horror games you probably don't know

Happy’s Humble Burger Farm

Well done, you work at Happy’s Humble Burger Farm ! Beautiful words that will remind you how lucky you are to have the job of your dreams. However, this dream quickly turns into a nightmare on his first night on the job. Between burgers to cook and fries to fry, the title alternates between running a restaurant and survival horror. Here, a single mistake can be fatal for you. TinyBuild Games’ horror game plunges you into a ghoulish atmosphere where our farm friends fight back.

11 horror games you probably don't know

Iron lung

A scary wish, but not too long? We offer you an ideal short horror game to make you tremble for a few hours. Starting from a rather unusual scenario, Iron lung takes place in an unusual environment for this style of game: the ocean. You play here as a man who must survive the aliens that surround him in his own submarine that turns out to be submerged in the middle of an ocean…of blood. Developed by David Szymanski, the game offers an ambiguous and oppressive atmosphere.

11 horror games you probably don't know

lost live

Another game aimed at claustrophobic gamers, but in lost live, you have to go underground. Fans of horror games will benefit here from this style of Silent Hill with smart modern game mechanics and an exciting story. The title developed by KIRA takes you to the sewers after a storm that pushes your guide dog to descend there. During your underground adventure, you will meet other people struck by abnormal and psychological fear, and who live in these places. Something to gross you out with urbex for a while.

11 horror games you probably don't know


A horror story is never as chilling as when it’s based on a true story. In the case that interests us now, the town where worldly currently exists and is located in the canton of Grisons in the heart of the Survelva region in Switzerland. Based on regional folklore, the horror adventure game immerses us in the unexpected story of Curdin, a man who seeks to solve the mysterious death of his grandfather by traveling to this city of dark secrets.


An abandoned house and a little girl, the perfect combination for a good horror game. Within Pacify, you enter a more than doubtful residence that houses a terrible demon. A totally lucid person would be careful not to go into it, but unfortunately for you, this is not your case! This game heavily inspired by the great works of horror movies forces you to explore rooms more gloomy and oppressive than the others, and where the slightest noise can cost you your life. A little girl dressed in a white dress with a cross in her mouth is spying on you in the shadows.

11 horror games you probably don't know

Twilight: Overture

Twilight: Overture is the introduction to a saga well known by fans of horror games and whose episodes Penumbra: Black Plague and Penumbra: Requiem marked them much more. This is a survival horror released for PC where you play as Philippe Buchanon who goes to Greenland. Once there, a blizzard forces him to take refuge in a bunker where he is clearly not welcome. Improvable on several points, particularly gameplay and graphics, Penumbra: Overture remains a game to be discovered before moving on to the nugget that is Penumbra: Black Plague (2008).

the back room 1998

To end this selection on a high note, find the back room 1998, a first-person psychological horror game. Originally, these fun rooms come from the Internet urban legends, the Creepypasta. The back rooms are places far from all reality where endless pieces follow each other. In this game, you play as a young teenager who accidentally falls into the depths of Backrooms in the year 1998. He explores the different rooms without getting lost, but also without getting caught.

11 horror games you probably don't know

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