You can always spend money like a chump on expensive horror titles like Resident Evil, The Evil Within, Five Nights At Freddy’s and Super Mario 64, or you can read on and check out the Best Horror Games PC Free!
Doki Doki Literature Club
The best horror games pc free comes at you slowly. The best horror twists your expectations. Doki Doki Literature Club, like Spooky’s Jump Scare Mansion, for a long while seems cute before things take a dark turn. For the longest time the game appears to be a Visual Novel Dating Sim, full of sweet anime girls with odd habits. But it’s all a ruse. You get to know the characters, start to like them, maybe even one catches your eye?
True horror involves people you know. True horror feels like it could happen in real life. True horror makes you feel trapped. Doki Doki Literature Club manages to hit these too. Soon the game itself starts to turn against you, as you start peeking behind the curtain and find the characters aren’t as sweet as they seem and watch helplessly as the game actively starts re-writing itself. This sweet anime Visual Novel will stick with you long after you stop playing… if you ever did. Poor Sayori…
Wait, what? Are we talking the P.T.? The so-called “Playable Teaser” of Hideo Kojima’s canceled Silent Hills game, and the last thing he worked on before Death Stranding? Yes, there is a perfect port of the P.T. demo on PC for anyone to play – and find out why players call it the scariest game ever made and now one of the best free scary games ever made. Two hallways, a bathroom, one murderous freaky ghost, and a deeply unsettling atmosphere. It spawned a thousand imitators, but the terrifying original can’t be beat. And it’s on PC now!
This one’s a weird one. A found-footage horror game that perfectly recreates grainy footage from ’90s VHS recorders, to the point where I wasn’t sure if it was live-action or not. September 1999 runs for exactly 5 minutes and 30 seconds, and in that time you’ll be chilled to the bone at the implications of the things you see. You’ll wish it went on for longer – but at the same time, you’ll be glad you got out when you did. If you got out at all…
Cry Of Fear
Ok, let talk about one of the best horror multiplayer games, or free multiplayer horror games that is the perfect fit for a friend unite night.
Best described as a first-person Silent Hill, Cry of Fear is the most “proper” scary game in this list. By that I mean it’s a decent size, it has exploration and combat, it has save points and progression, and it’s bloody terrifying. The monster design is both excellent and sickening (one of the creatures cuts their own throat rather than let you kill them), the constant pervasive darkness unnerving, and the certainty that literally nowhere is safe combines into a superb horror title. Get it then play the first five minutes and try not to jump out of your seat. I did.
Bendy And The Ink Machine
It’s Cuphead meets Layers of Fear. In the abandoned old cartoon animation studio behind popular character Bendy, something strange has been unleashed. There’s ink dripping from the ceiling, strange messages on the walls, the cardboard cutouts seem to be… moving? And oh god, what happened to Bendy’s friend Boris?
Bendy and the Ink Machine is a very stylish horror, with excellent scares and a unique hook – who would’ve thought a cute cartoon character would be terrifying? The downside is that only Chapter 1 is free, and the other chapters have to be paid for. They’re quite cheap at least, but it might be worth waiting until the game is complete before you dive in.
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Sometimes it’s reality that offers the deepest chills. Serena is a first-person Myst-style point-n-click adventure set in a small cabin where the male protagonist tries to figure out what’s wrong with his memory and what happened to his wife, Serena. The results will undoubtedly shock you, especially if you’re in a long-term relationship. It’s not sheer terror for the most part, but unnerving? Definitely. Merely a creaking floorboard had me on edge. It’s a simple game with a lot of clicking, but well worth playing.