Had enough of the cute anime vids? Guess you’re looking for creepy treats! Get spooked this holiday season with the best horror games on Switch. Read on for the details….
While most people think of Nintendo Switch as family-friendly, many will be surprised to discover that the platform also packs some very creepy games. Yes, you heard that right… terrifying and spooky video games. If you’re a fan of horror games with ghosts, zombies, or demons, then look no further. Below are some of the best horror games on Switch….
1. Little Nightmares II
The Little Nightmares II is an eerie and charming suspense horror game. In this adventure story, you’ll encounter endless ominous enemies and threats from unwelcoming residents. The game has very creepy soundtracks that will put you in endless suspense the whole time. Deciphering in fear is the charm of this horror game. If you’re looking for a horrifying game on Switch, Little Nightmares II is a perfect one to get you started.
- Release Date: November 2, 2021
- Recommendation Index: 8/10
- Horror Index: 6.0/10
2. Blair Witch
A psychological story-driven horror game adapted from the cinematic lore of Blair Witch. It’s based on the philosophy that evil hides in the woods. The year is 1996, and a young boy has just disappeared in the Black hill Forest in Maryland. Being a former police officer, you join the search efforts by playing Ellis.
It’s not long before the search and investigation for the boy’s disappearance become a nightmare because you have to confront your fears and a mysterious witch that haunts the woods.
- Release Date: June 25, 2020
- Recommendation Index: 8.0/10
- Horror Index: 7.0/10
3. Friday the 13th
Another heart-wrenching horror game on Switch. It’s adapted from a classic movie with the same name. Gamers have a chance to play as Jason Voorhees, a famous horror killer, or one of the remaining 7 survivors of Jason’s onslaught. Strike fear in the hearts of your victims, like a real horror legend.
The game features different environments giving you several unfamiliar surroundings while seeking out your next victim. Be it killing or simply escaping, the gameplay for Friday the 13th is vibrant. And whenever Jason appears on screen, do not think of anything else. Just run!
- Release Date: August 13, 2019
- Recommendation Index: 8.5/10
- Horror Index: 8/10
If you’re a fan of dark, narrative-style horror games, you need to check out Inside. The game combines very difficult puzzles with intense action. It is a spiritual sequel of “Hell’s Frontier” with all the game plots expressed on screen in a dark and depressing style. Players take part in fearsome battles for survival.
The style is somewhat moody, unsettling, and the soundtracks eerie. Inside has also bagged close to, if not a hundred awards, including the best indie game of the TGA 2016.
If you’re a big fan of horror games, now you know what you’ve been missing.
- Release Date: June 28, 2018
- Recommendation Index: 7.5/10
- Horror Index: 8.0/10
5. Layers of Fear: Legacy
Layers of Fear: Legacy is a spiritual sequel to “Silent Hill.” The scary walking simulator is a psychological horror game detailing the story of a madness-engulfed painter determined to create his Magnum Opus. Get a chance to peek into the artist’s dark past by filtering through carefully crafted personal items. The game is set in an ever-changing environment inside a house full of supernatural events. You’ll be frightened every step of the way while you try to unravel the truth behind the distortion.
- Release Date: February 21, 2018
- Recommendation Index: 8.3/10
- Horror Index: 8.5/10
6. Resident Evil 4
If you’re a fan of zombies, ghosts, and horror-themed games, then you’re certainly going to love Resident Evil 4. The game is set in Raccoon City. The story focuses on the event following the dissolution of Umbrella Corporation in the wake of an unprecedented biological disaster. A disaster survivor called Leon Kennedy is now a U.S special agent.
He is tasked with investigating the disappearance of the daughter of the president of the United States. He is determined to bring the perpetrators to book.
To get to the bottom of the case, he has followed eyewitness reports to a cold village in the heart of Europe. While there, Leon comes face to face with pure evil.
- Release Date: May 21, 2019
- Recommendation Index: 8.6/10
- Horror Index: 7.7/10
7. Amnesia: Collection
Want to know what it means to be “chilled to the core”? Try Amnesia. The horror game is a collection of three titles, sequels to the acclaimed “Let’s Play Revolution.” The three titles in the Amnesia collection include Justine, Machine for Pigs, and The Dark Descent. In each of these three living nightmares, the horror is absolute. Enjoy unbeatable adventure gameplay set in terrifying surroundings. And the visual effects and carefully selected soundtracks all add to the horror of this title.
- Release Date: September 12, 2019
- Recommendation Index: 8.2/10
- Horror Index: 7.9/10
8. Outlast 2
Outlast 2 is an action-packed adventure horror game set in a different universe separate from our wicked world. Sullivan Knoth and his followers have established Temple Gate town deep in the wilderness. In their newfound home, hidden from civilization, Knoth and his followers are preparing for the tribulations of the end of time.
You (Blake) and your wife (Lynn) are journalists following the murder story of a pregnant woman named Jane Doe. Eyewitness reports and clues have led you to deep darkness inside the Arizona desert. And that’s not all. The case is also embedded deep inside a corruption network, making it hard and risky to uncover. You encounter serious resistance and attacks from Knoth and his flock. To save your life and that of your wife, you need to come up with an escape strategy.
- Release Date: March 27, 2018.
- Recommendation Index: 8.5/10
- Horror Index: 8.0/10
9. Dead by Daylight
Dead by Daylight is a multiplayer action-horror game featuring an unstoppable killer and survivors. You can play as an unstoppable killer or one of his survivors. In the gameplay, there’s only one killer and 4 survivors. You’ll choose from a list of 9 heartless killers and 9 survivors determined to evade a gruesome death.
As a killer, you have the option to play as a blood-thirsty paranormal entity or an unstoppable killer. To succeed as a killer, you’ll need to master the unique powers of each of the 9 killer characters. You will also need to know all the corners of your killing grounds.
As a survivor, you’ll need to cooperate with others to elude the killer. Working as a team boosts your chances of survival. The converse is also true for going it alone against an unrelenting murderer.
The game is both immersive and terrifying, thanks to the music and chilling environment. If you want to scare yourself to the bone, Dead by Daylight is a must-play.
- Release Date: September 24, 2019.
- Recommendation Index: 8.9/10
- Horror Index: 9.0/10
10. Yomawari: The Long Night Collection
Yomawari: The Long Night Collection is a puzzle and adventure horror game that combines action, scary visuals, and sound effects to awaken deep fear inside of you. In the game, you’ll be tasked with investigating the mysteries troubling a rural Japanese town. You’ll have to evade the dangers lurking in the shadows to make it back home alive.
- Release Date: October 30, 2018
- Recommendation Index: 8.7/10
- Horror Index: 8.5/10
That brings us to the end of our review of some of the best horror games on Switch. Try any of these titles and enjoy a blood-curdling horror experience.