A long time ago, I wrote these articles about most of the best Android games categories, but the horror genre wasn’t that pumped up. There were a few good ones, but they weren’t that up to the mark.
However, the arrival of VR and some new kind of gaming spree has led to huge improvement in that niche.
So, here I am with all the best horror games for Android that might want to make you play under the hood!
List of Best Horror Games for Android
Below is the list of some of the best out there. Give them a try & let us know your experience.
1. Eyes – The Game
One of the best trending games, Eyes- The Horror Game is one best Android Horror Games due to the impressive graphics that it holds. It is easy to play and provide different missions to complete.
In this game, you have to found a valuable thing which is asked to find. Survive in the building and find the things and escape from the haunting ghost. The game provides a feeling of real horrifying environment and with different horror sounds.
It would be best enjoyed in a dark room and your headphones on. Eyes: The Horror game has more than 10 million downloads on Play Store and also features a paid version.
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2. Another World
Another World is an upgrade to the epic entertainment from the early 1990’s. You’ll play the role of a scientist who accidentally ends up in another world. Now, you’re being chased by the wolf monster, and you have to solve puzzles and try to find a way home.
The game isn’t anywhere near to the horror on its own, but the atmosphere and tension make it hell lot of scary. This game will trap you till you solve the puzzles quickly and correctly. You can get it for $3.99 with no in-app purchases.
3. Five Night at Freddy’s
If you haven’t discovered The Five Nights at Freddy’s games yet, then you must be using some other kind of smartphones. I mean, you can consider it one of the highly popular horror game available out there. They rely on the classic jump scare, and your sole job is to sit around and keep an eye out for all the living robots. They are, of course, going to try to kill you.
You win the game only if you can survive and there is a whole lot of fresh content, a healthy amount of lore and an excellent story. There are five games in total to play through. The mechanics vary between the games. The series has more than five titles, free and paid as well.
4. Dead Effect 2
Dead Effect 2 is another horror game with some sci-fi shooting. You play as one of three characters in the game, and your goal is to level up, find better weapons, and defeat the bad guys. The game features tonnes of alien bad guys, ambiance full of dark corridors, and a 20-hour campaign mode to play through. The graphics get pretty good from its predecessor.
However, the game looks fantastic if you’re using an NVidia Shield device. The game is not typically what you’d think of when it comes to horror games, but it gives you that creepy feeling when fear speaks out from your smartphone. It is free on the Play Store.
Distraint is one latest horror games and made it to our top 10’s with its hand-drawn graphics and a simple premise. The controls are very minimal, and you should be able to learn them in a jiffy. The game isn’t based on the classic horror elements like jump scares. Instead, it tries to creep you out with the storyline.
In fact, Distraint bills itself as a psychological horror game and is kept a bit short to the, and you can finish the game in a few hours or so. You can try the free version, but the paid one for $1.49 is also available.
Limbo is one of the best horror games, and you can easily depict it by the logo itself. You’re playing as a boy who’s been searching for her lost sister. The game has monochrome, minimalist kind of graphics. You’ll solve puzzles to proceed in the game, and it gets creepy as you progress.
There are plenty of traps and bad guys to avoid. Limbo also features auto-save, achievement stats, and more. About the only downside is that some believe the game is a little short. The game should only take you a few hours in order to complete the game. Still, it’s superb. It costs around $4.99 on the Google Play Store.
7. Amnesia: The Abandoned School
A creepy little monotonous survival horror game, Amnesia: The Abandoned School, can get scarier if played with some headphones on. The music and the excellent photorealistic visuals can really get some chills down your spine.
You’ll play the role of a schoolboy who wishes to solve the mystery behind the suspicious deaths of his girlfriend and brother. The point-and-click walkthrough mechanics allow you to explore classrooms, interact with objects, solve puzzles, and unearth a shocking truth about all the memories associated with the abandoned school.
The best feature is that the game takes up your Android device’s magnetic sensor. So, you can tilt or shake your phone to remove obstacles. It gets scarier if you keep on wandering around the school corridors.
8. Forest 2
Forest 2 another fantastic android horror game in which you have to defeat the white ghost with some creepy long black hairs. You need to find the way to banish the ghost and also remain quiet and hidden to escape from the ghost.
Every Small movement attracts the spirit towards you. The game provides the impressive graphics with forest scenes and horror sound. With an approx. of 5 million downloads, the game is a promising experience.
9. The Walking Dead Series
The Walking Dead is a collection series of horror games developed by Telltale Games. The game is based on the popular comic book horror series and TV show with the same name. In each game title, you’ll play through five episodes resembling the storyline and try to survive the zombie apocalypse, crazy people, and other obstacles.
There is a total of four games in The Walking Dead franchise. All the titles are full of adventure, puzzle, hidden objects, and much more. They can get delightfully scary at times, but mostly they’re entertaining. Each title will give you the first chapter of the game initially upon downloading. You’ll need to purchase the four remaining sections in each game with in-app purchases.
And the last one, but rapidly moving up in the charts is Octave, newer kind of horror game and you play the role of a guy who is in the wrong place and definitely at the wrong time. You’re dragged into a different alternate reality where things everything is weird and creepy.
Outside of its horror elements, Octave is also a puzzle game with some hidden object elements. Apparently, you also run a lot. The storyline is enjoyable and creepy. You can get the game for $1.99, and it has no in-app purchases.