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6 Indie Horror Games You Need To Play!


Ivan Zanotti’s NothingElse is one of the trippier indie horror games I’ve played. It’s short, but the events you’ll witness over the course of its 20-30 minute long story will stick with you long after you played it. As you can hear at the end of the video, the story leaves room for a bit of interpretation. We don’t get enough ambiguity in horror games these days. With the exception of Downpour, even the Silent Hill series has mostly strayed from that kind of storytelling. It’s a shame, because I adore that sort of thing.

Get it here. (free)


Remember this? Matt Cohen’s Paranormal is the indie horror game I declared the scariest I’ve played so far this year. While Kraven Manor certainly gives it a run for its money, it’s still a deeply terrifying game. What makes it so scary is the procedural scares. This means every time you play it you’ll encounter new “haunts,” which can range from voices to creepy smokey ghost ladies who will definitely kill you.

Get it here. ($10)

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  • SlothyPunk

    The Among the Sleep demo was incredible! I promised myself I’d play it properly, so I waited until late at night (I live alone), turned off all the lights, plugged in the headphones and proceeded to scare the hell out of myself. I only just made it out of “my mothers” bedroom and back in to the lounge room before promptly sh*tting my pants and turning all the lights back on to check Facebook instead haha.

    • Adam Dodd

      With the exception of the Facebook bit (haha), that’s the way ALL horror games should be played!

  • xterminal

    Dude. I know it’s been around forever, but PENUMBRA!

    • Adam Dodd

      I LOVE Penumbra, the first is still my favorite.

  • morehorror4me

    love the idea for “Among the Sleep”, the demo was awesome, sign me up for release day.

  • ThunderDragoon

    Can’t wait to play all of these. Hopefully I can get a new computer soon to play them.

  • Mallows

    There’s something I really love about Indie Horror Games; they have something special, something “more”, a really different atmosphere… I can’t wait to try them, as I’m sure I’d enjoy it!

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