Best Jump Scare Games on Steam

Steam currently has 77 Jump Scare games available to download and play. Explore our list of the best picks ranked by Player Score. Our Player Score rankings are calculated directly from reviews left on the Steam store and will be updated in real-time as more players leave their feedback. Jump Scare game rankings were last updated on 5/19/2024.

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1. Spooky's Jump Scare Mansion: HD Renovation

Can you survive 1000 rooms of cute terror? Or will you break once the cuteness starts to fade off and you're running for your life from the unspeakable hideous beings that shake and writhe in bowels of this house? They wait for you, they wait and hunger for meeting you.

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Spooky's Jump Scare Mansion: HD Renovation holds the #1 spot for "best Jump Scare game on Steam" with a Player Score of 92. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 2,756 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 2,646 positive reviews and 110 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 3/1/2017
Developer Albino Moose Games
Publisher Albino Moose Games
Steam App Id 577690

2. Five Nights at Freddy's 2

Welcome back to the new and improved Freddy Fazbear's Pizza! As always, Fazbear Entertainment is not responsible for death or dismemberment.

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Five Nights at Freddy's 2 has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Jump Scare games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 21,086 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 19,794 positive reviews and 1,292 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $7.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $7.99
Release Date 11/11/2014
Developer Scott Cawthon
Publisher Scott Cawthon
Steam App Id 332800

3. Five Nights at Freddy's

Welcome to your new summer job at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, where kids and parents alike come for entertainment and food! The main attraction is Freddy Fazbear, of course; and his two friends. They are animatronic robots, programmed to please the crowds!

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Five Nights at Freddy's has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Jump Scare games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 47,805 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 44,579 positive reviews and 3,226 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $4.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 8/19/2014
Developer Scott Cawthon
Publisher Scott Cawthon
Steam App Id 319510

4. F.E.A.R.

Experience the original F.E.A.R. along with F.E.A.R. Extraction Point and F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate.

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F.E.A.R. has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Jump Scare games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 14,678 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 13,762 positive reviews and 916 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $0.00 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play F.E.A.R. on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

5. Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted 2

Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted 2 is the sequel to the terrifying VR experience that brought new life to the iconic horror franchise. As a brand new Fazbear employee you’ll have to prove you have what it takes to excel in all aspects of Pizzeria management and maintenance.

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Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted 2 has achieved a Player Score of 90, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Jump Scare games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 3,294 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 3,104 positive reviews and 190 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $39.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted 2 on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $39.99
Release Date 12/14/2023
Developer Steel Wool Studios
Publisher ScottGames
Steam App Id 2287520

6. Five Nights at Freddy's 4

In this last chapter of the Five Nights at Freddy's original story, you must once again defend yourself against Freddy Fazbear, Chica, Bonnie, Foxy, and even worse things that lurk in the shadows.

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Five Nights at Freddy's 4 has achieved a Player Score of 90, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Jump Scare games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 13,636 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 12,640 positive reviews and 996 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $7.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $7.99
Release Date 7/23/2015
Developer Scott Cawthon
Publisher Scott Cawthon
Steam App Id 388090

7. IMSCARED

"I need a Heart in order to open it"

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IMSCARED has achieved a Player Score of 90, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Jump Scare games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 2,586 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 2,427 positive reviews and 159 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $3.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Steam Price $3.99
Release Date 2/3/2016
Developer Ivan Zanotti's MyMadnessWorks
Publisher Ivan Zanotti's MyMadnessWorks
Steam App Id 429720

8. Five Nights at Freddy's 3

Thirty years after Freddy Fazbear's Pizza closed it's doors, the events that took place there have become nothing more than a rumor and a childhood memory, but the owners of "Fazbear's Fright: The Horror Attraction" are determined to revive the legend and make the experience as authentic as possible for patrons, going to great l

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Five Nights at Freddy's 3 has achieved a Player Score of 87, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Jump Scare games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 9,330 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 8,392 positive reviews and 938 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $7.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $7.99
Release Date 3/3/2015
Developer Scott Cawthon
Publisher Scott Cawthon
Steam App Id 354140

9. Scanner Sombre

Inspired by Gone Home and Dear Esther, Scanner Sombre is a cave exploration experience. With stunning visuals and a terrifying theme, it is the 6th major video game released by Introversion Software - creators of the BAFTA award winning Prison Architect as well as Uplink, Darwinia and DEFCON.

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Scanner Sombre has achieved a Player Score of 86, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Jump Scare games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 3,648 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 3,255 positive reviews and 393 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $5.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Scanner Sombre on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $5.99
Release Date 4/26/2017
Developer Introversion Software
Publisher Introversion Software
Steam App Id 475190

10. Slender: The Arrival

Slender Man returns more terrifying than ever. You're on your own. No one to help you. No one to hear you scream. Relive the horror all over again with cutting edge visuals for the 10th Anniversary Update and experience survival horror at its finest.

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Slender: The Arrival has achieved a Player Score of 86, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Jump Scare games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 8,751 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 7,715 positive reviews and 1,036 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Slender: The Arrival on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 10/28/2013
Developer Blue Isle Studios
Publisher Blue Isle Publishing
Steam App Id 252330

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