Best Psychological Horror Games on Steam

Steam currently has 5,478 Psychological Horror 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. Psychological Horror game rankings were last updated on 5/18/2024.

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1. People Playground

Shoot, stab, burn, poison, tear, vaporise, or crush ragdolls in a large open space.

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People Playground holds the #1 spot for "best Psychological Horror game on Steam" with a Player Score of 97. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 243,890 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 240,611 positive reviews and 3,279 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play People Playground on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 7/23/2019
Developer mestiez
Publisher Studio Minus
Steam App Id 1118200

2. Half-Life: Alyx

Half-Life: Alyx is Valve’s VR return to the Half-Life series. It’s the story of an impossible fight against a vicious alien race known as the Combine, set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2. Playing as Alyx Vance, you are humanity’s only chance for survival.

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Half-Life: Alyx has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Psychological Horror games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 88,627 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 87,170 positive reviews and 1,457 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $59.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Half-Life: Alyx on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $59.99
Release Date 3/23/2020
Franchise Half-Life
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 546560

3. Pizza Tower

Pizza Tower is a fast paced 2D platformer inspired by the Wario Land series, with an emphasis on movement, exploration and score attack. Featuring highly stylized pixel art inspired by the cartoons from the '90s, and a highly energetic soundtrack.

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Pizza Tower has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Psychological Horror games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 57,936 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 57,072 positive reviews and 864 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 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 $19.99
Release Date 1/26/2023
Developer Tour De Pizza
Publisher Tour De Pizza
Steam App Id 2231450

4. Aseprite

Aseprite is a pixel-art tool to create 2D animations, sprites, and any kind of graphics for games.

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Aseprite has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Psychological Horror games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 17,463 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 17,309 positive reviews and 154 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Aseprite on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 2/22/2016
Developer David Capello
Publisher Igara Studio
Steam App Id 431730

5. Lethal Company

A co-op horror about scavenging at abandoned moons to sell scrap to the Company.

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Lethal Company has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Psychological Horror games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 394,907 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 384,973 positive reviews and 9,934 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Lethal Company on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 10/23/2023
Developer Zeekerss
Publisher Zeekerss
Steam App Id 1966720

6. Cats Hidden in Jingle Jam

Find and discover 100 cute cats hidden around a festive holiday village in this FREE hand-drawn hidden object game. Can you find them all?

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Cats Hidden in Jingle Jam has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Psychological Horror games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 8,820 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 8,784 positive reviews and 36 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free 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.

Release Date 12/1/2023
Franchise Travellin Cats
Developer Travellin Cats
Publisher Travellin Cats
Steam App Id 2608050

7. OneShot

OneShot is a surreal top down Puzzle/Adventure game with unique gameplay capabilities. You are to guide a child through a mysterious world on a mission to restore its long-dead sun. The world knows you exist.

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OneShot has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Psychological Horror games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 44,345 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 43,586 positive reviews and 759 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run OneShot on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 12/9/2016
Developer Future Cat LLC
Publisher KOMODO
Steam App Id 420530

8. Cats Hidden in Paris

Find 100 cats hiding in Paris, France in this cute hand-drawn hidden object game

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Cats Hidden in Paris has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Psychological Horror games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 15,401 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 15,255 positive reviews and 146 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free 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.

Release Date 7/17/2023
Franchise Travellin Cats
Developer Travellin Cats
Publisher Travellin Cats
Steam App Id 2313250

9. VPet-Simulator

Feeling like the computer desktop is too dull? Need something cute to heal oneself? Come and try this new completely free and open source V-Pet simulator. A cute and adorable pet that supports various feeding interactions to accompany you in game learning is definitely your best choice!

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VPet-Simulator has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Psychological Horror games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 39,084 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 38,440 positive reviews and 644 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run VPet-Simulator on the Steam Deck.

Release Date 8/14/2023
Developer LB Game
Publisher LB Game
Steam App Id 1920960

10. Resident Evil 4

Survival is just the beginning. Six years have passed since the biological disaster in Raccoon City. Leon S. Kennedy, one of the survivors, tracks the president's kidnapped daughter to a secluded European village, where there is something terribly wrong with the locals.

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Resident Evil 4 has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Psychological Horror games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 136,602 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 133,251 positive reviews and 3,351 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $39.99 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 $39.99
Release Date 3/24/2023
Franchise Capcom
Developer CAPCOM Co., Ltd.
Publisher CAPCOM Co., Ltd.
Steam App Id 2050650

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96
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 16). Half-Life: Alyx on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 7). Pizza Tower on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 5). Aseprite on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). Lethal Company on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 7). Cats Hidden in Jingle Jam on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). OneShot on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 15). Cats Hidden in Paris on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). VPet-Simulator on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). Resident Evil 4 on Steam. Steam Store.

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