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The Ten Best Horror Video Games Ever Made

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Players control Simon, a man who survived a car accident in 2015 and agreed to an experimental brain scan for scientific research. Simon awakens in an underwater research facility in 2104, realizing to his horror that his mind inhabits a robotic body.

SOMA

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Developers Frictional Games crafted a masterpiece, tasking players with guiding the protagonist, Daniel, through a monster-infested castle. Daniel is completely defenseless, making enemy encounters deadly at any point in the game.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

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An astronaut named Selene crash-lands on an abandoned planet. She finds her bearings and notices human corpses littered around. Whenever Selene dies on Atropos, she returns to life at her ship’s crash site. She’s haunted by memories of her life on Earth and trapped in a loop that only she can break.

Returnal

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Bioshock is a first-person shooter that boasts elements of horror and action in equal measure. Players creep through the creaky hallways of an underwater city named Rapture. Society collapsed beneath the waves years before the protagonist, Jack, discovered the lawless installation.

Bioshock

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Players ostensibly control Joel, a guilt-ridden survivor of a zombie-like apocalypse. Joel is a reluctant hero tasked with escorting a teenage girl named Ellie across the ruins of America. It focuses on the evil that dwells in the hearts of wicked survivors.

The Last of Us

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Players step back into the shoes of Isaac Clark, a no-longer-silent protagonist, as he navigates the deadly ruins of The Sprawl. The Sprawl was once a bustling space station, but the arrival of the mutated Necromorphs has turned the orbital outpost into a house of horrors.

Dead Space 2

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Players once again take the role of Leon Kennedy, one of the protagonists from Resident Evil 2. The federal government tasks Leon with rescuing Ashley Graham, the president’s daughter, after a mysterious cult operating in rural Spain kidnaps her.

Resident Evil 4

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Silent Hill 2 is a definitive piece of horror media. Something horrible comes into focus as the player carefully picks their way through the ruined buildings of the titular town. James isn’t a hero, and his actions before the start of the game slowly catch up to him.

Silent Hill 2

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