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20 Best Horror Games for PC to Plays on Self-Quarantine Days

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Meanwhile, the outside world is being kinda busy and panic, why don’t you try play these best horror games for PC? Since most of government ask you to self-quarantine and keep in your house anyway, it’s your best chance to play one of your favorites genres, PC horror games.


As most of you know, PC has a lot of horror and psychological games in it. You can get most of it in Steam, Epic Games, or stuff. And some of them also in discount right now, so don’t hesitate to check it out.

Alright, without any further ado, here we have our best horror games for PC you can play on your self-quarantine day.

Top Horror Games for PC

1. Metro Exodus

Metro exodus

The first best PC horror games is Metro Exodus. This is an FPS game with a horror theme and stealth element. Maybe this game will more enjoyable for you who like shooter games.

Metro Exodus set after the event on the previous game, Metro: Last Light, in a post-apocalyptic world after a nuclear war. Metro Exodus also has a deep and quite sad story with two endings. You’ll be the one to choose which story you’ll end up with.

PC Specs :

  • OS: Windows 7 (SP1 or newer) | 8 (9200 or newer) | 8.1 (9600 or newer) | 10.
  • CPU: Intel Core I5-4440 or equivalent.
  • RAM: 8GB.
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 670 | GeForce GTX 1050 | AMD Radeon HD 7870.
  • VRAM: 2 GB.
  • Direct X: 11 |12.


2. Resident Evil 2 Remake

Resident evil 2

Resident Evil 2 Remake is a fairly new game that came out in 2019. The major story is the exact same as the original Resident Evil 2 in PS1.

But, now you can play both as Claire and Leon with some different scenes, and situations. Some of Claire’s gameplay scenes will interacting with Leon and vice versa. And of course, you’ll be playing this game with higher graphic.

PC Specs (Minimum) :

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bitA
  • CPU: A Intel Core i5-4460 3.2 GHz or AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz.
  • RAM: 8 A GB System Memory.
  • GPU RAM: A 2 GB Video Memory.
  • GPU: Nvidia A GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon R7 260X.
  • HDD: TBA.
  • DX: DirectX 11.

3. Resident Evil 7

Resident evil 7 gameplay

Coming up next, our best horror games for PC is also another Resident Evil titles. That is Resident Evil 7. Comparing to Resident Evil 2 Remake, Remake 7 has more horror aspects and vibe in it.

And unlike the other Resident Evil titles, Resident Evil 7 is the only RE game that has FPS gameplay. So it’ll be a new experience for you who have played the previous RE titles.

PC Specs (Minimum) :

  • OS: WINDOWS 7,8,8.1,10 64-BIT.
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4460, 2.70GHz or AMD FX-6300 or better.
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM.
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R7 260x.
  • DirectX: Version 11.

4. Alien: Isolation

Alien isolation for pc

The next best PC horror games also kinda different from the previous one. If most horror games set in a ghost town, zombies, and monster, Alien: Isolation will force you to deal with Alien.

In Alien: Isolation, you’ll be in a broken spaceships and locked down with an alien in it. And this game isn’t just about alien and horror, there’s also a lot of riddle you need to solve. So finishing this game one time won’t guarantee you understand the whole story.

PC Minimum Requirements :

  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+
  • OS: Windows 7 (32bit)
  • VIDEO CARD: 1GB (AMD Radeon HD 5550 or Nvidia GeForce GT 430)

5. Blair Witch

Blair witch review

Like Resident Evil 2 Remake, Blair Witch also a fairly new game that just came out in August 2019. And definitely, this is one of the best horror games that worth your time.

In Blair Witch, you’ll be playing as Ellis Lynch, a former police officer that joins the search group for a missing boy in Black Hills Forest. You’ll also be playing in FPS gameplay and there’s a stealth aspect in this game. So make sure you have patience.

PC Minimum Requirements :

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 (3.30 GHz) / AMD A8-7600 (3.1 GHz)
  • OS: Windows 7.
  • VIDEO CARD: GeForce GTX 750 Ti / AMD Radeon R7 265.
  • SOUND CARD: DirectX 11.0 compatible.

6. Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Amnesia gameplay PC

Amnesia: The Dark Descent is an old horror game that worthier than most of mediocre horror games nowadays. This game first release in 2010 and suddenly become famous after PewDiePie played it.

This game set in August 1839 and you’ll be playing as Daniel, a young man from London who have awaken inside a dark and gloomy castle. Daniel has an amnesia, but, you need to help him recover his memory trough collecting his diaries inside the castle.

PC Minimum Specs :

  • OS: Win Xp 32.
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 1.5GHz / AMD Athlon MP 1900+
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon 9250 or NVIDIA GeForce 8300 GS.
  • System Memory: 1 GB RAM.
  • Storage: 3 GB Hard drive space.

7. Dead Space

Almost similar to Alien: Isolation, Dead Space also one of the other best horror games for PC that force you to deal with alien and outer space creatures. Dead Space first release in 2008 but still relevant to play nowadays.
Dead Space also serves you with an enjoyable story. I even can say that this game has the best story, comparing to the second and third ones.

PC Minimum Requirements :

  • CPU: Pentium 4 or Equivalent
  • CPU Speed: 2.8 GHz
  • ram: Windows XP 1 GB, Windows Vista 2 GB
  • os: Windows XP, Windows Vista
  • Video Card: 256 MB (with pixel shader 3.0 support), NVIDIA GeForce 6800 or better (NVIDIA GeForce 7300, 7600 GS and 8500 are not supported); ATI X1600 Pro or better (ATI X1300, X1300 Pro and HD2400 are not supported).
  • Total Video RAM: 256 MB

8. Resident Evil 4

The nest game isn’t just the best PC horror game, but it is the best horror game in whole gaming history. Talk about Resident Evil 4, this game came out in 2005 and available for almost every device and gaming platform.

You’ll be playing as Leon S Kennedy who is looking for President’s Daughter named Ashley. Ashley has been kidnaped by a cult who developing a serum that can change people into zombie. And they’ve been test is to a village and change every civilians to zombie.

PC Requirements :

  • CPU: 2.8 GHz processor or equivalent.
  • RAM: 1 GB RAM (XP), 2 GB RAM (Vista)
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 or better (7300, 7600 GS, and 8500)
  • DX: The latest version of DirectX 9.0c.
  • OS: Windows XP (SP2) or Vista.

9. The Sinking City

The Sinking City also one of the newest horror games that came out in 2019. This game developed by Frogware and published by Nacon and Frogware.

The Sinking City isn’t just ordinary horror games with action gameplay or shooter gameplay. In this game, you need to solve a ton of puzzle with an open-world gameplay. Basically, this is a Sherlock Holmes game with Horror themes.

The Sinking PC Requirements :

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit.
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 3.3 GHz or AMD FX-8300 3.3 GHz.
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory.
  • GPU RAM: 4 GB Video Memory.
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 770 4GB or Radeon R9 380X.
  • DX: DirectX 11.
  • HDD: 40 GB Available Hard Drive Space.


10. Call of Cthulhu

Have you ever heard of Cthulhu? Cthulhu is a mythological creature that lives under water and looks like an octopus sized like a monster. Cthulhu first introduces in a short story made by H.O Lovecraft.

Call of Cthulhu itself is an adaptation game based on the short story with the same name that release on Weird Tales magazine in 1928. You’ll be playing as Edward Pierce, an investigator that investigating his strange cases in Darkwater Island.

PC Requirements :

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit.
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1 GHz or AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz.
  • RAM: 4 GB System Memory.
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory.
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7870.
  • DX: DirectX 11.
  • HDD: 13 GB Available Hard Drive Space.


11. Silent Hill 2

Silent Hill 2 is one of the best titles in the entire Silent Hill franchise. Since there’s rumor about Sony who wants to bough Silent Hill franchise from Konami, I think it’s time for you to play some older Silent Hill games for nostalgic sake.

Silent Hill 2 has been around for more than 17 years. But this game is still worth playing. There are even some new features that we don’t know yet in this game.

PC Specs :

  • CPU: 700 MHz Pentium III or AMD Athlon. CPU: 1 GHz Pentium or Athlon processor.
  • RAM: 64 MB RAM. RAM: 128 MB RAM.
  • GPU: 32 MB 3D-Graphics Card.
  • DX: DirectX 8.1.
  • OS: Windows XP, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows 98.
  • Store: 1,8 GB.


Another 9 Best PC Horror Games

There’ll be a ton of games to play if we talk about the best horror games for PC. Other than the first 11, this other 9 list of PC horror games maybe will take your hearts.

12. Control
13. Dark Soul 3
14. The Evil Within 2
15. Pathologic 2
16. Undertale
17. Darkwood
18. System Shock
19. Doom 3
20. The Glass Staircase

And that’s all for the top 20 best horror games for PC that you can play in your self –quarantine days. Since no one can go out, maybe this is the best time to test your guts to play all these PC horror games alone.

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