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Do you want to know which the top horror games of 2019 are? Then here is a complete list of best horror games released in 2019 for PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch. If you are looking forward to adding some best horror games in your collection then read this complete list. Horror Games mostly features Survival Horror genre, and some games in this list carry Horror as a base but focus more on a puzzle, combat, and exploration. There are more than 100 games released in the year 2019 and among them here are some of the top horror games of 2019. You can click on the list below to jump to a section if you want to check out the list of best horror games on the basis of a platform like PC, Xbox One, PS4 or Nintendo Switch.

  1. Top Horror Games of 2019 for PC

  2. Top Horror Games of 2019 for PS4

  3. Top Horror Games of 2019 for Xbox One

  4. Top Horror Games of 2019 for Nintendo Switch

There are games that were re-released in the year 2019 on different consoles like the Resident Evil series ported to the Nintendo Switch. You can click on the link to Jump to the section to know more about the list and then click the game name to learn more. You can find answers to a question like how long is this game or why should I buy this?

This will help you to choose the best horror games that were released or re-released in year 2019. This article targets all platforms. The links you can see above gives you the lies of best games sorted on the basis of their respective platform. So let’s begin with the top horror games of 2019.

1. Top Horror Games of 2019 for PC

  1. Resident Evil 2
  2. Sunless Skies
  3. World War Z
  4. Close to the Sun
  5. Darkwood
  6. A Plague Tale: Innocence
  7. Layers of Fear 2
  8. The Sinking City
  9. Hunt: Showdown
  10. Control
  11. Blair Witch
  12. The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan
  13. Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered

2. Top Horror Games of 2019 for PS4

3. Top Horror Games of 2019 for Xbox One

4. Top Horror Games of 2019 for Nintendo Switch

Top Horror Games of 2019 – Complete List for PC, PS4, Xbox One & Nintendo Switch

1. Resident Evil 2 – Released on 25 January 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Who doesn’t the most famous horror series, Resident Evil? First released in 1998, Resident Evil 2 is a remake bringing back the Raccoon City and the zombie apocalypse. Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield are the lead characters in Resident Evil 2. This game is a true Survival Horror genre giving you a chance to deal with some of the most complex monsters. Based on its predecessor Resident Evil 2 is has something additional to do. There are puzzles, boss fights, etc. As the lead character, you will have to gather ammo, healing packs, etc. Resident Evil 2 is one of the best horror games released in 2019. It brings in the Zapping system allowing players to control two characters to solve puzzles and witness two different storylines. With a modern control scheme and enhanced graphics, you can enjoy Resident Evil 2 in 4K.

How long is Resident Evil 2?

Approx 8 to 10 hours for each character, but if you are determined to play continuously then max 4 to 6 hours is good enough to complete Resident Evil 2.

Why you should buy Resident Evil 2?

Rated 10 out of 10 on Steam, Resident Evil 2 is one of the best horror games of 2019. The 1998 remake brings high graphics and a visit to the nostalgic world of horror and combat. Almost it is highly rated by many popular game stores like Steam, Best Buy, etc. So if you had not yet tried Resident Evil 2 then it would be the best to grab a copy. Resident Evil 2 is available for PC, Consoles and for Switch.

2. Sunless Skies – Released on January 31, 2019 for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Sunless Skies is a role-playing game available only for PC Platform. A simple yet interesting 2D, top-down story led exploration game. The game does not bring eye-catching graphics, but it is a gothic exploration where you will be traveling between distant ports. Exploring new stories, taking passenger and trading exotic celestial cargo. As an explorer, you will be traveling in a steam locomotive around the universe. Upgrading your only vehicle is a priority to survive. There are different factions, monsters, and ships to stop you, fight them off.

How long is Sunless Skies?

Sunless Skies is broken into different Episodes and it is quite a long game. You have 10+ hours of gameplay while exploring new regions.

Why you should buy Resident Evil 2?

Want a peaceful game with a touch of horror and exploration then Sunless Skies is for you. Not like a Resident Evil 2 Remake where you will be playing a high-end graphics video game filled with monsters and zombies. Instead, Sunless Skies is a kind of simple and peaceful game to enjoy, plus it has hours of gameplay to try out. Rated 9 out of 10 Sunless Skies deserves its place in Top Horror Games of 2019 list.

3. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Released on April 11, 2019 for Nintendo Switch

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is an outstanding horror game. First released in the year 2017 for PS4, it takes you into the twisted mind of Senua, who is on a quest to save the soul of his dead lover. The plot and characters of Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is extremely intriguing which talks a lot about the mental health of the protagonist. Developers of this game worked closely with neuroscientists, mental health specialists, and patients suffering from a mental disorder. They tried their best to bring the experience of a person going through the trauma and it is quite nicely executed. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is a kind of game you cannot forget, and I consider it as one of the best horror games of 2019 for Nintendo Switch.

How long is Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice?

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice features 7 to 8 hours of single-player Story. It has puzzles, monsters and old-school combat mechanisms. The game is twisted and interesting.

Why you should buy Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice?

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice won many awards like Best Narrative, Best Audio Design, Best Game Design, Best Soundtrack, etc. It is a quiet highly acclaimed horror game. The graphic quality on Nintendo Switch is quite close to PS4 offering players a complete experience in Senua’s world. Do try Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice on Switch.

4. World War Z – Released on April 16, 2019 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC

Want a zombie shooting game? Then go for World War Z, a co-op third-person game where four players can fight with a massive horde of zombies. The game features 15 different locations and around 6 classes to choose from. There the objective is to shoot down the chasing zombies and progress to a new level. New perks and weapons are unlocked with progress, and the game can support upto 1000 zombies charging at you simultaneously. Isn’t this sound scary?

How long is World War Z?

World War Z focuses more on the co-op and multiplayer modes. Here it gives you an option to play with or against allies and at the same time fight with zombies. The overall campaign of World War Z is around 4 to 5 hours long.

Why you should buy World War Z?

Rated 4 out of 5 on Best Buy and Gamestop, World War Z is a game you can play with friends. It is best for players who are looking for some fast-paced shooting chapters in the horror genre. Also, the game features a storyline as well as backstories of each character. Players can choose to fight with friends or with zombies. World War Z also features a five competitive multiplayer mode. In Player vs. Player vs. Zombie mode, two teams fight with each other and to make things challenging Zombies will also attack both the team. There are more modes like Swarm Deathmatch, Swarm Domination and King of the Hill.

5. Days Gone – Released on April 26, 2019 exclusively for PS4

Days Gone is a state-of-art game, driven by a compelling storyline this game will force you to stick till the end. A true survival horror video game that will push you to limits. It is not just about killing zombies but it is also about survival. You have to gather resources, get enough cash to repair your bike and do a lot more. Days Gone brings a detailed world of what would happen if a zombie apocalypse occurs. Here you will sense the true horror of a zombie horde chasing you. The game can bring upto 300 zombies which are almost next to impossible to kill. But with the help of traps and little daring you can take them down. Featuring Deacon a bike rider who in search of his wife, Days Gone is one of the best PS4 exclusive horror games of 2019.

How long is Days Gone?

Days Gone is an open-world game, considering the exploration the game brings 14 to 15 hours of gameplay. Still, after that there is more left, new modes have been added recently.

Why you should buy Days Gone?

Days Gone is a highly rated game, it is one of the musts to have games if you own a PS4. The game brings up a simple storyline, interesting combat, stealth combat, and exploration. Everything is weaved perfectly, to an extent the game will push you more towards collecting resources. Days Gone is quite challenging as well as interesting, there are camps that give supplies. With zombies, there are bandits and mutated animals in your way. It is quite a unique game.

6. Darkwood – Released in May 2019 for PS4 & Xbox One

Another Top-down survival horror game in our list, Darkwood was first released on PC in the year 2014. Later ported to console, the game is considered to be one of the highly-rated top-down survival game. It features a semi-open world where players have to unlock new areas as they progress in the story. There is a crafting system, day and night cycle, trading menu, skill system, stealth and combat mechanism as well a quiet long storyline. During the day players can scavenge for supplies while during night time they have to stay in the hideout and defend their camps by placing traps and barricades.

How long is Darkwood?

Darkwood brings around 10 to 11 hours of gameplay. Similar to a 2D platformer this game gives you a lot to do. The objective is to survive the night and unlock reputation so that you can get expensive items from the traders.

Why you should buy Darkwood?

If you are looking for a lot of exploration in 2D and top-down bottom scenario then Darkwood is worth to try out. The game is rated 9 out of 10 steam and also above 7 by popular Game Media portals. The game demands exploration, scavenging, and survival so that you won’t die while gathering items. If you do loose life you will lose half of your inventory. But it can be later collected. Penalties increases as you progress.

7. A Plague Tale: Innocence – Released on 14 May 2019 for PC, PS4 & Xbox One

A Plague Tale: Innocence is another story-driven game that brings up stealth horror survival-based gameplay. An intriguing story of a brother and sister, this game will surprise you. A major part of A Plague Tale: Innocence is occupied by Stealth-based gameplay, where escaping is the only option left. There is a little bit of magic and combat making it a perfect game for weekends. Held in the 13th century, A Plague Tale: Innocence will give you everything packed into one box. Story, puzzle, combat, stealth, and horror.

How long is A Plague Tale: Innocence?

A Plague Tale: Innocence is around 7 to 8 hours long, the single-player campaign has many ups and downs as the story progresses. You will thrive to reach the climax.

Why you should buy A Plague Tale: Innocence?

A Plague Tale: Innocence is a highly rated game like Days Gone. But it is not PS4 Exclusive, you can buy this for PC or for Xbox One. It is rated 9 out of 10 on steam. It does not feature any kind of open-world scenario, however, the story-based gameplay is pretty outstanding. It is a heartrending journey through the darkest hours of history.

8. Layers of Fear 2 – Released on May 29, 2019 for Consoles and PC.

The reason to add Layers of Fear 2 in this list is its psychological horror element. It is a kind of exploration and story, where you will control a Hollywood Actor who is called on a ship for a role. The game received mostly positive feedback from users on Steam. Things get scary when you are on the ship exploring up things alone and your memories start tricking you.

How long is Layers of Fear 2?

Layers of Fear 2 is a small game with over 4 to 5 hours of gameplay. The game pushes you to explore darker regions of the ocean liner.

Why you should buy Layers of Fear 2?

With a pretty decent rating that around 7 out of 10 Layers of Fear 2 is a good game to add in the top horror games of the 2019 list. It is termed as a brilliant psychological horror indie game so why not try it once.

9. The Sinking City – Released on June 25, 2019 for PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC

The Sinking City is different, it is good to call it an action-adventure game but it too has horror elements. The game is set in an open-world whereas a detective you will be dealing with some paranormal investigation. The game has a quest that will take you around the story, as a detective you have to collect clues and evidence. The Sinking City as the title speaks is set in a flooded city divided into seven districts. The problem is you cannot jump in the water, it will damage your health and sanity. So the biggest challenge is to stay dry and do your job.

How long is The Sinking City?

The Sinking City is around 10 to 12 hours long with the amazing storyline, weird characters, and creatures. You won’t forget this journey.

Why you should buy The Sinking City?

The Sinking City features action-investigation, wherein the open world you will be taking part in various adventures. As an investigator, you will have to make your way out of the mysteriously flooded city. Backed by a good storyline the game is a pretty interesting one. A lot of things about The Sinking City is surprising.

10. Friday the 13th: The Game – Released on August 13, 2019 for Nintendo Switch

Friday the 13th: The Game was first released in the year 2017 and it was ported to Switch in 2019. It is a kind of true horror survival game available for the Switch console. The game features an asymmetrical multiplayer game that allows upto 7 players to control counselors and one can control Jason Voorhees the killer. It is a kind of semi-open world game that lets the player explore. It is quite a unique horror game that features a strong co-op mechanism.

How long is Friday the 13th: The Game?

Friday the 13th: The Game brings around two to three hours of the campaign, later once you are familiar you can play with your friends.

Why you should buy Friday the 13th: The Game?

Friday the 13th: The Game is an interesting game that puts a group of 8 players on one single platform. One of them is the killer who is assigned to kill the counselors while other has to save them. The objective of Jason, the killer is to take down as many counselors before the time run-outs. Jason has some special time restricted abilities where he can sense nearby counselor and teleports. Remaining players will have to stun Jason with firecrackers or traps. So it is a kind of fun horror game that can be played in a group. And thankfully there are bots.

11. Hunt: Showdown – Released on September 19, 2019 for Xbox One.

Hunt: Showdown is a highly rated horror game. It was first released on PC in the year 2017 and it is also scheduled for PS4 in the year 2020. The game borrows a lot from the Darksiders series and features a bounty hunting scenario. As a bounty hunter you will be on a quest to hunt down monsters, higher the risk, higher the reward. You will be paid to do your job, and you can use the money to unlock some really powerful weapons.

How long is Hunt: Showdown?

Hunt: Showdown brings an approx 4 to 6 hours of gameplay. Things are mostly multiplayer here.

Why you should buy Hunt: Showdown?

The game features PvP and PvE elements both uniquely tensed. It is right to say Hunt: Showdown is a competitive game, where a group of 12 players can hunt down a single bounty. You can play solo or in a team. The game is rated 9 out of 10 on Steam and ideal for those who are looking for multiplayer.

12. Control – Released on August 27, 2019 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

Control is something different and worth to try. The game brings out a thrilling journey of Jesse, who is trying to find her brother. She lands into a building ruled by paranormal power, and it is a completely unique experience. Control is quite an outstanding game and it right says it is one of best horror games of 2019. The game has intriguing boss fights, supernatural powers, and puzzles. You cannot just miss this one.

How long is Control?

Control brings 10+ hours of gameplay, there are side missions, puzzles, boss fights and a lot to explore. It is not an open world but has tons of quest to check and unlock skills.

Why you should buy Control?

Control is an amazing game, it is highly rated as well it grabbed a ton of reward. Especially when you reach the climax you will understand that it was worth every penny. Control features combat, action, and puzzle. It has an interesting story with a lot of challenges. A highly recommended game.

With these, we also have some more mentions like Blair Witch, The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan, Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered, MediEvil, Vampyr and Luigi’s Mansion 3. A few of these games were released before and ported to Switch or other platforms. With this for Switch users, there is an entire Resident Evil series that came out in the year 2019. They are Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil Zero, and Resident Evil 5 & Resident Evil 6.

So this is our list of Top Horror games for 2019.