Indie Horror Games That Will Really Freak You Out

These games will make Five Nights At Freddie's feel like a walk in the park. 

Horror games are rapidly growing in popularity, especially within the indie realm. More and more indie horror games are cropping up on a daily basis, and YouTube is filled with various Let’s Plays of terrified YouTubers entertaining viewers by screaming and recoiling in fear. With so many amazing games to choose from, how do you narrow down the list and pick out the right games to terrify you?

Don’t worry, we did all the work! Below are the five best indie horror games to play right now.

5. Year Walk

Year Walk takes its inspiration from Scandinavian folklore, immersing players in a haunting 90-minute point and click adventure where they seek out their future through a process called Arsgang. The game is easy to lose yourself in, as you complete a variety of dark and often times twisted puzzles.

The game opts for directionless wandering and unexpected discoveries rather than jump scares, and you’re constantly thrust forward by the odd clues you discover along the way, including mysterious footprints and abandoned relics that suggest something sinister transpired. Year Walk perfectly encapsulates the feeling of being entirely alone in a foreboding winter landscape, and the game’s eerie silence keeps you on guard as you slowly discover some of the most fascinating and chilling pieces of Scandinavian folklore.


Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.


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