Want some action to go with your terror? These games pack plenty of both.
Every horror story has its own unique way of scaring the audience. Video games are no different and while there are plenty of titles that emphasize psychological terror, several also imbue it with action. Let’s take a look at 15 of the best action horror titles here.
The sequels may have leaned further into the “action” but Visceral Games’ first title in the Dead Space series will always remain its most significant. In one fell swoop, it combined excellent shooting mechanics, a strong narrative and stellar Metroidvania level design with abject terror. It’s not easy to compete with Silent Hill or Resident Evil when creating an atmosphere of dread but Dead Space pulled it off while delivering its own unique hooks like limb targeting, stasis and so on.