21 Games Like Silent Hill

Games Like Silent Hill
This collection of horror games like Silent Hill features scary experiences where you’ll play an average person stuck in a psychological horror adventure.

The Silent Hill franchise offers a unique take on the survival horror genre by focusing on the struggles of ordinary people that find themselves in unique and horrifying experiences. This is in sharp contrast to other popular horror games where the protagonist exhibits stronger attributes (in both character and combat ability). Because of this the games often rely more heavily on stealth, use of the environment and puzzles for players to progress rather than direct combat.

Set mostly in the fictional town of Silent Hill (a foggy rural town) the games explore the delusional mental states of various travellers that happen upon the town. This is driven by the malevolent power that is native to Silent Hill that takes human thoughts and transforms them. Other staples of the franchise include multiple endings based on player decisions, third person camera angles and item based puzzles.

The games like Silent Hill selected below offer more adventures where you’ll survive in psychological situations. You’ll need puzzle solving and careful planning as many of these games don’t support a direct combat approach.

Games Like Silent Hill

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The Evil Within

The Evil Within (Pyscho Break in Japan) takes the survival horror genre into a whole new gruesome level with a third person adventure requiring you to scavenge for suppliers and pick your fights carefully to survive. Players step into the game world as Sebastian Castellanos a veteran detective ... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(6 votes)
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Deadly Premonition

Deadly Premonition rolls open world gameplay, horror and even comedy into a single ball of interesting that is borderline insane. The game originally released on Xbox 360 in 2010 and saw a Director’s Cut for the PlayStation 3 and Windows released in 2013. Deadly Premonition is one of those game... Read More »

User Score
7.2
(18 votes)
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The Last of Us

The Last of Us takes place in a post-apocalyptic game world and is a PlayStation 3 exclusive title. The game focuses on presenting a realistic experience of survival with emphasis on story and character development. The story follows the adventures of Joel as he makes his way across post-apocal... Read More »

User Score
9.4
(64 votes)
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Resident Evil: Revelations

Resident Evil: Revelations is a survival horror experience developed for the Nintendo 3DS that has since been ported over to other popular platforms. It’s a game with plenty of horror that will also have you exploring a great atmosphere, tackling puzzles and generally just scrounging for items.... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(7 votes)
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Dark Fall: Lost Souls

If you love a good scare then Dark Fall: Lost Souls should definitely be added to your must play list. The game is a first person horror adventure game that blends in puzzles to the core gameplay. It was released in 2009 and is the third addition to the Dark Fall series. Players of previous Dar... Read More »

User Score
7.0
(8 votes)
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Blacksoul

Blacksoul aims to revive the older style horror adventure games with a third person experience set in 1970 England. The dark atmosphere of the game combines with puzzles and a lengthy story to span into double digit gameplay hours. Blacksoul focuses on the story of Sean and their sister Ava as ... Read More »

User Score
5.2
(6 votes)
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Phantasmagoria

Phantasmagoria is a game with an interesting mix of point and click adventure, horror and interactive movie. The game was released back in 1995 and its success led to a controversial sequel that was so horrifying it was banned in many countries. The game was one of many interactive movie style ... Read More »

User Score
6.8
(12 votes)
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System Shock 2

System Shock 2 is a role playing horror game available for Windows and Mac that launched in 1999. The game uses hacking and psionic abilities as core elements alongside first person shooting. The game is often cited as influencing future games that combined FPS and RPG elements such as BioShock... Read More »

User Score
9.5
(4 votes)
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Doom 3

Doom 3 promises an extremely scary experience in its take on the survival horror genre. The game is a linear first person shooter set on Mars and delivers a truly terrifying atmosphere. Released in 2003 with an improved edition (BFG Edition) in 2012 the game steps away from the original Doom ga... Read More »

User Score
9.5
(4 votes)
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I Am Alive

I Am Alive belongs to the survival horror genre and lets players explore a decaying and dangerous game world very similar to other post-apocalyptic games. Players join the game a year after a cataclysmic event that destroyed many American cities with earthquakes and other natural disasters. As ... Read More »

User Score
7.0
(25 votes)
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Alan Wake

If you are looking for your next scare then Alan Wake promises an interesting adventure filled with horror. The game is available for the Xbox 360 console and Windows. Alan Wake follows the story of a thriller novelist Alan Wake as he goes on a vacation to the quiet town of Bright Falls in a ho... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(16 votes)
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Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder

Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder is sure to send chills down your spine as you attempt to solve an eerie murder in this first person horror adventure. The game was released in late 2007 and is only available on the Windows platform. In the game you get to assume the role of Howard E.... Read More »

User Score
6.9
(7 votes)
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Cry of Fear

Cry of Fear is a free to play game that started out as a mod for Half-Life 1. After great success as a mod the game received a standalone release on the Steam platform in 2013. The game is a psychological adventure that will take you through a town that has been overrun by all types of horrible... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(6 votes)
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Condemned: Criminal Origins

Condemned: Criminal Origins is a horror video game for your Xbox 360 and PC that also blends in some detective game aspects. The game delivers a really good horror atmosphere and brought plenty of fresh ideas into a stale genre at the time. The game takes place in a fictional city and puts you ... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(10 votes)
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Outlast

Outlast offers a terrifying experience that is very similar in design to the popular horror game, Amnesia. The game follows your journey as Miles Upshur, a freelance journalist who receives a tip about the psychiatric hospital Mount Massive Asylum. Once you arrive at the hospital you find that ... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(9 votes)
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Penumbra (Collection)

The Penumbra Collection is a series of horror video games developed by Frictional games that also developed the much loved Amnesia series. The three games in the Penumbra series include Overture (2007), Black Plague (2008) and Requiem (2008). All games in the series feature similar gameplay and... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(9 votes)
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Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth brings you a survival horror experience for your Xbox or PC. The game was developed by Headfirst Productions and released in 2005. The story for the game draws heavily from several novels written by H. P. Lovecraft. Call of Cthulhu combines first perso... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(10 votes)
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Anna

Anna is an interesting horror game that has received lots of love from the gaming community and critics. Anna offers an adventure experience with horror themes that is sure to delight the senses. After some criticism on the original release the developer went back to the drawing board to improv... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(8 votes)
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Darkness Within 2: The Dark Lineage

Darkness Within 2: The Dark Lineage was released in 2010 and offers a real thriller of a video game with great 3D game environments. The game mixes mystery, thriller and some horror elements to create an always on edge experience. The game draws inspiration from the horror writings of H.P. Love... Read More »

User Score
6.7
(7 votes)
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Condemned 2: Bloodshot

Condemned 2: Bloodshot is one of the few psychological games to be available on the console platform (Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3). The game launched in 2009 and is a sequel to the original released in 2005. Condemned 2 has significant violent and horrorifying content making it the perfect game ... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(10 votes)
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Dementium: The Ward

If you’re looking for a game that will make you wet your pants, then Dementium: The Ward is the game for you. It is full of surprises that will make you jump, suspense that will make your hands tremble and plot twists that make you not want to put the game down. The game is beautifully co... Read More »

User Score
5.4
(5 votes)