18 Games Like Amnesia

Games Like Amnesia Our collection of games like Amnesia features the very best games from the horror genre that are sure to have you scared and unable to sleep.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a survival horror video game developed by Frictional Games. The game also incorporates some puzzle elements and is unique in that players have no weapons to defend themselves from the dangers of the game.

Players take control of the protagonist as they explore a mysterious castle through a first person perspective. The game requires players to interact with the game world rather than simply toggling objects. For example players must actually push or pull open doors which adds to the realism and atmosphere.

Amnesia quickly rose to fame as an innovative horror adventure that has since led to the development of many Amnesia based games that use similar game mechanics or alter the formula slightly while maintaining a high quality dark atmosphere.

The games like Amnesia on this page all promise a truly scary experience that will both entertain and keep you from being able to fall asleep. The games here also include mysterious story lines, physics based puzzles and eerie atmospheres.
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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 the doors are locked and you are unable to gain entry. After you gain entry (which also serves as the tutorial) you find that the staff of the hospital are dead and the monstrous patients are roaming aroun...[Read Review]

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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 person shooting and a number of stealth gameplay elements to offer a horror story that has players choosing the right times to fight for their life or hide in the shadows. While the setting and characters for t...[Read Review]

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Miasmata

Miasmata is a unique survival adventure that has you attempting to cure yourself from a deadly disease. The only thing you have at your disposal is your scientific knowledge and the plant life around the island. Miasmata is one of the most unique and impressive adventure games released in recent years and is even more impressive when you discover the game was created by two brothers (the production quality definitely rivals that of a larger team). Not only are the environments visually attractiv...[Read Review]

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SOMA

Explore the depths of an underwater research facility in SOMA, a game that balances science fiction, walking simulator and psychological horror into a single adventure. Referred to as PATHOS-II this group of stations that you’ll explore is on the verge of collapse after years of insufficient maintenance has landed it in a state of utter disrepair. It’s purpose was to launch objects out into space rather than using conventional rockets to save on costs. The station unexpectedly became...[Read Review]

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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 for fans of the horror genre. In Condemned 2 you will again take on the role of Ethan Thomas with the game taking place around a year after the events of the original Condemned game. Since the events of th...[Read Review]

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Alien: Isolation

Alien: Isolation explores the Alien series from the first person survival horror perspective putting players right into the deadly world of the Alien franchise with stealth as your primary weapon as you are constantly stalked by an alien while trying to complete your objectives. These objectives fit well into the general storyline of the Alien franchise and do well at giving players a sense of belonging amongst the broader lore of the media franchise. Set in between the Alien and Aliens movie th...[Read Review]

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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 in the shoes of Ethan Thomas, a crime scene expert working for the FBI who gets framed for a series of murders. In order to clear your name and capture the real culprit of these crimes you’ll have to adven...[Read Review]

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Cry of Fear

Cry of Fear is a free to play horror focused adventure with single player and multiplayer game modes that originally started as a mod for Half-Life 1. With the success of the mod a full standalone version was released on the Steam platform in 2013 which was similarly well received for maintaining and improving the atmosphere offered by the original mod. Cry of Fear is focused on offering a psychological adventure  that will take you through a town that has been overrun by all types of horrible a...[Read Review]

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Anna

Anna offers an adventure experience with horror themes exploring an abandoned sawmill deep in the Italian mountainside. Following it’s an initial release in 2012 a 2013 Extended Edition added a vast number of changes to the core experience intended to provide greater variety of puzzles and environments while addressing some user feedback on the user interface and certain graphical elements. Borrowing ideas from similar psychological horror experiences Anna is played in first person and exp...[Read Review]

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Ao Oni

Ao Oni is a freeware horror game from Japan that has also been translated into English, centred around a large blue coloured monster the game has a number of different version releases that build on the original game release. Taking on the role of a young teen named Hiroshi players explore a haunted mansion that they entered with their friends. In typical horror fashion players don’t believe the house is haunted at the start but the tables quickly turn as the doors lock behind you and your...[Read Review]

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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 the same protagonist, as such it is recommended that players interested in the Penumbra series grab the entire collection at once (available on GOG) and play the series in game order for the full experien...[Read Review]

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Claire

Claire, produced by Hailstorm Games, is a 2D horror indie adventure game. While Hailstorm Games was only founded in 2013, Claire proves to be a very impressive first game, boasting countless positive reviews. The game starts with you, Claire. You’re a little girl in bed, in the middle of the night. You then decide to walk out of your room to find your parents, only to be pulled backwards by a mysterious force as you reach for the door. You awake to find that it was a nightmare, and you’re in a h...[Read Review]

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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 games being made during the time and uses real actors. At the time of its release the game took up a massive 7 discs and is still a fairly large game even by today’s standards coming in at just under 2GB. ...[Read Review]

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Deadly Premonition

Deadly Premonition rolls open world gameplay, horror and even comedy into a single ball of interesting to create an adventure 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 after the game attracted a cult following online creating demand for the game to be delivered on alternative platforms. This same following was likely the reason behind the games port to Nintendo Switch in 2019. Part of th...[Read Review]

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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. Loreid, a police detective who has recently been passed an interesting and peculiar case. The case involves the murder of Clark Field, a well off man who was deeply involved in the supernatural powers of ...[Read Review]

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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. Lovecraft to deliver a well written and paced horror experience that fans of the genre will be immersed in. The game is published by Iceberg Interactive and was picked up after the publisher of the original ga...[Read Review]

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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 Dark Fall games will recognise the familiar setting of the Dowerton Hotel and the train station (you don’t have to have played the first games though). This setting is a much more eerie experience this time a...[Read Review]

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Dementium: The Ward

Originally intended to be a Nintendo DS addition to the Silent Hill game franchise Dementium: The Ward brings a bone chilling survival horror experience to the portable Nintendo platforms (DS and 3DS). The 3DS version is an enhanced version titled Dementium: Remastered which features similar gameplay although several quality of life enhancements and alterations to improve the core formula. With the Silent Hill design as a template Dementium: The Ward offers similar hand trembling plot twist mome...[Read Review]

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