Sometimes a game doesn’t need to be in the horror genre to creep you out or terrify you. Plenty of other games uses horror elements to create unique experience, and keep you on the edge of your seat. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most memorable non-horror games out there, that still manage to evoke fear or surprise. Here are ten non-horror games that will still creep you out.
Non-Horror Games That Will Still Creep You Out
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
Majora’s Mask feels like a fever dream, a creepy offshoot of the main Zelda series that has a fantastic atmosphere and theme. Right from the very start, the game is set to a terrifying tone, with a giant faced moon hovering above the world of Termina at all times.
It’s a race against the clock to save the world from the moon crashing down and causing the apocalypse, and if time runs out you’re treated to a wonderful scene of link dying horribly in a fire after the crash. This isn’t even to mention the absolutely horrifying transformations Link goes through whenever he puts one of the main masks on.
Majora’s Mask is a decidedly grim game, and there’s any number of weird and creepy creatures to meet. Whether it’s the strange hand sticking out of a toilet in Clock Town, the lingering spirit of a dancing master named Kamaro, or an alien invasion to stop at a nearby ranch.
Out of any Zelda game out there, Majora’s Mask is the closest the series has even leaned to horror. It’s one of the most beloved titles in the entire series, and for good reason. It’s a surreal horror-inspired experience, and there’s nothing quite like it in all of video games.