It’s award season here at Twinfinite! Today, we’re looking back at the best horror games of 2019. Voted on by our editors, these were the best and scariest games that our team felt really scratched that eerie itch this year.
Let’s start with some honorable mentions, followed by our two runners-up, and of course, our winner.
Best Horror Games of 2019
Honorable Mention: Blair Witch
Guides Editor Chris Jecks: Blair Witch was a rather pleasant surprise when it released in August. While it didn’t quite get me scared out of my whits, I did wholly enjoy the atmospheric wander through the ever-changing Black Hills Forest, its camcorder puzzles, and its dark story.
It’s the combination of these three elements that helps create an immersive, unnerving experience as you make your way through a forest in search of missing child Peter Shannon.
Its forest is a shape-shifting maze that never ceases to have something interesting waiting just around the corner. The camcorder puzzles not only help offer up some much-needed gameplay variety, but also play host to Blair Witch’s biggest jump scare should you not heed a warning. It’s all very clever.
Wrap that up in a disconcerting narrative with multiple endings encouraging multiple playthroughs, and this six-hour wander through the woods may be one of the creepiest you’ll take this year, if not outright the scariest.