The Scariest Games All Horror Fans Must Have on their iPhone

Sep 15, 2016

Not everyone loves being afraid, but those who do are completely devoted to the horror genre, consuming goosebumps-inducing nightmare fuel in the form of novels, short stories, movies, TV series, and of course mobile games. The terrifying masterpieces we’re about to introduce not only deliver blood-curling moments that are sure to send shivers down your spine, but also provide hours of all-around fun with their witty features, unique storylines, and captivating gameplay.

Five Nights at Freddy’s 4

Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 is the last chapter of the super scary saga centered on a fictional pizza joint, “Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza”, a rather peculiar eatery employing you as a night security guard who has to defend themselves from the bloodthirsty animatronic beasts lurking in the shadows of the pizza place by tracking their movement through security cameras. In the grand finale, arguably the scariest out of the quartet of these ingenious indie games, you’re playing as a child who has to fend off the attacks of Freddy Fazbear, Chica, Bonnie, Foxy, and other inconceivable beasts until 6 AM. Your only weapons are your creativity, your vigilance, and a flashlight – be careful, though, because if something creeps too close to you, shining lights in its eyes will mean the end of you!

Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 Trailer

The official trailer for Five Nights at Freddy’s 4!

Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities

Lauded as the best in the business in 2015, Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities is a third person, psychological survival horror game following in the footsteps of a genre that had its heydays during the 90s and early 2000s. It is a worthy successor to old school classics such as the Silent Hill-saga or the Alone in the Dark-series. In Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities, you play as Rose Hawkins, a strong, independent heroine looking for a missing child called Eden. To provide a bone-chilling start to the game, you regain consciousness in an ominous place you’ve never seen before. You are wounded and confused, but what’s ahead of you will leave you scarred forever: you soon find out that you’re frozen in time, and to find Eden, you have to face and overcome your deepest fears. Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities boasts eye-pleasingly rendered graphics, and combines puzzles, exploration, action and survival in an unforgettable gameplay experience focused on fear mechanics.

The School: White Day

Remakes tend to be flops, but every now and then, there are pleasant surprises providing exceptions to this rule, and The School: White Day happens to be one. The original PC version entitled “White Day: A Labyrinth Named School” was released in 2001, and rapidly gained a cult-like following in several countries including South-Korea and the United States. Just like the much beloved predecessor, The School: White Day also presents an unmistakably Asian perspective and vibe, taking place in a school bursting with unsettling mysteries. The protagonist is Hui-min, who, with fellow female students, finds herself trapped inside the school after hours in the unsettling company of ghosts, possessed janitors, and other spine-chilling horrors creeping along the corridors. The School: White Day does not include weapons or gory scenes, so in order to survive, you have to do what any normal human being would do: run for your life! In many aspects, the rich storyline is on-par with console games, and provides seven possible endings.

Lost Within

When it comes to horror games, sometimes the location says it all. In the case of Lost Within – named one of the best games in the App Store Best of 2015 -, the story takes place in a dilapidated asylum haunted by shriek-inducing monstrosities. Besides surviving, the ultimate goal is to find a way out, but escaping has a price, and first you must uncover the dark mystery that led to the asylum’s condemnation. On your way to freedom, you have to employ a wide range of survival tactics to defeat or get away from the otherworldly beings haunting the wards, craft makeshift weapons, and confront a legendary killer prowling around the mind-twistingly wicked institution.

Lost Within Official Announce Trailer – Survive a haunted asylum and its monstrous Inhabitants. Confront a legendary killer who prowls the abandoned wards. Scavenge and create makeshift weapons or conserve your resources and employ stealth tactics to sneak past the lurking horrors. When all else fails, run for your life or find a place to hide.

Tormentum – Dark Sorrow

Tormentum – Dark Sorrow is a gloomy, point-and-click third person adventure game in which the protagonist finds himself in a plane of existence that is a concoction of fantasy and nightmare. He regains consciousness locked up in a cage hanging below an enormous flying artifact. His memories are all gone  – except for one vague image of a sculpture atop a hill depicting human hands reaching for the sky. The creators of Tormentum – Dark Sorrow seem to have known that it’s all in the details, and paid painstaking attention to even the most minute features, including 75 hand-painted stages, 3 realms offering distinctively different architecture and creatures, 24 puzzles, and a soundtrack consisting of more than 40 tracks.

Tormentum – The Official Launch Trailer – iOS & Android

Official game trailer of ‘Tormentum – Dark Sorrow’ AppStore: Google Play: ✪ THE GAME WORLD: 3 realms, differing in architecture and creatures inhabiting them. You’ll meet characters with unique personalities who will help you – or try to prevent you from – reaching your goal. ✪ ART: 75 hand-painted stages.

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