Best Multiplayer Horror Games – Our Top 10 List of Titles You Should Try
The best multiplayer horror games are shared experiences, especially if you aren’t brave enough to do it alone. If taking on an adrenaline-fuelled multiplayer game tickles your fancy, then you’ve come to the right place for our top 10 picks.
The best multiplayer horror games put you in a state of heightened anxiety and instill fear into the imaginations of you and your peers. Or it can make you realise that you’re braver than you think, thus, giving you the courage to grin and bear it through to the next objective.
This list includes games that you won’t want to miss out on if you and your friends are horror game fanatics. So without further ado, here’s our list of the 10 best multiplayer horror games you need to try out as soon as possible.
Top 10 Best Horror Games – Multiplayer Edition:
Ever wonder about getting stranded on a deserted island? Using only the resources around you whilst battling against hordes of disfigured and grotesque monsters? Then The Forest will, in more ways than one, fulfill that vision.
Team up with up to 8 players on PC, or four on PlayStation as you battle to survive and create a sustainable camp that can withstand the monstrosities around you.
Dead by Daylight
Dead by Daylight is a 4 vs 1 horror game where you must coordinate together with your team to escape the clutches of whatever supernatural entity/serial killer is after you. If by any chance all of your teammates aren’t fairing so well, you can also leave them behind and survive the night by yourself.
As the killer, you can choose between a variety of famous horror icons such as the Scream masked killer, the Demogorgon from Stranger Things, and most recently Nemesis from the Resident Evil franchise.
No other game has perfected the marriage between parkour and flesh-eating zombies like Dying Light has. This wonderfully crafted zombie bashing, wall-dashing, and weapons crafting experience can be enjoyed with up to four people on the server. Moreover, fans will be excited to know that the second instalment of the Dying Light franchise will release on December 7th, 2021.
So, work together to complete objectives or mess around and get lost in this amazingly designed open world. Explore every nook and cranny using your adept parkour and traversal skills. But be watchful for when the sun goes down because that’s when things get kicked up a notch.
This game will both make you pee your pants from fear and probably also from laughter as you hear your friends scream from afar via proximity chat.
If hunting down ghosts by utilising the incredible mechanics of VR intrigue you, then grab a couple of friends, endeavour to complete objectives, and escape safely back into the Phasmophobia van/headquarters.
Left 4 Dead 2
This video game classic has stood the test of time and continues to deliver a phenomenal gaming experience no matter how many times you go back to it. In celebration of Back 4 Blood releasing on October 12th of this year, Left 4 Dead 2 makes this list for being a zombie multiplayer staple.
With great variation and enemy archetypes to fight off, Left 4 Dead 2 allows four people to play from a selection of all the missions from the first game, along with much more. Be ready to be enthralled by how fast-paced this game is, and always get out of the Charger’s way!
Friday the 13th The Game
Horror icon Jason Vorhees comes slashing into this list as the game itself is a true Friday the 13th franchise homage. Play as the hockey-mask himself, or as survivors at the camp, doing all you can to escape his grasp.
The gameplay feels weighty as you lug around as Jason, searching for your next kill. All the death scenes are also certainly a fantastic display of gore and blood, just like the original movies. Even though online servers have shut down, you can still play with friends due to quick-play and private matches being available. So, have fun running in fear, or starting a bloody massacre.
Killing Floor 2
Want to test yourself against waves of the undead? Then try out Killing Floor 2 and survive the hordes of ‘Zeds’ in a party of up to six people.
Each gun feels powerful within the game, as you are sure to get headshots and hear the glorious sound of zombie’s brains splattering. However, as each round progresses, more and more Zeds will be after you, so, stay frosty.
GTFO is without a doubt one of the most atmospheric and tense horror experiences out there. Not only this, but within this four-player co-op, each objective seems painfully far away. You must truly work together as a team to preserve ammunition and resources. If you are to make any progress through this demented world.
It is a necessity to pry around each corner so that you don’t get ambushed by a horde. And due to the scarcity of items, everyone’s role must be secured. Do you have what it takes to survive as a team? Or will you be the weakest link?
A game that took me by surprise, both from the monsters that lurk around the map and from the players that sniped me from afar. Hunt Showdown blends together open-world PvP, as well as incorporates extremely eerie and haunting designs.
Whether it be the intricately designed monsters, the refreshingly unique abilities, or the visual and sound design of old-timey weaponry. This game is more than captivating and will give you a hard time putting the controller down.
No More Room In Hell
Last but certainly not least this Romero-Esque type title stands to be as realistic as a zombie apocalypse game can be. With the inclusion of the controversial kid zombies, people at first saw this as a project of reckless abandon. But that can’t be farther from the truth.
Play with up to seven players on the server and ensure that you conserve as much stamina and ammunition as you can. Due to insufficient supplies and resources, the game really feels like a real-life zombie experience. So venture on wisely and count your bullets because bashing them in the head until they explode is just as satisfying.
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