Horror games are a staple in the streaming community. They are fun to play and it is a great way to engage with your audience. These games are also content mills since the audience loves watching reactions during jump scares.
Streaming horror games also paved the way for some of the biggest streamers today. Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg is just one of the top streamers who garnered a lot of views due to his comedic horror gameplay.
If you are a huge fan of horror games and you love to stream, then you are on the right track. Today, we are checking out the best horror games to stream in 2022.
Phasmophobia is one of the scariest games available today. It was first released back in 2020 but it is still a contender when it comes to the top horror games to play.
It is a great co-op game with a simple premise. You and your team visit a paranormal location and you need to gather evidence of any paranormal activity.
However, it may sound simple but it is not. The ghosts get hostile as you move through the location. Jump scares are present and every move you take will definitely keep you on your toes.
Devour is another co-op survival game that will keep you alert and frightened. The game lets you and your teammates take part in a cult where you need to stop the other cultists from dragging you to hell.
The great thing about this game is that there are no similar play-throughs. Every level is a different challenge. This amps up the fun since your viewers will not be watching the same thing over and over again.
Pacify has been out since 2019 but now there are three separate missions to choose from. Each mission features a different environment, challenges, and ghosts.
Team up with your friends and take on The Dolls Mission Story wherein you need to free a haunted house of its evil. Your goal is to bring evidence that the house is hunted.
Another mission takes place in a worn-down house built 100 years ago. The house served as a funeral parlor where ceremonies were held. Of course, this means that there are ghosts lurking in the house, and your goal is to find out what happened to the people who disappeared.
One of the best elements of Pacify is the mysterious girl that switches between good and evil. Her trigger varies and if you end up turning her to the dark, it is time to run for your life. Your goal is to free her from evil and escape the house alive.
Five Nights At Freddy’s: Security Breach
The Five Nights At Freddy’s series of games is already a staple when it comes to horror games. This time, the Security Breach edition takes place in a huge pizza place.
You take the mantle of Gregory – a little kid trapped in the pizza place. Your goal is to survive with multiple characters trying to hunt you in a typical Five Nights At Freddy’s fashion.
If you are a fan of the franchise then this one is worth picking up. If you have not played a single game from the franchise then it is also a good start since the jump scares and challenges are all top-notch.
Outlast is already a staple when it comes to horror games. It would be a shame if it gets excluded from this list since it has scarred players’ minds since 2013.
The game is old yet it still is one of the best horror games to play in 2022. The game gives you the role of an investigative journalist. You will have to break through asylum and discover the truth behind what is really happening.
Outlast is one of the hallmarks of horror games. The survival aspect is of top quality while the immersive graphics takes the scary meter to more than 10. Do not play the game if you have a weak heart since it is a single-player game and no one else is there to help you.
Dead by Daylight
It’s been six years since Dead by Daylight came out and it is still one of the best horror games to play and stream. What makes this game unique is that it has evolved from a simple multiplayer escape game to a full-blown competitive game with thousands of players worldwide.
The game is easy to understand and play. You will either be a survivor or a killer. As a survivor, you are in a third-person perspective and your goal is to repair the generators and escape the killer.
If you are a killer, you play in a first-person mode and your goal is to hunt the survivors and prevent them from escaping. Killers also have multiple skills depending on the character you choose.
Another thing that Dead by Daylight has that separates it from the usual game is the addition of pop culture horror movie franchises. There are DLCs that include Silent Hill, Scream, Saw, and even Nightmare on Elm Street. Purchasing these DLCs unlocks No Face and Freddy Kreuger. It all depends on the DLC you have installed.
All in all, Dead by Daylight is a great horror game that is worth checking out.
Dying Light 2: Stay Human
Dying Light 2: Stay Human is a survival horror game that is part of the Dying Light series. It came out this year and has received great reviews due to its combat and open world system.
The gameplay is great if you love action role-playing games with survival elements. You will take on the character of Pilgrim and your goal is to survive an apocalyptic world and find your long-lost sister.
However, doing so is not easy as the virus-infected population is out there to stop you in your tracks.
Another thing is, if you love story-driven games then this one is for you. Your decision will affect how the story pans out. It even includes you, possibly destroying other human settlements.
Stay Human is not the usual “survive the apocalypse” game. It is here to test your humanity.
Layers of Fear
Layers of Fear is a psychological horror game that was released back in 2016. Here you take on the character of a painter set to complete his masterpiece. The game is set in a Victorian-era mansion and as you traverse the game, you will uncover the painter’s secrets.
The game has a lot of puzzles with multiple clues scattered throughout the environment. But what matters most is the plot that you need to unravel. It is disturbing and you will end up with more questions for yourself as you continue to play.
There are several endings to the game depending on how you play. This makes it a great streaming game since your viewers and you will have a choice on which path to take.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
You can never go wrong with streaming Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. It is a survival horror game that follows the Resident Evil franchise. It also goes back to the usual survival exploration genre instead of the action-packed predecessors.
The game features Ethan Winters as he tries to find his missing wife. As mentioned earlier, the game diverges from the usual action and instead focuses on exploration. However, that does not mean that there is no action at all. Winters can still use handguns, explosives, and other weapons to survive.
Resident Evil 7 switches to a first-person perspective making the horror more immersive. The game is unsettling yet it is addicting once you get into the story. If you want a chilling horror game to stream, then this is worth picking up.
Ripout is a co-op first-person horror shooting game that lets you visit multiple mutant-infested areas. It is set to arrive this 2022 but the previews have showcased interesting game elements such as the pet gun and reconfigurable enemies.
The game is not as extreme as Resident Evil or Outlast, but it provides enough horror to keep you on your toes.
The enemies are interesting too since they can combine or detach from each other. You may also use your pet gun to capture an enemy and absorb their skills. Fight the horde with their own abilities right?
The game scales as you progress through the levels so if you want an interesting yet challenging game then keep this on your list.
Dead Space is a decade old yet it is still worth considering. You will take on the character of Isaac Clarke and you need to fight hordes of aliens as he pushes through his repair mission.
The game takes pride in its sound design – clearly the game’s strength. You will have to rely on sound as you traverse the dark alleys of your environment.
The fear factor goes up by a notch too since you have limited resources. Besides worrying about the aliens, you also need to think of ways to conserve your ammunition and equipment. The game will make you think of your next steps. Should you spray and pray or should you let the lines devour you instead? You decide.
The Quarry is an interesting interactive drama horror game where you take one of the nine teenage counselors. Your goal is to survive the last night in a summer camp full of supernatural creatures and crazy locals. Yes, you are not only dealing with the unknown but humans as well.
The game is story driven and you will have to make several choices that would determine the fate of your group. Play through 10 chapters and get to one of the 186 different endings. That is a lot but it only shows the developer’s dedication to providing an immersive gaming experience.
The Quarry can easily go up to 10 hours of gameplay depending on your choices and how long your characters survive.
That’s it for the best horror games to stream in 2022. We know that there are a lot of games out there that are not included in this list. Clearly, Silent Hill should be on this list, right? We agree with that.
However, we wanted to make sure that other horror games such as Pacify and Devour are worth checking out. Sometimes breaking away from the mainstream brings a lot of fun.
Let us know in the comments if you know other hidden gems in the horror game genre.
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