Even the kid-friendly Switch has plenty of scares.
Observer uses its cyberpunk setting to tell a very different kind of horror story. You play as an agent hacking into people’s minds to experience their deepest fears — and it only gets stranger from there.
8. Luigi’s Mansion 3
Nintendo’s take on horror is easy to get into even for scaredy cats like Luigi. Despite its creepy, Boo-filled setting, there’s nothing here that should scare even kids away.
Amnesia: The Dark Descent remains one of the best horror games ever, and it ushered in a wave of first-person horror. Amnesia Collection brings it and its sequels to the Switch in one unmissable package.
Oxenfree is an adventure game that foregoes jump scares in favor of psychological horror and a creepy atmosphere. Great dialogue brings the cast to life, which makes it even scarier when their lives are threatened.
Resident Evil Origins Collection packages the first Resident Evil game and its prequel together. If you’ve never played them, it’s a great way to go back to the origins of the survival horror genre.
The horror puzzle game Little Nightmares 2 puts its child heroes in a surreal landscape full of creepy dolls and towering supernatural threats. With scares drawn from childhood fears, it’s a horror game that should easily get under your skin.