Switch Scares

10 best horror games on Nintendo Switch, ranked

Even the kid-friendly Switch has plenty of scares.

The Switch isn’t the first platform most people go to for horror, but it’s got a great catalog of spooky games...

Here are the 10 best horror games on Nintendo Switch

10. Observer

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.

9. Darkwood

Played from a top-down perspective, Darkwood feels like no other horror game. You’ll have to scavenge and craft to survive by day, then try to survive the wave of monsters that stalk you through the night.

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.

7. Amnesia Collection

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.

6. Oxenfree

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.

5. Resident Evil Origins Collection

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.

4. Stories Untold

Stories Untold is an anthology horror game that unfolds over four genre-bending text adventures. It uses retro computer interfaces and its unique narrative structure to deliver a wholly original horror experience.

3. Layers of Fear: Legacy

This first-person horror game messes with the player’s perception of its scares. As you navigate a creepy mansion, your character’s grip on reality is constantly in question, and scares can come from anywhere.

2. Detention

Set in 1960s Taiwan, Detention draws on Taiwanese culture and myths for the basis of its horror. Its intense, tragic story is tough to get through, but it’s well worth the effort for one of the best horror games ever.

1. Little Nightmares 2

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.

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