Top 7 Horror Movies That Would Make Great Games

So much horror, so little time!
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As a horror fan, there’s nothing that warms my heart more than seeing some of my favorite franchises come to gaming platforms. We recently had Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed and we’ll see Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Killer Klowns: From Outer Space both make their way onto gaming platforms soon.

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But as a horror glutton, I believe there’s always room for even more franchises to make the leap into a new medium for players and long-time fans to enjoy. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the top 7 horror movies that would make great games! Let’s check them out!

Top 7 Horror Movies That Would Make Great Games

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My favorite franchise on the list, I honestly think that publishers and developers are missing out on not having already created an online multiplayer game based on the Scream franchise. It would be similar to Among Us, where there are two secret killers among players, where there’s some kind of deduction mechanic thrown in as the numbers dwindle down and the body count rises. It would be iconic!


If we’re going a single-player route though, I think Gremlins would actually make for an enjoyable third-person game similar to Alan Wake. You’d make your way through a Gremlin-infested town, scavenging for supplies, and getting rid of those kooky pests.

A Nightmare on Elm Street

As for a great first-person survival horror, I think A Nightmare on Elm Street would be fantastic. It should mostly take place in the dream world, and play similarly to Alien: Isolation. But having a break in-between levels with a daytime area where you can craft gadgets to combat Freddy with when in the dream world would also be really cool.

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The Purge

For a bigger, more explosive experience, I think that The Purge would make for a bombastic open-world title similar to the Grand Theft Auto series. It would see the world inhabited by merciless outlaws as the protagonist tries to survive amongst the craziness, and bring justice to it all.

The Hills Have Eyes

Another game that would be a great first-person survival horror would be The Hills Have Eyes. Navigating a desolate, mutated desert, with nothing but the sheer will to survive would be intense to be sure, especially if you can do so in a nuke town.

The Wolf Man

Taking a break from the action-heavy side, I think that The Wolf Man would be a great RPG title, similar to 2018s Vampyr. Living the day as a man, possibly solving investigations to then go by night as The Wolf Man to rid the world of your foes, evil or not, would be a truly interesting game.

Night of the Living Dead

As a true fan of all things zombie, I do think that it’s time for a solid new zombie-oriented game that has nothing to do with infections, but the tried and true original kind of dead that rise from the grave. Enveloping itself in the original 1960s horror film, this would also offer players an intense open world with only the types of weapons and vehicles used during that time period.

There you have it! Our list of the top 7 horror movies that would make great games! Be sure to check out some of our other horror lists for even more bloody goodness!

About the author

Nathaniel Litt

Hi! I'm Nathaniel; Star Wars nerd, musician, and active daydreamer. When it comes to gaming, I'll try anything at least once. My mains though are FPS, Action-Adventure, and Puzzle-Platformers.

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