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The Best Horror Games of 2023, Ranked

The top 10 horror games of 2023, according to critics

2023 has been an incredible time for gaming across all genres, but the year has provided a remarkable showcase for horror specifically. With the spooky season in full swing, here are the top ten highest-rated horror games of 2023, according to critics.

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The Top 10 Horror Games of 2023

10. System Shock

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Release Date: May 30, 2023

Platforms: PC (console release arriving at a later date TBA)

Metacritic Score: 78

9. Bramble: The Mountain King

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Release Date: April 27, 2023

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S

Metacritic Score: 80

8. World of Horror (Console Release)

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Release Date: October 19, 2023

Platforms: macOS, Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5

Metacritic Score: 82

7. Killer Frequency

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Release Date: June 1, 2023

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S

Metacritic Score: 82

6. Oxenfree II: Lost Signals

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Release Date: July 12, 2023

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5

Metacritic Score: 84

5. DREDGE

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Release Date: March 30, 2023

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S

Metacritic Score: 85

4. Dead Space Remake

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Release Date: January 27, 2023

Platforms: PC, PS5, Xbox Series X|S

Metacritic Score: 89

3. Alan Wake II

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Release Date: October 27, 2023

Platforms: PC, PS5, Xbox Series X|S

Metacritic Score: 89

2. Resident Evil 4 – Separate Ways DLC

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Release Date: September 21, 2023

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S

Metacritic Score: 91

1. Resident Evil 4 Remake

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Release Date: March 24, 2023

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S

Metacritic Score: 93

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Grant Testa
Grant Testa is a writer at Prima Games, who specializes in achievement hunting and horror gaming. He is also an avid comic book reader/collector, fantasy footballer, and rock music fanatic. Thousands who have been defeated by Grant in online multiplayer games have cried to themselves, wondering, "How did he get so good?! Why can't I be a gaming demigod like him?" They would probably be surprised to learn that Grant actually inherited his elite gaming skills from his mom, Joann Hansen, one of the speediest stenographers/typists in the nation, (and probably the world). Fun fact: he is also the son of the world’s first “let’s player” and comedy legend, Tim Testa.