Horror games

Horror games are a subgenre of video games that aim to scare the player through atmosphere, story, and gameplay. They often involve elements of supernatural or paranormal activity, as well as themes of death, violence, and psychological terror.

Some common features of horror games include:

  • Suspenseful music and sound effects to create a tense and frightening atmosphere
  • Creepy or unsettling environments, such as abandoned houses, forests, or hospitals
  • Jump scares, where something unexpected or frightening suddenly appears on the screen
  • Psychological horror, which relies on the player's own fears and imagination to create a sense of unease
  • Survival elements, where the player must gather resources, solve puzzles, and avoid or fight enemies to stay alive

Horror games can be played in a variety of formats, including first-person, third-person, and point-and-click. They may also incorporate elements of puzzle-solving and exploration, as well as stealth and combat gameplay. Many horror games also feature elements of storytelling and character development, often through the use of cutscenes or interactive dialogue with non-playable characters.