Puzzles have been a part of some of the best horror games ever made.
Both the horror and puzzle styles frequently find their way into other kinds of games, which is something they both have in common. For example, there are plenty of scary parts in games that aren’t horror, and puzzles are common in action adventure games and role-playing games.
So it’s not surprising that the two famous types of music are often mixed together. They often go well together, too, because puzzles don’t usually take away from a scary mood. In fact, sometimes they can make it better. After all, having to work on a puzzle while a monster chases you makes things even scarier. These books are the best ones that combine the two types.
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Amnesia: The Dark Descent is one of the scariest games I have ever played. It’s a modern standard horror game where you guide the main character through a dark and scary castle.
The main character doesn’t do too well with this because the darkness and any scary things he sees mess with his mind. But you have to fight through this and stay away from monsters while you try to solve tasks and move forward in the game. The physics-based puzzles are made more difficult by the fact that you are afraid for your life.
Silent Hill 2
Silent Hill 2 is one of the best horror games ever made because of how scary it makes you feel. It gets most of its praise for its deep, complicated story that can surprise you more than once. In fact, it’s one of the best stories ever written in this field.
As you move through the town of Silent Hill, you’ll have to figure out different puzzles. In many of them, you have to find a note that tells you something about how to solve the puzzle. But even with the notes, it takes time to figure out most problems.
A Rose In The Twilight
In A Rose in the Twilight, you can switch between playing as a girl and a giant. Not only are you allowed to do that, but there are times when you have to do that to get past barriers. This is the most important puzzle in the game.
On the other hand, the horror comes from the creepy world where the game takes place. The game has a nice art style, so the place looks pretty good. But that type of art is also a little scary, especially when it comes to the monsters you have to fight.
Tormented Souls was clearly inspired by the original Resident Evil games, since it plays a lot like them and even has fixed camera angles. The puzzles are also similar in that you have to find different things and sometimes put them together to move forward in the game.
There are a lot of weird monsters that can stop you from moving forward. The game takes place in a creepy old house, so they don’t look out of place. The main character is there to find two twins who have gone missing. But while you’re looking for them, you’ll be scared a lot and wonder if it’s worth it.
Layers of Fear
Layers of Fear is mainly a walking game, and it’s a very scary one. In it, you creep around a Victorian house that isn’t like any other. Or at least it seems strange because you and your character are both seeing things.
This is how the game tries to scare you by messing with your thoughts with different visual tricks. If psychological fear isn’t enough, there are also a lot of jump scares. Sometimes the tricks you can see can help you solve a puzzle. But those aren’t the only clever puzzles in the game. There are a lot more.
Catherine looks more like a horror game than a horror game itself. The title isn’t very scary because of this. Still, the game has some pretty weird-looking images that might at least scare you. The main character of the story is a guy named Vincent, who cheats on his girlfriend with a woman who is not what he expected.
The puzzle part of the game comes in when he starts having dreams because of what happened. Each level has a tower of blocks that you have to climb to the top of. To do this, you have to put the blocks together to make a makeshift stairway.
Resident Evil 2
Most people don’t think of Resident Evil games as puzzle games. But puzzles are a big part of the first games, or in this case, the remake of one of the first games. After all, a lot of what moves the story along is fixing different kinds of problems.
Some are easy, and all you have to do is put a gem in an open spot. Others are a bit more difficult. Some of the most fun puzzles in the whole series can be found in the remake of RE2. And it’s definitely scary, especially when the dangerous Mr. X follows you around.
Limbo stands out right away because of how it looks and its unique color range. But that style is backed up by good ideas. Wordle Unlimited is a creepy puzzle platformer with a lot of mood. You can only run, jump, climb, pull things, and push things, so the gameplay is pretty easy. Also, you can only go in two ways, so you won’t get lost.
But even though the gameplay is simple, the creators are still able to make a lot of interesting puzzles that usually involve a lot of pushing and pulling. If you don’t answer them right away, you almost always die. There are a few spooky creatures, most notably a giant spider, but the horror elements are less common.
The Little Nightmares Series
Either of the Little Nightmares games is a good choice for people who want to be scared while solving problems. The strange and often horrifying creatures you meet on your adventure add to the creepiness. Not only do they look scary, but they are also dangerous.
During the games, many of them will try to grab you, forcing you to play a lot of dangerous hide-and-seek. Part of what makes the game a puzzle is that you have to find ways to avoid their eyes and hands. You also have to figure out how to get from one place to the next. Still, you probably don’t want to see the horrible thing that’s on the other side.
Inside isn’t the scariest game you’ll ever play, but it is a little creepy. A lot of what makes it scary is the way it looks and feels, and the fact that death is always a possibility. Also, people often feel afraid of what they don’t know, and this game has a lot of things that they don’t know. At the end of the day, the whole thing is very strange, since the game doesn’t tell you much about who you are or where you are. You have to figure out how things work on your own.
It’s not a puzzle game because of this. There are puzzles to solve during the game. Most of them can be solved by pushing, pulling, or jumping, which often lets you move on to the next area. They are fun to do, and everything else in the title is just as good.