Top 10 Smartphone Horror Games



Top 10 Smartphone Horror Games

VOICE OVER: Dan Paradis WRITTEN BY: Alex Slade
Script written by Alex Slade

Looking for some quick scares on your phone? Welcome to, and today we'll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Smartphone Horror Games.

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Top 10 Smartphone Horror Games

First, we were scared at home; now we get to be scared on the go. Hooray! Welcome to, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Smartphone Horror Games.

For this list, we’ll be taking a look at the spooky games available for your smartphone, whether it’s on iOS or Android. If the game manages to make you jump, has dark and mature themes and content, then it’s eligible for this list. What won’t be eligible, are games that are no longer available to purchase or download. Sorry, that means you, Dead Space, despite how awesome you are.

#10: “Dead Trigger” (2012)

All right, let’s face it. There are going to be a lot of zombie games on the list. Come on, what did you expect? First up is Dead Trigger, a first-person zombie shooter, rife with guns, monsters, and gore. Its controls will take some getting used to, but when you’re mowing down zombies left and right while screaming in panic, you’ll forget all about it. With great graphics for its age and fun survival based gameplay, you’ll find yourself jumping to the next mission without breaks.

#9: “Zombie Highway 2” (2015)

Who doesn’t love endless runners? If we’re in a vehicle, is the genre still called a runner? Endless driver just doesn’t have the same ring to it. Improving on its predecessor in absolutely every way, Zombie Highway 2 is a blast to play. Run over countless zombies and avoid debris for as long as you can to top the leaderboards. The more objectives you complete, the more extensive pool of guns and vehicles you’ll have at your disposal. There’s nothing like the thrill of shooting zombies off your car while trying to keep your eyes on the road.

#8: “Indigo Lake” (2013)

The ambient noises, ominous music, and foreboding atmosphere alone makes this a worthwhile experience, and the gameplay is just the cherry on the top. The game has enormous open environments, and the player can even enter vehicles to get around the forest quicker. Additionally, there are also puzzles you can solve. While the game is action-packed, Indigo Lake also uses psychological horror to get inside the player’s head. We know we’re just watching a small screen, but this game still unnerves the heck out of us.

#7: “Into the Dead 2” (2017)

Similar to Zombie Highway 2, Into the Dead 2 took what made its predecessor work and enhanced it in all the best ways. It’s an endless runner – literally, this time – that has a story mode to complement it. Played in the first-person perspective, you must swerve in between zombies to get as far as possible. The more you play, the more parts you get to build better weapons. A shotgun is always handy when there’s a wall of zombies in front of you and no room to avoid them. Great graphics and atmosphere make this a must play for any zombie fan, and the story will even tug at your heartstrings.

#6: “Lost Within” (2015)

From the developers of Prey, comes a story oriented adventure game where the only thing you can do when up against the horrors that stalk the corridors inside, is to run or hide. Graphics on smartphones are getting better and better with every release, and Lost Within is a good indicator of the potential of mobile as a gaming platform. The textures and environment look immaculate, even if you’re in a run-down, haunted asylum. Good luck, and don’t listen to the whispers in your ear.

#5: “Dead Effect 2” (2015)

Imagine if you mashed together DOOM, Bioshock, and F.E.A.R, and you’ll get an idea of what’s in store for you with Dead Effect 2. Games set aboard spaceships are never dull, but we’ll be honest here, there’s not much to this game other than blasting zombies and creatures to smithereens, but the abundance of loot and enjoyable gameplay make up for the lack of substance. It’s got great graphics and atmosphere, and the enemies are varied enough so that you don’t ever get tired of doing the same thing.

#4: “Dark Meadow: The Pact” (2011)

Here we have a game that knows what it is. It knows you don’t have a controller, or a mouse and keyboard, so it makes it as simple and as intuitive as it can be. As you explore the hallways, you can encounter all kinds of horrific creatures, in which you engage them with combat mechanics similar to Infinity Blade. Dodge when you notice the enemy cues and swipe to attack. Simple! With the fun and easy to grasp combat, and an equally engaging story to complement it, it’ll keep you slicing through enemies to see it through to the end.

#3: “Limbo” (2013)

Awww, it’s just a boy lost in the woods. Let’s help him out. And he’s impaled by a spider. Great. Despite playing as a child, the game’s dark aesthetics, themes, and creatures are enough to rattle any adult to the core, and we can’t help but feel compelled to see the game through to the end. Its puzzle-based “trial and death” gameplay will have you determined to solve the situations in which the boy finds himself in. With no tutorial and in-depth explanation of the plot, the controls are left for the player to work out, and for the story to be interpreted however they want.

#2: “The Walking Dead” (2012)

Arguably the most known and well-received of the Telltale games, The Walking Dead’s easy controls and episodic, story-based gameplay are perfect for your mobile. Follow an original story set in the Walking Dead universe, and have your choices have repercussions that carry out from episode to episode. With some great acting and moments that will have you wishing you had more time to decide, you’ll be constantly wondering if you’ve been making the best choices. You won’t be able to put it down until you reach the end, and it may be a good idea to have tissues on you when you do.

#1: “Five Nights at Freddy’s” (2014)

Say what you want about the game, but there’s no denying the impact it’s had on the community, and you’re lying if you haven’t jumped out of your skin at least once when playing. While the series didn’t change up the formula a whole lot, the scares and tension grew with every title, and it all began with the first game. With its simple premise of checking cameras and locking down your position, it works incredibly well with mobile controls. Your hands will get sweaty as the clock ticks on and the evil animatronics close in your spot, as you desperately try to keep surveillance on everything while you wait for dawn. Good luck.