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Top 15 best horror games for iPhone and iPad (iOS)

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Top 15 best horror games for iPhone and iPad (iOS)

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Updated: Original list by Anthony Usher, Updated by Jupiter Hadley on October 31st, 2021.

If you are up for a bit of a spook you are in the right place. Here are the Top 15 iOS horror games that you can play on your iPhone and iPad!

When it comes to something a bit more spooky, you could always watch a scary movie. But, watching a movie will never put you in the middle of the action. Horror games on your mobile devices, however, will bring you right into the scary scene you are trying to explore. You'll get drawn in, trying to survive or trying to understand the world around you, while possibly being terrified out of your mind.

Whether it's a spooky atmosphere or a simple jumpscare, there are so many ways to be terrified through games! We have spent some time being scared and checking out games, so that you don't have to, and have compiled a list of the best of the best when it comes to horror games on iOS devices. 

Here are the best of the best.

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1
Fran Bow

Developer: Killmonday Games
Available on: iOS + Android + Windows 8
Genre: Adventure
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Fran Bow

Fran Bow is a point and click adventure game full of horror - from the main character starting off in an asylum to the world that she goes into when she takes her pills. The world is full of scary characters, creepy situations, and a world so far from our own it's quite scary in itself.

The game is divided into chapters that cost around $2 each, so it's advisable to test the first one before you decide to buy the rest. If it's not your cup of horror, you can always pick another iOS horror game from our list!

Download Fran Bow

2
Rest in Pieces

Publisher: Itatake
Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Endless running
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Rest in Pieces

There are a lot of fears that are seen time and time again among people in the world. Rest in Pieces takes the concept of common fears and brings them to life. You play as a fragile, porcelain doll that is trying to stay alive while getting closer to the things you fear most. Each of these dolls have their own fears - from sea monsters to clowns, and all of these fears need to be met in order to make it back to your world. Be careful to not get shattered. A very interesting setting for an iOS horror game.

In case you want to know more, read the complete Rest in Pieces review.

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3
Year Walk

Developer: Simogo
Publisher: Simogo
Available on: iOS + Steam
Genre: Adventure
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Year Walk

Year Walk is yet another first-person adventure game set in a forest. This time around, though, it's a snow-covered 19th-century Swedish forest. Simogo's eerie title revolves around a ritualistic vision quest that allows you to take a peek into the future. This phenomenon is known as, well, the "year walk". The Year Walk game itself is all about solving puzzles, which is pretty easy when you have our complete Year Walk walkthrough to help you.

Download Year Walk

4
Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies

Developer: Ideaworks Game Studio
Publisher: Activision Blizzard
Available on: iOS + Android + Xperia Play
Genre: Arcade, Conversion, Shooter
Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies

In Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies, you can grab a weapon, team up with three of your friends, and mow down waves of zombies until your heart's content. Don't think for a second that this game is a walk in the park, though. It isn't.

The walking dead will hunt you down across multiple maps and a variety of game modes, including a 50-level gauntlet mode that's said to be the "ultimate undead challenge". It's one of the least scary horror games on iOS but it's surely fun!

Download Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies

5
The Walking Dead: The Game

Publisher: Telltale Games
Available on: iOS + Android + PS Vita + Ouya + Steam
Genre: Adventure
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The Walking Dead: The Game

What can I say about The Walking Dead: The Game that hasn't already been said? Not much. I mean, Telltale's point-and-click adventure has been showered with so much praise and earned so many Game of the Year awards and accolades, what else IS left to say?

If you're a fan of AMC's hit The Walking Dead TV show or Robert Kirkman's increasingly popular graphic novel series, you need to play this five-part episodic game. Now. The Walking Dead: The Game centres, for the most part, on brand-new characters, though a few familiar faces make appearances, too. Again, maybe it's not as frightening as some other horror games on iOS, but it's definitely worth a try!

Download The Walking Dead: The Game 

6
Night Book

Developer: Wales Interactive
Publisher: Wales Interactive
Available on: iOS + Steam
Genre: Simulation
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Night Book

Night Book is a terrifying horror game where you are sent to a remote island, looking to uncover a dead language to help make history. However, it becomes pretty clear that everything is not as it seems, as this dead language starts to cause mysterious happenings and hauntings around you. Night Book has hyper realistic graphics, which really add to the horror element, and creates a really scary game.

7
Organ Trail: Director's Cut

Developer: The Men Who Wear Many Hats
Publisher: The Men Who Wear Many Hats
Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Adventure, Retro, Shooter, Simulation
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Organ Trail: Director's Cut

Organ Trail: Director's Cut is a comical zombie-survival spin-off of the classic educational title The Oregon Trail.

Basically, you have to travel westward in a station wagon with four of your best buddies, scavenging for supplies and fending off attacks from biters along the way. In Organ Trail: Director's Cut, there are a number of ways in which your party can die. Contracting dysentery is one of them. Yup, comical.

Download Organ Trail: Director's Cut

8
Fighting Fantasy: House of Hell

Publisher: Tin Man Games
Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Adventure, Card/board game
Fighting Fantasy: House of Hell

Are you familiar with the Fighting Fantasy franchise? For those of you who aren't, it's a series of interactive books and novels that enable you to carve your own path through the narrative.

In House of Hell, you have to navigate the many rooms and corridors of the monster-filled mansion that you've entered following car trouble and a freak storm. There are lots of items to pick up, plenty of nasties to battle, and hundreds of decisions to make.

Download Fighting Fantasy: House of Hell

9
The Dark Meadow

Developer: Phosphor Games Studios
Publisher: Phosphor Games Studios
Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Shooter
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The Dark Meadow

You've just awakened in an abandoned hospital. You have no idea how or why you're there. All you do know is that a mysterious white witch is patrolling the hospital's derelict hallways. Your aim, then, is to discover what the hell is going on.

In order to do this, you must first defeat waves of monsters with a crossbow and a sword in Infinity Blade-style gesture-based battles. If you are a fan of exploration, this game will encourage you to do so even more, as you'll find the best items stashed away from the prying eyes.

Download The Dark Meadow

10
Samsara Room

Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Adventure, Puzzle
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Samsara Room

Samsara Room is another point and click adventure game that is quite unsettling when you play it. There is always this feeling of something not being quite right, something being almost wrong, but you can't figure out what. You find yourself waking up in a room, not knowing where you are, and you just need to escape, but you keep seeing something creepy lurking in the shadows. The puzzles are challenging and so well designed.

Samsara Room even got a remake not so long ago, and what's more important - the developers decided to hand it out for free!

Download Samsara Room

11
Sentence

Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Simulation
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Sentence

Sentence takes you into a small town where young girls are being kidnapped and murdered individually, something that is quite worrying to the people of the town. The police have arrested a former cop on suspicion of causing these crimes, but it seems like he might not be who is really behind this, especially based on the evidence that is being found around. In this game, you will need to balance messages with friends and loved ones, hack databases, listen in on conversations, and find a way to find the real serial killer, while trying not to get too killed yourself.

12
Eyes - The horror game

Developer: Paulina Pabis
Publisher: Paulina Pabis
Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Action
Find out more about Eyes - The horror game
Eyes - The horror game

Eyes is a terrifying survival horror game for iPhone full of ghosts, monsters, the idea that you are always being watched, and spooky jumpscares. I hate jumpscares, they literally make me jump every single time, but if that's what you want you won't find a better game to give it to you. You will be trying to escape strange rooms that have been abandoned, finding useful items, and trying to stay within the light.


Download Eyes: Horror & Scary Monsters

13
Death Park: Scary Horror Clown

Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Arcade
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Death Park: Scary Horror Clown

Nobody seems to like clowns. They are a terrifying concept, especially in the light that they are depicted in, in media. Death Park has you exploring an abandoned amusement park, which includes an old circus that has a horrifying killer clown, looking to kill you as fast as possible. As you attempt to survive in the game, you need to find items, solve puzzles, and avoid this killer clown looking to destroy you.

14
Evil Nun

Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Adventure, Arcade
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Evil Nun

None of us are sure what happened to the Nun in this game. Could she be possessed? Could she be part zombie? Who knows, but one thing is for sure, she is out to kill you. You need to explore, solve puzzles, hide and most of all survive as this crazy, old women tries her hardest to destroy you. Evil Nun is a horror game with a good amount of suspense thrown in.

15
Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery

Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Adventure, Puzzle
Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery

AR is a way to bring the spooky right to your actual home or location, which can add another element of horror to your gameplay. Five Nights at Freddy's using AR to put horrifying animatronics in your surroundings, allowing them to lurk around your home. You will need to survive, watching them through your phone, and keep yourself safe while seeing them in your own space.

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