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Top 25 best iOS horror games for iPhone and iPad

Top 25 best iOS horror games for iPhone and iPad

Scarily good horror games for iOS

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Updated: October 27, 2022 - 2 games swapped

If you are up for a bit of a spook you are in the right place. Here are the Top 25 iOS horror games 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. However, horror games on your mobile devices 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 all of these titles, 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.

Original list by Anthony Usher, updated by PocketGamer staff 

 

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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.

Fran Bow 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 frightfulness, you can always pick another iOS horror game from our list!

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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 has its 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 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 itself is all about solving puzzles, which is pretty easy when you have our complete Year Walk walkthrough to help you.

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4
Forever Lost

Developer: Glitch Games
Publisher: Glitch Games
Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: 3D, Adventure, Puzzle
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Forever Lost

Forever Lost is a classic point-and-click horror game for your iPhone. The graphic of the game is on point. Because of the high-quality graphics, you can feel the horror atmosphere in the game very well. The feature of Forever Lost is a virtual camera, which is an important part of the gameplay.

Like any point-and-click adventure game, Forever Lost has a lot of puzzles. The more rooms you explore, the scarier those puzzles become. The puzzles are tricky, but you have a lot of attempts to solve them. This project proves that point-and-click games are still in trend.

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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 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 iOS horror games, 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 + Android + Steam
Genre: Simulation
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Night Book

Night Book is a terrifying iOS 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 title.

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7
Horror House Escape Games

Available on: iOS
Genre: Puzzle, Simulation
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Horror House Escape Games

Horror House Escape Games is another point-and-click horror game for IOS devices. The main goal is to get out of the building, solving mysteries, puzzles, and mini-games. Some of the tasks that you will need to solve are quite simple, however, there are a lot of complicated puzzles for the players who are looking for a challenge. In this building, you are going to meet various characters who are definitely not happy to see you in their house.

Excellent graphics and soundtrack make the game's atmosphere even scarier. So, if you are a fan of horror and point-and-click games, download Horror House Escape Games.

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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, The Dark Meadow will encourage you to do so even more, as you'll find the best items stashed away from the prying eyes.

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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 a while 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 iOS horror 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.

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12
Eyes: Scary Thriller

Developer: Paulina Pabis
Publisher: Paulina Pabis
Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Action
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Eyes: Scary Thriller

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, you need to find items, solve puzzles, and avoid this killer clown looking to destroy you.

Download Death Park: Scary Horror Clown

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 woman tries her hardest to destroy you. Evil Nun is an iOS horror game with a good amount of suspense thrown in.

Download Evil Nun

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 uses 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.

Are you interested to know how many FNAF games are there?

Download Five Nights at Freddy's AR

16
Dead by Daylight Mobile

Publisher: Behaviour Interactive
Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Action, Multiplayer
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Dead by Daylight Mobile

Dead by Daylight is a third-person multiplayer action-horror game that tells about four teenagers and a maniac who wants to destroy everyone and everything. The game mechanics are built in such a way that some players must run away from their pursuer, and the one who plays as a maniac needs to find and kill all four teenagers.

Levels are randomly generated, allowing players to experience the game in a new way every time. Locations include many objects, as well as an interactive environment that can be used to achieve a particular goal. A nice bonus is the various skills of each character, helping them to survive.

If you decide to give it a try, redeem the DBD codes to get a nice headstart, and then check the Dead by Daylight killer tier list to learn about the scariest ones.

Download Dead by Daylight Mobile

17
Alien: Isolation

Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Action, Adventure, Shooter
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Alien: Isolation

Alien: Isolation is a first-person stealth horror adventure game set in the Alien universe. The game takes place fifteen years after the events of Ridley Scott's Alien. Amanda, daughter of Ellen Ripley, faces the Alien at the Sevastopol trading station lost in the depths of space. A recorder from the Nostromo was brought to the station, which will help shed light on the truth about the disappearance of her mother, so the main character goes there without hesitation. Amanda is an engineer, not a soldier, so she uses her head more often than a weapon. But you still have to shoot since the station is full of crazed androids and unfriendly members of the ship's crew.

Buy Alien: Isolation

18
Hello Neighbor

Publisher: tinyBuild Games
Available on: iOS + Android
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Hello Neighbor

Hello Neighbour! — adventure horror with stealth elements and a first-person view. The game tells about a guy who witnesses a terrible crime. As a boy, he sees how his neighbor takes and locks people in his basement. The hero wants to get to the bottom of the truth, but for this, he is forced to secretly sneak into the basement in order to expose his neighbor.

Download Hello Neighbor

19
Limbo

Publisher: Playdead
Available on: iOS + Android + PS Vita + Steam
Genre: Platform, Puzzle
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Limbo

Limbo is a side-scrolling action-adventure platformer with addictive puzzles. The game tells about a boy who lost his sister and goes in search of her being on the edge of the hell in which he found himself. You will need to solve a bunch of different riddles, otherwise, you won’t be able to complete the game. Everything that exists in this world will try to kill you or run away from you. Nobody wants to be friends with a lost boy.

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20
Forgotten Hill Tales

Developer: Francesco Mendogni
Publisher: Francesco Mendogni
Available on: iOS + Android
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Forgotten Hill Tales

Forgotten Hill Tales is a first-person arcade puzzle horror game. The game will delight you with a series of exciting and atmospheric stories with many mysteries and interesting puzzles. As you progress, you will meet amazing characters, unravel the many mysteries of Forgotten Hill and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of chaos and twisted plot.

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21
Momo Mother Bird Final Story

Developer: Laplace Games
Publisher: Laplace Games
Available on: iOS + Android
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Momo Mother Bird Final Story

Momo Mother Bird: Final Story is an action-adventure survival horror game. You were left alone for a few days at home. The phone was constantly ringing with calls from Momo. These conversations were terrifying. You have not slept for several days and are very tired. Deciding to take a nap, you were somehow transported to a place that resembles a horror story game. The doors are locked, and no one answers. Your task is to get out of this terrible game and not let yourself be caught by the terrible Momo.

Momo will track your every move. This is her world and you have to play by her rules. With every step, she will be there and will happily send you a message on your phone.

Download Momo Mother Bird Final Story

22
Secret Neighbor

Developer: tinyBuild Games
Available on: iOS
Genre: Multiplayer
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Secret Neighbor

Secret Neighbor is a free-to-play first-person co-op action horror game set in the Hello Neighbor universe. The events of the game take place between the first and second acts of the original game. A group of kids tries to break into a neighbor's basement to rescue their missing friend. But the problem here is that one of the guys from your group is trying to gain the trust of other players and betray them. You will win if you can get into the basement.

Download Secret Neighbor

23
Knock-Knock

Developer: Ice-Pick Lodge
Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Adventure
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Knock-Knock

Knock-knock is a side-scrolling horror puzzle adventure game. In the depths of a dense forest, there is a wooden house. A man lives in this house. Recently, at night, strange Guests knock on his windows and offer to play hide and seek with them. Winning is easy - you just need to live until dawn in your right mind. This means that you should not meet them face to face. Just hiding is not enough since they know where to go. Therefore, one has to look for and close the gaps through which forest creatures enter the house.

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24
Slender: The Arrival

Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Adventure, Simulation
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Slender: The Arrival

Slender: The Arrival is the sequel to the first-person horror game Slender: The Eight Pages. A massive re-imagining of the original game awaits you, offering the same intense, heart-pounding gameplay without all the shortcomings of a hastily made amateur project.

Thanks to the Unity engine, the game visually looks much better than its predecessor. The game has a single-player campaign that immerses players in a creepy atmosphere of horror and makes them experience all the fears and emotions in the dark world of the game. Do you know the feeling when you are alone, but as if someone is watching you?

Download Slender: The Arrival

25
The Baby In Yellow

Developer: Team Terrible
Publisher: Team Terrible
Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Adventure
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The Baby In Yellow

The Baby In Yellow is a first-person action game with horror elements. It's a short game where you must take care of a baby as things get weird. You will find exciting gameplay and a scary atmosphere.

That's our list of best iOS horror games to play in 2022! Of course, keep returning because we will update the list as soon as something even scarier pops up!

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