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Best Horror Games for VR in 2022

Five Nights at Freddy's
Five Nights at Freddy's (Image credit: Scott Cawthon)

Horror games translate extremely well to VR, and most people will either love them or hate them due to the overall level of terror that can be achieved. Shutting out the real world, including your desk, monitor, lights, and family members, and being injected straight into a horrifying world is quite a thrill. Whether you're using Rift, Vive, Windows Mixed Reality (WMR), or Index platforms, we've rounded up a bunch of the best horror games that will give you a scare.

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Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted (opens in new tab)

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Compatible with Vive, Rift, WMR, and Index platforms, Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted brings together a bunch of terrifying experiences set in the world of animatronic terror. You've been signed up to keep the place shipshape, but you have to work after hours… mostly in the dark. Whether you're a fan of the older game series or a total newcomer, this is a bonafide horror game that is well worth the price of admission.

Scare yourself good with these VR horror games

This roundup of horror games should deliver something for everyone, whether you're looking for survival horror, puzzles, zombie-shooting action, or a thrilling story. If you're not sure where to start, we recommend checking out Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted. It's compatible with all the major VR platforms and it brings a ton of content to the table, including a DLC called Curse of the Dreadbear.

It does a fantastic job of getting under your skin with anxiety as you live day in and day out amongst huge, creepy animatronics that may or may not want to murder you, but rest assured there are plenty of jumpscares. Reading reviews, you'll see that many people don't get too far into the story simply because it's so scary. If that's not a selling point for a horror game, I don't know what is.

When not cowering with eyes closed, there's much to discover, including a ton of minigames and puzzles, as well as content from the older games in the series remastered for VR.

Cale Hunt
Cale Hunt

Cale Hunt is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.