Step aside zombies, monsters, and ladies in white with long black hair! The real horror this year is an invisible force that has locked us up at home for long periods. The war with this formidable foe is an ongoing battle, but we deserve to take a good break every now and then. In the spirit of Halloween, why not give yourself a spooky good time (the non-life-threatening kind)? Even better, you don’t have to go through it all alone. So gather your buddies for a few rounds of screams, laughter, and most importantly, fun with these best multiplayer horror games!
The Best Multiplayer Horror Games To Enjoy With Friends
Back 4 Blood
The Left 4 Dead series is an all-time human vs zombies classic that many of us probably spent way too many hours on throughout our growing-up years. And 12 long years after the initial release of Left 4 Dead 2, the original developers will be releasing its spiritual successor in October 2021. Are you and your friends ready to be Back 4 Blood?
Left 4 Dead is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S.
Dead By Daylight
There are five players in the multiplayer horror game Dead By Daylight. One player takes on the role of the savage killer while the other four will play as survivors doing whatever it takes to escape the clutches of the killer.
If that doesn’t already sound like a super fun idea, you get to assume control of some of the most iconic characters in classic horror movies and games. Think Michael Myers from Halloween, Freddy Krueger from Nightmare on Elm Street, Ghostface from Scream, and many more!
Dead By Daylight is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S.
Among Us with a horror twist! If that sounds like your cup of tea, you gotta check out Secret Neighbor. Here’s the premise: A group of six children try to break into the basement of the Neighbor’s house. But as you would have probably guessed, one of them is the Neighbor in disguise.
Racing against time, the kids will have to find a total of six keys to unlock the basement door before the evil-looking Neighbor packs them off one by one!
Secret Neighbor is available on PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, iOS.
The other multiplayer horror games might provide you plenty of adrenaline rush, but Phasmophobia will give you and your buddies a taste of true terror.
As paranormal investigators, you and your team will enter haunted locations to investigate ghostly activities with a range of ghost-hunting equipment. That means lots of traversing through dark, eerie hallways with a torchlight, night vision camera, and EMF (electromagnetic field) reader. Oh, just what could go wrong.
Phasmophobia is available on PC.
The Blackout Club
“Every night, everyone in town gets out of bed and sleepwalks. In the morning, they wake up with no recollection of what happened or where they were.”
It is up to you and your friends to investigate this strange phenomenon in a small town in this first-person multiplayer horror game. Not only will you be up against some supernatural forces, but the adults of the town will stand in your way in the quest to get to the bottom of these mysterious happenings.
The Blackout Club is available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
While Until Dawn is technically a one-player game, it is best experienced with other people in the same room. Gather your pals around (make sure it’s safe to do so!) for a fun night of scares with this highly-regarded game available for the PlayStation 4.
As the player will assume control of different characters throughout the game, the best way to play it is to pass the controller around among your friends. The interactive drama horror video game depicts a group of young adults trying to survive a night in a remote mountain getaway while being relentlessly pursued by… well, you have to find out for yourself.
Until Dawn is available on PS4.
Don’t have a gaming rig or a gaming console? Fret not, for you can still have fun playing a multiplayer horror game with your friends on your smartphone with Horrorfield.
The mobile game is similar in vein to Dead By Daylight in that you either team up with other players as survivors to hatch a successful escape plan, or as a psycho hunting them down. You can choose to play as different survivor and psycho characters, each with their own unique set of abilities.
Horrorfield is available on Android.
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Tell Your Friends About These Multiplayer Horror Games And Make A Date Night With Them!
Nothing gets your heart racing and blood pumping like a good old horror game. While playing alone certainly amplifies the scares, we guarantee that the fun is tenfold when you can scream alongside your mates. All the featured multiplayer horror games on this list are readily playable on various platforms. Now you know what to do when October 31st rolls around…
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