The horror genre in video games has slowly been making its return after the recent boom of VR and modern gaming. Most of these type of games usually revolve around the first-person perspective where the hero walks around and hides from monsters or paranormal entities if they get too near. The thrill of the game stems from the chase scene, knowing that you will be killed if the killer or monster eventually finds you.

However, there are also plenty of other Horror Games that rely on a player’s wits and guts to survive. Not all survival horror games require fans to run and hide as some use a variety of unique mechanics to help protect the player.

With that being said, here are some horror games that you need to try.

‘Resident Evil 7’

The “Resident Evil” franchise has been under a lot of flak over the past few years for their fifth and sixth action-packed installment. Capcom eventually listened to their fans and returned the series to its roots with the seventh game featuring slow and steady pacing with a frightening atmosphere. Instead of wide open spaces where you can run and hide, “Resident Evil 7” pits players in spiraling hallways and dark corridors where evil lurks in the most unexpected places.

However, you aren’t defenseless as the protagonist, Ethan, has access to some powerful, albeit limited, resources like guns that he can use to kill enemies.

The latest installment in the franchise really takes in the franchise formula to deliver some unexpectedly good scares.

‘Haunting Ground’

Adding dogs to video games is slowly becoming a popular trend over the recent years, but “Haunting Ground” used the concept before it became mainstream. Here, players will take control of a protagonist called Fiona who gets caught up in a complicated situation and is kidnapped after her parents died in a car accident.

She is brought to a large castle where she finds a dog named Hewie who helps her as some sort of protector throughout the game. “Haunting Ground” follows a stalker mechanic where the player is randomly haunted by one enemy throughout the map as they explore the area to find a way to escape. The constant paranoid feeling of encountering an enemy at any time always sets some tension in the air.

‘Until Dawn’

If you’ve ever wanted to take control of a cast in a horror game, there’s no better way to do it than by playing “Until Dawn.” The game takes place in an isolated cabin up in the mountains where a group of friends reunites for the death anniversary of their two close friends who died on that mountain. However, they slowly begin to discover that they’re the subject of a sick revenge game before ultimately discovering a much more terrifying presence at work. Players will control each character and their choices will ultimately impact how the game will turn out to be in the later chapters. The entire cast can all live or die depending on your decisions.