Usually, horror games that take place in a narrow space are scarier than horror games that take place in the open world . The reason is quite simple. In a narrow room, jumpscare awaits from all sides.

Even if there are enemies, you can't escape.Even though horror games in tight spaces feel more sinister, there are also horror games with open world elements that are guaranteed to make your skin crawl. In fact, their level of horror can beat horror games in confined spaces.

Curious about what open world games are meant? Check out this article!

1. Darkwood

Darkwood (

In the morning and afternoon, the green forest does look beautiful. As night fell, the forest actually looked haunted. The darkness that shrouds the forest looks scary and mysterious. This is what makes Darkwood games scary.

For those of you who don't know, Darkwood is a horror game with a top-down perspective, as if you were looking at a character controlled from a bird's eye. The game, which takes place in the jungles of the Polish People's Republic, requires you to explore the forest in the morning and hide yourself from danger at night. The overall chilling atmosphere of the game made critics and gamers praise Darkwood.

During exploration, you will meet various strange and scary characters. You are encouraged to interact and learn their stories. However, you are also advised not to trust them. What is your choice?

2. Dying Light

Dying Light (dok. Techland/Dying Light)

Actually, Dying Light isn't all that scary. Because, you can fight enemies by using melee weapons and firearms. However, Dying Light becomes a very terrible game when night falls.

The zombies that were initially slow and clumsy in the morning became very aggressive, strong, and fast. Therefore, most gamers prefer to use a safe housesystem rather than exploring the city at night. In response to this, the development team decided to make exploration at night more profitable in Dying Light 2.

3. The Forest

The Forest (dok. Endnight Games Ltd/The Forest)

As the name suggests, The Forest takes place in a mysterious forest like Darkwood . As the sole survivor of a plane crash, you must survive the threat of a group of mutant cannibals. Of course, you also need to make sure that your life needs are met. Don't let yourself starve or get cold!

Loneliness makes the game The Forest feel scary. This is made worse by the existence of groups of cannibals who want to eat you. One versus many? No thanks! 

Luckily, you can invite seven friends to survive together and face the cannibals. Playing with lots of friends makes The Forest less scary. On the other hand, this game made by Endnight Games feels like a comedy genre game. Far different!

4. The Evil Within 2

The Evil Within 2 (dok. Tango Gameworks/The Evil Within 2)

In the past, The Evil Within series did not have open world elements at all . The game mechanism has just been implemented in the game The Evil Within 2 . Did the addition of this element work? Well, the responses have been mixed. Some like it, some don't like it.

What is clear, The Evil Within 2 gets praise for its tense atmosphere. No wonder, considering the many scary monsters that are always chasing you. Yup, like the monster in the picture above!

5. Metro Exodus

Metro Exodus (dok. 4A Games/Metro Exodus)

When it comes to games with an immersive atmosphere , the Metro series can be said to be the champion, especially Metro Exodus which was released in 2019. The development team is confident that the world of Metro Exodus is the most immersive world in the gaming world. Cool, this confidence is supported by the product. The proof, the critics and gamers who have played it also expressed the same opinion.

Of course, this atmosphere makes this game feel more spooky, especially in exploring the Russian wilderness at night. The combination of the atmosphere with the jumpscare that appears suddenly is guaranteed to scare you.

6. Face

Face (dok. SadSquare Studio/Face)

Visage tells the story of Dwayne Anderson who is investigating a house haunted by the spirits of its previous occupants. This game has semi open-worldelements . This means that you can explore a large area freely. However, there are various areas that cannot be accessed until you get the key.

This house investigation is not an easy thing. You are always haunted and made worried by the family who used to die in that house. They will follow you, watch you from every angle, and try to attack you. Worse yet, you have no weapons to protect yourself.

The tension that builds slowly followed by acts of terror by ghosts makes many gamers unable to finish this game. A number of gamers even named Visage as the scariest horror game.

7. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl 

The last game on this list is STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl. The presence of STALKER in this list is not something surprising. This series is often compared to the Metro series because of its setting and atmosphere. Interestingly, these two series often get good ratings. Both are of the same quality!

STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl offers an immersive story in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone that was hit by a nuclear disaster for the second time. This game feels scary when you explore certain areas at night, such as laboratories and dungeons. Yup, this anxiety arises because you don't know whether there are mutants hiding in the darkness or not.

Those are the seven scariest open world games . In conclusion, most of the games on this list are scary because of the atmosphere. This series of games manages to scare players through atmosphere building, not just jumpscare .

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