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The best things in life tend to come with a price tag. This is certainly true of most games but it's especially true of horror games—it's a privilege to sh*t yourself. Fortunately, there are developers out there who understand both the need to scream and the limits of the wallet. These are the developers that have brought some of their games to our screens for free!

Check Out These Free Horror Games That You Can Play Right Now!

From point-and-click investigations to RPG-inspired text adventures, these are a sweet oasis in the middle of a DLC and in-app purchase riddled expanse. Here are the best games that don't cost a penny to date.

'Resident Evil 7: Beginning Hour'

'Resident Evil 7' [Credit: Capcom]
'Resident Evil 7' [Credit: Capcom]

Available on these platforms: Windows, Xbox One, PS4

Once upon a time, demos were hardly enough of a game to warrant being called a standalone experience at all. But the past few years have seen the release of a couple high quality demos that turn this standard on its head—'s Beginning Hour demo is one of those.

This demo, meant to introduce us to the terrifying Baker family at the center of Resident Evil 7, really stands on its own. It features a healthy handful of puzzles and jump scares that make you long for more while satisfying the horror survival itch that we've all had since Silent Hills was unceremoniously cancelled. This one is worth grabbing soon just in case Capcom takes it offline with the release of the game on January 24th.

Not going to tease you all by putting P.T. on this list but, if you know someone that has it, then I'd say you definitely have to play it.

'Serena'

Available on these platforms: Windows and Mac

In this short point-and-click adventure, you play as a man in a cabin waiting on his wife, Serena. While inside, you can look around at different artifacts related to different parts of your relationship and slowly discover the disturbing truth behind Serena's absence.

You can grab this game on Steam.

'Tenebra'

Available on: Windows

Tenebra is a psychological horror game in the vein of Everybody's Gone to the Rapture. Its dark and dreary world slowly unfolds as you piece together the mystery behind a slew of murders and violence that have just taken place.

You can find this game on the developer's page.

'Slender: The Eight Pages'

'Slender Man' [Credit: Parsec Productions]
'Slender Man' [Credit: Parsec Productions]

Available on these platforms: Windows and Mac

This wouldn't be a proper list without mentioning the game that started it all. Don't let the shoddy quality fool you, Slender is one of those games that packs quite the punch without all of the graphical frills we've grown accustomed to over the years. The premise is simple: find the eight pages. My advice to you? Don't look back unless you have to and don't stand still for too long!

This game can be downloaded here.

'Cry of Fear'

'Cry of Fear' [Credit: Team Psykskallar]
'Cry of Fear' [Credit: Team Psykskallar]

Available on: Windows

In Cry of Fear you step into the shoes of a 19-year old named Simon who wakes up in an alley after being hit by a car. Much like Silent Hill, the city you are in alternates between a normal appearance and a hellish one that you must navigate in order to escape.

Along the way you will solve many puzzles and fight a few monsters as well. Should you survive, you'll have the privilege of finding out what went down before your arrival.

This game is available for free on Steam.

'The Visitor'

'The Visitor' [Credit: Newgrounds]
'The Visitor' [Credit: Newgrounds]

In The Visitor, you play a weird, floppy kidney-like creature that is on a quest to kill an entire family in the middle of the night. I wish there was more to say about this one... but you've really got to try it for yourself.

This game is playable online.

'My Father's Long, Long Legs'

'My Father's Long Long Legs' [Credit: Correlated Contents]
'My Father's Long Long Legs' [Credit: Correlated Contents]

This game is browser-based.

This web-based text adventure (made with Twine) is one of the most mysterious mentions on the list. Inspired by the the likes of Junji Ito and Alice Carroll, in My Father's Long, Long Legs we take on the role of a young woman pondering her past with her father ahead of a trip back to her childhood home. Sounds innocent enough, but it doesn't shake out quite the way you'd expect. It has multiple endings—all of which are equally chill-inducing.

This game can be played here.

'Alone In The Dark'

'Alone In The Dark' [Credit: Infogrames]
'Alone In The Dark' [Credit: Infogrames]

This game is browser-based.

Alone In The Dark, named the "First Ever 3D Horror Survival Game" by the Guinness Book of World Records, is one special mention. If the novelty of one of the earliest games to feature 3D characters on a pre-rendered background isn't enough to get you going, the creep factor certainly will be.

In a story heavily influenced by the work of Edgar Allen Poe and H.P. Lovecraft, you become either Edward Carnby or Emily Hartwood as you investigate the innards of a certifiably haunted mansion. You get stuck, of course, and must find a way to get what you're looking for and get out.

This game can be played here.

'The Last Door: Chapter One Pilot'

'The Last Door'
'The Last Door'

Available on these platforms: Web, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Mac, Windows

Though this one doesn't technically qualify as a full game, the pilot episode of point-and-click thriller The Last Door is truly worth the playthrough even if you decided, in the end, not to buy the rest of the series. Its ridiculously thoughtful story and genius use of sound is nearly impossible to pass up.

The plot revolves around a group of childhood friends that are investigating a supernatural phenomenon known as The Veil.

Be sure to play in the dark with your headphones on!

'Forest 2'

Available on these platforms: Windows, Android

I think the developer of Forest 2 said it best when they described this game as being Slender with a different ghost. The premise is also quite similar: escape and banish the ghost. I would say that this is the best of both worlds, combining a more refined graphics scheme with the glitchy jump scares of its predecessor.

This game can be downloaded here.

'Lights Out, Please'

'Lights Out, Please' [Credit: Kaitlin Tremblay]
'Lights Out, Please' [Credit: Kaitlin Tremblay]

Available on: Web

Lights Out, Please combines the special horrors of traditional urban legends and ghost stories with the real life fear experienced in the personal stories from a range of international authors.

This game is a collaborative text-adventure made in Twine that features both the works of well-known gamemakers and never-before-published authors.

This game can be downloaded here or played online here.

'A Dark Room'

'A Dark Room' [Credit: Doublespeak Games]
'A Dark Room' [Credit: Doublespeak Games]

Available on these platforms: Android, iOS, Web

In A Dark Room, your character awakens alone in a cold and dark room after a strange chain of events. You start by trying to just keep a flame lit for warmth and light but things eventually progress and the game turns into something you probably didn't expect. This is another one that is better off left unexplained until you give it a shot for yourself.

This game can be played here.

'Slender: The Eight Pages' [Credit: Parsec Productions]
'Slender: The Eight Pages' [Credit: Parsec Productions]

I'm sure that, after all of this, the anticipation is killing you. What's up with all of these dark and creepy rooms? What is the visitor in The Visitor? You can find out all of this and more for the exciting price of $0.00. Right now. Lights off and headphones on!

Which dark room are you off to first?

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