Best horror games for Nintendo Switch 2022

Nintendo Switch Horror Hero Little Nightmares
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Although Nintendo is a family-friendly game company, there are a few horror titles available right now we would consider the best horror games for the Switch. Plus, there are more iconic horror characters and brand-new titles on the way. So don't count the Switch out in this game genre, and keep an eye out for what's to come. If you love horror games, these are the best ones available on Nintendo Switch.

Little Nightmares 2

Adding on to the spooky thrill that was Little Nightmares comes Little Nightmares 2. With a whole new story, new villain, and new twist, this title speaks for itself. Solve the puzzles and see if you can make it out of the trance the rest of the world is caught in. The cute animation and unique style make this a title worth mentioning.

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Little Nightmares 2

In this creepy adventure, you follow cute little Six through a prequel story. The tower in the city is emitting transmissions, are they taking over the people? 

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Resident Evil Revelations Collection

Resident Evil was the first horror game I ever played and the first game I played all the way through to the end. Revelations and Revelations 2 are interim games that take place between the main titles. Revelations takes place between Resident Evil 4 and 5 and follows Jill Valentine on an abandoned cruise ship while Revelations 2 takes place between Resident Evil 5 and 6 and follows Claire Redfield on an abandoned prison island. The two games tie up some loose ends from the franchise and give you some more good old-fashioned Resident Evil fun.

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Resident Evil Revelations Collection

Continue Jill Valentine's adventure after Resident Evil 4 and Claire Redfield's after Resident Evil 5. These two titles in one collection helps expand on the stories of games past and are sure to shake you up.

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Luigi's Mansion 3

Join the classic Mario crew on their horror adventure with Luigi as the star in Luigi's Mansion 3. This is a kid-friendly, ghost-hunting horror game. Play the story mode to save your friends from the big bad ghost himself, King Boo, or play with family and friends in a multiplayer mode with new mini-games. Plus check out some new abilities and ways to explore the mansion with Gooigi.

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Luigi's Mansion 3

A spooky title the whole family can enjoy! Mario and friends have been captured by King Boo. It's up to Luigi and new invention Gooigi to save them!

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Friday the 13th: The Game

In this horror tribute to the Friday the 13th movies all Jason Voorhees fans love, it's slash or be slashed. You can choose to play as one of the campers running from the killer or get into the mind of the killer himself and make sure no one makes it out alive. You even have your selection of different maps based on different key locations from the movies. What will you choose?

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Friday the 13th: The Game Ultimate Slasher Edition

Jump inside a horror classic as a survivor or as the killer himself, Jason Voorhees. As Jason your goal is to catch all the campers. As a survivor it's in the name, survive! 

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Spirit Hunter: Death Mark

A haunting mark is appearing randomly on unsuspecting citizens of Tokyo and seems to mean an untimely death. There's a special location said to prevent the mark from taking your life if you have it. You don't know why, but you've found yourself there. Discover its secrets and see if you can survive.

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Spirit Hunter: Death Mark 

A mysterious mark is coming for the people of Tokyo. No one knows why it appears or how to get ride of it before you die. Now it's on you, can you figure it out before it takes you?

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Hello Neighbor

You think you may have caught your neighbor in the act of killing someone. Now he's after you and trying to catch you before you tell on him! You are playing as a neighborhood kid attempting to gather proof and get out. But be careful, the longer you take, the more he'll be able to predict your next move.

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Hello Neighbor

Your creepy neighbor is out to get you. The game's AI helps the neighbor learn from your past movements and becomes more challenging to avoid over time. 

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Remothered: Broken Porcelain

Remothered Broken Porcelain

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Remothered is an award-winning survival horror series with more to offer with each game. In Broken Porcelain, you're at the Ashmann Inn, sneaking in the shadows and attempting to escape. The Inn has a disturbing past with strange things continuing to happen inside these walls. Can you uncover the truth and make it out? Your timing will be key, so don't delay.

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Remothered: Broken Porcelain

Carefully explore the Ashmann Inn to uncover all of the secrets and horrors it contains. You'll need to know when the best times are to search and when the best times are to hide.

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Deadly Premonition Origins

Deadly Premonition Origins

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In this cult classic survival horror, you pay as FBI Agent Francis York Morgan. You think you're there to investigate a set of serial murders, but there's more to uncover than expected. Connect with all the townspeople to see what they have to tell you and see if you can find the killer and discover the disturbing secrets of the town.

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Deadly Premonition: Origins

Work to figure out who or what is behind the gruesome serial murders in Greenvale while playing as an FBI agent. There are plenty of twisted secrets to uncover.  

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Five Nights at Freddy's Core Collection

For some reason people keep quitting this job as a night guard watching over these moving animatronic creatures. But no matter! That means there's a job for you. Watch the cameras and make sure no creatures end up in the camera room with you. Don't forget, the animatronics move. The Core Collection comes with the first five games in the series so you get to see new characters and new locations.

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Five Nights at Freddy's Core Collection (Switch)

This collection gives you the first five FNAF games in the series within one purchase. See if you can survive working as a security guard of a kids' pizza place when the animatronics want to kill you. 

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Among the Sleep: Enhanced Edition

You're just a toddler who really wants his mom. But everything seems off, and you're hearing strange noises. Mother is nowhere to be found and your house is dark and different. At least you have your teddy bear to keep you safe. This horror has won several awards and does a great job of truly putting you in the mind of a scared child.

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Among the Sleep: Enhanced Edition

Play as a toddler who must make their way through a house filled with dangerous elements. It's an award-winning psychological horror game. 

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Dead by Daylight

This is a team game where you try to just survive until the morning, however one player is a killer. See if you can run, hide, and fight your way to morning without falling into the killer's traps. Or take on the role of the killer and see if you can strike out all the survivors before the sun comes up. A 4v1 may not seem like fair odds, but the killer has some tricks up their sleeve.

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Dead by Daylight

One of you is a serial killer while the rest of the players are potential victims. See if you can survive the night and come out alive. 

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What are you afraid of?

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There is nothing quite as fun as a video game that can scare the pants off of you. It's a bit like watching a horror movie, but you actually get to become a part of the terror! No matter what your fear, there's sure to be a game to highlight it and bring on the excitement of facing it. Heighten your adrenaline by playing with sound up, or maybe even wearing headphones and with the lights out!

We'd highly recommend checking out all the best horror games for Switch on this list, although we're partial to the creepy cuteness of Little Nightmares II. Can you figure out how to get away from the trance?