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Best Multiplayer Horror Games to Play Right Now (2024)

In the ever-evolving landscape of video games, the horror genre continues to carve out a significant and dedicated fanbase. Multiplayer horror games, in particular, have surged in popularity, offering players not just spine-tingling scares but also the camaraderie of facing fears together. As we step into 2024, the horror gaming scene is more thrilling than ever. From the eerie chase sequences of "Dead by Daylight" to the supernatural investigations of "Phasmophobia," let's explore the top multiplayer horror games that are captivating players worldwide this year.


1. Dead by Daylight

Dead by Daylight Gameplay

Developed by Behaviour Interactive, "Dead by Daylight" remains an unparalleled pioneer in the multiplayer horror genre. This asymmetrical multiplayer game pits four survivors against a single, unstoppable killer in a deadly game of cat and mouse. With a continuously expanding roster of killers and survivors, each drawn from a mix of original and iconic horror franchises, the game delivers endless heart-pounding moments. The unique abilities of each character and the ever-changing environments make every match an unpredictable and horrifying experience. "Dead by Daylight" excels in creating a tense atmosphere where strategy, teamwork, and quick thinking are key to survival.

Dead by Daylight Gameplay

2. Hunt: Showdown


Crytek's "Hunt: Showdown" offers a unique blend of PvP (player versus player) and PvE (player versus environment) elements, set in a haunting, late 19th-century bayou. Players take on the role of bounty hunters tasked with tracking down and eliminating nightmarish creatures. However, the true threat often comes from other hunters with the same objective. The game's meticulous attention to atmospheric detail, from the creaking of old floorboards to the distant howls of monsters, immerses players in a world of constant tension and danger. "Hunt: Showdown" is not just a test of horror endurance but also of strategic planning and skillful execution.


3. Sons of the Forest

Sons of the Forest Gameplay

Endnight Games' sequel to the survival horror hit "The Forest," "Sons of the Forest," elevates the terror and survival elements to new heights. Stranded on a remote island, players must navigate a labyrinth of caves, dense forests, and cannibalistic threats to survive. This sequel introduces improved mechanics, more sophisticated AI enemies, and an even more mysterious storyline. Multiplayer mode allows players to band together, providing a semblance of safety in numbers. Yet, the sense of dread is omnipresent, as the game brilliantly balances survival elements with sheer horror, ensuring that players are always on edge.

Sons of the Forest Gameplay

4. Phasmophobia

Phasmophobia Gameplay

Kinetic Games' "Phasmophobia" has revolutionized the horror genre with its innovative approach to ghost hunting. This cooperative multiplayer game tasks players with investigating haunted locations to identify and document paranormal activity. The game leverages voice recognition technology, allowing players to communicate with spirits using actual voice commands. This feature, combined with the unpredictable AI of the ghosts, ensures that no two investigations are the same. The thrill of uncovering clues, the suspense of anticipating ghostly interactions, and the sheer terror of encountering malevolent spirits make "Phasmophobia" an unforgettable experience.

Phasmophobia Gameplay

5. Remnant II

Remnant II Gameplay

Following the success of its predecessor, "Remnant II" by Gunfire Games promises an even more thrilling post-apocalyptic world teeming with monstrous creatures. This third-person shooter blends elements of survival horror, action, and role-playing, offering players a rich narrative and challenging combat. The game's dynamically generated worlds ensure that each playthrough offers new environments and enemies, fostering cooperation and strategy among players. With an arsenal of weapons and supernatural abilities at their disposal, players can tackle the horrors that await, making "Remnant II" a standout title in the multiplayer horror genre.

Remnant II Gameplay

6. The Outlast Trials

The Outlast Trials Gameplay

Red Barrels' "The Outlast Trials" offers a chilling cooperative horror experience, setting itself apart from its predecessors. Set during the Cold War, players are subjected to horrifying experiments that test the limits of human endurance, pushing the boundaries of fear and sanity. The game's emphasis on teamwork to survive the trials adds a new layer of strategy and terror. With its gruesome visuals and heart-pounding moments, "The Outlast Trials" is a testament to Red Barrels' mastery of the horror genre.

The Outlast Trials Gameplay

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