Top 10 Scariest Japanese Horror Games

Recently, goo rankings held another vote for the games that are so scary that they make you not want to play them. While these games are popular in Japan, only a few of them have actually made it to Western shores. The versions listed aren’t necessarily the console the game was first released on, but where it’s easiest to get now (or the best version of said game). So, what games do Japanese gamers find so scary that they don’t even want to play them anymore? Let’s take a look!

10. Parasite Eve 2 (PS)
9. Twilight Syndrome: Kinjirareta Toshi Densetsu (DS)
8. Akazu no Ma (PS)
7. THE Noroi no Game (PS2)
6. Yomawari (PS4)
5. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou (PS4)
4. Nanashi no Game (DS)
3. Otogirisou (PS)
2. Biohazard 4 (PS4)
1. Kamaitachi no Yoru (SNES)

As you may have noticed, a lot of these games are Japanese sound/visual novels. I’m hoping to translate some of these myself for the YouTube channel eventually, as well as play through some of the other Japanese-exclusive games. Have you played any of these yet? Which is your scariest Japanese horror game? Let me know!



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