Right now there are not many new point and click horror games releasing. Most of these games are created by indie developers and are overshadowed by huge AAA game labels. Of course, people still enjoy a good point and click games like Five Nights at Freddy’s.
If you are new to point and click genre then there are dozens of good old and new games to play. Most of the P&C games are well design for the survival/horror genre. You can get a pretty terrifying experience with a good horror point and click game.
I have played a few best point and click horror game. Let me tell you that it was a dreadful and thrilling experience that you cannot get from high-graphic AAA horror games. Point and click games are combinations of the visual and text-based novel. So you need to extend your imagination to take a feel of it.
So this is the list of the best point and clicks games of all time that will give gruesome gameplay. The games are ranked based on their popularity, user reviews, and horror gameplay. Most of these games are story-based hence they are singleplayer.
The Last Door
Rating: 9.7/10Year: 2013
Platforms: Android, iOS, Windows, Linux, macOS, NS, PS4
The Last Door is an episodic-based psychological horror game based on the story of four childhood friends. The player controls one of the friends Jeremiah Devitt who tries to uncover a deep-dark supernatural region called Veil. The gameplay involves solving puzzles, exploring new regions, item collection, and reading notes.
The game is inspired by the work of Edgar Allan Poe and H. P. Lovecraft. The soundtrack is very good, suits the environment of the game. The game has eight episodes and requires a small donation to unlock each episode. The games won several indie game awards including “Coolest Videogame” – Indie Burguer Development Awards 2014.
Rating: 9.6/10Year: 2015
Platforms: Windows, Linux, macOS, Android, iOS
Fran Bow is a hardcore gothic horror dark fantasy video game that follows the story of a ten-year-old girl Fran. The year 1944, Fran goes through mental trauma after witnessing the brutal murder of her parents.
She is admitted to an asylum where she is given pills to control her mental illness but causes strange hallucinations of a parallel world. Her black cat gets missing, and she founds herself in a world where plants and vegetables live a peaceful life. Where giant named Itward helps her to find her black cat.
The complex gameplay is represented in a simple manner. It has a classic point and clicks adventure elements. It is also considered as one of the creepiest click adventure games ever. The developers sold 10,000 copies in its first month.
Rating: 9.2/10Year: 2012
Platform: Web browser
Deep Sleep is the series of the three free-to-play online games where the player controls the protagonist who explorer the dreams of shadow people. The nightmarish dream world where researchers are trapped and haunted by shadow figures. The evil restricts the player from unlocking the door.
The main objective of the games is to wake up to end the nightmare, but the evil entities stop the payer from waking up. The game series follows a similar concept connected with a common storyline.
Five Nights at Freddy’s
Rating: 9/10Year: 2014
Platforms: Windows. Android, PS4, Xbox One, Ns
It is a horror survival game sets in the fictional pizza restaurant where the player controls a night security guard who needs to defend from malfunctioning, murderous and haunted animatronic toys. The player needs to survive the night shift and complete different tasks and monitor through the security cameras.
The game is a huge success over the different platforms, and the gaming community has praised the game for its unique gameplay and horror atmosphere. You will find tons of Let’s play video on YouTube and has different sequels, spin-offs, and storybooks. It is the most successful point and click horror game.
The Black Mirror
Rating: 9/10Year: 2003
It is a third-person horror adventure game featuring 150 locations and 5 hours of spoken dialogue. The game has different sequels Black Mirror II: Reigning Evil and Black Mirror III: Final Fear. The player controls the protagonist Samuel Gordon who arrives at the ancestral manor The Black Mirror after 12 years.
His grandfather committed suicide though he suspects that it was a murder. He starts to investigate the death of his grandpa. Soon he uncovers the curse on the Gordon family. The game sold over 500K copies and was popular in the German gaming community.
Rating: 9/10Year: 1995
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation
Clock Tower is the horror survival game inspired by the work of Italian horror movie director Dario Argento. The player takes on the role of an orphan Jennifer Simpson who is adopted by Barrows family along with other orphans. A few days later, mysteriously a girl dies by the antagonist Scissorman.
Now it’s up to Jennifer to investigate the death and avoid getting killed by the Scissorman. She needs to uncover the truth about Barrow’s and escape before it’s too late. The game involves survival horror elements with puzzles and adventure.
Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location
Rating: 9/10Year: 2016
Platforms: Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, PS4
FNaF: SL is the fifth survival horror game of the video game series Five Nights at Freddy’s. The game follows Michael Afton who is in charge of a circus filled with animatronic toy characters who are designed by his father. The Circus Baby is near the location to Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza based on the previous game of the series.
HandUnit is an AI that assists Michael to complete daily tasks. But he ignores the instruction and becomes the victim of sinister activities occurring in the circus. The game involves characters like Freddy, Bonnie, Foxy, and Circus Baby.
The gameplay is pretty classic with some tweaks, requires to move in different rooms to complete tasks, linear storytelling, original soundtrack, and two alternative endings.
Rating: 9/10Year: 2006
Scratches is a mystery horror game that follows a linear storyline of the ’90s. The game takes place in the small rural town in Northumberland, England. The player takes on the role of a book writer, Michael Arthate who wants to write a horror novel.
Michael visits Blackwood estate, where the original owner James T. Blackwood suddenly died, the present owner disappeared without no one knowing and the property is declared haunted. He investigated the house and hears strange scratches which can help to uncover the truth about Blackwood estates.
Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle
Rating: 8.8/10Year: 2016
Barrow Hill is a horror adventure game based on the real locations in Cornwall, England. The player needs to investigate the sinister activities going across the local people. You need to find the truth behind the haunted archeological dig site led by professor Conrad Morse. Explore legends and superstitions, use scientific tools to monitor and uncover the untold truth.
The game features a nonlinear structure with a classic point and click style. The game has the pre-rendered animated scenes. The game got mixed reviews by critics and players appreciated the creepy atmosphere and track in the game.
Layers of Fear
Rating: 8.8/10Year: 2016
Platforms: Windows, Linux, macOS, NS, PS4, Xbox One
It’s a first-person psychological horror story based game follows a mentally ill painter who wants to complete his magnum opus. The game involves puzzle-solving and exploration. As the painter comes back to his old studio to complete his masterpiece things become ugly. The story is divided into six chapters and also has sequel games.
Hope you guys will appreciate the point and click games and support the indie developers who are trying to create fascinating games. So this is it for the best horror point and click games. My person favorite games are Five Nights at Freddy’s, Fran Bow, and Clock Tower. Tell me your favorite games in the response section below. chow.
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