Where would we be without great horror games like Slender? . . . Well, we’d be where we are but with drier pants, I guess.  Anyway, here are the very best games like Slender for XBOX 360, PS3, PC and other devices.

You can choose games by common themes and genres, or see below for our personal choices of the best games like Slender.

Games like Slender by Genre / Theme

Horror: Slender is, of course, one of the scariest games in the world. Set in a hideous world where death is right around the corner and where there’s horror around every corner, Slender will scare your pants off. If you love scary games we’ve created a list of title you’re going to love. See our choices for the best horror games.


Survival: Survival is the name of the game in Slender. You’re going to die and you’re going to die in hideous ways. Ever since gaming technology became powerful enough to create truly scary graphics, survival horrors have been a mainstay in the industry. There are tons of excellent scary survival games. We’ve put the best of them in a collection you’re going to love. See our choices for the best survival games.


With those two collections you should be able to find the perfect game for you. But if you’re still not content then here’s our personal choices for the very best games like Slender. . .





Corpse Party

Corpse Part is a survival horror adventure that was made by the video games developer Team GrisGris. Corpse Party was followed by remakes “Blood Covered” and “Blood Covered Repeated Fear.”

Despite being made originally way back in 1996, Corpse Party has recently seen a surge in popularity.




STALKER is a series of games that began life in 2007. The games centre around incidents of the Chrnobyl power plant which created a bizarre zones around the planet known as The Zone; it’s a place full of zombies, mutants, factions and the military.



Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2 is largely based around cooperative gameplay and uses Valve’s Source game engine. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic world and centres around four survivors who must battle their way through hordes of zombies. There are five campaigns in which the goal is to survive and to escape. The game uses AI Director 2.0, an artificial intelligence engine to create procedurally altered AI that changes depending on the way you play the game.



Dead Space

Highly violent third person shooter set in space with tons of scary aliens and death scenes.




DayZ has you playing in a fictional post-Soviet state known as Chernarus where a virus has caused the people to turn into zombies. You play as one of the survivors and must find water, food, weapons and medicine while avoiding or killing hordes of zombies and choosing to either play co-operatively or competitively against other players as you try to survive the apocalypse.



Project Zomboid

Project Zomboid is a game by independent video game developer The Indie Stone and falls within the open world survival horror genre. the game hurls you into a post apocalyptic world full of zombies. Your mission is simple: stay alive for as long as you can before dying.




Rust is game from independent video game developer Facepunch Studios, who also created the famous Gary’s Mod. The game is based on a combination of Minecraft, DayZ and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.



State of Decay

State of Decay is an open world survival horror game packed full of zombies. The game was made by video game developer Undead Labs. State of Decay is all about using the resources available to help you to survive. You’ll need to use stealth, resources, evasion and base building to survive the zombies.




Outlast is a game in the stealth survival horror genre and was made by video game developer Red Barrels. Outlast features a strong story driven survival campaign told in first person narrative and set in a psychiatric hospital.Visually it is similar to the typical horror movie. You play as a protagonist who cannot fight other than by shoving enemies away. There are no traditional weapons and so your modus operandi is stealth. You’ll need to use the environment intelligently to avoid enemies.



Mad Father

One of the best the best freeware horror games here, from video game developers who specialise in the genre.



Paul Harrison

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