Top 10 Games Like Layers of Fear (Games Better Than Layers of Fear In Their Own way)

Games Like Layers of Fear
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What Are The Best Games Like Layers of Fear?

When it came out in 2016, Layers of Fear provided players with an addicting but terrifying blend of styles: A Victorian-Era psychedelic horror trip. The game’s focus on this unique setting and atmosphere left many gamers hungry for more. Thankfully, the horror genre has plenty more stylish, nerve-shredding experiences to offer. Here are ten great games just like Layers of Fear.

10. Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home Gameplay

This first-person Thai horror game is a psychedelic haunted house horror game, similar to Layers of Fear.

Players must slowly uncover the truth about their fractured past and find a way to escape while surviving a mythical horror rooted in Thai beliefs. Featuring mysterious lore, a variety of puzzles, and stealth-survival in a decrepit, chilling setting that evolves as your sanity is challenged, this game has everything a horror fan could want.

Home Sweet Home was released on September 27th, 2017.

Thai Spirits: Home Sweet Home is inspired by Thai legends of spirits and malformed entities.

An Abandoned Complex: Home Sweet Home drops players into a destroyed, decaying housing complex filled with dark secrets.

9. Gray Dawn


Gray Dawn Gameplay


A period piece just like Layers of Fear, Gray Dawn puts players in the heart of 1920s rural England as a priest determined to prove his innocence in the murder of an altar boy.

This first person horror game is drenched with religious influences throughout its dread-filled hours of gameplay. Visions of cult-like horrors, violent fantasies, and warped memories plague the player as they go about their quests. You can run. You can hide. But the devil is always watching.   

Gray Dawn was released June 7th, 2018.

Root of all Evil: Gray Dawn’s evil visions tease a terrible darkness to come, perhaps even a meeting with the devil.

Occult Horror: Terrifying supernatural phenomena are common in this recent horror title.

8. Among the Sleep

Among the Sleep Gameplay        

Go back to simpler, scarier times. In this award-winning first-person horror title, players wake up as a two-year old child, intrigued by mysterious noises in the house.

Search for your mother. Explore the dark, ominous corridors of your house at night. Find the truth behind this strange, demented nightmare. In this game, atmosphere and story blur the line between gameplay and flat-out horror experience.

Among the Sleep was released on May 29th, 2014.

Mother’s Mercy: In your search for your mother, you may find something far more disturbing than you could have imagined.

An alternate world: You’re in your home with your mother… but something is wrong.
You are in a nightmarish reality.

7. God's Basement

God’s Basement Gameplay

You wake up in an empty office. A strange voice speaks of the afterlife. Something is not right. Are you… dead?

In this first-person horror game, players are confronted with the task of journeying through a strange purgatory, guided by a mysterious entity known as the “operator.” Discover the secrets of your past life. Survive the horrors of this next life.

God’s Basement was released October 26th, 2018.

Surveillance: The player is being watch and guided by the mysterious operator throughout God’s Basement. Can you trust him?

God’s Basement: This seemingly normal office space quickly reveals itself to be something much more sinister during the course of the game. God’s Basement, as it is called, is a purgatory.

6. Dead Secret

Dead Secret Gameplay

Dead Secret is a first-person horror mystery set in 1960s rural Kansas. Players must investigate a murder while surviving the possibility of becoming the murderer’s next victim. Search for evidence, solve puzzles, and hide from the murderer on the loose.

Dead Secret was released on March 28th, 2016.

Cornered: If you’re not careful, the killer’s next victim could be you!

Crime Scene: Get down to detective work right on the crime scene. Hurry, before the killer finds its next victim.

5. The Park

The Park Gameplay

Panic and Paranoia. This is the feeling a parent might feel at the thought of losing their child, and The Park aims to replicate this primal fear for gamers.

Billed as a first-person psychological horror experience, The Park revolves around exploration, finding clues, and experiencing the dread of its abandoned amusement park setting. Similar to Layers of Fear, this expertly crafted adventure strives to tell an ambitious, unflinching horror story.

The Park was released on October 27th, 2015.

A desperate Mother: You play as Lorraine, a mother desperately searching the amusement park for her lost son, Callum.

Atlantic Island Park: With a history of violent tragedies, this amusement park is a chilling but appropriate setting for Lorraine’s story.

4. The Beast Inside

The Beast Inside Gameplay

You are Adam, a CIA cryptanalyst looking to enjoy the leisurely countryside with your wife. Your new home is anything but relaxed.

Explore a semi-open world, once inhabited by a man with dark secrets. Hide, run, or stand your ground against the malicious forces that have taken root in the countryside. Solve puzzles, interact with the dynamic environmental items, and uncover the truth about the fractured past of this open-world.

The Beast Inside is still in development, with a release date expected in the near future.

A Spreading Madness: Running and hiding is an effective way to escape the deadly threats of this world, but sooner or later, you may have to confront the evil that has flourished.

Rural New England: Secrets of the Civil War are hidden in this seemingly idyllic but deadly countryside.

3.  Visage

Visage Gameplay

Similar to Layers of Fear, Visage features the player wandering through a huge haunted house, slowly losing their minds as they relive the darkness of past memories.

In this first-person survival horror, you will be hunted relentlessly by those you have wronged. There is no way to fight back. Hide from the spirits that haunt you, but don’t linger in the dark for too long, or you’ll go mad. Search for tools, clues, anything that will help you escape the madness and shed light on your past.

Visage was released for early access on October 2nd, 2018.

Descent Into Madness: If you’re not careful about managing your sanity, the world around you will begin to warp and deform.

Hell Itself: You may be doomed to eternity in hell. Can you push back your madness and escape the house before your fate is sealed?

2. The Peterson Case

The Peterson Case Gameplay

In this psychological horror adventure, players must investigate the mystery of the Peterson family’s disappearance.

Explore Roswell, New Mexico, a place known for myths of UFOs and horrific cover-ups. Find clues, use stealthy tactics, and live through broken memories and disturbing realities. You will encounter unearthly enemies, and a terrible secret. Will you find the truth before it consumes you?

The Peterson Case is expected to release sometime in early 2019.

The legend of Roswell: Long a breeding ground for conspiracies and myths, you will finally have the chance to explore the infamous town and separate the truth from myth.

Horrific Truths: Some things are not meant to be uncovered. Will you try anyway?

1. Project Nightmares Case 36: Henrietta Kedward

Project Nightmares Case 36: Henrietta Kedward Gameplay

Project Nightmares is a first-person survival horror game with a fun twist:

The level structures are generated procedurally, creating a unique experience each time you play. In this case, the player is placed into a terrifying maze of hallways in a bewitched house from the past, all to discover the story of Henrietta Kedward, an old woman with a horrific secret. Can you survive this house of hell?

Project Nightmares Case 36: Henrietta Kedward was released for early access on June 1st, 2018.

A Witch: The evil of the past has been resurrected in this frightening survival horror title.

Cursed Nightmare: Explore this randomly generated nightmare and crack the case of Henrietta Kedward.

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