The best horror games of 2023 (so far)

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My pick of the best horror games of 2023 are a mix of remade classics, inventive indies and Triple-A hits. If you’re spooky of soul like me, you don’t need the excuse of a specific calendar date to get your scare on; if you believe hard enough, every day can be Halloween.

As the games editor for PLAY Magazine and a complete scaredy cat that loves having her buttons pushed by scary games, I’ve assembled below a full on fright fest. Better yet, these are just ten of the best horror games released in 2023 so far, ranging from portable terror to frights that’ll see you diving behind your sofa cushions on console.

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Jess Kinghorn
Freelance writer

Jess is PLAY Magazine’s games editor, and is known for championing the weird, the wonderful, and the downright janky. A fan of cult classic JRPGs and horror, her rants about Koudelka and Shadow Hearts have held many a captive audience. Outside of writing about all things PlayStation, she’s also a lifelong fan of Nintendo’s handheld consoles. Having whiled away most of her college years playing The World Ends With You on the original Nintendo DS, she’s looking forward to uncovering all of NEO’s secrets too. Beginning her career as Official PlayStation Magazine’s staff writer in 2017, she’s since written for PC Gamer, SFX, Games Master, and Games TM.