Reverse horror games aren’t something we see every day. These types of games play out from the perspective of the killer rather than the victim.
This isn’t a new game style by any means, but I’ve noticed that it seems to be picking up some steam.
6 Best Reverse Horror Games in 2023
Lately, I’ve seen many people ask about reverse horror games, so I figured I’d put together this list of what I consider the best reverse horror games today.
Therefore, this list compiles some great yet underrated reverse horror games to get your fix without having to venture into the internet’s dark corners on your own.
So, without further delay, let’s jump right in!
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
While focusing on The Legend of Zelda franchise, Hyrule Warriors have created this Dynasty Warriors-style gameplay.
In Hyrule, the game shows us how iconic characters help defeat swarms of enemies, including Ganondorf.
This game made it to our list so that we could talk about you taking on the role of Ganondorf, the *bad* guy.
You must pass some hoops to unlock Calamity Ganon.
Wouldn’t it be great, though, if we could play as Ganon from start to finish in a single game?
Skul: The Hero Slayer
Okay, this is my personal favorite.
The game Skul: The Hero Slayer places you into the shoes of one of the bad guys in a roguelike world.
With the ability to play as many different skuls, you will have to stop those revolting humans from getting to your demon king.
In every chapter, you’ll fight a corrupted boss, and either has to defeat them or uncorrupt them.
However, beware of Dark Quartz!
Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
With his own video game, Warrior dominated Super Mario Land in 1994.
In order to defeat Mario’s ginormous castle, the villain’s character is on a quest to build a castle of his own.
To raise funds for the castle, Wario sets off for an island where pirates allegedly stole a golden statue of Princess Peach.
He intends to steal and then sell it back to Mario. It feels pretty like playing Super Mario on a wacky side-scrolling platform!
Stubbs the Zombie
Stubbs The Zombie in Rebel Without A Pulse is undoubtedly one of the most popular video games.
This game revolves around a traveling salesman who falls in love with a girl in the 1930s.
You were killed by her father when he discovered this and thrown into the wilderness. A few years later, Stubbs returns from the dead as a zombie in search of his true love.
Essentially, this means players need to sink their teeth into innocent civilians.
By infecting more people, your chances of succeeding in taking control and finding your girlfriend increase!
The Sopranos Road To Respect
In the 1990s, The Sopranos became one of the most successful television series. It inspired a lot of other television projects afterward, and everyone talked about it.
The game, however, is little discussed because it needed to be better received.
Players in this title can take on the role of Bonpensiero’s son under Tony Soprano in the mafia.
The game focuses on the mafia side of things, while the television series deals with how a life of crime impacts the family.
Hatred is one of the most controversial games on this list, and for a good reason.
I won’t discuss this a lot about this game because it is most hated. (Pun Unintended)
The game is a twin-stick shooter where you are a hell-bent person who decides to kill as many innocents as possible while you are *cough* dying *cough*.
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These horror games will only be for some, but they show that there can be a lot of creative ideas under the umbrella of reverse horror.
Furthermore, the best reverse horror games are a matter of personal preference. I’ve offered my suggestions above; now it’s up to you to decide which ones you like best.
Whatever your decision, get ready to face the horrors of the night with a smile!
Hopefully, you enjoyed the list and are looking forward to trying some reverse-horror games soon!
Until then! Adios amigo! Let the roller coaster of the gaming world take you on a ride!
Natasha Mascarenhas is a reporter at ExploTech covering early stage startups and venture capital trends. She also tracks the different networks that play into founder success, from loneliness to immigration. Before ExploTech, Natasha reported on the same beat for Crunchbase News.