10 Best New Horror Games on Android (2018-2020)

Halloween is just around the corner! It's time for some scary games. Below is the ranking of the best newly-released horror games for Android. To see the full ranking, visit our list of all Android horror games.

10. Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle

Just because this game might not exactly send tingles to your spine, it doesn't mean it's not perfect for Halloween. Blue Wizard's Friday the 13th is a puzzle that's practically built on it, putting slasher icon Jason Vorhees in center stage.

Throughout Killer Puzzle, you'll be challenged to recreate all his horrific escapades in grid-based fashion. Go around camp and strategically move through each level to carefully eliminate each victim the way mom told you to. While they're as dumb as any horror movie victim is, there'll be plenty of obstacles in your way--making it a challenging yet ultimately rewarding exercise.

It's not quite as gory scare-fest that the movie was. Especially not with the game's blocky voxel visuals. What Friday the 13th does though is it perfectly parodies all the horror tropes we, spooky Halloween lovers, have come to love. It has a provisional playscore of 8.4.

9. Granny: Chapter Two

And now we arrive at a true blue horror title. A sequel to DVloper's pretty successful survival horror, you better watch your back because granny's got her ears on you...and this time she's got company. It might've been difficult enough to escape from their semi-blind geriatric in the first game. But in Chapter Two we’ll have to face the hard of hearing but hard-hitting Grampa too.

The object of the game remains the same: you have five days to escape the house, and each day is rife with danger. You can hide in wardrobes, or sneak under the beds, but your safety is never certain until you get out.

Chapter Two comes with a new all-new house to explore, as well as some minor improvements on graphics. It's still the same dull and bleak visuals, but for mobile horror fans, it's got everything you could hope for in a sequel. Make sure they don't find you. It has a provisional playscore of 8.6.

8. The Coma: Cutting Class

From murderous relatives in the middle of nowhere Cabins, we come back to civilization with a High School Horror from Dodam Games. The Coma isn't just a horror game, though. It's also a survival adventure, which means there's a huge focus on story and resource management. As Youngho, trapped in the corridors Sehwa High, you must escape the hands of a psychotic killer by managing your backpack space and listening closely for footsteps. And just to make things interesting, you'll also have to think about your stamina to run away from the murderer on the loose.

While it was originally a PC title, The Coma has been fully optimized for the mobile. The controls are fairly easy and intuitive, which comes handy when planning for your escape route. For a simple horror title, The Coma beautifully shows off its Silent Hill inspirations in its story, sounds, and atmosphere, earning it a score of 8.61.

7. FNaF 6: Pizzeria Simulator

This isn't exactly what anyone expected for the sixth main installment of the Five Nights at Freddy's series. On the other hand, you'd be mistaken to expect anything less than pants-shitting terrors from this series. No, this game is not what it seems. At face value, Clickteam's FNaF 6 merely wants you at the helm of a new Freddy's branch. Along with it comes a few challenges in managing the branch which you can achieve through the game's many exciting minigames. But, as you'd expect, between these ordinary activities, the chills just sneak through, replacing the bright and sunny with the darkness that we all love.

FNaF 6 is a port from the PC, and as such, it's been a seamless transition. It doesn't just look great on the mobile, its controls also flow pretty well too. While there are some bugs here and there, it doesn't do much to dull the horrifying scenes to come. It has a provisional playscore of 8.79.

6. Bendy and the Ink Machine

If you thought those weird cartoons from the early 1900s were scary, wait till you see them in action. It was one of the breakout hits of 2018, and its since gained a cult following on the PC, consoles, and the Android too.

Bendy and the Ink machine is a horror puzzle adventure from Joey Drew Studios where you follow a cartoonist who finds the cartoons of old turned into nightmarish monsters by the eponymous Ink machine. Bendy's best feature has always been its presentation. It capitalizes on the inherent creepiness of old cartoons and marries it well with haunting sepia undertones. It may not have had the best performance on the mobile, but developers have been hard at work to fix it with constant updates to deliver the best experience yet.

Bringing its massive success on the mobile, it gets a well-deserved provisional rating of 8.8


5. Rest in Pieces

If there's one word you can use to describe mobile games, it's simple. And that's exactly what you can expect from Itatake's Rest in Pieces. At its core, Rest in Pieces is perhaps just another endless runner game among a massive number on the mobile. However, its flavor of monochrome madness is just the twist it needs to distinguish it from all the rest. All you have to do is swing around a porcelain doll from side to side, and avoid any obstacle that comes your way. But, with this simple mechanism, Rest in Pieces spices it with the pressures of awakening poor souls from a terrifying dream, or vanquishing evil clowns.

For fans of the rhythm violence in Drool's Thumper, this might feel very familiar. And, it works pretty well for this game's creepy haunted house environment. With presentations that are on the mark, Rest in Pieces is dreadfully distinct, with a provisional playscore of 8.8.

4. CASE: Animatronics - Horror game

Sure, dolls are scary. But, there's something about towering, clanky metal animatronic that can make your blood curdle. We had it in Five Nights at Freddy's, and now we have it in CASE, too. For fans of the FNAF series, Azur Interactive's CASE levels up the animatronic horror by having given players freedom of movement in a haunted environment. Unfortunately, that freedom goes for the animatronics too. Using just a tablet, watch the security cameras closely and look out for the movements of the murderous metal men who are also equipped with strange abilities.

The night is long and the tensions continue to rise. The only way to survive is to hide and sneak your way to safety. As a port to the mobile, CASE: Animatronics hasn't had the smoothest transition. But, with a combination of mechanics from Outlast and Five Nights, it definitely has a whole load of interesting ideas to offer, and it has a provisional playscore of 8.8.

3. Death Park: Horror Clown Scary Escape Game

What with Stephen King's IT making blockbuster comebacks recently, this next game capitalizes on the growing love for murderous clowns.

Judging from their title, Euphoria Games' Death Park: Horror Clown Scary Escape Game is definitely no IT. But they do have a clown and it's also out for blood. Out in the grimy, yellow halls of the so-called Death Park, a madman is on the loose and you need to find a way out.

Unlike your run of the mill monster game, getting out of Death Park will require you to use some smarts. Collect items along the way and solve the puzzles you face amid its hospital halls, basements, and dizzying mazes. Don't forget to keep track of the creepy clown's movements or you just might find him in the next corner. A horror game for would-be victims, it has a provisional playscore of 8.98.

2. Detention

One of the most harrowing indie horror titles on its release, Detention has successfully been haunting the PC. But, just last September, the Taiwanese production took a bold step, spreading the horrors to the mobile hemisphere.

In Detention, you're told the tale of two students trapped in the halls of their high school right after the traumatic events of Taiwan's martial law period. On the Android, it's free to play, which means it's only going to offer you a sneak peek into the game's spine-tingling sensations and you'll have to shell out for the complete experience. Anchoring on the real-life events of the era and crafting a well-crafted atmosphere, Detention has everything that could make for a compelling horror story. Earning a rating of 9.0, it may well be worth the investment.

1. DISTRAINT: Deluxe Edition

When it comes to bringing the most premium horror experience to the mobile, no one has done it quite like Distraint. It's a game from talented developer Jesse Makonen and it's made a name for itself by balancing 2D sidescrolling aesthetics with truly haunting images and sounds.

Distraint puts you in the shoes of Jonathan Price who is tasked to seize an elderly woman's property in exchange for a partnership in a famous company. It seems easy enough, but he'll eventually learn that his ambitions will come at a very steep price. Even with its restricting format, Distraint is fully loaded with scares. You'll progress the main character's hopes and possible demise, and all of it packed in its very short run-time of just over two hours.

With this Deluxe edition, the experience has been leveled with dynamic colors, enhanced lighting, and even scarier animations. Still a powerhouse in mobile horror, it gets a provisional score of 9.38.