Horror Video games are no stranger on any streaming platform, especially around Halloween. They have always been a fun and interesting way to engage with your audience – some creators will even add horror alerts and SFX as a way for you to try and make them jump, to add to the atmosphere!
Let’s take a look at some of the best horror games to stream on Twitch to increase growth and create horrifically fun content.
Top 5 Horror Games To Stream On Twitch
Outlast is a first-person survival horror, and it is truly terrifying. In this first installment of the Outlast series – you’ll find yourself investigating the remote psychiatric hospital, known as Mount Massive Asylum, after receiving an anonymous email that inhuman experiments are being carried out at the asylum… they are not wrong.
The mechanics of the game are very simple; walk, run, and hide. There is no button to attack and you will even have to search for batteries to put in your camcorder and progress through the game unless you like the darkness. Since its release in 2013, Outlast has found its presence on Twitch and really is a great category for streamers of all sizes. You’ll for sure see growth whilst creating a purposely terrifying experience for your audience.
Dead by Daylight
This is not the first time we’ve written about this title here on Stream Scheme, and that is honestly no surprise to me considering its community and presence on Twitch. Dead by Daylight is a 4 vs 1 survival release in 2016, it still remains one of the most sought after categories for new and small streamers.
The best thing about this title is, you can pick it up with a Xbox Game Pass subscription making this a great game to play with your community. If this is what you choose to do make sure to refine your search using the ‘Playing with Viewers’ tag!
Amnesia: Rebirth is the third installment to the Amnesia franchise. This time you’ll find yourself abandoned in the desert following a plane crash, with no recollection of what happened after the crash nor where your companions are. Soon after you will discover that you have somehow come into possession of a strange device that allows you to travel through rifts to an even stranger alien world.
This game really stands out from all the other first-person horror games out there by focusing progression around puzzle solving so the length of the game will be dependent on how quickly you can solve said puzzles. Amnesia: Rebirth, as a category on Twitch, has relit that interest of die-hard Amnesia fans and seen stable analytics whilst remaining a less saturated title perfect for smaller and new streamers to play this Halloween.
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan
Though Man of Medan is not exactly the spookiest of titles, it is a very engaging story-driven game. Decisions made by you will alter the outcome of the story and the fates of its characters. This means you can heavily involve your community by having polls or maybe even channel point redeems to let your viewers decide what decisions are made.
On Twitch, Man of Medan sits with a smaller audience of 42,000 followers which can often mean that the category goes relatively unnoticed, however like its predecessor Until Dawn, this title has developed a community of people seeking out alternative storylines. Where your growth may be small, the engagements might be just what you are looking to help you develop the necessary conversational skills required to be successful on twitch.
Much like Man of Medan, this is yet another interactive drama. This means decisions made by you in Until Dawn will alter the outcome of the story and the fates of its characters, making this another game great for letting chat essentially play along using polls. This game seems to have more of a presence on Twitch compared to the more recent Supermassive Games title making your potential reach even larger.
The story is gripping and, in the right environment, will make both you and your community uneasy throughout the tale. You’ll find it easy to place high on the category page making it easier to get noticed.
Horror streams of spooky games to play are a great, engaging way to connect with your audience, not just on Halloween, but all year round.