Have you ever heard that fear helps you think faster and more efficiently? No? Well, now you did.
And if this claim doesn’t sound believable to you — try one of these horror puzzle games for Android and iOS. These games will not only test your logical skills but give you a good scare as well.
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Here’s the list of the 5 best apps in that category you should try. Take a look!
That Level Again
Let’s start with the That Level Again app. This is a horror-themed puzzle game that will test your brain and play on your nerves.
Frankly speaking, the concept of this game is already a nightmare for lots of people. Just imagine a never-ending Groundhog Day when you also need to complete various tasks. As you may guess by the name, all the levels in this game are the same — but are they, really?
The trick here is the levels are the same but there’s always a new way to pass them. In other words, the way you’ve complete the level before will never work again even if the obstacles seem the same. There are 96 levels and the same number of ways to win you’re about to figure out. The only way that will get you through the game is your logic skills and ingenuity.
Plus, the app does give you a certain amount of easter eggs that will help you come up with a new level-passing way. The gameplay is quite basic on one hand and pretty authentic on the other. It’s drawn in dark grayish colors and there’s a spooky melody playing in the background to keep up with the atmosphere.
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Remember: A Horror Adventure Puzzle Game
As its name suggests, the next game is a horror adventure puzzle that will scare you out 100%.
Just imagine — you wake up in an empty morgue with the smell and the feeling of death around you. At that, you can’t even remember your own name and how’d you get here. The only thing you do know is that you need to get out as fast as possible… (you also get to find out about your character’s story but that’s a subplot).
Sounds intriguing, isn’t it? Well, that’s what the plot of this game is. Add a detailed realistic 3D gameplay and mysterious music on the bg — and it’s straight-up one of your nightmares. Plus, the only thing for you to get out and pass the levels is by solving logical tasks and puzzles that get more and more complicated with each level.
As for the tasks, they range from some simple ones like searching for hidden items to interactive quizzes that will test both your logic and resiliency. The game covers dozens of levels and over a hundred puzzles for you to solve. Plus, the app runs on a hint system so you’ll never be stuck for too long.
FRACTER is a puzzle game that brings you to the spooky atmosphere of its dark world.
As the game start, you open a mysterious shadow world. It needs to be said, the name of the world is quite justified as the whole design of the game is black-and-white. As the plot moves, you get to figure out all the world’s secrets and creatures hidden in the dark.
Herewith, not all the creatures you meet along the way will be friendly so you’ll need to trick them and move through the ominous labyrinth. The only way to move through the game is to solve countless puzzles that will get more and more challenging with time. Most of the puzzles can be solved using light (to dispel the darkness, obviously).
Some of the puzzles are on the hard level so you’ll need hints to cope with them. The game also covers various control options that you can switch in the menu. The control scheme can be changed at any time so you can always pick the one you feel comfortable playing. Along with that, the game comes with breathtaking haunting music that will tickle your nerves while playing.
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Horror Escape is another game that employs your brain skills and your ability to cope with fear.
The name of the game pretty much gives us the concept of the plot. But whence will you need to escape from this time? And the answer is — from the abandoned asylum. Let’s be honest — we’ve all seen abandoned asylums in our nightmares at least once. So the game uses the common fears quite well.
It needs to be said, the game has a frightening atmosphere — there’re lots of scary locations drawn in realistic 3D and the spooky soundtrack adds up to it. Your goal in the game is to move through the levels and solve mysteries you meet on your way.
At first, it may seem that the puzzles are quite easy to solve, but they’ll get more and more challenging with levels. Plus, you’ll also need to search for hidden objects that often serve as keys to particular puzzles and mysteries. The game also has a prompt system to help you move on from the most complicated plot lines.
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Sinister Edge – Horror Games
And lastly, Sinister Edge is a classic horror game that will challenge your logic skills.
First of all, even if you consider yourself a person who is not easily frightened — the chances are high this game will break your standards. The atmosphere and the gameplay are on the highest level possible so get ready to be creeped out. You’ll get to pass countless levels trying to escape from the evil forces chasing you.
The main rule you need to consider in this game is you’re never being alone here (as if the setting and could let you forget). You play the game from the first-person view which adds up to the creepy atmosphere even more. The only way for you to complete the levels is to solve challenging puzzles.
All the griddles are thematic as well so you won’t lose the spooky feeling while playing. Additionally, the game also supports external controllers. Thus, you may use joysticks for navigation and all that. Plus, the app covers a VR mode so if you own all the needed tools you can level up your horror experience.