- Outlast released in 2013, but that's also when Slender: The Arrival came out, which was far scarier.
- 2017 - While Resident Evil 7 was scary, it didn't hold a candle to the scares in Home Sweet Home for 2017 (currently PC exclusive). I advise console horror fans to check it out when it releases next week for those devices. Outlast II was also scarier than RE7, but again, nothing on Home Sweet.
2016 - Stay Close
2018 - While I hear the case for Visage, Infliction will probably be scarier (another PC exclusive).
I see people mention Silent Hill 2 for 2001. Brilliant game, but not the scariest release that year. Best horror game that year, no doubt, but Fatal Frame was scarier in my eyes.
Oh, and in case we forget 2008 - Siren: Blood Curse.
slender man is not scary tho so outlast beats it plus the whole gore thing makes it even more traumatizing to some than a blankface skinny entity that hides behind things lol it only messes with a person if they were headphones loudly in the complete dark
RE7 is return to form scary so it keeps the best horror title of 2017
Slender: The Arrival was actually quite scary (and had far more enemies than Slenderman - leading me to believe that you did not play it or never made it beyond the first scene). Outlast, while good, was not as scary. Especially once you figured out the patterns of the enemies (something you couldn’t do with Slender).
As for RE7, we’re talking most scary, not best horror game. It was my GOTY last year, but it was not scarier than Home Sweet Home (not even close, in fact).