Top 10 Nintendo Switch Horror Games 2019 should play

Welcome, all horror-addicted players! It’s such a pleasure to introduce you “Top 10 Nintendo Switch Horror Games in 2019” below from the latest release date backward.

Alien: Isolation

The latest one on top 10 Nintendo Switch horror games we want to introduce is Alien: Isolation, which is set 15 years after the events of the original fiction horror film Alien, following engineer Amanda to investigate her mother’s disappearance.

The game focuses on stealth and survival horror features, requiring the player to avoid and outsmart a single Alien creature with various tools. Using its atmosphere, art direction and production values to deliver the terrifying thrills, the gameplay lets you engage in a terrifying quest for survival as you navigate the labyrinthine Sevastopol station, being underequipped and unprepared, you will need all your wits and daring to get out alive.

  • Release Date: 5th Dec 2019
  • Price: $34.99

The Sinking City

the sinking city nintendo switch horror games
the sinking city Nintendo Switch horror games

Our Horror Game list can’t be missed out is The Sinking City. This is the action-adventure and investigation game set in an open world inspired by the universe of H.P. Lovecraft, the master of Horror. The town of Oakmont is made up of seven districts which have all been affected by flooding to various degrees in which the player can explore on foot, by boat, in a diving suit and should manage your mental health to untangle the truth of what has possessed the city as well as the minds of its inhabitants.

  • Release Date: 08th Oct 2019
  • Price: $29.99

Dead by Daylight

dead by daylight in game
dead by daylight in game

The game was initially developed from the concept “Death is not the escape”. Playing it will bring you a chance to join the 1v4 gameplay in which you can choose to be the Killer or one of four Survivors as characters from the variety of your favourite horror movies.

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What makes it become the horror game should play in 2019 are the unique levels and too natural human reactions to horror make every single game session an unexpected scenario. The ambience, music, and chilling environments combine into a terrifying experience, the way it’s going to turn out will surely make a huge surprise to you.

  • Release Date: 24th Sep 2019
  • Price: $29.99

Amnesia: Collection

In the Horror Game series on Nintendo Switch Console, Amnesia: Collection brings you three Amnesia titles: The Dark Descent, A Machine For Pigs, and Justine, which is originally ideated from theme “darkness itself should be an enemy”.

Emphasizing vision and sound, being in the dark place too long, witnessing unstable events, or staring at monsters will decrease Daniel’s sanity, leading to visual and auditory hallucinations and drawing the attention of monsters. The player must balance the amount of time Daniel spends in light and shadow to survive.

  • Release Date: 12th Sep 2019
  • Price: $29.99

Deadly Premonition

This is another on top 10 Nintendo Switch horror games that you should try if you are a fan of investigation subject. It’s about guiding the FBI Agent York to investigate the identity of the Raincoat Killer, who is responsible for a murder in the rural town of Greenvale.

There will be the straightforward whodunnit viewed through the cracked prism of an unreliable narrator, conjuring an atmosphere of suspicion and confusion throughout; the interaction with characters and uncovering the details of their fictional lives will help to create a sense of emotional engagement that will last in you after the game ends.

  • Release Date: 04th Sep 2019
  • Price: $29.99

Resident Evil Origins Collection

The game includes remastered versions of the critically acclaimed Resident Evil and its popular prequel, Resident Evil 0. Both games look great on Switch and the ability to play on-the-go helps alleviate some of the frustrations inherent to their old-fashioned systems, giving them the best possible opportunity to win you over in a modern context. If you are a fan of Horror Game on Nintendo Switch, we dare you to play it!

  • Release Date: 21st May 2019
  • Price: $59.99
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Resident Evil 4

resident evil 4 in top five nintendo switch horror games
resident evil 4 in top five Nintendo Switch horror games

The player will be in the role of a protagonist Leon to rescue the U.S. president’s daughter Ashley Graham. It focuses on action and shootouts with fewer survival horror elements. Unlike the previous series, Resident Evil 4 adds context-sensitive controls you can variously interact with the environment.
This Nintendo Switch Game is praised as “The original action-horror masterpiece” in adventure series for its narrative, gameplay, voice acting, and characters that you absolutely should give a try.

  • Release Date: 21st May 2019
  • Price: $29.99

Friday the 13th: The Game

friday the 13th in nintendo switch
Friday the 13th in Nintendo Switch

We definitely will not be mistaken this game out of the Horror Game list due to its name “Friday the 13th”. This one is an asymmetrical multiplayer video game with up to eight people able to play in one game session divided into 2 sides trying to survive before the time runs out.
This game is a gory game of hide-and-go-seek that’s fun with funny people, you’ll experience graphical bugs and other quirks that break your immersion. There are many types of a map as well as the character’s version with different strengths and weaknesses that you definitely should experience all to feel the game’s horror levels.

  • Release Date: 13th Aug 2019
  • Price: $24.99


darkwood in game
Darkwood in Nintendo Switch horror games

This game on Nintendo Switch features the challenging survival, a day/night cycle when the player unlocking new areas as the storyline progresses. The game was praised by creating a “PTSD-inclusive horror experience”. Wade through the gruelling, bizarre world of Darkwood and delve into the creepiest secrets of its inhabitants to escape the infested land before it destroys your body and consumes your mind will definitely give you the satisfaction after surviving the challenge.

  • Release Date: 16th May 2019
  • Price: $14.99
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Last but not least in the horror category, you will become the Observers police’s detective called Daniel who is able to hack people’s brain implants with a device known as the Dream Eater, for interrogation purposes. Although it’s threatening to gradually end under the huge reverence for Blade Runner, Observer leaves an impressive and horror experience that doesn’t outstay its welcome.

It was recommended for puzzles, plot revelations, and consistent scares while the detective’s exploration was thrilling and declared the atmosphere and visual effects during hacking sequences “masterful”. The experience through the game is so much appeal that it will make you really be into it as a genuine detective for sure!

  • Release Date: 7th Feb 2019
  • Price: $29.99


If you have read until here, we truly believe that you are a brave and adventurous person who is excited about playing dramatic and gruesome games. In terms of Nintendo Switch platform specializing in a horror game, we have tried to list down for you many games with different game elements such as game genre (horror, survival, adventure, investigation, etc.,), playing perspective (1st person, 3rd person, etc.,), playing choice (individually or in a team) to help you get as various reviews as possible. Hence, wish you can find some games to add in your own favourite list to conquer and do not forget to share with other teammates!