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5 Best Horror RPGs Like Catechesis

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Characters standing by a lake in upcoming Horror RPG Catechesis.

The world of Horror RPGs is one that successfully blends the best of both worlds. Whether you enjoy the rich mechanical depth of RPGs. Or if you want the style and scares of Horror titles, this genre is great. Couple these base strengths from both genres with psychological elements, and you have an experience that will surely stick with the player. This makes the Horror RPG genre great for those who want a horror experience that lingers after they play. That said, here are the 5 Best Horror RPGs Like Catechesis


Dredge - Official Feature Length Animated Trailer

We begin today's list of the best Horror RPGs like Catechesis with DREDGE. For players looking for a Horror RPG with a unique premise, this title is for you. Centered around fishing mechanics, DREDGE can evoke a sense of horror even in the most seemingly mundane of settings. Players will travel throughout the seas and find curious creatures that lurk just under the depths. This makes it a game that is simple enough to understand and get into but one that, if you scratch below the surface, is absolutely phenomenal.

With over a hundred different creatures for players to find in their travels, there is also quite a bit of variety among the game's creatures. Players are able to boost not only their effectiveness but also the sturdiness of their ship through the game's fantastic RPG mechanics. In doing so, players will be able to use the fish they catch as income, as well as offer them insight into the world around them. In short, DREDGE has some fantastic RPG elements while also being a phenomenal horror game. It is for these reasons we consider it to be one of the best Horror RPGs like Catechesis on the market.

4. Lethal Company

Lethal Company - Trailer

We are changing things up quite a bit with our next entry. Here, we have Lethal Company. For those looking for a more cooperative Horror RPG experience, this title should be right up your alley. Despite being in Early Access, Lethal Company has already received a great amount of content and acclaim from fans of the game. The game itself places a great emphasis on players' communication and coordination. It manages to do this through the use of harsh environments, which will require the players to work together effectively.

There are many ways to progress in the game, giving the player an incredible amount of freedom in their choices. In addition to this, the game also encourages players to tackle goals together rather than trying to go it alone. Traveling throughout these hostile worlds, players will have to use every resource available to them in order to survive. All around, Lethal Company wonderfully blends the elements of Horror games and RPGs to make one of the best Horror RPGs like Catechesis you can play today.

3. Little Goody Two Shoes

Little Goody Two Shoes - Launch Trailer

We are straying quite far away from our last entry with our next title. Here, we have Little Goody Two Shoes. For players who are fans of dating sims, and especially horror-themed dating sims, this game needs to be on your radar. Players can look forward to exploring a horrific and yet fantastical world within this game. In doing so, they are sure to find more than what they bargained for at the beginning of the game. The visual style of Little Goody Two Shoes lends itself well to this fairytale-like nature, which only heightens the sense of horror and creepiness within the game.

For players who are fans of diverging paths and multiple endings, this game has these aspects as well. This makes replaying the game also feel rewarding. Players can also look forward to romancing many of the game's characters. Or, if you like, you can take full advantage of the game's day/night cycle to cause some mischief within the game's world. No matter your reason for enjoying this title, the world of Kieferberg opens itself up to you. This freedom and sense of style make Little Goody Two Shoes one of the best Horror RPGs like Catechesis.

2. Lies of P

Lies of P - Official Launch Trailer

We are following up on our last entry with a title many players have praised for its style and gameplay. The world of Lies of P is one that manages to grip players from its initial moments. Additionally, it never releases that grip. Featuring a fair but forgiving combat system, the game features many elements that Souls-like fans enjoy, but in a more palatable way for a casual audience. That isn't to say that the game necessarily sacrifices depth either, as the game's mechanics are pretty deep and worth the comparison to RPG giants like the Souls franchise.

Taking major inspiration from the famous fairy tale of Pinocchio, this game follows the dark adventures of a puppet. Players are sent off on their adventure to seek answers as to why the puppets within the game's world have begun revolting and disobeying humans. In doing so, they will meet great bosses and many interesting characters as they unravel this game's tale. In short, if you are a fan of stylish and competent Horror RPGs, check this one out.


OMORI 2020 Trailer

For our final entry on our list of the best Horror RPGs like Catechesis, here we have OMORI. Fans of this uniquely designed psychological horror title can no doubt attest to the quality of its narrative. Without giving too much information away, we can simply say that this is a game that eats away at you long after you play it. Each of the player's choices matters, and each interaction is both horrifying and concerning. Despite its seemingly innocuous art style, this game features some of the darker themes that you will find among Horror RPGs.

In addition to this, the way these themes are depicted throughout the game is equally as disturbing. All of these elements combine to make OMORI a title that isn't for the faint of heart or new fans of horror titles. That said, it is in how the horror is depicted, as well as the exploration of many themes like depression and other mental health issues, that this game shines. For these reasons, we consider OMORI to be one of the best Horror RPGs like Catechesis to date.

So, what's your take on our picks for the 5 Best Horror RPGs Like Catechesis? What are some of your favorite Horror RPGs? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.

Judson Holley is a writer that began his career as a ghostwriter. Returning to the mortal coil  to work among the living. With some of his favorite games being tactical FPS games such as Squad and the Arma series. Although this could not be further from the truth as he enjoys games with deep stories such as the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Jade Empire and The Knights of the Old Republic series. When not attending to his wife, Judson often tends to his cats. He also has a knack for music mainly composing for and playing piano.