There’s something oddly satisfying about getting your blood pumping with a truly terrifying play through—whether you prefer jump scares or a slow buildup, immersive ambiance or chilling silence, our picks for the best scary Roblox experiences of 2021 will have something for every horror fan. Unlike other Best of 2021 lists, the experiences mentioned below weren’t included because they were released in 2021—they made the cut because of their continued dedication to the horror genre and their impressive effort to push the bar for Roblox experiences in general. After reading this article, let us know in the comments below what experiences you would have added to this list!
Alone in a Dark House
On the surface, Alone in a Dark House (AIADH) may seem like just another murder mystery experience—work as a private investigator, explore the creepy murder house, solve the case, win. Whether fortunately or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. AIADH pushes players to solve puzzles, work with their teammates, and tackle various fears including ghosts, the dark, tight spaces, and being truly alone.
The Maze is a terrifyingly perfect mix between the thought of what lurks in the distance at any moment, and what’s breathing down your neck once you enter claustrophobically close quarters. With the use of a camera’s flash as your character’s main light source, The Maze makes exploring an abandoned mining cave that much more horrifying, even if you get to do it with 11 of your friends. In fact, keeping track of other players in this experience is exceptionally difficult due to the cave’s twists and turns, so sometimes hearing footsteps near you, or seeing the glimmer of a light around a corner, does more harm than good!
Cult of the Cryptids
A truly independent, open world experience, Cult of the Cryptids (COTC) is not for those who find comfort in linear story telling or the random rooms in haunted houses that have their lights on—a play through of this game would be best suited for those who enjoy a challenge, and having their hands sweat and heart pump. With appearances from Siren Head, Cartoon Cat, Mothman, Wendigo, The Rake, La Llorona, and more, there’s never a non-exciting, or terrifying, moment in COTC!
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It’s not very often that truly terrifying experiences are uploaded to Roblox, so when The Mimic grew to massive popularity in 2021, it made perfect sense. With chillingly realistic sound design, multiple thought-out chapters, a map massive enough to make you feel insignificant, and plenty of jump scares, The Mimic stands far above many other horror experiences on the platform and should be played by any fan of the genre. The person standing behind you right now thinks so too!
Collect shards, complete multiple levels, escape—seems simple enough, right? Not quite. As a majority of horror games do, Dark Corners aims to scare you, and they don’t pull any punches in doing so. With an insane amount of pop ups, loud noises, and sudden changes, this experience leaves everything on the table, and sometimes that’s all a horror fan wants! If you’re looking for an experience to play with friends that’ll invoke screams, laughs, and plenty of scares, Dark Corners is the one for you.
With a description that offers little to no insight as to what this experience is, The Library is all about going in blind. The story of this experience is also nonexistent, so it’s completely up to the player to figure out how to win or, in this case, escape the library. Avoid enemies, solve puzzles, become extremely frustrated by how impossible both of these requirements seem—it’s all apart of the creepy fun!
Three Nightmares allows players to choose and play through three unique horror stories, each with their own setting, mystery, suspense, and enemies. This game is not for the faint of heart as it incorporates flashing lights, exceptionally loud noises, sudden jump scares, and other visuals that may be too much for the average Roblox player. On top of that, Three Nightmares is designed to appear as if you’re watching an old VHS tape, so the entire experience is covered in a crackling, static-y filter—great!
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The True Backrooms
If you’re looking for a horror experience that builds its fear by getting yourself in your own head, The True Backrooms is for you. The place where everyone swears that they’ve been before, whether it be in a dream or in some distant memory, the backrooms is a look into another reality—an infinite assortment of hallways where people get lost in their own madness. The Roblox experience The True Backrooms drops players into this reality and challenges them to not only escape the maze, but also escape themselves in the process.
Similar to Alone in a Dark House, IMAGINE invites players into another family’s home to help solve the mystery of their death. With realistic-feeling graphics and impressive spatial audio, IMAGINE is a slow burn of a horror game that’s worth every extra second. This experience is also updated in a unique way that keeps it feeling fresh—each time that a new chapter is added it focuses on a different member of the Williams family, unlocking more to their mysterious story.
One of the more fun experiences on this list, BEAR is a one versus all escape the enemy experience where one player in the server is turned into Bear, and the other nine players must escape and defeat them. Surprinsgly terrifying, Bear is fast, loud, and has a horrifying jump scare screen, so don’t go into this experience expecting a simple kid’s game—rookie mistake! Players can also customize their Bear skin that appears when they’re chosen to transform, and we’ll just say that some of them do not resemble cute and fluffy teddy bears!
That concludes our picks for the best scary Roblox experiences of 2021! Let us know in the comments below if you agree and/or what your favorite scary experience was this year!
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