Aliens are huge in 2023. Lots of sightings, government disclosures, podcasts, and stories are out there. This popularity leads to the release of bunch of alien games. To save you the trouble, I have handpicked the best alien games of all times to play on PC.
You’ll find variety of aliens in the games below. Such as greys, xenomorphs, race X, tripod machines, etc. So, pick your poison and delve into the world of science fiction.
BEST FREE HORROR GAMES < of all genres.
Here is the list of 15 best alien horror games that are scary and realistic.
1. They Are Here: Alien Abduction Horror
They Are Here: Alien Abduction Horror is an upcoming game that is expected to be released in 2023. It’s not released yet, but you can play the demo version for free.
I can’t wait to play this game because story, graphics, and genre is amazing. Also, it’s heavily inspired by the movie Signs. My favorite alien movie.
Strange behavior in the sky, animals went crazy, dog became aggressive, and children saw small people walking around the farm.
Player character is a journalist that is determined to investigate. You will get to explore a farm that is troubled by alien harassment, take pictures as evidence, and study the phenomenon. All in all, it might be the real deal alien game that is anticipated through the decades.
2. The Callisto Protocol
Callisto Protocol is a game that is made by the former Dead Space developers. Therefore, it is pretty similar to the Dead Space franchise, but simply not connected story-wise. Of course, thanks to the new technologies, Callisto Protocol have much better graphics and game engine.
Fight alien monsters, survive to escape the horrors of Callisto, and uncover the dark secrets of Jupiter’s dead moon.
In sum, it’s an AAA game where you fight alien monsters.
3. Alien: Isolation
Alien: Isolation is a horror survival game based on the famous Alien movie franchise. The game is set 15 years after the events of the original 1979 film Alien. Therefore, you’ll play the continuation of Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley’s story, as her daughter Amanda Ripley.
Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien’, released in 1979, generated 104.93 million U.S. dollars in global box office revenue.
Your main object is to survive. Afterwards, you can explore space station Sevastopol, craft items to deal with different situations, and evade or face the inevitable threat.
It’s one of the best games with female main characters. Therefore, you should definitely play it.
Prey is a first-person shooter game set in Talos I, a space station orbiting the moon in 2032. There was an experiment meant to alter humanity forever, but things have gone terribly wrong. Space station has been overrun by hostile aliens.
Hunt or be hunted! Overall, you must survive, craft, use your wits again different situations, and unravel the dark secrets of Talos.
In time, you will develop alien abilities too. You were also the part of this crazy experiment after all.
5. Black Mesa
Black Mesa is the 2020 fan-made remake of the legendary game Half-Life.
- Completely reimagined single player campaign including new and expanded Xen levels.
- Total 19 chapters.
- Next gen graphics and effects thanks to the latest game engine.
- Updated AI.
- Lots of new weapons and hardware including the good old crowbar.
- New soundtrack and full voice acting.
- Mod support.
All in all, Half Life is back with its all glory. Time to re-play this cult classic game, re-imagined as Black Mesa.
6. Greyhill Incident
Another farm / alien game. It is pretty similar to the first game on this list. Though unlike They are Here, Greyhill Incident don’t have a demo version at the moment. In order to play it, you must wait for a demo or full release which is expected to be in Q2 2023.
It’s a Grey Alien’s game set in early 90s. The story takes you to the neighborhood of Greyhill, which is invaded by UFOs & Grey Aliens. Basically a survival horror.
So, add this game to your steam wishlist, and thank me later!
7. War of the Worlds
This one is an alien game based on the Tom Cruise’s famous War of the Worlds movie. Both in the movie and the game, extraterrestrials attack the earth. Aliens use a war machine known as the tripod to exterminate humans.
The goal is to loot buildings, fight off hostile survivors, stay hidden from machines, and survive!
Since it’s another upcoming game, you can’t play it right now. But you can add it to your steam wish-list to receive notification at the release date.
8. The Peterson Case
Ever wanted to play an alien Roswell themed video game? The Peterson Case is an FPS psychological horror game that is set in the 1947 Roswell, USA. As a detective, you will investigate the story of family’s disappearance, and strange phenomena around the region.
The game is also known as the Once Upon a Time in Roswell. But unfortunately, the game isn’t released yet, and release date is yet to be known.
Let’s continue with another psychological horror first-person game. In Coldside, you’re sent in to investigate a research lab gone silent that was conducting experiments on anomalies and various alien objects. Of course, like all dangerous experiments, this one too went horribly wrong. As a result, facility overrun by interdimensional entities.
For an indie game, it has amazing graphics and gameplay. The story is also top notch, you’ll see it the more you play the game.
It’s also inspired by the SCP lore, if you know, you know.
10. O.V.N.I Abduction
On an island in the Gulf of Mexico, a secret space project was carried out; however, it was canceled for unknown reasons and the staff left the island. Two years later, five engineers returned to the island to do research. One night one of them wakes up hearing strange noises and realizes that his companions have disappeared.
O.V.N.I is one of the most fun Grey Alien abduction themed games of all times. Obviously, it’s not an AAA game. But there aren’t many games featuring alien abduction. So, it is worth giving a shot.
11. Signal Simulator
Signal Simulator is a game inspired by the SETI institute. SETI is an acronym for the search for extraterrestrial intelligence by the way.
Additionally, if you watched the sci-fi movie Contact before, you’ll love this game for sure.
So, hop in, and take the role of a scientist to find an extraterrestrial signal.
12. Alien the Contact
Alien the Contact is an indie game released on the itch.io web platform. Story is quick, and the game is short. But still fun to play nonetheless.
On a farm where mysterious signs appear in the sky, a boy wakes up with lights in your room and strange things start happening at your home.
Since there aren’t many games with Alien genre, this game is really precious, despite its graphics.
13. Voices of the Void
This is the second SETI / Contact inspired alien game on this list. You work as a scientist in the isolated research lab in the mountains of Switzerland.
As a scientist you will have many duties to perform. Such as gathering signals from space, analyzing, processing data, and submitting to database.
Mostly you’ll get regular signals from dwarf planets and stars. However, in time, you might get extraterrestrial related strange signals.
Greetings is a very short alien game made for shits and giggles.
You will find yourself in an alien ship with no backstory and object. Simply move around and explore to find out what’s really going on.
It’s only 260mb and free to play.
15. Alien Abduction Experience VR
Alien Abduction Experience is the final game of our list and it’s a VR game. So, if you don’t own a VR set, the list is over for you. Leave a nice comment below and I’ll see you soon.
As can be seen in the game title, it’s an alien abduction game. Almost like a grey abduction simulation.
I highly recommend this game so that you can experience alien abduction firsthand.