Lethal Company is an indie horror darling for good reason, and after getting a taste, it can be hard to know which games offer a similar experience. Working for the Company can be a lot of things: a desperate solo mission, a light-hearted multiplayer party, or a masterclass in teamwork and communication. Whether you’re attracted to the low-res aesthetic, nightmarish monsters, teamwork, or difficulty, these titles scratch the same horror itch as Lethal Company does. Here are 5 games like Lethal Company, in no particular order, if you’re looking for something creepy.
Before Lethal Company, Zeekerss developed another creepy horror game. It Steals is a study in escalating tension. On the surface, it’s simple: collect some glowing blue orbs from a maze. In practice, it’s anything but easy, as you’ll discover when the unseen creature in the maze begins to hunt you. These maps easily rank beside Lethal Company‘s moons for creepiness. Whether you’re moving slowly to throw your pursuer off your scent or using the flash of a camera to light your way, It Steals captures a lot of the same horror as Lethal Company, and it’s a great place to start if you’re looking for more.
The beautiful landscape and detailed models of The Forest might be a long way from the low-res horror of Lethal Company, but in other ways, these games have a lot in common. The Forest challenges you to survive on a cannibal-populated island. Its emphasis on crafting and survival sets it apart. Yet The Forest is a great game for multiplayer shenanigans in a creepy environment. Fantastic cannibal AI will keep you on your toes while you explore the island, build a base, and try to keep yourself alive against the odds.
Nightmare of Decay
Nightmare of Decay wears its inspiration on its gore-splattered sleeve. If you’re a fan of classic survival horror experiences like Resident Evil and Silent Hill, you’ll know exactly what you’re getting here. It’s a game all about resource management, exploration, puzzle-solving, and tense confrontations with horrific foes. Lethal Company is a goofier experience, especially with its multiplayer antics. Still, games like Nightmare of Decay fit the low-res aesthetic of Lethal Company‘s creepy alien worlds perfectly.
Don’t let the top-down perspective fool you: Darkwood is one of the scariest games on PC. In it, you explore a corrupted forest, gathering resources during the day and holing up inside your base at night. You can only see what’s in front of you, encouraging you to keep your head on a swivel and leading to some terrifying jumpscares if you let your guard down. Darkwood nails the same feeling of exploring an alien, inhospitable environment that Lethal Company does. Great world-building, a haunting aesthetic, and captivating gameplay make Darkwood an easy sell.
Trash Horror Collection
The Trash Horror Collection is one ’80s and ’90s-themed horror experience divided into 10 individual titles. From mysterious boxes and creepy lighthouses to clowns and elevators, there’s a ton of creativity on display here. If you’re a fan of the same creepy, low-budget titles that helped inspire Lethal Company, games like those in the Trash Horror Collection fit perfectly. The low-res and low-poly aesthetic of these games feel right at home beside Zeekerss’s work. So does the emphasis on simple but engaging mechanics. If you want variety and a classic creepy experience, the Trash Horror Collection is one of the best games to try after Lethal Company.