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Submitted by shodan74 1111d ago | opinion piece

What’s The Scariest Game Of All Time? (Part Two)

Continuing his quest to crown the most terrifying game ever made, horror enthusiast Mark Butler spent another nail-biting night in the company of games so frightening they should come with a health warning. Following a fresh bout of shocks, freak-outs and full-on breakdowns, he once again reports on the harrowing experience… (Condemned: Criminal Origins, Culture, Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem, Fatal Frame, Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly, SCP-087, Silent Hill 3, System Shock 2)

DanJenkoFMV  +   1111d ago
It's a shame there a so few recent horror games. Even Dead Space, the last real bastion of horror on modern consoles, seems to be turning into an action game.

Hopefully the next-generation will bring some more new IP's with an emphasis on horror.
PoSTedUP  +   1111d ago
the suffering, resident evil 1, fear2
fossilfern  +   1111d ago
Im sorry but FEAR 2 was a watered down FEAR 1
PoSTedUP  +   1111d ago
idk with the volume up and the lights off, it scared the hell outta me. i didnt play the first one.
Winter47th  +   1111d ago
I was gonna say the Suffering too.

That is until I tried Amnesia and god damn son!
Nimblest-Assassin  +   1111d ago
Hannah Montana: The movie the game

The fact people actually played it for a platinum trophy/ 1000 gamerscore scares me to this day
GribbleGrunger  +   1111d ago
Kinect Starwars
Kratoscar2008  +   1111d ago
RIP dead Space and horror in that extense.
KrimsonKody  +   1111d ago
Oddly enough, Clock Tower 3 was'nt the "scariest" of games, but it does hold a special place in my fear memory.
Particularly the part where your character, the young girl, witnesses the slaying of another girl in that house ( I think the killer used a sledgehammer or axe, don't remember). He sledged the crap out of the girl, & you were next if you could'nt run & escape out the house in time.
Also, that panic system was initially scary, how the visuals & controls distort when your in fear. But as the game goes on, that whole fear factor dies down.

But yes, I believe that video games can have an horror movie appeal. Devs just have to aim for it & DO IT RIGHT!
I think 1 thing that truly ruins horror games is the change in pace halfway thru the game.
For ex; the 1st half of the game is scary, submerging & serious-toned, then by the second half, it gets dull & silly, adding in magical elements, story plot twists & such, which breaks up & dilute the original fear feeling that you began'd the game with.

Oh, (snaps fingers), just like Clock Tower 3; it's scary & serious-toned during the 1st few chapters, then you start to learn that your character is some magical witch sister/daughter thing & how you have to "absorb" the evil with your powers (or something like that).
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TrendyGamers  +   1111d ago
I've never heard of the winner before. Is it PC only?
Moncole  +   1111d ago
yes and its free.
NYC_Gamer  +   1111d ago
I have never been scared by any horror game
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NukaCola  +   1111d ago
It's never the whole game but only moments in them that have given me a scare.

~The camera pulling up in Uncharted 2 where the beast stood up in the front ground startled the hell out of me.

~The first time you go into Rapture.

~That damn bear in Condemned.

Stuff like this that in your face and it's unknown or unexpected is what is fun and frightening. Dead Space isn't scary but it's a thrill ride. I know the sequel had a lot of action but the horror was there.

I do have to say Silent Hill 2 was really freaky. Sometimes scary but mostly really really disturbing.
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GuyThatPlaysGames  +   1111d ago
I remember back on the NES the game Friday the 13th used to scare the pants off me. In recent times, I wouldn't consider them scary or horrifying but the game that gave me alot of jumps was the original Condemned and the original FEAR. But yes it's very true with very current games that the scare factor loses its steam halfway through then all of a sudden becomes a regular shooter.
Summons75  +   1111d ago
Amnesia and Fatal Frame 2 are the only games that actually started messing with my head
TekoIie  +   1111d ago
You wanna know how to make amnesia not scary?

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Summons75  +   1111d ago
0-o ummm lol
DeadSpaced  +   1111d ago
I'd say Amnesia: The Dark Descent was pretty good. It's wasn't perfect but I'd say it's worth at least a mention.
Auron  +   1111d ago
Pulse Racer for Xbox
Lovable  +   1111d ago
RE3 when nemesis shows up
Dead space 1...That was scary as hell.

I haven't really played a lot of horror games...
CanadianTurtle  +   1111d ago
Final Fantasy 13 was the scariest game I've ever played.
insomnium2  +   1111d ago
LOl I couldn't even play it for long and just quit and got rid of it. FF13 was just that scary.
Summons75  +   1111d ago
internet trolls that don't know how to troll are scary
Unlimax  +   1111d ago
You most be out of your mind if you don't pick Parasite eve on the list !
Kennytaur  +   1111d ago
Seriously? I've played that staircase game and it's only scary for about a minute or two. It's repetetive like nothing else and one of the most disappointing games I've played this year, if not the most. The sound and graphics are good, but it reuses assets over and over again, which was gamebreaking to me. I didn't even finish it, because the lenght is randomly generated, and after more than a hundred floors and many minutes of pressing the up arrow to walk, I no longer cared about what was at the end.
Drazz  +   1111d ago
Clocktower 1, Scissor man FTW!
rathic  +   1111d ago
Call of cthulu dark corners of the earth. For ps2 was actually pretty messed up. And a great horror/mind rape. More comparable to condemned 1 then anything else. Play it!!
Noami  +   1111d ago
Pokemon snap scariest thing ever!

i honestly i dont get scared wile playing these type of games but silent hill 1 only "scary game" that made my hearth beat faster cause that stupid radio noise
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omarzy  +   1111d ago
Fatal Frame is the only franchise that actually scares me. Dead Space just cannot do it.
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   1111d ago
I'm waiting for Amnesia: Machine For Pigs and Zwei before making my decision......
h311rais3r  +   1111d ago
Amnesia was the only game that ever scared me ...and CODs sale numbers....trolol...
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s45gr32  +   1111d ago
Lone Survivor needs a mention. Amnesia dark descent scared the crap out of me. Alan Wake not so scary oh who am I kidding I spent the entire game running like a little girl from the people covered in darkness.
KrimsonKody  +   1111d ago
Ok;
I think Shadowgate for the NES was kind of scary & innovative, for its time.
It was a point & click game, but 1 wrong click & some weird crap would always happen;
Creatures would jump out & attack you
The floor could drop beneath you
You can be attacked by an riddle-asking sphinx
Or swallowed up by a garden
Or you can simply run out of candles & be left in the dark.
frostedjuly  +   1111d ago
PHANTASMAGORIA 2
hazelamy  +   1111d ago
when you've just spent hours building something and you hear that hissing sound, then minecraft can be pretty bloody terrifying.
blackstrr411  +   1110d ago
Silent Hill 1. Nuff sed

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