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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…

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DanJenkoFMV1417d 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.

PoSTedUP1416d ago

the suffering, resident evil 1, fear2

fossilfern1416d ago

Im sorry but FEAR 2 was a watered down FEAR 1

PoSTedUP1416d ago

idk with the volume up and the lights off, it scared the hell outta me. i didnt play the first one.

Winter47th1416d ago

I was gonna say the Suffering too.

That is until I tried Amnesia and god damn son!

Nimblest-Assassin1416d ago

Hannah Montana: The movie the game

The fact people actually played it for a platinum trophy/ 1000 gamerscore scares me to this day

Kratoscar20081417d ago

RIP dead Space and horror in that extense.

KrimsonKody1416d ago (Edited 1416d 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).

TrendyGamers1416d ago

I've never heard of the winner before. Is it PC only?

NYC_Gamer1416d ago (Edited 1416d ago )

I have never been scared by any horror game

NukaCola1416d ago (Edited 1416d 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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