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Submitted by kube00 1200d ago | opinion piece

Top 10 Scariest Games to Play on Halloween

Halloween, for most of us gamers its just another holiday where bad movies are shown on cable. Forget that and forget handing out some candy. Lock yourself in a dark room and join Goozernation on a quest to play some of the scariest games ever. It’s going to be hard to make a top 10 list about this. Where do I start? Silent Hill 1? Resident Evil 3? What about Siren and Fatal Frame? The list could go on and on. (Alan Wake, Condemned 2: Bloodshot, Dead Space, Dead Space 2, Doom 3, Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem, PC, PS2, PS3, Silent Hill 2, Xbox 360)

Sovereign59  +   1201d ago
I'd love to go through Dead Space 1 again to celebrate Halloween but I know I couldn't do so without getting a little depressed over the direction the franchise is taking. When the game first came out, I fell in love. It gave me the classic Resident Evil feel that I had been missing for so long. Then the second one came out and while still good, it was more action and less horror than its predecessor. Now with the third installment we seem to have even more focus on action, massive amounts of ammunition, and co-op among other fright-killers.
I hate to keep rambling on but GAH! It really irritates me when the potential for excellence is sacrificed to "appeal to a wider audience."
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EVILDEAD360  +   1200d ago
Find the original Fatal Frame wait till midnight. Turn your TV up so it's as loud as when you watch action movies.

And prepare to be scared..really scared.

In fact, you many not make it 20 minutes into the game before you drop the comtroller in fear.

I did this expiriment for year and a majoritiy of the people couldnt do it.

Evil
Venox2008  +   1200d ago
alan wake? you cant be serious :D
DeletedAcc  +   1200d ago
Lmfao ^_^
andibandit  +   1200d ago
Article said:

"This game feeds off its creepy atmosphere."

and i have too agree, a game dosnt have to feature blood and grueling deaths to be scary.
Venox2008  +   1200d ago
atmosphere yes, it's great, but game is far from being scary.. I liked the phrase in a artice "some are saying that its more scarier than Silent Hill" :D nooo way :) and no Fatal frame in list!!!
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r21  +   1200d ago
Agreed, Alan Wake isnt that scary compared to the likes of Amnesia, Siren or Condemned :L
Gamescares  +   1200d ago
Alan Wake could be damn creepy and had an amazing atmosphere, did you play it alone in the dark at night? Thought not.
jc48573  +   1200d ago
I'd rather play Deadly Premonition.
EVILDEAD360  +   1200d ago
You clearly never played Alan Wake. Game is one of the most authentic horror experiences out there.

It's not the scariest of them all, but it had the goods.

Evil
Lvl_up_gamer  +   1200d ago
Alan Wake is a psychological thriller designed for the intellectual.

Those who question it's relevance in a topic entitled "Top 10 Scariest Games to Play on Halloween" clearly don't have the intellectual capability to comprehend Alan Wake's scary tones.

Some people prefer the straight up, non-thinking gore as their preference as to what is scary like Firday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Streets, but understand there are many scare movies that are not all about the mindless violence and monsters. Silence of the Lambs is a great example of this because of it's intellectual level in which the story was being told.
jghvhv  +   1200d ago
I love Dead Space 1&2 but they are not scary.
Pintheshadows  +   1200d ago
I'd go for Codemned or Amnesia.

Speaking of Codemned, where is 3? I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
BlackPrince 42  +   1200d ago
I know this will sound strange, but in my personal opinion, the 3rd act of Uncharted was the horror game of the generation.

Yeah, I know, it's not a horror game, but from "Unwelcome Guests" onward through the next few chapters the game managed to be terrifying without relying on either jump scares or bad controls. It was just atmospherically frightening, something that most other games just don't do nowadays.

In fact, it was this section of Uncharted that gives me confidence that The Last of Us will live up to expectations.
JimmyJames70  +   1200d ago
Dead Space and Alan Wake were both scary games.
SuperSandLegend  +   1200d ago
Hello Kitty: Party Pals. Scary stuff right there.
pandehz  +   1200d ago
If you really want to shit your pants (wear somebody else's just in case)

Play Amnesia in the dark with a window open behind you

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