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The Five Scariest Games of All Time

Done trick-or-treating? Tired of drinking in bars or parties full of foolishly dressed people? Get your All Hallows' Eve on with these five games.

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Walker1302d ago

Dead Space is NOT horror game .

mjwood211302d ago

I respectfully disagree. It definitely has all the elements. A super creepy infested ship in the middle of space where you never know whats around the corner. You have no where to go, millions of miles from home. You are basically all alone to take on the unknown. Dark, bloody, scary. A game can fall under more than one genre. If you were Isaac, would that experience not be the scariest $&!t ever?!!

-GametimeUK-1302d ago

I disagree with not knowing where to go. Every time I clicked the analog it told me exactly where to go.

:-P

darthv721301d ago

dead space as suspenseful, not horror. Suspense implies on the edge of your seat because you dont know whats going to happen next.

There are moments of scare and gore but not to the extent of it really being classified as a horror game.

Its like in movies. would people classify the Saw movies as horror? They too are suspenseful but more psychological than straight up horror like say old school Friday 13 or Halloween (appropriately stated for today).

There are so many sub sub names like thriller and chiller that it makes it tough to really put things into the right place.

Bimkoblerutso1301d ago

^ Well, it's still horror even if it doesn't technically scare you. "Horror" just refers to the aesthetic and thematic elements within the game, not whether or not you are subjectively frightened by those things. The game is filled to the brim with horrific imagery.

Admittedly, DS seems to want to disturb more than it wants to "scare," though.

ZombieNinjaPanda1301d ago

The fact that Slender or DayZ are on this list is what makes this article complete BS. At least Dead Space has horror elements and can be scary/nerve wracking.

But c'mon, Slender and DayZ? A glorified Jumpscareathon and a glorified COD death match with zombies? Get real.

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humbleopinion1302d ago

"Horror" and "scary" are two different terms. Many games can offer scare moments without resorting to actual horror, and horror games can be effective even without resorting to scare tactics (for example: Sanitarium).

General Shrooms1302d ago

I agree, Dead Space wasn't scary at all.

Slender isn't very scary either.

SilentNegotiator1301d ago

"Slender isn't very scary either"

.....what are you trying to prove?

Locksus1302d ago

When I tried Fatal Frame which was included on a demo disk that came with a PS2, it was goddamn scary then.
I wasn't very old then, though so that's understandable.

boyzilla1302d ago

No mention of Amnesia... but lists Day Z (which isn't even technically a 'game' yet) makes this article lose all credibility. Happy Halloween!

mjwood211302d ago

Yeah. Amnesia is definitely number one in my book. Turn the lights off and throw on a good pair of headphones and there is nothing like it.

Phegan1302d ago

Have you actually played DayZ, it was the most tense game I ever played.

boyzilla1302d ago (Edited 1302d ago )

Absolutely, I love DayZ. I agree that it has some very intense survival horror elements when it comes to other players being in the same vicinity as you, and you don't know whether they're friendly or not. Then suddenly you hear the crack of a bullet land right next to you, and you know it's fight or flight. So don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking DayZ in any way... it's just the article is titled The Five Scariest GAMES of All Time, where as DayZ is still a mod. It's very tense, but Amnesia is definitely something else.

schlanz1301d ago

Every time I see these lists Amnesia is at or near the top... was surprised it was omitted here, made me kind of dismiss it altogether.

I haven't yet played amnesia, I really ought to.

Campy da Camper1301d ago

Amnesia is shit your pants scary. The water monster about half way though literally made me scream out loud like a school girl. Having to run and open doors and knowing it is right behind you will make your blood pressure soar.

ZombieNinjaPanda1301d ago

Amnesia starts out scary but then loses its touch when you realize what's going on. After that it throws jump scares at you. But it doesn't keep it fresh enough to keep you in that 'horrified' state.

ninjahunter1302d ago

Deadspace was pretty scary on the first play-through. People say its not scary because on the second+ playthrough you know where everything's at and you know all the tricks so its pretty much COD. But the first play-through man haha, I was scared to freaking scratch my nose on the first play-through.

-GametimeUK-1302d ago

For me... the Resident Evil series. Just a series that got to me as a kid and scared the hell out of me. I still loved it.

I remember playing a game called Clock Tower for the PS1. That game (when I was young) would gaurentee to make me crap my pants. Soooooo scary!

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