article introduction: "So you like scary games, huh? So do we. We've put our heads together and thought up some of the more memorable examples of horror done right. Without further ado, let's get the freak show started..."
before i even click, if silent hill 2 isnt top 1, il be pissed... Edit: as i thought, thats the biggest pile of crap list i ever seen
your comment was what exactly am thinking about silent hill 2 and that's it even before i see the article
i thought 1 was scarier. but thats just me.
I would have to go with Silent hill 1, Silent Hill 2, Dead Space and the first resident evil as my favorite games that would make you piss your paints lol All 4 games scared the crap out of me! which is a good thing =) But in my opinion the most scariest game out of them all is Silent Hill 2.
They didnt have a single Resident Evil. RE3 was the scariest game Ive played, but I didnt play SH2.
Feel that Dead Space wins the list over but in the end, to omit the RE1 remake on the GameCube seems to me to be a sin.
In my opinion, Fatal Frame was the scariest series. Fighting ghosts that want to kill you with a camera is more frightening and most zombie games. Ghosts that want you dead that you couldn't fight instill you with a sense of dread not available anywhere else.
The only real horror game I've played was Dead Space and to be honest, the scares wore ut quickly in that game for me. Still one of my favourite games, just not one of the scariest.
Where is Fatal Frame???? List really sux
but my friend said that he and his friends has never finished fatal frame.... sold it....
List forgot... Stalker. Someone hasn't played Stalker in a while it seems.
"The fear of blood tends to create fear for the flesh" thats really really scary silent hill 1 is the best one of all of them
And mostly because of the sound. I could not play throught that game in the dark with some good headphones. I simply couldn't do it. Dead Space is unnerving too.
Dead Space? That wasn't scary! These guys obviously haven't played Fatal Frame II.
No Fatal Frame = Bad List
ITS PROJECT ZERO NOT FATAL FRAME
Am I the only one who just didn't find Dead Space scary? I keep hearing all the time that it's the "new king of survival horror" but I wasn't scared once throughout the entire thing. It was so predictable and the atmosphere just wasn't creepy. Playing through with a pistol was cake too, so I don't get the survival part either... Anyway, I throw my vote in for Silent Hill 2 as well.
I was just about to type that, Dead Space wasn't scary at all
Ditto. I don't find games that rely on jump tactics "scary". Same with movies that do the same thing (pretty much all horror movies these days). This list is pretty bad. With psychological (more effective) horror games been at the bottom of the list, and dead space been number one? What the hell? It was a good game, just not scary. Causing the games musical score to suddenly Jump up a few decibles and make me jump when an alien comes out from the shadows, isn't scaring me, or causing me to fear for my own safety, in my safe room, it's just giving me a fright, that is gone in 2 seconds. Tell you what, watch rosemarys baby. If that doesn't unsettle you in anyway, shape or form, then I'm afraid I just don't think people understand the concept of instilling fear into someone through an artistic medium to create a freakin enjoyable ride anymore! I think todays youth have evolved into losing those receptors. That or I'm been very bah humbug ebineezer scrooge right now.
What a crappy list. They put a lot of FPS games on the list that is not even scary. Where is Siren for PS3? That game is the scariest game ever made togheter with fatal frame!!!!!!!!! Resident evil 1 was not even on that list as well.
This list needs Thief: Deadly Shadows, if only for The Cradle. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
for the NES. Btw this is probably the worst list ever made. Save yourself sometime & don't click on the link.
Siren Blood curse definitely deserves a mention. An underrated survival horror game.
I agree. The atmosphere (art direction, sound effects, lighting) of that caliber alone is something that I haven't seen done as well anywhere else. Introducing stealth elements certainly fits the horror survival genre as it conveys a greater sense of helplessness, as the majority of enemies are practically impossible to kill. Not to mention the series has the pedigree which includes the creator and some team members of the original Silent Hill.
Dam i remember that game, was good
criminally underrated. the only fault in that game was that for ME it required quite a bit of trial and error... a few a bit too difficult parts in the game. but otherwise... oh man, the atmosphere, the creepy music and sound effects... perfection.
doom 3 all the way... scary sh*t that was.. atleast the first 6 levels of it.. and wheres fatal frame?
Glad Dead Space is on that list, easily one of the scariest games I've played in a very long time.
The first condemned game Condemned Criminal Origins got me sweating, especially the abandoned subway section.
The first condemned was so much better. Remember the last level? In that old creepy abandoned house! And the last boss is a crazy guy who chases you through the house. It hits so close to home it becomes unsettlingly creepy. How they went so wrong with the second game I'll never understand. There are things on the walls making hobo's crazy, rather than some unseen evil presence. And then you get super powers and the last level and boss are very far removed from the games original sauce. Slowly backing away from a slow moving boss while trying to concentrate hard enough to blow up his brain, or, Running frantically through narrow corridors in a pitch dark run down house while a loon with an axe hunts you down. I'll take the latter.
Condemned 2 wasnt so bad.. there were a couple really scary levels, ESPECIALLY that goddamn bear level! seriously, i had to pause the game during that level, several times. and i NEVER have to do that. i was just literally freaking scared. just knowing that a huge ass hungry man-eating bear is inside the same cabin... yikes. and the chase that ensues... absolutely heart-pounding.
DUDE!!! Where the fork is resident evil 5 /sarcasm Silent hill should have been a lot higher up, its got less "BOO" style scares, but the overall game just feels so dam scary! when you hear the static, and think, sh!t!! Also, my heart drops whenever it went dark.
i havnt played any fatal frame, still i can pick up the 3rd is it good?
The Tormented is really good also. I just think FFII is the scariest. I highly recommend any of them, if you can get your hands on them.
oh and about the article.... Dead Space wasnt scary, i remember i finished it at 3:30 am lol, the only thing that make me said *oh f** was the ned where the girlfriend appears lol. never expect that.
siren is the best horror game no doubts this.
I also agree with Doom 3. That game is superb with a surround sound. One of the best and scariest games I have ever played. Fatal Frame is also deserving.
Playing as that little girl in Siren Blood Curse was easily the scariest gaming I have experienced ever, particularly the hospital level. Utterly defenseless, hiding in a toilet and looking through the eyes of your would be killer as he gibbers on about you all being together as one happy family, survival horror in its truest form. Sight jacking was a genius game mechanic, sickeningly disorientating and panic inducing.
Resident Evil 1 and Silent Hill 2 These two games are the scariest. Fact. Who the hell disagrees?
it's a subjective topic
@RadientFlux oh ok, i was objective.. ;-)
I'm glad they added Clive Barker's Undying to the list. As that game had some freaky audio/visual effects. Surprised that the first Alone in the Dark didn't make the list.
I don't see why Vampire Bloodlines is in that list. It's a great game, one of my favorite games of all time, the background is gorgeous and pleasant but it has absolutely nothing scary. Well, there is that part in the sewers, where we meet for the first time the infected sect member, but there's nothing really outstanding. Same for the hostel part. It's surprising and well done but not really scary. It would be like saying Left4Dead is scary because it's surprising when a witch jump on you.
that list sucked, the only scary game on there was silent hill. Fatal frame is the scariest hands down. I dont consider games with a lot of "boo" factor scary. Fatal frame, condemned, and silent hill blows all those games out of the water. Honorable mentions include, Nemesis(the character), Re4 Dr. Salvador (the first time you see him),Siren, the "bear" in condemned 2. a lot more but i just woke up cant remember lol.
Dead Space #1 and Fatal Frame 2 not on the list? F that list.
AvP? FEAR!? That game is so "scary" its just laughable? How can an easy game be scary1? Even on hardest, you're loaded with ammo and got slowmo Vampire? again, how can an easy game be scary. Doom 3 is just cheap jumps only Dead Space Scary? FFS! How can I be scared if ammo is so common and got so pretty aresnal of Weapons!? WHERE IS PROJECT ZERO? Silent Hill 2 is the one of the most distrubing game, espically when you see Pyramid Head raping maniques. Pyramid head is the best boss in horror game ever. What about all the games banned because "too scary"? On torrents there are some and I tell you, I bet no man can handle them, they are that disturbing.
Where is Penumbra, Fatal Frame or Siren? Instead they put something like DOOM 3?!
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