Just in time for Halloween, Southern Gamer collects the five scariest games made since games have actually had the ability to be somewhat scary.
Call of chulthu: the awakening? The FPS on PC.
It's actually Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth (and yes, it will give you nightmares...). They need to replace Condemned 2 with Call of Cthulhu, and take out Left 4 Dead.
And again, Call of Cthulhu is not really an FPS, but there's a decent amount of shooting, and every level is taken directly from the works of H.P. Lovecraft.
Great games, call of cthulhu, why take out condemned? That games forced melee mechanic makes the game scary as hell. I'd move left 4 dead to 5, and dead space to 3rd though. Resident evil should be taken off, not a fan of the most recent one, put on Doom 3 instead or something...
No list would be indisputable, but the presentation of it was well done and a nice read. Personally, I would have mentioned the 11th Hour (or The 7th Guest), or Phantasmagoria, Fatal Frame, or even Clock Tower. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the article.
Sanitarium is another good adventure game from the 90s. A lot like Phantasmagoria. You should check it out.
OMG Looks like they havent played PC games after all !!!! This makes you look stupid if you saying Penumbra is not top 1
Dude, Penumbra is just a ripoff of Call of Cthulhu. Play both and tell me which is superior, yes?
http://www.filefront.com/51... Download demo here !!!!
I have only once been scared in all the videogames I have played System Shock 2. Dear God. I like broke my chair. FEAR was creepy but cool. Condemned was creepy as well. SS2 was still the only thing that scared me. Dead Space is NOT scary. Neither is Resident Evil. Doom 3 was a joke as well. Left 4 Dead? Seriously?
oh ya and Penumbra is great as well
whats so great about penumbra...i've never played it but all the youtube footage seems lame.
And I will get the game soon. I head the game was f*cked up, and that it was scary. I got interested and bought it.
Dead Space isn't a Scary Game. but it is an Awesome game
How can you be scared in Left4Dead, seriously? Even the Marine campaign in AVP was scarier. I'd dare to say that even Zombies At My Neighbors is scarier than L4D. The only stress you can have in that game is "i hope my buddies wont wake up the witch, i'm out of ammo" and "don't go away, there's a tank running at me !".
all 3 ive played have at some point creeped me out there not the most terifying but played in a dark room alone sleep deprived at 3:00 am it makes it one scary game, cant wait to get the 4th one on the wii
System Shock 2. Kthx.
"Are you afraid? What is it you fear? The end of your trivial existence? I am Shodan." *despair*
For fudge's sake, all the people come out with their lists for best FPS or scariest game, and they keep forgetting SS2. it makes me a sad panda.
Dead space absolutely fails to scare me. This game had me snoozing. Left4dead is an action game. Absolutely not scary. Condemned didnt scare me either. Resident evil isnt scary at all. Sure you have those dogs jumping through the window, but apart from that not scary. Silent hill is a little uncanny but it isnt scary either. Eternal darknes & nightmare creatures = lol. Another fail list. Kthxbye.
1 . SH 2 FU*K YEAH !!!!!! WHERE THE IS FU*K IS FATAL FRAME 2 ??????
Hey guys, Thanks for all the feedback, both positive and negative. I knew my list would be divisive, but of course, lists always are. Call of Cthulhu is actually on my backlog and I fully intend to sink my teeth into it soon (possibly over Halloween weekend in fact). I need to go back to System Shock 2 as well...
Be patient for the first couple hours, and you will be duly rewarded, especially if you are a fan of Lovecraft. Also, there are puzzles. You'll need a walkthrough.
I miss the days games scared me. Two games on this list freaked me out when I was young Resident Evil & Nightmare Creatures. I havent beem scared by a game (or movie) since then. Still a list of awesome games though
The only scary one on there was silent hill 2. They didn't mention Siren blood curse which is retarded because that game is freaky as hell. Condemned isnt scary at all. The new resident evils aren't scary at all. Dead space wasnt scary at all. L4D scary I guess but just like nervous scary not being disturbed or something. I think this list kinda sucked.
Left 4 Dead is a different kind of scary than most other games. In games like FEAR, you've got psychological fright, and stuff that pops up out of no where. Left 4 Dead's the only game where I've been genuinely terrified. When there's a tank, you're at like 40 HP, trying to get away from that thing is a nightmare. I remember once when I was on the sewer level on No Mercy and I was the last guy alive, I was freaking out because this damn tank was like 30 feet behind me and one wrong move would get me killed. My heart was beating a mile a minute and I was actually trembling. I was doing fairly good until one common infected came out from one of the alternate routes and blocked my path. It stopped me for half a second but was enough that I was in the tank's reach. I freaked and threw off my headphones and had to breath for a good couple minutes. I get way too into games :(
Fatal Frame not even mentioned.. that is horrible. Fatal Frame scared the crap out of me when I first played it..
Fear was a game that made me jump a few times. The only game to have done.
Yeah, fatal frame(s) is one of the few games that actual deliver the goods. Great sound and awesome atmosphere of constant icy horror. You have to play that with headphones and in the dark to get the most out of the game. Friggin love it :)
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