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What makes horror games scary?

Eurogamer: "You'll probably never happen across a person raving about a survival horror game by saying how hyperactive their amygdala was, and how their rostral anterior cingulate cortex was powerless to dampen the emotional stimuli.

Nevertheless, modern science tells us that's precisely what's going on inside our domes when we see or experience something scary. And as we've seen over the past two decades, game designers can use these phenomena to wrap us around their little finger."

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SMW2523d ago

One of the scariest moments in a game for me is running through the buildings in chicago in Resistance 2. Its pitch black, your torch does shat, and you are constantly waiting for a grim to come charging out of the darkness.

Perfectly executed.

Cots12523d ago

little girls make horror games aka FEAR