Submitted by halocursed 1147d ago | opinion piece

Top 25 Best Horror Games of All Time

GR - "A good horror story may keep most of us awake at night, but a scary video game will ensure that we won't sleep for weeks. Gameranx stepped into the wayback machine to create this tidy list of the top 25 horror games of all time." (GameCube, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360)

Rashid Sayed  +   1147d ago
Resident Evil 4 not included. This list disappointed me o_0
10987654321  +   1147d ago
RE4 was more of a shooter than a survival horror. RE 2+3 were better if you want a survival horror RE.
NanoSoldier  +   1146d ago
Dead Space 2 for me!
ATiElite  +   1146d ago
Remove Dead Space and FEAR because they were shooters. I would add Alan Wake and Dear Esther.

Yeh I know Dear Esther is not survival Horror (more of a ghost story) but it's so dam spooky and creepy that it should be on this list. I can only play it for like 10 minutes at a time before I get the heeby geebies and turn it off.

WOW i enjoyed Amnesia The Dark Descent. Now that's survival horror cause you get NO WEAPONS!
j-blaze  +   1146d ago
glad to see SH4 there, nice list overall.
i would add the first Dino Crisis game and Demon's Souls and yess they were scary at least for me :)
God, I REALLY hope SH: downpour turns out good!
Valay  +   1147d ago
Horror is probably my least favorite genre, though there are some great series like Resident Evil.
playnation  +   1147d ago
OMG i stop reading at: "#21 - Silent hill " reaaally ?
Peaceful_Jelly  +   1147d ago
what's wrong with Silent Hill? I thought it was a really scary game for its time...
playnation  +   1147d ago
theres nothing wrong with Silenthill i love that game, whats wrong is the position.
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JellyJelly  +   1146d ago
Even more wrong is that Silent Hill 4:The Room is even on the list. Good to see Call of Cthulu on #6 but other than that the list is pretty wack.
sam2236  +   1147d ago
Stopped reading at SH4. They haven't a clue what a horror game is. That and I bet SH2 is no. 1.

What a load of crap.

EDIT: @playnation: Yeah, I had a feeling the list was going to be shit when I saw that. Then I saw SH4 at no. 12.

Jesus Christ. The author must be a tween or something.
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Pozzle  +   1146d ago
I don't know...even though SH4 was a letdown for the series, it did have some of the scariest and most disturbing imagery and atmosphere in the series. Stuff like the giant head, the deformed siamese-twin babies, the whole plot with the umbilical cord as the 'key' for Walter. It was all pretty...creepy.
zinkabass  +   1147d ago
Siren games, Clock tower, Fatal frame games,..even Call of Cthulhu and Penumbras are there,..

I kinda like the list, I think it is pretty good,.. Would put most games in very different order myself though,..

@techrave,.. I know bro.
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techrave  +   1147d ago
Ordering lists is a very subjective matter!
Der_Kommandant  +   1147d ago
Condemned, Siren and Fatal Frame are probably the scariest games i've ever played
Series_IIa  +   1147d ago
Amnesia is such an amazing game...

Darkness + decent headset = experience
phinch  +   1146d ago
Silent hill 2, much love for this game, looking forward to HD remake
Venox2008  +   1146d ago
Dead space and horror ... those things don't mix too much :)
action shooter with some cheap horror elements..
sickpup  +   1146d ago
No Resident Evil 1 or 4...interesting. I have only heard of about half of these games.
spektical  +   1146d ago
i dont think re4 was a horror game.. it was more survival..

ascend is a good horror game, although i hate that you basically use matches and light throughout the whole game..
jamison_2007  +   1146d ago
wth they forgot alone in the dark for xbox
gillri  +   1146d ago
great list Silent Hill 2 is a masterpiece

good to see Call of Cthulu, Amnesia, System shock 2 and Eternal Darkness up there

I reckon Condemned and Resi 2 should have been higher though

I loved Resi 4 but maybe it was too action orientated
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gillri  +   1146d ago
oh and no 'Undying' either

but still very good list
AnimeAvenger  +   1146d ago
Fatal Frame II, oh man I remember being freaked the shit out. From what I've heard, Amnesia: The Dark Decent is the best horror game, never played SH2 though.

Siren was good game too.
ATiElite  +   1146d ago
Go get Amnesia. it's pretty spooky and it's different. No running around with weapons and blasting zombies. You will have to run away from enemies and hide which makes it really good.

It's very cheap on Steam and the PC specs are very low.
AnimeAvenger  +   1146d ago
Nice, I may consider picking it up then on Steam. No weapons should make the experience a lot more scarier. :D
JakemanPS31994  +   1146d ago
Resident evil 4 scared the hell out of me when i bought it in 2005. the chainsaw dude, creepy chanting and the regenerators make this game one of my favorites of all time.... no resident evil remake? that game was scarier than RE2! Lisa trevor ftw!!!!
ALFAxD_CENTAURO  +   1146d ago
Resident Evil Remake was awesome, indeed more scary than RE2.

I still remember the surprise I had when the 1st zombie stood up so fast and started running in the hallway, didn't expect that thing because it was not designed in the original RE.
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ALFAxD_CENTAURO  +   1146d ago
In this times, I don't see another game way more scarier than Amnesia The Dark Descent, not even those listed.

Amnesia should be #1.

Which one do you think was more scarier:
Resident Evil Remake or Eternal Darkness?
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gillri  +   1146d ago
its IMO very scary but at times it feels like an indie game and dosnt have that quality that silent hill 2 has

while I think it could possibly be the scariest game there..it isnt the best game ther
nupes98  +   1146d ago
Alan Wake was pretty scary too.. I was on edge the whole time
snipes101  +   1146d ago
Most of the time horror games turn me off because of their garbage mechanics. The controls never seem to be up to snuff.

I do, however, wanna check out System Shock 2
phinch  +   1146d ago
Its kind of the point, hard to manover in rooms with groups off zombies, makes you sit on the edge of your seat more
Lawliet  +   1146d ago
I'm disappointed with this generation Horror Genre. There should be more, and there should be least one redefining, but so far there's none!
RichterBelmont  +   1146d ago
Very glad Eternal Darkness is high on this list. Game was amazing!

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