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Submitted by Pozzle 1315d ago | opinion piece

Top Ten Scariest Video Games Ever

StuffKit: "Good horror games must make you scared sometimes. Here is the list of the top ten scariest games which you have to play at 2AM with the lights off." (Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Condemned: Criminal Origins, Dead Space, Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem, Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly, PC, Penumbra: Black Plague, PS2, PS3, Silent Hill 2, Siren: Blood Curse, Wii, Xbox 360)

newn4gguy  +   1315d ago
Listen...

I love Silent Hill 2. Really. It's one of the best games ever made.

Putting it ahead of Amnesia OR Fatal Frame II is a bit ridiculous though, don't you think?

I also would have left out Condemned, Dead Space, and Eternal Darkness. I love all three games, but scary? Nope.
Venox2008  +   1315d ago
good comment, I agree with you to everything..

I can include Fatal frame IV, Silent hill 3..too..
newn4gguy  +   1315d ago
DUDE! I need to play Fatal Frame IV!!! Does it have English options, if I import it?
Pozzle  +   1315d ago
@newn4gguy: FFIV doesn't have an English option, but if you import the Japanese version there's an English patch you can download to get it run with English subtitles.

You don't need to have homebrew or anything. There's more info on the patch here: http://www.fatalframe4.net/
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meetajhu  +   1315d ago
I agree with silent hill 2 at no.1 but where is Doom 3?
na-no-nai  +   1314d ago
@pozzle
Well depending on what update you wont have to need the homebrew. Mine is 4.3 so you will need to homebrew it. It took me a hour to actually get the patch to work since for some odd reason the wii with 4.3 update; you have to tinker with the english patches.

But yeah awesome game; pretty freaky
Projekt7tuning  +   1314d ago
I would have to throw the very first Resident Evil in there. The very first time I played it in like 95-96(whenever the hell it came out), those damn Dogs that jumped through the window scared the crap out of me and my buddy lol.
That was innovation back then on a console lol.
Venox2008  +   1314d ago
@Projekt7tuning 1st Re:make on gamecube was awesome too! :) ..it gave me a lot of scares.. second was great too in scares: MR. X !!!! :)
LoaMcLoa  +   1315d ago
You can play Fatal Frame IV with english text, if your Wii has homebrew.
Pozzle  +   1315d ago
Actually the translation patch for FFVI allows you to play the Japanese import even without homebrew. My Wii didn't have homebrew when I imported the game, and it worked fine once I had the patch up and running. I don't know how the translation guys did it, but they did.
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ATi_Elite  +   1315d ago
I think it could go either way!

Silent Hill Fatal Frame or Amnesia could all rotate the 1,2,3 position. They are the top 3 no matter what!!
Ducky  +   1315d ago
While Amnesia is scarier in it's actual gameplay, I found SilentHill2 to have a more lasting psychological effect.

My personal scariest game (SystemShock2) failed to make it on the list.
I still flinch every time I hear a monkey.
jp33  +   1315d ago
I definitely agree with SS2.

Hearing a Hybrid yelling "Ruuunn, ruuunnn!" and not knowing where it's coming from is the creepiest thing.

The incredible sound really made up for the graphics.
Blacktric  +   1315d ago
Amnesia is a great game but it's just a game that builds up tension and then scares the player with jump scare tactics. Silent Hill 2 is a psychological rollercoaster and it makes you feel disturbed throughout the game. And it's not just because it builds up the tension using simple things like lightning but because of how the characters act and how everything from monsters to way characters behave symbolizes something disturbing in James' life. When I reached the boss fight with Eddie in SH 2, I was already started questioning myself and things I did in my life. It's an amazing game.
fullmetal297  +   1315d ago
I disagree with your opinion. The bulk of scare of Amnesia stems from the main character's fear of the monster roaming around. He will poo his pants and go into shock just hearing a monster footsteps, so the entire game is revolves around them as much as possible.
Jappy-k7  +   1315d ago
Silent Hill 4 was the scariest and most disturbing game among the whole series and my favorite
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r21  +   1315d ago
im glad siren's on the top five at least. i agree that it is way scarier than dead space and fear. i know cause i finished both those games easily. for siren though, i stopped till chapter 5. the game is f-ed up and crap my pants scary!
BuffMordecai  +   1315d ago
I don't know why fear is on the list. It was a great game, but definitely not scary.
megalonagyix  +   1315d ago
I shat myself at the locker part of Condemned. Also, I'd replace Dead Space with Resident Evil. The latter paved the way for DS.
clockworkrazor  +   1315d ago
I luv Resident Evil.

The fact is that the only truly SCARY Resident Evil games are REmake and RE0 on Gamecube. those games had it all - great tense atmosphere , beautifully haunting music and excellent graphics.

Just cause the dogs scared ya when they jumped through the windows in RE1 back in tha day doesnt mean that the whole game was actually scary.

Resident Evil 3 Nemesis was tense because of the NEMESIS but it wasnt really scary either and code veronica was a damn good RE game too but not scary at all.

Also what was scary about RE2? running through a mostly empty police station through most of the game? naa not scary at all. but the lickers were kool.
villevalorox  +   1315d ago
It was bright in the day and I was playing condemned 2.. o screamed pike a little bit*# when you first encounter the bear.
clockworkrazor  +   1315d ago
So I guess the person who wrote this article never played a videogame before the PS2 ?

Clocktower on PSone was one scary game.

Silent Hill 3 is actually more horrific in many ways than the casual favored yet still great SH2.

The first Dead Space is the only true horror game this gen that scared me. While Dead Space 2 is a great game its just not scary its more of an action game than horror now.

In fact Dead Space 1 is my favorite single player game this generation.
wirapuru  +   1315d ago
I agree about SH's there. Silent Hill 2 was by far the best 'Horror(moreof Psychological?) Survival' I've ever played mainly because of the characters and the history... if you read the plot analysis you get more perplex yet with, just masterpiece to me.

But SH3 was way scarier, really.. I don't even liked so much playing it because of so much tension. '-_-
fullmetal297  +   1315d ago
Horror Games are my favorite Genre of games. Glad to see them getting some love.
Jappy-k7  +   1315d ago
Dead Space scary...

WHAT? o_O
dinkeldinkse  +   1315d ago
Superman 64,
The game still gives me nightmares.
Akiba96  +   1315d ago
dead space wasnt that scary to me. But amnesia literally would make me scream. No, not the something jumps out at you kind of screaming but the terrified for your life (even though its not your life lol)kind of screams.
Beastradamus  +   1314d ago
I'm going to use my first comment to say Resident Evil 2 and at least one of the Silent Hill games better be on this list.
Beastradamus  +   1314d ago
No Resident Evil 2 :( But it can pass. This is a really good list. Glad to see Eternal Darkness on there.
J86blum  +   1314d ago
One of my favorite PC Horror games is Cryostasis, yet not alot of people seem to have played it.
rattletop  +   1314d ago
Clive Barker's Jericho for me.. the level with children souls had an eerie feel to it.
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