What’s The Scariest Game Of All Time? Here’s A (Not So) Scientific Analysis…

From dusk until dawn last night, horror enthusiast Mark Butler played through some of the most terrifying games ever made in a bid to discover the true champion of fear. Following a full-throttle evening of shocks, shudders and even a full-blown psychological breakdown, he reports on the nail-biting experience, and eventual winner…

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Sharingan_no_Kakashi2231d ago

Gonna say Fatal Frame. I heard there were plenty of people having nervous break downs on that game as well and it is in fact the only game that has ever made me scream. *ahem* well more like a ... uh.... Oh what the heck I threw the controller and hid under my pillow. THERE... YA HAPPY??!!!

NukaCola2231d ago

I think Silent Hill 2 is horrifying because it's so disturbing. The atmosphere is creepy and all the monsters are effed up. I mean legs sewn onto legs at the hips all bloody walking at you is just weird and demented. I love it.

JellyJelly2231d ago

I've played both of those great games (all of the Fatal Frame and SH games for PS2 in fact) and I loved them, but they weren't poop-my-pants scary imo.

It's very subjective what scares you but Dead Space 1&2 are some of the scariest games I've played. I've heard that Amnesia: Dark Descent is supposed to be something else though.

I'd probably include Call of Cthulhu: Dark corners of the Earth as well. That game had some very scary moments.

buddymagoo2231d ago

Siren Blood Curse freaked me out to the point where I couldn't play it. I still haven't got past the episode in the hospital.

Brosy2231d ago

He didn't play Condemned or Condemned 2, so this list is woefully incomplete.

DigitalAnalog2231d ago (Edited 2231d ago )

Really, DS1 & 2 are far from the "scariest" games available. And this is coming from a guy who has his surround sound setup playing in the most extreme mode who plays horror games AT NIGHT. I can tell you I had more scary moments in Uncharted: DF than there is in DS. But that aside, Amnesia does live up to it's expectations especially with a headphones on. I heard COC was also good so I might check it out sometime.

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Tokyo_reject2231d ago

The ONLY other game (other then Amnesia) that I have had to A. Turn on the lights....
then B. turn the game off and take a half an hour break just to give my heart a rest is in fact Fatal Frame.

So yes, alittle disappointed that this wasnt mentioned.
But i have to agree with the winner lol.

metsgaming2231d ago (Edited 2231d ago )

i dont expect anyone to agree with me, i dont play horror games but the most scary/freaky game i can think of playing was actually Titanic adventure out of time. The game is soooo creepy, you never want to travel deep into the ship the farther you go down the more freaky it gets. You get a sense of dread knowing you have to go down there, you even think about muting the game.

Muffins12232231d ago

I may not get to scared on video games but that picture freaks me the fck out

TrendyGamers2231d ago

Dead Space is definitely up there.

Tokyo_reject2231d ago

Dead Space one yes....but the fact that he put 2 up there is laughable

deep_fried_bum_cake2231d ago

Why? In a lot of ways 2 is a creepier game than 1.

scrambles2231d ago

Dead Space can startle me but it cannot scare me. Many of the silent hills and other games use psychological horror which is FAAAAR superior than a monster popping out of the same kind of vent for 450th time that day. Dead Space did have atmosphere down thats for sure.

FlashBack2231d ago

AH, what? I played through amnesia, and now playing DS2 is a walk in through the park

Genghis2231d ago (Edited 2231d ago )

These articles are usually the same. So for a change of pace, everyone check out SCP-087

It's a freeware game, but it's pretty damn scary. The game is just an FPS of you descending a staircase. AND IT'S EERIE AS HECK

here's a playthough:

Genghis2231d ago

SCP Containment Breach is their next game. It has a brilliant blink mechanic where the meter on the bottom shows how long you can keep your eyes open w/out blinking. The the screen flashes black for a split second when you blink, enabling all sorts of hair raising jump scares. I hope mainstream horror games catch on to this one... it's definitely a next jump in horror gaming.

Pintheshadows2231d ago

That is a really good idea.

MySwordIsHeavenly2231d ago

Actually, that mechanic is from Alone In The Dark. :)

Winkle922231d ago

Does this game have anything to do with the SCP series? I assume it does, and thats awesome. I have spend so many hours reading these things. Awesome entertainment.
SCP-087 really seems scary as hell. Good premise for a game.

Dead_Cell2231d ago

It's in the game too, somewhere. I saw some guy trying to get away from it. the second he moves the screen off it. BAM. S'there in your face.

vikingland12231d ago (Edited 2231d ago )

No fatal frame? Not even mentioned in their games they didn't mention section.

shodan742231d ago

Hi. Article author here. Yes - you're damn right about Fatal Frame! Didn't have it to hand last night, annoyingly, but it is an absolute gem and we'll certainly be sure to bring it to the party next time if we do a 'Round Two'.

vikingland12231d ago

Too bad you didn't have it on hand. When you do, don't forget surround sound up lights off and an extra pair of underwear.

shodan742231d ago

Thanks for the advice! ;)

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