On its 15th anniversary, let’s remember some of Resident Evil 4's scariest moments.
The Regenerators were and still are the creepiest characters in all of RE. The noises they make, the music that plays, their sudden massive jumps if they get too close, their massive damage if they manage to hit you at all (at least on hard difficulty) it was all so creepy and unnerving. The rest of the game just played like an action movie, not scary so much as intense.
The fact that you can't just turn on a whim makes the game so much scarier for me. Couldn't tell you how many times I quick turned around in a fight only to see Las Plagas right in my face.
The first time I shot off their legs and thought I would be safe when they were lying on their chest. Nope.
I always think of RE4 as more of a creepy game than scary. The music, ambient noises (the regenerator's breathing, the weird monk chanting), and the super dull color palette makes everything really dreary and unsettling. I've always preferred that sort of thing over jump scares anyway.
RE games were never scary at least not for me. They had a tense atmosphere but they were never scary.
This it is really unsettling, Twin peaks like vibe, like Alan wake, great atmosphere,..,.. kinda goes well with resource management,.. it is just amazing game and better than sum of its parts.
the scariest part was probably getting ashley around without getting killed lol
Hard disagree. The lack of fear was my main complaint with this. I guess its subjective but it really diluted the scares and overall ominous tone that Resident Evil 2 and 3 had.
I've never really found any of the RE games scary, RE5 was probably the closest, but that's not really why I play them. Off topic a bit, "actually commma" is a terrible way to start a headline, or a statement.
RE5 is like one of the least scary ones in the franchise Bright settings for most of the game, not much tense factor, having a co-op AI partner who always had your back, playing by yourself the AI would automatically find a enemy and started shooting which you would be alerted to so there was no surprises.
i remember this being the first horror game i played and i used to be terrified especially by the chainsaw dudes who took your head off as soon as they good close but then again i played this when i was in, maybe, 5th or 6th grade. the only other games which i could remember creeping me out was FEAR, killer 7 and P.T.
Condemned criminal origins is the only game that ever genuinely creeped me out. FEAR is probably my second favorite horror game and there was only one part that got me. The part on the ladder lmao. I was like oh shit!
Nah lol. Still the best one imo.
It definitely had atmosphere, more specifically a gothic horror type atmosphere with a forest of dead trees, an old village, a church, a cemetery, and a castle.
I remember the sense of urgency being the scary part of RE4. The chainsaw guy in the first village hunting you down and breaking though barricaded door was unlike anything I’ve played up until that time. Plus I have a fear of sharks so that water part had me stressed out.
I know spanish. So what the enemies were saying made it scarier.
Te voy a hacer picadillo! I love it.
Scary for little kids..lol. I've enjoyed playing most of the RE games but the games never scared me.
Whenever someone says RE4 wasn't scary at all I always say one word: REGENERATORS.
Dead Space was much more scarier then the RE games RE7 had some great jump scares
There's a difference between being scared and being startled. Jump scares are not horror.
I remember being too scared to keep playing when I got back to the village at night. At most parts of the game, the music will kick in when you engage enemies and when it was quiet you would know you were safe. But at that part the creepy music keeps going so you never know when an enemy will pop out of the dark.
Idk about scary, bu the tension was very high for sure
Zombies didn't need las plagas to make them more scary, RE4 was the beginning of many bad trends to come. Fans of the series before 4 know it wasn't the best, and never will be.
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