What were the SCARIEST games you've ever played!?

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  1. mobias profile image70
    mobiasposted 12 years ago

    I'm talking turn the lights out, grab your mountain dew or rum n'coke, pull your blanket up to your chest and glare into your T.V./Monitor in terror, waiting for the next thing to make you jump two feet!
    -Left4Dead makes me jump sometimes
    -Doom3 definitely made me jump a few times!
    -F.E.A.R. was creepy, AND made me jump
    -Silent Hill was creepy for PS1
    -Remember that abandoned town level in Half-Life 2? Yeah, those creatures that ran up the sides of the building scared me quite well!
    Resident Evil series...creepy...
    Dead Space PS3...

    Happy Halloween everyone!

    1. jonsswagger1978 profile image59
      jonsswagger1978posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Number 1 all time would be fantasmagoria on pc. Also left 4 dead 1 and 2 were freaky and of course silent hill 2 is a scary game as well.

    2. SimeyC profile image88
      SimeyCposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Silent Hill was definately very creepy; I remember playing the game with my daughter in the dark - we jumped many times.

      Not sure if this was in Silent Hill or another game - but there's part of a game where you're in a haunted house and there are all sorts of odd things going on - you go down to the cellar have to perform several tasks to get out o the house - now that was pretty creepy - the sound effects were very atmospheric.

    3. drspaniel profile image82
      drspanielposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      The best horror game in my opinion is either Amnesia: the Dark Decent or Penumbra: Black Plague. Sweet dreams. XD

      1. jamesmuia profile image70
        jamesmuiaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Amnesia was so scary I couldn't even play it. No Joke. That game was made to scare people.

        1. mobias profile image70
          mobiasposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          I'll second that! I have only gotten maybe 1/3 the way through because the thought of getting back in actually intimidates me! Warning- Amnesia is Not for the weak at heart!

    4. Galaxies profile image60
      Galaxiesposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Clock Tower (PS1)
      Clock Tower 2 (PS2)
      Friday the 13th (NES) That noise it made when Jason popped out got me everytime!!


    5. tsmog profile image84
      tsmogposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Definitely the Ouija Board.

  2. Midnight Oil profile image80
    Midnight Oilposted 12 years ago

    Life........ had me really scared on numerous occasions !!

    1. mobias profile image70
      mobiasposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      ...I can't play Life....it stresses me out too much and is way too overpriced!

  3. thebeast02 profile image68
    thebeast02posted 12 years ago

    Not one that I played personally, but I've seen footage and watched others play, Amnesia: The Dark Descent. It's not a mainstream title, but if you're looking for something that will keep you up and make you jump out of your chair often I suggest giving it a try. It's a downloadable game, a simply Google search should find it for you.

    1. mobias profile image70
      mobiasposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I HAVE heard of that one!  Not expensive and has redeeming values...might have to check this out after all! Thanks!

    2. mobias profile image70
      mobiasposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Update... just downloaded Amnesia from steam. Whoa! It is creepy, and I love all the visual effects..distorted eyeviews, heartbeats, labored breathing when the guy (you) start getti.g freaked out! Well done, good graphics all around...

  4. The Odd Spartan profile image74
    The Odd Spartanposted 12 years ago

    Either Deadspace or Resident Evil 4. Thinking back to those games makes me think I was in a nightmare. I agree that Fear did have its high tension points.

  5. David 470 profile image81
    David 470posted 12 years ago

    Silent Hill 2,3, and 4. I also played Silent Hill Homecoming, but I don't think it's as scary as older ones. The sound is and overall atmosphere of the silent hill games is extremely disturbing.

    Doom 3 was also really frightening.

    Dead Space did not scare me much at all. I mean there was tension, but nothing like the silent hill atmosphere.

    Fear also did not - more action in it than horror.

  6. aleasha1222 profile image58
    aleasha1222posted 12 years ago

    The original Silent hill on the ps1. the clock work tower series were also scary

  7. gamesinlove profile image60
    gamesinloveposted 12 years ago

    Amnesia: The Dark Descent
    DEFINITELY! Fatal Frame 1-2. Terrifying games. omg.
    A lot of the other games listed on this thread I liked, but didn't find scary.

    1. mattforte profile image87
      mattforteposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      So glad you mentioned Fatal Frame. I was amazed as I went down this list thinking nobody mentioned these games. Scary and stressful.

      1. gamesinlove profile image60
        gamesinloveposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Definitely. The first games I think of when I think terrifying.

        1. mobias profile image70
          mobiasposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          what system can we find those? Are they still able to be bought somewhere? Aren't they Japanese?

          1. kschang profile image88
            kschangposted 12 years agoin reply to this

            Fatal Frame was available for original XBox and PS2.

            Phantasmagoria was an old PC title from Sierra by Jan Janssen, I think. It deal with some heavy issues.

            Pernumbra and Amensia are PC games and available now (usually off Steam)

            1. gamesinlove profile image60
              gamesinloveposted 12 years agoin reply to this

              Thanks for answering for me smile
              I believe Phantasmagoria was so unnerving to me because it was so psychological. Definitely some heavy issues.

              1. mobias profile image70
                mobiasposted 12 years agoin reply to this

                I see there are 3 Fatal Frames...should I just start with the first one? Are the others worth it or no..?

                1. mattforte profile image87
                  mattforteposted 12 years agoin reply to this

                  Yes, start with the first. You can get away with playing them out of order, but the best experience will be from starting from 1 and working to 3.
                  One of the first two is really hard to get hold of...I don't remember which one, but it's somewhat rare. I was fortunate enough to grab one when I worked at Gamestop...just before the price started going up big_smile

    2. gamesinlove profile image60
      gamesinloveposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I would also like to add Sanitarium to that list.

  8. Kangaroo_Jase profile image73
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 12 years ago

    The Thing - the game based on John Carpenters original.

  9. couturepopcafe profile image61
    couturepopcafeposted 12 years ago

    Well, this isn't really a board or pc game but when we were young teens, we used to go to the cemetary and tell ghost stories.  Typical for my generation, right?  This one particular night, we set it up so that one guy would hide inside one of the crypts.  It was just a big slab of cement pulled over a sort of cement hole in the ground.  We planned to bring in another kid unawares and during the storytelling, the guy was going to jump out of the crypt.  Instead we all left and left him inside there.  Sounds very cruel now but I'll bet he was scared good.  (Of course we went back later and got him.)

    1. mobias profile image70
      mobiasposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      wow, kids can be cruel, that's for sure! Funny though. Hopefully he wasn't permanently damaged from that trick! Heh

  10. profile image0
    Home Girlposted 12 years ago

    When I left my old crumbling country for good with 3 small kids in tow without money - that was the scariest game of them all...

    1. mobias profile image70
      mobiasposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Which country was that home girl??

  11. Lauren97210 profile image59
    Lauren97210posted 12 years ago

    The very first video game that I played that gave me the creeps was called Clock Tower, it was for Playstation. Of course there were also Silent Hill, and Fatal Frame. I would probably say that the worst of them was Fatal Frame. If you've played it you know what I mean, and if you haven't I would recommend you do. For a more recent pick I would have to say either Left 4 Dead or F.E.A.R..

  12. j-u-i-c-e profile image94
    j-u-i-c-eposted 12 years ago

    Siren for PS2. That game had me in permanent panic mode. Fatal Frame is also very good. My favorite survival horror games have to be the Silent Hill series, though, especially 1, 2, and 3. Doom 3 is just plain awesome, but you have so much firepower it's not really scary. Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth (XBOX) is also genuinely creepy in parts.

  13. LookingForWalden profile image61
    LookingForWaldenposted 12 years ago

    When the dogs jumped from the windows early on in resident evil 1, scared me good.

  14. profile image0
    A Forest Storyposted 12 years ago

    I would have to say...Fatal Frame, but I lean more towards the first and second as I have yet to actually sit down and finish the third.  I would definately recommend any of the Fatal Frame games to those that enjoy a good scare and storyline.  After having watched my friend play Silent Hill, I refuse to play it with the lights out now, so I'm going to have to say that as well.

    Siren was another game that made me wonder why I even bothered to turn the lights off

  15. Al Shield profile image82
    Al Shieldposted 12 years ago

    Bioshock at 3am in the dark.

    Also with a decent surround sound system up loud in a dark room, the classic Diablo 2 can be quite spooky..

  16. prowlingginger profile image39
    prowlinggingerposted 12 years ago

    definitly FEAR and Silent Hill. Doesn't help to play it at midnight and no ones home with the surround sound going either

  17. Rain Defence profile image91
    Rain Defenceposted 12 years ago

    I have a very powerful sound system at home and a fully light controlled home theater setup with projector. Dead space has often scared the shizzle out of me and had me screaming out loud. I can imagine if it was on a normal system it wouldn't have as much impact though.
    The one that I think really got me was silent hill. There is a part where you're running through a sewer and every now and again something swings down and attacks you. That was terrifying.
    Another is in the first couple of resident evil games. When you went into a room and heard the breathing of a licker in there, it was always scary.

  18. lorenmurcia profile image85
    lorenmurciaposted 12 years ago

    I don't play but I saw my son play Left for Dead. It looks very scary. Another game which stuck in my mind is Resident Evil. My husband and son were able to finish the game.

    1. mobias profile image70
      mobiasposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Left4Dead IS scarry! because it's so intense and relentless... and it really forces you to stick together, as a group...if anyone strays too far off, or lags behind.l..they WILL get attacked! ZZOMMMBIEEESS!!!

  19. profile image0
    Gusserposted 12 years ago

    Spin the bottle. The girls were uglier than I am. That takes some doing.

    1. mobias profile image70
      mobiasposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      HA ha...!  man.....that is pretty creepy...

    2. BLACKANDGOLDJACK profile image72
      BLACKANDGOLDJACKposted 12 years agoin reply to this


      And they were the really smart girls. Brains, braces, glasses and bowlegged.

      After Spin the Bottle, they would always want to play Strip Chess.

  20. JKenny profile image89
    JKennyposted 12 years ago

    I remember playing a game called Alien Trilogy, based on the Alien Movies, on the old Playstation One. The Xenomorphs were scary enough, but then you had the facehuggers that literally dropped down in front of you, covering the whole screen. <shudder> Still gives me the shivers now.

  21. InsomniacZombie profile image61
    InsomniacZombieposted 12 years ago

    Haha your picture sent me into flashbacks from my childhood that I repressed with years of crying and sleepless nights!!  Not only was that a scary moment (but when Jason randomly appeared outside was worse) but its also one of the worst games ever made, but I wasted hours upon hours playing it.  Well done.

  22. smzclark profile image60
    smzclarkposted 12 years ago

    sexopoly can be a pretty scary game

  23. smzclark profile image60
    smzclarkposted 12 years ago

    I know that's not the reply you were looking for, but it was the first that came to mind. :-)

  24. RolyRetro profile image89
    RolyRetroposted 12 years ago

    Alone in the Dark on the PC.  First real 3D survival horror game, and very scary.

  25. Horatio Plot profile image74
    Horatio Plotposted 12 years ago

    Shadowman, N64. Still makes me sweat just to say the name.

  26. Repairguy47 profile image60
    Repairguy47posted 12 years ago

    I played a High School football game once and had to try and tackle this guy.

    That was scary!

  27. eternals3ptember profile image61
    eternals3ptemberposted 12 years ago

    ArmA II with the DayZ mod for the PC... Zombie survival, open world with dozens of players, you start with nothing but the sound of wind, a pistol, and your buddies. If you want a map, you find one, if you want a compass, you find one, if you want live, you must be quiet, as your voice is heard in proximity. And theirs a full night sequence in every day, no light whatsoever. Its terrifying.

    1. mobias profile image70
      mobiasposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Wow! that sounds really awesome actually, might have to check that out! So, how do they hear your voice, via your mic? wow


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