What is the scariest game you've ever played?

What is the scariest game you've ever played?

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    RE3 Nemesis when you're 8 years old

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wish I could get scared like I used to. I wonder if I went a whole year without seeing anything violent or scary I could reset myself.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm holding out for a super immersive VR game to give me that kind of visceral dread

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Top left is just one of those borzoi dogs

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They're made for huntin' you know

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Neat, my German shepherd is made for ear scratches and biting israeli people

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous
          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >And you hear their garbled words

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Indeed, those funny long snouts are basically custom designed for catching throats to tear.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It is

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Scary stories to tell in the dark?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's breath of the wild concept art.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Good answer. Wompas were indeed scary.

      For me it's sh1

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah back in the day on the original system these were scary. My brothers and I replayed that level all the time keep fricking with them.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I think these were scary because they only made a sound when they attacked, otherwise they just silently march around

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      AHHHHH

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      These things made zero noise that’s why they were creepy.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For me? Alien Isolation. The first part where it forces you to enter the vents while the alien is lurking made me shut the game off. Never had that happen before.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I had to shut the game off pretty much in the first 15 minutes or so, waiting for an elevator
      nothing was happening, I was just waiting for an elevator
      went back and made it a bit further, but I never finished the game
      it's too intense and I'm clearly a giant fricking baby

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Life

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    games don't scare me because I'm not moronic
    as a Tri-babby, though, when Qurupeco called over Rathian for the first time I did not want to be in the same area as it.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    mimi from super paper mario scared the frick out of me when I was 8

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The original Doom 3 experience under a CRT and proper hardware that makes full use of the Dynamic Light and Shadows for it will never be replicated ever again, LCD's killed it and made all fullbright
    Second is the original FEAR and AVP1 and 2 with the marine

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Interstellar Marines. These mannequin frickers scared the shit out of me with their stomping in the dark.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Silent Hill 4
    say what you want about it but that game was scary as shit (minus the burping monsters ofc)
    the fact that I played it at like 12 contributed a lot too

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Fallout

    Scary? none
    Creepy? Silent Hill. Game perfected the concept of horror and I havent seen a game since really touch on that feeling of unease punctuated with slight reprieve.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >black marine
      Frick me, they're even making classics woke!

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        black characters are acceptable under three circumstances:
        1. gruff military characters
        2. funny father figures
        3. i lied, there are only two

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, I liked Lee too.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wasnt this a flash game? I briefly remembered it? Was there a level in the 2nd game where you're in a church or gas station and you're confessing to a mysterious figure and there's like a locust sand storm?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Newgrounds yes, one of the scarier games in their horror flashes thanks to the very realistic looking art and creepy music.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      oh damn i loved this game (and the second one to a lesser extent) never played the 3rd

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    fatal frame 2
    silent hill 4
    alien isolation
    PT
    original slenderman

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Real. Minecraft is beyond freaky man

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    REmake at age 12. I'd played plenty of games with "spooky" sections, but I had not played a real horror game like that so I was not prepared.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the one where I watch everything I love slowly get destroyed
    oh wait thats real life

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Voices of the void made me shit my pants in ways other horror games couldnt. But the king is probably alien isolation

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why would you play games to get scared when you can go out into the world and feel real fear and vulnerability?

    Go wander into the woods or abandoned buildings alone in the dark and you'll get the adrenaline rush you're looking for.

    Hard mode: leave any weapons behind in the car. Phone too if you're not a frickup who is going to get lost somewhere and die, lol.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I won't even leave my pistol in the car when I get gas, no thanks

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Except those come with actual danger to me, while video games do not.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Actual danger produces fear, look at this guy for example

        I won't even leave my pistol in the car when I get gas, no thanks

        He probably lives in fear around undesirables

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    my first horror game

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's the kind of spooky that I love. Almost feels cozy like a good campfire story.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I saw some clips of this game in a video game preview show on TV, including this hand one, and that was enough to make me say nope, not buying that one.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      PS2 truly the golden generation of horror games. With the PSX coming just right behind

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What vidya?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >generic anime faces

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Came here to post this. Even the box art was kino.
      THE RITUAL RITUAL MUST NOT MUST NOT BEEEE SEEEEN

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The game itself wasn't scary but that iron shark's face in Banjo Kazooie scared the living daylights outta me first time i saw it, because i wasn't expecting it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Good one. He turns out to be friendly but the initial rounding a corner and seeing a massive mouth coming at you was a shock. Didn't help that you're underwater and thus moving around sluggishly without a way to quickly move to safety.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Same feel with these bastards

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The game itself wasn't scary but that iron shark's face in Banjo Kazooie scared the living daylights outta me first time i saw it, because i wasn't expecting it.

        Yeah there was something super terrifying about it and it worked so well back then, like it might not work if you know it's coming but when you're playing a game as a kid and you don't read guides or anything to avoid spoilers..

        Clanker is a big, scary shock and pushed the limits on what the N64 could produce.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Gave me a distinct lurch in my stomach I only recall feeling in one other thing from back then, this scene in Finding Nemo.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Fittingly this whale also turns out to be friendly and only swallowed them by accident while feeding on shrimp.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Does anyone else find it crazy how film cgi, particularly Disneyslop hasn't progressed in 20 years?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Actually it has, by leaps and bounds.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Actually it has, by leaps and bounds.

            gollum is probably the best of the best from
            >tfw LotR Two Towers was 22 years ago
            and he looks a little dated in direct sunlight full body shots
            ...not to mention some larger sweeping shots like Sam's electric slide into Mt Doom or the orcs running into the plastic forest in Two Towers pic related

            I think the real thing that not only hasn't improved, but has actually regressed, is studio's cleverness to mask CGI with practical effects
            Lord of the Rings still looks mostly fantastic because of their reluctance to use CGI (that and they invented several techniques for the movies). Whereas most modern movies, especially disney/marvel slop, has execs/directors saying
            >frick it well fix in post
            >oh shit that shot looks like shit, remake it 100 times on a super tight budget (time and money wise)

            unless you meant pure cgi films, in which case you are double wrong

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >unless you meant pure cgi films, in which case you are double wrong
              I'm really not.
              Compare Toy Story 2 (1999), to Toy Story 3 (2010), to Toy Story 4 (2019), CG wise. If you are claiming there has been no improvement in those twenty years you're just talking nonsense.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Probably my first run through Darkwood. Most horror games make me a little anxious, but I never have any issues playing them. Darkwood actually made me freeze up sometimes during the night sections. Knowing that a single movement or bit of noise you make could lead to whatever is lurking right outside your window to start breaking in fricking messed with me. The game has 10/10 sound design, so sitting in complete silence, motionless to avoid making noise, listening for every small grunt or shuffling, it's genuinely freaky.

    It just has so many details that mess with the player that are brilliant. The fact that you can only see details when looking directly at something means that you can see furniture being pushed around in another room, but have no clue what is causing it or if it knows you're nearby. The fact that light can seep through cracks in walls that both allows you to see what's outside but also allows things to see you is awesome. And the fact that there's so many night events that can happen keeps you on your toes. Here are just some examples I remember on my first playthrough:

    >A knock on your front door that gets so loud/persistent that they'll break the door down, but if you answer the door you'll find a wedding invitation which unlocks a whole area/event
    >Turning around to find your past self sitting on the bed, telling you that there's no way out of this
    >A bundle of worms that ate through everything appearing and growing throughout my safe room that I had to slowly move around without alerting monsters outside
    >Valuable mushrooms glowing in the dark that I made a mad dash to grab outside
    >Hunkering down in a hospital at night, only for all the lights to go red and an emergency alarm to go off with the sounds of people crying in agony
    >A thunderstorm starting up which completely obscured the sound of a giant bipedal raven monster gently pushing past my furniture blockade and entering into my room to stare at me

    Fricking love that game.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I've seen a million horror movies
      played a million horror games
      but ONLY darkwood actually made me feel dread/freeze (for awhile at least)
      great game, every horror fan should play this Polish countryside simulator at least once
      you can also pirate it guilt free, the devs uploaded the copy themselves iirc

      Why would you play games to get scared when you can go out into the world and feel real fear and vulnerability?

      Go wander into the woods or abandoned buildings alone in the dark and you'll get the adrenaline rush you're looking for.

      Hard mode: leave any weapons behind in the car. Phone too if you're not a frickup who is going to get lost somewhere and die, lol.

      but most of the time theres no real danger
      like playing dear esther or gone homosexual tbqh

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I tried to get into it but couldn’t. Seems to feel very 2013 indie gamish

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          its a clunky as frick isometric game
          and frankly survival crafting is a complete ass genre
          but its got the best spooks/atmosphere for horror that I know of
          how far did you get before quitting?

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You posted it. I think its the fact that the game is comfy most of the time and the jumpscares are organic and genuinely surprising.

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When F.E.A.R. came out, all the rage was about how you should play it in the dark. I decided to give it a go. It legitimately had some good jump scares and it got me good. Probably not the scariest, but that's the last time I remember feeling like that in a game.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ironically the part that had me sweating most was not a supernatural scare, but the section where you're fighting the stealth ninja enemies and they can turn invisible, or hide on ceilings, and it's just you and them in a dark office area.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nah.
        That entire section was more like trying to swat annoying mosquitoes (and I was on hard).
        Now that ladder.
        >OH SHIT
        >wew
        >OH FUUUUCK

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Same for me. I think it's because they're actually trying to hurt you whereas Alma is just spooking you.

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ez

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I was fairy young when I played Thief 2 and the zombies/ghost Templars scared the shit out of me

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth for original Xbox

    There's this level where you're deep underground in some cave with a stone bridge. You get to the other side and there's all this roaring and the screen gets blurrier and blurrier so it was really hard to make out what the frick this thing was floating above you.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That game was pretty kino but it kinda overstretched and went off the rails in the second half. Loved the mystery and puzzles at the beginning though and it was pretty impressive how the protagonist would comment on every single item that you interacted with. Shame the sequel never happened because the occult Nazi base in the Arctic seemed like a fun setting.

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Can't say that any have been actually scary to me, but the baby monster part in Resident Evil Village got my heart rate up by a bit for that section. Frick that thing. I don't like parts in games where you can't fight, only run and hide, or I would've blasted this c**t in the face.

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dead Space 1. It's the only scary game in the series but also I lived alone in a big apartment in a quiet, but dangerous part of town. I played it at night and it was scary to the point where I had to play it in the day. I really think any other living situation would have made it better. Also, alien isolation was pretty scary

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Dead space 1 was the last time I remember being scared of a game after silent hill 2-4 (4 had its moments). I think it kinda broke the limiter for me and it’s where the mental disconnect came that prevents me from taking it too seriously. Like I know it’s a video game. The remake was missing some of that uncanniness the original had.

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yknow, resident evil 7 had some legit scary parts. Made me respect Capcom after playing through it

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    this game scared the shit out of me as a kid, and i have no idea why.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >zombie models are scary as frick
      >zombies don't die, they just fall down
      >very limited ammo
      >big monsters insta-kill you
      >your characters can't meet or else they will become monsters and you get Game Over
      >Backtracking meaning you have to face enemies that you can't kill all the time
      This game was underrated af

      damn first time I see someone posting this game.
      I used to like it a lot as a kid

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        "I'm going to lick its...

        ...arse."

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    lone survivor

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hellnight. Played it on my cousin's Playstaytion when I was a kid and never dared to leave the safe room in the sewers/first level. Iirc I just used the map to check where the monster is and it always showed it was on the other side of the door.

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You posted it already, OP.
    I wouldn't say that any game is scary, but I'm currently playing "Rebirth of the Night" modpack and The Beneath can be unsettling at times, I hate this dimension really much.
    Picrel, it's "The Beneath". When you enter it there is only one way - dig down. After some time you'll break through roof and what would left - is only wast darkness below. And it only goes deeper.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks for the suggestion, fren. Getting bored of the Cave Horror modpack anyway.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Thanks for the suggestion, fren.
        Not sure if this will work out, Anon. In RoTN the Beneath mod is tweaked specifically for the needs of that pack, therefore looks and feels different than original. Especially that modders changed darkness parameters. So idk how original Beneath looks.
        And I wouldn't recommend playing RoTN to anyone on Ganker, this pack stands on pair with RLCraft, minus bullshitness that RLCraft has.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks for the suggestion, fren. Getting bored of the Cave Horror modpack anyway.

      if you want to feel genuine fear, play fear nightfall on hardcore.

      yeah, it's a meme pack, but it's one of the few ways to consistently emulate 'never feeling safe' in minecraft

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wouldn't say I'm scared anymore but the flood and necromorphs still unnerve the hell out of me.

  35. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    REmake, the first time.

  36. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Stalker Anomaly

  37. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dead space. The music is very spooky and the monsters are just so unpredictable and freaky, except for the baby tentacled ones which never scared me.

  38. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not many talk about this game but it probably scared me the most in all my life, maybe only Silent Hill 3 was on par with it

  39. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >can't get scared from horror games anymore
    >burst out laughing at most of them
    I miss being a kid and getting scared of games, I can't enjoy most horror games as a result

  40. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    minecraft is actually pretty spooky

  41. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't get scared by horror games in general but something about exploring caves in minecraft really fricks with me. Staring down a large cave and hearing the creepy ambient sounds out of nowhere has made me nope the frick out many a time back in the day.

  42. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't get scared at games these days, so the scariest for me will remain Blair Witch vol. I that I played as a kid.

  43. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Unironically, Rust.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      kiiittyyyyyy meow meow :3

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >building your first house ever
      >just as you're ready to put down the lock and securw the house you hear a loud BANG
      >you're left lying on the ground as you're bleeding out
      >the last thing you hear as you fade into the abyss is a 12 year old voice saying the following
      >Black person Black person Black person Black person
      Good game.

  44. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    still the most unnerving/uncomfortable game ive ever played

  45. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Visage. The atmosphere is so fricking suffocating I can't even leave the tutorial area because I know for a fact I would have a fricking heart attack if something actually came out of that darkness. Even the fricking environment and your own sanity meter jumpscare you with sudden loud fast sounds if you're standing in the wrong area. Literally the only game I can't make myself play. Would recommend

  46. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Alyx but that's only because I've been avoiding anything remotely scary in VR. Even with something mild like Alyx nothing in flat can compete in terms of horror

  47. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    RE4 invisible sewer bugs.

  48. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  49. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    As a kid the only thing that got me was the zombie dog jumpscare in RE3. I couldn't be scared because I knew games are fake. As an adult, no piece of media compares to going outside and getting a faceful of bleak reality daily.

  50. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don’t play scary games cause I am scared too easily and can’t sleep.
    The scariest game I played must be Bloodborne. The eye thingys and the brainsuckers scared the shit out of me. Also the things whose heads would explode/grew snakes I don’t know.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Don't watch Fantastic Planet alone at night with no lights on.

  51. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Probably Scratches.
    Also the first AVP marine campaign, back when it came out.

  52. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    watashi no chinpo winpo

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      wwwww

  53. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Amnesia got me pretty good

  54. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bayo.

  55. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Far Cry 1 when the monsters start appearing.
    I couldn't get past the earlier levels of F.E.A.R. either.
    They aren't pure horror game but yeah...

  56. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Doom 64 used to scare the shit out of me

  57. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the flood levels on halo

  58. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Most recently, The Rush of Blood VR games, the caves in Hellblade 2 and the basement in RE7.

  59. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Frick this game. Progressed the upgrade tree till it pushed me out of Safe Shallows, Grassy Plateaus, Mushroom Forest then uninstalled.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Go down to the Lost River, anon. I promise there's nothing scary down there.
      Dook dook dook.

  60. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Resident evil 2 gave me nightmares for years.

    Zombies are my biggest fear.

  61. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Space Engine
    Being lost bazillion light years away from Earth is fricking horrifying.

  62. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Darkwood

  63. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Flash game called "The House" (one and two) when I was 9. Once, I played it with my friend at school. The girl I liked told her parents I was playing it at school, and they gave my mother an angry phone call...

  64. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The vent had absolutely zero reason to scare the shit out of me

    Oh, "serious" answer would be Octo Carnage in Spiderman ps1

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Oh, "serious" answer would be Octo Carnage in Spiderman ps1
      Bitchin music and fun chase. I remember his "Where are you boy? Boiiiiiii..." to this day.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        tpbp

  65. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >leaps 60ft directly into your head

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