Top Ten Scariest Nancy Drew PC Games

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1Shadow at the Water's Edge

Oh my gosh that game is the scariest ever! Well the scariest Nancy Drew game anyway. Dudes close to the END the ghost pops outta nowhere! And then there will be a ghost at your balcony! And if you go into the bathroom, the ghost will crack the mirror!

My older sister and I screamed so much during this game that our parents came in a couple of times to see if we were okay. The mirror scene freaked me out the most. You somehow know it's coming, but it still scares the pants off of you!

Freaked me out! The mirror scene, bath scene, and even the shadow slowly passing by your window... I literally wet my pants! I suggest playing this one if you aren't scared easily.

When I got to the part when the shadow walks on Nancy's balcony I just walked out of the room and the mirror scene was so scary I just got up and got someone to watch it with me

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2Ghost of Thornton Hall

I admit that Thorton Hall is creepy, but nothing really jumped out to scare you. It may have just given you chills, where as Shadow the Waters Edge will probably freak you out if you haven't played it before. That mirror scene is probably the scariest moment of all Nancy Drew games.

Everywhere is this game is eerie, sometimes, just walking in the manor, when I know nothing is going to pop out I have to check my paranormal meter to calm my nerves! Especially when I get close to "her" room!

This one is really, really creepy. I hated it so much and think it's a little more creepy than Shadow. Honestly I could go either way but this one is much creepier. By the way, I believe in paranormal activity.

Never played it

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3Curse of Blackmoor Manor

Haven't played Shadow yet, but after several years of not playing this game, it still made me jump at the Black Lady walking down the hall, red eyes at the beginning, Ethel appearing out of nowhere all the time. Really Ethel, stop that! Although, is it just me, or does anyone else think the woman in black was really Ethel and not the culprit? Sorry, but the culprit seemed a bit short to be the Lady in Black.

Very scary. It's not as scary as Shadow at the Water's Edge, (which is downright scary and something out of nightmares! ) but this game is scarier than Ghost of Thorton Hall. You also have scary nightmares IN the game which kinda freak me out.

Jane's homeschool teacher is the scariest part of the game! She just appears out of nowhere! Every corner you turn BAM there's Ethel! She gives me the creeps...

Try playing this when you are like 11 and find yourself stuck in the moving rooms when your glow-stick suddenly stops working. Freaked me out big time.

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4Message In a Haunted Mansion

To me, this one will always be the creepiest, because of the subtlety of the scares - it's not frightening because things jump out at you, like in some of the other games, but because there's an ubiquitous atmosphere of pure evil. The whole thing feels completely ghostly and sinister, and there's nowhere you can escape it in the mansion.

How could you say this isn't that scary! I mean it's not as scary as shadow at the waters edge, but still...!

5Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake

The dogs at the door in the beginning set the mood of the game for me. After being freaked out by that, I was not excited to venture into the woods and cemetery.

The dogs at the door made me shriek, I was like 7 though so...

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6Putt Putt Saves the Zoo

Nancy is maybe a scary, maybe a creepy, but none more creepy the putt putt saves the zoologist wildlife center.

Agreed, this is scarier than all the Nancy Drew games combined. 10/10 would scream again.

In my opinion, this outdoes every single nancy drew. He saves the Zoo, but he regrets not doing it faster. Poor guy has PTSD.

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7The Captive Curse

This game is not only suspenseful but it is really creepy. The people you think you can trust can't be trusted. The monster interactions were also very scary...

You put this as the fourth scariest!? No offense but the only part that's really scary is the monster turns around and you get caught.

You better believe this game ain't scary. It ain't scary because the only scary part is when you see the monster.

The only part that's scary is when the monster pops out. That's the only scary part THE ONLY!

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8The Haunting of Castle Malloy

This one is pretty creepy. Yeah, it's not as scary as Shadow at the Water's Edge, but just the fact that you always hear wailing, it's a little scary.

I agree with you, it's creepy not as creepy as water's edge. That game is scccarrryyy!

9The Legend of the Crystal Skull

I saw a scary Moment in the crystal Skull, when you step in a mansion, then see a skull man. Turn out the lights, then he appears in your Face!

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10The Haunted Carousel

The Endings in Nancy Drew are ALWAYS scary! This is a Scary ending that gave me a nightmare about the ending! Scary!

I have no idea why they are always scary at the end. They just are.

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The Contenders

11Treasure In the Royal Tower

I'm not jugging on the tittle I said this game didn't sound scary but I also said that doesn't mean it's not scary!

Uh I have never played this game, but the title doesn't sound to scary. I guess that doesn't mean it's not scary...

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12Nancy Drew: Stay Tuned for Danger
13Warnings at Waverly Academy

Oh, your asking me a question. Sorry. No it is not as scary as the ones on this list, but scarier than the ones that are not on this list

This game may not be very scary, but it's scarier than the stuff you DIDN'T put on the list.

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14Nancy Drew: The Final Scene

This is not scary, so buy it if you like calm games.

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15The Secret of Shadow Ranch

Honestly, this is probably the least scariest out of all the Nancy Drew games listed here. There are only two times when you get freaked out, and one of them is subtle and the other is the ending. Boy, second chance works great there! After you finish defeating the culprit, Nancy's letter home is cute and the ending happy. Just get through it all and you'll be okay. Seriously, I've played Shadow at the Water's Edge and my heart literally jumped out of my chest every single time something appeared or happened. I'm not going to play that game again and I advise everyone who likes a little suspense to play this game than Shadow at the Water's Edge.

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