Top Ten Scariest Video Games

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The Top Ten

1
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Amnesia is the scariest game ever to be put out. You're in a dark castle, and each corner you have to expect a monster to be there. The atmosphere really does you in. By the way, your character is going insane.
My brother rarely gets scared of video games, but he was terrified playing this one, while I haven't played the game myself, it does scare my unlike any other game I have seen. The sense of paranoia fuels the scare factor. And don't even get me started on the wine cellar, that area was TERRIFYING! It was a scary game alright, and scare us it did. While people go "SLENDER MAEN IS the BEAST GAEM ever! "... Really? Slender was nothing but jump scares, this game isn't like that at all. I don't know about anyone else, but when I play a horror game I want something to chase me, Amnesia: The Dark Descent did this perfectly without making it repetitive or stupid. You could play this game several times over and still get scared of it. In my opinion, the best horror game ever released.
I'm glad to see this at number 1, I mean why not? Your in a dark castle plus you have amnesia. The enemies are very creepy and at times terrifying

I played the demo, with headphones and the volume up and the breathing sounds droned in my ears with the sound of water dripping and foot steps and above all that eerie music boomed. I could not complete even the demo however above all that I would recommend this game to anyone whose looking for a new scary game
[Newest]This is the scariest game ever I played.

2Slender
Slender is a game where no matter how old or young you are you will always be scared by Slender. Creepy music followed be whispering in your ear and random blood all over the walls, you cannot argue that Slender will always scare the crap out of you!
You're walking through a forest at night. You pick up a page that says something like "LEAVE ME ALONE. " Then this ominous thudding music kicks in. The next thing you know Slender man is standing in front of you and it's game over.

guest1

This game is the scariest one that I played. And I like it SO much because its a different kind of scary, it's simple, and scares the crap outta people. The simplicity of it makes it scary.
[Newest]This game uses the bare minimum to scare the crap out of someone, and it's great.


3Dead Space
To be more specific, the game is set on a giant mining ship that has sent out a distress signal and youre part of the rescue team thats been ordered to investigate. You soon discover that every crewmember has mutated into a violent monster. When most of your team is killed its up to you to rescue the dark and claustrophobic ship while aliens jump out at you from every corner. Its tense, bleak and immersive, thanks to a superbly designed setting and some truly creepy audio.

Magnolia

This one is all about atmosphere. And a sense of hopelessness. That is what makes is scary to me. Lighting, or lack thereof, and creepy/strange sounds all add to a truly absorbing setting, and make you feel as if you could be attacked from anywhere, at any time, by pretty much anything. Also, you can feel the sheer terror of the supporting characters, which only adds to your own. Fantastic game.

Kazzong

One of the few modern horrors that focus on atmospere, the creepy dark and flickering lighting, the corpses gore and blood pools, the disturbing enemies, and the hopelessness. These create tense and scary areas, and the enemy placement creates climaxes to keep the game from getting boring while creating jump scares, and intense and frantic firefights. I'm glad the other two sequels stayed true to the original.
[Newest]I played this game before, I wasn't at the scariest part and I was still scared!

4Silent Hill 2
I...disagree. Don't get me wrong. Silent Hill 2 is one of the most fantastic games I've ever played, and the story was phenomenal, but let's be realistic. Silent Hill 2 wasn't the scariest Silent Hill game. It had some amazing atmosphere, but out of the first 4 games, it was probably the least scariest. I never played anything past 4, so I can't judge its placement there. Like I said, amazing game, probably the best in the series, but I don't think it's the scariest.

Ornsmoughstein

As opposed to bland jump scares, Silent Hill 2 is disturbing as it is iconic. Games like Resident Evil 4 and Dead Space just shove something scary in your face, but SH2 makes you walk away from the game mentally disturbed.
It's very disturbing & creepy. Scary pop ups will appear in your face. There are tons of unpredictable things coming at you when you don't know it. You'll walk away mentally disturbed. Dead Space & Slender have nothing on this.

ruJILLous

[Newest]I couldn't sleep for like 2 weeks...

5Resident Evil 4
I don't mind Zombie games. This isn't a zombie game, this is a what IS THAT MUTATNT DOING WITH A CHAINSAW, or, wHAT IS THAT THING CRAWLING OUT OF THAT BODY. Don't turn that corner. Doom or Manhunt were a little creepy, and what is Bioshock doing on this list.
I haven't played many of the titles on this list, so my opinion may be invalid. The amount of time that I spent wiping sweat off my controller during the first survival sequence in the village square added up to more time than I spent on the game itself.
Nothing makes you wet your pants more than a regenerator reviving itself after you have waisted all of your ammo shooting at its head only to see it completely healed just moments later.
[Newest]No where near as scary as the first game. This game is a very good game though. I loved every minute of it.

6Outlast
The only reason this isn't #1 is because it just came out and hasn't had time to be voted on like the rest of these. Trust me, it's definitely number one.
I watched my boyfriend play this game and it was so scary, we were screaming at every turn. I mean you can't go wrong with an abandoned asylum with crazy people running around. Plus you are unarmed, you run or hide and it makes it that much scarier and heart wrenching.
Got in on the PS4 and played it around 3am with a friend. Even with someone there this game was completely terrifying and has tremendous amounts of mental buildup before a single corpse (let alone enemy) appears. Story isn't anything special but as for flat-out horror, it excels.

umbreon8

[Newest]Never play this game if you're wearing headphones and if you need to take a poop. TRUST ME!


7Silent Hill
Laugh out loud. This list is really sad. There are only a few actually scary games on here, and this is pretty much the only one I couldn't finish due to how scary it was. I really tried to finish, but I couldn't T-T
This game touched me deep inside, Besides the horror that scared the fritz out of me when I first played it at night and the down right sic monsters, the story showed so much! I stand to my answer, Silent hill is pure perfection!
What you may also wish to consider is that, bar it's own sequel, no game in the top 10 here are anywhere near as old as the original Silent Hill. In this era detail wasn't what it is now, and the PSOne (or anything Gen 5 systeem) could never take anything like a regenerator. I know it's been said countless times but, this game laid the foundation for horror in gaming, arguably even more so than the 2 Resident Evil games that already existed at the time of it's release.
[Newest]This is so scary never play it

8Five Nights at Freddy's
Perhaps the scariest game I have seen in forever. just the feeling of paranoia can really freak you out and give you nightmares. the characters (Freddy fazbear, bonnie the bunny, chica the chicken, and foxy the pirate fox thing) are moving around in this haunted pizzeria stuffing anyone they find into a freddy suit that is filled with crossbeams wires and animatronic devices. as the night goes on the characters get creepier and more paranormal. they will start to move on their own. they even sometimes stare right at the camera... they KNOW you are watching them. and the backstory behind this haunted pizzeria (which this place is supposed to be a parody of chucky cheese) really gives a great scare
I don't know why this game is scary. Sure they make me jump a little bit but nothing to get excited about
Its sad that few have never, or even heard of this game. I think it should at least be in the top 100. When you first start the game, you will probably be confused about what to do. However, at the same time, you get this strange feeling that something is about to pop out and kill you. I never played the game, but this is what I saw when my friend was playing it at his house, and I came in once in a while to watch him: You seem to be a secruity guard watching secruity cameras. As time goes on, the teddy bears start doing strange and scary things. Then a bear appears in your room, and the lights go out. Then the bear jumps out at you from the shadows, and the screen gets all statically, and the screen then changes to words: Game Over.
That has changed, have you seen markiplier videos yet. He has 20,000,000 views!
This game deserves to be in the top ten, but not number one. It's not as scary as some games, but the atmosphere and sound effects, along with the camera visuals, make anyone with a soul (or who is not aquatinted with it, or is Cry) paranoid as $&@#. Very original gameplay and storyline as well, though the hype around it serves to split the population into love it or hate it, which I find very sad. Good game, good sequels, amazing (if confusing) storyline.
[Newest]It's a fun game and scary to play, the hard part is your temptation that can kill you witch is the ultimate test.
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9Doom 3
Holy! @#$, this is terrifying! I've seriously never played a game that's scarier than this. It's ridiculously frightening, every single moment. There's not a second where you're not on the edge of your seat. Easily the scariest game of all time.
This is the scariest game list not a survival game list! Resident Evil 4 or any of the resident evil games were not scary like Doom 3's pot outs or scary demon images.
Holy God, I watched my dad play this, and I got scared to death.

jprg12

[Newest]Your flashlight is your best friend in this game, end of story

10F.E.A.R.
Because it sets out the feeling of fear with Alma's apparitions and tricks and when I first played it gave me shivers down my spine
Fear is such a great game, but the remakes are nowhere near as scary as the original. (extraction point and perseus mandate) Fear 2 and 3 are more action than horror and are never going to be as scary.

TheGrammarPolice

The best thing about this game is it has both ghosts and humans as enemies

The Contenders

11Manhunt
Not scary at all it is just violent and it is so good I just love it they should make manhunt 3 with better graphics but less blood violence is okay but not blood. Every time you punch somebody blood comes out is that realistic tell me😈
This game gave me goosebumps!
My dad has this game and even the cover looks scary!

funnyuser


12Fatal Frame 2
It is scary. What makes it even scarier is the fact that it was based on a Japanese urban legend that has to do with a haunted house, Himuro Mansion. You take pictures of ghosts and if you take a picture of a hostile ghost, it will pounce at you and grab the camera lens and you have to use a special camera effect in order to shoo it away.
Oh man its so creepy that there are little ghost girls saying wanna play?
Hell ya I wanna play
[Newest]Is this scary I never played it

13Dead Space 2
Most beautiful graphics to see the blood & deads. Nice storyline to give you the adrenaline.
It's the future of horror.

14BioShock
If you saw the scenes with Sander Cohen, Dr. Steinman, and Suchong and the Puppy(an audio diary), you would be freaked out. Not to mention big daddy fights. But Sander Cohen having you photograph corpses of his students for his "masterpiece" is just creepy.

Razor79

The ambiance is VERY creepy, and then add that creatures can appear behind you seemingly out of nowhere and that you can step on a metal tray and it makes you think something is creeping up behind you, etc. Just the whole game is very creepy.
I have played the demo and that demo is scariest demo ever first person games are freaky
[Newest]Also 1 of my favorite games

15Silent Hill: Homecoming
That's a very good horror game with amazing story. I don't know why it's so underrated. Maybe because of some retards who never played it and then judged it...
I've beaten it and was extremely disappointed, bad controls, Z-targeting, glitches galore, and a bland story

16Slender Rising
This is more scarier than the original honestly

17Scary Maze Game
When my friend made me play this I hated him and gave him the cold shoulder for weeks, but I once saw a video of a guy who played this, and he punched his computer and broke it, hilarious!
The guy who punched the computer's reaction was hilarious. He punched the computer and he asked his friend why he made him play the game. He said that's not funny at all.
By the time you're on Level 3, you start to get scared in case you die in the second half of the level, because there is that scary scream.
That's Reagan Macneil from The Exorcist.
[Newest]My cousin showed me this game and when the screamer showed up I throw his phone so hard it BURST into pieces

18Resident Evil
The scariest in the entire series in my opinion. Plus I don't know if this is for REmake but that game was exceptional at what it set out to do and the additional scares from Lisa and the Crimson heads enhanced this creepy atmosphere while 4 is a good game, I really don't find it scary, at all!
In my opinion, this game was the most scariest game, and the hardest of the resident evil series. Have to survive on a limited amount of ammunition against insanely strong zombies.
Soon as them zombie dogs jumped through the window I was gone.

wolphert


19Amnesia

20Condemned Criminal Origins

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