Top Ten Scariest Video Games


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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.
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
This game definitely outweighs other horror games with its consistent eerie atmosphere, bone-chilling suspense that forces you to keep moving forward, even though you want to run away. With psychological terror that still keeps you from opening doors at night, the horror definitely outweighs anything else out there.
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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.


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.
I's true. it's very scary. and did I mention that he's real?
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3Dead Space
To be more specific, the game is set on a giant mining ship that has sent out a distress signal and you™re part of the rescue team that™s been ordered to investigate. You soon discover that every crewmember has mutated into a violent monster. When most of your team is killed it™s up to you to rescue the dark and claustrophobic ship while aliens jump out at you from every corner. It™s tense, bleak and immersive, thanks to a superbly designed setting and some truly creepy audio.


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.


Honestly, how can a game scare you that much?! I was literally sweating with fear, awaiting for something to pop out.
I played this game before, I wasn't at the scariest part and I was still scared!
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4Silent Hill 2
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.
Come on now dead space has nothing on silent hill 2 and re4 is epic but not scary This game one the other hand has PYRAMID HEAD it deserves at least no2
One thing, pyramid head.
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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.
I just would like to put it out there that resident evil 4 is the greatest game ever for any reason. I have my wet pants to prove it.
This should be number one scary as hell
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6Doom 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.


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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.
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.


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.
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8Silent 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!
Took me six years to get up the courage to finish this game. Even then, it took moral support: :"Open the door. No! OPEN THE DOOR! FINE! "
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9Fatal Frame 2
Oh man its so creepy that there are little ghost girls saying wanna play?
Hell ya I wanna play
Ugh, it's so good

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
The best thing about this game is it has both ghosts and humans as enemies
I've got a lot of nightmares REPEAT a lot of NIGHTMARES from playing this even my dad was scared Y isn't THIS #1?!

The Contenders

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.


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
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This game gave me goosebumps!
When I saw the front cover I said "I'm not buying this game EVER"
When I saw a video from YouTube about the new game I said HOLY SH*T


13Silent 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...

14Dead Space 2
Most beautiful graphics to see the blood & deads. Nice storyline to give you the adrenaline.
It's the future of horror.

15Slender Rising
So scary I dropped my Ipod and ran away!


16Resident 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!
Soon as them zombie dogs jumped through the window I was gone.


Can't wait til the whistleblower is released!
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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!
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.
Plus it was reused in slendytubbies, I'm refering to the scream P. S where is that scream from?
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18Condemned Criminal Origins

19Left 4 Dead
the - zombies come out of no where


20Resident Evil 5
Chris and Sheva are going on Missions that are deadly all the time this should be number one


22The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
The game always has a cheerful mood till the very end. Everyone is afraid at the end. This game does not allow time paradoxes, so there can't be multiple Links. Meaning even if you did all the quests in three days (impossible), when you go back in time, everything resets. And the game secretly adds the five stages of guilt (look on YouTube). This game is different from other Zelda's. While other Zelda's has some scary and sad moments. this game is either sad, scary, and rarely happy. This game is one worth playing if your up to it.
TWO WORDS:THE MOON! He's always so angry even if your trying to save him. Just staring back at with those dead eyes and that's still the REAL game! Not to mention the creepypasta with... BEN!
What makes this game fright ing is the dread, the hopelessness, the fact you only have 3 days before everyone dies. It's a overwhelming dread package
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23One Late Night
The black widow (I think it's her name) made me scream run away

24Silent Hill 3
When I saw dead space as number 1 I knew this list wasn't legit.


26Condemned 2: Bloodshot
this game should be no. 1! everytime you turn the corner there's some weird or creepy thing waiting for you it just gives you goosebumps way scarier than resident evil.


I watched another guy played it in full sun light and I was still... you know...

27Slender's Woods

28Slender: The Arrival
This is a fairly new game. However, I can honestly say this is the scariest game that has EVER been made, and it has really good quality too. If you haven't seen it yet then you are missing out. Go look at it!
I vote for this game because of the mine level, the girl scares me every time but at least her attack isn't a 1 hit kill, but this game is scary


This is not sacre dude I've plaed it

29Eyes: The Horror Game

30Twisted Metal
Twisted Metal isn't scary.

31Dead Island
This game is not that scary. Gory above anything else.


32Silent Hill Origins

33Radiation's Halloween Hack
This game was pretty disturbing, what with the zombie apocalypse and mind exploration portions. It tells a surprisingly detailed alternative "what if? " story for the aftermath of EarthBound while still creeping me out. It may be a very short and barely finished game, but it deserves to be in the top 50.
The most disturbing thing about the game by far is its backstory.
DAMN... This actually legitimately scared the s*** out of me

Why isn't this game at least in the top 10? Its really less scary than Amnesia games, Majoras mask (seriously) And Mario Paint!


35Fallout 3
The dunwitch building is one of the creepiest things I've ever seen. I was in a metro tunnel, I saw a baby's stroller, went near it, and this loud crying/screaming sound filled my headphones. Mini heart attack...

The metro tunnels are creepy as hell! The feeling of being alone in the wasteland, feeling like something, somewhere is watching you.

Oh god, those vaults! Almost as creepy as the dunwich building. Especially vault 108.
When you are in a dark vault or metro with ghouls coming out at you from out of nowhere you will know what I mean.
While not an official horror game, the dunwitch building was a dead space styled scare fest, and my first visit to vault 108 nearly game me a heart attack and I haven't yet gone back


37Luigi's Mansion
Playing it when you're little...
This game is not scary at all. WHO PUT THIS HERE!
1st time through is pure hell.

Try to walk around in a cave when you're not 100% awake and you will be awake after a while
I uh... don't think that Minecraft is scary at all. Sure, things sometimes pop out, but that just startles me.
Scary if you are not on heels.
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39Silent Hill 4: The Room

40System Shock 2

41Dead Rising
Not that scary, but the human enemies are downright disturbing
Scary!? This game is kind of ridiculous laugh out loud

42Gears of War 2



45S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat

46Mortal Kombat Armageddon
The scary thing about this game is that the war of light and darkness will appear

47Five Nights at Freddy's
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.
This game really plays more with your paranoia than it does with suspense and jumpscares, which is not as prominent in many games. Although it does have plenty of both of those horror elements, you are just constantly paranoid of what the animatronics will do. The game also has moments where you are dighting to squeeze through a final stretch, such as the heart-stopping moment when you run low on power at 5:00, and have no idea how long you have left until morning.
This is a freaky game better enjoyed by watching Pewdiepie or Markiplier than playing it.

You play as a security guard during his night shift at a fast food restaurant with animatronics that usually perform for kids. But at night, they are scary beings that want to freak you out before stuffing you into an animatronic. You have to last 6 hours for 5 days without dying, inside a room with little power that you must use wisely for checking security cameras, closing 2 doors, and using lights, and if you lose all your power, the bear, Freddy, plays a little toon before jump scaring you.

These animatronics may not seem daemonic, simply security, but I can prove they are. During nights 1 - 4, you get pre-recorded messages from the last security guard who had your job, giving you helpful tips. On night 4, at the end of the message, you hear banging and the tune Freddy plays before killing you, just before the message cuts. In level 5, Freddy is speaking to you through the pre-recorded message in a deep, daemonic voice, and while I don't understand what he says, I know he wants you dead.

If you want to have good dreams at night, don't play this…
Honestly, this game is so scary that I was afraid to even put my headphones on!
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48Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth
Hail Cthulhu, lord of madness!


50Call of Duty: Zombies

51Resident Evil 2
Seriously the first game to make me freak out. I'll always remember how scary the music was and how surprising the enemies were.

52Dead Space 3

53Half-Life 2

54Alone in the Dark


This is a new game, so it will be down here, but man it is way scarier than all of the other games on this list.

57Clive Barker's Undying

58Call of Duty: World at War
Nothing is scarier than the reality of war.


Its terrifying when you realize this type of brutality was real and happened
How is it scary? It's just danger in a game. not scary. More just sad.

59Cry of Fear
One of the best horror games ever created with amazing gameplay and a depressing story which can drive you to suicide.

It's a standalone game on Steam which is FREE!

60Sonic CD

61Alan Wake

62Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
I hate that bathroom!
What 50 nonononono 1


63Mario Paint

64Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs
I know this is new and all but this should be in the top 20 already
Scarier than the original

65Fatal Frame

66Team Fortress 2

This is not a game

68Clock Tower II (2): The Struggle Within
What why is this not on the top 10 list?

69Clock Tower
I agree that this game scared the heck out of me when bobby first made an apperance. what ever I expected from that game was blown away the moment he apeared.
This game is absoloutly terryfying! You have to play it

70S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
Oh come on guys this is the scariest game I have ever played and it isn't even on the list! Those creepy crawling mutants completely out of the blue were actually very scary. And when the huge tank jumped at me out of a dark corner I literally fell off my seat... Plus the realistic gun control and awesome environment make it a overall great game. I haven't seen a better storyline in a game in years. Although the rest of the game isn't as scary but the visits to the labs are the scariest ever in a game. You have to play the full game to realize the awesomeness of this game.

71Aliens vs. Predator 2

72Conker's Bad Fur Day
This game isn't scary. Except the zombies are kinda creepy.
That giant poo monster is pretty disturbing.

73Game Boy Camera
All because of the effing Run Button

74Super Paper Mario

75The Suffering
How are the Suffering games not on the list?

76SlendyTubbies 2
To be honest, I think the classic is scarier and more fun that the 2nd one. But it is definitely still scary.


78Metro: Last Light
Pretty creepy game. The monsters are scary, but I found myself more scared to be caught by humans. Maybe because of the super intense music that plays when you're about to be spotted.
This game made me yell while taking to my girlfriend on the phone hands down terrifying laugh out loud

79Mortal Kombat Deception

80Deep Sleep


82Nancy Drew: Shadow at the Water's Edge

83Imscared - A Pixelated Nightmare



86Whiteday: a Labyrinth Named School
Really scary game, too bad it wasnt so popular and known outside Korea.


88Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

So there's a lot of debate over whether or not this is just a jumpscare... Trust me, it's not. First, you need to read the article on it (especially the expeditions down...). Then download the game. It's randomly generated, so you never know when something's behind you, and you never know when the end will come. All you feel is this building fear and realization that the further you go, the closer you are to it...

90Year Walk

91The White Chamber

92Escape from Lavender Town

93Hypno's Lullaby

94Hitman: Contracts
Well, out of all the hitman series the 3 is most scary, especially in the meat factory where a butcher is chopping up a girl. And we have to get her hand for evidence.

95Alien: Isolation

It really is a terrifying game. We hear weird noises late at night. REALLY SCARY GAME. You must play it.


98Super Smash Bros. Melee

99Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare
In my oppinion the most scariest game I've ever played the first cutscenes gave me nightmares zombies are bloody and everywhere

100Silent Hills (P. T.)
Me and my friend played this in the night. Couldn't sleep for a few days! D:

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