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.
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.
My personal opinion is that this should be #1, litteraly I cannot even get through this game, that's how terrifying it is. The enemies are very creepy, The jump scares are what frighten me the most. What is slender doing at #5 it should be at least in the top 3. Anyway this game is really creepy and should be #1, If you haven't tried out Amnesia: White Night, I sugjust getting it, it's free.
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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.
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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 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.


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.
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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.

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.
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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.
Holy God, I watched my dad play this, and I got scared to death.


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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!
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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8Fatal 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

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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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

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


12Slender Rising
So scary I dropped my Ipod and ran away!


13Scary 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.
This should be 2 on this there is a SCARY popup

14Resident 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.


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.


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.
This is scarier than Amnesia, Amnesia has a better story, But Outlast is scary from start to finish!
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16Silent Hill: Homecoming

17Resident Evil 5
Chris and Sheva are going on Missions that are deadly all the time this should be number one

18Condemned Criminal Origins

19Dead Space 2

Most beautiful graphics to see the blood & deads. Nice storyline to give you the adrenaline.
Its the future of horror.

20Silent Hill 3
When I saw dead space as number 1 I knew this list wasn't legit.


22One Late Night
The black widow (I think it's her name) made me scream run away

23Left 4 Dead

the - zombies come out of no where


24Condemned 2: Bloodshot

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

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.



26Twisted Metal

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


28Silent Hill Origins

29Silent Hill 4: The Room

30Penumbra: Black Plague
THIS is the scariest game ever!


Just wasnt expecting what was coming. and there where werid nosies



33Slender: 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

34Dead Rising
Scary!? This game is kind of ridiculous laugh out loud

35Luigi's Mansion
Playing it when you're little...
This game is not scary at all. WHO PUT THIS HERE!

36The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

Try to walk around in a cave when you're not 100% awake and you will be awake after a while
No game has been able to scare me as much as Minecraft when I'm unarmed in a forest at night or exploring a cave without any torches.
Think endermen, creepers, gausts, zombie pigmen, skeletons, and the Wither

38Call of Duty: Zombies

39Alone in the Dark

40Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth

Hail Cthulhu, lord of madness!


42Mortal Kombat Armageddon
The scary thing about this game is that the war of light and darkness will appear

43SCP: Containment Breach
Only hearing about the SCPs in this game, caused me to not be able to sleep for days
If you are fond of your sleep, I suggest to not play this game.
Even though the "slenderman" himself is scarier than the SCPs due to his backstory, this game tops nearly every other one on this list, including amnesia
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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.

45Fallout 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.

This game is creepy as heck, but I still love it. As said before of course everyone thinks of Giygas first the screaming red gas face that messes with your mind at turns off the television, but also remember Mu training where he takes off you arms and legs, then takes your hearing, and vision, then your whole body except your mind, where you can only think the screen is black and you hear the voice in your head, and then takes your mind, and your are left with void.
This is here not just for Giygas, but tons of stuff. Mu training, Police brutality, zombies, a lot of the trippy backgrounds, the minds crew that is Magicant, and endless more stuff.
Giygas is the scariest/creepiest boss ever


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47Clive Barker's Undying

48S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat

49Alan Wake

50Half-Life 2

51Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
What 50 nonononono 1


52Call of Duty: World at War
Nothing is scarier than the reality of war.


53Cry of Fear

54Mario Paint

55Sonic CD

56Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs
I know this is new and all but this should be in the top 20 already
Scarier than the original

57Clock Tower II (2): The Struggle Within

58Clock Tower

59S.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.

60Aliens vs. Predator 2

61Dead Island

62Fatal Frame

63Team Fortress 2

64Game Boy Camera
All because of the effing Run Button

65Mortal Kombat Deception

66Deep Sleep


68Nancy Drew: Shadow at the Water's Edge

69Imscared - A Pixelated Nightmare



72Resident 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.

73Conker's Bad Fur Day

74Whiteday: a Labyrinth Named School
Really scary game, too bad it wasnt so popular and known outside Korea.


76Castlevania: 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...

78Dead Space 3

79Super Paper Mario

80Year Walk

81The White Chamber

82Slender's Woods

83The Suffering
How are the Suffering games not on the list?

84Gears of War 2


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