Top 10 Scariest Moments in Gaming

The Top Ten
1 The Surgeon - BioShock

I played this part at about 8 at night, home alone and in the dark. That was a good scare. All in all, I see why Bioshock is one of the best games ever. Can't wait for Bioshock Infinite.

This game is messed up, just another part of the crazy bad guys.

Glad to know there's a jump scare! I'll be playing this game soon...!

2 Pyramid Head - Silent Hill 2
3 The Knights' Hideaway - Resident Evil 4

It took me four times to get to this part... I ran out of ammo. Hint to players: Don't run out of ammo! If you do, you are friggin screwed. How is the drain part of L4D: The Passing not on the list?

4 Killer Croc's Lair - Batman: Arkham Asylum

I remember pausing the game, rubbing my hands on the couch just to remove the sweat on my hands, and repeating this every 2 minutes. One of the greatest video game characters, the game came out of nowhere. The developer was unheard of prior to that.

I swear I could hear the Jaws theme song playing in my head when I got to this part of the game.

Words cannot describe how fast my heart was thumping during this agonizing 20 minutes.

5 Pigsy Boss - Manhunt

Really scary, scary in Manhunt, scary as a myth in GTA San Andreas.

6 Lavender Town - Pokémon

I was playing Soul Silver, and I went to the Pokemon graves and talked to a guy, then saved and turned off the DSi. When I came back, it was crashed permanently. The people at GameStop said it couldn't be fixed. True story.

I don't know why, but whenever I listen to Lavender Town at nighttime, I always think that something is behind me.

I can't listen to the music without feeling sick in the stomach.

7 Raiden's Appearance - Metal Gear Solid 2
8 Scientist Dies - F.E.A.R.
9 The Mannequins - Condemned: Criminal Origins

Never play this game in the dark. Ever. It's a little better with a friend, except with the mannequins. "Laugh out loud, you know it would be funny if we went around and whacked all the mannequin heads and arms off." *whacks* (a person falls to the ground dead) O-O "Well, there goes my need to go to the bathroom."

I was constantly on edge as I didn't know who was a living mannequin and who was a genuine mannequin. Also, the creepy teleporting mannequins made me pee in my panties.

As if Mannequins weren't creepy enough, when one of them actually attacked, it was scary as hell.

10 The Cyberdemon - DOOM 3

It's between this and Resident Evil 4. But Doom 3 is the scariest game I've ever played... Play it at night with no lights on!

The Contenders
11 Creepy Little Girls - Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly
12 Balloon Boy in the Office - Five Nights at Freddy's 2
13 Bathtub Scene - Eternal Darkness

I just wasn't expecting it... Like at all. Scared the hell out of me, especially as this game required a lot of observation and concentration.

This game was masterful in its design, and that couldn't be more clear than in the stupid bathtub.

I never expected to find a screamer in a video game. I believe it was Eternal Darkness that changes the volume on your TV. The bathroom scene though. :/

14 Giygas - EarthBound

The creator of the game walked in on the wrong movie at the wrong time. He walked in on a murder scene and it traumatized him for life. He created a fetus as the final boss. (If you look at the background, you can see fetuses everywhere.) Creepy, huh.

Giygas is the scariest in your childhood trauma if you battle him in the game EarthBound! He is even scarier and creepier than everything.

Oh my God, he's got that weird statement, plus that scary music, and the distorted "somebody help me" at the end... oh my God.

15 I Am Shodan - System Shock 2
16 Searching for Tibbits - Condemned: Criminal Origins
17 The Scarecrow - Batman: Arkham Asylum

You walk into the morgue and hear strange noises and doors opening and closing. You leave the room, then go back in - 3 body bags on a table. One contains Bruce's mother, the other his father, and of course, you guessed the other, Scarecrow. Try playing this scene in the pitch black when you're 9 years old!

From when you see him gas the doctors to where he drags Gordon out of your sight and kills him screaming. I played this in the dark with the sound cranked up loud, and I only managed to beat it by turning the sound off.

18 Getting Caught by Slenderman - Slender

I saw it on YouTube and it freaked me out. I once played it on someone's iPad, found a paper with a man in the forest, and wondered: who is he? Then I knew Slender Man was gonna get me, so I quit. I didn't even try to find all the pieces of paper.

Can't believe no one has said that yet. Most games don't scare me, but the atmosphere, creepy camera effects, and sounds scared me so bad I still haven't gone back to try the game a second time.

This is the 4th scariest thing after the mannequins in Condemned, that massive head in Silent Hill 4, and the bath in Eternal Darkness.

19 First Appearance of a Necromorph - Dead Space

It was the first appearance for all and the last for many.

20 Scary Face - The Scary Maze Game

It was hilarious when that one guy punched through his computer screen when the face popped up.

That is the face of Reagan MacNeil. You know, the scary demon-possessed girl from The Exorcist?

21 Foxy Rushing Down the Hall - Five Nights at Freddy's

Once you see him coming down the hall, you only get 1 second to close the door. So remember, whenever you see the curtains open at Pirates Cove, shut the door.

I was playing the game and I was checking the cameras. Then Foxy came out of nowhere and scared me so bad.

It's really terrifying if he rushes down the hall because it basically signifies your death.

22 The Samurai Statue - Clock Tower 2
23 Omega Flowey - Undertale

I was traumatized for a few hours.

24 Shadow Temple - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

I kind of expected that it would be dark and frightening, with ninjas running around in the shadows, but not horrifying zombies, torture devices, a ghost ship, and molester mummies.

This place is just way too scary to be in an E rated game. Redeads, Wallmasters, Bongo Bongo, and that ghost ship, but the scariest thing in that place has to be Dead Hand.

Dead Hand and the ReDeads were the scariest enemies in there for me. Also, the soundtrack.

25 The Mad Piano - Super Mario 64

This is supposed to be a kids' game. Going to jump on a piano and then it turns out it has teeth. I was going to jump right into its mouth.

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