Top Ten Scariest Things In Video Games

Bosses can be scary, levels can be scary, heck even just... things can be scary so here is the top ten SCARIEST things in video games.

The Top Ten

1 Slender - Slender

Definitely is in the right place, he scared the! ;$@ out of me when I played it on roblox

Can everybody please just realize that his name is SlenderMAN, not just Slender

I don't know if its just me but I don't find Slenderman scary at all

How isn't the being who changed the word "fear" in videogames as we know it not higher on the list? This was the first game that made me freeze in fear without even trying to.

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2 Endermen - Minecraft

Lol they are not scary themselves but sometimes when thy teleport right in front of you out of nowhere I jumped a few times

No its Ghasts that are pure nightmare fuel

No offense people, but ENDERMEN? Seriously? They are so not scary. They are just as scary as a snake. (Which snakes AREN'T scary)

I agree cause I could never kill them because they teleport and they sound strange and scary and worst... PURPLE EYES! I don't get why they die in water.

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3 Giygas - Earthbound Giygas - Earthbound

Is there anything here that has not been said before? I mean, really, with the release of earthbound on virtual console, everyone knows how disturbing this boss is. The fetus theory everyone has spread across the net is just a coincidence, as proved by the creators, but it is true that this boss was inspired by a murder scene he saw as a little kid that traumatized him for life. That face has haunted my dreams for years. Who has it not? Oh, and, the music. Have you ever heard what would happen if pyramid head and the re dead made a band? Yeah, that. But really, you all know how scary this boss is, I don't need to explain more.

No matter what, no other boss(or kid's games for the sake)can get scarier than Giygas. Have that EXTERMELY disturbing face. Also the music is worth a mention. What's worse is his origin. He was based of a childhood trauma by the game's developer. Now THAT is a disturbing boss!

Giygas was based off a movie the creator saw as a child on accident, it left him traumatized for life. Now that's scary. - Mewbosses

His appearance in EarthBound was scary, but people forget about him in Mother.

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4 Marionette - Five Nights at Freddy's 2 Marionette - Five Nights at Freddy's 2

I been scared and jump sacred half to death all because of a puppet who gets pissed off without music

You know when he's running, but you don't know when he dives in you

Ok ok I now the puppet doesn't jumpscare you so much you need to wind the music box

I was quiet in the car playing this. THIS THING CAME AND I LITERALLY SCREAM TO THE TOP OF MY LUNGS! - Mariomaster63

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5 Golden Freddy - Five Night's at Freddy's Golden Freddy - Five Night's at Freddy's

THE ENDERMAN IS NOT SCARY! Geez...whoever voted that doesn't know Minecraft. I know its inspired by slenderman but still its not scary. Its just some teleporting thief who steals blocks and attacks if seen by the eyes (body if in PE). Plus it seems kinda cute to me.

But golden Freddy is as scary as EVER! The jumpscare almost killed me! I had nightmares for nights!


Gold freddy was based on the murderer in chucky cheese

I like him, but he sounds constipated.

He scares me so much - HATOOTEH

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6 Regeneradors - Resident Evil 4

The breathing... The unstoppable nature.


Yes finally wiped out the regenerators! 'Comes back to life'. Crap!

Scared Me so much especially the ones with spikes. When I was on the island all I kept hearing was the breathing. even if they werent around... - LegitGames12

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7 Mangle - Five Nights at Freddy's 2 Mangle - Five Nights at Freddy's 2 Mangle is a character from Five Nights at Freddy's. it has a yellow eye and a black eye. it is designed as a broken fox.


When I watch fnaf stuff, I just think of mangle as a girl swinging from the monkey bars. Not scary @ all.

8 Herobrine - Minecraft

Ah Herobrine... You scared the pixels out of me when I was little and now I want you to come back you don't :'(

Ha need him for a glitch in spore and he's not scary either

This guy is a perfect example of a agonizingly generic pathetic story

Herobrine is not real, If you trust him you must not be an adult yet.

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9 The Moon - Majora's Mask

It has a face... That stares at you... For 3 days... And wants to kill you...

The moon just looks through your eyes and pierces your soul. It is always looking over you. Its just purely terrifying.

Terrifying! It's even more scary when it's towards you at the last few hours because it's right at your face.

Have any of you SEEN the one in the remake? It looks more angered and insane than the original! Look it up!

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10 ReDeads - Ocarina of Time

They are undead skeletons with rotten flesh hanging off their bones that make a horrible scream before they being to maul you and eat your brains.

The redeads from wind waker were scarier, because of them and that scream I hate the earth temple.

I was so scared of them in the 3D version cause they looked scarier. And the screams, I didn't play the game for several weeks because of that. The part about them humping you was kinda funny. - Pegasister12

They kinda hump you death laugh out loud

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The Contenders

11 Lavender Town Theme - Pokemon Red/blue/yellow


Lavender town song is even more killed more humans than the slenderman music in slender: the eight pages

An urban legend was made about it causing people to kill themselves. And this song is so scary, I could almost buy it.

Actually when talking about urban legend, there were accidents where people killed themselves

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12 Giratina - Pokemon Platinum Giratina - Pokemon Platinum Giratina is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. Created by Ken Sugimori, Giratina first appeared in the video games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, but gained prominence in the sister game, Pokémon Platinum, which it was made the mascot of.

Welcome to he## we have giratina also known as the devil here!

It isn't really creepy. But it is a force to be reckoned with. - RiverClanRocks

If Giratina was in hell I'd actually want to go to hell...

Giratina is like Satan! Giratina grabbed Cyrus... Now that's scary. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

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13 Mad Piano - Super Mario 64

You see a piano. You walk towards it. Then BAM! It opens up showing teeth and jumps at you!

I find it quite humours

It USED to be scary when I was a child, and it still does, but not as much

Gave me a heart attack with this one

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14 SCP-173 - SCP: Containment Breach

Many heart attacks were had.

Isn't this based off of Weeping Angels?

A good creepypasta as well

More annoying than scary - DubstepLover

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15 No Ammo Black Ops Zombies

I put this on here so I vote

I agree, having no ammo means to run around the map without harming the zombies.

When I'm out of bullets, I use a knife, but if I'm at round 10 or higher, forget it

Scariest thing on this list.

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16 Omega Flowey - Undertale

I was literally preparing for this flower.

Oh my gosh. It's like you put Flowey in a radiation tank and blew it up, and it mixed with a T.V.. - SionicRelations

17 Fast Zombies - Half Life 2

They are really creepy... but luckily I have been playing this game for a long time

They not zombies

First words out of my mouth when I first saw this thing " AHHH! What IS THAT!? What IS THAT!? What IS THAT!? What IS THAT!? What IS THAT!? What IS THAT!?

In Gmod IS Fast zombie

18 Beyond Hell Valley Sky Trees - Super Mario Galaxy 2

These aren't scary. They're just from a removed Galaxy (Beyond Hell Galaxy) they're not scary guys!

It is a scary secret and it will give you nightmares

Why the HELL is this in a Mario game? - Lord28

Hate iPhones. Pressed on accosent - N64Dude

19 Phantom Balloon Boy - Five Nights at Freddy's 3

Balloon boy is not aloud to have a jump scare

20 The Aliens - Fallout 1, 2, 3

And 4

What about Super Mutants? - SionicRelations


21 Tails Doll - Sonic R

Oh Shadow... Tails doll scared the crap out of me...

Sorry I forgot what its called but a very bad game goes creepy. If you pick tails doll and do something like tag sonic last he will come out of your T.V. and KILL YOU!

I find him cute also, CAN YOU FEEL THE SUNSHINE (i can)

22 Dr. Andonuts' Magicant - Radiation's Halloween Hack
23 Ben - Legend of Zelda
24 Ao Oni - Ao Oni

Just weird and creepy

AhHhH that thing is creepy

25 Snacker the Shark - Banjo-Kazooie

I was so afraid to go into the waters of Treasure Trove Cove.

Whenever he starts to attack, the Jaws theme starts to play.

Most Awesome game ever

26 Mooshrooms - Minecraft

Scary, yeah right, who put this on this list seriously. What someone have a fear of mushrooms or something?

Mooshrooms are not scary

They are not scary, until you think about them more. Why are they like this? And if the game had a different graphics style, then it would look TERRIFYING.

Oh god the poisonous mushrooms that grow on them and their lifeless eyes! They are the scariest things in video game history!

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27 Freddy Fazbear - Five Nights at Freddy's Freddy Fazbear - Five Nights at Freddy's Freddy Fazbear (originally known as Freddybear, as seen in the Kickstarter) is one of four main antagonists of Five Nights at Freddy's, who later appear as variations in the succeeding games.

He catches you completely off guard, like when your looking for one of the other animatronics, and when you feel safe (when both doors are closed), I only got jumped by him once, but I made sure it never happened again!

If he laughs again I'm gonna freak out

It's kinda creepy when he laughs. - Pegasister12

When I saw him I closed the game and turned off the electricity

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28 Stalking Creepers - Minecraft

Did the tutorial and when I finished my house I went to get more wood and when I turn around there was a creeper and it blew up my house

Once I was minin' diamonds once I finished I walked out and went to my house. My bed is by a window. I woke up and I saw a creeper staring at me with those DARK Lifeless Eyes. Luckily I managed to kill it.

It scares the heck outta me when I turn around and they're right there about to explode

They are THE scariest things in Minecraft

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29 Secret Message - Sonic the Hedgehog CD

Scary. Just scary.

I will have you look up how to activate the Easter egg, but the message itself gave me nightmares. It consists of Sonic with a creepy look on his face, creepy boss music, and a letter in Japanese. The letter says "Fun is infinite with SEGA Enterprises. Sincerely, Majin."

However, if you do this on the Japanese/European version of Sonic CD, the music will change to a more lighthearted theme and it will actually seem quite funny...

The U.S. version is the one that will scare you.

It's not even scary. I was WAY more scared of Tails Doll than this.

This creeps me out

Keep calm it says madin not majin (PLEASE FOR GOD'S SAKE DON'T TRANSLATE THIS WORD)

30 The Flood - Halo

Surprised this isn't top 10

I still have bad memories when I frst encountered The Flood. One of the scariest moments of my life

Especially with the creapy music, in combat evolve 343 guilty spark

Probaly very creepy back when released.

31 Misty Menace - Donkey Kong Country
32 Big Daddy - Bioshock

I almost ran into one once. Scared the crap outta me.

33 Princess Peach - Super Mario Princess Peach - Super Mario Princess Peach is a major character in the Mario Bros. Franchise. She is the lead female of the The Mario franchise. She is usually the character who needs saved in most Mario Games, but also has appeared as a playable character in the Main-Series Mario Games, including Super Mario 3D World, Super Mario more.

Truly scarer then Giygas (sarcasm)

Only in five nights at wario's



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34 Barnacles - Half-Life

One hit with the crowbar and they are all dead.

I start to vomit when I go near them


All creatures are freeeaking in this game

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35 Hunter - Left 4 Dead

When they trap you, they get your blood out so brutally. How can the survivors survive that? - LegitRising

Agree, they pull your blood out your body. - CasinLetsGoBowling

How do they survive getting trapped ok he is not scary but the tank is different

36 Grunt - Amnesia

They make me play the game in 10 minute sessions. They are unstoppable so all you can do is hide and hope they don't find you. Miles scarier then anything on this list.

It's not so much the Grunt, it's the combination of the Grunt with the scary, terrifying atmosphere of the game...
Most of these people have never played it so they just don't know

37 Clickers - The Last of Us

Me and ellie hate this thing

38 Ghost Cars - Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Weird seeing a smashed up car driving around a forest with no one in the driver seat

39 The Amalgamates - Undertale
40 Mad Jack (Factory Boss) - Donkey Kong 64

I'm sure I'm not the only one who felt this: First boss with a well weaponized armourdillo (pun intended) was a breeze.
Second boss with a vengeful fire breathing Dragonfly on roids. Once again was easy.
Third boss. Your stuck on a 4x4 map of towers altrrnating in colours of blue or white like a chessboard.
Some reject 50ft Jack in the box that jumps from tower to tower trying to not only squash you, but throws fireballs at you, shoots lazers from its eye, and turns invisible.
But that sorta stuff didn't faze me it was a maniacle laugh that haunted me. It wasnt til I turned 15 that I had to settle the score.

41 Adam MacIntyre - Dead Rising
42 Wallmasters - Zelda Ocarina of Time
43 The Sa-x (Metroid Fusion)

Those footsteps and creepy ass music. *shudder*

44 Elegy of Emptiness Statue (Link Version) - Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask

Man, I can't get any sleep with that statue staring into my soul.

Some people also thinks that it's scary because of the Ben drowned thing.

I have nightmares about that... Things...You Shouldn't Have done that...

45 Weeping Angels - Doctor Who

These things scared the living daylights out of me. Seriously, I don't think I'm ever going to look at an angel statue the same way ever again.

Why do they even smash open a maze when thousands of indestructable statues that stalk you when you aren't watching. - TheGrammarPolice

I got scared of these when I was playing the doctor who level in lego dimensions the face freeps me out thiw makes freddy fazbear look like caillou - epictoonsfan1


46 Ghost Easter Egg - Super Mario 3D Land

Find this world in World 4-4. it's creepy, right?

Really very creepy. I hope Nintendo would remove it.

47 Scp-895 (Camera Disruption)

The face only a mother could love...

48 Necromorphs - Dead Space
49 Dead Hand - Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

When I was little and I played this game (Zelda being my favorite series of all time. Played them all) I was afraid of the dark. I had to have my brother walk me everywhere. Even at age 15 they still creep me out. They were the mini bosses In The bottom of well and shadow temple that had 8 hands come out of the ground and a big pale fat creature would come and kill you

Why isn't THIS higher!? - DestarGaming

Why Nintendo?! Please just sell Deadhand to Silent Hill and get this over with. I think he'd do quite well in the Silent Hill games.

This was in an E rated game?! Granted in the 3ds version it's less scary, but I played the N64 version from the Wii shop, and it's really scary.

50 Game Over Music - Sonic CD (US Version)

Sonic CD was a great game, but the US soundtrack was so darn creepy. Especially the boss music... - Gamegirl345

Japan: You lost? Well, try again! It doesn't matter!
US: You lost? Well, rot in hell, you could even complete the game.

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List Stats

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Top Remixes

1. Giygas - Earthbound
2. Regeneradors - Resident Evil 4
3. ReDeads - Ocarina of Time
1. Slender - Slender
2. Endermen - Minecraft
3. Marionette - Five Nights at Freddy's 2
1. Omega Flowey - Undertale
2. Beyond Hell Valley Sky Trees - Super Mario Galaxy 2
3. Lavender Town Theme - Pokemon Red/blue/yellow


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