Top Ten Scariest Video Game Enemies

The down right scariest enemies you hope you never come across in real life.

The Top Ten

1 Necromorphs - Dead Space Necromorphs - Dead Space

The very first time I came across these alien like monsters in Dead Space I literally freaked the scariest thing about them is they come crashing down from the vents when you least expect it. - egnomac

Why do people just be so scared of slender he's not scary and it said I'm like him but the creepiest thing he's from creepypasta ah - simpsondude

Slender is a princess compared with this dudes...

Well, these are...disturbing - cdxtreme

2 Slender Man - Slender Slender Man - Slender

He looks like a children's is he scary? He's just a tall, faceless, white guy who looks like he's off to a business meeting and discuss more crappy jumpscare games.

He's just a children's is that scary? He's just a tall, faceless, white guy who's dressed like he's off to a meeting to discuss more crappy jumpscare games. - OnyxDash

Being in the woods at night is scary enough but having a faceless figure hunting you down will send shivers down your spine. - egnomac

You never actually see him move and he has no face and he shows up unexpectedly he could even be standing right behind you the whole time. - egnomac

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3 Crimson Heads - Resident Evil (GC) Crimson Heads - Resident Evil (GC)

Appearing in the remake if you leave a zombie laying around long enough eventually they transform into these blood hungry monsters there super fast and super lethal just one shriek from these guys will make you run back through the door you came just from. - egnomac

4 Garradors - Resident Evil 4 Garradors - Resident Evil 4
5 Redeads - The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time  Redeads - The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time

It looks disturbing

God, I hate these things. I was so scared of encountering these during my playthrough on my emulator. The fact that they can freeze you and then get in a very inappropriate position on you...not to mention they're doing it to a child? E for Everyone, Nintendo? I don't think so. And don't get me started on that scream...still drives me insane to this day... - OnyxDash

Though there not the fastest enemies in the game but thanks to their special ability they don't have to be if one of them catches you in their site they unleash a horrible scream that paralyzes you in fear. - egnomac

While not meant to be a scary game, Ocarina of Time terrified me sometimes as a kid. The main reason for this was Redeads-and you had to run past them every time you turn the game on.

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6 Regenerators - Resident Evil 4

The noise they make and their body movements... Scariest game character ever for me hands down.

In resident evil I’ve taken on zombies, dogs, psychotic villagers, hunters, lickers, crimson heads, piranhas, bats, a giant scorpion and slime, but these guys cross the line. They are truly the most terrifying resident evil monster.

7 Zombie Dogs - Resident Evil series Zombie Dogs - Resident Evil series

They may be small but they they're just enough to make you jump ever since that first time in Resident Evil when you walked down that hall way and these dogs bust through that window. - egnomac

The first time I went down the hallway and the dogs crashed through the window I literally freaked out.

They look like the love raping you

8 Pyramid Head - Silent Hill series Pyramid Head - Silent Hill series

Pyramid head is blocking my way and want for a battle, but he is invicible and he can 100% one shot you.

9 Ghosts - Luigi's Mansion

How is this above fripking GIYGAS!

10 Giygas - Earthbound Giygas - Earthbound


DANG it. The undulating background... the screaming face shape... the fetuses... the fatally wounded music... he's scary.

The Contenders

11 Omega Flowey - Undertale

He broke the 4th wall in the raw! He just hacked your game, deleted all your savefiles, so you just can not escape this nightmare! This terrible thing just made your game his game! He trapped you in his own savefile that was even named his name! Even when you die the game over screen is a pure horror that craches game.TobyFox just gave this creature a live!

This is a living nightmare, made of human flesh and a weed all mashed up, making all you nightmares become real, putting in a bad dream you will never wake up from, permanently scarring your game every time you die.

12 Shrieker - Resident Evil 6

Not only are there horrible shriek scary the thing that makes them more terrifying is they call in more zombies to you quickly over whelming you. - egnomac

13 Monster Ock - Spider-Man (2001 PS1)

Carnage may be freaky but Monster Ock is definitely the worst of your nightmares.

14 Crimson Heads - Resident Evil (Remake)
15 Mad Piano - Super Mario 64
16 The Gatherers - Amnesia: The Dark Descent
17 Herobrine - Minecraft

Little kids, out over a hoax. - Cyri

It's fake - ToddHoward

He's so real he killed my sheep that were in my farm! 11! He set fire to my wooden house but I was smart enough to put it out with tnt

Who put Herobrine here? DELETE IT!



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18 Pig Man - Manhunt Pig Man - Manhunt

A chainsaw welding pig man hunting you down with his thingie hanging out need I say more. - egnomac

19 Enderman - Minecraft

Enderman are like Freddy +SlenderMAN with glowing creeping up on me

20 Splicers - Bioshock

There is nothing scarier than having a crazy disfigured man waving a gigantic shotgun at your face.

The bit where they come to life made me jump, and I nearly threw my mouse when the Sergeon burst out of the Cupboard thing.

21 X Parasite - Metroid Fusion

The concept itself is horrific. They enter something's body, multiply inside them, and then kill the creature. Then they will become a clone of it. Even worse, they are smart - DarkShadows

22 Chris Walker - Outlast

He's big, fast...


23 Mr. X - Resident Evil 2
24 Big Sister - Bioshock
25 Withered Bonnie - Five Nights at Freddy's Withered Bonnie - Five Nights at Freddy's

Between the puppet and this horrible thing fnaf 2 has caused me more sleepless nights than jason, freddy, and Michael myers combined.

My favorite fnaf character

26 Reaper Bird - Undertale Reaper Bird - Undertale

Easily the most disturbing Amalgamate besides Snowdrake's Mother. - xandermartin98

27 Stalkers - Dead Space 2
28 The Desire Dog and The Amalgamate - Radiation's Halloween Hack

The Desire Dog is a disgusting tentacle rape monster with a creepy-as-hell battle theme.

The Amalgamate is a nearly indescribable THING with a freakishly fitting battle theme.

29 Nemesis - Resident Evil 3: Nemesis

You joking, right? Nemesis is by far the most terrifying villain in gaming history, and who says otherwise didn't play the game at all.

30 Snowdrake's Mother - Undertale

This is SO DISTURBING! Her music is broke, her attacks are so weak, and she keeps calling out "snowy...". Need I say more?

31 Big Daddy - Bioshock

He is not scary

32 Skulltulas - Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

It's a spider with a skull on it...'enough said. - OnyxDash

I agree with that! Skulltulas from Ocarina of Time- Skyward Sword scared the heck out of me! Hope they're not in the new Zelda Games, because they're scary as heck!

Especially in Skyward Sword. One time, in the Ancient Cistern, a web was blocking the path forward, but I didn't see the skulltula on it. So, I started cutting the webs to get through. In Skyward Sword, unlike other Zeldas, the Skulltulas are on webs and will move towards you when you start slicing the webs. I just saw this huge spider suddenly come up on screen and it scared me. All the more satisfying to fatal blow it.

33 Colmillos - Resident Evil 4
34 Bloaters - The Last of Us
35 SA-X - Metroid Fusion
36 Phanto - Super Mario Bros 2

These masks scared the fluff out of me whenever I was playing Super Mario Bros. 2. Them things are scarier in Super Mario Advance then in the previous games.

And they should be in #1 because they look like they are laughing at you with evil eyes while chasing you with that key.

Not Mario... The Phanto mask is Frightening.

Mario is not scary.

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37 Ultimate Chimera - Mother 3

You can't kill it, but it can ALWAYS kill you. Just running into it is all it takes. - Synchronocity

38 Deathclaw - Fallout series


Ever seen something that made you go the other direction? This guy is one of those.

39 Lickers - Resident Evil 2

Especially the part were one crashes trough the glass in one of the rooms. - egnomac

40 Gibdos - Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
41 Wall Master - Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

I walk into the room just minding my business. I cut through all the other enemies in the room with ease when I hear a loud scream and see a giant hand grabbing me and carrying me back to the start. this ones gonna scare you for a long long time.

The Enderman... Really scary especially in The End! When you look at him, he SCREAMS! (Only on the PC. ) And he runs fast and takes a lot of damage. When I tried to hit him with my diamond sword but he teleports away and then teleported behind you! Scary!

42 Knaaren - Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc

These things... ARGH. You cannot kill them, they can kill you in a few hits. The quotes they say. "Skin him! ", for example. And when they chase, a scary piece of music plays

43 Bouldergeist - Super Mario Galaxy Bouldergeist - Super Mario Galaxy

Best boss in super Mario galaxy

He creeped out the first time I saw him until I kicked his ass

44 Waterwraith - Pikmin 2

YES. After 5 minutes of being in any sub level in the submerged castle, he falls, roars, and starts chasing you (I usually stuck Louie next to the hole leading to the next level while Olimar hunted down the treasure, so when it came down I could get the hell out of there). When I first saw him as a 9 year old, I turned off my Wii and went into the other room with my Dad thoroughly disturbed.

I was going to put this on the list, but you beat me to it.

45 Water - Sonic Series

I agree because of the music that plays if you start to drown. water isn't an enemy, but it induces enough fear for all the other enemies in sonic.

Really? Water isn't that scary, but it can kill sonic in one hit

Who the heck is water

46 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's not scary at all. Just annoying. Just like his fanbase. But I like the SMG4 version though. - OnyxDash


Lady Kaycee (my made up animatronic) is scarier.
I'm never scared of him.


47 Sprung Trap - Five Nights at Freddy's 3
48 Eerie Smile - Mother 3
49 The Amalgamates - Undertale
50 Lemon Bread - Undertale
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Top Remixes (6)

1. Slender Man - Slender
2. Zombie Dogs - Resident Evil series
3. Pig Man - Manhunt
1. Necromorphs - Dead Space
2. Wall Master - Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
3. Slender Man - Slender
1. Regenerators - Resident Evil 4
2. The Gatherers - Amnesia: The Dark Descent
3. Mad Piano - Super Mario 64

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