Top 10 Surprisingly Dark Video Games


The Top Ten

1 Conker's Bad Fur Day
2 Super Paper Mario

And this is one major reason why I, The Ultimate Daredevil (aka Kieran Glen Harris Stark) used to bash Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door/Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time's successors (I give these games a fairly positive reception these days) in favor of Super Paper Mario/the original Paper Mario/Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story's predecessors (I would give all these underrated classics a near-perfect reception).

3 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
4 Mother 3
5 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
6 Earthbound

Giygas take me forever than 80 hours... and this is the scariest of my childhood trauma...

That Gygias battle...

7 Borderlands 2
8 Super Smash Bros. Melee

I think Brawl is darker. Crazy Hand being CONTROLLED LIKA A PUPPET BECAUSE HE WAS AUTISTIC!

9 Undertale
10 Cave Story

The Contenders

11 Cookie Clicker
12 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
13 Metroid
14 Braid
15 Metroid Fusion
16 Super Smash Bros. Brawl
17 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time
18 Fire Emblem
19 Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter
20 Psychonauts
21 Final Fantasy VII
22 I.M. Meen
23 Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
24 Five Nights at Freddy's
25 Alien Hominid
26 Limbo
27 Super Meat Boy
28 The Binding of Isaac
29 Shadow the Hedgehog
30 Xenogears
31 Mortal Kombat
32 Eternal Darkness
33 XenoBlade Chronicles
34 Super Metroid
35 Naughty Bear
36 Radiation's Halloween Hack
37 MadWorld
38 Resident Evil 4
39 Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
40 Final Fantasy VI
41 The White Chamber
42 Metroid Prime
43 Earthworm Jim
44 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
45 Earthworm Jim 2
46 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
47 Shadow of the Colossus
48 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
49 Jak II
50 Mega Man 7
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List Stats

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Top Remixes

1. Cookie Clicker
2. Conker's Bad Fur Day
3. Super Paper Mario
1. Conker's Bad Fur Day
2. Mother 3
3. Super Paper Mario
1. Super Smash Bros. Melee
2. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
3. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask


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