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« on: August 27, 2007, 04:34:42 AM »

Arkon's post about being a wuss playing Bioshock inspired me to start a thread to determine the scariest games, and THE scariest game of all time (or at least, what single game has scared the most GTers). Write down as many games that you've played that have scared the shit out of you, and we'll put together a list based on number of times a game was mentioned to make our own. Here's my list:

Resident Evil
Resident Evil 2
Resident Evil: Code Veronica
Silent Hill
Silent Hill 2
Doom 3
F.E.A.R
Phantasmagoria
Aliens Vs. Predator 2
Alone in the Dark

Those are my scariest games...


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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2007, 04:47:08 AM »

Doom 3
Alien vs Predator 2
System Shock 2

i may edit for some more if i think of them laterm but those are the first that come to mind...
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2007, 05:00:53 AM »

Fatal Frame
Doom 3
AVP2
RE - esp the gamecube remake
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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2007, 05:15:15 AM »

Silent Hill 2
System Shock 2
Alien vs Predator 1 & 2
Resident Evil 4
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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2007, 07:18:13 AM »

Alone In The Dark - might be because I was about 10 when I played it, but that game gave me nightmares.
System Shock 2
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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2007, 07:23:16 AM »

Bioshock made me jump in two spots, and the monkeys in System Shock 2 were creepy when you first encountered them, but beyond that no game has really scared me.
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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2007, 08:38:31 AM »

Thief could be kind of scary
System Shock 2
STALKER creeps me out like no other has

and of course,
Haunted House
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« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2007, 09:43:21 AM »

i think,silent hill 2(i played that the other day to see if it worked on my PS3...and then i had a nightmare that night!!!)walking in the fog at the beginning,and you can hear shit in the bushes and stuff....scared the bejesus outta me


i think i mentioned this one the other day

xbox....2 japanese girls(twins basil!!)....and some kind of deserted village in the middle of the woods....not really sure if it was project zero(i think its known as fatal frame in the states)


and pacman still scares the shit outta me as well....f*7kin' creepy ghosts as just floating eyes...how the hell you expect me to sleep after seeing that!!



oh,and F.E.A.R isnt on my list,that was dissapointing



EDIT:oh wait!!....Alien trilogy on the original playstation...it was always dark and you couldnt see a thing(they certainly saved money on that game )
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« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2007, 12:47:23 PM »

(not in any order)

System Shock 2
Thief
Eternal Darkness
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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2007, 12:48:51 PM »

I agree with many of these, but want to add...

Land of the Dead: Return to Fiddler's Green (or whatever it was called).
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« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2007, 12:52:09 PM »

Doom 3 was frighteningly bad...
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« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2007, 12:52:35 PM »

Thief 3 (The Cradle specifically)
Silent Hill 2
REmake

Oh, and I've read enough about Fatal Frame to know that playing it would be to induce heart failure for me. 
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« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2007, 12:59:39 PM »

Clive Barker's Undying.
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« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2007, 01:01:45 PM »

Fatal Frame 2
Fatal Frame
Fatal Frame 3
Silent hill 1-4
System Shock 2
Eternal Darkness
AvP2 Marine storyline
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« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2007, 01:27:24 PM »

System Shock 2
F.E.A.R
Gabriel Knight 1 & 3
Resident Evil 1
Bioshock

These are in no particular order, btw
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« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2007, 01:41:49 PM »

Quote from: ATB on August 27, 2007, 12:59:39 PM

Clive Barker's Undying.

+1.  This is the only game that has actually scared me enough to quit playing. 
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« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2007, 02:06:54 PM »

Any game on a 1st batch 360.
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« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2007, 02:08:13 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on August 27, 2007, 01:41:49 PM

Quote from: ATB on August 27, 2007, 12:59:39 PM

Clive Barker's Undying.

+1.  This is the only game that has actually scared me enough to quit playing. 

This one almost gave me a heart attack. I was rooming with Crayola at the time and he and his now-wife were down in Houston over the weekend so I was playing this alone in our townhouse with all the lights off at two in the morning. Then some asshat comes home across the way and slams the door. When I picked myself up off the floor I turned on all the lights and went to bed. smile

Oh, and Fatal Frame 2 has to be one of the scariest things I've ever seen. The way they go for the scares in that and play with your head is brilliant. I haven't played the first or the third ones so I couldn't comment. Also, the original Silent Hill freaked my ass out in college.
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« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2007, 02:30:27 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on August 27, 2007, 01:41:49 PM

Quote from: ATB on August 27, 2007, 12:59:39 PM

Clive Barker's Undying.

+1.  This is the only game that has actually scared me enough to quit playing. 

Forgot about this one.  It scared the crap out of me also.
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« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2007, 02:50:08 PM »

Resident Evil
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« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2007, 02:52:07 PM »

I tried Fatal Frame but got bored and ended up trading it in after it gathered dust for a few months.  The camera idea was interesting at first but it didn't lend itself to scares.  After awhile it seemd to become 'OK, something weirds going on, so let me looks through the camera- oh hey, look. another ghost'.  As for Resident Evil I'll try them when you can move and shoot at the same time  icon_wink
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« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2007, 02:57:53 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on August 27, 2007, 02:52:07 PM

I tried Fatal Frame but got bored and ended up trading it in after it gathered dust for a few months.  The camera idea was interesting at first but it didn't lend itself to scares.  After awhile it seemd to become 'OK, something weirds going on, so let me looks through the camera- oh hey, look. another ghost'.  As for Resident Evil I'll try them when you can move and shoot at the same time  icon_wink

It's been a long time since I played through RE:4, but couldn't you move and shoot at the same time?  Albeit slowly?
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« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2007, 02:59:27 PM »

Quote from: leo8877 on August 27, 2007, 02:57:53 PM

It's been a long time since I played through RE:4, but couldn't you move and shoot at the same time?  Albeit slowly?

Nope.  Doesn't bother me in the slightest though. 
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« Reply #23 on: August 27, 2007, 03:02:33 PM »

Playing RE4 for the first time on the Wii. Big screen, lights off, surround sound on and loud = scary fun!
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« Reply #24 on: August 27, 2007, 03:02:55 PM »

another vote for the fatal frame series...
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« Reply #25 on: August 27, 2007, 03:03:54 PM »

I played all the way through Silent Hill, although in small doses. Simply knowing what happened in that game made it that much harder to play Silent Hill 2, and I dropped it part way through.  I remember one part that just pushed me over the edge is when you get in an elevator and this creepy voice comes over the loudspeaker and makes you take a quiz on news items  you were supposed to be gathering.  Not really that scary, but just a disturbing thing to happen when all you wanted to do was ride the elevator to the next floor.  I would like to go back and finish that one though.

I just recently tried to play Thief and gave up in the third level because it was too dark and creepy.  I wanted Splinter Cell and it was giving me something else.  And it was making me dizzy.
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« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2007, 04:24:52 PM »

Condemned.. that game scared the crap out of me.  The sound of the screaming maniacs in the dark was terrifying.
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« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2007, 05:24:39 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on August 27, 2007, 03:03:54 PM

I just recently tried to play Thief and gave up in the third level because it was too dark and creepy.  I wanted Splinter Cell and it was giving me something else.  And it was making me dizzy.

Give Thief 2 a try.  It has less of the supernatural/scary stuff from the first Thief.  Splinter Cell outright copies most of it's mechanics from Thief so I would think any SC fan would really enjoy it. 
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« Reply #28 on: August 27, 2007, 05:26:47 PM »

Quote from: Kevin Grey on August 27, 2007, 05:24:39 PM

Quote from: Teggy on August 27, 2007, 03:03:54 PM

I just recently tried to play Thief and gave up in the third level because it was too dark and creepy.  I wanted Splinter Cell and it was giving me something else.  And it was making me dizzy.

Give Thief 2 a try.  It has less of the supernatural/scary stuff from the first Thief.  Splinter Cell outright copies most of it's mechanics from Thief so I would think any SC fan would really enjoy it. 

I never got too far with Thief 3, but I heard the Shalebridge Cradle (I think that's what it's called) is one of the scariest levels ever in a game.
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« Reply #29 on: August 27, 2007, 05:36:04 PM »

hmmmm.

silent hill got me a few times. 
stalker creeped me out enough that i always wanted to play with the lights on.  every trip into the underground messed with my head. 
far cry.  the early levels with the mutants were quite tense.
bioshock, at least a few times.  once when i jumped.  if you've played beyond the demo area, you know that i mean.
system shock 2
undying
avp 1 and 2.  esp 1.  playing as a marine ranks as the creepiest gaming i've played.
thief 3


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« Reply #30 on: August 27, 2007, 05:37:59 PM »

Quote from: leo8877 on August 27, 2007, 05:26:47 PM

I never got too far with Thief 3, but I heard the Shalebridge Cradle (I think that's what it's called) is one of the scariest levels ever in a game.

I barely got through it because it gave me the willies so bad.  In fact it's the one thing that stops me from replaying the game because I know that I won't be able to play the level again. 
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« Reply #31 on: August 27, 2007, 05:45:03 PM »

Doom 3 - Not too scary most of the time, actually. A couple of moments made me jump, but what got me to quit playing was the frustrating cheapness of the difficulty.
AvP2 - I even scared my girlfriend once when an alien jumped out of an air vent at me during a quiet moment; I jumped back from my pc suddenly, tossing my mouse sideways and almost falling out of my chair. She was at her computer next to mine, and even though I didn't scream (just said "HOLY $#@&!" really loudly) she screamed and jumped at my sudden reaction.
Silent Hill 2 - I got to a point (the hospital) where I simply couldn't play the game anymore, it was too tense for me. Great game though (aside from the asinine puzzles).
Resident Evil 2 - My favorite of this list. Played through it with two dormmates cheering (and screaming) me on. What a blast, some great scares in the game.
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« Reply #32 on: August 27, 2007, 05:52:37 PM »

I'll second:

System Shock 2
Clive Barker's Undying
Half-Life 2 Ravenholm

And add:

Counter-Strike
Day of Defeat

They might not be horror-themed games but I think each one alone has given me more "jump out of my seat" moments than every other game combined.
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« Reply #33 on: August 27, 2007, 06:20:03 PM »

RE4
Condemned
SS2
Doom3
 
Those 4 top my list.  I play games with good headphones, and this genre shines if they do the sound right.  Doom 3, despite all its faults, had excellent ambient sound, and it added so much to the creepiness.  But Condemned is the scariest game I've played, and it also had great sound.  Can't wait for part 2.  I love this genre.
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« Reply #34 on: August 27, 2007, 06:31:07 PM »

Ravenholm in Half-Life 2.
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« Reply #35 on: August 27, 2007, 06:42:51 PM »

Quote from: whiteboyskim on August 27, 2007, 06:31:07 PM

Ravenholm in Half-Life 2.

good one.  there's also a level in ep 1 underground.  dark area + those zombie types. 
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« Reply #36 on: August 27, 2007, 06:45:52 PM »

Quote from: Caine on August 27, 2007, 06:42:51 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on August 27, 2007, 06:31:07 PM

Ravenholm in Half-Life 2.

good one.  there's also a level in ep 1 underground.  dark area + those zombie types. 

I didn't like Ravenholm much, but that underground level in Ep1 freaked me out pretty good.  Seriously, what takes an elevator so long slywink
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« Reply #37 on: August 27, 2007, 07:05:46 PM »

Pirates of the Sea Dogs 2... did you see the size of those bugs? And they come out of NOWHERE!

Seriously, my vote goes for AvP (or was it 2) as the marines.
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« Reply #38 on: August 27, 2007, 07:25:39 PM »

Quote from: Kevin Grey on August 27, 2007, 05:24:39 PM

Quote from: Teggy on August 27, 2007, 03:03:54 PM

I just recently tried to play Thief and gave up in the third level because it was too dark and creepy.  I wanted Splinter Cell and it was giving me something else.  And it was making me dizzy.

Give Thief 2 a try.  It has less of the supernatural/scary stuff from the first Thief.  Splinter Cell outright copies most of it's mechanics from Thief so I would think any SC fan would really enjoy it. 

I have a copy of Thief 2, but I don't know...  In Splinter Cell you can pop on the night vision.  In Thief, it's just "walk down this deep dark hallway and hope you don't walk right into a monster."
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« Reply #39 on: August 27, 2007, 07:31:34 PM »

Thief 2 has some "odd" enemies but not much that I would call a monster.  The original Thief received a lot of criticism initially for some of the horror oriented levels so Thief 2 was consciously designed to be a bit more grounded. 

EDIT- Having the proper level of brightness is key to enjoying the Thief games.  Since so much of the environment is dark it's important to play in a setting where you can actually see some detail in all of that shadow.  I even wonder how the series fares on today's LCDs since their black levels are much weaker than the CRTs that everyone used when Thief 1&2 were released. 
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