66 Fatal Frame - Miku's first five minutes in Himuro Mansion
As effective as any over-the-counter cure for stubborn stools, this is poo-in-your-pants survival-horror at its most ghoulish, with every nook and cranny of the haunted Himuro Mansion possessed with an uncomfortable feeling of impending dread.
Ghosts with broken necks, gouged out eyes, limbs pulled from their sockets... it's a paranormal party for the violently murdered and, while encountering the mansion's delightful other-worldly entities is a heart-stopping experience, it's the subtle scare tactics used when exploring the claustrophobic corridors and shadowy rooms that really brings on the willies.
And nowhere in the game is this sense of trepidation more palpable than in the first five minutes of the hero's - an adolescent girl called Miku Hinasaki - quest inside the mansion. Indeed, when playing it for the first time we had to question our decision to play it alone and at night.