• SunsetTears - December 1, 2014 9:23 p.m.

    You know what's stressful? The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth. I've died 114 times and haven't even unlocked It Lives yet...
  • steve-woodworth - October 16, 2014 12:50 a.m.

    I am confident when saying that if I was in Joels' shoes, I would have made the exact same choice he did. In that situation? The only person he has in the world has to die to cure the rest of the world? I'm sorry. Joel is not the hero who saves the world. He's the man that needs someone in his life to make him a whole person. He's a man who wants that Father-Daughter connection. I would kill to save her too, no matter the sacrifice. Family first. Hypothetically if I was in that situation, that is. He made the only choice it made sense for him to make. I didn't feel horrible at all when I completed the game. I felt like it was the right ending. I would have cried my eyes out and felt horrible if the ending was the exact opposite.
  • RSQViper - October 15, 2014 10:18 a.m.

    Oh, man. Don't Starve is so masochistic. I love and hate that game at the same time. Papers, Please takes some serious talent to get through. Super addicting! NO JORJI YOU MAY NOT COME IN! FTL. Another gem where you're like, "Hell yes! I am killing everything!" to "OMG, I can't knock this shield down! Intruders on-board! There goes my O2 supply!" **GAME OVER**
  • thegreystash - October 14, 2014 2:15 p.m.

    Where is street fighter?
  • matthew-jared-perkins - May 23, 2014 8:01 a.m.

    Mortal Kombat, Halo, Gears Of War, COD, MGS series and the many MANY other games that stress you out when you crank up the difficulty on them??? This list features a lot of crappy flash games that aren't stressful at all. Also, you missed perhaps the most stressful game of all, TETRIS!!!!! When the speed amps up it demands more focus than anything else on the planet a ONE misplaced block pushes your poop RIGHT BACK IN!!!!!! Also, pac man!
  • cbrinkmann1981 - May 22, 2014 5:50 p.m.

    At least half the comments on here are "Why didn't ________game get on here? That game did this and this and that to stress me out!" Here - read this: "Here’s a collection of 12 games that have put myself--and the rest of the GamesRadar team--under serious stress." Sound familiar? It should! It's on page 1 of this article. So, with that in mind, maybe the reason your extremely stressful game of choice didn't make the cut is because the review team of Games radar found other games to be more stressful! :O But how could THAT BE, you ask? Maybe - just maybe - you aren't the lead character in this game called life; maybe, just maybe, the world DOESN'T revolve around you. And thus, maybe, just maybe, all those other 7 billion people you've heard about live equally complex lives as you do. You should totally check it out. It's called self-awareness.
  • ebonicmaser - April 25, 2014 11:39 p.m.

    Ninja Gaiden 1/3, NES doesn't make this list? You need to go play that asap! Then update this list and I'll consider it to be valid.
  • sean-hornick - April 25, 2014 8:19 p.m.

    Any Call of duty Game in multiplayer (avid fan not a hater) however this game can get you screaming and throwing items. Outlast.
  • MidianGTX - May 22, 2014 2:09 p.m.

    The games in the list seem to focus more on emotional stress rather than just being annoying.
  • chandler-birx - April 25, 2014 6:04 p.m.

    How in the world is DAYZ not on this list. There is no other game that has honestly given me an adrenaline rush from a firefight like it.
  • brady-chandler - January 30, 2014 8:51 a.m.

    Really surprised amnesia isn't on this. That game was terribly stressful. Way more so than sims...
  • kevin-masse - January 30, 2014 8:15 a.m.

    The hardest thing I've ever done to this day was on Dragon age Origins. Where I fought a dragon in the mountains (idk if I just wasn't leveled up enough or what) but it took me nearly 2 hours straight of fighting that dragon when my team got killed off (by 2 hours that's just me fighting it. Not the me dying and trying again and again) I kept having to heal myself while at the same time taking out the tiniest chuncks of it's health with it having a multilayered health bar (I can't remember if it was 3 or 4 layers or less or more) I couldn't even try to revive my team because it'd use my resources and they'd only die before they could hurt the damn thing never mind even being used as a distraction because the damn dragon used a ground pound attack and kept burning everything!!!! But when I pulled that off I was soooo adrenalized it was crazy lmfao Oh and another game that's really stressful is need for speed rivals when you're trying to run away from cops with a bunch of points racked up. Especially when you're on heat 10... It might not have been nearly as long but it was still extremely crazy because one wrong move with all those cops and a chopper dropping 3 spike strips in a row. ONE tiny wrong move and you're screwed and there goes on average 300,000 points
  • GoldenEagle1476 - January 31, 2014 7:18 a.m.

    I remember that, but I don't think you're supposed to fight the dragon; or, you don't have to, if you don't want to. If you bypass it and go into the caves/cavern complex, the guardian there will tell you that he believes it's the spirit of a god(?). Something like that, it's been awhile since I played the game. I actually didn't know you could beat it; I just assumed it was one of those fights you have to lose.
  • TheFrozenOne - January 30, 2014 12:42 a.m.

    Call of Duty: World at War on Veteran. How the enemy manages to carry all of those grenades I don't know but I sure do know that it cost me a controller.
  • winner2 - January 29, 2014 7:49 p.m.

    AC multiplayer. Any game that has me running away from something by a thin margin whether it's a capture the flag type of game or an ac match, my heart rate fucking skyrockets for a second. That feeling in AC especially of just "where is he, where is he?" as you get suspicious of every single movement by every single character model.
  • GoldenEagle1476 - January 29, 2014 5:36 p.m.

    Super Meat Boy.
  • taokaka - January 29, 2014 5:32 p.m.

    Another stressful game is any fighting game ever, or more specifically any match where you're down to a pixel of health left. Great list, TLOU had me putting the controller down after being killed by a clicker because the death animation was just so brutal that I couldn't stand seeing it happen to Joel which forced me to stress out so much over not dieing.
  • Drekner - January 29, 2014 4:58 p.m.

    While Dark Souls is stressful, it's more enraging then stressful I feel. But then again I've played it so friggin much it doesn't really stress me when I die anymore, I just accept it and move on. Heavy Rain however.. That game was literally impossible for me to play for too long at a time. I knew two things about it when I played it.. That you can literally cause perma-death on your character by screwing up and that there are SEVERAL endings because of it. So I was like ohgodidontwanttomessup. TWD is pretty dang bad in the same regard, but I still feel Heavy Rain to be the most stressful. But Skate? Stressful? What..? Didn't Tony Hawks Pro Skater have the same chain everything together stuff and if you bailed PFT there goes the score? Idk, Skate didn't stress me in the lightest. It was really fun and hilarious when you bailed. The Last of Us didn't really stress me out exactly because I knew there were no other functions for me to do. I wasn't stressed killing enemies because i knew the story would continue to it's conclusion regardless. That's where the stress comes in for me, decision making and consequence. Aka Heavy Rain. And for that matter, Mass Effect. I can't say how many times I sat there awkwardly staring at a conversation wheel like "Fuck. What do I say. Fuck....fuckfuckfuck." Lmfao
  • WrathLord03 - January 29, 2014 3:44 p.m.

    That's the word I've been looking for all this past half a year! I never found The Last of Us to be particularly scary, as the survival aspect was more pervading than the horror aspect, to me, but there was something about it. And that something is 'stressful'. The game manages stress really well. (Minor spoilers, I guess). One example is the college. Everything just builds. First everything gets darker, then the spores come, and then you're in that room with the Bloater and the Clickers, and it you snuck around them, while opening the door to get out the Bloater starts coming towards you and you're just furiously mashing the button to open that damn door and finally, you're out in the peace and quiet of the open air again a few moments after that. And regardless of whether you made it through without a scratch or by the skin of your teeth, your response when Ellie asks how you went in there is always going to be one of relief, because you can finally, finally relax for a little. Calling The Last of Us a survival-horror is kind of missing the charm. It's a survival-tension game.
  • TheGreyWizard - February 1, 2014 2:22 a.m.

    That was the most stressful moment of the game to me. After that I stopped playing and went to bed, but I couldn't sleep for quite some time and it was around 4 am.

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