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A version of this article originally appeared on November 1, 2013.

115 comments

  • Gangsta_Loc - 11 hours, 48 minutes ago

    Where is Nosferatu ?? Back in the day on PC.
  • christoffer-karlof - November 20, 2014 10:59 p.m.

    Seriously, Realms of the Haunting !??????!
  • Fox_Mulder - November 3, 2014 3:07 a.m.

    Really glad to see Lone Survivor on here, that's a great one. It's like a side scrolling Silent Hill. With like 8 different endings, also I liked the choice of being able to go though completely non-lethally.
  • adi-vulea - November 2, 2014 2:57 a.m.

    Here are top 5 horror video games: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfZpIe_wkdI
  • cJinL - November 1, 2014 8:48 p.m.

    Really? You're gonna put a concept demo at 2nd?
  • MrCreed - November 1, 2014 4:14 p.m.

    It would have been nice to have some basic game info, like release date and developer.
  • sephex - November 1, 2014 2:59 p.m.

    I miss Dark Seed, some Gabriel Knight and maybe Planescape: Torment.
  • sephex - November 1, 2014 2:57 p.m.

    You just had to squeeze Last of Us in the list, do you?
  • benmel - November 1, 2014 7:06 a.m.

    How is it possible that Resident Evil 4 is not here?!?!?!?
  • sephex - November 1, 2014 3:01 p.m.

    Resident Evil 4 wasn't really a horror game. It wasn't really frightening and only a few times scary. It was a top game, and still is, of course.
  • neosapien - November 1, 2014 7 a.m.

    Alone in the dark, the original one was pretty scary!
  • THEBIGJ3 - October 31, 2014 11:35 a.m.

    After reading the excellent article the other day about 'true horror' games and games that are fundamentally great but horror comes second, I was surprised to see games like The Evil Within come in higher than Clock Tower. I would also liked to have seen Five Nights at Freddies in this list, as the sheer tension, (followed by panic and ending in terror), created by such a SIMPLE idea Is really something when compared to games that have been done before.
  • larkan - October 31, 2014 6:35 a.m.

    Seriously, evil within is not horror. When you say it makes a few winks to RE4,you mean that they re-use the environments for 80% of the game, and the enemies? I love how people call a clunky control scheme, horrible camera angles, and buggy mechanics a horror theme. Not to mention your character, an in shape cop, can't sprint for more than a few seconds, but can drop from any ladder, any height, and not take fall damage.
  • BladedFalcon - October 30, 2014 9:03 p.m.

    I still think the First Fatal Frame is scarier than the second one. But nevertheless, still happy to see an entry of the series high enough, even if IMO it remains the scariest game I've played to this day.
  • winner2 - October 30, 2014 5:29 p.m.

    Fuck that condemned mannequin level, fuck it
  • _--_ - October 30, 2014 2:31 p.m.

    --Dementium 2 on DS(one scary ass DS game)
  • Desertegle40cal - April 1, 2014 10:22 a.m.

    Oh come on!! Where is "The Suffering" and "The Suffering The Ties That bind"? The monsters were created by friggin Stan Winston for cryin out loud! That was the first horror game that really gave me the chills. Plus they even took sounds from a REAL haunted prison to make the sounds in the video game feel more lifelike. And that haunted prison is none other than the one and only Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. One of the most notoriously haunted prisons in the United States! lol I mean seriously! They took REAL haunted sounds and put it into the video game.. You can't get much better then that.. Knowing that before you play the video game makes your skin crawl throughout the whole game.. Who made this list? They need to do their homework! Respectively of coarse lol
  • sephex - November 1, 2014 3:05 p.m.

    Yes, Suffering was cool. Maybe it could have been squeezed in.
  • asnoldo666 - November 5, 2013 1:50 p.m.

    WTF,where is Alone in the dark? the father of survival-horror,
  • christopherwesten - November 3, 2013 11:29 a.m.

    F.E.A.R? Really? Now comes a game from the makers of Paranormal Activity and the fags that brought you Ghost Hunters. Coming Soon to XBox 360. That game was filled with cheap scares on improperly placed set pieces not to mention repetitive ambience. Granted F.E.A.R 2 had one or two "jumping" moments. The first game however was a learning experience for Monolith. As for the Resident Evil set, i'd have to say 3 was the scariest of them. A Big Ass Arnold Schwarzenegger esque B.O.W that stalked you relentlessly and showed up constantly in random places. #motherf&%*$%whiteknuckles

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