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


  • BladedFalcon - November 1, 2012 3:58 p.m.

    Hmm, pretty nice list... Although I haven't played any of the top 6 games there XD Anyway, Fatal Frame II is there, so that's enough for me. Even though I personally liked the original one better, and found it to be the scariest one by far. Still, I realize that might be because the first was a wholly new experience, and I had not played anything like it before, whereas II felt more familiar because of the first one.
  • SDHoneymonster - November 2, 2012 2:33 a.m.

    Go and play Amnesia - you can get it well cheap on Steam nowadays and it'll run OK on a half decent laptop (just make sure you have a mouse), and then come back to me once you've soiled yourself! It's not just got a great atmosphere but the story is also absolutely fantastic, unlike say Dead Space or Condemned. It really nails that whole Lovecraft, Victorian style supernatural horror. I really can't recommend it highly enough if you're a fan of survival horror or old-school adventure games.
  • BladedFalcon - November 2, 2012 7:25 a.m.

    I don't really like playing on the PC, but thanks for the recommendation though ^^
  • SDHoneymonster - November 2, 2012 1:42 p.m.

    It's one of the few games I've ever played on PC - I don't own a gaming rig, so the fact my computer could run it tells you it won't require massive upgrades or anything. It's a game that just wouldn't really work on console - the control scheme, which is where so much of the tension comes from, wouldn't translate to a 360 or PS3 controller, as much as I'd love to see it get ported on to XBLA or PSN.
  • shawksta - November 1, 2012 4 p.m.

    Great list. Eternal Darkness: Sanity's requiem man! That had so many ways to scare you, even if some were big jokes like the forced save file deletion and the "Blue screen." I wish Nintendo can publish a sequel or more games like it.
  • RonnyLive19881 - November 1, 2012 4:19 p.m.

    This is basically what I was going to put,Gotta love the death tub... gets me every time.
  • BladedFalcon - November 1, 2012 4:24 p.m.

    I loved Eternal Darkness, but I honestly wouldn't consider it very scary. I mean, yes, the glitches and stuff that mess with your head were pretty pretty and well executed, but otherwise the game's overall atmosphere and locations and enemies never really built to be that scary. Hell, even the music in certain levels felt more like an action game than a horror one XD
  • shawksta - November 1, 2012 4:41 p.m.

    To an extent, yeah it was more of an action game than a horror one (Better Horror than Resi5 will ever be) but if anything, HOLY F*CK did that Bath Tub scene caught be massively off guard scared the F*ck out of me.
  • BladedFalcon - November 1, 2012 6:50 p.m.

    Yeah, again, it DID have pretty disturbing moments, and it cleverly screwed with you in ways no other game did. Again, I think it's a GREAT game overall, but not scary enough to be on the top of an horror game list.
  • shawksta - November 1, 2012 7:19 p.m.

    I know its not, especially with the games up there, im just using this list as an excuse to talk about it.
  • SDHoneymonster - November 1, 2012 4:10 p.m.

    I actually found one of the few problems with the first Dead Space was it gave you too much ammo, certainly on normal difficulty - I was never out of it anyway. Still scared me silly mind you. I've been playing Condemned recently and put it down for a while, simply because I got bored with the gameplay, but it does have a great atmosphere. And what else to say about Amnesia? Other than the fact that I will never, ever play it again. That game scarred my very soul.
  • CrashmanX - November 1, 2012 4:12 p.m.

    Same here. Not 100% sure why that is.
  • CrashmanX - November 1, 2012 4:13 p.m.

    Ignore that, wrong comment response.
  • RonnyLive19881 - November 1, 2012 4:10 p.m.

    For some reason I can't view these using Chrome :( I click the pictures and nothing happens... I have to open up buggy ass Fire Fox Lol
  • CrashmanX - November 1, 2012 4:13 p.m.

    Same here. Not sure why that is. I thought it was just me at first.
  • taokaka - November 1, 2012 4:40 p.m.

    Well done sir, You are one of the very few chrome users who have displayed any initiative whatsoever, they normally comment that the slideshow is broken and leave it at that. Then I'd have to tell them to use the official gamesradar app for PC a.k.a firefox.
  • kyle94 - November 1, 2012 9:31 p.m.

    I have that problem with the slideshow every now and again despite using Firefox. Don't know what causes it on my end.
  • Hobogonigal - November 2, 2012 1:33 a.m.

    Usually find that a refresh or two in Chrome works fine :)
  • KnowYourPokemon - November 1, 2012 4:18 p.m.

    Am I the only one who doesn't find Slender scary in the slightest? You walk around a forest picking up notes, drums beat as you pick up more notes, and Slender shows up at times. The only thing remotely "scary" would the the quick jump scares you could possibly get when you see slender and they play the cliche large bang of piano keys in the background, which might I add, literally any game, movie, or even audio file can do.
  • taokaka - November 1, 2012 4:19 p.m.

    Just playing the demo of resident evil: revelations is scarier than slender. Even just looking at a screen shot of lone survivor is scarier than slender. Hell, even dead space 3 looks scarier than .......... I just can't do it, that would be taking it way too far. But anyway you get my point, slender should at least be lower on the list.

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