• Dmastaj187 - November 3, 2012 9:57 a.m.

    Great to see amnesia at 1, although I can't take that game serious anymore because of pewdie and stefano lol
  • Nines - November 3, 2012 4:15 a.m.

    Where is Call of Cthulhu: DCotE? Amnesia creators borrowed a lot from this game.
  • Technodude - November 3, 2012 1:38 a.m.

    I have to completely agree with Dead Space here. I just love how it makes you feel so alone and helpless in a place as big as that ship. And I'd wince at the sight of every single vent I saw and try and creep past it so slowly so I didn't make a necromorph burst out of it. Of course, that didn't help at all. I remember one time I woke up at 6 in the morning to play it, and I was in Chapter 4(?) and there was a power node room by that large stasis machine with the man inside. One of the slashers jumped out of a vent above me in there and I think I screamed the whole neighbourhood awake! The only bad thing is the scares wear off once you've played it once or twice. I could tell you every vent that contained a necromorph and exactly what's around each corner. But I suppose that's to be expected of all horror games, really; the fear is in not knowing what's going to happen. I'm looking for a few new scares at the moment, so I might give some of these other games a try... Amnesia's caught my eye ;) Just hope it has a Mac version!
  • Darkhawk - November 2, 2012 8:21 p.m.

    I am genuinely curious why so many people prefer Crimson Butterfly over the original Fatal Frame. Is it just because no one played the original? I found it much scarier, far more original and unsettling in the way it doled out its scares, and all-in-all a better game? I love FFII as well, but it's slightly weaker for me because a lot of the scares were more obvious.
  • talleyXIV - November 2, 2012 7:55 p.m.

    S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is so tense.....
  • brickman409 - November 2, 2012 5:23 p.m.

    no bioshock? well I guess that game was just freaky and creepy, it didn't really any moments that made you jump.
  • SDHoneymonster - November 3, 2012 1:39 p.m.

    I found Bioshock scary the first time I played it, but in the end you just end up too powerful to ever feel truly threatened, no matter how many ways it finds to throw splicers at you. There are some truly brilliant jump scares early on though, especially in the Medical Pavilion - a couple of the still get me now, despite having played the game several times.
  • Sp3n - November 2, 2012 10:48 a.m.

    Clive Barkers: Undying was pretty sketchy, only game to make me save every 3 minutes and to actively fear opening a door. Also the booklet that came with it was a diary about the house, helped set the atmosphere "nobody goes in the basement any more". Towards the end was a bit silly but the first chapter was great.
  • ThundaGawd - November 2, 2012 10:15 a.m.

    Well, since Slender got onto the list, I'd like to add the SCP series, particularly SCP: Containment Breach. Story aside, you're essentially running through a research facility - whose rooms are randomly generated - as you try to escape from SCP-173, who pops up in random rooms and will kill you if you look away from it. The catch is that you automatically blink every 10 seconds, or you can manually blink using the spacebar, so you have to manage your blinking properly otherwise you WILL get killed. On top of that, you have to scavenge for batteries to power your flashlight, otherwise you'll have to run blind, and certain rooms have chemical gasses, requiring you to wear a gasmask, which greatly obscures your vision.
  • bigwill1221 - November 2, 2012 9:42 a.m.

    Slender? srsly...
  • HyperMemo - November 2, 2012 10:28 a.m.

    Finally someone who agrees! I'm the biggest wimp, yet I found this game not at all scary. The only reason its popular is because its a meme.
  • bass88 - November 2, 2012 11:25 a.m.

    And that many find it scary.
  • GoldenEagle1476 - November 2, 2012 5:30 p.m.

    Overall it's not that scary, although the first time I found Slenderman made me jump.
  • Juan Diaz - November 4, 2012 10 a.m.

    Slender Man just has a lot of suspense, nothing more. But yeah it gets pretty freaky when he pops up for the very first time.
  • jamie5lpm - November 2, 2012 6:30 a.m.

    Hi guys, Love all your articles just thought I would make a suggestion to you, I would love to try some of the games you put up on here and thought it would be nice if you could include at the bottom each time maybe what system they were on and what system you can still pick them up for? I know I can just do the research myself but just thought it would be a nice touch for lazy folk such as myself. Many Thanks and again great articles guys!
  • AuthorityFigure - November 2, 2012 4:49 a.m.

    Eternal Darkness.
  • CitizenWolfie - November 2, 2012 1:14 a.m.

    While it's probably not as scary as the other games on this list, I thought Manhunt was pretty scary. Especially getting towards the later levels (like the White Rabbit mission and Starkweather's Mansion). I think it had a lot to do with the sound too - if you were unlucky enough to be on the run, there was this low hum which sounded like doom that instilled even more panic.
  • r.c.leclaire - November 1, 2012 11:10 p.m.

    I really like this list - especially seeing titles like Amnesia and Fatal Frame 2 make the cut. Those games are all sorts of creepy. Dead Space and Silent Hill 2 are obvious great choices too, and deserve to be on this list. I would not consider Condemned or F.E.A.R. to be scary games though, but that's just me as I didn't personally care for either of those two titles.
  • GoldenEagle1476 - November 2, 2012 5:17 p.m.

    Condemned was kind of hit or miss. Some parts were kind of blah, but others were scare the shit out of you scary. And honestly, I thought the abandoned house level was much scarier than the mannequin level.

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