The 7 least-scary moments in scary games

Even the creepiest survival-horror loses its edge eventually - we'll show you how

4. Clive Barker's Undying (PC) - Snagging the Tibetan War Cannon
Clive Barker's Undying is overall a pretty terrifying game, pitting players against a wide array of cultists, monsters and undead horrors in suitably creepy ruins, crypts and English moors.

However, few things make you feel more at ease about fighting horrific beasts than having a big, powerful weapon at your disposal. That goes double if it's magic, and Undying gives you a big, powerful, magic gun so close to the beginning of the game that we wondered if it had been left lying around by mistake.

Above: BLIZZAM, BITCHES!

How are you supposed to be afraid of monsters when you've got a roaring, ice-breathing dragon head sticking out of your crotch? Anything that gets in front of you is going to be dust. Your ice-crotch will kill it dead.

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After graduating from college in 2000 with a BA in journalism, I worked for five years as a copy editor, page designer and videogame-review columnist at a couple of mid-sized newspapers you've never heard of. My column eventually got me a freelancing gig with GMR magazine, which folded a few months later. I was hired on full-time by GamesRadar in late 2005, and have since been paid actual money to write silly articles about lovable blobs.
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