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The Scariest Games this fall - Part 2


We all thought this blend of Alien, Event Horizon, BioShock and ass-kickery would be good, but we weren’t expecting EA to serve up their most original (and awesome) game in years. Balancing limb-shredding gunplay with outrunning multi-fanged monstrosities, Dead Space plops the most bad-ass space engineer in gaming to deal with a tanker ship full of alien souls.

DS is heavy on tension and boo-moments, all of which are punctuated by a screechy musical score inspired by The Shining. Even if DS can get bogged down in fetch quests and laborious backtracking, you’ll never curse the structure as much as you will the gruesome beasties.

With blood-smeared tension, elevated mood and the coolest engineering weapons, we would have to go with the melee-curb stomp as our favorite part of the DS experience. How many times have you played a horror game and emptied another few rounds into the offending ghoul’s throat? Now you can save ammo and deliver a satisfying boot, relieving any extremity or head in a fountain of gushy blood. Stress relieved!

Fright factor:
 

Other scares:

Call of Duty: World at War
Co-op zombie mode

This news just cropped up recently, but after completing the single-player campaign, a multiplayer mode unlocks enabling you to fight against hordes of zombie Nazis. As if the Nazis needed another reason to be the villain in an FPS.

Grand Theft Auto IV
Zombies invade multiplayer

Just in time for Halloween, Rockstar has peppered all multiplayer modes of GTAIV with zombies. Even though the zombie skin was available after killing a Rockstar employee during a match, it seems as though you too can get the skin after killing an infected player within a match, thereby spreading the disease. Doesn’t quite sound like how the “zombie formula” works, but hell; it’s a pretty cool bonus nonetheless.

Oct 29, 2008


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22 comments

  • Defguru7777 - October 31, 2008 1:29 a.m.

    Oh I so want Dead Space. Also, I completely forgot that GTA IV had zombies in its multiplayer.
  • mozaralio - October 30, 2008 5:22 a.m.

    I think left 4 dead should have gotten a higher rating anyway other than that good article I wanna play all these so bad
  • lava_lamp - October 30, 2008 2:17 a.m.

    i wiah left for dead was on ps3 too *sniff
  • GoldenMe - October 29, 2008 11:26 p.m.

    Ha! 4 Miley Cyrus's! Very nice article!
  • crazyshemai - October 29, 2008 10:55 p.m.

    HOLY SNAP that DeadSpace trailer was AWESOME XD definitely had a movie-trailer feel to it
  • maxx1 - October 29, 2008 9:53 p.m.

    Left 4 Dead isn't THAT scary anymore? :(
  • bron1417 - October 29, 2008 9:42 p.m.

    nice artilce. i wanna get dead space so bad.
  • gaseoussnake - October 29, 2008 9:26 p.m.

    I found out i freeze up in terror and scream the same when im being attacked by a mutant from nowhere in dead space and when the video communicator goes off when i get off the tram.
  • BerryMedley - October 29, 2008 9:09 p.m.

    rofl kinda too long to be a part 2 hm? oh well nice article GR!
  • hughffy - November 2, 2008 10:27 p.m.

    it looks like thev took stills from earth goggle (is that better) cant say it the rite way round n added shit on that the last guy, could be wrong
  • hughffy - November 2, 2008 10:24 p.m.

    that last guy looks cool but bet its shit after a while, there was a clip where it showed st james park i think. looks like theyv took stills from google earth n added shit to it to make a game. could be wrong but it looks like it
  • Jason.Darksavior - November 1, 2008 12:05 a.m.

    SIREN looks seriously creepy. Bioshock is my favourite.
  • Squidmonk3j - October 31, 2008 7:08 p.m.

    I would find silent hill more scary if it was in first person, because then you cant see the enemies comming from behind , and then again its more scary to meet monsters around the corner if its first person. First person is must have in scary games , though Dead Space is shit freaky anyways :D I'm gonna buy it for PC but played it on PS3 at a friend , looks awesome
  • jimsondanet - October 30, 2008 11:34 a.m.

    that left 4 dead looks effin freaky man bout time humanity started evolving from animated corpses your grandma could waste! an screw that article! graphics dont have to be photorealistic to set tension
  • Corsair89 - October 30, 2008 2:28 a.m.

    The only thing that could have given Dead Space a 5-star fright rate is if the indestrucable regenerating necromorph had Miley Cyrus for a face. *shudder*
  • Manny-Faces - October 30, 2008 1:39 a.m.

    nice games will have to check them out and dead space looks tight!!!
  • Mystery514 - October 30, 2008 12:24 a.m.

    Wow, they have a zombie mode in CoD:WaW and can't wait for Left 4 Dead!
  • EvilZeus - October 29, 2008 11:51 p.m.

    As mentioned in a recent article on here, SCARY games arent that SCARY, theyre just a wee bit spooky. however, just about all of these are pretty sweetlookin and ima hafta get me summa dat! btw, none of the videos on this website at ALL will work for me which is incredibly frustrating... gah, ill have to take out my anger on fallout 3, AWHISHAH! the end.
  • RaIdEn - October 29, 2008 11:50 p.m.

    blood curse looks freakin' terrifying!
  • zerohero - October 29, 2008 11:23 p.m.

    It's too bad we'll have to wait for games like Fear 2 and Ghostbusters.

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