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The Top 7... games that are cheaper than therapy

Entomophobia - Mister Mosquito
Eidos | PS2

Let's face it: most of us are total pussies when it comes to bugs. They're gross and kinda creepy, what with their glassy compound eyes and segmented leg parts and hairy shells and all. But sufferers of entomophobia take that to an extreme, unable to touch or in some cases even look at insects. Never mind that the things are tiny and mostly harmless; phobias are unreasonable fears by definition.

But what better way to deal with your fear than to become the thing you're most afraid of for a little while? Released back in 2002, Mister Mosquito casts players as a timid, cute version of one of the universe's worst animals.



Above: Before Shadow of the Colossus, there was the towering Yamada family

As you dare the impossible to suck a tiny bit of blood from a family of three colossal, lumbering and extremely deadly humans, you'll get a sense that these little pests have every reason to be more afraid of us than we are of them. And then, just maybe, you'll learn to have a little more sympathy and trust for the hapless critters and their horrible squishy bodies.

Until you get malaria and die, that is.

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9 comments

  • andrew-freeman - November 7, 2011 8:35 p.m.

    I disagree with the yellow things. When i saw that i almost threw up, i wanted to play myself up and take them with me.
  • CrossF1re215 - January 24, 2010 9:43 a.m.

    Ah.... dead rising is fun and also helped people!? +10 points for dead rising
  • AlexMercer1337 - October 21, 2009 11:23 a.m.

    Haha, that Loco Roco part was so true. And I think you hit a soft spot on Shadow of the Colossus.
  • steve15 - October 10, 2008 4:20 p.m.

    cricket0 chill the fuck out
  • cricket0 - September 26, 2008 9:42 p.m.

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! First!!!!I agree with this article completly. Peoplesay I am a great person to talk to, and that I would make a great theripist. So I advise these games to all people with problems!
  • mimerc123 - October 20, 2008 11:48 p.m.

    I LOVE CHEAP GAMES!!!!! JK. i like games that arent too realistic...persay. i want them to be in the middle of good and bad... but these are HORRIBLE!!!!!
  • Csheroe - August 6, 2009 7:29 p.m.

    Jelly puppies!
  • infected123 - July 24, 2009 10:10 p.m.

    i had a dream about the gravity reversing once. that was scary.
  • PreyingMantis - February 13, 2009 2:29 a.m.

    people with entomophobia are my enemies

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