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The Top 7… least scary moments in scary games: Redux


Clive Barker's Undying is overall a pretty frightening game, pitting players against a wide array of cultists, monsters and undead horrors in suitably creepy ruins, crypts and English moors. But there are few things that can make you feel more comfortable with the idea of facing down horrific beasts than having a big, powerful weapon that roars and obliterates anything stupid enough to stand in front of you. That goes double if it's magic, and Undying gives you a big, powerful, magic gun tipped with a roaring golden dragon head – called the Tibetan War Cannon, no less - so close to the beginning of the game that we still wonder if it was 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 so much as pokes you with a stray tentacle is going to be dust. Your ice-crotch will kill it dead.




Just what the hell is this supposed to be?

No, seriously, what is it? An aborted dinosaur fetus? A restless chicken spirit, out to take revenge for countless pot pies? It doesn’t really even attack, so much as threaten to rub itself against us in a really gross way. And thinking about how its skin must feel gives us the heebie-jeebies, but they’re more the kind of heebie-jeebies that make us want to wash our hands.

Are we supposed to be afraid of it? We don't know, we're asking you.


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39 comments

  • NellyDaHobo - October 30, 2011 4:14 a.m.

    I'm pretty sure that the Pyramid Heads killed themselves because James finally overcame his fear, and fought back. Without something to terrorize, they had no point in life.
  • ShokuaHyuga - November 10, 2010 3:54 a.m.

    I've never played SIlent HIll, but if I did I wouldn't even bother killing that thing; it's too pathetic.
  • big rudy - November 3, 2008 11:02 p.m.

    @carsonnik, so when you fought a regenerator for the first time, without the infrared scope it didn't scare you?
  • DeathByGamer - October 29, 2008 2:57 p.m.

    I love the reapeated kicking of the dino-chicken.
  • GaMeZ4LiFe - October 29, 2008 1:53 a.m.

    Haha. I still love the Pyramid Head suicide. Classic.
  • KEEPFROMFREEZIN - October 28, 2008 8:55 p.m.

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh poor voice actors!
  • CAPST3R - October 28, 2008 11:42 a.m.

    that statue was one of the 2 parts of the game that i did 1st time. the other was the final boss which was just too easy. and that sea monster.
  • carsonnik - October 28, 2008 4:05 a.m.

    I must be the only person in the world who didn't think RE 4 was very scary.
  • Corsair89 - October 28, 2008 3:44 a.m.

    Congrats on two years of those excellent Top 7's. Keep them coming!
  • Coolbeans69 - October 28, 2008 1:39 a.m.

    How come you guys didn't rate gh4??? Do u still need to get it? Please review it soon I'm trying to decide whether to get it or not.
  • RaIdEn - October 28, 2008 1:06 a.m.

    i remember the first time i encountered one of those chickens. i heard it coming and i was like " oh crap somethin really big is gonna eat me!" then that thing came and i was like "WTF?"
  • Fluxnard - October 27, 2008 11:55 p.m.

    I am the master of unlocking!!!1!!11!!!one!
  • ragrappy1 - October 27, 2008 11:54 p.m.

    Wow, This stuff is sad. Let me be scary about it SSSSSAAAAAAAADDDD.
  • key0blade - October 27, 2008 11:08 p.m.

    I remember the old days... They were full of crap! :D joking, but good article GR!!
  • CuddlyBomber - October 27, 2008 10:14 p.m.

    Oh ya and four pages! OH NOES!!!!! Now thats scary!
  • CuddlyBomber - October 27, 2008 10:13 p.m.

    Ohman have you guys ever come a long way from your early days. Stay funny G-Radar.
  • zeldagirl64 - November 22, 2008 4:52 p.m.

    *starts to laugh* RE-DEADS. Re deads are scarier than numb bodies. XD (The ones from Zelda, yknow? Yeah. Those dead humpers.) Fear being a teenage GUY with zomie babies up juu butt. *rofl*
  • CashWheel - November 2, 2008 4:03 p.m.

    You should've added the section in BioShock where you put on a Big Daddy costume - it's hard to be afraid when you're dressed in armor and the enemies won't even touch you.
  • ShadowGHX - October 31, 2008 8:57 p.m.

    This article rocks.
  • NelosAngelos - October 30, 2008 9:47 p.m.

    If something like the Numb Bodies started walking (waddling?) up to me, shit that would be scary. I hate that crying whining sound they make. But when you look at it, they aren't too bad. They are about half your size, no mouth full of razor sharp teeth, no arms or even hands to strangle you or hit you, it's just the fact that at first you don't know what the hell they might do to you if you let them get close.

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