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Thread: What is your scariest Game ever?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Dragon View Post
    It was pretty much the same for RE5 as well.
    Yeah, RE5 was not scary. Creepy, yes, but having a partner toned it down for me. That, and the fact that he can't aim and walk at the same time.

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    Agreed. RE5 so not scary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wampuscat View Post
    Sort of off topic. I remember playing Arkham Asylum and thinking "This is really dark. There's a lot of f-ed up stuff in these villains' back stories, etc. This could be really super creepy." Great game, but I was always a little disappointed that it wasn't scary. I also wished there were decent/more difficult boss fights, but what can you do?
    I had the exact same thought. It seemed to me like it tried to combine the darkness of Bioshock and the vertical play of Assassin's Creed but failed to surpass either game.

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    What scary compedium is not complete without the classic Left 4 Dead - anyone remember how creepy it was when you have to sneak up on the Witch?

    Dead Island also had some scary moments; the hotel and the echos of the undead as they roam around the island. I did NOT like the sound that the Brutes made.

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    I'm partial to Ib. Not the most terrifying thing ever, but definitely creepy.
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    Oddly enough, it's not horror in the slightest, but Heavy Rain had a couple of moments that were interesting.

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    The part right after they are in the mall in Heavy Rain is quite tense, I will admit I was yelling at the TV there. :p The whole power station portion was pretty nerve wracking as well. Can't wait for their next game.

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    Dark Fall: Lost Souls. I haven't played the previous two, but this game seems to stand alone just fine. Like Myst, it has a static screen you can interact with.

    So far nothing has tried to kill me but I've never been so creeped out. It's all about the atmosphere.

    The game starts with a black screen, and I hear shouts and gunshots as if they're underwater and very far away. When they fade, I (the character) start to hyperventilate. This goes on for about 20 seconds, then it's just me and the dark. Finally I get a text on my phone saying "You arE not alone. i Am heRe." Me and the dark again. I click around trying to find something to interact with, when I realize my phone has a flashlight option. I turn it on, and discover I'm in an abandoned underground train station. The first thing I see is a stone statue of a man in a suit, holding a baby doll's leg, surrounded by grocery carts filled with stone body parts.
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    Spongebob Squarepants: The Movie: The Game.

    But actually, I made the mistake of watching my mom's boyfriend play Dead Space 2. That was fun.

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    I picked up Dead Space, but I'm still working on another game so I haven't played it myself. I notice my teenage daughter is laughing like a maniac while she's playing it. She was shooting at a human head and watching it float down a corridor in zero G.

    Somebody forgot to tell her be scared.

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    Sorry the correct answer here is Amnesia, the dark descent.

    Seriously. Nothing else compares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dommo View Post
    Sorry the correct answer here is Amnesia, the dark descent.

    Seriously. Nothing else compares.
    Yeah, I was surprised that no one else had mentioned this game but me. Seriously, folks! If you want to be scared, play Amnesia. I never did finish it, for the reasons stated in my last post, but it's definitely the scariest game I've played in years. This heavy feeling of powerlessness is weighing you down at all times. You're not blasting baddies with shotguns and flamethrowers, you're running down hallways and hoping that whatever's chasing you doesn't see where you hid.
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    Dead Space, a very dark room, complete silence. Damn, what a game.

    Shame Dead Space 3 looks disappointing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarmaHead View Post
    Dead Space, a very dark room, complete silence. Damn, what a game.

    Shame Dead Space 3 looks disappointing...
    Yup! Terrifying game - especially when you're being chased by that regenerating thing as it shuffles its way through the ceiling ducts above you.

    In the spirit of this discussion, I replayed both DS 1 and 2 (and one is definitely screamier material than two.) I am also worried about number 3 - from the co-op gameplay that I have seen... It's going to be more RE5 than DS1.

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    Yeah. While it looks like it could be a decent action game, it's not really Dead Space anymore. It's just your mowing down necromorphs.
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    I wouldn't mind the co-op if the single player was was up to scratch with the first two, and though I haven't played it, it's looking very RE5 regardless, as you said above. It's a shame because I love the first two and this could have been a solid trilogy of games, the third just looks like a blown up mess of action and co-op with RE ambitions.

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    This sums up part of the problem with Deadspace 3 being co-op: http://cdn.themis-media.com/media/gl...425/425125.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dommo View Post
    Sorry the correct answer here is Amnesia, the dark descent.

    Seriously. Nothing else compares.
    It's a pity it never came out on console. I will have to see if my laptop can manage it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Dragon View Post
    Yeah. While it looks like it could be a decent action game, it's not really Dead Space anymore. It's just your mowing down necromorphs.
    Yeah. The reviews are in and the scare factor is down.

    Gametrailers - I trust their reviews 100%

    Gamespot - meh

    Time to go find out how much Amnesia is going to set me back...

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    Siren. I never finished the game because after a while it was just tedious listening to the Japanese characters speak with British accents, but it was scary. The scariest thing about Silent Hill and RE, I couldn't figure out how to control the characters and the bad camera angles just pissed me off. Anyway, that's all scary, lol...
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    If it is bad camera angles which makes a game scary, then Catwoman is terrifying.
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    Amnesia: The Dark Decent. The previous Penumbria games are also quite frightening.

    Silent Hill 1 and 2 deserve an honorable mention.

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    Agreed. Bad camera angles are the bain of all gamers. Thank god there are so many games now where you can adjust the camera yourself. Then you can make your own bad angles, lol...
    All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost. The little guy getting poked is worried he's going to get pushed into the troll's blade. But kitty will save him. Go go magic kitty!!!

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    re Dead Space 3.

    I'm now at Chapter 5 (it got better and better after the opening) and I'm now thoroughly enjoying playing it solo. The Save and Exit feature is a tad annoying insofar as I seem to be only allowed to Save and Exit properly after completion of each Chapter.

    But that apart I'm enjoying the game play.
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    Silent Hill 3 makes me weep at night. It's also one of the few games I've ever really finished.

    I can still hear that birthday song...

    "It's not my birthday."

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