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  • The Scariest games of all time

    The following are not necessarily in order, I haven't even played some of these, but here's my pick for the scariest games of all time.

    Alone in the Dark
    Silent Hill series
    minesweeper
    Doom3
    Half Life: Ravenholm
    System Shock
    BIOSHOCK
    S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernoble
    "The Objective in war is not to die for your country, but to make the other (guy) die for his." - PATTON
    "If Emily Post doesn't work, try Sigmund Freud." - Hogan

  • #2
    I currently finishing up Siren The Bloodcurse, its pretty scary.

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    • #3
      Aliens VS Predator no doubt... especialy when it is your first fsp and you are ten years old...
      “For there is nothing more serious than a lunatic when he comes to the central point of his lunacy.”

      Max Sterner

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      • #4
        Here's some updates, I didn't have much time a while ago so forgive me...
        Note: I haven't played any of these games, (I know, I can't really offer an opinion otherwise) so they aren't in order, but I've read a collection of Wikipedia, IGN, HSD, and youtube to round out my decisions.

        Jericho
        more about:
        trailer:

        S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernoble (misspelled)
        more about:
        trailer:

        Alien vr.s Predators
        Playing as either the aliens or the predators is empowering, controlling these vicious beasts in such a troubled enviroment is still scary, but impressive. Playing as the marines on the other hand, sounds, shadows, darkness, everything is congregating and conspiring against you, death is instant, victory is not.
        more about: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aliens_versus_Predator_2
        trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4lybP3OQXs

        Clock Tower
        more about:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clock_Tower_(PlayStation)
        trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-_GQ86_kcA

        Silent Hill (The first ones aren't that bad; but the most recent one REALLY grossed me out! Do NOT play it at any costs!)
        The old, monster infested town, falling apart, a cult, a dimension, a hell, this is what comes togethor to produce the popular Silent Hill series.
        more about:
        trailer:

        Undying
        An old history, a cult, weapons, monsters, and a PTSD plauged veteran of World War one, this is the combination of the in depth and very scary game, Clive Barker's Undying.
        trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emJ1nweouss
        more about: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clive_Barker%27s_Undying
        System Shock
        Waking up from a cryogenic sleep on a spaceship set adrift in the darkness of space, andthe fact that it's filled with hundreds of alien beings trying to brain you, and the only other thing you can talk to is a dark artificial intelligence. All of this put in unison is what makes this by popular demand (my forums and church) the scariest game out there, and any disenting opinion is a person who hasn't played it.
        More about: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System_Shock_2
        trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2j7QU6mVPys

        Half Life: Ravenholm
        More of a level, this is where Gordon fights his way through an undead town in a dark enviroment with the only other person you can talk to is an insane priest who darkly relishes shooting zombies.
        trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vHVT0s6mu0
        more about: http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Standard_Zombie

        F.E.A.R.
        "The Objective in war is not to die for your country, but to make the other (guy) die for his." - PATTON
        "If Emily Post doesn't work, try Sigmund Freud." - Hogan

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        • #5
          i would add S.T.A.L.K.E.R clear sky to the list, especially the red forest area, there, at night, with only a shotgun for company...
          Who we are is but a stepping stone to what we may become.

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          • #6
            Avp

            After I got My first Dell PC i bought 2 games immediately, Delta Force and AVP. I lived in an apartment by myself and at night i would put the movie Aliens on the TV and then play Aliens vs Predator . To this day when I here the pulse rifle or the beeping from the small hand held radar detection system I get a little scared.
            I wish they would remake another AVP game with the new technology, I tried to laod AVp onto my new Dell XPS and it will not run.

            CD
            "History does not entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." Dwight D. Eisenhower

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            • #7
              I got the same problem
              “For there is nothing more serious than a lunatic when he comes to the central point of his lunacy.”

              Max Sterner

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              • #8
                I suffer from a very vivid and active imagination. There were times when I was playing Doom3 that I had to get up, go in another room and have a smoke before I could continue. Whoever decided you couldn't have your torch out and weapon readied at the same time was an evil genius.

                AvP as the marine was a nightmare. I was so strung out I emptied an entire magazine into the walls after being hit. Only after it had run dry did I realise that I had stepped in some alien blood and I had just pissed away 33% of my ammo. I never played it again.

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                • #9
                  Clive Barker's Undying for me. A horror masterpiece. I played it to the bitter end of the story.


                  "Artillery adds dignity to what would otherwise be a ugly brawl."
                  --Frederick II, King of Prussia

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                  • #10
                    As a Lovecraft fan:

                    All the Penumbra series by Frictional games.

                    Best Regards,
                    Raum_Schiff.

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                    • #11
                      Condemed:Crimanal Orgins for me, Silent Hill never did do it for me, I'm still looking for a good scare game
                      "The people never have the power, only the illusion of it. And here is the real secret: they don't want it. The responsibility is too great to bear. It's why they are so quick to fall in line as soon as someone else takes charge."
                      "

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by creeping death View Post
                        After I got My first Dell PC i bought 2 games immediately, Delta Force and AVP. I lived in an apartment by myself and at night i would put the movie Aliens on the TV and then play Aliens vs Predator . To this day when I here the pulse rifle or the beeping from the small hand held radar detection system I get a little scared.
                        I wish they would remake another AVP game with the new technology, I tried to laod AVp onto my new Dell XPS and it will not run.

                        CD
                        AvP is up there. But ask and ye shall receive: http://www2.sega.com/aliens// Lets see if this one gets released. The dev company is the same one that has worked Halo, the H/L series, 007, etc.. etc.. so I have some high hopes.
                        Welcome to the adult world. Kinda sucks when you have to be the responsible ones and take all the pot shots from the chagrined lefties and mongoloid celebrities, who don't know their collective posteriors from sound economic policy. - 98ZJUSMC

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                        • #13
                          Scary, yes. FPS, kind of.

                          the Fatal Frame series was pretty scary. Enojyed best w/headphones and in the dark. -> There was really no music (except in short cut scenes), just creepy ambient noise.

                          Trailer -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8Uemuj5Gew

                          Not really a FPS since you use a camera and not a firearm. But it does contain the same principle when in camera mode.
                          Last edited by Doc T; 24 Nov 08, 22:45.

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                          • #14
                            The only time I was scared was in the underground sewers in Half-Life: Opposing Force. Those voltigores...kill you in one shot and you can move to the side...
                            "Do you like your new weapon? It's wonderful...Try it on yourselves, not others. I told you, this tank reacts to impulses of fear. Try not to think of danger. The machine can read your thoughts..."

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                            • #15
                              Alone in the Dark, yes. The original Half Life also has moments early on in the game that are pretty frightening (when you are trying to figure out what has happened, and you get to see all the new kinds of monsters).

                              Also not really a FPS... (but since Alone in the Dark isn't either) Anchorhead is pretty freaky if you don't mind text games and if you like H.P. Lovecraft.

                              Another old-school first person game that has its moments of fright is Dungeons of Daggorath. Not much by today's standards, but for its time, it was quite a piece of work. It's a real-time first person RPG, basically a hack-n-slash dungeon crawl. What made it creepy was a combination of some elements:
                              - your torches would burn out slowly, gradually letting you see less far into the distance
                              - different monsters made different sounds... and you could hear them before you could see them
                              - you had a "heartbeat", and if you ran too fast for too long or exerted yourself too much (e.g. swinging a weapon, carrying too much stuff), your blood pressure got too high and you would black out

                              Nothing quite as creepy as hearing a monster coming down a nearby hallway as your last torch is fading, or as you slowly sink into unconsciousness. (At least, it was pretty freaky when I was 8!)
                              "I am not an atomic playboy."
                              Vice Admiral William P. Blandy

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