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Scariest Games and Scariest Game Moments
« on: November 10, 2007, 01:40:15 AM »
I wish I had thought to create this thread around Halloween, but it didn't occur to me until just now, prompted as it was by a recent playing of System Shock 2.  God I want a System Shock 3!  

In any event, I have compiled below the best "Scariest Games" and "Scariest Moments" lists I could find.  In determining the best, I tried to limit it to the higher quality, more thoughtful ones that are actually worth your time.  

If you can think of any others worth mentioning, please do.

Scariest Games - Articles
Action Trip's Top 10 Scariest Video Games
GameGirl's Top 7 Scariest Games
Gamespot's Creepy Games for Halloween
Gamespy's Top 10 Scariest Games
IGN's Scariest PC Games Ever '03
IGN's Top Ten Scariest Games '05 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5)
IGN's Top Ten Scariest Games '06
Inside Mac Games' Top 10 Scariest Mac Games
Just Adventure's 10 Scariest Games of All Time
MSNBC's Top 5 Scariest Games
YouGamers' Top 10 Scariest PC Games

Scariest Games - Multimedia
Gametrailer's Top Ten Scariest Games
IGN's 13 Scariest Games of All Time '07

Scariest Moments - Articles
Gamespy's "Scariest Gaming Moments", as Rogue pointed out in his earlier thread
Tales of the Rampant Coyote's Spookiest Gaming Moments

Scariest Moments - Multimedia
IGN's Scariest Moments in Gaming, a lengthy but lively round table discussion
PC Gaming Heroes' Top 10 Scariest PC Gaming Moments ( Part 1 and Part 2)
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Re: Scariest Games and Scariest Game Moments
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2007, 10:46:23 AM »
Heh. I noticed that on the PC Gaming Heroes' top ten, part two, their exposition on the Shalebridge Cradle looks extraordinarily similar to my own video on the Cradle. I'll be charitable and believe that the horror of the Cradle leads would-be filmmakers to explore it in similar ways. :P

I stopped the video when it got to #1- the Ocean House Hotel in Bloodlines. The way you guys have talked up that level makes me want to play it with fresh eyes. I'll have to see if I can nab it on sale somewhere nearby; I'm on vacation this week! :onethumb:

Overall I'm disappointed with how little mention the Thief games got (as I said in my other thread, which Doc Brown so wonderfully dredged up from the muck of obscurity brought back into the limelight. Still, WE know it's good, hm? :turnhappy: Also, I might remind folks that Afraid of Monsters had a director's cut released... it's still not really my cup of tea, but it does look better than the original, and if you like "jump out and boo" horror on an engine that makes darkness more frightening than it needs be, you should have at it.

I have got to get my hands on Sanitarium and Undying. Seriously.

EDIT: Doc Brown is not Starfox. Or IS he.... :curiouslaugh:
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Re: Scariest Games and Scariest Game Moments
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2007, 11:10:08 AM »
I've got both in my collection somewhere, Wolfie. Want 'em?
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Re: Scariest Games and Scariest Game Moments
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2007, 10:46:55 AM »
Ehh... no thanks, JK. There's enough places around here for me to look for discount games. Besides, I'm so buried under personal projects at the moment that I wouldn't get much of a chance to play them.
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Re: Scariest Games and Scariest Game Moments
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2007, 11:50:28 AM »
A'ight!  :)
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Re: Scariest Games and Scariest Game Moments
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2008, 10:08:13 PM »
Ah, no better day than Halloween for a little thread necromancy.  :ok:

I just stumbled across IGN's latest edition of their "Scariest Games" feature (odd that they seem to be the only major site to do so annually) and thought I'd pass along the link.  I didn't even think of checking until just now, but at least I'm posting on Halloween this year instead of after.  In any event, I'm just glad to see Call of Cthulhu finally getting a little credit.
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Re: Scariest Games and Scariest Game Moments
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2008, 04:21:53 PM »
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I stopped the video when it got to #1- the Ocean House Hotel in Bloodlines. The way you guys have talked up that level makes me want to play it with fresh eyes. I'll have to see if I can nab it on sale somewhere nearby; I'm on vacation this week!

Bloodlines is actually Steam's weekend deal for 10 bucks until Monday. I doubt you'll get much better than that! And I definitely recommend it, since its one of my all-time favorite games. The Ocean House level of Bloodlines is one of the most memorable levels in my mind too...

My personal favorite scary games were "The Suffering" and "Silent Hill 2". I still reflect on the creepy atmosphere and immersion of both these games with both awe and a touch of horror. One of these days I'd also like to try the Penumbra series, largely because they were developed by the creator of the freeware game "Fiend", which despite being a 2D game, seriously freaked me out with its good use of music, monster placement, and lighting. It can be downloaded from http://frictionalgames.com/site/fiend/.

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Re: Scariest Games and Scariest Game Moments
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2008, 08:12:47 PM »
Overall scariest games for me:

1) Condemned -- flat out scariest
2) Call of Cthulu -- especially where you must flee from the hotel
3) Penumbra Overture -- getting past the wolves
4) The Suffering -- gave me the major willies with its enemies and pacing
5) Bloodlines -- Ocean House level and the haunted hotel

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