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#1 Posted by DeadParrot145 (252 posts) -

So if I'm looking for a good frightening game to play where should I start?

Already Played:

Doom 3

FEAR

Half-life and Half-life 2 (ya they had their moments!!!)

Bioshock

I was wondering about maybe Deadspace before ZP's review completely panned it

#2 Posted by Helbrec (1325 posts) -
Fear or Bioshock!
#3 Posted by Steameffekt (4950 posts) -

Resident Evil 4

#4 Posted by _rpg_FAN (1418 posts) -
Sillent Hill games System Shock 2 > bioshock (and bioshock is not even scary lol how can someone be scared of monsters that scream like 12 y old teen lol)
#5 Posted by HenriH-42 (2113 posts) -

Call of Cthulhu Dark Corners of The Earth (really spooky atmosphere in the first half of the game... the it turns into shooting, sadly)

Clive Barker's Undying (not as scary as the others, but it's still good)

Condemned: Criminal Origins (from the same developers, using the same engine but much, much scarier than FEAR. IMO)

Manhunt (well, not that scary but it's definitely tense)

Penumbra Overture and Penumbra: Black Plague (play Overture first, then Black Plague. BP is the scariest game EVER made, imo)

STALKER Shadow of Chernobyl (install Oblivion Lost 2.2 mod for maximum scariness)

System Shock 2 (really, really recommended. If you thought Bioshock was scary, you've seen NOTHING yet!)

#6 Posted by coolmonkeykid (3270 posts) -
get fear 2!
#7 Posted by lordlors (5586 posts) -
Dead Space and Silent Hill 3 & 4
#8 Posted by FelipeInside (25310 posts) -
Dead Space for sure.... but do IT RIGHT Lights off....by urself....and headphones on medium to loud
#9 Posted by MadCat46 (1494 posts) -
The three Penumbra games are some eof the scariest game you'll find around. STALKER ShoC has it's moments as does Condemend.
#10 Posted by dos4gw82 (1896 posts) -

Fear has a name:

#11 Posted by eddy96_1 (1388 posts) -
definitely dead space but also get FEAR 2
#12 Posted by weirjf (2390 posts) -
Sillent Hill games System Shock 2 > bioshock (and bioshock is not even scary lol how can someone be scared of monsters that scream like 12 y old teen lol)_rpg_FAN
Fear is subjective. I bet there's a dozen things we can find that scares you but other people would find silly.
#13 Posted by thusaha (14495 posts) -
As I Always said, System Shock 2.
#14 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23459 posts) -

Fear has a name:

dos4gw82
Lulz And penumbra overture is scarier than fear, bioshock, and dead space.
#15 Posted by iki080 (1085 posts) -

STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl it has a gruesome atmosphere

And Dead Space

#16 Posted by thanatose (2465 posts) -
The Shalebridge Cradle level in Theif: Deadly Shadows had me on the edge of my seat the first couple of times I played through the game.
#17 Posted by nutcrackr (12465 posts) -
Dead Space is good, although on normal it won't kill you quite as much as it should to be scary imo (maybe try hard) Condemned is pretty creepy, but the game isn't that great, especially the ending.
#18 Posted by MrWednesday14 (386 posts) -
I couldn't play Penumbra Black Plague. I uninstalled it after two hours of playing. It was simply too friggin scary. Much scary then FEAR although FEAR definetly has it's moments.
#19 Posted by Orrendamente (362 posts) -
Penumbra: Black Plague as others have said. FEAR was pretty scary The scariest game I've ever played on PC though is Vampire: the Masquerade - Bloodlines, but it's buggy as hell.
#20 Posted by biggest_loser (24029 posts) -
The scariest game on PC is STALKER: SOC - but I would also recommend the Thief games 1-3.
#21 Posted by millerlight89 (18347 posts) -
Try Silent Hill homecoming.
#22 Posted by HenriH-42 (2113 posts) -

The scariest game I've ever played on PC though is Vampire: the Masquerade - Bloodlines, but it's buggy as hell.Orrendamente

Vampire Bloodlines isn't buggy anymore, if you download the unofficial patch almost all of the bugs are fixed.;)

I couldn't play Penumbra Black Plague. I uninstalled it after two hours of playing. It was simply too friggin scary. Much scary then FEAR although FEAR definetly has it's moments.MrWednesday14

I played through Black Plague. Alone, at night, lights off, with headphones using Sound Blaster X-Fi for 3D effects and EAX. 9 PM to 6 AM, no pauses. I still have nightmares but it was quite an experience.

I would also recommend the Thief games 1-3. biggest_loser

Thief 1 is definitely scary, Thief 2 not so much (unless you count the fan missions) and Thief 3 has that one certain level that everybody's talking about... and for a good reason.

Oh how much I love horror games :D I wish there'd be more of 'em...

#23 Posted by MadCat46 (1494 posts) -
The scariest game on PC is STALKER: SOC - but I would also recommend the Thief games 1-3. biggest_loser
Oh man if you thought STALKER was the scariest game on PC, you've got to try the Prenumbra trilogy. Makes ShoC seem like Wii: Rainbow Adventures.
#24 Posted by PleaseStandBy (13 posts) -
The most horrible game I played is F.E.A.R
#25 Posted by rmfd341 (3808 posts) -
I remeber falling from the chair while playing F.E.A.R, but the game ain't soooo scary. You should try STALKER.or Call Of Chtullu.
#26 Posted by BlackFlagX (163 posts) -

let me see...

-try aliens versus predator (go with gold edition).. I played it as a kid and it scared me few times and still has great multiplayer, the sequel is not scary at all.. it's more story driven game with slow MP

-then you can try silent hill series as people here pointing out, but only the first one was actually scary (and you have to play it via emulator) and interesting the rest is quite boring and has only scary moments, like all survival horror games (which are actually no horrors at all) but one...

...called "the thing" best one around btw.. resident evil is not worth it anymore as you most probably saw movies..

-if you want great story go with Undying it's fine and if you want a shooter.. well I like Jericho more then FEAR

just remeber the key.. you have to create enviroment which simulates empty hangar in nevada desert at 2am with dolby surround 7+1, that's right.. this elevate those games I mentioned into a completely new level..

#27 Posted by clembo1990 (9976 posts) -
Dark Seed is the scariest pc game.
#28 Posted by dinuattila (1355 posts) -
Dead Space.
#29 Posted by Hellboard (2429 posts) -

Resident Evil 4

Steameffekt
that wasnt even close to the horror theme
#30 Posted by Hellboard (2429 posts) -
in random order, silent hill, condemned, cold fear, system shock 2..
#31 Posted by Lach0121 (9792 posts) -

Dead Space for sure.... but do IT RIGHT Lights off....by urself....and headphones on medium to loudFelipeInside

agreed, though trumph your headphones with a good 5.1 surround sound... with lights off..

#32 Posted by aura_enchanted (7942 posts) -
painkiller + battle out of hell (just play the first expansion level you will feel so bad after, its so immoral it should be a sin).
#33 Posted by jfsebastianII (1080 posts) -

FEAR

Call of Cthulu:DCotE (when it's not just being plain annoying)

Doom 3 (though not in a 'fun' way, just horrible)

Bits of Stalker: SoC

Thief 1 sometimes, i got bored of Thief 2 - once you've knocked out one unsuspecting guard with a cosh, you've knocked out 'em all...

SS2

#34 Posted by Lach0121 (9792 posts) -

painkiller + battle out of hell (just play the first expansion level you will feel so bad after, its so immoral it should be a sin).aura_enchanted

yeah im about to get painkiller from GOG.com here in the next few days maybe.

#35 Posted by Doom_HellKnight (12193 posts) -
Dead Space. That game is amazing, especially with the lights off a good pair of 5.1 surround sound headphones, as other users have said.
In most cases, I wouldn't take Yahtzee's reviews too seriously. Although he does often spot flaws with games, he also overemphasizes those flaws. It's just his style.
#36 Posted by Hellboard (2429 posts) -

[QUOTE="aura_enchanted"]painkiller + battle out of hell (just play the first expansion level you will feel so bad after, its so immoral it should be a sin).Lach0121

yeah im about to get painkiller from GOG.com here in the next few days maybe.

ask me i find it extremely boring and meaningless get serious sam 2 if thats what you are looking for in the painkiller games....endless killing i mean...
#37 Posted by Lach0121 (9792 posts) -
[QUOTE="Lach0121"]

[QUOTE="aura_enchanted"]painkiller + battle out of hell (just play the first expansion level you will feel so bad after, its so immoral it should be a sin).Hellboard

yeah im about to get painkiller from GOG.com here in the next few days maybe.

ask me i find it extremely boring and meaningless get serious sam 2 if thats what you are looking for in the painkiller games....endless killing i mean...

i plan on getting both the painkiller games, and the serious sam games... :)

i mean they are not expensive at all.

#38 Posted by TanKLoveR (5712 posts) -
:O Wow im the only person here who played Undying? That game was scary as hell T_T, i still remember i had to playing that game cuz i got too scared hahaha. Of course that was like 4 years ago xD it might not be as bad now but still give it a try ^^.
#39 Posted by BlackFlagX (163 posts) -
cold fear anyone?
#40 Posted by Lach0121 (9792 posts) -

cold fear anyone?BlackFlagX

wait was that on pc?

#41 Posted by TanKLoveR (5712 posts) -

[QUOTE="BlackFlagX"]cold fear anyone?Lach0121

wait was that on pc?

Yes, Cold Fear had the honor of sucking in the PC too ^^.
#42 Posted by Lach0121 (9792 posts) -
[QUOTE="Lach0121"]

[QUOTE="BlackFlagX"]cold fear anyone?TanKLoveR

wait was that on pc?

Yes, Cold Fear had the honor of sucking in the PC too ^^.

well i just bought it, for $1.49 so if it sucks i wont be too heart broken :)

#43 Posted by BumFluff122 (14853 posts) -
So anyways.. I clicked on this thread and my Kaspersky antivirus warns me that someone is trying to install a trojan on my computer via an image known as tiger,gif. Just a warning to all those who are visiting this thread.
#44 Posted by Lach0121 (9792 posts) -

So anyways.. I clicked on this thread and my Kaspersky antivirus warns me that someone is trying to install a trojan on my computer via an image known as tiger,gif. Just a warning to all those who are visiting this thread.BumFluff122

much appreciated, my nod32 expired yesturday, ill download the trial and run it thanks.

#45 Posted by aura_enchanted (7942 posts) -

:O Wow im the only person here who played Undying? That game was scary as hell T_T, i still remember i had to playing that game cuz i got too scared hahaha. Of course that was like 4 years ago xD it might not be as bad now but still give it a try ^^.TanKLoveR

id second undying but i found painkiller more satisfying. also to note if u like turning people brains into cave paintings try SoF payback. odds are u can find it in a bargain bin for a 1.00 and for that dollar it servers its purpose for meybe a weeks forth of shooting the AI's kneecaps off and watching them crawl around.

#46 Posted by Lach0121 (9792 posts) -

[QUOTE="TanKLoveR"]:O Wow im the only person here who played Undying? That game was scary as hell T_T, i still remember i had to playing that game cuz i got too scared hahaha. Of course that was like 4 years ago xD it might not be as bad now but still give it a try ^^.aura_enchanted

id second undying but i found painkiller more satisfying. also to note if u like turning people brains into cave paintings try SoF payback. odds are u can find it in a bargain bin for a 1.00 and for that dollar it servers its purpose for meybe a weeks forth of shooting the AI's kneecaps off and watching them crawl around.

lol i may have to get that too lmao

#48 Posted by Lach0121 (9792 posts) -

[QUOTE="Lach0121"][QUOTE="aura_enchanted"]

id second undying but i found painkiller more satisfying. also to note if u like turning people brains into cave paintings try SoF payback. odds are u can find it in a bargain bin for a 1.00 and for that dollar it servers its purpose for meybe a weeks forth of shooting the AI's kneecaps off and watching them crawl around.

aura_enchanted

lol i may have to get that too lmao

if u cant u pm me you tell me how to torrent games and ill send u a copy b/c it has no securom or CD key XD.

i appreciate the thought but im ok on the torrents, thanks anyways.

#49 Posted by YoZbaNaToR (5022 posts) -
The Suffering: Prison is Hell The Suffering: Ties that Bind Condemned: Criminal Origins That and get anything with zombies. Might just be me, but zombies scare the crap out of me.
#50 Posted by aura_enchanted (7942 posts) -

The Suffering: Prison is Hell The Suffering: Ties that Bind Condemned: Criminal Origins That and get anything with zombies. Might just be me, but zombies scare the crap out of me.YoZbaNaToR

play stubbs: rebel without a pulse

and while your at it

world of warcraft all of a sudden zombies aint so scary anymore they actually become more of a laughing stock. (moreso on the WoW side of things, stubbs is actually a pretty cool guy)