Is Bioshock scary ?

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#1 Posted by JosemlopesBFly (278 posts) -

I played the demo and I found it not scary at all (and I am easilly scared).

I hear people saying that they get scared because of the enemys that are always appearing from behind, I don't know about that because those parts aren't in the demo.

The face of the enemys aren´t scary, they are just full of blood.

When I finished the demo I saw that little video showing all the cool stuff about Bioshock and laughed when that women on fire jumped to the water and our character threw electricity to the water when shewas still in mid air.

Actually, I alsolaughedwhen they were hitting those electric wires.

So here is my question, is Bioshock scary? Because from what I saw, it has funny moments in it.

#3 Posted by dru26 (5505 posts) -
I think it's alot more freaky then scary. The level with the actor guy, was one of the freakiest I've ever seen in a game.
#4 Posted by FrozenTw (264 posts) -
No. In my opinion, Bioshock is not scary. There might be some eerie moments revolving around places that aren't well lit but other than that, if you pay attention to what you're doing, you wont get any frights. Enemies might jump out and attack unexpectedly, but as i said, if you pay attention, it shouldnt shock you too much.
#5 Posted by SorasGhost009 (1218 posts) -
yeah sometimes things pop out at you
#6 Posted by cleotis_max (979 posts) -
It's not horrifyingly scary, it has it's moments. The story it's self is pure genius though and adds to everything. Fort Frolic is by far my favorite part of the game. Sander Cohen FTW.
#7 Posted by AstraNoString (350 posts) -
Yeah, when a Big Daddy is tryinng to run you over and shove his giant drill down your throat.
#8 Posted by FlawlessSeasons (7718 posts) -
its not that scary, its just intense
#9 Posted by PimpinJellyRoll (31 posts) -
minorly scary... a couple and really A COUPLE in the whole game where something jumps out at you.... but if you have your tv turned up loud enough then you can actually hear theenemies and where they are at especially if you have surround sound... whether its them breathing or muttering to themselves
#10 Posted by the1stfandb (2397 posts) -
No, Just like the other people have been saying its freaky. Even the orange box made me jump more than that game.
#11 Posted by marcus4hire (2684 posts) -

Scary video games NEVER scare me. FEAR was a joke as far as scariness goes. But BioShock was pretty freaky IMO. It wasn't so much the faces or the blood.....it was the lighting and the way things moved in and out of shadows.......the way you would hear things in the same room as you, spin around, and try to figure out where they were. Those splicers that crawled on the ceilign were pretty freaky too. I dunno if I ever actualy jumped at a noise but I played that whole game on edge, almost sweating.

Which I think goes to showhow great the atmosphere is and the attentionthe designers paid to the detail of the environment. There wasn't any ONE thing scaryor freaky. The whole setup was.

Good game.

#12 Posted by SgtActivity (59 posts) -

reading this makes me want to go play bioshock in the dark tonight. thanks everyone :-)

bioshock made me jump a couple times but it made me play the entire game on the edge of my seat. one part i liked was i looked down at a table to pick up stuff, look up and just see the shadow of someone behind me against the wall. definately gave me the chills for a sec.

great stuff!

#13 Posted by msjr78 (4004 posts) -
It's the mood of the game that people find scary. It's dark, the place is falling apart you hear voices running around you and you just don't know what's going to be around that next corner. I was watching my little nephews and they wanted to see the game so I showed them the beginning, when you first arrive at Rapture. The younger one who is 8 years old asked me to stop playing after about 10 minutes because he started to get nervous. Yeah, real responsible uncle I am, huh. BTW, I only play this game at night with the lights off. It's not the same when it's 2 in the afternoon and bright and sunny out.
#14 Posted by WillT12345 (3228 posts) -
I would say "creepy" is a better word. When I think scary game I think doom 3 style cheap tricks of guys spawning out of nowhere. While bioshock does have a few jumpy moments, its more about the atmosphere, which is creepy as hell.
#15 Posted by timmy0890 (572 posts) -
i say its funny and not scary
#16 Posted by WillT12345 (3228 posts) -
i say its funny and not scarytimmy0890
Me tough man. Think game funny not scary. Ugg!
#17 Posted by JFRocker (205 posts) -
It's not scary in the way a survival horror game would be scary, but there are moments that can make you jump a bit. There are also some eerie moments in the game, but I wouldn't call it "scary."
#18 Posted by cheezisgoooood (6130 posts) -
Anything scary about the game is instantly negated by the fact that dying is only a mere inconvenience rather than a punishment. The game is just very brilliantly atmospheric, and abit unsettling at times.
#19 Posted by bazanger (2838 posts) -
well i, like you, am scared easily. i didn't find bioshock to be a scary game in general, but it had a few levels that just creeped me out, if you know what i mean. scary to some extent, but not as scary as say, oprah's va-jay-jay
#20 Posted by thakang (119 posts) -
I thought the game was TO freaky and scary so I never actually finished the game I just couldn't take it :'(
#21 Posted by martialbullet (10949 posts) -
It's eerie but not scary. With all the splicers talking back at you, you'll actually find it a bit funny sometimes. The whole story overall is meant to be more dramatic anyways and you'll know what I mean.
#22 Posted by Petri87 (4895 posts) -

Scary, no. Atmospheric, yes.

#23 Posted by devil_1994 (596 posts) -
well you know i cant exactly call it scary but it has surprising moment like there was a room which had ice anyway i searched a desk i got a tonic and then suddenly the ice cover my view i couldnt see anything when it was back to normal nothing scary there but when i turned to go out i suddenly find a corpser right in my face that was really scary i have to admitt it
#24 Posted by Gualoh (297 posts) -
I think more suspenseful than scary. There are some parts that will make you jump, but only because of the timing of the events and the mode around it. Great game. Check it out.
#25 Posted by sonicsept17 (84 posts) -
Bioshock is eerie and a bit disturbing, but its not like boo scares or stuff like that its more psychological horror
#26 Posted by doogie276 (187 posts) -
i think its scary, i once walked into a room with dead bodies, turned around for a sec then back around and i saw the bodies standing up and attacking me....
#27 Posted by mtxero28 (312 posts) -
It has its moments. But, unlike most horror games you can actually hear your enemies before you see them, so it dampens the fear a lot. They will be 'mumbling' stuff before you even get close to them. The scariest part is when you are in the dentists room....thats one part i'll never forget.
#28 Posted by dark_mask_91 (3004 posts) -
but not as scary as say, oprah's va-jay-jayctfvyrsgurbnorn
now thats scary *shrudders* reminds me of the VAGAPOCALYPSE!!
#29 Posted by bazanger (2838 posts) -
[QUOTE="ctfvyrsgurbnorn"]but not as scary as say, oprah's va-jay-jaydark_mask_91
now thats scary *shrudders* reminds me of the VAGAPOCALYPSE!!

:lol: i love the soup
#30 Posted by koyo123 (12 posts) -

It has its moments. But, unlike most horror games you can actually hear your enemies before you see them, so it dampens the fear a lot. They will be 'mumbling' stuff before you even get close to them. The scariest part is when you are in the dentists room....thats one part i'll never forget.mtxero28

What's so bad about the dentist's room? All it is is just tennis balls and tennis rackets and a tennis ball-launching machine. Are you talking about the surgeon's room? Cause my friend got freaked out when he was doing that stuff with the lady. I laughed because he was like, "An intruder? He's ugly. Ugly! UGLY!" Teehee!

#31 Posted by volcomstoner180 (4400 posts) -

i find parts of the game are definetely creepy, mostly due to the setting of the game and all the freaks stuck down there

sick game btw...and yes it does have funny molments too

#32 Posted by TheSystemLord1 (7786 posts) -
I didn't find it scary at all. Just a fun and very cool game.
#33 Posted by NSR34GTR (13179 posts) -
it does make you jump
#34 Posted by bedram793 (1741 posts) -
As someone already said, not really scary, just intense.
#35 Posted by club-sandwich (8399 posts) -
It has a great atmosphere but it's not scary, it's kind of creepy.
#36 Posted by gdogghenrikson (3028 posts) -
No, but it is awesome
#37 Posted by Jolly_Lolly (332 posts) -

No, not at all. I was actually very nervous about getting it because I too am VERY easily scarred. But thankfully it was not a least bit scary, just jumpy sometimes, and turned out to be one of the best games I've ever played.

The Orange Box on the other hand.....I thought I could play through Half-Life 2 no problem but it turned out to be too scarry for that I had to stop playing. Go figure :(

#38 Posted by Burn1n6t00th (1457 posts) -
its just freaky not scary. Like stuff will leave you scared for an instant but then youll be like oh nvm im not scared and then you kill it
#39 Posted by animefreeze (646 posts) -

I played the demo and I found it not scary at all (and I am easilly scared).

I hear people saying that they get scared because of the enemys that are always appearing from behind, I don't know about that because those parts aren't in the demo.

The face of the enemys aren´t scary, they are just full of blood.

When I finished the demo I saw that little video showing all the cool stuff about Bioshock and laughed when that women on fire jumped to the water and our character threw electricity to the water when shewas still in mid air.

Actually, I alsolaughedwhen they were hitting those electric wires.

So here is my question, is Bioshock scary? Because from what I saw, it has funny moments in it.

JosemlopesBFly
Its more freaky than scary, I mean its no where near as scary as the Condemned series, or silent hill series. But just the kind of things that the enemies say is just freaky. But since theres loads of those lke tube things that revive you whenever you die, the game just stops being scary or even hard for that matter.
#40 Posted by drumbreak1 (1316 posts) -
i much agree with the guy that said it was intense and not scary, i mean you feel like your the main character in a action/kind of terror movie throughout the game just with the AMAZING story its so interesting it really keeps you hooked like no other game
#41 Posted by cheesytaco69 (296 posts) -
It's not scary, but there are points where stuff pops out of nowhere and... kills you. So a change of pants might be needed.
#42 Posted by Jaforbe (817 posts) -
I think it depends on if you want it to be scary. If you take the time to really emerse youself into the game then yeah, it can be scary.
#43 Posted by gatsbythepig (10486 posts) -
It's intense, not scary.
#44 Posted by knightlord344 (2 posts) -

Well the first time i played it and the part when u go inside arapture building i got freaked out by the spider splicer and it was dark and i dont know where to go i thought it was stalking me cause the splicer keeps screaming

#46 Posted by gamer082009 (6679 posts) -
Sometimes..but for the most part it's just weird and creepy, but not really scary.
#47 Posted by Blargsman (395 posts) -
I think it's alot more freaky then scary. The level with the actor guy, was one of the freakiest I've ever seen in a game.dru26
Yes, this.
#48 Posted by DarthGman (8 posts) -
Bioshock was disturbing at that bit where you have to complete the ultimate masterpiece.where there was like people in clay and everything.
#49 Posted by MilkTwoSugars (6 posts) -
Its not scary, it just has an eerie feel to it.
#50 Posted by TheMightyHoov (2459 posts) -

Not really scary, but creepy.