Disturbing/Dark Games

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#1 Posted by LollipopofFury (19 posts) -

So I have beaten game titled "I Have no Mouth and I Must Scream" quite some time ago. If you don't know about it - It's rather old Psychological Horror Point&Click game for DOS systems.

I have loved pretty much every aspect of it despite I have never really played any Point&Click games.

My question is - Do you know any games with really dark plots/disturbing stories? I want something that will totally shock me and break all taboos :D And I don't want any "Jumpscare" type games. I want something that will focus on story (I won't mind few jumpscares thou. ).

Idk if that's important but I have been enjoying gaming creepypasta too.

Only thing I have is my PC laptop with rather medium specs. If you know any old games that could be emulated on it - I'm not disgusted by old graphics.

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#2 Edited by warmblur (1121 posts) -

Manhunt comes to mind or condemn criminal origins.

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#3 Posted by InnerGame (174 posts) -

For me it is Alan Wake. This game has a interesting dark plot (like a plot by Stephen King) and dark atmosphere.

I didn't play "I Have no Mouth and I Must Scream". Is this game like a short story by Harlan Ellison?

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#4 Posted by PredatorRules (12293 posts) -

FEAR, Clive Barker's Undying, the upcoming SCORN, Bioshock series can be disturbing at some places.

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#5 Posted by robert_sparkes (1760 posts) -

Manhunt was disturbing.

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#6 Posted by GarGx1 (10563 posts) -

Agony, another up coming PC game would likely fit the bill, really no idea what kind of specs will be required though.

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#7 Posted by LollipopofFury (19 posts) -

Thank you all for responding!

I'll for sure try out "Condemned: Criminal Origins" it seems like an ideal game for me. These melee mechanics are my "gaming fetish" :D. Manhunt has just perfect climate but it seems really repetitive and those stealth segments look kinda stupid XD

@innergame Yes. IHNMAIMS as a game is basically an expansion to the short story. If you have enjoyed the story - game is a must-have. It's much longer and for me it was way more disturbing. Voice acting is 11/10 and soundtrack is quite good (I can't stop listening to it personally but i haven't seen similar opinion. I haven't seen anyone criticizing it thou. ). Game is really cheap and you can get it on GOG/Steam nearly for free.

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#8 Posted by Gamerno6666 (6275 posts) -

Spec ops the line. This game messed me up.

System shock 2.

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#9 Posted by mrbojangles25 (42412 posts) -

Spec Ops: The Line is pretty twisted.

The original Max Payne had some pretty disturbing aspects to it as well.

tbh I've always found Warhammer 40K a bit disturbing; you have this "immortal" emperor in charge of countless worlds and even more countless people, fighting mutants and chaos and heresy, and they are willing to destroy entire planets (pretty much commit genocide) to defeat their enemy. The way the Empire is so brainwashed into servitude is spooky as well, and how they turn people into Space Marines is wicked crazy, then if one of them falls they can entomb them into combat walkers where they have to serve after death, more or less. It's like Hitler and Kim Jun Il had a baby together. "Oh, the orks are invading? Well, I don't feel like getting my boots dirty, let's just carpet bomb the entire planet with nukes and write it off..."

@innergame said:

For me it is Alan Wake. This game has a interesting dark plot (like a plot by Stephen King) and dark atmosphere.

I didn't play "I Have no Mouth and I Must Scream". Is this game like a short story by Harlan Ellison?

Yes, so it's pretty F'd up haha. Sticks pretty close to the source material.

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#10 Edited by LollipopofFury (19 posts) -

@Gamerno6666 System Shock 2 will for sure find a place in my Steam library. Thanks! I don't really like sci-fi climates but sure I love RPG-s especially with good character building.

Unimportant jet funny thing: Trailers for I Have no Mouth and SS2 look nearly the same despite they are completely different games. Authors of these trailers have for sure copied themselves.

EDIT: Oh, okay - they have the same publisher XD

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#11 Edited by nepu7supastar7 (4708 posts) -

@lollipopoffury:

Going down the list....

1. Shadow Man ps1, N64, Dreamcast, pc

2. The Suffering 1 and 2, ps2, Xbox Original, pc

3. Silent Hill 2, 3 and 4, ps2, Xbox Original, pc

4. Manhunt, ps2, pc

5. Condemned, Xbox 360, ps3, pc

6. Doom 3, Xbox Original, pc

Luckily they're all on pc.

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#12 Posted by ToonLonk (440 posts) -

OFF. One of the best RPGs I've ever played.

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#13 Posted by electricwizard (3 posts) -

Check The Works of Mercy. A psychopathic guy forces you to kill people in order to save your family.

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#14 Posted by thereal25 (1640 posts) -

What's dark and disturbing to some might be a sunny walk in the park for others so with that in mind...

F.E.A.R series

the evil within

doom 3

even Fallout 3 could be said to be somewhat dark and disturbing

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#15 Posted by npiet1 (1306 posts) -

the suffering has to be one of the best games in this category for story, horror and gameplay. Its about a man who killed his wife and child and is sent to prison on an island where they did horrific things to the prisoners which determines what kind of enemy they are. You have to choose between good and evil on the game. I highly recommend it.

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#16 Posted by couly (6242 posts) -

Amnesia is f*cked up

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#17 Posted by LollipopofFury (19 posts) -

Wow. I have seen the demo of Works of Mercy very long time ago. I was thinking about what happened to this project. It comes in three weeks. I have seen some dude playing this like 2 years ago. If that worked for him - maybe my computer will be enough too.

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#18 Posted by LollipopofFury (19 posts) -

Okay. I'm just being an idiot here. N00b question. Is there any possibility that this game would run? (I guess not. ). I usually play quite old games so I just have a silent hope that minimum requirements are often exaggerated. There seems to be a problem with my processor and graphics adapter. It's probably also worth mentioning that it's a laptop but you can guess it from GPU. (But idk what will happen if I'll try to force it to run under low resolution or something. ).

Game's Minimum requirementss:

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1) or 64-bit Windows 1
  • Processor: Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz / AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 660 / AMD GPU Radeon HD 7870

My Specs:

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7,
  • Processor: Intel CPU Core i5-4200M 2.50GHz,
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM,
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GT 740M
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#19 Edited by schu (9915 posts) -

Soma

The Cat Lady

Downfall

Simulacra

Her Story

Observer

Lisa

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#20 Posted by InnerGame (174 posts) -

@lollipopoffury said:
@innergame Yes. IHNMAIMS as a game is basically an expansion to the short story. If you have enjoyed the story - game is a must-have. It's much longer and for me it was way more disturbing. Voice acting is 11/10 and soundtrack is quite good (I can't stop listening to it personally but i haven't seen similar opinion. I haven't seen anyone criticizing it thou. ). Game is really cheap and you can get it on GOG/Steam nearly for free.

I have enjoyed the story very much! Thanks, I'm going to play IHNMAIMS in this month. Its price is good.

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#21 Posted by thehig1 (7013 posts) -

The cat lady is one of the most disturbing games I've played.

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#22 Posted by warmblur (1121 posts) -

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#23 Posted by npiet1 (1306 posts) -

the first act of Wolfenstein 2 was messed up didnt help how imersive it was either. making. you. shoot your dog as a child.

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#24 Posted by Jshoelace (837 posts) -

Doki doki literature club. It's a seriously dark game and its free on steam. You need to ha e your game file open in a window so you can keep an eye on it. Best play it without knowing anything about it, but it's defo worth sticking out cus it gets very very dark!

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#25 Posted by LollipopofFury (19 posts) -

@Jshoelace: Yes, I have played Doki-Doki. Not as disturbing as I was expecting + Steam noted that I have played anime dating game... I mean - it's not bad but it's annoying when like 50% of recommended are games of these type.