What game do you consider "scary"? 48 replies

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AzH

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#21 13 years ago

Doom III. I downloaded the demo, played through until the bit where the lights go out and quit. I uninstalled the game. I get scared too easily.




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#22 13 years ago

with nerves of steel, i still get a bit scared of Silent Hill 4 !!!




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#23 13 years ago

Resident Evil 2, on the PS1. Scared the livig crap out of me on one part, where you're running through a narrow hall, where usually bugger all happens... CRASH the window breaks and I get dragged and scraped by a bunch of moaning fleshy arms...




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#24 13 years ago
Nick1989Well, I don't get scared from movies or games. FEAR wasn't scary. Doom 3 got retarted after the 1st 5 levels so u know what would happen all the time. But, I have to admit, the first time I saw those black headcrabs in Half-Life 2 I almost flew out of my seat. Then for the next few Ravenholm parts when they'd pop out of nowhere I'd jump. I hated those things!

Thank you. So many people are like scared by anything that is designed to be scary. I miss people who think like me, there are so few of them.




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#25 13 years ago
Captain AmerikaI miss people who think like me, there are so few of them.

Well aren't you special? :rolleyes:




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#26 13 years ago

The first time with the Lopers on RTCW.




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#27 13 years ago

There's a difference between actually being 'scary' and just making you jump. I can make you jump, but that doesn't mean that I'm scary. Well... just shut up about that, OK? Doom 3 was one of those games which just made you jump, and after 50,000 jumps you just got used to it and could actually predict when the next 'scary' demon was going to materialise. FEAR? That people call FEAR scary is an insult to scary things everywhere. FEAR isn't scary, it's just f**king weird. Doesn't even make you jump as much as Doom 3. Clive Barker's Undying is getting along. That creates a real, tangible atmosphere. The way the house seems to groan; the sound of distant creatures howling; when you look in a mirror and see someone behind you, but when you turn around there is nothing... and scrying to see the 'bigger picture' as it were, all combine to create a really creepy atmosphere. I would say, however, that it begins to lose that atmosphere as you engage in battle with those howlers and co. The best way to deeply frighten someone is to never actually present them with a battle, but to make them expect their own demise. It's the wondering that's the killer, the fighting is a distraction. The moment you started fighting is the moment you forgot about the atmosphere. And that's when you got bored, because it was never a very good fighting game. Now, the haunted hotel mission in Vampire: The Masquerade is much closer to being scary. The first time you play through that level you're on edge the whole time, crawling along with your gun in hand, peeking around corners cautiously... but you don't ever need to fire a single shot. The fact that most people end up firing at least a single shot, though, signifies its effect. When you see a man creeping towards you with an axe in hand, who promptly disappears in a flash of lightning, you just have to fire a few shots at him. The atmosphere is almost on a par with Undying, thanks to clever use of sound and graphics effects. You know something terrible happened there. All those scripted events conspire against you. And if you want to be startled, nothing in any game gets you as much as that 'event' when you approach the front of the hotel. But, I think it was ruined by those stupid purple flashes whenever things fly at you. Of all the games I played, surprisingly, Quake 4 got to me the most. The game itself wasn't scary, but the concept it covered -- stroggification is probably the only part of any game that has ever seriously disturbed me.




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#28 13 years ago

Hummmm. Interesting read. I've not heard of anything scary coming out on the PC, so I guess ppl will have to get their thrills from older titles. Yes, I agree FEAR wasn't scary, though it tried. Q4 scary? Idk about that, but we're all different. I get scared then get angry I was scared, so it never lasts for me. I'm hard on myself like that.




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#29 13 years ago

Clive Barker's Undying kicked a lot of ass. Probably my favorite horror/shooter ever. Although, the first Resident Evil scared the crap outta me when I first played it, too.




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#30 13 years ago

Fatal Frame 1 and 2. My brother and I played it. Even he was scared, and he's 22.

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