Everyone has their favorite computer games they play all the time. It’s usually because they are unbelievable. The kind of games you can play for hours and never get bored with. These are the ones that always get worn out because they are never out of our machines. But there’s other games we love playing for a different reason. We love to be scared out of our socks.
Some horror games tap into emotions we would only get from watching the latest Halloween movie, as Michael Myers chases someone with a giant knife. Are they great games? Sure, but the fright we get from playing them is the best thing about them. Let’s have a look at the ones over the years that have frightened us the most. The ones we would think twice about playing in the dark without someone else with us.
Imagine being stuck on a spaceship and trying to find your girlfriend before it’s too late. That sounds bad enough, but when you have aliens throwing dead bodies at you it can get quite scary. There’s plenty of moments in the game where you will be shocked and appalled. Everything blends together beautifully to keep you on the edge of your seat. If you haven’t played it before and fancy a fright then check it out.
Resident Evil 4
Resident Evil has always been a scary computer game. When you’re trying to avoid flesh-eating zombies it can be a shock to the system when they jump out at you from nowhere and start chewing on your neck. The reason RE4 is so good is that it took all the scary parts from the first games and added some realistic graphics that bring them to life even more. It definitely deserves its place as the scariest Resident Evil so far, but I’m sure it will be topped in the future.
You play the part of someone with amnesia who must explore an underwater city searching for answers. You are definitely not alone in this strange world and are constantly being stalked by the people of Rapture City. Brutal murders, mutant little girls, and hideous guardians all play their part in making you cautiously turn around as you make your way through the lost city.
You get to put yourself in the shoes of an escaped lunatic from an asylum and walk around playing baseball with peoples heads. Due to some of the kill scenes being so scary, they were shown in black and white. The game is pretty simple. Kill people in unique ways. It’s definitely not something you should let young children play, and if you do they shouldn’t be allowed to leave home until they forget everything they have seen.
The Silent Hill series is very scary and will give you chills. Just like Resident Evil it’s also had a chance to shine on the big-screen. But the games were where it all started and you definitely won’t want to play them if you get scared. SH2 is probably the scariest out of them all and there’s a lovely big twist if you like those. It will make you feel more disturbed than excited.
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
In this one you also play the role of an amnesia victim, but you wake up in a castle in the nineteenth century. Your mission is to get out of the castle without going crazy or being killed. It seems like a good idea, right? But instead of being armed with anything to defend yourself you need to get away from the monsters by hiding. It’s also got some great puzzles you have to solve, so it’s not just about frights.
The author of this article, Gunther Stone, is a gaming aficionado. He works for a website called http://www.stickgames.org, which has an assortment of stick games for people of all ages.