Video games have taken over the entertainment industry in the past few decades and with this, comes a diversity in genres. One of my all time favorite genres? Horror. This opinion spans into movies, books, comics, and of course, video games. When you're immersed into a horror story and you are playing as the character, everything becomes more real. I remember being terrified while playing some games, which is why today, I've decided to bring to you my all-time favorite video game scenes that scared me. Let's dive in.
1. Clock Tower
Clock Tower is one of the first horror games I remember playing where I was terrified. Without watching any videos to recount the terrors, I recall vividly the character Scissorman. I often think about what a movie like this would be like, but it seems that Hollywood is preoccupied with remaking old garbage, but I digress.
When thinking of classic horror games, the image of Scissorman coming down the stairs always enters my mind. I've even had dreams about this character terrorizing me in my own home. Human Entertainment created this gem and I hope they're happy with how they molded my childhood.
2. Resident Evil (multiple games)
Resident Evil has probably made it onto every list that you'll read that's similar to this one and for a good reason. R.E., until recently, has had so many heart pounding scenes, that I couldn't pick just one. From Nemesis in the courtyard in Resident Evil 3 to the chainsaw guy in Resident Evil 4, Capcom knew how to make some scary ass games.
How could I possibly leave Slenderman off of the list? This game, based off of a legend made famous on Creepy Pasta, was SUPER creepy when it first came out. I remember downloading this game on my old laptop and playing it alone in my room in the dark and well...WHAT A TERRIBLE but great idea. You can download and play the original HERE.
4. Silent Hill (multiple games)
Silent Hill has some of the creepiest scenes in video game history. The first to come to mind is the bathroom scene, but there are so many. Luckily, AJL Gaming has created an awesome video for you to experience them all over again.
5. F.E.A.R. (multiple games)
I've been hoping for awhile that a new F.E.A.R. game would hit the market. I beat the first 3 and loved all of them. Every time Alma showed up, I think I peed a little bit. If you haven't played them, don't watch the video below and go buy it for yourself.
6. Layers of Fear
Just watch. This game is amazingly made. Art-wise, story-wise, acting-wise - this game has it all. Go play on STEAM now!
Condemned was one of those games I picked up a long time ago and thought it would just be a fun throwaway play, but it turned out to be one of the funnest horror games ever. To be fair, I love stories that fantasize in a world gone mad. Condemned plays perfectly on your fears with some excellent jump scares and genuinely creepy scenes.
While playing, I always felt anxiety, which lets me know I'm playing a game that actually has some substance. Not only were the scenes great, but the overall storyline was awesome. I never did get to play the sequel to this game...I think I'll go pick that up now!