It's that time of the year to break out all of the classic horror games. There are so many now that it's really hard to wade through and remember which ones are the ones that are worth replaying. Luckily for you, I did that hard work for you. It took me a month and my hair is now completely white from shock, but it was worth. I just want to make you happy. Look how good I am to you. Here are the scariest video games.
Resident Evil 4
This game got some heat when it first came out because it differed from other Resident Evil titles in that the ammo flows like water. There's no more hoping that you'll find one bullet somewhere around the corner. They're everywhere. But because there is so much ammo, the zombies are way more badass. They take a bunch of shots to go down, and a lot of them are carrying really dangerous weapons. There is nothing scarier than seeing a giant zombie wearing a burlap bag for a mask charging at you with a chainsaw that will kill you instantly if he even gets close. Oh, wait. There is something scarier: two zombies with chainsaws charging at you. I can only play this game in hour long sessions or I'll get a panic attack. They usually come from when I have to protect Ashley. STOP GETTING KILLED, ASHLEY!
These games hold a special place in my heart because they were among the first games to feature really awesome gore. They helped to pave the way for other games to be able to go to some pretty terrifying extremes. Splatterhouse 3 is the best game in the series. They made the play mechanics a lot smoother, and made the level non-linear. It's kind of like Metroid if Metroid took place in Hell. Some people might not think it's all that scary anymore, but it was pretty darn scary for a Genesis game! I definitely soiled myself more than once while playing it.
This is the only game on this list that doesn't really have anything supernatural going on. You play as a escapee from an insane asylum. The game pretty much involves wandering around and murdering everyone you come across in really unique ways. The violence in this game was so scary that they had to convert some of the gorier kills to black and white. The Wii version is especially terrifying to play because you actually act out all of the murders. You don't really feel good about yourself after jamming a piece of broken glass in to someone's neck over and over.
Dead Space is a zombie game that takes place entirely in outer space. When you're traveling through space sections of the game, you can't hear anything and you're running out of air. That's scary enough by itself. When you add some dudes who want to rip open your through and use your vocal chords as dental floss, it puts the scare factor way over the top. It's really hard to figure out a way to bite your nails from fear while holding a controller, but I made it work. That's called perseverance.
Fatal Frame 2
Most of the games on this list involve running around with huge guns or barbed wire covered baseball bats to protect yourself. This game doesn't have any of that. Your only weapon is a camera. Luckily, that's all you need to defeat the ghosts in this game. The only person that I know who hates getting their picture taken more than the ghosts in this game is my mom. My mom may or may not be a ghost.
Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead is some pure visceral adrenaline fueled zombie killing fun. The point of the game is to make it from point A to point B on a map. It wouldn't be so hard except for the hordes of undead that really want to be your friend. It's based on the Half-Life engine so it plays like... A NIGHTMARE! Muah ha ha! HAAA HAA HAH AA HA HA HA ha ha ha ha... ha... ha.
I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream
I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream is a point and click adventure in the vein of the Monkey Island series. The difference being that everything you do takes you one step deeper in to the mind of an insane super computer that has destroyed humanity. You play as one of five characters who the supercomputer keeps alive just to torture. If that sounds cool, it's because this game was designed by legendary sci-fi author Harlan Ellison. I don't know how he found time to make a game since he's so busy constantly suing everyone for everything.
Silent Hill 2
Resident Evil may have been the first survival horror series, but Silent Hill is just as good. Silent Hill 2 in my opinion is the best of the series. The big twist in the game truly makes you feel distrubed. All of the monsters in the game are just Anthony and Ian dressed up for Halloween. I don't think I will ever be the same after finding out the horrifying truth.
Call Of Duty: Zombies
This is a game that is basically like playing the climax of every zombie movie. The zombies never stop coming and keep getting harder and harder to fight. The maps are also awesome. In addition to a bunch of cool places on Earth and you can even fight zombies on the moon. The best part about it is that there is no way to come out alive just like in the real zombie apocalypse.
What video game scared you the most? Let me know on twitter @zachlunch or in the comments below!