This article is not for the faint of heart! But, if you like to have a good scare and adore the feeling of a chill, running down your spine whilst playing a video game then read on. This is a countdown of the top scariest and spookiest games ever:
Amnesia Dark Descent: was made by a relatively unknown small scale Swedish developer named Frictional Games, which did not have the resources and funding available to multimillion dollar game producing companies. But, no one can argue with the results they were able to render on the screen! Amnesia Dark Descent took the PC gaming world by storm because of the share amount of genuine scares and “jump out of your skin” moments. It’s a gem of original horror survivor game, the likes of which hasn’t been seen for a while. The game follows the exploits of an amnesic British, who is trapped in a castle and must evade the monstrosities and horrific creatures, while solving environmental puzzles. The game does not allow the use of any weaponry and the only option for evading the monsters is running and hiding. This increases the overall spookiness of the game delivering heart pounding and adrenaline pumping scares. A must have for all fans of the horror game genre.
“In space no one can hear you scream”, that was the punch line for EA’s deep space horror survival game. The game follows the exploits of an unlikely protagonist named Isaac Clark, who is a humble System Engineer. Isaac is thrust into a world full of abominable creatures and mutations called “Necromorphs”, which he must battle to remain alive, armed with an array of sophisticated future weaponry. The game makes full use of strategic lightening effects and dark corners making the player truly feel the dread and the excitement Isaac is going through on screen. There are moments when players would be caught off guard and literally jump from their seats in fright. The third installment of the game is out now! But, I highly recommend playing it from the very first part to get to know the story.