Has a game ever scared you so much that you turned it off?
I'm trying to play through Silent Hill 1 and it's taken me a month to get through the school because I constantly noped the fuck out.
>you will never be this big of a pussy
Ethernal Darkness: Sanity's requiem.
Rented that shit from a blockbuster when i was like 14, that fucking bathscene spooked me so hard i didn't touch the game until i had to give it back.
>tfw too scared to play Metal Gear Solid games alone because being caught freaks me out
>tfw too scared to watch my older brother play Resident Evil games as a kid
>tfw too scared to play RE4/5 without co-op
>tfw too scared to do Tomb of Giants in Dark Souls without summoning
>tfw too scared to do Tower of Latria in Demon's Souls without summoning and skyping my friend
>tfw too scared to swim for long periods of time in Jak and Daxter games
>tfw too scared to play SMT games at night
Pussy gamer general, I guess
i couldn't watch the opening attract mode of The Room. i'd played through all the SH games until then and The Room wasn't overall the best, but animations and sound design of the creatures showcased on the opening montage was fucking horrifying, dem bassy growls and people floating around dragging their feet is 2creepy.
Resident Evil 2 when i was like a kid. Rented it and got as far as the Licker. Thought to myself if thats what im gonna have to deal with and not just super scary zombies..then no im out...
Okay I'll admit it. I was scared of Fallout 3. Scared to stray too far from the first town you get to for about 3 days. Exploring the supermarket and school nearby almost game me heart attacks.
Feral ghouls god damn it
>they're far away I gun them down like nothing and have the biggest balls ever
>they get up close and I start panicking and backpedaling
>that hoarse screech they do
One time I turned around after hearing it and it was right up in my face
I did not see it anywhere around that hill I climbed down from
I have a LEGIT fear of mental patients. They scare the ever living fuck out of me. Regular humans, what ever,they have self preservation instincts and patterns. Fucking mental patients? Un predictable and wild with no fear.
That being said, Outlast was a fucking project. Holy shit it was hard to finish. The end was nice, ghosts and shit i can handle, but not crazies.
Also, the Silent hill demo was pretty spoopy. I have an uncanny ability to really get into character when the lights are off and the head phones are on.
I will buy occulus rift and wear it for horror games exclusivly because shitty myself out of fear is the only way to feel alive these days
Penumbra Black Plague. Especially when the fucker starts playing with your brain.
>Walk past a wall
>There's a door
>Come back later
>Shit is gone
>"Ooh maan, i'm sure there used to be a door there, I wonder where it went?"
Fucking nope. It was a masterpiece tho
That's kind of funny, since Outlast has some of the most predictable AI you'd expect from a horror game.
I suppose the concept of something spooky will always be scarier than its execution.
silent hill ... back then when i first played it
yea its more the subject matter then the subject itself. I always play horror games with a sense that I'm there and try not to see things as "these are just lines of code". I get immersed way to easily.
That one actually wasnt too bad because I was the god damn batman, and alot of it was just "thugs who got a nicer sentence".
Its ok man I am a pussy too.
New Tomb Raider scared the shit out of me.
ZombiU scared me enough to never play it again.
Basically if it is the slightest bit scary I just cant deal. Which is weird I used to speed run RE1 as a kid, usually completing it multiple times a day
>tfw nothing but your future scares you anymore.
Oh, well if it makes you feel better at the very least that area is large and open so you can easily snipe them with the biggest guns you can get your hands on.
Now the Deathclaw Sanctuary on the other fucking hand...
I'm not a fan of first person games, tend to get lost and confused in them all the time, add to that the spoopy atmosphere, random shit happening and monsters that you cannot even fight and, yea...
played less than an hour of that game so far
meanwhile finished SH 1-4, RE0-3 et cetera with no problems at all
I agree, i'm the same way. When i'm by myself i get immersed almost instantly.
it kills me when my friends will be like LOL THIS GAME ISNT SCARY AT ALL ITS SO FUNNY ITS JUST A VIDEOGAME and don't allow themselves to truly get immersed.
Take something seriously and put yourself in that position and it will be scary. Such a shame that people will go out of their ways to ruin atmospheres sometimes.
When you are first in the cave there is fucking jump scares with men grabbing you, I was nearly in tears due to not expecting it at all in that game, I was in my comfort zone.
As much as I hate to say it, Daylight.
Normally I don't get scared during horror games since it's all jumps and hiding in the dark but Daylight just keeps you on edge the whole time and that's what kills me. That and the indie one Paranormal.
Used to get scared real easy as a kid, but I've gotten over that now. Only real thing I can think of is in Condemned 2 when the rabies bear chased you. I got so scared every time I faced a dead end I just reloaded the checkpoint, no way was I letting that thing catch me.
Rest of the game wasn't too spooky, though
>At my uncle's house aged like 12 or something
>Has a PS1 he lets me use
>Several nice games for it incl. Silent Hill
>Decide to play it, haven't played it before and it's got good words going around about it
>Put the disc in
>Alright let's do this
>Get to the very first stage of the game like in the pic
>Okay.. hear noises
>Go into that area
>The dog rushes out
Immediately shit pants, scream and turn off PS1.
>Uncle comes in
>Tells me to clean myself and eat this ice cream
>Wake up two hours later naked
He had some other pretty cool games like In Cold Blood, too.
As a kid, I refused to play this chapter in the dark or at night. It scared the fuck out of me, for some odd reason
>The bridge with all the stone enemies that don't always show up
>The tank that would patrol around the place
>The whole situation at hand
>The cable-car that would go turbo fast and just show up almost out of nowhere
>The screech of that one enemy that alerts everyone
>The marching noises
>THAT FUCKING BRIDGE
I mean, I love the chapter now, but as a kid was terrified of the damn place.
I remember when I was a child (7 at most) my dad used to play Silent Hill (was never a fan of the series so I don't know which one) for the PS1. I always nearly shat myself and closed my eyes whenever he reached the hospital part with the beds and whatnot.
Then I grew up, stopped being a little bitch and completed Amnesia home alone with all lights turned off.
Hah, the first time I tried to play a horror game with headphones...
It was late night, around 11 pm, and I put on my headphones.
I started silent hill 4 for the first time. I watched the intro, then noped the fuck out. I couldn't sleep at night.
Agreed. Someone plays it in a kitchen full of people during the day while having the radio on and goes "Eh, it wasnt that scary! Look how big my balls are guys!". The point is to get scared, not to fight it.
When I was young, I was playing Zelda: OoT in my room. And you see, the lights and the outlets in my room are on different circuits.
So a fuse blows moments after I enter Kakariko Village after beating the water temple, so the lights go out and Bongo Bongo was being it's 2D self fucking up the town. I shut that the fuck off and ran downstairs.
>wake up two hours later naked
>First month on the job 911
>Go out for medical emergency
>We get old lady with abdominal pain
>Throughout the incident we notice she is talking weird
>"Where are we going, wat's wong mama?" she says in a child like voice
>"Ma'am", are you okay?"
>"Oh yes I am fine" she says in a normal adult voice
>"Where are dey taking us mommy?"
>"The hospital dear"
Shit was weird man. I've ran into several people like that, I thought it was some movie shit.
Yes. And the worst part is, my favorite types of games are survival horror esque which doesn't pair well with the fact that i'm a giant pussy.
Survival horror games usually have the best atmosphere and the ones that make resources scarce are some of my favorites. I just wish i wasn't a giant vagina.
I've been playing STALKER SoC for the first time, and invisible blood suckers still consistently scare the shit out of me. Sometimes I can only play for 20 minutes at a time because it stresses me out so much.
Games where you have to kill monsters in a non open area are retarded scary for me. There's something about running for your life inside of a building that will always make my heart race so much more than running for your life in an open field
Not really fear, but
>Playing Killing Floor on Normal for the first time
>Doing pretty good, wave 8/10 is about to start
>Accidentally position myself under a spawn point at the start of the next wave
>3 Fleshpounds jump down on top of me
>tfw commando, so I couldn't do shit
I noped the fuck out and just turned off the game.
Silent Hill 1 and 3
I had to put the first game down when I got to school for about a week. Nothing really topped it for me and I was able to slowly get through.
SH3 made me feel like I was about to get an anxiety attack the first 2 nights with it.
There is just something being underwater that's terrifying, i bet if that guy was a blimp or something above water he would be alot less spooky.
Its like the Pirate bay/cove/whater level of mario 64, all the eels and shit where spooky as hell.
>narrow DARK hallways
>not liking this
>go through basement door
>I'm going in loops
>go past door
>door creaks open
>look in crack
>ghost pulls door shut
>go through a loop, go around corner
>thing that looks like it came straight out of Silent Hill is standing there waiting for me, sobbing
>door opens and beckons you to venture into a dark bathroom where you can't see anything except a flickering flashlight
>pick up flashlight, door closes
>see something in sink
>looks like a skinned squirrel
>go through a loop again
>something falls on to the floor in front of me and breaks, like a bottle or something
>can't see where it fell from
>fridge dripping with blood hanging in the entryway
>starts swinging around making noise
>turn around the other way and go around the corner, the monster thing is there again, a few meters away from me
>shut off PS4
Yea, no. I guess I'm just a pussy ass bitch.
God damn that was some freaky shit.
>Things that scare me
-Very large aquatic animals such as whales
-Being dragged under by said whales
-Very large ships
-Water that has no bottom
>Games that cater to this
Fuck i hate horror games. OH NOES IT'S LE SPOOPY TALL MAN! RUN OR HE'LL MAKE THE TREES CREAK AT YOU! Fuckin pewdiepie bait. Only game that legitimately creeped me out was nightmare house 2.
i should play siren series.
I had SH1 as a kid, i don't remember if i ever got to the school, but if i did i sure as fuck nope'd out of it because even today it creates tension for me
Then when i was like 12 i got SH4 (i had an Xbox and it was the only one avaiable on it, of course). The WHOOLE game was the spookiest thing ever for me already starting from the opening, but i managed to resist for a bit, until i got to the first section in the metro. There was this part where you go in a bathroom and there's the first hole that allows you to get back to the apartment. I went in, came back, and a motherfucking maneqquin covered in blood appears on one of the toilets. I didn't even give the game time to make understand what it was that i paused and never played the game again until months
>Taken to mental health facility in middle of night
>told to get some sleep
>led to completely dark room
>can barely make out bed
>lay on it
>covered in crinkly plastic
>room is pitch black
>Hear other crinkling
>there's another man locked inside this room with me
I'm not a whimpy man, but holy fuck that scared the hell out of me.
was playing Noctis and i ran out of fuel on a trip to a red giant, and the ship started going crazy and beeping while a fucking massive star that filled up the entire field of view was in the background. shut it off and didn't go back, and it's not even a horror game
>tfw Rare deliberately designed that to fuck with kids
>Clanker is actually completely harmless
God I miss them
I dont think ive ever legitimately finished a horror game once in my life
Man, I feel you. I played through Penumbra and didn't get too bothered, but Deadly Premonition, man. It's probably the dumbest and silliest game I've ever played, what with the limbo-dancing zombies and fucking really shitty random funk appearing in the most serious moments, but the atmosphere of the places and the random appearances of the raincoat killer, were you only hade like a 1½ second QTE-sequence, got me going pretty bad.
>scared of hospitals
>not the giant dogs
>not the latex zombies
>not the feeling of creepy lonely open world
>not wondering why there are so many cars
>not the final boss
Penumbra: Black Plague
>the segment where you have to go through the huge building to find the keycard to release that woman
>there's no power
>building is a maze with dead ends
>seeing an enemy's flashlight around the corner
>any part where you KNOW you're going to get scared still gets me to jump out of my seat
In Cry of Fear
when you go into the sewers, you usually can't see into the foot deep water, but I was playing bitchmode with the contrast turned up, and there are black shadows that I could vaguely see where retard zombies jump out when you get too close to them. Even though I could see them coming, I yelped every fucking time. Now it's immortalized on Twitch alongside the laughter of my friends ;_;
I actually got myself pretty spooked when I started playing 999 at night. I was fine during the day, but when all alone at night I was reasonably freaked out.
this and the sewer are the bane of my existence.
What's the scariest game with no jump scares?
Metro 2033 has a pretty scary atmosphere and relies more on foreboding and tension than cheap jump scares. There were moments where I was pretty cautious to move forward because I was scared, mainly because I played the game at night most of the time.
Uh... no. Actually. I almost did but the rush of excitement of actually being frightened like that made me keep playing with the biggest grin on my face.
Project Zero II on the Wii Go into the Kiryu house, walk into the small area with the boxes to your right Open up the camera to get a better look of the room
Same game, but different enemy.
That guy on fire running so fucking fast on you.. Had to press ESC and take my breath the first time, and I was like 21 years old at the time. Only time a game startled me to the point I had to "pause".
Fuck that asshole. He's the reason I dread Down in the Bonehoard on Expert.
They were a throwback to the first Condemned, in which that sequence was way extended and spookier since
some of the crazy hobos disguised themselves as mannequins.
When I was really young I was easily scared, even by certain parts of non-horror games. But once something in life comes along that really puts the fear of god into you, you find it hard to be frightened by them anymore.
I can never bring myself to play SCP: Containment Breach without pussying out at some point. Sure, the jump scares might feel cheap to some but I'll always panic when having to actively concentrate on losing the enemies unlike Penumbra or Amnesia where running hysterically or crying in a dark corner are usually enough for survival.
Getting sandwiched by 173 and Radical Larry is the worst feeling ever.
SH1 is fucking terrifying though.
Easily the scariest in the series.
Damn, I did not expect this game to be so terrifying. I recommend this game if you like stressful spooktacular games.
>naked humanoid enemy with no features at all
>or only features are completely hollow eyes/mouth
>most of the times body is completely white or black
>no sound/barely any sounds
>eat this ice cream
Now that brings back memories.
Animatronics always creeped me out as a kid.
>lose sight of the fox bot
>catch him running down the corridor
I haven't played SH1 except for a few hours when I was a kid. But I played through SH2 a few years back when I was an adult.
The feeling of pure dread and horror fucked with me really hard. I've never experienced such unadulterated, primal fear when I played it. The fucking atmosphere in that game, yo.
I felt depressed, twitchy and cold when I had played it for a couple of hours.
And I loved every second of it. Even though I had to quit because I wasn't able to play, mentally and physically.
>Playing some sort of hentai game when I was 12 or something
>Been fucking some random girl for 10 minutes
>Notice blood on the penis
Why the fuck was I so scared I have no idea
>Playing SH3 (or 2, can't remember) with headphones on
>In the apartments, hear footsteps
>No music, sounds like someone's following me
>I stop, footsteps take extra step and stops
>Turn around nothing was there
SH games are damn scary.
was just about to post this.
for some reason the late-90's-looking prerenders make it way worse for me.
>Run out of power
>Everything gets incredibly tense
>Freddy's face appears in the dark
The feeling of helplessness is incredible.
meh i recently played through silent hill 1. Not that scary, only thing that creeped me out were the insects because god damn i hate bugs.
It kinda got annoying in the school because i kept trying to run past those little fucking demons. made it a pain to try and conserve ammo and health kits.
man sometimes I wish I was afraid of everything
the adrenaline rush you get from getting scared feels amazing. I wouldn't even have to play games
I'd just go outside and see everyday things and suddenly my blood starts pumping.
I also couldn't handle The Halls of the Blind in Diablo.
I quit playing Thief 1 because i saw that it had spiders.
I decided to take a detour and look for treasure, and came face to face with giant spiders in this underwater alcove.
I never even got passed level 1
Can someone please take the moustache guy's face and put the "complex" text from the magazine under it, á la pic related
>Walk into an empty quiet room with monsters clearly outside the door
>They never barge in
cool, safe area
>Camera angle changes
>Hear something like furniture collapsing
>Go back to the normal camera angle
>Nothing has changed
>Lighting has dimmed down a few notches
Worst thing about Penumbra was those goddamn giant worms that showed up out of nowhere to eat your ass. I remember there's one time I had to rotate a wheel to open a door or something, I turn around and nearly shit myself as a worm was right behind me, coming at me full speed.
Scariest goddamn thing ever.
The alien level was kinda creepy too
>Enter mannequin room
>observe a lone mannequin standing tall
>Go to other side of room (the mannequins were in isles, on shelves)
Hear something fall (and I think a scream too)
>mannequins head is off with blood everywhere
spooky, but not scary. SH2 is one of my favorites for that reason.
It was definitely the atmosphere, music and monster design.
There wasn't exactly the same fear as a jump scare or you see a scary face and you want to get away from it.
It was some claustrophobic, oppressive feeling that stuck under my skin even after I stopped playing it.
I can't explain it too well, since it's just a general feeling of anguish. It's probably because that's what I believe hell is like, if there is one.
>tfw I worked at chuck e cheese for two years
>someone made my own personal nightmare
God I hated closing that fucking place.
Wasn't that Silent Hill 3?
But yeah, the original Silent Hill games do a great job at getting under your skin rather than throwing an OOGA BOOGA pop-scare at you at every opportunity.
For the longest time as a kid I could never play Resident Evil 2 since the start and early portions of the police station scared the living fuck out of me. Now I have the infinite submachine gun, gatling gun and rocket launcher unlocked as well as both Hunk & Tofu scenarios unlocked. And I can now get to the police station without picking up items easily and get the secret costumes. Really the early RE games as well as Dino Crisis scared the hell out of me.
the first stalker, sad thing is I actually really enjoyed playing it.
The first bloodsucker encounter freaked me out but I managed to get through it, finally reach a mission where they send you to investigate some nuclear lab, go inside and uninstall.exe
>TFW you recognize it from Sly 3's coffee house 'cause you never got round to playing the others
'tis a sad existence
I don't play scary games, the only ones I manage myself to push to are metro and stalker. But I have to as a slav, still my playthrough was running trough scary parts and spent minutes of relief in save zones
>basically done with fable 2, just unlocking the face doors
>2 in the morning, all the lights out
>happy little snowy cabin
>walk through the door
>eyes bulge out, heart skips, pause button is a reflex
>stare at screen for 3-5 minutes
>get up and turn game off
>turn my lights back on and go on the computer
I was playing iamscared onetime and if you didnt know, it makes a file on your desktop where it writes creepy shit, and when i was done playing i wondered what the folder was, opened it, and saw a bunch of creepy shit, which i swiftly deduced was from the game, but it fucking spooked me the first time around
Silent hill is the only game that has made me stop playing due to fear. I don't usually play horror games since they use a lot of jump scares which I hate, but I usually finish the ones without, like the Zero series and SS2. SH made me surrender without jump scaring me at all. The atmosphere is just that good. I think it's mostly due to mindfucks and the excellent sound design.
Playing RE3 on the PS1 as a kid. That game is only one I remember being so scared while playing that I had to turn off the game. I've freaked the fuck out in other games, but I dealt with it then. Fatal Frame on the PS2 got me good a few times.
anon I have some bad news.....
I think your uncle may have
realized how yummy that ice cream was, knocked you out, and eaten it.
I can't fucking stand dark murky water. That's really about it, besides a bunch of shit that will never really be used as elements in a horror game.
I mean besides this one, apparently.
FUUUUCK that shit.
It's too early in the day for me to dump some Fuan no Tane, as fucking dumb as some of the things in it are. It's no fun if I'm not suffering from anxiety too.
>MC enters a room in the outskirts
>Finds a cop tied up to a post
>Third enemy comes in, it's a juggernaut with rifles literally attached to his back
>Reduces the cop to a strainer
>MC looks at his gun, a shitty magnum
>MC points at the rifleman
I know what you mean, it's so hard to resist just closing the doors when you don't really need to or even just checking the screen too often, then your power runs out and you die.
It's really, really creepy for a game spent entirely in one room. If you actually want to know what it's like (and I also think this really speaks to the dev's attitude towards their audience) there is a free demo available so you can find out yourself.
Some of them undoubtedly are.
Most of them are just based on being in places, and happening to be in that mood where you think you're just completely fucked and everything has eyes or is looking at you. Most of the school-related ones are like that.
>Has a game ever scared you so much that you turned it off?
Never. I don't think it was courage as much as it was fear that turning it off would be worse somehow. I am pretty sure I played scary video games after having seen films where the main character unplugs technology but it continues working. Then I just grew desensitised over the years, I guess.
I also never shouted in fright, not to a screamer or a video game. There have been times when a video game made me twitch, though. Resident Evil 3 did that plenty. Fuck you, Nemesis.
I am the most boring person to scare, although I fucking love horror, weirdly enough.
I love randomly hiding in spots in the house and scaring the shit out of my girlfriend, getting her almost every time.
word of advice , when running for your life in claustrophobic trigger spaces , immediately pause game and drop pants to fap thinking about the blood sucker , the evolutionary instinct to push out as much seed as possible before extinction would make for the best orgasm ever.
When I was a kid we played The Sims 1 with my friend. We bought the house with the graves. We got scared shitless when the ghosts showed up, I frantically quit the game, uninstalled it, shut down PC, and then we watched cartoons in utter silence for a few hours until we were able to think straight again.
I had recurring nightmares about the nigger ghost
>I am the most boring person to scare
I feel this way too. I keep everything inside and just suffer horrible, horrible anxiety for several months after something scares me really badly. I have a horrible time trying to fall asleep, suffer from motherfucking sleep paralysis even more than usual, and can't stop looking at my windows at night for fear of something actually being there. I never scream or anything. I jump in my seat but to me screaming when you're afraid is just dumb. I love it when other people do it though.
I also enjoy performing jump scares on people. Apparently I'm just really quiet and hard to notice or something, in spite of being 6'2".
>yfw da burr takes u 2 da superb owl
I had a friend I hadn't talked to in like two years call me up on Skype one time.
He sounded really nervous and I could hear him in that level, with the bells and that screaming guy in the cell and everything.
It was pretty funny. I could practically hear him sweating from before I answered.
there was a moment when i was playing stalker misery and i decided to take The Black Road, which randomly spawns you in the zone.
as it turns out, i spawned in at a house in the middle of a zombie hive, and i only had a knife and a flashlight, and i saw several of them shambling at me through the darkness, it scared the shit out of me
For some reason I think the game is somewhat luck based.
I'd love something that would be a risk/reward thing where you could get extra power (open doors to a generator for example) but that'd increase the risk for them to get you.
>tfw I unconsciously hold my breath when I go underwater and start breathing again when I either realize I'm holding my breath, start running out of oxygen, or when I resurface in-game
mfw playing P.T with my brother just now
spooky as fuck, we had the ending with the multiple languages
>really like the horror genre in general, not just in vidya
>really like the concept of spooky games
>most of them are just full of cheap jumpscares
>able to predict most of them
I want to be scared, not repeatedly startled.
Man, I wish I was more afraid of stuff. I can get scared when the atmosphere in a game is nice, so I can immerse myself properly, played Corpse Party recently, and I definitely felt some fear during certain parts, but it was mostly just because I liked the characters and was scared that they'd die. Like when Ayumi jumps in the pool and that timer started. I freaked and even though I had read the note saying that you shouldn't drain the water when there's people inside the pool, I just ran and did it anyway because that was the only solution I thought about at the time. When she died, and I got the wrong end, it was all over, immersion broken, and I could without a problem do it the next time. And no matter how much into the game I am, as soon as I quit, I stop being scared. But I wish I could just let that fear, that part of the game stay with me for once, it just never happens.
THE CRADLE WANTS YOU ANON
I loved the game but jesus fuck it took me a week of pussy outting to gather the bravery to finish the cradle
Ao Oni is a masterpiece if only for what it was able to do in fucking RPGMaker of all things.
Even if you think it's shit on a spooky level, on a technical level it's "holy fuck" levels of wizardry.
Another good example was when I got into Dark Souls. I didn't play Demon's Souls, unfortunately, but before I got any good at Dark Souls, enemies, bosses in particular felt frightening, I really just immersed myself, and I had to find a way to beat them, as if my own life was at stake. As I got better however, this feeling disappeared, and it just became a challenge, an obsticle that was inbetween me and the end of the game. Which is one of the reasons I didn't like Dark Souls 2 as much, it was just a challenge from the start, to reach the end. I was interested in the story, sure, but that's not really the kind of immersion I mean. I hope I get my point across with this. Just give me a game that can scare the living shit out of me, fuck.
I have a story bout Amnesia: DD
>Friend was playing it, and was in ventrilo with me
>He's playin Amnesia, I was playin somethin else
>At the time my phone's ringtone was https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0m-gQYfxkk
>get an idea
>stop talking through vent for about 2-3 minutes
>and then start playing the theme on my phone as loud as it could play it, into the mic
>just hear a bunch of crashes from his end
>a couple of minutes later
>"ANON WAS THAT YOU? YOU MOTHERFUCKER"
>"You fucking faggot I threw my headset across the room and smashed it"
best kek i've had in my life
>mfw "we are just getting started"
me and my bro were trapped in that loop for 20mins, was spooky
Demo on ps4 which turned out to be a SH teaser
When I was like 13 or 14 I was playing some flash adventure series, I can't remember entirely what it was about, but at one point you're playing as this fucking prince charming lookin' motherfucker, and you start going through a cave and a fucking big ass dark purple monster/shadow thing starts to chase after you, and to this day when I think about it I get fucking chills.
I bet if I played it I'd laugh about stupid it is.
But I'm too afraid to look into finding it again.
Icepick Lodge's "Knock-Knock" never got me felt actually directly threatened while I was playing, but it made me feel slightely nausseus and actually triggered mild anxiety attacks after each session.
And it gave me fucking nightmares. And I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one with that experience.
I stopped playing it before I finished it, because I found myself weirdly terrified by the idea of turning it on again.
It's weird, because there is nothing seemingly scary about it.
>Get to The Well, Spirit Temple, Earth Temple, or Arbiter's Grounds
>Stop playing game for days or weeks
Needless to say I can't play horror games worth shit.
>mfw Kojima even said he had to make it shittier than the real game so people would believe it was indie
>have fear of sharks IRL and in games is even worse
>young me scared to death of the sharks in jak and daxter
>download crysis 1 custom map
>it's a long bridge
>walk a long bridge
>hurling down towards water
>sharks absolutely everywhere
>LOUD NOISES FROM SHARKS
I seriously just unplugged my computer and had to go watch tv for a bit, I have not played crysis since.
>most of them are just full of cheap jumpscares
Try Silent Hill games, or Icepick Lodge games. IPL games like Pathologic or The Void aren't classic horrors, but they can terrify the player in their own weird way.
If my Wii worked, I would have been trying to dissect SS piece by piece.
And at least attempt a 100% run of TP.
But both emulation and cleaning my lens are impossible.
What are you talking about exactly?
Like, I am a gigantic fucking pussy, I was even terrified playing Hotel Dusk, but SMT usually isn't spoopy to me. Maybe the prison in Nocturne a little bit.
Wish it was more accessible to people, i play on PC
Played with my brother, we has so many "fuck this" moments.
Great game, would consider picking up a ps4 for silent hill if it goes down the ps4 only route, but i doubt that after today
That point and click game where you're some bummed out author fuck relocating to some isolated old house and you start hearing scratching in the walls and shit. I hear it's really good, but it's impossible to run on a computer that's not from the stone age.
I've seen a lot of people shit on that game but I really liked it. Top notch atmosphere and figuring out the mechanics behind the invasions was pretty engaging.
Not to mention it's spooky as well
>mfw going into the steppe
I'll never get those Shark Hides.
Don't get me started on those fucking Alligators that I thought were logs
Wolfy will B you TFO if you don't watch the left hallway and Pirate Cove. You can hear him coming, but I don't think you could react fast enough to it to avoid getting death-fursuited.
Also you have to watch I think the right hall corner on the fifth night
I have a horrible crippling fear of animatronics.
Probably the scariest thing you could do to me would be put me in a room full of turned-off animatronics and then turn them on every few hours for a little bit.
Pathologic causes depression because it's an incredibly sad, depressing, and bleak story in a bleak and depressing enviroments, where the player rutinely finds himself being faced against odds that he can't really do anything about.
It's also depressingly badly translated.
Knock-Knock causes anxiety, and it's far weirder, because it's neither due to it's story (it's story is too vague and too puzzling for most of the game to actually make the player anxious), nor it's art direction. It also has virtually no jump scares, and the presentation is as seemingly unimmersive as it can get.
I'm not sure what is it about the game that causes the effects. I am sure that I've seen it reported far too often for it to be mere self-induced state. Obviously, I'm fairly possitive it must be an explicable thing too.
I guess it's just in the way the core gameplay mechanisms toy with the player's head, leaving almost completely at lost about what is REALLY actually going on. And by that I don't mean the story - I mean the gameplay mechanics themselves.
I've played good five or six hours of it and I am still not fucking sure how do I even play the game, and what reactions will my actions cause.
To tell the truth I haven't been scared of sharks even since sharktits
To this day I always sexualize my fears. It's like a wise man once said, "Whenever earthquake happened, I grab my dick. I feel as if I have sex with the Earth; the fear fades away."
Mean either but was fortunate to have a brother who has one, it most certainly had the old silent hill feel and legitimately scared me (pne jump scare) and spooked me(great atmosphere). PC port or xbox port should be soon i reckon
Play it faggot! some of us dont have the opportunity to play it!
Outlast and Amnesia seem to have their own universes to them; like, Amnesia is in this very steampunk, 1940's-ish world that you have to navigate. Outlast if more modern, but it's silly and kind of like a B-horror movie more than anything else.
PT is scary as fuck because it takes place an ordinary house. It could be anyone's house. It could be your house.
Same here, I never found SH1 to be scary. I can tell that they tried really hard with the atmosphere and did the best they could with the hardware at the time, but it barely manages to be disturbing at parts.
SH3, on the other hand, is absolutely terrifying.
Resident Evil 4
>open door inside
>Evil Malaise plays
>"...HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, fuck that."
>turn off console.
Evil Malaise confirmed for most butthole-puckering music.
When I was 8 and I borrowed my dad's copy of Half Life I freaked the fuck out and shut down everything after the first headcrab jumpscare.
>booted it up just now
>options screen comes up
>"Adjust the brightness until only the left image is visible"
>turn brightness all the way up
>still can't see the image on the right
WHAT THE FUCK HOW DARK IS THIS GAME
>Is The Void worth playing?
I would say so. It's far more abstract, and in some ways more pretentious than Pathologic. It's a true, genuine work of surrealism, based on all the principles and mechanisms of that movement.
It's also almost impenetrable, hard as FUCKING NAILS, and soul-crushingly depressing.
I loved it. Not quite as much as Pathologic, but still very much. But the game is merciless to the player, having no problem to completely dick you over, punish you for things you could have not known not to do, and in my experience, only about one out of five people that start the game will actually make it past the first seven circles.
I would not recomend it if you are impatient, have an aversion to poetry and more "pretentious" forms of art, unwilling to deal with games that are obtruse or deliberately unfair, and to anyone with affinity to depression.
Also, if you can speak german, play the german version. The VA's are incomparably better than the english ones.
Is this game scary or just fucking retarded? The only video I could find that didn't have camwhore and awful fucking commentary was like 2 minutes long
What are most noteworthy freeware horror games?
I like them because they tend to be pretty short, but they have to be impactful enough to leave a lasting impression on you. They make for fun, little experiences.
Rayman 2 scared me so that i couldn't finish it when I was 5
first time when I saw the black blob in the forest, but that was only for like an hour. Next time was with the first robot pirate I fought, I stopped playing the game for a month
And then the cave of bad dreams, oh boy, I didn't finish that until I was 8.
I think I win the pussy contest in this thread
>you have to say a game scared you or else you're an edgy try hard that don't afraid of anything
You do know some people like to play a horror game because they can still appreciate it even if it doesn't scare them?
>affinity to depression
Well shit, it sounds so good though. I'll still give it a try though, and hope for the best
I didn't think ZombiU was all that scary, but the zombies are strong enough to take you down almost instantly, so it is more a matter of pussying out to preserve my character.
>That ghost and UFO in Mario 3D Land
>the virus fucker starts deleting knowledge from your brain like vocabulary words
This kind of thing scares the everliving shit out of me. You don't fuck with someones brain, that's where everything that makes a person is. Worse than fucking death.
>near the beginning of the game where somebody's knocking on your door
>that part where somebody is knocking inside the closed room
>that whole final section
I am not a brave man and also I was misled into thinking it was a horror game going in.
Last Window has some spooky sections too because of the power being turned off upstairs.
You sit in a cramped office watching those fucking animatronic monsters move around and close the goddamned door when one of them gets close. You got a limited amount of power, and keeping the doors closed drains electricity like mad.
>I'll still give it a try though, and hope for the best
If you already have it, I don't see reasons not to give it a spin. Just expect first hours of the game being confusing the fuck out of you. It's not a game that hooks you in - it's a game that blankly stares at you from the opposide side of room, expecting you to figure out how it got in and why is it holding a bloody knife.
It's the kind of game that requires dedication from the player - it has no intention of entertaining you. It basically exists to torture it's player, and maybe, in the end, give him a chance for catharsis.
In other words, it's a game mostly for russians, and weird pseudointelectuals with too much spare time like me.
I hope that you'll find it as beautiful as I ultimately did. But sadly, I really can't assure you of that.
>these threads always go to shit because someone posts the donut-man
hearing this motherfucker roar at me made me nope the fuck out of this game forever
I can't play horror.
>Couldn't finish House of the Dead 2
>Couldn't finish any Resident Evil game
>Couldn't finish any Silent Hill game
>Couldn't finish Alone in the Dark
>Couldn't finish Majora's Mask or Ocarina of Time
>Barely able to play Left 4 Dead
>Can't play Killing Floor
>Couldn't finish System Shock
I can't even watch horror movies without being fucking terrified. I do it anyway though because it makes me feel alive. I'm going to a haunted house for the first time ever soon. My boyfriend is like a bear so I'm making him protect me.
>Oh, same guy here. I just checked and I had Pathologic and not The Void.
Pathologic is a bit different story. The Void is a surrealistic poem, and Pathologic is russian magical realism novel.
Sadly, Pathologic, which is incidentally my all-time-favorite game, is too broken and too poorly translated for most people to enjoy.
By the way, a kickstarter for Pathologic remake - including, above all, an actual proffesional translation, should be starting in about three weeks.
I didn't play the first game so I ha no idea what I was getting into. It was less of a shit your pants terror and more of a endless suspense terror, especially when the music kicks in and literally had no idea what to expect.
I'll still try it and see how I go. Is there any way to make it Widescreen or anything I should do before starting? I hope the Kickstarter does well, I'll look into it when it comes out
Although for chase sections, sometimes you have to man up enough to keep your head clear.
Break the door down you damn fool!
>Be with my cousin
>We are playing alone in the dark, can't remember which one
>We reach a gate
>A couple of mannequin like figures appear behind the character for a fraction of a second
>Look in each other's eyes
>"I don't wanna play anymore"
I could enjoy horror games more if i found them fun but the bored-scared combination just kills me.
Yeah, actually, a lot of them did. For example, the wii u library was so shit it made me completely horrified everytime I even dared to think about touching it again, so I turned it off for good.
As if microsoft would let such a huge security breach be unpatched, even macro viruses have some steps you have to take in order for them to activate. But no, suddenly the PNG file will activate code upon being put in the temp folder or whatever
HOLY FUCK MAN PT SPOOKED ME IN A WAY NO VIDYA HAS DONE IN OVER 10 YEARS
>playing next to older brother
>weird shit happening in the games house
>that monster in the bathroom
>the baby crying
>being locked in the room with the fetus
>locked in the hallway
>turn around and check the door
>suddenly the heneric radio broadcast crackles
> hear "Look behind you hehehehe!"
>hand my brother the controller
>he throws it back
>we play hot potato with it until I shut off PT and turn on the lights
DAY 1 BUY PT IS GOTG
> play WoW for the first time.
> have a mild death phobia.
> going into plaugelands or even looking at undead give the nopes.
> i GOT to go there, late night, sounds up, voices playing, abombinations, ghouls.
good fucking god that and thaddius and whole of nax the first time, im used to it now and I can actualy PLAY as an undead longer than an hour.
Spiders are easy you shitter.
Clowns too. Tons of people do sexy clowns. I think they look ridiculous, personally.
The first encounter with the fucking undead in Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven. Scared the shit out of me on my first play through. It was like seeing the Manji cultists from the original Tenchu.
A wind spirit with big tits
Clown girls are kawaii
I've got this shiznit down pat muhfugga
Ass Creed? They were WAY TOO FUCKING BIG for sure but I tried jumping out into the water around the harpoon target and nothing was there. Made it less scary, cause harpoons murder shit.
>why would you want to sexualize clowns
>Take your eyes off the screen they're on (sometimes it's forced by camera "glitches"
>Turn on nearby light and see them in the hall
Notice that one is fucking gone By "fucking gone" I mean right in front of you
The only one that really moves instead of teleports from room to room is the wolf. Oh ho ho, and does he move.