Most Terrifying Games of all time?

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Cafeman
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Re: Most Terrifying Games of all time?

Postby Cafeman » August 21st, 2019, 11:20 am

Original version of Doom? I was constantly on the edge of my seat.

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Re: Most Terrifying Games of all time?

Postby MSR1701 » August 21st, 2019, 12:24 pm

Terrifying in terms of jump-scare factor, terrifying due to how bad it is, or terrifying because of reality/implications?

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Re: Most Terrifying Games of all time?

Postby Zack Burner » August 21st, 2019, 12:36 pm

Forgot to mention one other frightening foe from the first Splatterhouse: The Biggy Man! I mean come on, giant with chainsaws for hands and a bag over his head, eat your hearts out Leatherface and Jason!

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Re: Most Terrifying Games of all time?

Postby C64_Critic » August 21st, 2019, 1:41 pm

Amnesia: The Dark Descent was pretty scary,and in fact so scary for my wife that she had to quit playing it after about 30 minutes. She couldn't handle the tension!

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Re: Most Terrifying Games of all time?

Postby Gleebergloben123 » August 21st, 2019, 2:46 pm

If there were a game based only and entirely on sleestacks, that’d get my vote.

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Re: Most Terrifying Games of all time?

Postby goldenband » August 21st, 2019, 3:08 pm

My vote is for Dungeons of Daggorath on the Tandy Color Computer (CoCo), though the site doesn't cover CoCo games.

I've seldom if ever played a game so nerve-wracking and so stressful. Your health icon is literally a heartbeat, and goes up as you take damage or exert yourself! You even go into fibrillation when your character is knocked unconscious or dies! It gave me nightmares when I was a kid...

Outside of that, I think the homebrew Skeleton+ on the Atari 2600 made me jump a couple of times when I played it years ago.

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Re: Most Terrifying Games of all time?

Postby matmico399 » August 21st, 2019, 5:51 pm

I also forgot to mention the original Manhunt on PS2. The sequel sucked. But the original what is a heart racing thriller with a lot of brutality, in my opinion somewhat too much, but the original was a lot of fun an extremely tense.

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Re: Most Terrifying Games of all time?

Postby Stalvern » August 21st, 2019, 7:33 pm

MSR1701 wrote:Terrifying in terms of jump-scare factor, terrifying due to how bad it is, or terrifying because of reality/implications?

If you think that jump scares are what makes games scary, you should play some scarier games.

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Re: Most Terrifying Games of all time?

Postby pacman000 » August 30th, 2019, 8:23 am

MSR1701 wrote:Terrifying in terms of jump-scare factor, terrifying due to how bad it is, or terrifying because of reality/implications?
Yes. https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/ ... iansAnswer ;)

More seriously: if it makes you afraid, very afraid, more so than any other game, list it.

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Re: Most Terrifying Games of all time?

Postby Gentlegamer » August 30th, 2019, 8:56 am

Super Mario 64

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