In recent years, PC games of this waned, and many famous scary games changed their style. So, in memory of those games of scary , I'd like to present you with 10 most scary games in my opinion.
1st, Resident Evil
Of those ten , the first one is Resident Evil, which is the first scary games many game players have met. Honestly speaking, Resident Evil is the earliest founder of scary games, and provided with many classic settings.
Anyway, this game is far from perfect in the view of modern games:The style of the game is out of date, and the zobies in which are rigid, however, remake of this game had a great display on many platforms. What I have to mention is that Resident Evil series lost something as time passing by: The redering of tension atmosphere. Slow movement and the difficulty to take a turn just like a tank, what made me really scared of coming out of something right behind me. To me ,that is what a scary game should have, and even a slowly moving zombie is a must. The newest Resident Evil has become more convenient and faster, but that made the game an action game, which disappointed me.
2nd, Eternal Darkness.
This game is a special kind, which at the begining is not scary, and the monsters are not horrifying. Later , there're some interesting scenes after each chapter to indicate the end . People can barely find the connections between the 13 characters for they are transforming so fast. The connections between those characters are very important to render scary atmosphere.
When you found out what happend behind those scenes, your soul will be shocked, whatsmore, each part of this game are showing respect for Lovecraft.
Helpless heorine +Brave pet+Crazily hunting monster=Haunting Ground, which contains elements like loneliness, weird ,and helpless.
This game has done a great job in controlling story rhythm, so that players won't feel boring during their decryption process. There are some shocking dark themes hiding in the game: This is a cruel game, keep staying leads trouble, but the monster's continuous hunting will damage the set of the maze. This is really difficult for players.
4th, Strahd's Possession
This is a really old game, but it's outstanding on making Gothic scary atmosphere. The settings of this game are like Dungeons & Dragonsa. Mist is all over the game, the frustrating stories of NPC and the music all contributed to make this game impressive.
To RPG games, it's really hard to make a scary atmosphere,but Strahd's Possession is a good example.
5th,Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth
If Eternal darkness concentrated on the core idea of Lovecraft, Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth is making Lovecraft a game. However, the game structure has brought us with some surprise.
Even though this game is not a RPG game, it's obviously under the influence of original Call of Cthulhui, which contains elements like Action and Stealth, and spreads scary plot in a way of telling story. It's really interesting for many players. During the game process, you felt like you're taking a rollercoaster.
Of those ten games, this one maybe the worst, because it didn't excute verywell though it has many good ideas, and something should be told at the very beginning.
The reason why this game is on this list is that it keeps making the same scary atomosphere. Few games has such sincerity, and it never change to cater to players(unlike Resident Evil).
The good qualities of this game is its straightfoward scary, though it has a boring ending. This series' sales volume has been dropping since its first work. So, before you review this series, make sure you're taking the first piece of work.
Of all the scary games, Manhunt must be the one which made violent scary,unlike Tom Clancy and Metal Gear Solid, Manhunt desperately persuing brutality.
The plot in the game is the darkest ever, the only thing I could compare with it is the film Irreversible by Gaspar Noe. When you're playing this game ,you'll feel very uncomfortable!
8th,CLOCK TOWER 3
Clock Tower3 has some similarities with Haunting Ground, but it has a more scary subject than the latter one.
The main character of this game is a gentle female student Alyssa, who's really helpless under the hunting of ferocious scoundrel.
Hiding is a very imporatant means in this game because the scoundrels are hunting for players all the time , and that made players feel scared of things gonna happen in the next few seconds. What's more, things infront of your eyes are not the only thing to be afraid of, people often say that uncertainty of the future is the source of fear.
9th, Silent Hill 2.
Silent Hill2 is the most respectable work in all the scary games. This is a thrilling ghost story,which balanced elements like action and adventure, and bring players with mood of tension and desperate.
Like Resident Evil, Action element are not its forte, and the recent remade work didn't make up for it,only made some amazing upgrade on graphic.
This one could be the most scary game,though its name seemed gentle and soft. Story in this game is tense, which is similar with Clock Tower and Haunting Ground: to put a helpless girl into a dangerous situation. This seemed to be an eternal subject and it will never be out of date.
One of this game's features is that it removed weapon system, this made players have to fight against their enemies without any weapon, and their attention on health and ammo shifted to the way out of this horrible world.
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