Video games aren’t always just fun and giggles, some of them being so scary that they make you scream in sheer terror. Horrible monsters that suddenly appear in front of you, haunted houses and a soundtrack that makes your skin crawl are just some of the ingredients that make a horror game worth its money. And since the market is chock-full of pretty good ones, we thought you’d very much appreciate a list with 10 of the most intense titles that can cause post-traumatic stress disorder, especially for the faint-hearted.
Outlast 1 AND 2 almost broke my mind...... After I played both of it, I didn't talked to anyone and It was the very first time I felt so isolated... i didn't trust anyone and I didn't eat much.. I locked myself in my room without anyone... I kept on trembling in fear for 1 week and all I can imagine is blood.................Even now, on some other nights, I kept on dreaming the torture scenes....Outlast actually changed my life, I didn't expect it to be so brutal that I was in complete shock...It made me into someone who gets depressed on something that isn't even a sad thing....Even at happy events, no matter how hard I try I can't get myself to enjoy the things I used to before knowing Outlast... Outlast isn't even scary, It's just bloody and so brutal....Eventually, I became paranoid and it took me 8 months to fucking cope up with society again... But no matter what I try, I'll never forget the scars Outlast gave me...........
I am new to horror games and I recently bought resident evil 7 (3 days ago) and I have never played outlast 2 so who am I to say but shouldn't it be higher? Even without virtual reality. The fact you can't fight back makes it so much more terrifying to encounter enemies imo.
I mean the father would be way scarier if you just couldn't shoot him in the face a couple of times and have him fall on the ground for enough time to gtfo of there.
Waste of ammo in the longrun I guess.
But I guess I'll have to see because outlast 2 is my next horror game I believe. This far I have enjoyed resident evil 7.
I thought I'd be more terrified tbh.
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but seriously, outlast 2? come on man that game was not scary at all the first game was much scarier. Outlast 2's chilling feeling lasts for the first fifth of the game that's it
Cry of Fear, to this day, is still the scariest game I've played. I just finished the first Outlast yesterday and although it was scary and had me really tense at some moments, Cry of Fear will forever be the horror game that haunts me.
You might have left out what is considered one of the greatest. Thief. The reason it was so unsettling was that it let you play so long to the point of establishing what to expect. Then you always got hints that something was off just before the world turned upside down. For example, the cathedral in the first game or best yet the Shalebridge Cradle. Going into the Shalebridge Cradle was unsettling enough but it was more than a story line. The game creator was playing with you. In fact as I recall the creator said he had spent hundreds of hours studying psychology and what it took to really screw with the brain. It wasn't good by accident. It was planned perfectly and remains perhaps one of the top best in ratings.
Wait... Nobody mentioning the Penumbra series? Overture and Black Plague were the first games that made me pause the game so frequently and when the monsters were chasing i'v been literally jumping in my seat... Frictional Games are the best
I think the OutLast games were very scary but amazing games. The first outlast with the dlc whistleblower was great. But the ending to OutLast 2 wasn’t very clear on the story. But I think it means the character you plays as is the monster you see in your flashbacks.
Alien isolation doesn't mess around.. I got past a really hard part, and that bitch alien suddenly dropped out of an airduct right in front of me.. Tried to hide in a vent but it pulled me out before i got in. Fuck me.
Only one part of that game was legitimately scary and that was the "Attack of the Fishmen" scene where you have to escape from your hotel room in Innsmouth. The rest of the game is pretty much a standard shooter.
Hated Outlast 2. It was a running simulator that paled in comparison to the first game. It was not scary but I give it a 10/10 for frustration. Would never recommend it to anyone... Agreed with everything else on your list.