If you didn't know this already, I am a HUGE video game fan. I don't know what it is about them that I adore so much more than TV and movies but I just find so much more joy in playing them. Combining Horror and Video Games are basically putting my two favorite things together! Here are 5 video games that I love and that also REALLY creep me out.
Miles Upshore is a journalist who has come to Mount Massive Asylum to uncover the filth and inhumane experiments that are seemingly happening in the asylum. Once inside, he realizes he is locked in, leading him on a terrible journey meeting many of the insane patients and uncovering the truth that is held inside. With only a camera you are expected to maneuver and survive throughout Mount Massive.
Outlast is the only horror game I have ever played that I can only beat once, and it's a miracle I even did that! I don't know why this game makes me so nervous, maybe the random jump scares, the scary chasing scenes in the dark, or that you have no weapons and can't fight back, just run and hide? Either way, this game makes me SO nervous. But it's also such a captivating story and the graphics are beautiful. It's so interesting and creepy exploring an old asylum (I'm slightly obsessed with asylums so this fits right in to my interests). Although it makes me anxious I love this game and would recommend it to any horror lover.
I believe it is only available for PC and a PS4/Xbox One download!
Silent Hill 2
James Sunderland receives a letter that seems to be sent by his deceased wife, asking him to meet her at their "special place" in Silent Hill. He returns to Silent Hill and realizes that it's much different than the last time he remembered. It is a haunting and eerie place filled with strange creatures he has to fight through to hopefully find out the mystery of exactly what this letter means.
I have posted about Silent Hill 2 before, which you can read here. Silent Hill 2 really doesn't contain any jump scares and is a relatively easy game to get through. The atmosphere and the town itself is really what makes this game so incredibly creepy to me. It's so eerie walking through a foggy town filled with creatures. I've been in love with the story of Silent Hill ever since I can remember but the story of Silent Hill 2 is by far my favorite. This game does have riddles and puzzles that you have to solve and it is kind of difficult at points because if you don't do something exactly right, it won't work. So you have to make sure you pick up all of the clues the game is leaving you! It's really an amazing game and if you have the time you should definitely try it out.
Siren takes place in a small village in Japan that mysteriously disappears during the blaring of a Siren. The village becomes surrounded by a red sea that the once villagers emerge from now as some time of zombie creatures.
Siren is one of those classic horror games that I used to play when I got my PS2. I remember how scared I was when I first played and it still creeps me out to this day! It was released in 2004, so the graphics aren't as great as they are in present day but it still manages to be a very creepy and eerie game that really takes you into their terrifying world.
Fatal Frame Series
The first Fatal Frame was released in 2001 but has many other games in the Fatal Frame series. Since all of the stories are a bit different I'm just going to loosely explain the first, since it's my favorite. Your character is exploring a huge mansion that is infested with tons of vicious spirits that are terrifying.
I love these games and I think they are all unique and definitely scary. I'm not a big fan of the newer releases but the first few are definitely a must have in any horror gamers collection. They deliver an eerie atmosphere while encountering scary creatures and spirits. One of the first horror games I ever really experienced!
You play a character known as Isaac Clarke who seems to be an engineer who was aboard a ship that was traveling to save another that had been lost. All of the crew had been slaughtered and transformed into crazy monsters known as Necromorphs.
The reason I added Dead Space on this list is because I remember the first time I played and how scary it was! I was a bit younger and I'm used to it more now, but it's still an incredibly creepy game where you never feel safe! It contains lots of jump scares and you really don't know when a monster is going to pop out at you. Plus, they move very fast and are just incredibly scary looking so that doesn't help when you're trying to aim to shoot them! It's a fun, fast-paced game but if you don't like jump scares then steer clear.
Do you like horror video games? What are your favorites?