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Title: Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever Pl
Post by: uselessidguy331 on May 01, 2004, 08:48:23 PM
People who have read most of my posts will know that most of them are about the "scary" parts of KQ games. I don't know why, I just seem to like getting scared in games. So...post your scariest game everyone. Mine is probably Phantasmagoria, because I've never played Resident Evil, Silent Hill, etc. I'd like to hear some other opinions though.
Title: Re:Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever
Post by: Yonkey on May 01, 2004, 09:11:03 PM
I don't play many games so I can't really comment here.  But I do share the like getting scared things in movies.  I think the "scariest" movie that I've seen is "What Lies Beneath".  <3

There were a lot more that creeped me out when I was little, but I don't remember the names of them.  I think one was called "Eva" but I have no idea if that was a TV movie or what.  All I remember is the "Eeeeevvvaaaaa" said in it, and I think she was a demon that possessed a female. ;D
Title: Re:Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever
Post by: Jeysie on May 01, 2004, 09:37:38 PM
I don't think I've ever been truly scared by a game... but I was definitely creeped out by Sanitarium (http://www.mobygames.com/game/sheet/p,3/gameId,572/) and Gabriel Knight 1 & 2 (http://www.mobygames.com/game_group/sheet/gameGroupId,53/). Plus points for the "End Boss" encounter in Fallout (http://www.mobygames.com/game/sheet/p,3/gameId,223/), although the rest of the game was only moderately creepy.

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever
Post by: uselessidguy331 on May 01, 2004, 10:54:28 PM
Yeah, not necessarily "scary," but games that make you jump or creep you out. I don't think really gory or slasher movies are scary...truely scary movies are ones that use little gore, but have extremely realistic dementive effects or stalking effects, etc. The scariest stuff, though, is "Faces of Death," which isn't even really a movie, it's just something some sick people put together of real footage of people dying. Do not watch it, it is disgusting.
Title: Re:Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever
Post by: racx_00 on May 01, 2004, 11:30:26 PM
MoE because i got into a room and all of a sudden i was dead and this thing jumped jumped onto his body, scared the hell out of me ;) :-\
Title: Re:Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever
Post by: Storm on May 02, 2004, 03:25:09 AM
Ah, those irritating MOE monsters who start jumping around after they've killed you... another thing you usually find only in action games ;)

I don't recall getting creeped out or scared by any game. The scariest I played was Phantasmagoria - I don't play horror games that much :-\ But I do like Stephen King's books. It would be cool to have a game based on one of them  8)
Title: Re:Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever
Post by: uselessidguy331 on May 02, 2004, 11:16:27 AM
Yes, that's the problem (at least I'm guessing) with PS2-type games like Resident Evil or Silent Hill; they are all about slash and kill and not enough psychological material.
Title: Re:Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever
Post by: Mary Jane on May 02, 2004, 11:17:31 AM
Have you seen the previews for Silent Hill 4? Its going to be quite psychological.
Title: Re:Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever
Post by: uselessidguy331 on May 02, 2004, 11:20:57 AM
Nah...I should probably play them before I talk.
Title: Re:Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever
Post by: J-ROC on May 03, 2004, 01:02:15 AM
Well, I haven't played that many for any console...but I've played a couple of Resident Evil games.

Mostly RE3:NEMESIS.  The mood they set in those games is absolutely amazing.  Excellent atmosphere and very involving.  I just like it when it gave you the option to run the heck away from NEMESIS.  I always ran away like the big sissy I am. :D  Didn't have a PS to play to the finish, though...
Title: Re:Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever
Post by: racx_00 on May 03, 2004, 02:02:20 AM
Ah, those irritating MOE monsters who start jumping around after they've killed you... another thing you usually find only in action games ;)

I don't recall getting creeped out or scared by any game. The scariest I played was Phantasmagoria - I don't play horror games that much :-\ But I do like Stephen King's books. It would be cool to have a game based on one of them  8)
i dont remember any other action games where the monsters start to jump all around the screen :-\

Anyway it wasnt really that scary ;), it was scary to think ppl called it a KQ though ;B

BTW i play alot of different game genres and i dont remember any scary games from any genres ;), although i can remember a few sad ones ; (
Title: Re:Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever
Post by: Storm on May 03, 2004, 02:22:13 AM
i dont remember any other action games where the monsters start to jump all around the screen :-\

I don't play action games, but I'm pretty sure I've seen a couple where the player lies dead on the floor while the mosters/enemies that killed him roam the room :-\
It's mostly adventures that give you a witty remark when you die ;)
Title: Re:Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever
Post by: Oldbushie on May 03, 2004, 02:32:10 AM
I once dreamt I was dead in my old house's basement back in Massachusetts and bugs were crawling around and through me. :-\ If that's not creepier than any of these games I don't know what is. :-\
Title: Re:Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever
Post by: sivvrianBARRY on May 03, 2004, 03:26:10 PM
Never actually played it, but Manhunt looks disturbingly scary.

The scariest game I've played though is Eternal Darkness, just because the atmosphere was so damn scary. Some of those cutscenes were just CRAZY.
Title: Re:Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever
Post by: Pwincess on May 03, 2004, 11:34:55 PM
QFG4: Shadows of Darkness
Title: Re:Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever
Post by: etgadsby on May 04, 2004, 07:51:03 AM
“The 7th Guest” (http://www.mobygames.com/game/sheet/gameId,283/) was the game that tried the hardest to scare me, until I realized the whole thing was ripped off from 70’s and 80’s horror flicks (my apologies to any T7G fans out there…) that weren’t that good to start with.

A somewhat rare game called “Iron Helix” (http://www.mobygames.com/game/sheet/p,5/gameId,679/)  creeped me out in a Sci-Fi, James Carmon sort of way…   ::)

Title: Re:Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever
Post by: sivvrianBARRY on May 04, 2004, 04:40:54 PM
In Manhunt you play as a criminal who is beign used in this sick guy's huge snuff movies.
Title: Re:Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever
Post by: J-ROC on May 05, 2004, 12:22:04 AM
I heard there was some game out there, called "Haunted Mansion" or something....but you didn't go in with guns and crap, you went in with a special camera.  You couldn't see the ghosts/apparitions unless you used the camera and you had to take pictures of these old crime scenes or something.

I dunno.  I just heard it blew Resident Evil and Silent Hill out of the water for scariness factor.
Title: Re:Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever
Post by: koko_99_2001 on May 05, 2004, 06:25:19 AM
I've played The Seventh Guest...talk about weird!  I guess that probably was the scariest I played!

Although the Nancy Drew game: "Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake"--the beginning was a little creepy to play at night for the first time!

Cat
Title: Re:Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever
Post by: uselessidguy331 on May 05, 2004, 09:29:29 PM
Yeah, guns always take away from the scariness factor, unless you are being tracked by a sniper.
Title: Re:Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever
Post by: uselessidguy331 on May 05, 2004, 09:42:27 PM
http://www.justadventure.com/articles/Horror/Horror_Top_10.shtm

A ranking of the top 10, and look, all Adventure Games-no PS2.
Title: Re:Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever
Post by: J-ROC on May 05, 2004, 10:34:22 PM
The name of the games I was referring to earlier are called "Fatal Frame 1 & 2".

FYI
Title: Re:Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever
Post by: uselessidguy331 on May 06, 2004, 04:50:33 PM
Hmm...gotta check those out...
Title: Re:Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever
Post by: Storm on May 08, 2004, 04:22:13 PM

A somewhat rare game called “Iron Helix” (http://www.mobygames.com/game/sheet/p,5/gameId,679/)  creeped me out in a Sci-Fi, James Carmon sort of way…   ::)

I've got that game! hardly ever played it though, since it's not an adventure and I kept getting killed, so I can't remember how creepy it was  :-\
Title: Re:Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever
Post by: uselessidguy331 on May 10, 2004, 04:20:41 PM
Anyone play any of the games in that link? I've never heard of "The Dark Eye," but it sounds scary as hell.
Title: Re:Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever
Post by: Storm on May 10, 2004, 05:41:44 PM
I haven't played any of those games, except for Alone In The Dark - I gave it a try and couldn't really understand why people like it so much. Couldn't go 20 seconds without dying :S
Title: Re:Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever
Post by: uselessidguy331 on May 10, 2004, 07:57:41 PM
Looked at the screenshots of that one, it looked pretty lame. I agree with Storm...
Title: Re:Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever
Post by: uselessidguy331 on May 13, 2004, 03:25:51 PM
Awesome stuff
Title: Re:Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever
Post by: Louisiana Night on May 19, 2004, 10:43:49 PM
I think there are VERY few games on the PC(and especially on consoles) that are truly scary. I think the only game that actuelly scared me, was System Shock 2. Although, AvP2 made me flinch a few times.

System Shock 2
Before anyone says that they wouldn't like it(1st person shooter view), keep in mind that it is actually a hybrid(mixture) of different game types. I remember one time I was playing(5-8 years ago), I turned out the lights in the room(to add to the effect), and my brother tapped me on the shoulder. I turned around(in the game), and tryed to shoot whatever was behind me! Three seconds later, I was laughing at myself(because of how big an idiot I was). You actually get unlimited lives in the game, so the fact that I was worried about what was behind every corner proves how scary it is(or how big a coward I am). Another thing I should mention, it's multiplayer, so you could play online with your friends(although it's not near as scary that way). Most people that have played it, would agree with me.

Phantasmagoria
Except for a few parts, I wouldn't call this a scary game.
Has anyone here played the 2nd one, and was it made by Roberta Williams?

Haunted Mansion
Old Atari(before Nintendo) game. You play as a guy that's locked inside a haunted mansion(obvious, huh?). He has to collect the pieces of a key, to get out. Fun game, but I wouldn't call it scary either. Exciting,maybe, but not scary.
I don't know about any newer game with this name.

Alone in the Dark 1-4
Everyone here seems to be concerned with the graphics, and being killed. Except for the 4th one, all used software rendering. I've played 1 and 4, I think both are fun, but I was never scared by them. I agree, about dying too much.

Jack the Ripper
The new game, bad.

I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream
I think I've played the demo. If it's the game I think it is, you'd probably be better of buying the the story(tape or book). Although I think this MIGHT be considered scary, I don't like the fighting parts.

Aliens versus Predator 1/2
Yep, scary.
A first person shooter, if you don't like the movies, you won't like the game(and vice-versa). If you don't get at least "creeped out" by the movies, try the game. Like the movie, almost everyone seems to die by the end of the game. I only consider the Marine missions scary. Also I don't think the Primal Rage(or whatever it's called) expansion pack is scary.

Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake
I've never played the game, but I know people that have. This game I think would be considered scary, in a few parts. Not many, and only to some people(not me).

Done  ;D
Title: Re:Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever
Post by: racx_00 on May 20, 2004, 08:05:08 AM
if you need to add something that you forgot you can use the modify button just above your post which will allow you to add or remove information from your post ;)

just thought i would help you cos you probably didnt know about it ;D
Title: Re:Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever
Post by: Louisiana Night on May 20, 2004, 03:57:06 PM
I could have done that, but then I couldn't have:
Done
NOW I'm Done
NOW I'M REALLY DONE!(I hope)
It is what was going thru my mind at the time, and it wouldn't have looked right if I modifyed it(although I'm not sure if it looks right now). It's the same reason that I sometimes put a link in as an address and not a name.

P.S. Thanks for the advice anyways.
Title: Re:Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever
Post by: Jeysie on May 20, 2004, 04:05:09 PM
Hmm. By The Dig, do you mean the LucasArts game? Great game, but I didn't really find it scary... more just eerie and surreal.

It was actually written by the guy who *directed* Jurassic Park (and by Orson Scott Card, w00t)... it was originally intended to be a movie/TV show episode (forget which off-hand)... but was later novelized by Alan Dean Foster. </smartass mode  :-[ >

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever
Post by: Louisiana Night on May 20, 2004, 07:58:38 PM
Yes, I meant the Lucasarts game. I don't consider it scary, I went off topic, sorry.
Title: Re:Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever
Post by: Louisiana Night on May 21, 2004, 05:47:24 PM
racx_00, I'm going to take your advice, I think I've been taking up too much space on the KQ9 forums. Now, to get back on topic.

Call of Cthulhu (http://www.callofcthulhu.com/)

A game that MIGHT be the scariest game of all time(I can always hope) is coming out soon. It's name is Call of Cthulhu. It's going to use the NetImmerse graphics engine. Here's what I know about the story.

You're a detective(or something similar) that had a mental breakdown(or something similar). You start the game by seeing your own death, you see you hanging yourself inside a mental institution(there has to be a better way of saying that). Out of what I understand, you can't stop your fate, you are just trying to stay sane(and alive) until the end of the game. Everything will seem normal at first, but the further you get into the game, the crazier you become(seeing things that aren't there etc.). Unique idea for a game, huh?
Title: Re:Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever
Post by: etgadsby on May 22, 2004, 05:35:06 PM
I like... let us know when you find it!
Title: Re:Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever
Post by: uselessidguy331 on May 29, 2004, 10:41:54 PM
Awesome...isn't Cthulhu this giant evil satanic sea monster that is supposedly gonna take over the world and kill everyone and stuff? I looked for it once on Google and it came up to Cthulhu's home page and it was this huge cannabalistic octopus thing.


Has anyone played "The Dark Eye" or "Amber: Journys Beyond?" Because I haven't, that guy on the link I posted on page 2 listed them as the top 2 scariest games, and I want to know if he's valid.
Title: Re:Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever
Post by: Louisiana Night on May 30, 2004, 09:49:43 PM
Yes, sea monsters that are going to take over the world.

I haven't played either of them, but I don't think they can compare to System Shock. Unless they have very good writers.
Title: Re:Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever
Post by: racx_00 on June 05, 2004, 08:08:14 AM
racx_00, I'm going to take your advice, I think I've been taking up too much space on the KQ9 forums.
Im glad that my advice has come in handy ;D

BTW it sounds like a rather interesting game, i will definitely look into getting it when it comes out ;D
Title: Re:Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever
Post by: Louisiana Night on June 05, 2004, 08:31:30 PM
I think it will get the action/adventure thing right, unlike most games. I'd wait for a review to be sure though. Also I think it has high system requirements, it's also being made for the Xbox.
Title: Re:Scariest PC (or other console, I guess) Game You've Ever
Post by: racx_00 on June 09, 2004, 07:30:56 AM
i hate Xbox >:(, its the biggest console ever, lol :suffer:

But you can update by getting new videocards and stuff ;D