Top 5 Horror Games

Horror games are great, even though there are so few of them this generation the memories of the ones from previous generation live on. Back in the days we had masterpiece after masterpiece with Resident Evil and Silent Hill. This generation that has changed. The Resident Evil franchise has become somewhat a third-person action game, whilst Silent Hill has gone over to Western developers that fail to keep the game classy and true to its name. Alone in the Dark also failed with horrible controlling and glitches, and Eternal Darkness has yet to see a sequel.

Has this generation killed-off horror games? Of course not. Dead Space is supposed to be a horror game and it is a great game that is trying to keep the genre alive and with Dead Space 2 just around the corner, I felt like blogging about old classical horror games that I grew up with.  I’ve played so many horror games that I can’t remember all of them. Dead Space, Resident Evil 1-5 + Code Veronica, Silent Hill 1-4, Dino Crisis 1-2, Alone in the Dark 5, Eternal Darkness, Vampire Rain, Condemned, and probably more that slipped my mind at the moment.

Making a list for the top five scariest games was quite hard. One has to take into account that most of these games were played by a little 12-year old boy and some of the by an adult. Therefore, the degree of scariness varies, but I have tried to balance it and also took  into account “the horror at the time and how much faster my heart beat”  at respective age and game to make it as fair as possible for all contenders.

5.  Silent Hill 2

With a much deeper story and dialog focus than any other Silent Hill game, Silent Hill 2 is a truly worthy horror experience and offers memorable moments as well as tense fingers when running around in the foggy town of Silent Hill. In my restless dreams, I see that town, Silent Hill.

4. Resident Evil

The first game in the legendary series. I cannot imagine a more scary mansion in my mind. There are so many memorable moments in this game that I do not know where to begin. The dogs jumping through windows or when a seemingly dead zombie arises and countless more. Resident Evil began a legendary era of horror and set a lot of standards.

3. Resident Evil 2

What the first game did good the second did even better by adding new signature monsters and even more zombies. Who doesn’t remember the intense start with the fire and zombies attacking you from the very first second? The Resident Evil series became known for those intense beginnings and started to scare you from the very instant you took control of your character. In RE2 the monsters weren’t only tougher but bigger too.

2. Silent Hill 3

Few games can play on your psyche like Silent Hill 3 does. This game delivers the most mind-twisting environments and most psychotic scenarios that I have ever seen in a video game. Even though Silent Hill 3 might have too many locked doors it still is great and really messes with your head and keeps your heart beating much faster than what’s healthy.

1. Resident Evil 3

To this day I remember the scary voice of Nemesis when he calls out “Staaaars” and then you hear his heavy footsteps. Never before has my brain been in a “run away for your life” mode than in Resident Evil 3. I believe that every game needs a big bad boss and in Resident Evil 3 Nemesis plays that roll extremely well and keeps you on your toes all the time when he decides to visit you. If there’s one remake in the series I’d like to see on current generation consoles it would undoubtedly be RE3. In my eyes, the scariest game ever made.

Nemesis – The meanest son bitch around.


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2 Responses to “Top 5 Horror Games”

  1. chunkee2na Says:

    I like your list, I think the first Silent Hill stands out the most though, as it really brought the survival horror to the forefront among other PlayStation titles, partly due to demo disc with new consoles. By the way, I’ve heard Amnesia: The Dark Descent is quite possibly one of the greatest survival horror games in existence…so you might wanna try that out!

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