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The Horror! Games that scare you silly, or did.

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 02:57 PM

sylv you know the part in the cradle where you have to pick your first lock and then you pop up and the guy is there that's the scariest part in the game
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Posted 17 January 2008 - 02:59 PM

Clive Barker's Clive Barker's Undying by Clive Barker? The only thing scary about that was how bloody big that manor was!
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Posted 17 January 2008 - 04:18 PM

QUOTE (avenging @ Jan 17 2008, 12:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
sylv you know the part in the cradle where you have to pick your first lock and then you pop up and the guy is there that's the scariest part in the game


Yes! God I loved that level. I only wish that they had made the Cradle itself attack you instead of giving us zombies. Have old burnt pieces of wood hurled at us, or walls deliberately collapse on you if you wandered into a lighted area. Stuff like that.

QUOTE (Dannysaysnoo @ Jan 17 2008, 12:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Clive Barker's Clive Barker's Undying by Clive Barker? The only thing scary about that was how bloody big that manor was!


I loved that! I loved the enormous edifice you got to wander around, even with all of its stupid locked doors. They put in some effort into the design and as a result it genuinely felt like a location with a lot of history. And admittedly the scares were mostly along the lines of "Christ, what weird demon-dealie is going to pop out at me now?" but in really worked for me in that game.

Also, to this day Undying is the only FPS to give me a melee weapon that I actually relished. That scythe was a joy to wield.

I should have also mentioned Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth back there in my first post. More atmospheric than scary, but I didn't mind. (I really wish they'd made it a straight-up adventure game instead of a weird adventure-combat-survival horror crossbreed. One of my favorite parts was simply wandering around the Boston home and then Innsmouth in the beginning) Lots of gameplay problems, which is a shame, because I really enjoyed the story's payoff and I wonder how many people will get to it instead of just giving up.

This post has been edited by Sylv: 17 January 2008 - 04:23 PM

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 04:24 PM

Don't forget Undying's brilliant dialogs.

Locked!
Locked!
Jammed!
Jammed!
Stuck!

Seriously, open some damn doors! You have a gun, Mr. Protagonist whose name i never learned! shoot the locks!
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Posted 17 January 2008 - 06:30 PM

Oh, Thief, yes, that was what I was trying to think of. The Cathedral. That was the level I couldn't play with the lights off.
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Posted 17 January 2008 - 06:34 PM

Forgot about The White Chamber, that was one freakish game... Shadowman was also a bit odd from what I remember... and Resident Evil (zombie in RE1, and those damn dogs!)
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Posted 17 January 2008 - 10:03 PM

I see a lot of people here have mentioned SS2. I completed that game on, what, medium difficulty marine? While it was a tense ride, I would hardly call it scary.

David-kyo: Iíve heard people mention Shadow of the Comet quite a lot when discussing horror gaming classics. Is it as good as they say? How does it compare to say, Darkseed?

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 01:49 AM

I was late for getting into Horror games as when I was younger they didn't interest me. The first Horror game that really grabbed me (and not-coincidently the first to actually scare me) was Trilby's Notes. As soon as it changed to the "evil" world I practically shat myself, and it maintained that creepy atmosphere the whole time. Also stopping the pills from working after a while was a stroke of genius.
Apart from that I'd say the Silent Hill games, I have only played the first one and I am half-way through the second but they are excellent games that give a genuine scare. Does anyone else think that the first Silent Hill is scarier than the second or am I crazy?
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Posted 18 January 2008 - 05:38 AM

Well, I am downloading Shadow of the Comet from The Underdogs right now, let's hope it's worth it. I see there are also several other games based on Lovecraft's stories.
QUOTE (Ninja Duck @ Jan 15 2008, 05:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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Posted 18 January 2008 - 06:22 AM

Ok, it's horrendously old but it scared me silly on quite a few occasions (until it turns into a crappy FPS-fest towards the end of the game): Realms of the Haunting.
HotU link: http://www.the-under....php?gameid=889

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 03:04 PM

QUOTE (Miez @ Jan 18 2008, 11:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ok, it's horrendously old but it scared me silly on quite a few occasions (until it turns into a crappy FPS-fest towards the end of the game): Realms of the Haunting.
HotU link: http://www.the-under....php?gameid=889

Being the sucker for links and free stuff I am, I now have this up, and am running it through DOS-box. However, I can't get the bloody thing started! I can get it here, but it always seems to have redirected to Hybrid.exe which doesn't allow me to move on to the actual game! I'm very annoyed, and would like some advice (beyond "use Wikipedia or Google"!).

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 05:26 PM

QUOTE (EkkieBurt @ Jan 18 2008, 04:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
David-kyo: Iíve heard people mention Shadow of the Comet quite a lot when discussing horror gaming classics. Is it as good as they say? How does it compare to say, Darkseed?

Pace-wise I found it a lot better, and there's no time limit which is a definite plus. Also, hand drawn graphics > digitalized. Although sometimes the puzzles can get very obscure.

Check it out: http://abandonia.com...+the+Comet.html

Bugger, it's ESA protected now, but I think you can still get it here: http://www.the-under...ow+of+The+Comet

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 11:23 PM

(In the right thread now...)

Zelda: the orcarnia (or however the hell you spell it) of time

It creeped me beyond by belief by travailing 10 years into the future with some creapy old dude from a butterfly paradise into a silent hill game (from the looks of it and have never played) to have the ex-local populis only to eat at me like dirty hermetic nerds eat McDonalds after flinging themselves at my back, raping me if I so much as looked at them! But then again I was only turning 8 at the time....
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Posted 19 January 2008 - 06:33 AM

Games that managed to scare me:

Project Firestart
Enclosure
Penumbra
Clock Tower: That spooky music, this is probably the scariest game I ever played.
Thief 1 and Half Life 2: Zombies, spiders, darkness and unusual weapons make a good mix.
Alone in the Dark: It was scarier back when I was a kid, I wish someone would make games like that with AGS.
Shadow of the Comet: Great story but the gameplay is flawed on so many level, I recommend it only for hardcore adventure gamers, because if you've only played the Chzo Mythos, you'll experience first hand illogical puzzles, gratuitous death sequences, pixel hunting, maze and clumsy controls all in the same game.
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Posted 19 January 2008 - 10:02 AM

Here's one of my favourites. It's on HOTU but as of last time I checked its torrent was inactive.

It's called I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream; and yes it is based on the book.

This one will mindfuck you until a mixture of blood and semen is dribbling out of both of your ears.
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