It is hard to forget these scary parts if you have played these horror games.
Video games are different from other forms of fun because they add another layer to the experience. Maybe no genre gains more from being able to participate than horror. Movies, TV shows, and books are all in a different world from you, but video games let you experience the nightmare firsthand.
There have been a lot of great horror games over the years, and each one has its own memorable moment that makes you feel scared and spooked. Still, there are a few scenes in this genre that stand out in the history of horror video games.
Zombie Dog Jumps Through Window – Resident Evil
There are zombies in the first Resident Evil, the acting was cheesy, and it started one of the most famous video game series ever. There are many memorable parts of the game, but most of them have lost their horror appeal.
For me, the zombie dog jump scare is like a fine wine that tastes like fear. You get away to a quiet hallway, but then a zombie dog breaks through the window and charges you. The mastery with which this jump scare is performed shows that no room in the Spencer Mansion is safe.
The Game Crashes – Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem
There are a lot of games that use extra features. There are many great examples of creators breaking the fourth wall, from Scarecrow’s scary evil in Batman: Arkham Asylum to the famous Psycho Mantis from Metal Gear Solid.
The most scary use of meta sequences is in Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem, where the sanity meter is cleverly built in. In a very sneaky move, if the meter drops very low, the game will pretend to crash and even delete all of your saved files.
The Ladder – F.E.A.R.
The action-horror F.E.A.R. series from Monolith Productions is often forgotten when it comes to horror video games, like Dead Space and Resident Evil. The F.E.A.R. games are more action-packed than most horror games, but they still have a lot of jump scares and shocks.
The most important one is from the first one, F.E.A.R., which came out in 2005. As the main character, Point Man, you climb a ladder and come face to face with Alma, the spirit child who haunts the top, radiating fear and her great mental power.
Avoiding The Kaernk – Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Sometimes what scares you the most is what you can’t see. In horror movies, jump scares and violent acts can be very memorable, but sometimes the best way to scare someone is to make them unable to see the danger. Now comes Amnesia: The Dark Descent.
In Amnesia: The Dark Descent, you’ll meet some really scary monsters, like the Kaernk. There is no way to see the Kaernk, so the only way to stay away from it is to watch the waves and stay away from them like the plague.
First Necromorph Attack – Dead Space
Dead Space is widely thought to be one of the best horror and science fiction video game series ever made. It was created by Glen Schofield and Visceral Games. As expected, there are a lot of scary parts in the games.
Even though there are many scary and bloody parts in the series. The introduction of the iconic necromorphs in the first Dead Space is what players will remember most. This part is pure, terrifying, heart-pounding terror—a mad dash of horrible, violent chaos that will scare you to passing away.
Visiting The Dentist – BioShock
The weather is very important in BioShock. BioShock is a clever mix of different styles and game techniques that is considered one of the best games ever made. Even though you have a lot of tools and skills at your disposal, Rapture is still a sad place to live.
One of the scariest parts of BioShock can be found in Dandy Dental. If you choose to explore this area, the room will finally fill with fog. After the smoke clears, you’ll hear a soft pitter-patter sound coming from behind you. Then, the splicer dentist will give you a scary jump scare.
Encountering The Xenomorph – Alien: Isolation
Alien, which came out in 1979 and was directed by Ridley Scott, is known as one of the best horror movies ever made. With its unmatched artificial intelligence, the main xenomorph in Creative Assembly’s Alien: Isolation perfectly captures the mood and fear of the first movie.
Because the xenomorph will catch different players at different times, the first time they meet it will be the same for everyone. If the huge endoparasitic alien comes crawling out of the vent and lands in front of you, the scary hunt has just begun.
Pyramid Head’s Arrival – Silent Hill 2
When people talk about famous horror characters, movies usually come up first. People usually think of Freddy Krueger or Jason Voorhees when they hear the words “horror” and “icon.” But the video game industry also has some memorable horror characters, like Silent Hill’s “hellish Pyramid Head.”
The scary mascot of the series has been in many Silent Hill games. But Pyramid’s Head’s first appearance in Silent Hill 2 is still so scary. People will remember Pyramid’s head debut for a long time. Because of how creepy it is and what horrible thing he’s doing.
Yuri’s Final Confession – Doki Doki Literature Club
The Doki Doki Literature Club game by Team Salvato might be the most subversive video game ever made. The story starts out as an anime-styled high school love sim. But it slowly changes into a horrifying mix of breaking the fourth wall and truly scary scenes.
Yuri’s final statement might be the most striking moment out of all of them. Yuri will ask you to listen to her “confession” as the story gets stranger. Whether you say yes or no, she will execute herself, leaving you useless with the camera on her dead body.
Meeting Lisa – P.T.
People all over the world went crazy for P.T. when it came out in 2014. At first, P.T. was meant to lead to another Backrooms Game, but Konami sadly shelved the project. Even so, P.T. is still honored with love.
You’ll be on the edge of your seat for almost the whole movie. Lisa’s cardinal look, on the other hand, is the most terrifying at that exact moment. Lisa leaves her mark in a really scary jump scare.