25 Scariest Video Games of All Time

6. The Last of Us

The Last of Us

The Last of Us is easily the greatest zombie horror game of the last five years. Critics and fans continue to point it out as an example of cinematic gaming, where the story brought rich subtext and a sense of humanity. In addition to the plot, The Last of Us succeeded by creating a vibrant post-apocalyptic wasteland that felt all too real.

7. Amnesia: The Dark Descent

'Amnesia: The Dark Descent' | Frictional Games

Some horror games offer a few cheap thrills, others can make you jump, but only a select few truly terrify. Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a title tailor-made to challenge your deepest fears as the protagonist explores the endless haunts of a disturbing castle. The game continues to find life as fans create their own expansions to the game.

8. Resident Evil 4

Leon from Resident Evil 4 holding a handgun, surrounded by zombies.

While the original Resident Evil rewrote the rules for survival horror, Resident Evil 4 refreshed the entire genre. Seen as the high point of the series, the title revolutionized third-person shooters while using stellar graphics to heighten the tension.

9. Condemned: Criminal Origins

'Condemned: Criminal Origins' | Sega

Condemned: Criminal Origins casts off the unrealistic game where ammo is a seemingly infinite resource. Instead, the main character rarely finds weapons, and has to conserve every bullet when he does find a gun. The limited combat allows the game to feel more real and forces players to think carefully about their survival.

10. Dead Space

A hideous alien monster attacks a space engineer.

Dead Space can be thought of as the video game equivalent to Alien. Both titles revolutionized sci-fi horror and boasted compelling scripts. Dead Space also succeeded by featuring fluid gameplay mechanics where the protagonist fends off alien hordes in zero gravity.


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