25 Scariest Video Games of All Time

11. Dead Rising

Promo art for Dead Rising

Due to the glut of zombie video games, developers have to constantly shake up the genre’s formula. Dead Risingis one of the most distinctive undead survival games because it blends extreme violence and gore with a healthy dose of humor. The entire story is set inside a large shopping mall where you use everyday items to stave off the zombie onslaught.

12. Half-Life 2

Gordon and Alex living it up in Half-Life.

Half-Life 2 is constantly touted as an incredible video game for numerous reasons. The game’s ability to terrify is one of its greatest assets. On missions like “Ravenholm,” players have to solve puzzles while dodging horrific monsters in a truly unpredictable environment.

13. Fatal Frame

'Fatal Frame' | Tecmo

When Silent Hill started taking the console world by storm, other developers took notice. Inspired by the game’s success, developers at Tecmo created Fatal Frame, which turned out to be their own survival horror classic. Critics praised the game for its unique combat system, where players had to destroy evil spirits using a special camera.

14. Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem

'Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem' | Silicon Knights

Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem | Silicon Knights

Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem received little notice upon its release in 2002, but the title has gone down in horror history. Fans praised the game for its psychological tricks, where reality goes awry as the player’s sanity meter goes down. Unfortunately, a proper sequel to the game has been consistently delayed and remains in development.


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