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Postby pr1mu5 » Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:37 pm UTC

evilbeanfiend wrote:the first resident evil when the first zombie dogs jump through a window at you needs a mention.


That scared the CRAP out of me. :evil:

EVERY ... STINKING ... TIME ... I'd walk so slowly up that hallway, scared to death of when the dogs jump through the windows.

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Postby pr1mu5 » Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:40 pm UTC

In Resistance:Fall of Man on the PS3, there is a section where you infiltrate the Chimera HQ, and you have to blindly jump down a level.

There you meet for the first time, the 'zombie' people, who instead of shooting lasers, etc, the camera/first person view changes/shakes, and they grab you by the shoulders, and you watch as their fangs / claws rip into your face, directly into the 4th wall of your television screen.

I was playing late at night, all lights off, on a 57" HDTV. I screamed a little.

(Cool bonus thing: I found out later that one way to get them off of you after they latch on is to vigorously shake the SIXAXIS PS3 controller up and down... pretty good implementation of the motion-sensitive controller)

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Postby Stief » Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:13 pm UTC

DirkDelDiablo wrote:Penumbra: Overture. I cannot play this game. Seriously. I've finished Silent Hills 1-3, would have finished 4 if it wasn't so mediocre. I can also handle your Fatal Frames, Clock Towers, etc. But I had to quit playing Penumbra. It is the most terrifying game I have ever seen. It's pretty new, and only 20 bux. It's highly recommended. If you want to know what it's actually like, I'd describe it as Call of Chuthulu: Dark Corners of the Earth, basically, only in a terrible mine instead of a town. This whole game was the scariest moment. It took me roughly two hours to get through what is a lot more like a half-hour of game.


Downloaded a Demo of it...thought "what's so bad about this...?" all of a sudden...Sniffing from somewhere... I don't wanna go on :(
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Re: scariest game moment - ***spoiler warning***

Postby Rodan » Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:01 pm UTC

I got the demo. Kinda sucks.

For starters, this has made me realize that my computer is starting to get out-dated, as there were graphics/framerate problems, which makes me sad.

Wasn't particularly scary. I heard none of this mythic sniffing. I just solved a few puzzles, and got eaten by a wolf. Then the demo ended.

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Postby Philomid » Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:47 am UTC

Twasbrillig wrote:Doom 3 had it's moments.

But RE4... when you're walking down that long hallway with prison cells on either side. You get to the end, and turn around, and there's a fucking REGENERATOR that you JUST walked right by. That shit was scary.

Also, when you first encounter regenerators on the very first play-through.

Oh, and RE2 when the spider dude jumps off of the ceiling right at the start.


The whole island military complex lab place scarred me so badly... brown pants time, yet.. I can't stop playing...

(and the way those regens moved... *pukes and craps pants*)
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Postby Phentos » Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:00 am UTC

Gran Turismo 3, endurance race: lap 43, nearly an hour in.. LAP A CAR AROUND A CORNER AND OH SHIT.

Seriously, it scared the shit out of me. Prolly surprise.
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Postby willwithskills » Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:44 pm UTC

I vote for Bioshock being scary. There was that part in Fort Frolic where all the lights go out except the spotlight that follows you around, and classical music starts playing. That definitely sets the mood as wave after wave of those splicers attack.

Also, there was this FMV point 'n' click game called phantasmagoria. It wasn't scary at all, it was hilarious (look up "bed hands" on youtube to see what I mean). The bad part was some of the death scenes were absolutely DISGUSTING. They nearly made me puke. I've played more than my share of terribly gory games, but this one was plain sickening. Your face gets ripped apart.
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Re: scariest game moment - ***spoiler warning***

Postby rabyd_donkey » Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:11 pm UTC

I vote for the first time you get the minigun in Doom 3.

Walking down that lit hallway, seeing the minigun and the dead end. Picking up the minigun shutting off all the lights .. followed the sound of all the walls lifting up (not knowing what is coming out, remember it's pitch black). Let's just say that it was a good test for the minigun :)

Also, this was decently scary - http://youtube.com/watch?v=6GyZHvzGcyE&feature=related

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Postby i like pi » Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:53 pm UTC

I was playing CS source with zombie mod... It was a very dark... in both the game and the room... my douche-bag of a friend comes up and yells "HEADSHOT!!!" in my ear... brown and yellow everywhere, plus my friend with a bloody nose, and many bullet holes.

(I crapped my pants, shot everything in the game, and then beat the hell out of my friend)
Or something to that effect. Hell, I don't know.

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Postby willwithskills » Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:24 pm UTC

God, the regenerators in Resident Evil 4 were terrifying, but one thing that happened was just petrifying. I heard a regenerator as I was walking down a hallway (This was before I had the scope) and thought of a clever way to get past it. Will, you clever bastard! All you have to do is shoot out their leg and run by while they squirm on the ground! I satisfyingly blew off its leg at close range with the shotgun, and proceeded to run past. But then, somehow, it FART PROPELLED itself across the room and up in my face, AND BIT MY NECK OFF. AND IT HAD NO LEGS. I hated that level.
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Postby Dark Ragnarok » Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:17 am UTC

masher wrote:Need to add a vote for Ravenholm. Probably didn't help that it was 2am and I'd been playing for the previous 7 hours...


Only one thing beats the intro to fast zombies on that mission.

The one where your driving for the second time in that looooong dark tunnel, then forced to get out with just a flashlight and maybe 30 of those guys.

Although I never reached it the script for the haunted house in SH3 somehow gets to me when I picture it.

Narrator: Welcome to the Borely Haunted Mansion!

Narrator: We’re so glad you came.

Narrator: Please come inside and look around.

Narrator: When you feel you are ready, then go through the
door.

*Heather goes through the door.*

Man: Help... Help...

Narrator: Do you hear those voices?

Narrator: A family of four was sliced into bloody pieces in
this room.

Narrator: Ah, the cries of the children...

Narrator: The murderer was caught.

Narrator: Do you know why he said he killed his family?

Narrator: “Because I felt I had to!”

Narrator: Anyway, I’m lying.

Narrator: It’s all just a joke.

Narrator: I wanted to scare you, that’s all.

Narrator: The truth is that only one person died, by
suicide.

*Heather walks through the next door. She walks across the
room and a screaming corpse suddenly falls from the ceiling.*

Narrator: That’s Danny.

Narrator: A quiet young man, but quite friendly, as you can
see.

Narrator: He was so eager to meet you.

Narrator: His hometown is New Orleans.

Narrator: But he came here after first losing his way.

Narrator: Oh, maybe you might know?

Narrator: Where is the path to heaven?

*Heather walks through the next door.*

Narrator: This mansion is quite old.

Narrator: So please watch your step.

Narrator: Sometimes the floor suddenly gives way.

Narrator: And beneath the floor, there’s nothing.

*Heather walks across the room and the spike covered
ceiling suddenly falls down. It stops just above
Heather’s head.*

Narrator: I’m so sorry.

Narrator: This place is just falling apart.

Narrator: The mechanism is broken, you see.

Narrator: It wasn’t supposed to stop there, I assure
you.

*Heather approaches the exit.*

Narrator: There’s the exit.

Narrator: I hope you enjoyed your tour.

Narrator: Please come back anytime.

Narrator: Or if you’d prefer, we could come and
visit you instead.

*Heather goes through the exit.*

Narrator: That was supposed to be the exit.


Narrator: But it seems that no one wants you to
leave.

Narrator: Everyone really likes you. They want
you to stay with them forever.

Narrator: I have to agree with them.

Narrator: Don’t be afraid. Dying is much easier
than living.

*Heather is chased through the hallway, by some
red smoke. If it touches her, she dies. She runs
through two rooms and eventually escapes through
a door.

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Postby Hench » Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:10 pm UTC

Scariest moment? Probably when I was playing Eternal Darkness and it pretended to format my memory card. Years of game saves would've been gone! ;___;
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Postby pieaholicx » Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:17 pm UTC

Dark Ragnarok wrote:Although I never reached it the script for the haunted house in SH3 somehow gets to me when I picture it.

To this day I have yet to get past that part of SH3. Dead serious, that house is scary as shit.
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Postby Ulairion » Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:17 pm UTC

System Shock 2 scared the hell out of me during the whole game, even though I had god mode on and I already knew part of the story. :roll: That game had me trembling after just a few minutes.

AvP2 as a marine is also creepy. Seeing several white dots on the motion detector getting closer is terrifing. An then, the dots disappear, and suddenly you get your back cut to shreds.

Also, I found the whole Arsenal Gear bit on MGS2 really disturbing. The music, the general creepiness, Fission Mailed, and the whole "I need scissors! 61!" codec nonsense.

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Postby Midnight » Sat Dec 22, 2007 4:40 am UTC

re2... i guess.. i forget which one.


You're scared as hell from the zombies.. but you're confident that you can take 'em.


then: blood zombies. Or red zombies or whatever. HOLY SHIT FAST. shooting up the whole room.
then you can take them, correct? easy enough, right? WRONG BITCH. LICKERS. FUCKING LICKERS.





also the part with the Neptune/T-virus shark. You walk into a room with a giant tank... and you're going "hunhn this is odd. weird... wonder what's in the-- OH MY FUCKING GOD" *cue colossal goddamn shark that's scary as hell looking jumping out of the water and biting your head off*
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Postby The Great Hippo » Sat Dec 22, 2007 4:57 am UTC

I don't know if anyone else remembers this. I don't think it was mentioned in this thread (I skimmed!).

There is this one part in Silent Hill 1 that just haunted me.

It's in the school. Okay, fine, little shadow children running away from me, scrambling about in the pitch black shadows with a flashlight, walking by posters filled with--handprints--and other things... OKAY. I can deal with this.

But then you go into one of the bathrooms, and as you step up to a stall, you briefly hear a little girl sobbing.

The effect never repeats. You never get an explanation. There's NOTHING in the room. Just you in the pitch darkness of an empty school's bathroom with the brief sound of a little girl crying in one of the stalls.

God damn it. That game was fucking crazy.

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Postby shmack92 » Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:22 am UTC

the original halo was creepy at times. when I met the flood for the first time after the Jenkins vid, I frantically unloaded every clip on the infection form. When I noticed their numbers thinned down i started to calm down and then I turned around and saw a rotting combat form two inches away from me. I didn't turn on my xbox again for a while.
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Postby pieaholicx » Thu Dec 27, 2007 1:05 pm UTC

The Great Hippo wrote:But then you go into one of the bathrooms, and as you step up to a stall, you briefly hear a little girl sobbing.

The effect never repeats. You never get an explanation. There's NOTHING in the room. Just you in the pitch darkness of an empty school's bathroom with the brief sound of a little girl crying in one of the stalls.

Well, if the parts of the movie are considered canon, then
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it would be because of the janitor that molested Alessa in the bathroom.
However, that's only if parts of the movie are considered canon.

I also had a bit of a scare yesterday as I was playing Halo, just recently gotten to the Flood when one of our cats gets into my room quietly and rubs against my leg. I literally jumped at that feeling.
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Postby Belial » Thu Dec 27, 2007 2:46 pm UTC

pieaholicx wrote:Well, if the parts of the movie are considered canon, then
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it would be because of the janitor that molested Alessa in the bathroom.
However, that's only if parts of the movie are considered canon.


If I remember correctly, that part of the movie was based on the moment hippo is referring to, as well as the fact that, in the nightmare-reflection of the school, there's a janitor's mangled corpse trussed up in barbed wire and torturously contorted in one of the bathroom stalls.

So even if that's not cannon it's...implied a little bit.
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Postby shmack92 » Fri Dec 28, 2007 5:38 am UTC

I also had a bit of a scare yesterday as I was playing Halo, just recently gotten to the Flood when one of our cats gets into my room quietly and rubs against my leg. I literally jumped at that feeling


I also had experiences to learn that small. sneaky housepet+Scary game level= pet thrown out window.

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Postby Puzzlemaker » Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:10 pm UTC

Bioshock, at some points, freaked me out. Just the things the guys say! So creepy.
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Postby Schmendreck » Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:16 pm UTC

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is pretty scary not because of planned shock moments but because of the games perfectly constructed atmosphere. After spending an hour or two walking around this lifeless, depressing and hopeless land scape you just get all keyed up.
Add that with stumbling on to a pack of rabid/mutated/zombie dogs without warning it is pretty scary. I almost jumped out of my chair.
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Postby saxything43 » Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:00 am UTC

HL2 in the beginning, where you don't have any weapon at all. Not really scary, but you're going into the house/apartment building and you go up the stairs, get ushered into one of the flats just in time for a combine soldier or three to burst in behind you, you still don't have any weapons, you just fucking run to the staircase where there are MORE combine rushing you so you have to just keep running and running. And then you get to somewhere you think you might be safe. And you go into the hallway and one door bursts open with three combine, so you turn to go the other way. And THAT door bursts open with three combine. "SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT" *screen turns white* "...am I dead?"

Again, not very scary, but definitely the most frantic gameplay I've ever had.
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Postby spelunker » Sat Dec 29, 2007 9:38 am UTC

It's been mentioned, but the beginning of Bioshock was friggin' scary. The plane going down, this big monolith thing rising out of the ocean, the Ryan movie and floating down to rapture, the Splicer at the beginning...

Creepy as hell.

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Postby CntrlAltWhat? » Sat Dec 29, 2007 10:52 pm UTC

Playing some noob on BNet and he almost killed all my dryads. No joke scared the crap outta me.

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Postby Rodan » Sun Dec 30, 2007 4:20 am UTC

I'm going to add another vote for Ravenholm.
Granted, I haven't played that much scary games, but the gibbering fast headcrab zombies? Really freaky. Especially when your only weapons are a crowbar, a gravity gun, and a grenade.
As a side note, Half-Life 2 is awesome. Especially the Children of Men-esque opening mentioned above.

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Postby SecondTalon » Sun Dec 30, 2007 4:45 am UTC

Scary games - Clive Barker's Undying.

Especially if you were near something freaky when you activated the second-sight spell.
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Postby Amnesiasoft » Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:52 pm UTC

I've another one to add. I was playing Gears co-op with a friend online, we trigger the script for the next wave of enemies, which happened to be two boomers, who happen to spawn right behind me. Can you say Boom? Also wasn't too fond of those convicts in Dead Rising...I eventually went with the "fight fire with fire" method, by which I mean "fight military jeep that has a powerful machine gun with meat delivery truck." Mind you, this was the first time I'd played the game too, so I was only level 1 :P

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Postby Midnight » Tue Jan 08, 2008 4:36 am UTC

yeah i forced my sister to play half life 2, and she was fine and like 'whoa.. this is all a little weird' as i was filling in the half life 1 background...

Then she gets to the part where the combine (barney) comes out of the door and forces gordon into a room with a creepy, razor-y chair with hella bloodstains. She freaked out. I laughed... but still. When i think about it, that game has a ton of little touches that are very scary, ravenholm aside.
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Postby timt » Tue Jan 08, 2008 5:05 am UTC

Not jumpy scary but one of the freakiest moments has to be in q4 with the human to strogg transformation.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=vD078MSufAc

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Postby SilentSigil » Tue Jan 08, 2008 5:50 am UTC

Alone in the Dark-- I played it when I was very young, and those polygons were still cool.
The 7th guest was creepy, too...

I've only seen parts of RE, but they were pretty exciting. I really wish I'd gotten a chance to play them, and silent hill, too.

Call of Cthulu DCOTE is definitely on the list... wow. just wow. *edit* incidentally, I can't finish playing this game because
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F.E.A.R was more of an adrenaline rush for me, since I knew that with slowtime and a shotgun, I was cool. The tricky bits were when you couldn't really fight back...

My worst moments actually came from this first-person RPG-ish game called Lands of Lore: Guardians of Destiny... pretty old school.

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There is a 'secret' level in this old monastary semi-close to the beginning... you break through some crates in a storehouse and fall into these catacombs/hallways underneath the building proper... At first, it is dark, but torches light themselves, and as you explore you start hearing groans and thuds all around. Then you see these f*cking spectre things, floating through the air, and they talk to you... "join us, Luther..." "You can't run" "There's no escape"
creepy as fuck. and they chase you, and there IS no escape. you have to solve this puzzle to get out, but the whole time they are laughing and chasing you down....

Also, you end up in this buried city inhabited by mutant freaks that are worshipping this worm of death and a dead/semi revived god named Belial (later on)... creepy moments here too, as you try to escape from floods, statues-come-to-life, and enemies popping out of nowhere.


These were the first experience I had with creepy perspective, since Alone in the Dark is 3rd person and 7th guest is kinda campy...
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Postby Pai » Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:54 am UTC

I played Clock Tower for about 5 minutes.

I quickly realized that horror games were not for me. The whole "Holy crap, it's coming for me! Nowhere to hide!" feeling just isn't something I can handle for very long. =P
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Postby Disco_Inferno » Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:58 am UTC

SilentSigil wrote:The 7th guest was creepy, too...


Yes, the 7th Guest, and its sequel, the 11th Hour. It used to be a family tradition to have my dad play while the rest of us (my mom, myself, and my brothers) helped with the puzzles. Just remembering the look and atmosphere of the house brings chills to my spine, and that is only the beginning of the creepy things that I remember about those games.

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For an example, if you ever played the 11th Hour, do you remember the first time you enter the second floor hall bathroom and saw the skeleton in a pool of blood in the tub? That had all of my family jump and/or scream.


On a lighter note, because of that game, I now have to shout "Curses!" every time I beat some puzzle in a game.
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Postby SecondTalon » Tue Jan 15, 2008 3:00 am UTC

Disco_Inferno wrote:
SilentSigil wrote:The 7th guest was creepy, too...


Yes, the 7th Guest...


To this day, I can still hear one of the .wavs that played when you returned to the game.

"Back for more?..... *creepy laughter*"
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Postby taptap » Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:13 am UTC

Phentos wrote:Gran Turismo 3, endurance race: lap 43, nearly an hour in.. LAP A CAR AROUND A CORNER AND OH SHIT.

Seriously, it scared the shit out of me. Prolly surprise.


phuck yes. It was even scarier IMO when you did the endurance races in GT1. The gameplay+ physics were really fast and it didn't take much error to get passed. Apricot Hill, however, was the best when you could cut through the grass and make a straight line to the straightaway at full speed!

Deus ex scared me a little, when the Greys popped out of the reactor and started making a disgusting sound and shooting room-brightening stupid little triangles at you as you made a blast for the door on the other side.

When I was a kid, nothing scared the shit out of me more than the ghosts on SMB3, where they would chase after you when you turned your back to them. I had to have my older cousin beat those levels for me. I screamed louder when you were in Level 4 and everything was like 5x larger. those ghosts were fucking terrifying.

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Re: scariest game moment - ***spoiler warning***

Postby Mo0man » Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:15 am UTC

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Splicers in Bioshock were the scariest shit. The very first one you see, I couldn't even bear to look. me and my bro were taking turns with it, and he was like "LOOK AT THE FREAKING GUY", but I couldn't I just hid in the corner and stared at the ground. That wasn't even the scariest part of the game for me.
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Re: scariest game moment - ***spoiler warning***

Postby ducknerd » Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:48 am UTC

The very first Chozo Ghosts freaked me out in Metroid Prime, just because I never really expected any creepy parts in that game. I was just wandering around in the ruins, and why is everything getting dark, and BAM!

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Re: scariest game moment - ***spoiler warning***

Postby Pandercolour » Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:48 am UTC

Mo0man wrote:yea, I'm a wuss


ducknerd wrote:Yeah, I'm a wuss.


Hey, you guys said it, I'm just agreeing. Any developer that gives me a gun and expects me to be "scared" in their game is fooling themselves. That's why games like Condemned are so damn tense. A gun in that game is like a freaking blessing from on high.

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Re: scariest game moment - ***spoiler warning***

Postby Mo0man » Fri Jan 25, 2008 5:57 pm UTC

Pandercolour wrote:
Mo0man wrote:yea, I'm a wuss


ducknerd wrote:Yeah, I'm a wuss.


Hey, you guys said it, I'm just agreeing. Any developer that gives me a gun and expects me to be "scared" in their game is fooling themselves. That's why games like Condemned are so damn tense. A gun in that game is like a freaking blessing from on high.


Hey, I didn't have a gun. I didn't even have a freaking wrench yet
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Re: scariest game moment - ***spoiler warning***

Postby Shazgonk » Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:03 pm UTC

I think I have to vote for System Shock 2 and Bioshock as my scariest moments.

The most memorable one was in the cargo bay of the Von Braun in SS2. I was sitting in my attic room with no lights on, and all I could hear was the moaning of one of the zombies. I had no clue where the freakin' thing was so I was trying to move cautiously. I ended up backing into an open circuit box which triggered a loud FWZAAAP! sound and a flashing screen. I'm pretty sure I came close to soiling myself. I should have taken a break after that, but I kept playing until my friend decided to come over. Now, I had the house to myself at this point, which meant there were no lights on at all. My friend decided to just walk in the back door without announcing himself and begin walking through the house and then creeping up the stairs to the attic. My mind (which had a pretty tenuous grip on reality after several hours of gaming) interpreted this as "intruder who is going to try and kill me". To make a long story short, I nearly kneecapped my friend with a baseball bat.

A similar situation occurred while playing Bioshock, except it involved a hammer instead of a baseball bat.

Moral of the story: Don't try and surprise me while I'm playing a scary game


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