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I've been trying to think of good/decent games that are scary/horrific and there are not many rpgs/rpgish games here. What games am I missing?

 

System Shock 2

Penumbra

Condemned 1 and 2

Dead Space

Silent Hill

Fear Effect

Shadow Hearts?

 

 

ok, some of those could hardly be called rpgs, but they are fairly immersive nonetheless...

 

is sanitarium a good game?


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Yahtzee made four horror point-and-click adventure games before he started working at The Escapist. They're really, very good and might be just what you're looking for. They're also completely free.

 

5 Days a Stranger

 

7 Days a Skeptic

 

Trilby's Notes

 

6 Days a Sacrifice

 

 

 

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Bioshock, Doom 3, Stalker, Fear, Vampire the Masquarade: Bloodlines. That's all that comes to mind atm that's worthwhile.

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VMBL?

 

At least the haunted house part :ermm:

 

I think you are more likely to find point and click adventures with horror themes. Recently started on Still Life and Post Mortem.

 

I have another rather unknown game, which uses spooky atmosphere to great effect without being an actual horror game, called 'The Void'.

 

NecroVision? Sort of like Painkillers evil twin.

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Dead Space isn't scary.

 

FEAR is just creepy. I hear Metro 2033 has its moments too.

"Alright, I've been thinking. When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade - make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don't want your damn lemons, what am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life's manager. Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons. Do you know who I am? I'm the man who's gonna burn your house down! With the lemons. I'm going to to get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!"

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If your computer can somehow run it correctly, System Shock 2 is about as scary as it gets.

"Alright, I've been thinking. When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade - make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don't want your damn lemons, what am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life's manager. Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons. Do you know who I am? I'm the man who's gonna burn your house down! With the lemons. I'm going to to get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!"

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Indeed.

In 7th grade, I teach the students how Chuck Norris took down the Roman Empire, so it is good that you are starting early on this curriculum.

 

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Oblivion was pretty horrifying. Don't really want to play anything like it ever again, for sure.

 

edit: Fallout 3 was creepy for a while when traveling through the sewers/subway. After a bit though the novelty wore off and it ceased being creepy.

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AvP2 with surround sound and played in a darkened room could really hit the creepy, nervous atmosphere... :)

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i've been hearing good things about fatal frame 2 directors cut, but it seems i'll have to track down a used copy if I want to play it...


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