FFD: What’re the scariest games or characters?

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It’s very nearly Halloween, which here in South Africa is a mostly meaningless event – but it is a great excuse to dress like an idiot, be scared of things and do terrible, terrible things to pumpkins. Basically, it gives you a licence to be Darryn. In the spirit of All Hallow’s Eve, let’s discuss games and characters that frighten the bejeesus out of you.

I’ve been playing a bit of Outlast, and it’s really quite a damned chilling experience – mostly because you;re in an Asylum with nothing but a video-camera and a few hundred goddamned psychopaths. It creepy, but it’s not entirely scary.

One of the first games to give me the heebie-jeebies was the very first Resident Evil. It was soon after I got my first PlayStation, I was lying on my bed and i started playing. And not too long in to the game, just when turning a corner, a mutant dog jumped through a window and I screamed like a girl.

There’s also, of course, Clive Barker’s Undying, and all of its occult dealings – but the last game that really made me switch the thing off and say “Nope. Not today!” wasn;t a horror game itself – but a mission within the really damned excellent Vampire The Masquerades: Bloodlines. If you’ve played the game, you know exactly what I’m talking about.

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Tell us though; what games or game characters just creep you the hell out?

Last Updated: October 25, 2013

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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