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The 5 scariest video games in history

The horror genre brings incredible elements to the video game industry, making players experience chilling sensations

By Ninfa BiPublished 2 months ago 3 min read
Horror in video games provide unique experiences

The video game industry is constantly evolving and the horror genre has brought a lot to surprise fans. Gamers want more than just to be entertained. As time goes on, fans want to experience incredible sensations to take it to the next level.

Here are the top 5 scariest video games in history that have managed to blow your mind.


Madison, 2022

Madison is a psychological horror video game, designed in first person. The story is about Luca, a 16 year old teenager who one night wakes up alone in his room covered in blood, the blood of his family. He has received as a birthday present an instant camera that 30 years ago belonged to a serial killer. This criminal must complete a diabolical ritual through Luca and that camera is the one that connects the two. The game takes place mainly inside a large house, but the player will travel through different scenarios, such as a church and subway tunnels. The player will use the camera throughout the story to solve puzzles, reveal secrets, chase away demonic entities, among others.

#4.Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Amnesia: The Dark Descent, 2010

Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a first-person survival horror game. From the very beginning, this video game introduces you to discovery and life inside a nightmare, through an immersive experience. The player interacts with the environment in a wide variety of ways, such as collecting moving objects, opening doors, cabinets and drawers, operating valves, levers and lighting areas. There are no weapons or combat mechanics in the game, so the player cannot fight the various monsters he encounters. The only way to survive is to run away and hide from them until they lose interest.

#3.Alone in the Dark

Alone in the Dark, 1992

Alone in the Dark is a video game created by Infogrames for PC. It was the vanguard of the survival horror genre that later became the rage among fans.

The game consists of exploring the mansion to find a way out, while facing supernatural enemies such as zombies, strange creatures, among others. However, fights have a limited role in the game. Many monsters must be defeated by solving puzzles rather than using violence. Alone in the Dark is based on exploring the house and solving puzzles - it is also a non-linear game which means that the player is free to investigate.

#2.Silent Hill

Silent Hill, 1999

Silent Hill is a psychological horror video game that set a trend in the genre, raising the maturity level of the industry itself. The game tells the story of Harry Mason, a 32-year-old writer who experiences a horror-filled adventure as he searches for his missing daughter Cheryl. As the plot progresses, the search for Cheryl takes a back seat. The focus is on a mysterious cult called The Order, which seeks to bring a deity to earth through a macabre ritual. The game has five different endings, four of them are coherent and the last one is a joke ending.


Outlast, 2013

Outlast ranks as the scariest video game in history. Outlast describes a first-person horror adventure set in the Mount Massive Asylum, located in the remote mountains of Colorado. The plot focuses on Miles Upshur, a journalist who approaches the place to investigate it. He will discover a dark story that mixes science and religion. The combination of a classic environment such as an apparently abandoned psychiatric hospital, a protagonist with no weapons to defend himself from enemies and mechanics such as a camera whose night vision will be essential to move through dark areas. During the story, you find out what has been done to the psychiatric patients. Some are harmless, but others are not to be trusted, as they are capable of the worst.

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  • Naty2 months ago

    Silent Hill Is the scariest one 🥇

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