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Top 5 Horror Games That Will Leave You Sleeping With the Lights On (Seriously, Don't Play Alone)

Don't Play Alone: Top 5 Horror Games That Will Leave You Sleeping With the Lights On (Seriously, Don't Play Alone)

By Richard WeberPublished about a month ago 3 min read
Top 5 Horror Games That Will Leave You Sleeping With the Lights On (Seriously, Don't Play Alone)
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I mean, who doesn't enjoy a good scare? Certain video games push the boundaries to an extreme, giving players the creeps and a sense of adrenaline. They're not your typical jump-scare events. These books delve deeply into your mind, making you doubt reality and perhaps feel the need for a nightlight (no guilt!). Now, gather your friends and grab a lantern because we're going to count down the top 5 horror games that will definitely ruin you:

Amnesia: The Dark Descent: You lose all memory when you awaken in an eerie old castle. It sounds enjoyable, doesn't it? False. This game plays with your mind since it is based on psychological terror. Envision traversing dimly lit corridors with diminished mental clarity – the more terrified you become, the more the environment warps and mocks you. A renewed appreciation for well-lit spaces, existential dread, and self-doubt are possible side effects.

P.T. - Although this playable trailer for a Silent Hill game was never released, it has gained notoriety nonetheless. You find yourself trapped in a terrifying, revolving hallway that is full of eerie noises, eerie whispers, and eerie sights. Even when you (hopefully) make it out, the psychological torture won't stop, and you'll be hunting over the internet for answers to the riddle of what's truly going on. Paranoia, echophobia, or a severe dislike of hallways, are possible side effects.

Alien: Isolation - Caution to Claustrophobias! In this game, a Xenomorph—a scary alien—is relentlessly pursuing you on a space station. You can't just battle your way out like in most other games. You must conceal yourself, forage for supplies, and hope the Xenomorph isn't listening. You'll be checking the vents (and your underwear) far too frequently due to the ongoing stress and fear of the unknown. Jumpiness, social isolation (since who wants to talk about the terror they just experienced? ), and a renewed admiration for Ripley's bravery in the Alien films are possible side effects.

The hazy village of Silent Hill appears in Silent Hill 2, a psychological horror classic that represents the protagonist's darkest sorrow and guilt. The mood is ominous, and the unsettling creatures you come across are a metaphor for his inner demons. Not only is Silent Hill 2 a terrifying experience, but it delves deeply into the human psyche. Emotional upheaval, existential dread, and a severe case of the blues are possible side effects (because that place is pretty sad).

Visage: The terrible past of the home's previous occupants permeates this independent masterpiece. Using a cursed VHS camera, you explore the house and experience terrifying images and relive the past horrors that plague the space. Visage attacks the mind without mercy, making it difficult to distinguish between a nightmare and reality. Full-blown insomnia, doubts about the security of your own house, and an overwhelming need for therapy are possible side effects (not even kidding).

Are you brave enough to play? These games are terrible, but they're unforgettable for people who love a good scare. Just keep in mind that you should probably stop playing the game and take a big breath if you start hearing whispers in your room. You mean there's always Minecraft?

These Games Are Not for the Faint of Heart

The games listed in this article are intended for mature audiences and contain disturbing content. They may feature violence, gore, psychological horror, and themes that can be upsetting.

Gamer Beware!

Playing these games may cause:

Sleep disturbances (nightmares, insomnia)

Anxiety and stress

Increased jumpiness

Feelings of unease and disorientation

We strongly recommend you:

Read reviews and watch gameplay videos before playing. This will give you a better idea of the game's content and intensity.

Don't play alone! Having a friend to share the experience (and scream with) can make it more enjoyable (and less scary).

Take breaks! If the game is getting too intense, step away for a bit and come back later.

Know your limits! If you're feeling overwhelmed or scared, stop playing. Your mental well-being is more important than finishing the game.

Enjoy the scares responsibly!


About the Creator

Richard Weber

So many strange things pop into my head. This is where I share a lot of this information. Call it a curse or a blessing. I call it an escape from reality. Come and take a peek into my brain.

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