VGC Day 29: What game scared the crap out of you?

Briefly mentioned in another post, Outlast has been insanely popular for Youtubers and Let’s Player’s alike and not without reason. Outlast was praised for its horror elements and game-play, but also criticized for its environments and character models.

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Using only a camcorder, players must navigate through an insane asylum riddled with enemies. Players can only run or hide but enemies will come looking for you. Squeezing into small spaces and closing doors can deter your attackers for a few moments. The camcorder has night vision and can record important events. Be aware though that batteries can become difficult to find and some black out areas basically require night vision on the camcorder in order for you to navigate.

Outlast was one of the first “modern” horror games I enjoyed. There’s plenty to gripe about but the actual survival horror part of the game was fantastic. I obviously didn’t play this one on my own. I played it with my brother (then later played Whistle Blower). He was the cool and calm one while I shrieked at every jump-scare.

I already have a strange fascination with serial killers (looking at you Criminal Minds and Serial Killers Parcast) so being inside the psychiatric hospital with those who actually belong there with dead personnel literally everywhere was unsettling. Reading the documents and slowly piecing everything together kept me on my toes. The few “main” enemies we encountered made me feel gross and disturbed.

Overall, it’s a great game. The character models could have been better, but I personally didn’t have much to complain about. Did the game take some cheap shots with jump-scares? Sure, and maybe they even numbed you a bit because you “knew” they were coming. I knew they were coming, and they would still scare the shit out of me. Don’t play this one alone.

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What game scared the crap out of you? Let me know in the comments!

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18 thoughts on “VGC Day 29: What game scared the crap out of you?

      1. I really wish they released the Wii one, they had Fatal Frame 2 Wii version for the WiiU virtual console. Now we need Mask of the Lunar Eclipse re-released as well

        Speaking of WiiU, the one released there, Maiden of the Black Water is supposedly the weakest of the series

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      2. I haven’t had a chance to try Maiden of the Black Water because I don’t have a Wii but being the big fan of the series that I am, I wouldn’t mind giving it a try. I know some fans were disappointed in Fatal Frame III, but let’s face it, Fatal Frame II is the best, and it’s hard to compare the other games to it.

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      3. Yeah Fatal Frame took what the first one did and turned it to eleven. I never played Fatal Frame III didn’t have the console for it. Wouldn’t it be great if all these games were remastered and re-released on the Switch since Nintendo owns Fatal Frame?

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  1. I don’t have a full game that qualifies, but in Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines there is a mission to a haunted hotel. That was incredibly spook. And I await the arrival of the new Call of Cthulhu Game and The Lighthouse.

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