The 5 Most Terrifying Games of All Time

Alan Stock

August 9th, 2016

I'm a lover of travel, photography and video games, from the UK. I have worked in the games industry and very passionate about games and their design. Never get bored of them!

The 5 Most Terrifying Games of All Time
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Horror games represent a large and growing demographic in the gaming world. Our Alan Stock is here for ComiConverse to share the horror: the 5 most terrifying games of all time.

Lights off, volume up, hunched towards the screen and gripping the controller. I was stressed. I was scared. Dammit - I was just trying to survive! Why was I doing this to myself, I kept wondering? I was playing Soma, a creepy sci-fi horror game which I finished recently, and being hunted by some horrid mutant thing. Brr. The experience made me recall some of most brilliant, terrifying games I’d ever played. I love (and kind of hate) to be terrified. I’ve played a lot of horror games over the years and I wanted to share my top 5 most scary games with you and explain what makes them so terrifying.

The 5 Most Terrifying Games of All Time:

Do you agree with my choices?


What games scare the heck out of you?

Let me know what you think in the comments! Please note - these are not in any particular order.

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  1. Tom says:

    Alien Isolation is definitely #1 hands down…but I’m dying to find out what’s #2!

  2. Alan Stock says:

    Click on the right arrows at the bottom of the article to find out 😉

  3. spideynut71 says:

    Soma wasn’t “terryfying”…just creepy. I’m surprised The Suffering and Condemned: Criminal Origins aren’t on your list, or even your cut list ; both were far scarier/creepier than most current or recent genre games.

  4. Alan Stock says:

    Yeah I agree Soma wasn’t terrifying, though I did have some horrible moments in it – Amnesia is definitely the horror crown for that. The Suffering I haven’t actually played and that was due to a lot of people telling me the game wasn’t very good or that scary, but maybe I should re-evaluate that? I seem to remember it was on PS2, I wonder if there have been any re-releases? I did think Condemned had a good atmosphere but the enemies just didn’t scare me for the most part, I think because they were so human for most of the game. Same goes for Outlast which also has a great ambience and some good jump scares. What scares you and gets really under your skin is definitely a personal thing, one of the reasons I’m keen to hear what other people found terrifying 🙂