We asked over 100 customers of Level UP what their scariest video game was and the votes are in!
10 - Amnesia
Release Date - September 8, 2010
This award winning game puts you in the shoes of Daniel as he wakes up in a desolate castle, barely remembering anything about his past. Exploring the eerie pathways, you must also take part of Daniel's troubled memories. The horror does not only come from the outside, but from the inside as well. A disturbing odyssey into the dark corners of the human mind awaits. Can you hear the sound of feet dragging behind you? Or is that just your mind playing tricks on you?
9 - Doom 3
Release Date - August 3, 2004
A massive demonic invasion has overwhelmed the Union Aerospace Corporation's (UAC) Mars Research Facility, leaving only chaos and horror in its wake. As one of only a few survivors, you must fight your way to hell and back against a horde of evil monsters. This game was not one you would play in the dark!
8 - F.E.A.R.
Release Date - Windows October 17, 2005 Xbox 360 Oct/Nov 2006 PlayStation 3 April 2007
Be the hero in your own cinematic epic of action, tension and terror. A mysterious paramilitary force infiltrates a multi-billion dollar aerospace compound, taking hostages but issuing no demands. The government responds by sending in a Special Forces team only to have them obliterated. Live footage of the massacre shows an inexplicable wave of destruction tearing the soldiers apart. With no other recourse, the elite F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault Recon) team is assembled to deal with the extraordinary circumstances. They are given one simple mission: Evaluate the threat and eliminate the intruders at any cost.
7 - Cry of Fear
Release Date - Feb 22, 2012
You wake up in a dark alley, not knowing anything. What has happened? This is your struggle to find the truth and answers to your questions. Answers for the darkness and fear that is making your pulse race like violent blows against your head. What are "they"? Where do "they" come from? What the hell has happened around here? Are these the indulgences of insanity? Time's up. You can't stand there reading those SMS's forever. It's time to head down the pathways ahead and find your answers.
6 - Dead Space
Release Date - October 2008
Dead Space for PC begins when a massive mining ship, the USG Ishimura, comes in contact with a mysterious alien artifact and suddenly loses its communications with Earth. Engineer Isaac Clarke is sent to repair the Ishimura's communications, but arrives to find a floating vessel that has become a complete bloodbath. The crew is mutilated and infected with an ancient alien scourge.
Clarke's repair mission is transformed to one of survival as he fights to save himself and return the artifact to the planet at any cost.
5 - Resident Evil 2
Release Date -
PlayStation 1998 PC Feb/Apr 1999 N64 Jan/Feb 2000 Dreamcast April 28 2000 (pal) Gamecube Jan/May 2003
Resident Evil 2 pits rookie cop Leon S. Kennedy and civilian Claire Redfield in the zombie infested Raccoon City, where they fight against the hordes of zombies trying to make their escape.
4 - Outlast
Release Date - PC Sep 2013 PS4 Feb 2014 XBOX one June 19 2014 Linux, OS X, March 31 2015
In the remote mountains of Colorado, horrors await inside Mount Massive Asylum. A long-abandoned home for the mentally ill, it has been recently re-opened by the research and charity branch of the transnational Murkoff Corporation and operates in strict secrecy… until now.
Acting on a tip from an anonymous source, independent journalist Miles Upshur breaks into the facility and what he discovers treads a terrifying line between science, religion, nature and something else entirely. Once inside, his only hope of escape lies with the terrible truth at the heart of Mount Massive. Outlast is a true survival horror experience which shows that the most terrifying monsters of all come from the human mind itself. Are you prepared?
3 - Project Zero
Release Date - PlayStation 2 (JP) Dec 13, 2001 (NA) March 4, 2002 (EU) August 30, 2002 Xbox (NA) November 22, 2002 (JP) February 6, 2003 (EU) May 2, 2003
Miku Hinasaki visits what is famously known to be a haunted building when her brother goes missing. Knowing that this house was the last place he visited she decides to find him, and uncover the secrets hiding there. Armed with just her brothers camera, Miku discovers she can see spirits through the lens and even capture them! With the Camera as her only weapon against the ghosts, this is not a game for the weak hearted.
2 - Alien Isolation
Release Date - Windows, PS3, PS4, X360, XONE 7 October 2014 Linux, OS X 29 September 2015
Discover the true meaning of fear in Alien: Isolation, a survival horror set in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger. Fifteen years after the events of Alien™, Ellen Ripley's daughter, Amanda enters a desperate battle for survival, on a mission to unravel the truth behind her mother's disappearance.
As Amanda, you will navigate through an increasingly volatile world as you find yourself confronted on all sides by a panicked, desperate population and an unpredictable, ruthless Alien.
Underpowered and underprepared, you must scavenge resources, improvise solutions and use your wits, not just to succeed in your mission, but to simply stay alive.
1 - Silent Hill 2
Release Date - PlayStation 2 (NA) Sep 24, 2001 (JP) Sep 27, 2001 (EU) Nov 23, 2001 Xbox (NA) Dec 20, 2001 (JP) Feb 22, 2002 (EU) Oct 4, 2002
While not a direct sequel to the events and characters of the first Silent Hill game, Silent Hill 2 takes place in the series' namesake town, located in the northeastern United States. Silent Hill 2 is set in another area of the town and explores some of Silent Hill's backstory. The town draws upon the psyche of its visitors and ultimately forms alternative versions of the town, which differ depending on the character. The concept behind the town was "a small, rural town in America"; to make the setting more realistic, some buildings and rooms lack furnishings.