Horror games can be, and often are, absolutely lousy experiences, but we all come back to them year after year. There have been tons of amazing horror games, and of course success also means sequels. If everyone were honest with themselves, they’d admit to having a favorite horror series.
The reason is because of all the different scary ways games can give you chills. I guess you could say that video game fans are like horror games, they come in many different varieties and all have something unique to offer whether someone likes it or not. Here are some popular series picks and what they reveal about your personality.
ten Resident Evil – You like exaggerated situations
While there’s a pretty solid separation in the Resident Evil fan base between loving the early entries or the later entries, it’s safe to say that even during the scary early days, they were all action-packed.
In the first game, you end up fighting the final boss with a rocket launcher to escape, which has caught on. Then there are jet skis, punching rocks, and literal shark jumps to be discovered much later in the series. You love all ridiculous situations, and there is nothing to apologize for.
9 Left 4 Dead – Try to make your dreams come true
Rushing through hordes of the undead with a group of pals sounds exactly like the kind of thing a lot of people dream of. Good old Left 4 Dead is kind of a grim take on the classic action hero longings that many have.
Still, most people love games because every time they start a campaign, they are living that dream. No one would be able to realize what the characters are doing, but that’s okay. Baby boomers and jockeys might hold you back for a while, but just like the Goonies, zombie slayers never say die.
8 The Dark Pictures Anthology – You like a horror movie
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Why go through all the effort of learning new horror game controls and sometimes weird mechanics when you could just watch the majority of your favorite horror games? Yes, you still need to become skilled in the difficult QTEs, but you can enjoy a lot more atmosphere with Dark Pictures.
Each game can play out differently depending on your actions, so it’s almost like watching several different movies. Fans of this series have an encyclopedic knowledge of horror that would protect them even in a phone call with Ghostface.
seven Outlast – Regular Horror Isn’t Enough Anymore
You did it. You’ve played just about every horror title on offer, and nothing can scare you anymore. Thanks to old horror sentiment, you have no choice but to turn to one of the most disturbing horror franchises of all time.
A lot of people thought Resident Evil 7’s Jack Baker was bad, but they didn’t experience anything until they encountered the horrors of Outlast. You probably get a twisted enjoyment from the game, something that should worry most people, but that’s just a horror fan’s life, isn’t it?
6 Fatal Frame – The store didn’t have the game you wanted
You’re one of the brave souls who picked up the oft-ignored Fatal Frame series, and you love every entry. The game store must have really been out of stock that day, huh? The games are great, but the average gamer probably hasn’t tried a single one.
The series is often brought up when horror fans are looking for a fresh take on classic game formulas. Still, you were probably looking for the latest Resident Evil, only to have the store sold out, but still housing plenty of copies of Fatal Frame.
5 Silent Hill – You like to be confidently confused
Whether any of us are fully aware of it or not, there’s a lot going on in the Silent Hill franchise. You can go through all the games in the series and still be confused as to what exactly happened. Is this franchise supposed to be one for beginners?
You’re confident in your abilities to overcome some of the game’s toughest challenges and difficulty settings, but you’re still not quite sure what Silent Hill is. Does the city really exist, or is it some sort of entity known only to those who fell victim to its calls? I’ll probably never know, but maybe you will.
4 Telltales The Walking Dead – You Like Being Hurt
The entire Walking Dead series could have been happily named The Adventures of Surrogate Parents Lee and Clementine, and you would still have enjoyed every second of each season’s dark tales.
Whether it’s the chapter-by-chapter punches that come your way or the heartbreaking final moments at the end of seasons, you really enjoy being hurt by these games. It’s a good injury, unlike the injury that tends to accompany long seasons of the beloved TV show.
3 Dead Space – You liked growing up with Alien
Prior to the release of Alien: Isolation, there really weren’t many good video games for the Alien franchise. Thanks to this lack of games, many fans of this series have had to turn to Dead Space to live out their horrifying dreams of space survival.
You never stop talking about that classic chest-bursting scene, making Dead Space 2’s opening scare where everything goes wrong almost immediately a fantastic moment. Even better, the quality of the Dead Space games continued to match the quality of the Alien series movies.
2 Clock tower – You must be different
You could have picked any of the classic, easily accessible horror titles to love, but you picked Clock Tower. Forget the fact that many people haven’t even heard of the series, and the fact that one of the games is exclusive to Japan, but the series hasn’t had a new mainline entry since 2002.
The games generally functioned as point-and-click adventures that saw a helpless girl avoid the uniquely designed Scissorman. Who needs zombies when you have a hunchback with a really big pair of scissors? No, because you are different.
1 Five Nights At Freddy’s – You Watch Too Much YouTube
Anyone who has experienced a game of Five Nights At Freddy can agree that these are fun little horror experiences. Their short nature ensures that the gimmick doesn’t get old, and the challenging nature of the games makes them replayable.
That said, games have only really risen to prominence thanks to a few key creators on YouTube. If it’s your favorite show, you probably watch a little too much YouTube, but maybe it’s better because you know exactly when to expect the jumpscares.
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