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Old 02-01-2005, 03:28 PM   #1
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I'm kinda sick of the whole "hmmm....this is a very interesting mystery" type adventure games. I wanna be scured!! Anyway, are they any good scary adventure games out there? And I don't mean oooh this is creepy scary I mean the oh god i'm going to crap my pants scary. Any suggestions?
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Old 02-01-2005, 03:41 PM   #2
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hmmmm....scary adventure games.......

i realy cant think of any that will make you jump out of your seat but the 11th hour always gave me that creepy feeling, as well as phantasmagoria.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 03:47 PM   #3
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Sanitarium had a few jumpy parts, if I recall. Though I suppose it was moreso of the creepy variety. However, you can't beat the $10 bargain price if you haven't played it...
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Darkfall.

The original, not the sequel.
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Darkfall.
Definitively. And "Shadow of the comet". And, in many parts of the game, "D", and more action-based, "Alone in the dark" and "realms of the haunting".
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hmmmm....scary adventure games.......

i realy cant think of any that will make you jump out of your seat but the 11th hour always gave me that creepy feeling, as well as phantasmagoria.
Shit, I forgot those... but I prefer the other two games: 7th Guest and the weird Phantasmagoria 2

And maybe Shivers and Harvest of Souls. Only maybe.
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Darkfall.

The original, not the sequel.
Darkfall 2 is pretty scary - not as scary as the first one but it does have its moments.
...footsteps that you can hear but nobody's there, voices in the distance calling to you......

playing this game on Xmas eve after watching ghost stories on tv really wound me up

I also found certain parts of "Faust-7 Games of the Soul" reasonably spooky.

Other than that I really can't think of any really scary adventures unless you want to branch out to the "much maligned" survival horror genre!
You might want to consider the first 2 SH games, Project Zero (Fatal Frame in the USA) or even Forbidden Siren.
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i got an other one....


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The Area 51 section of "Pandora Directive" always scares the crap outta me. The creepy air-raid siren going off in the background... Then once you get inside Area 51, the fact that you know an alien entity is stalking you, yet you can't see it.

Man, whenever Tex just stops and says "The hair on the back of my neck just stood on end." makes MY neck hair stand up!
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I'm kinda sick of the whole "hmmm....this is a very interesting mystery" type adventure games. I wanna be scured!! Anyway, are they any good scary adventure games out there? And I don't mean oooh this is creepy scary I mean the oh god i'm going to crap my pants scary. Any suggestions?
Phantasmagoria scared the shit out of me.
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Wow! Thanks for the suggestions.

"unless you want to branch out to the "much maligned" survival horror genre"

I'm an old friend of the survival horror genere.

As to everyone else, i've already played Phantasmagoria, D, Silent Hill 1 and 2 and shivers, but i'll def. check out dark watch, the 7th guest and the 11th hour.

This just in, just bought 7th guest and 11th hour for under $10!

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As to everyone else, i've already played Phantasmagoria, D, Silent Hill 1 and 2 and shivers, but i'll def. check out dark watch, the 7th guest and the 11th hour.
I'd forgotten about "The 7th Guest" and "The 11th Hour" - they're both quite scary games, but the Phantasmagoria games didn't have that spooky feeling for me.
All good games though.

Clive Barker's Undying was imo a very scary game - I know it's not really an adventure game but I thought it was worth a mention anyway
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I'd forgotten about "The 7th Guest" and "The 11th Hour" - they're both quite scary games, but the Phantasmagoria games didn't have that spooky feeling for me.
All good games though.

Clive Barker's Undying was imo a very scary game - I know it's not really an adventure game but I thought it was worth a mention anyway
Ha, it's actually kinda funny that you mention clive baker. I consider myself to be a pretty hardcore gamer, but Undying is the ONLY game I couldn't finish because it was TOO scary! Go 'head, laugh.
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temporaryscars, you might wanna check out this thread:

The games of the dead: AG's unofficial Halloween list!
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Ha, it's actually kinda funny that you mention clive baker. I consider myself to be a pretty hardcore gamer, but Undying is the ONLY game I couldn't finish because it was TOO scary! Go 'head, laugh.
There's no way I would laugh at you - that game had me so spooked right from the beginning.
You really didn't know what to expect next - you'd be walking along the corridors and hear sounds in the distance; then you would look in a mirror and nearly crap your pants after seeing a terrifying cutscene

I never finished the game either!!

Ooh! I've just remembered another one - the first Blair Witch game!!!!
I bought this game as soon as it came out, in spite of all the bad reviews it received and I was more than satisfied!!!
I really couldn't understand why it got such a bashing - I suppose the gameplay could have been improved but it was way better than the next 2 games.

There were moments when playing this game that I couldn't actually look at the monitor because I was so scared - visiting Rustin Parr's house, going to the spooky locations in the village :eek: :eek:
And the worst one for me has to be when you go into the cafe and there's this guy sitting at the counter who's going on about the coffee (I suppose you have to be a Twin Peaks fan to appreciate it), but when the zombies attacked me I nearly jumpd ouit of my seat!!!!!


One of the scariest games of all time as far as I'm concerned.

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Resident Evil 4 is not an adventure but I heard it is one of the scariest games ever.
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i bought it today and it's up their on the scary level.......


realms of the haunting is pretty scary even Theo some people say it's not realy an adventure game.
 
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As to everyone else, i've already played Phantasmagoria, D, Silent Hill 1 and 2 and shivers, but i'll def. check out dark watch, the 7th guest and the 11th hour.
I dunno about Dark Watch , but I'll second SquareJawHero, Dark Fall is the scariest game I've played. (Phantasmagoria could come a close second if it wasn't that gory from times to times... takes out the thrill for me.)
It's a first person game, with an inventory, but still not exaclty an inventory game, nor exactly a puzzle game, more like something in between. It's not pretty, it's quite short and not very hard, but man the atmosphere is good. I've played it with a friend, and even the two of us together in front of the screen could not help but jump each time a wail was heard in an empty room, or each time a shadow crossed the floor.
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You gotta be kidding me. Phantasmagoria? 11th Hour?

There's really never been a scary adventure game that has ever been made.
 
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You gotta be kidding me. Phantasmagoria? 11th Hour?

There's really never been a scary adventure game that has ever been made.
Did you play Dark Fall?
(and anyway, I know I would have flipped out playing phantasmagoria at 13; you're one tough kid :eek: )
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