A Couple Things That Go Bump in the Night: A Halloween Listicle!

Hello gamers! Welcome back to wrmH0l3. It’s that time of year again; the leaves change color and fall from the trees, apple cider and pumpkin carving, but more importantly the monsters come out to play. Halloween is upon us! This article we will be looking at gamings most terrifying characters and the 5 games that will make you fear the dark.

5 Scariest Games:

Alright, lets start this off right. Here are the 5 scariest games you should play with the lights off, alone in a silent house.

Dead Space:

Space, such a vast and complex place. No one really knows a whole lot about it, whats out there, what could be living out there, or what could be watching us. Dead Space puts you into the vast reaches of space on an abandoned “Planet Cracker” filled with the eviscerated remains of its crew. Issac Clark, an engineer is sent with a small response team to check it out. However, what they discover is far from pleasant. An alien species has found its way on board that turns the dead corpses of the crew into horrific and gruesome beasts known as Necromorphs. You must survive the attacks and find out what happened to the crew and how to stop the species from taking over.

Amnesia: the Dark Descent 

The only thing scarier than waking up someplace you don’t recognize is waking up there and not remembering anything at all. Amnesia: the dark descent is a horror survival game that throws you into an abandoned castle with no clue as to why or how to escape. The castle is riddled with ominous screams, remnants of the past and horrifying monsters. You only have three options of playing: hiding, running, or dying a horrid death. It’s sequel, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, is just as, if not more so terrifying.

Slender: The Arrival

For those who aren’t familiar with pop culture, Slender Man is a fictional creature created for a horror competition that has quickly ascended to modern horror icon. In a previous video game title, Slender: The Eight Pages, you are stranded in the woods with a less than functional flashlight on the hunt for 8 pages with warnings on them. You must avoid contact with Slenderman. In The Arrival, you are tossed into a much more intense environment, uncovering a disturbing story about the shadowy figure.

The Evil Within:

Although not released quite yet, this is a horror survival game of its own right. Shinji Mikami, the creator of the game is a father of horror survival. Him and his team are working to create an intense game with an in-depth story, highly-crafted environment and horrifying anxiety that fully immerses the player to draw you in from the start.

F.E.A.R:

A FPS survival horror game that puts players in the shoes of a character called the Point-Man. An operative working for the government special ops forces F.E.A.R who deal in paranormal threats. him and his team are given a mission to eliminate an enemy known as Paxton Fettel who is working with Delta Forces after taking command telepathically of a controlled army of clone super soldiers.

Now it is time to dive into the five most feared characters in all of gaming!

5. The Wallmasters (Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)

The horrid phantoms that dwell in the dungeons that Link crawls. (image provided by:http://www.ugo.com/games/wallmasters)

The horrid phantoms that dwell in the dungeons that Link crawls. (image provided by:http://www.ugo.com/games/wallmasters)

So these creepy mofo’s are the reason that countless players have spent ridiculous amounts of time trying to complete one dungeon in the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. They will transport our favorite elf warrior back to the dungeon entrance and make him start his adventure all over again if he is caught by the severed phalanges.

4. Shibito (Siren: Blood Curse)

What's worse than an undead creature with a taste for flesh? One that is both intelligent and can turn into some insect-like abomination! (image provided by: http://www.taringa.net/posts/imagenes/15135511/Los-Personajes-Mas-Aterradores-en-los-Videojuegos.html)

What’s worse than an undead creature with a taste for flesh? One that is both intelligent and can turn into some insect-like abomination! (image provided by: http://www.taringa.net/posts/imagenes/15135511/Los-Personajes-Mas-Aterradores-en-los-Videojuegos.html)

A terrifying, super-zombie hybrid from Hell, the Shibito are the coherent revived malevolent spirits of Siren: Blood Curse and the main enemies. They can turn themselves into insect-like creatures such as spiders and maggots, because that’s a totally fair thing for an already terrifying creature to be able to do.

3. Necromorphs (Dead Space Series)

The dead are.... exploding... now growing extra limbs.... oh god... are those claws? (image provided by:http://deadspace.wikia.com/wiki/Necromorphs)

The dead are…. exploding… now growing extra limbs…. oh god… are those claws? (image provided by:http://deadspace.wikia.com/wiki/Necromorphs)

The alien parasite that turns living tissue into horrid killing machines in space. Makes me totally want to be an astronaut when I grow up! Syke! These horrible enemies like to trick Issac Clark as he explores the deserted Ishimura. Varying from Slashers to Pregnants, they are all out for blood and will do anything from play dead to hide in the ventilation systems.

2. Pyramid Head (Silent Hill 2)

The executioner ain't got nothin' on Pyramid Head (image provided by: http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/silent-hill/images/18521231/title/pyramid-head-photo)

The executioner ain’t got nothin’ on Pyramid Head (image provided by: http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/silent-hill/images/18521231/title/pyramid-head-photo)

 

The iconic villain in Silent Hill 2, Pyramid Head was the bane of sweet dreams for anyone brave enough to make the venture into the dark history of Silent Hill and into the psyche of James Sunderland. This abomination stems from James’ want to be punished for the death of his wife, whist taking on his executioner appearance from the towns dark past of executions.

1. Unagi the Eel (Super Mario 64)

The most terrifying eel you will ever meet in your life. 'Nuff said. (image provided by: http://zombiesatemygames.com/2012/10/theres-something-in-the-water/)

The most terrifying eel you will ever meet in your life. ‘Nuff said. (image provided by: http://zombiesatemygames.com/2012/10/theres-something-in-the-water/)

Nothing was more petrifying as a child then to innocently swim to the bottom of Jolly Roger Bay looking for the Power Star. Only to find that as you encroach on the sunken pirate ship, a giant M***** F****** Eel has the thing hanging at the end of its tail. I literally couldnt finish this game because that damn thing scared me so much as a child.

I think that’s enough to give you all nightmares for a few days, until next time gamers.

Stay Calm and Don’t Look Behind You

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