The Halloween season is in full swing, and it got me thinking about some of the scariest video games I ever played. Now, scary means different things to different people; some can’t handle jump-scares and others squirm at excessive gore. This list is in no particular order, and while there are certainly other games out there that are horror-themed, these are the ones that stayed with me long after playing them.
Many have a dark, horrific setting that provide an unforgettable atmosphere. Some are infamous for their unforgiving difficulty. Several are brutally violent. Most raised my heart rate during especially intense areas. All are well-worth a play through even today.