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Jak
July 1st, 2010, 08:33 PM
You know there has to be, or has been, a stage/dungeon in a game that just scared the piss out of you. I can think of quite a few, but I know you don't wanna read my rambles...but that won't stop me. >:)

Chimera Lab - Mother 3
The ultimate chimera is loose and all you hear is roaring and pigs squealing. That's freaking scary, man! Seriously! And if you touch it, you don't even fight it. It's instant game over. :| He was right outside the door when I was playing last night and... -shivers- I don't wanna talk about it.

Shadow Temple - Ocarina of Time
Redeads. Nuff said. Then again, I think anywhere with redeads in any Zelda game is just hell. But this one is probably the worst, with all the secret passages, dead hands, skulls, blood, spikes, ick. It's a torture chamber, I'm tellin' ya. And the music sounds like someone moaning in pain. Get me out of here.

Lavender Town - Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow
Not the revamped Lavender Town in FRLG, no. The original. Creepy music and all. I thought I was going to die when I went to Pokemon Tower with no Silph Scope. Oh. My. Lord.

I'll keep it at three. XD I might mention more later, but that's all for now.

Akeraz
July 1st, 2010, 09:00 PM
Oh god. Don't even get me started.

Fallout 3: - Dunwich Building
I know that there are plenty of locations in Fallout 3 with Feral Ghouls, but this one really does it for me. I crapped myself the first time I went through this building.

Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
There's no location for this one, as it's kinda different. But every time the Nemesis shows up, I get really quaky and scared as hell.

LoZ: Twilight Princess: - Arbiter's Grounds
This one kinda scares me. As I remember, there are alot of Redeads, Stalfos and Staltroops and the atmosphere really gets to me. The music is pretty creepy too.

The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion: - Sancre Tor
This one's part of the main quest, but this dungeon also gets to me. It's really dark, there's a ton of ghosts and other nonsense and the atmosphere really gets to me. And whenever I hear the combat music come on, my heart starts racing

I could post more, but I won't.

thedestinedblade
July 1st, 2010, 10:00 PM
Just about any place in Silent Hill 2. The apartment complex, hospital, hotel, and museum are all brilliantly done. The atmosphere is as scary as it's gonna get. Not to mention the Pyramid Head popping from time to time. Have yet to try and play at night w/ the lights off. I don't think I could either. :laugh:

TRIFORCE89
July 1st, 2010, 10:12 PM
I'm sure the true horror-genre games will have top honours in this thread. Probably stuff like Bioshock too.

But I haven't played those games. So... I'm going with Beneath the Well in Ocarina of Time.

Cherrim
July 2nd, 2010, 04:01 AM
The dentist's office in Bioshock. sdkljlfgh Decrepit dental offices are creepy enough but then when the fog appears and suddenly there's that splicer in the chair? :( The first time I played the game I was an idiot and walked closer and freaked the hell out when it suddenly jumped at me (why would I think it was dead???). And then you go "oh, phew, well I guess this room is safe now, since it's already maxed out its startle factor--I'm not gonna be caught by a trick like that again." So you wander over and start rummaging through the cupboard/desk to take everything you can and.... when you turn around, there's a splicer right behind you oh dear god.

I freaking hate that room. ;_;

I also hate any hallways (especially unlit ones) in any FPS or survival game. D: Omg I was playing Left 4 Dead by myself last night and there was a witch sobbing around one of the dark hallways and I'd never encountered one before so I was so scared to go ~anywhere~ since I wasn't sure how the encounters worked but I knew they were nasty. XD;;

As for non-horror games... under the well scared me a lot in Ocarina of Time. Shadow Temple too, but mostly 'cause I played it at night when I wasn't supposed to as a kid. It also took me years before I could walk through Hyrule Town without freezing all the ReDead first. D: And I would always have to get my friend to get me the Sun Song when I'd play the game because I couldn't go through that tomb by myself. orz.

The Prototype Badger in Ace Attorney Investigations is nightmare-worthy too. And the first time I played Portal, the last level creeped me out so bad.

And there's actually a Kingdom Hearts boss whose desperation attack used to scare me so it took absolutely forever to figure out how to deal with it because I'd just kind of freeze up when it was used. ;~; /ashamed

okay i think that's it. *easily scared*

KingCharizard
July 2nd, 2010, 04:30 AM
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
There's no location for this one, as it's kinda different. But every time the Nemesis shows up, I get really quaky and scared as hell.

Gotta Say I agree 110% especially when he fuc**ng popped through the window n yelled stars and your wearing a police uniform.

Naruto Uzumaki
July 2nd, 2010, 04:31 AM
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
There's no location for this one, as it's kinda different. But every time the Nemesis shows up, I get really quaky and scared as hell.

I played the game once in my cousins house. It was creepy as heck o.o

Morkula
July 2nd, 2010, 05:49 AM
I'm not really one to play "scary" games since I'm not a big fan of horror, but there's one part of a game that really sticks out in my mind that hasn't been mentioned yet.

The Phendrana space pirate lab in Metroid Prime.
It's not bad on the way to the Thermal Visor, but after the lights get killed and you have to use the visor and stumble through all the research labs with pirates dropping down from the ceiling and stuff, and your health getting low because it's so far from a save point, it's just arrrrgh. It was really intense and terrifying when I played it a few years ago.

TRIFORCE89
July 2nd, 2010, 06:09 AM
Paul Dini, writer of Batman: The Animated Series and Batman: Arkham Asylum, once said that he was aiming for Arkham Asylum to be "Bioshock-lite".

So, on that note. I think the first time you encounter the crazies. In their cages shaking and babbling about. In the darkness Kinda disturbing. And then you return to that room shortly after. And they're gone. The cages are open. You know **** is about to hit the fan. And then they jump at you. D:

Vulpes bicaudata
July 2nd, 2010, 06:28 AM
The Ruins in Phantasy Star Online. A crashed spacecraft crawling with scythe-armed demons and walls made of pulsating flesh... Brrr. Although it actually freaks me out a lot more NOW then when I first played it when I was younger.

Beechlgz
July 2nd, 2010, 07:24 AM
I never really got scared of typical creepy stuff in games, just because I knew it was fake.

I do remember getting freaked out at MGS2 when the guy who had been talking to you the whole time turns out to be an AI, by then with a virus, and his face goes all polygon-ish and skeletal and starts saying strange things in a creepy voice. I have absolutely no idea why that freaked me out. It's not really scary. But I had a few sleepless nights as a result, I was a lot younger too.

Le Creep!
July 5th, 2010, 04:43 AM
In one of the Alone in the Dark games for PC, I was so scared when I had to try and block the window so the wolf couldn't get in, and when it did, I like, had a fit.

Lavender Town was creepy for me also. I hated the music.

Vulpes bicaudata
July 5th, 2010, 07:37 AM
Luigi's Mansion is a lot creepier than you'd think...

MareBear
July 5th, 2010, 08:12 AM
LoZ: Twilight Princess: - Arbiter's Grounds
This one kinda scares me. As I remember, there are alot of Redeads, Stalfos and Staltroops and the atmosphere really gets to me. The music is pretty creepy too.

Oh my God, yes. More or less one of the most scariest dungeons/levels in a game EVER. The worst part was in one room of the jail (yeah, it's an abandoned jail, GO FIGURE), there were invisible rats that clung to you in human form and you couldn't see them unless you turned into your wolf form. It took me hours to figure that room out 'cause there were also sand traps, sliding doors, spikes, and falling bricks. I'm pretty sure that was the worst part of that game.

Anyway, I have a few. Some of the bosses in the Kingdom Hearts series freak me out. Not the Disney ones, more like the Heartless/Nobody ones. The worst one was less than an hour into the first game, I encounter this (http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090511005439/kingdomhearts/images/9/9c/Darkside.png). I'm pretty sure I freaked out and shut down my game (I was like ten, okay?). Then in the second game, this (http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090513135136/kingdomhearts/images/a/ac/Twilight_Thorn.png) guy appears. It wasn't as bad but I still had horrible memories of the first one. The most ironic thing about these guys is, they are really easy to defeat. <_<

Vulpes bicaudata
July 5th, 2010, 10:58 AM
Honestly, the ReDeads, while freaky, never scared me as much as Gibdos.

Xebelleon
July 5th, 2010, 01:31 PM
I stopped playing Twilight Princess (Zelda), and fell through this webbed floor in this (first?) temple into a dark room below, only to see these glowy eyes, only to swing my lampy, only to see three Spiders Of Unusual Size, I freaked. And cracked my friends nunchuck on his basement floor.

Anywhere with big CGI bugs. Even those moth thing from Wind Waker creeped me out.

Captain Fabio
July 5th, 2010, 02:25 PM
What? Seriously?
LoZ? Fallout 3? POKEMON?!

Silent Hill 2
That game is pure gold for being scary and creepy.

The first Resident Evil game was creepy and made me jump alot, mainly because the camera was so bad that it would decide to change when a zombie was a meter in front of your face.

Vulpes bicaudata
July 5th, 2010, 02:48 PM
Silent Hill 2
That game is pure gold for being scary and creepy.

Ehh, once you realize it's all just Freudian nonsense it's not as scary. Remember, "Freud" is just one letter away from "fraud!"

Agent Clank
July 5th, 2010, 04:18 PM
Halo: Combat Evolved - 343 Guilty Spark.
this level was scary! (the first time I played it)
I wasn't expecting The Flood,at all.
so when I saw aliens dead,blood splattered against the walls,I was like,"oh...no whats in here?!".
I continued through out the place and then after the cut scene...The Flood start pouring out of the doors!
at that point I was scared! lol
but I beat it.

I don't play much scary games,but that level was Scarey!

Captain Fabio
July 5th, 2010, 04:33 PM
Ehh, once you realize it's all just Freudian nonsense it's not as scary. Remember, "Freud" is just one letter away from "fraud!"

Once you realize it isn't scary, it isn't scary.
O WAIT. That is the same for most things.

When you are playing through it, it is creepy.

Vulpes bicaudata
July 5th, 2010, 04:48 PM
People are always saying that Silent Hill is so scary. It's just a bunch of nonsense based around out outmoded psychoanalytic theories.

Ninja Caterpie
July 5th, 2010, 05:00 PM
Yes, but most people don't think about psychoanalytic theories when playing video games! ;_;

Anyway, I have one.

Maintenance Areas - Portal
The parts before, the Test Chambers, they're nice and stuff, but once you get into the dark, grimy, maintenance chambers with words written in blood along the walls, it gets very, very creepy. There's no BGM to speak of, just a bit of whistling in the background and creepy long single notes as you clank along the hard steel floor. It is really, really, creepy, especially when you're playing late at night. The little alcoves with "the cake is a lie" don't help.

Captain Fabio
July 5th, 2010, 05:27 PM
People are always saying that Silent Hill is so scary. It's just a bunch of nonsense based around out outmoded psychoanalytic theories.

I like the way you are putting down Silent Hill, when people have put forward Pokemon, Zelda. Come on. XD

Haowakeorden
July 5th, 2010, 05:46 PM
The parts in Half-Life games where you're in a really dark place, and Headcrabs might (and sometimes do) randomly jump out at you, are really creepy.

Yoshimi
July 5th, 2010, 07:13 PM
The Tower of Latria and the Valley of Defilement on Demon's Souls. The whole game feels pretty lonely and depressing already, but it honestly gets scary when the only things that break the silence are the moans of the prisoners. It doesn't help in 3-2 when you see mutated bugs. The Valley of Defilement, being the place where everything disgusting goes, isn't much better either. The last part of the level is the dumping ground for aborted babies, and you have to fight(you guessed it)babies.

The mansion in Final Fantasy VII gets an honorable mention for creeping me out when I was a kid, but it doesn't work as much anymore.

Droidz
July 5th, 2010, 07:54 PM
The house in Fallout 3 where the Dad cooks dead bodies and feeds it to his kids and the kids don't even know what they're eating.

Shanghai Alice
July 6th, 2010, 01:06 AM
5 words:
Old Olney. Deathclaws.

Oh noes.

genofunk
July 7th, 2010, 02:12 AM
When I first played Left 4 dead and got to the Subway. :paranoid:

Inkpuddle
July 7th, 2010, 02:33 AM
There's this one extremely long hallway in Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon that made me seriously start to bug out. It's like a mile underground and when I say it's long, I mean it. It's shortly after you receive a UV flashlight, so the entire way down there's writing on the walls saying stuff like "it's behind me... it's watching me..." or "I can see it... it's coming for me." Did I mention music doesn't play in this hallway, unless you encounter the enemies? And then that eerily loud piano chimes in and the Wiimote starts moaning... -shudders-

TL;DR: Fragile Dreams may be a girly, watered-down version of Silent Hill, but the moment you let your guard down it messes with you. A lot.

And one last thing: Grass Town in Cave Story. That one abandoned house. It's totally silent and then A GIANT RABBID BUNNY BURSTS OUT OF THE CLOSET OMGWTFBBQ.

Edit: Can't believe I didn't include this. That damn Sunken Ship in Okami. And the original Ruins of Alph in Pokemon G/S/C the moment you decide to turn on the radio. Bricks will be excreted.

dead-man-walking
July 7th, 2010, 05:25 AM
What? Nobody mentioned Sacred Underworld and Warcraft 3?
I guess I will do it myself... Sigh...
You might regard this as "omg your jsut afaraid", but trust me. I've been there, done that.

Sacred Underworld:
-Baroness Vilya of Mascarell's underground bath, which is filled by Tormented Souls and Spectre, which makes us think that Baroness Vilya isn't as innocent as she seemed to be...
-Southern Desert of Ancaria, on which your quest guide you to, is filled with Skeletons and Ghouls AND Zombies. It's not really scary on daylight with proper armaments and no quest. But I gone there at afternoon, Normal-Leveled Gear, and on a part of a Quest to save the entire Ancaria from a friggin' 20-Feet Tall Demon, which includes *SPOILER*Bringing water to a dying Valorian Soldier that dies after you gave the water*SPOILER*. Gawd.
-Basically every Catacombs/Graveyard in Ancaria.
-And the entire Underworld in the expansion. Hurray for Ascaron!

Warcraft 3:
-Stratholme post-massacre. Burning pi(l)e of skeleton and people throwing more corpses there... *shivers*
Yes. I know that Warcraft 3's style is kinda cartoony but just imagine if that place is real. And you are there. And you witness the massacre. You will crap brix.
-Winterspring Prisons. It's basically just a prison. In the middle of a snowy plains. Guarded by Druids and Owlbears. Holding a criminal that nearly destroyed the world because of his ways to save a mah-faggin' magically blessed gigantic tree. Yeah. Just that.
-Corrupted Felwood. I feel sorry for everything that live in it.
-Dalaran Prisons. An Underground Prison filled with unfinished test subjects and trapped undeads. Yeah.

Lickitricky
July 8th, 2010, 01:47 AM
Let's see, there are a couple~

-Lapis Cave in Red Rescue Team. It wasn't so much because of the dungeon, it was because I had about 50 people chasing me RIGHT behind me and who wanted to kill me.
-Shimmer Desert in Explorers of Time. Why? Because everytime I took a step forward, my heart pounded in fear of getting Earth Power'd by EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE FREAKING NIDOQUEENS IN THERE.
-The tower in each of the Pokemon Generations where people mourn dead Pokemon. It gives me the heebyjeebies :(
-As Sydian said: RedDeads from Ocarina of Time. The no-skin thing and the crawling up on you and strangling you wasn't very peaceful. And the piercing screams didn't help either.
-The Dragon boss in Twilight Princess's City in the Sky. Let's see, I have to point my hand at the screen and climb these huge towers. OH, and this gigantic dragon is trying to kill me. So if I miss, it steps on me, and if I take to long to stop my hand from shaking like crazy, it torches me. It was just this whole cycle of missing because my hand shakes, then it hurts me, which scares me even more, thus making my hand shake more. And then, I have to avoid its spiraling flamethrower by repeatedly grappling on these floating pineapples about 90 yards above the ground. To tie it all together? A raging thunderstorm along with some really scary music.
For a split second, I legitimately thought I would pee myself.
-Wallmasters. Enough said.
-When I was little, I was really, really scared of that shark that chases you if you wander too far off into the water in Treasure Trove Cove during Banjo-Kazooie D:

Cynic Kaka
July 8th, 2010, 08:07 AM
Oh god. Don't even get me started.

Fallout 3: - Dunwich Building
I know that there are plenty of locations in Fallout 3 with Feral Ghouls, but this one really does it for me. I crapped myself the first time I went through this building.

Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
There's no location for this one, as it's kinda different. But every time the Nemesis shows up, I get really quaky and scared as hell.

LoZ: Twilight Princess: - Arbiter's Grounds
This one kinda scares me. As I remember, there are alot of Redeads, Stalfos and Staltroops and the atmosphere really gets to me. The music is pretty creepy too.

The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion: - Sancre Tor
This one's part of the main quest, but this dungeon also gets to me. It's really dark, there's a ton of ghosts and other nonsense and the atmosphere really gets to me. And whenever I hear the combat music come on, my heart starts racing

I could post more, but I won't.


For Oblivion, I got the Fin Gleam for caves.