If you love the horror genre, but have never played a horror game, you are really missing out. What separates a great horror movie from a great horror game is that YOU are in control of the game. With a movie, you WATCH the horror. With a well made horror video game, you are IN the horror. Knee deep, actually. The best horror games know this, and use tropes and ideas from horror that translate incredibly well to the video game universe. Put it his way, you all know I know my shit when it comes to horror. I would be willing to go toe to toe with anyone to back that up. Yet, no horror movie has ever made me scream out loud, and yes, there are a few video games that actually have. It is THAT immersive of a medium. Now, for your consideration, the five scariest games I have ever played. Please note, there will be no Resident Evil games on this list. As much as I adored the series, and think it set the tone for many of these, it has just fallen too far from grace for me to be able to include it here in good standing. Also, there will be no Dead Space, not because the series isn’t scary, but because it is more action oriented, which takes away a big chunk of the fear factor.
Anyway, on to the good stuff.