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Amnesia really the scariest game?

Hello friends of horror.
I myself call Amnesia the scariest game in history, but never played other horror games.
Perhaps because I'm a PC gamer and there are no much good horror games for PC.
I found some old PS2 games, which let me think to buy a console.
Some of them look scarier than Amnesia, somehow.
I know, Frictional Games are the kings of horror, but when I compare Amnesia to most of this games here, I really can't say it is scarier. I really missed the dirty disturbing environments and the shocking effects you can see in this games here. I wish to have a similar game to this by Frictional Games, maybe without weapons, but this here looks scarier as I think.
I'm also not a fan of action and violence, really prefer the decent gameplay of Amnesia, but when you look at the environments and atmosphere, the scarier horror is not Amnesia as it seems like.

Please watch all videos and say me what you think.
Is Amnesia really the scariest game?

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04-14-2012 08:35 PM
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RE: Amnesia really the scariest game?

I disagree having played quite a few modern and old scary games, Amnesia is by far the scariest game ever created and the very definition of high octane nightmare fuel.

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04-14-2012 08:40 PM
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RE: Amnesia really the scariest game?

Hmm... yes, Amnesia is scary.
But when I see the gameplay of this games, it seems more scary for me.
Rule of Rose should be enormous cruel and disturbing as I red. The game is forbidden in europe because the game is about children. But when I look at all the atmosphere etc. it seems like a very good psycho horror thriller with praised story.
Really, you have to watch all the videos, I know it takes over an hour, but then you know what I mean. I really missed some of such horror effects in Amnesia. I mean, a game could be more scary than this. I've fear to see a woman sitting on a chair and you don't want to look at her, but you do.
Perhaps, A Machine of Pigs would contain more of horror effects and scary disturbing moments when I see this games.

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04-14-2012 09:01 PM
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RE: Amnesia really the scariest game?

Siren and Ju-On is at least on the same level as Amnesia, Ju-On being much scarier, and Silent Hill has better stories. However, I don't think you can mod with any of those games.

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04-14-2012 09:12 PM
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RE: Amnesia really the scariest game?

(04-14-2012 09:01 PM)Googolplex Wrote:  Hmm... yes, Amnesia is scary.
But when I see the gameplay of this games, it seems more scary for me.
Rule of Rose should be enormous cruel and disturbing as I red. The game is forbidden in europe because the game is about children. But when I look at all the atmosphere etc. it seems like a very good psycho horror thriller with praised story.
Really, you have to watch all the videos, I know it takes over an hour, but then you know what I mean. I really missed some of such horror effects in Amnesia. I mean, a game could be more scary than this. I've fear to see a woman sitting on a chair and you don't want to look at her, but you do.
Perhaps, A Machine of Pigs would contain more of horror effects and scary disturbing moments when I see this games.
I've played quite a few of the games so didn't have to watch most of em, and viewed a bit of one. None seemed particularly scary apart from a couple I'd played.

04-14-2012 11:39 PM
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RE: Amnesia really the scariest game?

you seem to be missing haunting grounds ^.^

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04-15-2012 06:49 AM
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RE: Amnesia really the scariest game?

Clocktower is also good. The first one was badass.

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04-15-2012 07:22 AM
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RE: Amnesia really the scariest game?

I guess I can be called a "horror geek," so immediately at least 10 more names of scary games came to my mind. But, for all of your sake, I won't go down listing all of them (unless you want me to Big Grin ).
But on topic, I'm not sure I would say Amnesia is the scariest game out there, but its high suspense and lack of weapons definitely make it one of the scariest games around!

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04-15-2012 09:14 AM
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RE: Amnesia really the scariest game?

While it may not be THE scariest game, in my mind, it will always be the best, as it was my first horror game, and without it I wouldn't be who I am today (a horror genre freak Big Grin)

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04-15-2012 09:08 PM
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RE: Amnesia really the scariest game?

Definitely the most enjoyable horror game I've ever played, and the scariest. But maybe not the scariest in the world. Tongue
If it isn't the scariest, it's very close. I can think of many games which have made me fear-quit, and have to take week long breaks in-between.

04-15-2012 11:16 PM
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