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u/Habelx 6d ago

I used to get cocky in phasmophobia until I picked up a VR. I swear to God if outlast comes out in VR you're gonna have to put me in padded cell after.

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u/Farmher315 6d ago

I can't even play regular Outlast without getting heart palpitations, there's no way I'm trying it on VR haha

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u/kitchbitch 6d ago

I couldn't get past the dude in the water, that game messed me up.

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u/BustinArant 5d ago

I was fine walking past the scary chair-men, but the naked Hills Have Eyes guys (and the crazy naked Doctor) were what made me give up.

Haven't been that scared since I dropped a chandelier on some robo-lady in this horror game on the ps2, I think.

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u/ChalkdustOnline 5d ago

"Trapt", perchance?

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u/BustinArant 5d ago

Was the game called Trapt, you mean? I don't remember the name so it could be.

Quit almost immediately after the robo-lady, because of some dude with a gun changing the entire hide and solve the puzzle gameplay loop. He'd simply shoot you lol

It starts out with you befriending a wolf and like this big Frankenstein's Monster-ish gentleman. Cool game, but it gave me what-for.

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u/ChalkdustOnline 5d ago

Oh! That sounds like Haunting Ground. Definitely one of the more intense survival horrors of the PS2 era.

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u/BustinArant 5d ago

Thank you! I have wondered what that was called for years, but reading the plot again and seeing one of those bad endings makes me sorta glad I didn't keep playing.

Being captured and impregnated, possibly because your dog friend doesn't like you enough.

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u/DuskyDay 5d ago

You can't just say perchance.

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u/blackout-loud 6d ago edited 5d ago

Yea, I played outlast....had to take a six month hiatus in between the first and second half of it cuz it was just that freakin suspenseful...only game that even came close was dead space 3 for me

Edit: It was DS 2

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u/DeidaraXo 6d ago

Really? Have you not played the first 2?

Dead space 3 was by far the least scary, I know it’s different for everyone but I’m just surprised of all the games in that trilogy you mentioned the third lol.

Dead space is scary af though, I had to play it in short bursts just bc all the jump scares we’re just so stressful lol

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u/KooshIsKing 5d ago

Yeah 3 is an absolute travesty compared to the first two. I decided to replay all 3 in a row a couple months ago and once I got a few hours into 3 I just completely lost interest and decided playing two was good enough.

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u/SalsaRice 6d ago

Haha I was about to comment on VR horror. It hits different, until the monsters get too close and they look like ps1 jaggies.

But when they're hiding in the shadows and everything, it's so scary.

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u/TheBirminghamBear 5d ago

A lot of people don't understand that no matter how tough or brave you think you are, VR hits differently. You can logically have full and total awareness that it's not real, but your logic isn't in control. Your primitive brain does believe its very real, and it controls your physiological reactions to what you're seeing.

I've seen a lot of super macho tough guys put on the headset and start screaming like girls.

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u/SalsaRice 5d ago

Totally. I haven't demo'd any VR in a while (covid), but I used to have to be super careful because you never knew who was gonna be a runner.

Most people would yell or lean back the first time a zombie/etc surprised them in VR, but you occasionally get someone where the "flight" part of "fight or flight" takes over. The headset definitely would have ripped out of my PC if they hadn't hit the TV and stopped before they went much further.

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u/Darkeroach 6d ago

Phasmo is already pretty scary by itself. I can’t imagine playing it in vr, it’ll be like my first 100 hours all over again.

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u/VNG_Wkey 6d ago

Subnautica in VR and a Leviathan comes out of nowhere. I fell out of my damn chair.

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u/FashoFash0 6d ago

I really want to play Subnautica in VR but it crashes almost instantly no matter what I do. Did you have trouble getting it to run? If so how did you fix it?

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u/Hustler-1 6d ago

Phasmo alone is especially horrifying. I love playing it with my friends but once other people are introduced the horror factor kind of goes out the window.

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u/AnimeRuinedMyLifeAt8 6d ago

Fuck I feel the same way on PC (although VR is way worse). With friends I sprint everywhere and don't care, w/o friends I'm peaking in and out of the van deciding what I'll bring to delay going in.

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u/Uncle_bud69 6d ago

Try walking dead saints and sinners. I can only play about 20 min at a time because then I just become a scared little baby after that.

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u/EmuHaunting3214 6d ago

I played The Walking Dead in VR for 5 minutes and had to return it because it was too real.

I manned up tho and finished it sometime late er

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u/Aromatic-Bench-2882 6d ago

Isn't there a suit that lets you feel thing from in the game............. Cause I'm pretty sure the outlast deaths would be a pretty interesting experience

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u/a-friend-in-sneed 6d ago

The reason I get so scared of horror games is because with movies it’s a hoot to laugh at the character make such an obvious and dumb mistakes because with horror movies we have endless plot structures and tropes to draw from to predict what’s gonna happen.

With horror games that can go any which way dependent on the player it’s less a case of, “Haha, look at that asshole!” To “Oh fuck I’m such an asshole!”

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u/PyrosNine 5d ago

Yeah, we watch horror with the knowledge that the protags are morons, the villains get plot armor that makes them utterly invincible even when they're really just ordinary humans, and the plot is tailored towards an obvious outcome.

In video games however, we realize that we are unwillingly chained to a moron who will usually refuse to leave the haunted house until he gets what he wants despite mounting danger, are being funneled to our doom by a heavy handed developer, and that the thing hunting us has no health bar. In many games, no matter how well we play, we can't prevent the monster getting us anyway.

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u/shellshocktm PC 6d ago

Watching Subnautica the water is so pretty

Playing Subnautica thalassophobia intensifies

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u/don_rubio 6d ago

This ecological biome matches 7 of the 9 preconditions for stimulating terror in humans

Aaaand we're leaving. I didn't want benzene anyways.

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u/Turnaroth 6d ago

Iirc, that area doesn't even have any hostile creatures. Its just extremely quiet and unsettling

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u/A_Random_Lantern 6d ago

Iirc there's one massive blood kelp biome that does have a ghost leviathan in it.

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u/Collier1505 6d ago

ghost leviathan

oh he sounds lovely

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u/DroppedLoSeR 6d ago

Quite beautiful, really. Until you hear it. And trust me, you'll hear it.

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u/QtheDisaster 6d ago

Gorgeous Creature, Terrifying when up close though

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u/Wikkyd 5d ago

If you can hear it, it's too close

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u/ichigo2862 5d ago

I tried playing subnautica on headphones once. Once. I almost gave myself a heart attack so I switched to speakers. I realize its nowhere near as good an experience but it's the only way I could finish the game without my heart jumping into my mouth every five minutes

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u/SAUDI_MONSTER 5d ago

Leviathans use echoes to locate victims meaning if you hear it then it’s looking at you

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u/Open-Ad-1812 6d ago

One of them is relatively safe. Just a few sparky bois from what I remember. The other one is… considerably less safe.

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u/SagaciousTien 6d ago

I looked it up and the second largest aggressive creature in the game spawns there.

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u/Turnaroth 6d ago

Oh is it the blood kelp place? I thought it was the "dead zone" area that mostly just has rubies and lithium

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u/Joe_The_Eskimo1337 PC 6d ago

You're thinking of the sparse reef.

Though ecological dead zone refers to the crater edge.

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u/Brendan_playz 6d ago

Everything that can be clenched has been clenched

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u/ForProfitSurgeon 6d ago

I love horror.

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u/idk_just_upvote_it 6d ago

Username checks out.

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u/keriberry_420 6d ago

Steady hands

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u/razzec_phone 6d ago

Except for those jaws coming up behind you.

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u/Demurist 6d ago

Subnautica in VR is even better/worse

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u/waka324 6d ago

This was my intro to Subnautica. Glad they didn't implement VR controls or I think it would have been too much.

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u/Brick_Lab 6d ago

Subnautica is too intense for me lmao

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u/I_Sett 6d ago

I couldn't get out of the shallows. As soon as I saw the slightly menacing creatures in the SLIGHTLY deeper area I noped out of that game so hard.

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u/UncleGeorge 6d ago

Oh man, you would die of a heart attack in the Blood Kelp Zone. The game as an audio file when you get there for the first time

"This ecological biome matches 7 of the 9 preconditions for stimulating terror in humans"

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u/Stewart_Games 6d ago

What's worse: the biome, or the AI that keeps "a list of conditions for stimulating terror in humans" on it at all times...

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u/Pklnt 6d ago

Subnautica the first 5 min "oh good oh beautiful"

Subnautica once you can't see how deep certain areas are "oh god"

Subnautica once you hear the Leviathian "FUCKFUCKFUCKFUCK"

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u/Breadinator 6d ago

Subnautica once you have the Prawn with a grapping hook and a missle arm docked in your personal sub. "Our battle will be legendary! STOP RUNNING YOU COWARD!"

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u/dern_the_hermit 6d ago

Honestly just double up on the grapple arms and you'll go faster than the AI can properly track. I swing right on through the Ghost Leviathan's room in the Lost River and sometimes I'll hear it aggro on me but I'm just swinging along the ceiling without a care in the world.

Spider-Prawn, Spider-Prawn / Swingin' from the stuff that I can grapple on...

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u/ISZATSA 5d ago

Alternatively I use a grappling hook and a drill arm. Moment something gives me trouble I rodeo it and drill away until he runs

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u/Joe_The_Eskimo1337 PC 5d ago

I used the grapple and the drill.

There is no longer a ghost leviathan in the lost river.

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u/dern_the_hermit 5d ago

I used to murder leviathans. I still do, but I used to, too.

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u/Prowlzian 6d ago

I don't like the deep sea or the creatures in it either but for me it was more about the confusing start than anything else. Got stuck cus I didn't know how to complete one thing and got bored of it

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u/RGJ587 6d ago

This. The game seemed like it was cool, but just so unintuitive I basically spent 2 hours doing almost nothing, got nothing really accomplished, didn't know what to do, so I quit.

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u/hymen_destroyer 6d ago

The game definitely doesn't hold your hand or do anything more than sort of gently nudge you towards objectives. Not that I'm saying you're incapable of figuring that stuff out on your own, but I think there's a middle ground between having a giant icon/UI map marker telling you exactly where to go and just setting you loose with no instructions whatsover. I definitely prefer the latter but totally get how it could confound people

As for me, I just explored and kept exploring until I found all the game areas. But at least for the early part of the game the main quest is mostly a matter of going to the lifepod and checking radio transmissions every once in a while.

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u/GRIEVEZ 6d ago

I kinda like games that just let you go ypur own way...

Ooo thats a menacing looking door, theres gotta be loot there!

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u/Lovat69 6d ago

Did you guys play an earlier version? I waited a long time to play and I have to say I thought that it was perfectly fine.

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u/Sonnyboy1990 6d ago

I started to swim around the crashed ship and everything just started shaking and this dread just flooded over me, I couldn't do anything.

Then a set of teeth with a tail came outta the murky water and took a chomp of me with it.

Never went back to it.

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u/Pandatotheface 6d ago edited 6d ago

Yep, that's the first time you see a leviathan, the sense of dread is what makes the game a great sudo phycological horror game, it's a really good at getting under your skin.

You're supposed to go in the full daytime so you can see as far as possible, then keep your distance when you hear the screaming and wait for it to fuck off somewhere else before getting on the ship.

You can hear it a long time before you will see it, and In the daytime you can see it a fair while before it agros on you, just got to make sure you keep that max distance away

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u/Arniellico 6d ago

TFW you're detecting multiple leviathan class lifeforms in the region 💀💀💀

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u/ManicFirestorm 6d ago

"Are you sure whatever you're doing is worth it?"

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u/sylpher250 6d ago

Sounds like you need to unlock Conqueror's Haki

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u/archangelmdc 6d ago

I understood that reference

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u/TomLube 6d ago

I feel like I’m the only person who has zero horror experience with this game. I liked it a lot

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u/HiMyNameIsNerd 6d ago

I didn't...until I used a reshade filter that made everything much darker/murky, as well as using new headphones with better directional sound. Pants shitting simulator that.

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u/EnTyme53 6d ago

Nah, same here. Thalassophobia is pretty common, though, so I understand why so many people consider it a horror experience. For me, it's just a good survival game with an ocean theme.

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u/AmateurMetronome 6d ago

Same, survival-horror really isn't my thing so I avoided Subnautica because of comment threads like this one. But when I did finally play it I kept waiting for it to get scary and... it never did.

Really enjoyed it though.

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u/SavageNomad6 6d ago

Me too! The forest on the other hand.....

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u/xSARGEx117x 6d ago

My time playing subnautica can be summed up WITH "OOH, neatOHMYGOD" swims full force back to safe shallows

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u/CuentaAlter 6d ago

Same with Outer Wilds

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u/grendus 6d ago

Yeah, I really wanted to like Outer Wilds, but I couldn't handle the ocean planet.

The premise was amazing, I can definitely tell from what I played of it that it deserved every one of the awards it won. But I didn't beat it and almost certainly will not.

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u/CuentaAlter 6d ago

Yeah the ocean planet sucks but the one with the angler fish is the worst for me haha, but its a great game.

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u/Insert_name_here33 6d ago

Alien Isolation scarred me mentally and I'm too afraid to pick it up

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u/FoxPox2020 6d ago

I heard how amazing it was as a horror game, and I was really impressed by how well it held up to the hype. I couldn't handle the first encounter and haven't picked it up since. 10/10 will never play again

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u/pookachu83 6d ago

I absolutely love the alien series, and am fine with scary games like dead space, and resident evil 7, however, there was something about alien isolation that just stressed me the FUCK out. I've tried starting it several times and have only made it to the alien reveal one time and then noped out

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u/Six_Gill_Grog PlayStation 6d ago

When I played that game, I feel like I spent more time looking at the movement tracker while hiding under a desk or in a closet than actually moving around the ship haha!

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u/YouAreNotABard549 6d ago

This was me at first too. I was just super scared like a lil baby and I did all the same stuff. Then (after a million tries) I finally realized that I was actually making it harder on myself by doing it that way. I finally just pushed myself to play it “normally” and I started dying less and eventually I mastered it. Learned a valuable lesson!

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u/1Gamerer 5d ago edited 5d ago

Yes, that is because the Alien's ai learns your way to play and pushes you out of it. So if you hide a lot in the lockers, alien will look inside them more often.

But ultimately the Alien's AI does not know exactly where you are

Edit: video explaining Alien's AI

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u/EnTyme53 6d ago

I honestly love horror games! I've played through the Dead Space trilogy multiple times as well as Outlast, several Silent Hill games, The Thing, etc, but Alien: Isolation stopped me dead in my tracks.

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u/SousVideButt 6d ago

I put off playing Dead Space until a couple weeks ago because I was too scared. I’m just about finished with it, and it’s really not that scary. I’ve even been playing it at night with the lights off.

I’ve got Alien: Isolation on deck because I thought if I can handle Dead Space I’ll be fine. Now I’m scared to play it again.

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u/baby_yodas_tears 6d ago

Dead space isn’t really scary for me because quite early on you’re armed to the teeth. Alien is a whole other level of feeling totally vulnerable and alone. Its fantastic.

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u/SinoScot 6d ago

MAKE US WHOLE!

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u/Jamaican_Dynamite 6d ago

What gets me is how long that game is. I haven't seen a horror game stretched that far out in a few years.

The last hour does the most.

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u/Krepitis 6d ago

Is it a difficult game? Or is it just mentally taxing

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u/rdieselsledge 6d ago

For me it's very mentally taxing, I make good progress every time I play but I'll only do a couple of save points because it's stressful as fuck lol

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u/Fed_Guy 6d ago

Even saving the game is stressful! For those that haven't played. There's this card checking machine that you need to insert while waiting for the game to save. While your card is making the save you can still look over your shoulders and the alien can potentially get you I believe.

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u/QuirkyCorvid 6d ago

Same. Some parts were hard but the real struggle came just from the emotional and mental toll. I usually could only play for about an hour or two at a time and would have to take a break for a while.

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u/DapperSweater 6d ago

A little bit of both. The medical area seems to be the part where people experience theost issues, since the alien patrols that area. The alien also adapts to how you play. So if you spend a lot of time in lockers, it'll start checking lockers more often. Not to mention, the alien mostly one hits. So try to use your weapons wisely.

I think the second hardest part is just before you prepare to escape. Those parts are for sure mentally taxing. And fair warning, there are flashing lights and loud sounds. The earlier parts of the game seem somewhat tame compared to it.

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u/Mddcat04 6d ago

Yeah, that's the hardest part because its fairly early and you're not practiced plus you don't have the flamethrower yet. Flamethrower gives you the ability to drive the alien off for a bit. Without it getting spotted is basically instant death.

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u/Troodon79 5d ago

But it is decreasing usefulness. The alien learns about the flamethrower and will pace outside it's reach until you run out of ammo. That's what happened to me late game

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u/Mddcat04 5d ago

Yep. Its best used sparingly, essentially as an "oh shit" button if you do get spotted. But just having it available provides a bit of a safety cushion that doesn't exist during the hospital segment.

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u/Troodon79 5d ago

The problem is, in that game I am constantly going "oh shit!!!"

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u/Jamaican_Dynamite 6d ago

On the highest difficulty, it can get pretty stressful. Especially in the final parts.

There was a point I paused the game for 15 minutes and sat there and wondered how I was going to get out of that area.

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u/DapperSweater 6d ago

That ending was truly wild. I thought the game was already at 100 before that part. But I was clearly mistaken.

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u/ywBBxNqW PC 6d ago

I got eaten by a space dinosaur in No Man's Sky. I was just minding my own business then suddenly I was lunch. Haven't played it since.

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u/SStephenson2 6d ago

Guess I’ll live in this locker forever.

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u/SoDamnToxic 6d ago

That locker is extra enticing in VR.

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u/Tar-eruntalion 6d ago

bro i was fine with the game until the hospital level where there is a BIG difficulty spike and by the time i finished the level after several days i was seriously shaking and sweating, that level broke me

it was also on hardest difficult option

i finished the game but i can't imagine playing it in vr and that's from someone who hasn't been shaken from any other horror game/movie/series

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u/Albert_street 6d ago

I had to switch from normal to easy on that part, and I’m a pretty competent gamer and usually play games on hard 😅

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u/thepensivepoet 6d ago

When I played it the PS version was glitching so occasionally I wouldn't get the action prompts to enter vents when I was next to them or weapon switching would get wonky.

Really made it feel like my character was panicking and fumbling.

Amazing horror immersion experience. 0/10 stars.

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u/matbonucci 6d ago edited 5d ago

For me it wasn't that scary as I was enjoying the graphics and atmosphere. Outlast built up resistance.

Almost in the last part of the game I hid on the vents from an alien, you know, the vents are sacred, my safe space, my shelter, throughout the whole game not one alien got into the vents but least when I was expecting it an alien got inside and killed me

I was concerned my neighbours were going to knock my door asking if I was ok for screaming that loud in the middle of the night

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u/chiliedogg 6d ago

I never even saw the Alien and I stopped playing it from being too freaked out.

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u/seudaven 6d ago

There's a mod that allows you to play alien isolation in VR. I got to the part in the beginning where you have to get the doctors key card and had to quit because it was so scary

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u/drabred 6d ago

The first time you encounter it rekt me.

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u/Another_Road 6d ago

My strategy is to just say “I ain’t scarred” in the most southern voice I can muster until it becomes true.

That’s the secret to channeling the spirit of Florida Man.

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u/purple_panda36 6d ago

As a Florida native this is the way. The only way, even.

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u/JusticeRain5 6d ago

Mine is to run through flailing my melee weapon at everything that looks even remotely suspicious. It was surprisingly effective in Prey.

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u/mikieswart 6d ago

fuck, prey was such fun

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u/MemeMavrick7000 5d ago

If you wanna be truly suhthern you gotta say “now what da heyuhll is that” when there’s a monster or something, say “die you piece a shit, sonivabitch, freak a nature!” When you fight something, and say “i need muh lighter and muh rifle” when you’re in dark suspenseful area.

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u/DraconicWF 6d ago

Just verbally bully the monsters, it works for me

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u/hermanthehermitt 6d ago

As a 35 year old man Ill freely admit I cant play survival horror games. I get too into it.

Even playing something like The Forest with family was difficult.

When the PSVR2 comes out though Ill definitely be trying the scariest game I can!

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u/BlackLeader70 6d ago

Same here. I had to force myself to be a grown up and start playing The Last of Us because I can’t stomach horror games. Even that freaked me out in some parts.

But I can’t wait to scare the crap out of myself in VR lol.

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u/IndoorCat_14 6d ago

VR is a whole other level. Normal FNAF? Not really scary for me. But when it's VR, you can't turn away, can't easily turn off the volume, and it looks like something is actually attacking you when you're jumpscared.

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u/Eastcliffer 6d ago

Even if its just Minecraft VR, i almost crapped myself everytime i turn arround and there is an Creeper or an Zombie, scarry af with an VR

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u/N0ob8 6d ago

I crap myself when playing normal Minecraft if there’s a creeper behind me

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u/ducjduck 6d ago

Every time my sister brings a boy home I have to traumatize him with horror vr games. Her last boyfriend screamed like a 4 year old girl and it was hilarious.

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u/MudSkipper12 6d ago

BRO FNAF VR Might be the scariest piece of media I have ever experienced.

Almost broke my headset multiple times due slamming the controllers into it trying to take it off lmao

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u/Choypt 6d ago

The hotel basement level.

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u/UshankaBear 6d ago

37 y/o
Tried Alien Isolation.
Noped out after first encounter with the alien.

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u/kaeporo 6d ago

Alien Isolation is unbearably tense on harder difficulties. I had to switch it back down to easy or normal or whatever and even then it only sort of lets up a bit about a third to halfway through. Don't know if it's VR enabled but man, fuck that.

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u/oswaldluckyrabbiy 6d ago

People have modded it to run on VR on desktop PCs.

Having never played it before and knowing of the mod I decided to run it through VR for my first playthrough. Did I switch back to 2D with the lights turned on? Yes. Did I still scream like a child? Also yes.

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u/posts_while_naked 6d ago

That game is forever stuck at 6 hours played. I go into the menu with the eerie floating space station and the planet... and I just can't.

Noped out after first encounter with the alien.

Supposedly it gets more intense later on. Not as if I'll ever experience it...

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u/EnTyme53 6d ago

36, and same for me. When I was 8, my cousin, my brother, and I were staying with our grandparents, and we somehow convinced our grandmother to rent Aliens for us. It scared me so bad that I didn't sleep for three days and had nightmares for a year. Seeing the Xenomorph drop down from that vent for the first time immediately turned me into that 8-year-old again.

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u/tvp61196 6d ago

Resident Evil 7 on PSVR is unbelievably terrifying. RE8 on PSVR2 will be unbearable.

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u/OldBeercan 6d ago

I still haven't really played RE7 VR.

I got it on PSVR. Made it to the house. Stuck my head inside the dark doorway. Took off the headset and uninstalled it.

I can't afford a heart attack.

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u/Eisbeutel 6d ago

same, could barely finish the introduction, the first time I was „free to roam“ in vr with some psycho around the corner….instant mental gtfo.

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u/FilthyCommieAccount 6d ago

I couldn't finish it (re7 psvr). I'm the kind of person that has a hard time with 2d horror games but I can usually finish them, bringing it into 3d was just too much though. I did get like 75% through the game but each time I'd go back the anxiety would just get worse and worse. Horror in vr is just on another level.

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u/ckadavar 6d ago

Personally, RE7 is much scarier than RE8. Maybe first 1/3 of Village is an adrenaline rush for survival, but once you get familiar with what game wants from you it gets less and less scarier. RE7 on the other hand never gives you enough confidence.

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u/redpenquin 6d ago

Yeah, the differences in fear factor between 7 and 8 is night and day. 7 truly feels like a survival horror game, but 8 is just straight-up action horror by the end of Castle Dimitrescu.

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u/racoon1905 6d ago edited 6d ago

House Beneviento is right after that. And I would argue that is the scariest part of the game.

What killed the horror for me was the inclusion of an M1897 shotgun especially because you can re add the bayonet via mods.

Like its the warcrime stick. You cannot expect me to not charge whatever's in front of me and slam fire the entire magazine into it.

Doesn't work that well in the game though...

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u/The_Void_Reaver 6d ago

It might not be as bad but I'm sure if I were to ever play RE4 VR I'd probably break down for 3 days the second the first chainsaw enemy shows up. Those fuckers legitimately haunted my nightmares as a kid and even 15 years on when I played RE4 on my computer I had a bit of a panic attack the first time they came up.

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u/JustADutchRudder 6d ago

ReMake 2 would be fun vr. Ps5s vr is likely what will have me buying a ps since the first one.

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u/LittleDeedayReal 6d ago

Bro The Forest in VR is wild.

Playing solo, going down into the caves.

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u/BlueFalconATW 6d ago

I played Day Z pretty regularly, and it gave me such anxiety, that I had to quit playing.

No, the graphics aren't that great, Yes, the algorithm is pretty predictable But still, when you're carrying a lot of loot, already injured or sick, and trying to get away from a horde, only to have the door glitch and not let you inside....

It causes sphincter spasms.

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u/TheJoker1432 6d ago

Same

I played Outer Wilds which is a space exploration game which has one scary level and I used mods to disable that

It also got a DLC with some horror stuff and I could never finish it even though i love the game

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u/KimmiG1 6d ago

If it stops you from playing then try to seek the scary situations with the goal of getting caught and killed. Instead of running away runn into it. After a few times it usualy makes the game less scary. Atleast for me.

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u/pseudodoxia 6d ago

I play horror games with the lights on

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u/thanhpi 6d ago

Turn down the brightness until you can barely see the icon, *presses right arrow intensely

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u/hey_watti 6d ago

Did you see the post a couple of weeks ago of RE7 with the brightness high and low?

Too dark to see what's going on or Too bright to avoid seeing what's going on lol

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u/Wanteddead45 6d ago

No but I need to now lol

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u/Yellyvi 6d ago Silver

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u/pseudodoxia 6d ago

i'm in this post and i don't like it

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u/LJChao3473 6d ago

I watch horror games with lights on, happy music in the background and playing some other games

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u/Azhaius 6d ago

For me it's the sound that hits rather than anything visual.

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u/NefariousnessBusy402 6d ago

I watch horror movies with the lights on and some friends

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u/Sultan_Of_Ping 6d ago

I read horror movies synopsis on wikipedia with the lights on and I still get scared.

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u/Songshiquan0411 6d ago

I bribe my husband with promises of chores so he will stay in the room with me as I try to finish Dead Space.

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u/pookachu83 6d ago

Dead Space is awesome! Just played for the first time last month. Played the whole trilogy and while the first is the best, don't knock the second! It's like the difference between alien and aliens. There is a tone shift but it's still good. I even liked part 3 but I admit it became more of an action game. But still good.

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u/OldBeercan 6d ago

Dead Space 2 and 3 sit in this weird place for me. They got progressively less scary. I get why people didn't like that, but I actually enjoyed the tone shift. I feel like after the first one, Issac isn't a terrified engineer anymore because of the shit he went through. By the third, he's like Rorschach in the prison.

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u/Jamaican_Dynamite 6d ago

Yup. Others mentioned it. Plays like the Alien trilogy.

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u/ChangelingFox 6d ago

Finally, someone gets it.

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u/Ziegfried_SvR 6d ago

I was so scared with dead space that i ended it while dying just one time in the highest difficulty available for the first run. I was just so scared after the first death scene that had to put maximum energy on not dying.

Memorable moment: at one point, there is an enemy that can not be killed... i remember the moment i realized that i was just emptying my mags. Holy fucking shit

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u/afrobass 6d ago

That is super cute omg

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u/original-avacadou 6d ago

now try it in vr

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u/phillyvanilly666 6d ago

Resident evil got my girlfriend laughing all the time. I behaved like a little toddler scared shitless. At some point she started to scare me when she felt the suspension coming up. Fucking vr ehh

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u/FlavoredCancer 6d ago edited 6d ago

RE7 VR was the most amazing gaming experience I have ever had hands down. It was also the longest I have ever taken to beat a game I love. I had to constantly stop due to anxiety. I'm looking forward to taking forever to finish the new one on PSVR2. I knew waiting to play would pan out.

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u/3-DMan 6d ago

RE:7 was actually the first RE game I've ever played, and that shit got my heart racing good. Can't imagine how I'd react in VR.

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u/AeAeR 6d ago

Playing games like Phasmaphobia are the only times where I’ll need to just take the headset off for a minute to regroup.

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u/ripyourlungsdave 6d ago

Now that I think about it, this might be a large part of why video game movies never translate correctly. Especially when it comes to horror.

The entire feel of a video game is based around video game parameters. It's made for things to be frightening or sad or exciting based on your interaction with them, not your passive observation of them.

So when they try to translate that to a movie, they end up sacrificing everything that made the game feel like it did just by way of trying to turn it into a passive artistic medium.

It's why I can happily watch somebody play Resident Evil 7, but I can't get past the first interaction with the mom character. And why the movies are not even remotely scary.

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u/-Benjamin_Dover- 6d ago

I only play horror games in October and maybe the first week of November.

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u/grendus 6d ago

I can play horror games where you can fight back. I loved Dead Space and Evil Within.

Games where you're expected to hide are alternatively terrifying or frustrating. Just very much not my thing.

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u/TycheSong 6d ago

You want me to lower my screen brightness until the logo is barely visible? Ehhhhh no thanks. Lol

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u/TheRysingTyde 6d ago

Silent Hills PT intensifies.

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u/Setsuna85 6d ago

I'll never get over how amazing PT was and how much it terrified me 😭

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u/3lementZer0 6d ago

PT freaked me out enough as it is, once people hacked the camera and found out the woman is following you the entire time just made it so much worse.

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u/Blumpkinus 6d ago

JARETH

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u/Cwazy_Wabbit 6d ago

I'm still traumatized from that game. That was hands down the best horror "game" I've ever experienced

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u/Nova762 6d ago

Too bad it got canceled.

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u/WangnanJahad 6d ago

Scariest game I had played in a long time. And a long time since then, too.

Visage got most of the way there, but the 'chapters' focusing in on one specific thing broke the rhythm too much.

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u/Sidney_Young 6d ago

for me it's the opposite. playing games i feel like i can take action and defend myself. watching a movie however i feel helpless and completely at the mercy of what's happening.

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u/Cynical_lemonade 6d ago

It's like when you're watching a movie thinking "run, run now!" Or " what are you thinking setting down that machete?!" Vs. actually having agency

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u/KingGorilla 6d ago

It depends on the gameplay. If i get a gun and im supposed to mow down hordes of monsters im fine. If i get a candle and there's 1 zombie down the hallway then im not.

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u/substandardgaussian 5d ago

That's the horror version of entering a boss fight with a dude your own size.

"...I'm screwed."

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u/Interstellar_Nemesis 6d ago

My sister & I came up with the technique of "Fuck it & run!" when we played Outlast together.

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u/Interstellar_Nemesis 6d ago

I wish that were the case with us. We got stuck being chased by the two nude brothers and the freaky doctor part. Nothing scarier than a naked man in the dark. Except 2 men 😅

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u/redgroupclan 6d ago

I wish horror games could be fun for me, but I just don't get scared by stuff that's on a screen. I tried Outlast and without the fear factor, no-combat horror games are just...walking...walking...some slight inconvenience...walking...Which is a shame for me because I like the dark stories. If only I could have something to entertain me to go with them.

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u/LejonetFraNorden 6d ago

Many people on dating apps employ the same technique.

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u/amiano711u 6d ago

honestly its always like that for me cus instead of watching a moron go into a room thats a obvious trap now i can be the dumbass who goes for obvious traps

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u/osi_layer_one 6d ago

got the free copy of Alien: Isolation from epic a while back... still won't play it.

going way back in the day... AvP that fucking ping while playing as a marine still haunts me. can't do it.

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u/OldBeercan 6d ago

Oh man, AvP. That first mission as a marine... I don't want to spoil it for anyone, but holy shit.

Absolutely fantastic.

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u/Jedipowerboy5 6d ago

how i feel playing a VR horror game

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u/tech240guy 6d ago

I watched Markplier played At Dead of Night game. Holy shit was that game scary to watch even if someone else playing it. Yet the game's script is amazing. Can never see the name Jimmy in good light again.

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u/WangnanJahad 6d ago

Difference of being a 3rd person viewer vs a 1st person viewer.

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u/Cerridwyn_Morgana 6d ago

Playing horror games is hard on my nerves. Jump scares just make me feel sick and shakey. One time I was playing Project Zomboid and it was night in my game. I entered a room that had three zombies that I hadn't noticed until the fear alert sound happened. It started me so badly that I had to pause the game for awhile.

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u/Little-Fucker88 6d ago

What happened to the Penguin?

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u/Proper-Beautiful2895 6d ago

I remember playing doom 3 when it came out when I was little and had nightmares every night. But I couldn’t stop playing. ‘Twas my first doom game

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u/cromation 6d ago

I'm the opposite for the left half. I'm usually yelling at the screen "Don't go in/up/down there! Just fucking run and you'll never deal with that shit again you idiot!

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u/ptapobane 6d ago

at some point the first thing I do when entering a room is scout out all the vents...

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u/Large-Rip-2331 6d ago

Resident Evil 2 scary as hell

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u/MAD_DOG86 6d ago

RE2 was tense as hell. But I found RE1 too scary to continue.

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