by Features Staff
Morgan WysongScariest moment I had with playing a game was when I was watching a friend play Until Dawn and during the finale they made a decision that brought a Wendigo right over to the characters' face and it looked right at them and screamed. I have never jumped so hard and I almost made my friend die.
Courtney TuchmanI used to play video games with my older brother a lot. One of the games we played together was Eternal Darkness, a psychological horror game that came out for the GameCube. There were plenty of things in that game that scared me, but it was the swinging axes from the ceiling that really did it. I mean, I was only five! Watching my brother clumsily try to avoid getting the character’s head chopped off was slightly terrifying. I got so scared that I couldn’t even sleep at night. Not only did my brother get in trouble for showing me such a violent game, but my mom also told me I wasn’t allowed to play video games anymore. Obviously, that lasted. To this day though, I still remember trembling on the floor of my brother’s room, secretly hoping he would switch the game to something like Super Monkey Ball.
Lucas Schmidt (@schmidtyfro)The summer after Dead Space was released I was spending a few weeks at a friend's house out-of-state. I picked up the game the day after we watched Aliens for my first time. My mind couldn't stop thinking about intergalactic monsters and why in the hell anyone would get on a spaceship with anything less than a small army. That first night of playing Dead Space my friend fell asleep pretty early. So I sat there in his room, staring at a little 16" TV for what must have been at least five hours. All the while I was trying not to lose my cool and wake up my friend by kicking something in his room out of sheer terror. Two things terrified me the most that night: Whenever the monsters of Dead Space made noises, and whenever my friend snored in his sleep. When you're 16 years old and playing a game as frightening as Dead Space, it's hard to tell which sounds are coming from the game, which are coming from someone who is sleeping, and which ones you're just hearing in your head.
@ByteBSU Donkey Kong 64 as a child. Those giant bouncing killer tomatoes, man...— Viewtiful Joe Knoop (@JosephKnoop) October 3, 2015