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Amnesia: The Dark Descent had me quaking before I even saw any monsters!  But yeah.  That game is... freaky.
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My vote: Alma:
Even now, replaying it, I kill myself cause my trigger finger always twitches, when that little ***** creeps towards me and this is bad, if you wield something really explosive^^
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Have you played the original F.E.A.R.?  If not, then don't tell me Alma isn't scary.

Yes, I have, no, she wasn't really scary.
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I know one monster that is a few thousand helluvas more scarry than everything mentioned in that article.

It hides in a mysterious nebula in a Pegasus.

Why has this only been mentioned once?

The Transcendent is scarier and better written than nearly everything else in this thread.

 

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Have you played the original F.E.A.R.?  If not, then don't tell me Alma isn't scary.

Yes, I have, no, she wasn't really scary.
Agreed, when the game basically tells you she's going to appear, it's not scary.

 
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Also agreed, Alma's not all that scary. I think in the whole first game, there was only one time when she could actually hurt you. The rest of the time she was just popping up and being creepy, but not nearly as scary as those stupid floaty ghost things that pop up out of nowhere and can flay you in seconds. (These guys: http://fear.wikia.com/wiki/Nightmares)
Also, the Tentaculat from Terror From the Deep took everything terrifying about the Chryssalid and gave it the ability to swim above you out of sight until it drops on your soldier and tentacle-rapes him to zombification.

 

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A creeper or skeleton appearing around a corner when you didn't expect it.

Not really scary monsters on their own, but Minecraft is the sort of game where anything can happen and usually will... the fact that none of it is scripted makes it more terrifying.


 

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Wendigo ambush in a dark room with ice covered floors and lots of bottomless pits to slide into found in Hexen Beyond Heretic.  Sure now, like Doom, its pretty silly but back in the day it was the ****.
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alma was unsettling.  the fact she doesn't hurt you is irrelevant; when you're already tense and you turn a corner to see a girl who liquefies people with her brain rushing at you like a crab it tends to make you swear loudly and empty your clip at the floor where she was a second before.
fettel was a bit creepy too.  the nightmares were scary when they popped out the first time, but after that were just ****ing annoying  there was no kind of suspense/buildup or anything else, they just warped in front of you and fking killed you.  the spectres in FEAR 2 were generally creepy, with one particular sequence of downright terrifying.

running into a tri-gen up close is never fun.  the first encounter with the flood in HALO was good, but they also became annoying rather quickly.
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Man, now I'm reminded of going through Ravenholme in HL2 and hearing the howls of those fast headcrab zombies.  The speed alone was enough to make them scary...they were just on you before you could do anything about it.  Yeesh.

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Cyberdemon from Doom. Always sent cold shivers up my spine when I heard one of those stomping around...

 

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You kids have no idea what scary is. I remember when I was still young, just turned 60. The Austro Hungarian Union had just collapsed and Doom 1 was the scariest game in the world.
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The problem with Alma is that she is and was then already a tried and tested concept, particularly in Japanese and Japanese influenced horror so to many people she just becomes the creepy girl.  The game makes said in many interviews that F.E.A.R. was inspired by the likes of the Ring

You kids have no idea what Scary is. I remember when I was still young, just reached 60. The Austro Hungarian Union had just collapsed and Doom 1 was the scariest game in the world.
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You may want to clean the dust off your sarcasm detector's passive cooler, I don't think it's working to specification :P
Some Doom monsters were scary back in the day, but I remember bursting out in laughter whenever I saw the Cacodemon. I mean you're playing a game that tries to scare you with bad monsters, you turn a corner and.. you explode in laughter. A floating tomato? Really? :D
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Cacodemons looked much better in lurid red ;) And Demons in bright pink, reminded me of Warhammer 40K Daemons with that colour scheme ;)

The Lost-Soul spitting thing was from Doom 2, and if we are going to include that then Revenants probably win the prize for that one, Arch-Viles were pretty nasty too.

Edit: Cacodemons were 3 shots on a shotgun, the minute you heard that hissing noise, hitting 3 was kind of a built in reaction :)

 

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Little girl that literally ****ing rapes you.

 

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Chrysallids.

Shamblers / Vores? (spidery Q1 things?)

Barnacles (the concept of having my head chewed like that  :shaking:) Just..........eeek!

Those floor teeth things from Another world, and the initial beasty thing from Another world too.

Resident Evil one dogs.  I projected my early teenage love of Jill Valentine into a sense of over-protection. So every time she was in jeapordy i was all liek ONOZ IMMA SAD AND SCARED :C


Pyramid Head and the dummys from Silent Hill 2 were FREAKIN SCARY.


Purple Tentacle from Day of the Tentacle.. :lol:



 

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Those floor teeth things from Another world, and the initial beasty thing from Another world too.

Yes! Those things were nasty.. the ones that hanged from the ceiling and would pull you upwards and eat you were scariest for me there. Man I loved that game.
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Resident Evil one dogs.  I projected my early teenage love of Jill Valentine into a sense of over-protection. So every time she was in jeapordy i was all liek ONOZ IMMA SAD AND SCARED :C


I was just about to post about them damn zombie dogs! The first time they jumped through that window I crapped myself! There are a few Resident Evil monsters that scared the **** outta me. (Nemesis!!!!!  :nervous: :shaking:)


And yeah, F.E.A.R. scared me half to death too, not because of Alma, but because of the atmosphere it sets.
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F.E.A.R. was scary in like 2 or 3 scripted instances for me. The rest of the time it was just boring. Oh look more offices, that'll be great for a gaming environment.
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