Video games can be simple, video games can be fun, and even be life-changing. But…depending on the game, they can also be scary as all-get-out. In fact, some of the most memorable characters in history are video game villains. You know the ones, I bet you even thought of one as you read this article title, didn’t you? Well, we are dangerously close to Halloween, and that does raise the question of who scares you in video games. Or maybe…what scares you?
This topic was brought on by Redditor Leftys-Wheelchair, who noted that his brother put the idea in his head. And while he himself wasn’t scared of any video game villains, that doesn’t mean the rest of us are. So, who are some of the best villains from video games that scare people?
Well, one of the most popular by far is Pyramid Head from Silent Hill. This antagonist had the look, the mannerisms, and the music to make you freeze when he showed up. Fun fact, despite his very disturbing appearance…he’s quite popular in the cosplay community.
Reddit was also alight with memories of being scared by video game villains. One person noted that Queen Gohma from Legend of Zelda was scary. But not for the character herself, but for her larva that continually attacked you. Scary!
Another had nightmares of The Flood from Halo. Which was not surprising when you consider that you’re dying via hundreds of thousands of aliens that leech your body away until it’s nothing.
Oh! Or how about the chainsaw guy from Resident Evil 4! Yeah, the sound of the chainsaw coming for you is always a good trigger for fear.
And finishing up with a classic of sorts…The Alien…from Alien: Isolation…need I say more?
So, have any characters scared you after playing them? Let us know!
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