This is the least scary of all these games, and its on this list more because of nostalgia. However, it has some unbeatable atmosphere and is probably the game I played most on the playstation. The tension was stifling and I was fully immersed in the game. So much so I was often too scared to leave the save rooms. I actually felt safe just chilling and organising my inventory.
4) Nightmare creatures – playstation 1
Seriously, Put on some head phones, turn out the lights and just listen to this.
this is the equivalent of blood borne on the PS1. This game gave me nightmares as a kid, and its sound track still gives me the creeps.
3) Parasite eve 2 – Playstation 1
I never hear this game mentioned, but it is one of the best survival horror/rpgs on the system. There is one boss fight in particular that gave me nightmares. The blizzard chaser.
I don’t know why, but the deep panting and grunts this thing makes scared me shitless as a kid.
2) Dead space 1 – playstation 3
The scifi/horror theme is probably the best example I've ever seen. I can't praise this game enough. From the dynamic player deaths, to the atmosphere and the scares, this game nailed it!
1) bioshock – playstation 3
oh man! This game is creppy on a whole different level, even more so because its not trying to be a horror game. The story is fantastic and touches on some deep underlying political themes. That, and the big daddies are terrifying. I dont know what it is about this game that truly scares me... it might be the constant whispering from enemies or the fucked up mind set of everyone you meet. As i said, its not trying to be a horror game, which just makes it all the more creepy.