#1 Posted by patrickklepek (5581 posts) -

Hey guys, did a technical test of Spookin' With Scoops from my apartment last night. If you missed it, it's technically still archived at www.twitch.tv/patrickklepek, but it's not really a "first episode" by any means. Slender is played out by now. Anyway, I'm looking for suggestions on games that might make sense for this, and it doesn't necessarily have to be games that are contingent on "jump scares" like Slender. Think of this like Worth Reading, which is a feature that started pretty modestly and has become something I'm pretty proud to put together each week, with a bunch of new sections to it. Expect this to be similar to that. Anyway, go!

#2 Posted by Demoskinos (15019 posts) -

Id say Condemned and Fatal Frame would both be good choices.

#3 Posted by AlexW00d (6309 posts) -

That game about that SCP story that's supposedly scary as fuck. I forget the name, which isn't at all helpful, but that.

Also STALKER cause whilst it's not typically horror, the game has atmosphere out the wazoo so thing can actually get scary, as opposed to forced to get scary.

#4 Posted by Timing (622 posts) -
#5 Edited by Lukeweizer (2709 posts) -

Resident Evil 2, Condemned and Clock Tower are the ones that come to my mind immediately. Would a Hardcore run of Dead Space 2 be scary? Hardcore mode is the 3 saves and no checkpoints mode.

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#6 Posted by Zelyre (1224 posts) -

With Machine of Pigs on the horizon, how about Amnesia?

#7 Posted by HistoryInRust (6338 posts) -

Maniac Mansion?

In all seriousness, don't forget that the interns did a scary-game show last year. I'd suggest avoiding the games they plugged into for that feature. But you already know that.

#8 Posted by MattyFTM (14419 posts) -

Anna looks somewhat interesting. I saw it appear on Greenman Gaming the other day. It looks like it might be a bit slow for a Spookin' With Scoops video though. I dunno. It looks worth checking out in some form, in any case.

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#9 Edited by Phatmac (5726 posts) -

Are these suggestions only for your mac? Can you record stuff from consoles too? A suggestion for a pc game is the penumbra games. I don't know if they work on mac, sorry. :/

#10 Edited by fox01313 (5083 posts) -

Silent Hill Shattered Memories & Condemned 2 would be good ones. Also looking through some older games on the PC, Shivers, 7th Guest & the original AvP (on steam) would be also good on the list for possible choices.

#11 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Clock Tower: The First Fear (because it's a survival horror game I actually seem to like, for a change) and LSD (because why not?). I'd also recommend Sweet Home, if you're into a version of Resident Evil 0 with more historical value than actual value.

#12 Edited by handlas (2700 posts) -

One of my favorite games ever and one of the few games that scared the crap outta me... I don't know if it's technically suppose to be a scary game though. It's more so you are so vulnerable and weak against the monsters that you constantly freak out about it.

Cryostasis

Dave already did a quicklook of it. I would love to watch someone play that because it's quite a janky game that I never got to see the ending of (I was so close). So, if you could get it to work that would be awesome...

#13 Posted by Animasta (14713 posts) -

yeah when you get your computer, I'd definitely recommend stalker and cryostasis, though cryostasis would definitely work better for this segment I think

#14 Posted by Amafi (878 posts) -

It's not a scary game, really, but the haunted hotel in vampire the masquerade:bloodlines.

Fantastic quest and it can get pretty spooky.

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#16 Posted by Dallas_Raines (2191 posts) -

Definitely STALKER.

#17 Posted by nohthink (1223 posts) -

I wish you had an access to Korean games... There is this game called White Day(화이트 데이) and it is suuuuuuper scary in Asian horror movies ways.

#18 Posted by Fredchuckdave (5748 posts) -

Tower of Latria in Demon's Souls

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#19 Edited by Baal_Sagoth (1273 posts) -

@Demoskinos: Condemned is a very good option for this feature I think. It already was part of the intern Fear Gauntlet though and it definitely relies on jump scares to an extent.

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth is not exactly very accessible but has outstanding moments and is nice, gloomy, disturbing and weird, especially in the early Innsmouth sections. I'm a bit of a Lovecraft nut though, so that obvioulosy colours my reception of the game.

Other than that Thief: Deadly Shadows has that gloriously done, gothic horror inspired Shalebridge Cradle level. No real jump scares but plenty of doom and gloom, fucked-up backstory and cool, somewhat unusual horror elements (at least for a videogame). That's somewhere in the mid- to late-game of the title though, so who knows how practical playing it for this feature might be. It also sort of got a lot of mainstream hype for a while but I still really like the level.

I'm looking forward to these episodes since the live show segments were fun even given the less than ideal circumstances.

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@Timing: Beat me to it, but yeah, cool niche game for sure.

@Amafi said:

It's not a scary game, really, but the haunted hotel in vampire the masquerade:bloodlines.

Fantastic quest and it can get pretty spooky.

This is also true and the quest is in the first hub location of the game so it's reasonably easy to access. Great game, very nice ghost house/ The Shining sub-quest.

#20 Posted by Soapy86 (2634 posts) -

If it wasn't featured so prominently in the Fear Gauntlet I would recommend Condemned. Regardless, you should play it if you haven't.

#21 Posted by Demoskinos (15019 posts) -
#22 Posted by Soapy86 (2634 posts) -

Maybe one of the Fatal Frame or Siren games? I've never actually played one, but they're supposedly pretty good.

#23 Posted by BeachThunder (12096 posts) -

@AlexW00d said:

That game about that SCP story that's supposedly scary as fuck. I forget the name, which isn't at all helpful, but that.

Also STALKER cause whilst it's not typically horror, the game has atmosphere out the wazoo so thing can actually get scary, as opposed to forced to get scary.

SCP-087?

Anyway, seriously, you should try to track down a copy of SS2. Also, Chzo Mythos games by Yahtzee and Eversion.

#24 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

Yeah, the underground labs in STALKER are the creepiest shit ever. Condemned games are also a good suggestion. There are a bunch of good Amnesia "custom stories" that are supposed to be really scary. I don't know them by name, but check into those if you can. @AlexW00d said:

That game about that SCP story that's supposedly scary as fuck. I forget the name, which isn't at all helpful, but that.

SCP-087-B maybe? My brother was saying it was scary as hell.

#25 Posted by HulkHanson (73 posts) -

If it hasn't been already said, Siren: Blood Curse. DOIT.

#26 Posted by AlexW00d (6309 posts) -
@BeachThunder @xobballox yeah I've never played it, but I've heard its scary.
#27 Posted by Ramone (2975 posts) -

Project Zero/Fatal Frame also I heard Siren Blood Curse is supposed to be scary as well.

#28 Posted by MildMolasses (3225 posts) -

Out of curiosity, does this need to be a pc thing? I didn't see the stream last night, but the way the games were set up during the BLLSL, it seemed that a position close to the screen was a bit of a requirement.
 
If not, while I don't really have any suggestions based on what I've played, I would love to see some Fatal Frame in action if possible

#29 Posted by Hailinel (25179 posts) -

Clock Tower 3 and the Fatal Frame series.

#30 Edited by MarkWahlberg (4606 posts) -

Silent Hill: Shattered Memories doesn't get mentioned too often but it's definitely worth trying out. Not much jump scares, but a lot of 'wtf is even happening right now'. Although if you've already played it, might not work quite as well.

#31 Posted by CornBREDX (5631 posts) -

The penumbra games are pretty good. 
Undying was pretty good 
Call of Cthullhu 
7th Guest 
 
The problem with scary games is time is not kind to them and eventually they aren't scary anymore but these are some that have not been featured on this site that I can think of. 
Silent Hill 2 and Run like hell are ok in my book but Run Like Hell is not one many would agree with me on and Silent Hill 2 has kind of been done to death and is probably more psychological horror. 
 
I don't know. I guess it depends on how you want to do this or whatever. There's not a lot of scary games. 
That's all I got at the moment. I am at work so all I got is top of my head suggestions right now haha

#32 Posted by dungbootle (2458 posts) -

SCP-087-B. Note that there is a distinction to be made between the SCP-087 and SCP-087-B games; I prefer B a lot more.

#33 Edited by Ley_Lines (256 posts) -
@Amafi said:

It's not a scary game, really, but the haunted hotel in vampire the masquerade:bloodlines.

Fantastic quest and it can get pretty spooky.

Brother, let me introduce the Giant Bomb interns present the "Fear Gauntlet" ... they were smart enough not to call it a "Spook Look"
  
#34 Edited by fisk0 (4291 posts) -

@patrickklepek: If you're considering older games (you've mentioned System Shock 2 in the past), maybe Clive Barker's Undying, Michigan: Report from Hell (suda51!) or even the proto-Dead Space/System Shock Commodore 64 classic Project Firestart (like DS and SS, it was published by EA. Wonder if there is anybody in the teams who worked on all of them).

#35 Posted by bobafettjm (1520 posts) -

The original SNES Clock Tower is pretty great, the atmosphere alone is worth checking it out for.

#36 Posted by corruptsaves (219 posts) -

I would like to back Vampire the Masquerade, STALKER and Thief as well.

Parasite Eve, Killer7 and you said Dino Crisis before didn't you.

#37 Posted by BeachThunder (12096 posts) -

@patrickklepek: I'm watching the video now, I'm really glad you're playing it at home by yourself and really trying to get into the game's atmosphere - unlike the Amnesia QL, which was a huge disaster D:

#38 Posted by Amafi (878 posts) -

@Ley_Lines said:

@Amafi said:

It's not a scary game, really, but the haunted hotel in vampire the masquerade:bloodlines.

Fantastic quest and it can get pretty spooky.

Brother, let me introduce the Giant Bomb interns present the "Fear Gauntlet" ... they were smart enough not to call it a "Spook Look"

Oh man, I'd completely forgotten they did that level. For whatever reason the only strong memories I have of the fear gauntlet series are of the condemned bits.

#39 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11918 posts) -

I hear that fatal frame is terrifying. You could do that.

#40 Posted by RenMcKormack (1074 posts) -

Sup Scoops. With RE 6 and quite Frankly 4 and 5 really bumming me out (story wise they are fun to play) I would very much suggest The Resident Evil 1 Remake on the Gamecube OR preferably Original RE 1 on the PS1 with the live action cutscenes.

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#41 Posted by Metric_Outlaw (1172 posts) -

The interns a few years ago did a thing like this called the fear gauntlet. I'm unsure if that's still on the site or just on their YouTube channel. I would check there and see if any of their choices seem like they'd be up to your speed.

#42 Posted by Demmetje (201 posts) -

Amy.

No really.

#43 Posted by JaredA (826 posts) -

Scratches was a pretty spooky point 'n click adventure game. Play that!

#44 Posted by Tictocbehemoth (62 posts) -

How about some Amnesia custom stories like Abduction.

#45 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

How about Chonicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay? There's a lot of great tension and action mixed into that game.

#46 Edited by Grillbar (1872 posts) -

siren blood curse, obscure, call of cthulhu dark corners of the earth, scratches (preferably the directors cut), cursed mountain, and maybe rule of rose

Edit: uh and fatal frame 1 or 2

#47 Edited by JamesJeux007 (479 posts) -

If you haven't played it, Project Zero 2 : Crimson Butterfly is a fantastic game. It's not just scary, it has a really well told and interesting story and actual gameplay (you actually have to "fight" spirits with a camera). Having played the first 2, the second is definitely better. Try it out :')

What ? Nope, Fatal Frame is a really stupid name. No way I'm calling it that.

Oh and also, if you can find the remake of the original Clock Tower on the PSX, you should definitely try it out. It's not really scary and fairly short, but the mechanics are really interesting and looks great (it's a 2D game, as it came out on the SNES in Japan). Who would think you could make a scary point & click game ?

P.S: I heard several times on the podcast that you liked Siren Blood Curse on the PS3 ? That game was clunky at times, especially the way the story was told, but I enjoyed the hell out of it. Glad to see someone spreading the good word about this game :'D

#48 Edited by dvdhaus (357 posts) -

You have that copy of Eternal Darkness right? That could be a good game to do. At least you talked about getting a copy on the podcast or in a Worth Reading article.

Edit: And there is this Lucius game coming out on the 26th of October on Steam. That could be cool to show off some of that. Maybe some of the playthrough before the quicklook. Is the goal of this to play through an entire game or just enough to show off some of the scares?

#49 Posted by voltronadactylsaurusrex (69 posts) -

STALKER would be really good. Especially when its nighttime ingame.

#50 Posted by SerHulse (685 posts) -

@AlexW00d said:

@BeachThunder @xobballox yeah I've never played it, but I've heard its scary.

It's best if you know as little about what happens in that game as possible otherwise it sucks all the horror out of it. I was freaked out by it, but when i told my brother about it he looked it up, read about it, and barely reacted.