All Hallow’s Eve is the night before All Saints Day when ghouls and ghosts ascend from their graves in search of succulent jelly babies. It’s also a good excuse to talk about creepy-arse video games. So er, let’s go.
For me, no game will ever be scarier than Aliens on the Amstrad CPC. With three colours and a primitive sound chip, it managed to replicate the nail-biting dread of the movie to astonishing effect. This one time, my cat leapt onto the keyboard at the exact same moment the music went “boop-boop-BOOOOP” and my friend literally shat his pants in terror. He got sent home, natch.
What do you think is the scariest video game ever made? Unleash your nominations while laughing maniacally in the comments section below.