I've written a lot recently about scary video games. Mainly Alien: Isolation, which I love, but also P.T. which might just be my favourite gaming experience of the year so far. It's got me thinking about the times in video games when I've been most scared.
A couple spring to mind for me. The first is the moment when Mr X burst through the wall in Resident Evil 2. That was insane, because in a game like Resident Evil 2 you never in a million years expected that a massive terrifying dude would burst through the actual walls. That was like a breakthrough in more ways than one.
More recently, the first jump scare in P.T. was ridiculous. It was so earned. Earned to the point where I legitimately just screamed out loud when it happened.
There have been others. Resident Evil 4 was pretty brutal, particularly when I first got my head chopped off by the dude with the sack over his head. Brutal.
Those are some of the moments I've been most terrified in a video game, how about you?