Wow, old post. Just saw this one, and figured, what the hay. I have some input.
Dead Space, Part 13, you come out of the Vacuum an
Almost peed myself on that one.
Silent Hill 1 where you have to go down the dark alley and you come across these mutated "meat looking" children. I never played after that. This was very near the beginning of the game.
lol...I know, right??
Silent Hill was the scariest game ever. There's an argument to be made for Silent Hill 2, but Silent Hill was just frigging brutal. There were times when I'd play the game for 20 minutes and just have to stop playing. I love the horror genre, I've read every worthwhile book that Stephen King has ever written, and there I was...a grown *** man, had to stop playing the game because I was getting freaked out.
That game ****s with you. Like Squished says...one of the first things that happens in Silent Hill is you come across a mutilated and rotted corpse that was crucified to a chain link fence...and then some freakish looking demon kids come out of nowhere AND KILL YOU.
Silent Hill. Pick any five second sequence in that game and chances are they're some of the scariest five seconds ever.