The 10 scariest games of all time

Posted by , 19 March 2009

The 10 scariest games of all time

Introduction

Those ghosts from Pac-Man were sinister bastards. Between shifty eyes and an unnatural commitment to preserving apparently worthless white pixels, those multi-coloured spectres were the first to strike terror into the young hearts of gamers.

Thirty years on, they’ve evolved. With legs, arms and very, very big teeth. Thankfully, you’ve moved on too; acquiring shotguns, hand grenades and - more often than not - an improbable jaw-line. And so, just as it did in the arcade cabinets of the early 80s, the battle between good and evil is raging. Only now, thanks to high-definition graphics and surround sound, the whole experience is more trouser-ruiningly visceral than ever. Here's ten guaranteed nightmare-inducers.

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