The Daily Five: Games That Failed to Scare You

October 31, 2013 | By | No Comments

It’s Halloween and while all of the kids are running around the neighborhood starting to build their way to diabetes, tons of gamers will be at home trying to scare themselves through interactive entertainment. Sadly, many of you may try to achieve that by playing games that are marketed as giving you nightmares, but will probably just result in laughs and disappointment. That isn’t to say these games we’ve brought together are bad, just that they’re not as scary as they should have been and you’ll probably wish you had gone with something else.

Do you know any other PlayStation titles that failed to hit that scare factor?

Aliens: Colonial Marines

Everyone already knows that Aliens: Colonial Marines was a colossal disappointment from just a game standpoint, but it’s also based from one of the scarier movie franchises. With that said, you’d expect for the game to at least offer some scares, but that just isn’t the case. In fact, A:CM probably offers more laughs than anything else, especially if you’re playing with a friend. It’s quite shocking that the game doesn’t deliver on either account, but it’s still not going to do your Halloween justice.

Dead Space 3

I know you may be thinking, “Dead Space and Dead Space 2 scared the hell out of me,” but that’s not going to be the case for the third installment. Unbeknownst to anyone, the developers behind Dead Space 3 seemed to push more towards a co-op action thriller than a survival-horror style of experience. It’s an odd decision and I’m sure some were still scared here or there by DS3, but I didn’t find it nearly as terrifying as the first two iterations. This one is your call, but you may end up disappointed when it comes to the fright factor.

Resident Evil 5

I loved Resident Evil 5. It was a fun game, especially if you had a co-op partner to play with. However, Resident Evil feels like it’s moved so far away from its original installments on the PlayStation that I’m unsure if it’ll ever be a horror game ever again. It’s gotten to the point where RE is just another third-person shooter we can enjoy, which isn’t a bad thing, but it’s not the game for you come Halloween.

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