As I’m scrolling among the titles I have in the library and I’m deciding what to pick for my next read. I see many titles now that touch the Horror genre.
However I remember there was relatively few titles (at least among the ones that I read) that I really found scary for their premise or in a way succeded in giving me personally a disturbing feeling.
As fear is different by each individual I would like to know what choicescript games Did you find in your playthrough scary for you
Here I will add a brief personal list of Games that succeded in giving me the Fear of the unknown and create a sense of Paranoia in the playthrough:
The Fog Knows Your Name (Choice of Games)
Reason: Local Myth credible and a good local town atmosphere with many chances the player have to face if to believe the myth or not
Highlands, Deep Waters. (Hosted Games)
Reason: Madness system and writing that make you wonder if something is out there to get your MC in any moment.
Scratch (Hosted Games)
Reason: A drunk system where your character can cope with stress by drinking. That change reaction and attitude to people around you and also how lenient you will be in your investigation. Good writing that make you question who your MC can really trust.
Macabre Mansion (Hosted Games)
Reason: really Simple writing but succeded in giving me the feeling of lost in a House full of Traps and “creatures” and not understanding what is happening and why to my MC. Feeling to “I want to get out” then horrible revealing twist at the end.
And Games that I personally found disturbing for the content of the story (but I still find interesting to read)]
NOLA Is Burning (Choice of Games)
Reason: MC as the Mob Family “Butcher”. Disturbing Graphic killings while playing. MC can be extremely cold and non empathic (dead body counts of innocent bystanders). (I must admit the bit to the almost end of the game about the deal with the devil after being maimed to death and his “come back” to finish the job was kinda cool but this MC got me the creeps)
Neighbourhood Necromancer (Choice of Games)
Reason: Undeads (described really in details) treated with superficiality by the teen necromancer. More focused on getting in his goth girl pants than to deal with him hiding zombified parents and other dead creatures in the basement.
Death Collector (Choice of Games)
Reason: MC focused on collecting stories for the archive and have to cut out the Tongues from people who are dying (and are incentivated to do it while the poor folks are still alive)