What were some video games that once put chills down your spine?
Starting with the more recent past game, I would have to say Resident Evil 2
. I actually had it for the N64, but I really got into it. Playing it at midnight with all the lights out guaranteed that I was going to jump off my couch while frantically smashing the fire button when the zombie dogs burst through an one-way mirror. Just plain scary.
A game that I always found a little creepy from my childhood would be Friday the 13th
. I never owned it, but I did rent it a few times. The graphics and the game play may have been below par even for the original Nintendo era, but the message, "You and your friends are dead. Game over
" and Jason's ability to suddenly pop on screen had creeped me out.
Finally, I would have list Castlevania III
. It never scared me, but I loved the Halloween atmosphere of the game. In fact, I have fond memories of playing the game between trick-or-treater visits on a particular Halloween as a child.