Video Game Moments That Make You Poop Your Pants
Posted by TheDaddy on Wednesday, 20th July, 2011
It’s a fact of life that people like to be scared, not sure why, but we do.
Be it ‘Head On A Stick’ in Wolf Creek, Freddy Krueger in Nightmare On Elmstreet or Leatherface in Texas Chainsaw Massacre, we all enjoy scary moments.
So I thought I would highlight some of my favorite scary moments from games, which might mean you need one of these.
Tomb Raider T-Rex Fight.
I remember playing this for the first time, and up until this point in the game the biggest animals to fight that you had come across were mountain lions, but boy oh boy, when I came into the clearing where the T-Rex resided and heard the booming steps coming my way and wondered what the hell it was I officially crapped myself.
Half Life 2 We Don’t Go To Ravenholm
Most people don’t associate Half Life 2 with scary, but Ravenholm is a scary place. As you enter the level you are treated to half a corpse hanging from a tree, and circular saw blades stuck into objects, you soon find out what they are for.
There wasn’t any crap your pants moments, but the tension slowly built as you made your way through the level, and the addition of head crabs that reduced your health to one point made you feel really vulnerable, the finale of the section made you wait for a lift to arrive whilst fighting a stream of Zombies, I wonder where Left 4 Dead got their ideas from?
Condemned Shopping Mall Mannequins
This has got to be one of the creepiest crap yourself moments in gaming history.
Up to this point in the level had been bad enough, as you had to decide what were mannequins and what were hobos who wanted nothing more than to knock your head off with a piece of 2 by 4.
What really ratcheted up the tension though, was that they did nothing, you expected them to, but they didn’t.
FEAR 2 Back To School
FEAR 2 had it’s share of brown pants moments, but the one that stands out for me was the school level.
From the flickering lights that kept cutting out, to the ceilings and walls coated in copious amounts of blood, it had a lot of the staple horror aficionados moments.
The part of the level that particularly stood out was moving through the corridors being attacked by ghosts that you couldn’t really shoot.
Dead Space – The Hunter
When this friendly little Necromorph makes his first appearance in Dead Space and bursts from it’s tank, you don’t realise that it is any different to the others, shoot it’s limbs off, job done.
Unlike other Necromorphs in the game though, it regenerates itself and therefore it becomes a deadly game of cat and mouse, with you running for your life.
Bioshock – Big Daddy
The great thing about Big Daddys was, that unless you bothered them they would just walk past you, but you knew they were around, due to the noise they made, which was reminiscent of an injured Whale.
The fun part came when you had to take one down to get the Adam you needed, attacking one was akin to poking a rather large bull with a pointy stick, the biggest shock though, was how fast they moved and when they hit you you knew about it.
Admittedly as the game went on it did get easier, but most people never forget the moment that they engage their first Big Daddy.
So those are my favorite scary moments, what are yours?