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Fear factor: The 12 scariest games ever made

By Iain Wilson on Friday 12th Jul 2013 at 11:22 AM UTC

Although series such as Alone in the Dark and Resident Evil helped to reignite interest in the genre, horror games have been around in one form or another since video gaming first began.

With upcoming titles like Outlast, Daylight and The Evil Within in the pipeline, it's clear that our appetite for scares hasn't been diminished over the years either, so with that in mind we've compiled our list of the 12 scariest games ever made.

Did any of these frightfests send you scurrying for safety behind the sofa? Or was there another video nasty that gave you sleepless nights?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below...