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[[caption-width-right:345: There are '''GOOD''' reasons to be [[DarknessEqualsDeath afraid of the dark]]...]]
[[NightmareFuel/{{Film}} Movies]] aren't the only thing scaring the daylights out of people in media. The pits of [[VideoGameGenres virtual reality]] are stock full of things [[NightmareFuel that will traumatize gamers for years]].

Notice that some games in the list are not entirely targeted to grown-ups, but the fear factor is bad enough to scare adults.

'''Note:''' Spoilers can be quite abundant in this section, so reader beware!

Subtropes include:
* NightmareFuel/LetsPlay
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!!Games with their own sub-pages:
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[[index]]
[[folder: A-F]]
* NightmareFuel/{{Abadox}}
* NightmareFuel/AceAttorney
* NightmareFuel/AceCombat
* NightmareFuel/Action52Owns
* NightmareFuel/AfraidOfMonsters
* NightmareFuel/AlanWake
* NightmareFuel/AlienIsolation
* NightmareFuel/AlienVsPredator
* NightmareFuel/AloneInTheDark
* NightmareFuel/AmberJourneysBeyond
* NightmareFuel/AmericanMcGeesAlice
* NightmareFuel/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent
** NightmareFuel/AmnesiaAMachineForPigs
* NightmareFuel/AnimalCrossing
* NightmareFuel/{{Anodyne}}
* NightmareFuel/{{VideoGame/Another World}}
* NightmareFuel/AoOni
* NightmareFuel/{{Arachnophobia}}
* NightmareFuel/ArcTheLad
* NightmareFuel/ArmoredCore
* NightmareFuel/AssassinsCreed
** NightmareFuel/AssassinsCreedI
** NightmareFuel/AssassinsCreedII
** NightmareFuel/AssassinsCreedIII
** NightmareFuel/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag
** NightmareFuel/AssassinsCreedUnity
** NightmareFuel/AssassinsCreedRogue
** NightmareFuel/AssassinsCreedSyndicate
* NightmareFuel/AstoriaFatesKiss
* NightmareFuel/BaldursGate
* NightmareFuel/BanjoKazooie
* NightmareFuel/BatmanArkhamSeries
** NightmareFuel/BatmanArkhamAsylum
** NightmareFuel/BatmanArkhamCity
** NightmareFuel/BatmanArkhamOrigins
** NightmareFuel/BatmanArkhamKnight
* NightmareFuel/{{Bayonetta 2}}
* NightmareFuel/{{BEMANI}}
* NightmareFuel/BenAndEd
* NightmareFuel/BeyondGoodAndEvil
* NightmareFuel/BeyondTwoSouls
* NightmareFuel/TheBindingOfIsaac
* [[NightmareFuel/BioShock BioShock series]]
** [[NightmareFuel/BioShock1 BioShock]]
** [[NightmareFuel/BioShock2 BioShock 2]]
** [[NightmareFuel/BioShockInfinite BioShock Infinite]]
* NightmareFuel/BinaryDomain
* NightmareFuel/BlackAndWhite
* NightmareFuel/BlazBlue
* NightmareFuel/{{Blood}}
* NightmareFuel/BlueGuardianMargaret
* NightmareFuel/TheBoogieMan
* NightmareFuel/{{Borderlands}}
** NightmareFuel/{{Borderlands 2}}
** NightmareFuel/BorderlandsThePreSequel
** NightmareFuel/TalesFromTheBorderlands
* NightmareFuel/BrainDead13
* NightmareFuel/BravelyDefault
* NightmareFuel/TheBreach
* NightmareFuel/BreathOfFire
* NightmareFuel/BreathOfFireDragonQuarter
* NightmareFuel/{{Brink}}
* NightmareFuel/BrokenAge
* NightmareFuel/BrokenSword
* NightmareFuel/BustAGroove
* NightmareFuel/CallOfCthulhuDarkCornersOfTheEarth
* NightmareFuel/CallOfCthulhuTheWastedLand
* NightmareFuel/CallOfDuty
** NightmareFuel/ModernWarfare
** NightmareFuel/NaziZombies
** NightmareFuel/CallOfDutyBlackOps3
* NightmareFuel/CarmenSandiegoWordDetective
* NightmareFuel/CarnEvil
* NightmareFuel/CastleCrashers
* NightmareFuel/{{Castlevania}}
** NightmareFuel/{{Castlevania 64}}
** NightmareFuel/CastlevaniaTheDraculaXChronicles
** NightmareFuel/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow2
* NightmareFuel/{{Catherine}}
* NightmareFuel/TheCatLady
* NightmareFuel/CaveStory
* NightmareFuel/ChaosHead
* NightmareFuel/{{Chelsea}}
* NightmareFuel/ChronoTrigger
* NightmareFuel/ChzoMythos
* NightmareFuel/{{Chulip}}
* NightmareFuel/CityOfHeroes
* NightmareFuel/CivilizationBeyondEarth
* NightmareFuel/CliveBarkersJericho
* NightmareFuel/CliveBarkersUndying
* NightmareFuel/ClockTower
* NightmareFuel/CloseYourEyesRedux
* NightmareFuel/TheClueFinders
* NightmareFuel/CommandAndConquer
* NightmareFuel/TheConsumingShadow
* NightmareFuel/CookieClicker
* NightmareFuel/Conception2ChildrenOfTheSevenStars
* NightmareFuel/CondemnedCriminalOrigins
** NightmareFuel/Condemned2Bloodshot
* NightmareFuel/ConkersBadFurDay
* NightmareFuel/{{Contra}}
* NightmareFuel/CorpseParty
* NightmareFuel/CrashBandicoot
* NightmareFuel/CriminalCase
* NightmareFuel/{{Croc}}
* NightmareFuel/TheCrookedMan
* NightmareFuel/{{Crysis}}
* NightmareFuel/CrystalsPonyTale
* NightmareFuel/CryOfFear
* NightmareFuel/DanganRonpa
** NightmareFuel/SuperDanganRonpa2
** NightmareFuel/AbsoluteDespairGirls
* NightmareFuel/DantesInferno
* ''Dark Souls''
** NightmareFuel/{{Bloodborne}}
** NightmareFuel/DarkSouls
** NightmareFuel/DarkSoulsII
** NightmareFuel/DarkSoulsIII
** NightmareFuel/DemonsSouls
* NightmareFuel/DarkestDungeon
* NightmareFuel/TheDarkness
* NightmareFuel/DCUniverseOnline
* NightmareFuel/DeadlyCreatures
* NightmareFuel/DeadIsland
** NightmareFuel/DeadIslandRiptide
** NightmareFuel/EscapeDeadIsland
** NightmareFuel/DeadIsland2
* NightmareFuel/DeadlyPremonition
* NightmareFuel/DeadRising
** NightmareFuel/DeadRising2
** NightmareFuel/DeadRising3
* NightmareFuel/DeadSpace
** NightmareFuel/DeadSpace2
** NightmareFuel/DeadSpace3
* NightmareFuel/{{DEFCON}}
* NightmareFuel/{{Destiny}}
* NightmareFuel/DeusEx
* NightmareFuel/DeusExHumanRevolution
* NightmareFuel/DevilMayCry
* NightmareFuel/{{Diablo}}
** NightmareFuel/DiabloII
** NightmareFuel/DiabloIII
* NightmareFuel/DigimonDigitalCardBattle
* NightmareFuel/DigimonStoryCyberSleuth
* NightmareFuel/DigimonWorld
* NightmareFuel/DigimonWorld2
* NightmareFuel/DigimonWorld3
* NightmareFuel/DinoCrisis
* NightmareFuel/{{Dishonored}}
** NightmareFuel/Dishonored2
* NightmareFuel/DisneyPrincessEnchantedJourney
* NightmareFuel/DisneysVillainsRevenge
* NightmareFuel/TheDivision
* NightmareFuel/DonPachi
* NightmareFuel/DonkeyKong64
* NightmareFuel/DonkeyKongCountry
* NightmareFuel/DontEscape
* NightmareFuel/DontStarve
* NightmareFuel/{{Doom}}
** NightmareFuel/{{Doom 3}}
** NightmareFuel/{{Doom 2016}}
** NightmareFuel/BrutalDoom
* NightmareFuel/DragonAge
** NightmareFuel/DragonAgeOrigins
** NightmareFuel/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening
** NightmareFuel/DragonAgeII
** NightmareFuel/DragonAgeInquisition
* NightmareFuel/DragonFable
* NightmareFuel/DRAMAticalMurder
* NightmareFuel/DrChaos
* NightmareFuel/DreamfallChapters
* NightmareFuel/TheDrop
* NightmareFuel/DukeNukem3D
* NightmareFuel/DwarfFortress
* NightmareFuel/DyingLight
* NightmareFuel/EdnaAndHarveyHarveysNewEyes
* NightmareFuel/TheElderScrolls
** NightmareFuel/TheElderScrollsArena
** NightmareFuel/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall
** NightmareFuel/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind
** NightmareFuel/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion
** NightmareFuel/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim
* The Eleventh Hour (see: NightmareFuel/TheSeventhGuest)
* NightmareFuel/EccoTheDolphin
* NightmareFuel/{{Elvira}}
* NightmareFuel/EiyuuSenkiTheWorldConquest
* NightmareFuel/EmilyWantsToPlay
* NightmareFuel/EndlessOcean
* NightmareFuel/{{Enigmatis}}
* NightmareFuel/EpicMickey
* NightmareFuel/EternalDarkness
* NightmareFuel/EtrianOdyssey
* NightmareFuel/EuropaUniversalis
* NightmareFuel/{{Eversion}}
* NightmareFuel/TheEvilWithin
* NightmareFuel/{{Evolve}}
* NightmareFuel/{{Fable}}
* NightmareFuel/{{Fahrenheit}}
* NightmareFuel/FallenLondon
* NightmareFuel/{{Fallout}}
** NightmareFuel/{{Fallout 3}}
** NightmareFuel/FalloutNewVegas
*** NightmareFuel/NewVegasBounties
** NightmareFuel/{{Fallout 4}}
* NightmareFuel/FarCry3
* NightmareFuel/FarCryPrimal
* NightmareFuel/FatalFrame
* NightmareFuel/FateExtra
* [[NightmareFuel/FateStayNight Fate/stay night]]
* NightmareFuel/FinalFantasy
* NightmareFuel/FireEmblem
** NightmareFuel/FireEmblemAwakening
** NightmareFuel/FireEmblemFates
* NightmareFuel/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon
* NightmareFuel/FiveNightsAtFreddys
** NightmareFuel/FiveNightsAtFreddys2
** NightmareFuel/FiveNightsAtFreddys3
** NightmareFuel/FiveNightsAtFreddys4
** NightmareFuel/FiveNightsAtFreddysWorld
** NightmareFuel/FiveNightsAtFreddysSisterLocation
* NightmareFuel/FiveNightsAtTreasureIsland
* NightmareFuel/DotFlow
* NightmareFuel/{{Folklore}}
* NightmareFuel/TheForceUnleashed
* NightmareFuel/ForestOfDrizzlingRain
* NightmareFuel/FragileDreamsFarewellRuinsOfTheMoon
* NightmareFuel/FreddiFish
* NightmareFuel/FreedomPlanet
* NightmareFuel/FTLFasterThanLight
[[/folder]]

[[folder: G-L]]
* NightmareFuel/GabrielKnight
* NightmareFuel/GearsOfWar
* NightmareFuel/GhostTrick
* NightmareFuel/GodEaterBurst
* NightmareFuel/TheGodOfCrawlingEyes
* NightmareFuel/GodOfWarSeries
* NightmareFuel/GrandTheftAuto
** NightmareFuel/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas
** NightmareFuel/GrandTheftAutoIV
** NightmareFuel/GrandTheftAutoV
** NightmareFuel/GrandTheftAutoViceCity
** NightmareFuel/GrandTheftAutoLibertyCityStories
** NightmareFuel/GrandTheftAutoIVTheBalladOfGayTony
* NightmareFuel/GranTurismo
* NightmareFuel/TheGrayGarden
* NightmareFuel/GreyGoo
* NightmareFuel/GrimFandango
* NightmareFuel/GuildWars
* NightmareFuel/GuildWars2
* NightmareFuel/GuiltyGear
* NightmareFuel/DotHack
* NightmareFuel/HalfLife
** NightmareFuel/BlackMesa
* NightmareFuel/{{Halo}}
** NightmareFuel/HaloReach
** NightmareFuel/Halo5Guardians
** NightmareFuel/HuntTheTruth
* NightmareFuel/HamtaroHamHamHeartbreak
* NightmareFuel/HarvestDecember
* NightmareFuel/HarvestMoon
* NightmareFuel/HatofulBoyfriend
* NightmareFuel/{{Hatred}}
* NightmareFuel/HauntingGround
* NightmareFuel/HeavyRain
* [[NightmareFuel/HelloHello Hello? Hell...o?]]
* [[NightmareFuel/HOME2013 HOME]]
* NightmareFuel/{{Homefront}}
* NightmareFuel/{{Homeworld}}
* NightmareFuel/HomeworldDesertsOfKharak
* NightmareFuel/HotaruNoNikkiTheFireflyDiary
* NightmareFuel/HotlineMiami
** NightmareFuel/HotlineMiami2WrongNumber
* NightmareFuel/HouseOfTheDead
** NightmareFuel/TheHouseOfTheDeadOverkill
* NightmareFuel/HyperdimensionNeptuniaVictory
* NightmareFuel/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream
* NightmareFuel/{{Ib}}
* Indigo Prophecy (see: NightmareFuel/{{Fahrenheit}})
* NightmareFuel/InfamousSecondSon
* NightmareFuel/{{Ingress}}
* NightmareFuel/InjusticeGodsAmongUs
** NightmareFuel/Injustice2
* NightmareFuel/{{INSIDE}}
* NightmareFuel/JakAndDaxterThePrecursorLegacy
* NightmareFuel/{{Jazzpunk}}
* NightmareFuel/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius
* NightmareFuel/JimmyNeutronVsJimmyNegatron
* NightmareFuel/JetSetRadio
* NightmareFuel/JoJosBizarreAdventureAllStarBattle
* NightmareFuel/JumpStartAdventures4thGradeHauntedIsland
* NightmareFuel/JurassicPark
** NightmareFuel/JurassicParkTheGame
* NightmareFuel/JustCause3
* NightmareFuel/KatawaShoujo
* NightmareFuel/KidIcarus
* NightmareFuel/{{Killer7}}
* NightmareFuel/KingdomHearts
** NightmareFuel/KingdomHeartsI
** NightmareFuel/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories
** NightmareFuel/KingdomHeartsII
** NightmareFuel/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2
** NightmareFuel/KingdomHeartsCoded
** NightmareFuel/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep
** NightmareFuel/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance
* NightmareFuel/KingdomOfLoathing
* NightmareFuel/KingsQuest
* NightmareFuel/{{Kirby}}
* NightmareFuel/{{Klonoa}}
* NightmareFuel/KnockKnock
* NightmareFuel/KnyttUnderground
* NightmareFuel/LakeviewCabinCollection
* NightmareFuel/LaMulana
* NightmareFuel/TheLastDoor
* NightmareFuel/TheLastOfUs
* NightmareFuel/LeagueOfLegends
* NightmareFuel/Left4Dead
* NightmareFuel/LegacyOfKain
* NightmareFuel/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky
* NightmareFuel/LegendOfLegaia
* NightmareFuel/LegendOfMana
* NightmareFuel/TheLegendOfZelda
** NightmareFuel/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink
** NightmareFuel/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast
** NightmareFuel/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime
** NightmareFuel/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask
** NightmareFuel/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker
** NightmareFuel/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess
** NightmareFuel/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks
** NightmareFuel/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword
** NightmareFuel/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds
** NightmareFuel/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild
** NightmareFuel/HyruleWarriors
* Lego Adaption Game
** NightmareFuel/LEGOBatman
** NightmareFuel/LEGODimensions
** NightmareFuel/LEGOHarryPotter
** NightmareFuel/LEGOJurassicWorld
** NightmareFuel/LEGOTheLordOfTheRings
** NightmareFuel/LEGOMarvelSuperHeroes
** NightmareFuel/LEGOPiratesOfTheCaribbean
** NightmareFuel/LEGOStarWars
* NightmareFuel/LenEn
* NightmareFuel/LifeIsStrange
* NightmareFuel/{{Limbo}}
* NightmareFuel/{{Lisa}}
* NightmareFuel/LollipopChainsaw
* NightmareFuel/TheLongDark
* NightmareFuel/LongLiveTheQueen
* NightmareFuel/TheLordOfTheRingsOnline
* NightmareFuel/LSDDreamEmulator
* NightmareFuel/LunarTheSilverStar
* NightmareFuel/{{Lusternia}}
[[/folder]]

[[folder: M-R]]
* NightmareFuel/MadFather
* NightmareFuel/MagicalVacation
* NightmareFuel/{{Manhunt}}
* NightmareFuel/ManiacMansion
* NightmareFuel/{{Maplestory}}
* NightmareFuel/{{Marathon}}
* NightmareFuel/MarvelAvengersAlliance
* NightmareFuel/MassEffect
* NightmareFuel/MaxPayne
* NightmareFuel/{{Medabots}}
* NightmareFuel/MedalOfHonor
* NightmareFuel/MegadimensionNeptuniaVII
* NightmareFuel/MegaMan
** NightmareFuel/MegaManX
** NightmareFuel/MegaManZero
** NightmareFuel/MegaManBattleNetwork
** NightmareFuel/MegaMan8BitDeathmatch
* NightmareFuel/MercenaryKings
* NightmareFuel/MermaidSwamp
* NightmareFuel/MetalGear
** NightmareFuel/MetalGearSolid
** NightmareFuel/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty
** NightmareFuel/MetalGearRisingRevengeance
** NightmareFuel/MetalGearSolidVGroundZeroes
** NightmareFuel/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain
* NightmareFuel/MetalWalker
* NightmareFuel/{{Metro 2033}}
* NightmareFuel/{{Metroid}}
** NightmareFuel/MetroidFusion
** NightmareFuel/MetroidZeroMission
* NightmareFuel/MicaApoptosis
* NightmareFuel/MiddleEarthShadowOfMordor
* NightmareFuel/MightyNo9
* NightmareFuel/{{Minecraft}}
* NightmareFuel/{{Misao}}
* NightmareFuel/MissileCommand
* NightmareFuel/MondoMedicals
** NightmareFuel/MondoAgency
* NightmareFuel/MonkeyIsland
* NightmareFuel/MonsterHunter
* NightmareFuel/MonsterRancher
* NightmareFuel/{{Morenatsu}}
* NightmareFuel/MortalKombat
** NightmareFuel/MortalKombat9
** NightmareFuel/MortalKombatX
* NightmareFuel/{{MOTHER}}
** NightmareFuel/EarthBoundBeginnings
** NightmareFuel/{{Mother4}}
* NightmareFuel/MuppetMonsterAdventure
* NightmareFuel/MurderedSoulSuspect
* NightmareFuel/{{Myst}}
** NightmareFuel/{{Riven}}
** NightmareFuel/MystIIIExile
** NightmareFuel/UruAgesBeyondMyst
** NightmareFuel/MystIVRevelation
* NightmareFuel/{{Nameless}}
* NightmareFuel/NanashiNoGame
* NightmareFuel/NancyDrew
* NightmareFuel/NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm3
* NightmareFuel/NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm4
* NightmareFuel/NationStates
* NightmareFuel/NeverwinterNights
* NightmareFuel/NeverwinterNights2
* NightmareFuel/{{Nightcry}}
* NightmareFuel/{{Nicole}}
* NightmareFuel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors
* NightmareFuel/{{Nitroplus}}
* NightmareFuel/NoMoreHeroes
* NightmareFuel/{{OFF}}
* NightmareFuel/{{Okami}}
* NightmareFuel/OneNightAtFlumptys
* NightmareFuel/OracleOfTao
* NightmareFuel/OreshikaTaintedBloodlines
* NightmareFuel/TheOrder1886
* NightmareFuel/{{Outlast}}
* NightmareFuel/OutlastII
* NightmareFuel/{{Overwatch}}
* NightmareFuel/PajamaSam
* NightmareFuel/PapersPlease
* NightmareFuel/ParasiteEve
** NightmareFuel/ParasiteEve2
** NightmareFuel/The3rdBirthday
* NightmareFuel/{{Pathologic}}
* NightmareFuel/PattyAndMrMiles
* NightmareFuel/{{Penumbra}}
* NightmareFuel/{{Pikmin}}
* NightmareFuel/PillarsOfEternity
* NightmareFuel/{{Phantasmagoria 2}}
* NightmareFuel/PhantasyStarOnline
* NightmareFuel/PlagueInc
* NightmareFuel/PlanescapeTorment
* NightmareFuel/PlantsVsZombies
* NightmareFuel/PlayStation2
* NightmareFuel/PlaystationAllStarsBattleRoyale
* NightmareFuel/{{Pokemon}}
** NightmareFuel/HeyYouPikachu
** NightmareFuel/PokemonBlackAndWhite
** NightmareFuel/PokemonMysteryDungeon
** NightmareFuel/PokemonPeaceSquad
** NightmareFuel/PokemonReborn
** NightmareFuel/PokemonRejuvenation
** NightmareFuel/PokemonXAndY
** NightmareFuel/PokemonColosseum
** NightmareFuel/{{Pokedex}}
** NightmareFuel/PokemonGo
** NightmareFuel/PokemonMoves
** NightmareFuel/PokemonAdultHorrors
** NightmareFuel/PokemonGhostStories
** NightmareFuel/PokemonMusic
** NightmareFuel/PokemonGlitches
** NightmareFuel/PokemonCrystalKaizo
** NightmareFuel/PokkenTournament
* NightmareFuel/PokerNightAtTheInventory
** NightmareFuel/PokerNight2
* NightmareFuel/PonyIsland
* NightmareFuel/{{Portal}}
* NightmareFuel/{{Postal}}
* NightmareFuel/Prey2006
* NightmareFuel/ProfessorLayton
** NightmareFuel/ProfessorLaytonAndTheAzranLegacy
* NightmareFuel/ProfessorLaytonVsAceAttorney
* NightmareFuel/{{Prototype}}
* NightmareFuel/{{Psychonauts}}
* NightmareFuel/QuakeI
* NightmareFuel/QuantumConundrum
* NightmareFuel/RadiantHistoria
* NightmareFuel/RakenzarnTales
* NightmareFuel/RatchetAndClank
* NightmareFuel/RaySeries
* NightmareFuel/{{Rayman}}
** NightmareFuel/{{Rayman 2}}
* NightmareFuel/RedDeadRedemption
** NightmareFuel/RedDeadRedemptionUndeadNightmare
* NightmareFuel/ResidentEvil
** NightmareFuel/ResidentEvil1
** NightmareFuel/ResidentEvil2
** NightmareFuel/ResidentEvil3Nemesis
** NightmareFuel/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica
** NightmareFuel/ResidentEvilGunSurvivor
** NightmareFuel/ResidentEvil0
** NightmareFuel/ResidentEvilOutbreak
** NightmareFuel/ResidentEvil4
** NightmareFuel/ResidentEvilTheUmbrellaChronicles
** NightmareFuel/ResidentEvil5
** NightmareFuel/ResidentEvilTheDarksideChronicles
** NightmareFuel/ResidentEvilRevelations
** NightmareFuel/ResidentEvilRevelations2
** NightmareFuel/ResidentEvilOperationRaccoonCity
** NightmareFuel/ResidentEvil6
** NightmareFuel/ResidentEvil7Biohazard
* NightmareFuel/{{Roblox}}
* NightmareFuel/{{Robopon}}
* NightmareFuel/Rockman4MinusInfinity
* NightmareFuel/RockRaiders
* NightmareFuel/RollerCoasterTycoon
* [[NightmareFuel/{{Rosenkreuzstilette}} RosenkreuzStilette]]
* NightmareFuel/RType
* NightmareFuel/RuleOfRose
* NightmareFuel/RulersOfNations
* NightmareFuel/RumblingHearts
* NightmareFuel/{{Runescape}}
[[/folder]]

[[folder: S-Z]]
* NightmareFuel/SaintsRowTheThird
* NightmareFuel/SaintsRowIV
* NightmareFuel/SamuraiShodown
* NightmareFuel/SamuraiWarriors
* NightmareFuel/{{Sanitarium}}
* NightmareFuel/{{Saurian}}
* NightmareFuel/SayaNoUta
* NightmareFuel/SchoolDays
* NightmareFuel/SCPContainmentBreach
* NightmareFuel/{{Scratches}}
* NightmareFuel/SecondSight
* NightmareFuel/TheSecretWorld
* NightmareFuel/SengokuBasara
* NightmareFuel/SenranKagura
* NightmareFuel/TheSeventhGuest
* NightmareFuel/ShadowHearts
* NightmareFuel/ShadowMan
* NightmareFuel/ShadowOfTheColossus
* NightmareFuel/ShadowrunReturns
* NightmareFuel/ShadowWarrior2013
* NightmareFuel/{{Shantae}}
* NightmareFuel/ShinMegamiTensei
** NightmareFuel/{{Devil Survivor}}
** NightmareFuel/{{Devil Survivor 2}}
** NightmareFuel/{{Digital Devil Saga}}
** NightmareFuel/{{Persona}}
** NightmareFuel/{{Persona 2}}
** NightmareFuel/{{Persona 3}}
** NightmareFuel/{{Persona 4}}
** NightmareFuel/{{Persona 4 Arena}}
** NightmareFuel/Persona4DancingAllNight
** NightmareFuel/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth
** NightmareFuel/{{Raidou Kuzunoha Vs The Soulless Army}}
** NightmareFuel/{{Raidou Kuzunoha Vs King Abaddon}}
** NightmareFuel/{{Shin Megami Tensei I}}
** NightmareFuel/{{Shin Megami Tensei II}}
** NightmareFuel/{{Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne}}
** NightmareFuel/{{Shin Megami Tensei IV}}
** NightmareFuel/{{Shin Megami Tensei Strange Journey}}
* NightmareFuel/ShadowsOfTheDamned
* NightmareFuel/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri
* NightmareFuel/SilentHill
** NightmareFuel/SilentHill1
** NightmareFuel/SilentHill2
** NightmareFuel/SilentHill3
** NightmareFuel/SilentHill4
** NightmareFuel/SilentHillOrigins
** NightmareFuel/SilentHillHomecoming
** NightmareFuel/SilentHillShatteredMemories
** NightmareFuel/SilentHillDownpour
** NightmareFuel/SilentHills
* NightmareFuel/TheSims
* NightmareFuel/SimAnt
* NightmareFuel/{{Singularity}}
* NightmareFuel/{{SIREN}}
* NightmareFuel/SkiesOfArcadia
* NightmareFuel/{{Skullgirls}}
* NightmareFuel/{{Slender}}
* NightmareFuel/SlenderTheArrival
* NightmareFuel/SlenderFortress
* NightmareFuel/SlyCooper
* NightmareFuel/{{SOMA}}
* NightmareFuel/SonicDreamsCollection
* NightmareFuel/SonicTheHedgehog
** NightmareFuel/SonicShuffle
** NightmareFuel/SonicAdventure2
** NightmareFuel/ShadowTheHedgehog
** NightmareFuel/SonicTheHedgehog2006
** NightmareFuel/SonicLostWorld
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* NightmareFuel/{{Spore}}
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* NightmareFuel/TheStanleyParable
* NightmareFuel/{{Starcraft}}
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* NightmareFuel/StarTrekOnline
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** NightmareFuel/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic
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* NightmareFuel/SteinsGate
* NightmareFuel/{{Stellaris}}
* NightmareFuel/StillLife
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** NightmareFuel/StreetFighterIII
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* NightmareFuel/{{Subnautica}}
* NightmareFuel/TheSuffering
* NightmareFuel/SunlessSea
* NightmareFuel/SuperMarioBros
** NightmareFuel/LuigisMansion
** NightmareFuel/LuigisMansionDarkMoon
** NightmareFuel/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam
** NightmareFuel/MarioAndLuigiPaperJam
** NightmareFuel/MarioKart8
** NightmareFuel/MarioTheMusicBox
** NightmareFuel/PaperMario
** NightmareFuel/SuperMarioSunshine
** NightmareFuel/SuperMarioGalaxy
** NightmareFuel/NewSuperMarioBros2
** NightmareFuel/NewSuperMarioBrosU
** NightmareFuel/WarioLand
** NightmareFuel/YoshisIsland
** NightmareFuel/YoshisStory
** NightmareFuel/YoshisWoollyWorld
** NightmareFuel/CaptainToadTreasureTracker
** NightmareFuel/SuperMarioMaker
* NightmareFuel/SuperMeatBoy
* NightmareFuel/SuperSmashBros
** NightmareFuel/TheSubspaceEmissary
* NightmareFuel/SurgeonSimulator2013
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* NightmareFuel/{{Sutef}}
* NightmareFuel/{{SWAT 4}}
* NightmareFuel/SweetHome
* NightmareFuel/SystemShock
* NightmareFuel/SyphonFilter
* NightmareFuel/TalesOfDestiny
* NightmareFuel/TalesOfDestiny2
* NightmareFuel/TalesOfEternia
* NightmareFuel/TalesOfSymphonia
* NightmareFuel/TalesOfTheAbyss
* NightmareFuel/TalesOfZestiria
* NightmareFuel/{{Tamagotchi}}
* NightmareFuel/TaroYoko
* NightmareFuel/TeamFortress2
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* NightmareFuel/{{Terraria}}
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* NightmareFuel/{{Thief}}
** NightmareFuel/ThiefTheDarkProject
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* NightmareFuel/TheThing2002
* NightmareFuel/TimeSplitters
* NightmareFuel/TokyoJungle
* NightmareFuel/TokyoXtremeRacer
* NightmareFuel/TombRaider
** NightmareFuel/TombRaiderLegend
** NightmareFuel/TombRaider2013
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* NightmareFuel/TotalWarWarhammer
* NightmareFuel/TouchDetective
* NightmareFuel/{{Touhou}}
* NightmareFuel/TouhouKenbunRoku
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* NightmareFuel/{{Transistor}}
* NightmareFuel/TraumaCenter
* NightmareFuel/{{Tsukihime}}
* NightmareFuel/TwistedMetal
* NightmareFuel/UminekoWhenTheyCry
* NightmareFuel/{{Uncharted}}
* NightmareFuel/TheUncleWhoWorksForNintendo
* NightmareFuel/{{Undertale}}
* NightmareFuel/TheUnfinishedSwan
* NightmareFuel/UNKNOWNGame
* NightmareFuel/{{Unreal}}
* NightmareFuel/UntilDawn
* NightmareFuel/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines
* NightmareFuel/{{Vanish}}
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* NightmareFuel/VirtuesLastReward
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* NightmareFuel/WarioWorld
* NightmareFuel/WarriorsOrochi
* NightmareFuel/{{Watch Dogs}}
* NightmareFuel/WaxWorks
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** NightmareFuel/UminekoWhenTheyCry
* NightmareFuel/{{the white chamber}}
* NightmareFuel/WildStar
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* NightmareFuel/{{Wolfenstein}}
** NightmareFuel/WolfensteinTheNewOrder
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* NightmareFuel/{{Xenosaga}}
* NightmareFuel/XWing
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* NightmareFuel/TheYawhg
* NightmareFuel/YearWalk
* NightmareFuel/ZeroTimeDilemma
* NightmareFuel/YuGiOhCapsuleMonsterColiseum
* NightmareFuel/YuGiOhTheFalseboundKingdom
* NightmareFuel/YumeNikki
* NightmareFuel/YoKaiWatch
* NightmareFuel/ZombiesAteMyNeighbors
* NightmareFuel/ZombiU
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!! Miscellaneous Games
'''This section is in alphabetical order by game/game series. Before you add examples here, check the index above and make sure the series doesn't already have its own page.'''

'''No {{Hentai}} examples, please, as per wiki rules.'''

* ''3D Monster Maze''. The first 3-D game ever made, involves you trying to navigate a maze while avoiding a ''[[TyrannosaurusRex T. rex]]''. For a game with retro graphics, it is pure NightmareFuel and has been described as the "1982 ''VideoGame/{{Slender}}''" and "the original SurvivalHorror game" (predating ''VideoGame/{{Resident Evil|1}}'' by 13 years and the original 1992 ''Franchise/AloneInTheDark'' by 10 years!).
-->REX HAS SEEN YOU\\
'''RUN''' HE IS BEHIND YOU
** Good God, it's [[SlasherSmile creepy smile]] as it chases you is guaranteed to send chills down your spine.
* ''VideoGame/The4thWall''. No, we're not talking about [[http://thefourthwallgame.com/ this puzzle-platformer]], oh no; we're talking about the "[[NothingIsScarier empty]], {{surreal|Horror}}, {{mind|Screw}}-screwing first-person horror game based on LetsPlay/AzuriteReaction's personal fears" ''The 4th Wall''. If you think kenophobia and [[RealityIsOutToLunch all forms of logic and reason being thrown out the window]] won't phase you, the things that this game puts you through will make you kenophobic and terrified out of your mind.
* ''[[InteractiveFiction Afflicted]]''. You're a health inspector checking out a seedy bar in a horrible neighborhood. Just the health violations you find are seriously [[{{Squick}} squicky]], but then you start finding [[spoiler: body parts]]. Worst of all is where you find the [[spoiler: second hand]].
* A lot of the Erebus levels in ''VideoGame/AgeOfMythology'' were pretty cheesy, or else standard FireAndBrimstoneHell, but some parts are genuinely scary. For example, if you look at the ground, you can see that it's actually made of [[DemBones thousands of skeletons...]]
** You're used to attacking targets with massive, well-supplied and tactically balanced armies that have siege weapons and heavy myth units to [[CurbStompBattle blow the crap]] out of anything that bothers you is not helpful. In this level, you get your four heroes, a few one-use myth units, and a couple human soldiers. Yeah, they're enough, but that doesn't shake a sort of extreme nervousness and vulnerability that will keep you up at night.
* The homebrew NintendoDS game, [=AlienDS=]. The game has no music other than a HeartbeatSoundtrack. Then you consider the fact that [[NothingIsScarier behind every door/corner, there could be an alien waiting to ambush you...]]
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Izcp1Ji7IeE&feature=related fourth stage]] of ''{{Amagon}}'', especially the [[SensoryAbuse mind-raping]] [[SensoryAbuse high-pitched music]]. And unlike other stages, it doesn't change when you power up or fight the boss. The bosses are really creepy too, especially the two-faced Lion Head, the Devil Tree, the Hippo Demon, and the Alien, along with the music that accompanies them.
* ''VideoGame/AnarchyReigns'' has a cutscene featuring Jack Cayman that [[CallBack calls back]] to the game's [[SpiritualSuccessor Spiritual Predecessor]] ''VideoGame/{{Madworld}}'': when Jack is moments away from killing Max, the background fades to black as Jack and Max lose their color and go monochrome, all except for Jack's [[RedEyesTakeWarning glowing red eyes]], as he screams his classic CatchPhrase: "We don't help people, '''we kill them!'''" ''Anarchy Reigns'' takes the charm of ''Madworld'' and turns it into undiluted Nightmare Fuel.
* The Lovecraftian InteractiveFiction ''Videogame/{{Anchorhead}}'' starts out with a yuppie and her new husband moving to a beautiful rambling mansion in a sleepy New England town. The first day of the story plays like a simple mystery story, only mildly creepy, about the origins of the house. Things go downhill, especially after you reach the basement.
* ''VideoGame/{{Antichamber}}'':
** The ending may qualify. [[spoiler:As soon as you capture the black block, the game loses all color and the ambient soundtrack becomes dark and ominous, with the constant rumble of thunder being heard in the background]]. And if that wasn't enough, once [[spoiler:you shoot the black block into a wreckage inside a dome, it rises up and forms the Antichamber logo, which starts sucking everything in like a black hole, including itself.]] After that, the credits roll... and then the game closes itself.
*** The '''DON'T LOOK DOWN''' room. [[spoiler:Take the SchmuckBait, and you see a giant eye appears on the floor. It blinks, the floor disappears, and the player is forced to plummet down a lengthy shaft while the usual ambient sound changes to a thunderstorm.]]
** The ambient sounds in the dark areas.
*** Hell, just the [[HellIsThatNoise ambient sounds in general.]] Sometimes it's innocent and surreal, like the sound of soft wind or birds flying, but other times it sounds like distant footsteps, or people whispering. Combine that with the stark white aesthetic and the complete lack of any other characters, one can easily feel both [[ParanoiaFuel utterly alone and yet somehow feeling watched.]]
* ''{{Arcanum}}: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura''. [[spoiler: Arronax]] spends nigh-on two thousand years in a magical cage [[spoiler: in the bloody VOID]]. Completely alone, barring the rare occasions when the psycho who put him there comes to gloat about how he's going to use his identity to [[spoiler: carry out a massive Xanatos Gambit that will let him literally wipe out the entire planet.]] There's four walls to look at, a door which he can't even get near, and just enough room in the magical shell to stand up if he's feeling punchy, he won't age there and he won't ever die unless someone breaks into the shell and kills him. And you can choose to leave him there for all eternity.
* ''Armored Core V'' has a few pretty scary moments, despite being a game about controlling a giant mecha. During the first Story mission, it's pretty much made clear that if you don't do your job well enough, Father can and will have you destroyed. That is, provided the enemy doesn't beat him to it. Later, it is revealed that the bad guys are willing to kill anyone or even start a war inside a highly populated city... FOR ENTERTAINMENT!
* ''Artificial Academy'' and its sequel are 3D H-games that allow players to craft their own characters. One personality trait that can be given is "evil", which gives the character a mean {{Yandere}} streak. Should you ever [[IfICantHaveYou try to break off a relationship with them]] or [[MurderTheHypotenuse get between them and their lover]], they'll straight-up murder you, complete with stabbing sound effects, a fade to red, and an ambulance siren in the background. Some of the [[PreMortemOneLiner Pre-Mortem One Liners]] they give when killing you can be terrifying, as well.
-->'''Otaku''': "Th-this is the fault of those who would obstruct the path of our love...I...[=I dID NoTHinG wRonG=]~...[[EvilLaugh Hehee, heehehehehee]]!"
*** what make this even scarier,is the fact that most of the "Evil" characters have the [[VocalDissonance familiar voices]] of innocent, fictionalized, animation characters!
* ''ArTonelico3'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTDAVnFXWsg "XaaaCi"]] is probably one of the most terrifying themes of the game, as well as [[TearJerker saddening]] once you learn [[GaiasVengeance what it's about]].
* In ''VideoGame/{{Atelier Meruru|TheApprenticeOfArland}}'', Rorona was reduced to age 8 by Astrid. The reason for this is because Astrid simply didn't want to see Rorona grow older, so she decided to knock her back to age 14. Astrid doesn't seem terribly bothered that the youth potion worked too well, or that it had an actual effect on Rorona's mind and sapped some of her intelligence and memory. So what we have is that Astrid just didn't want Rorona to [[NotGrowingUpSucks reach age 30]], so she took matters into her own hands and tried to send her back to 14, causing mind damage in the process. Just how long does Astrid plan to ''keep doing this'' in the future?
* The arcade version of ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'' is DarkerAndEdgier than its previous installments. One of the major contributions is the second boss Karnath, a giant snake whose only attack is to lunge himself on your playable character like he is coming at the screen to chomp on him. When said attack is successful, not only will a chunk of the PC's (playable character) health be depleted, but they will also be screaming in a agonizing way with blood squirting out of him (unless the player wriggles free). When the PC's health is gone, he will finish eating him. When the serpent/snake is defeated, though, his head will be ripped out with blood gushing out while his body wriggles uncontrollably in the background.
* Some of the captures in ''VideoGame/BattleChess.'' [[ImAHumanitarian Rooks eat Queens,]] Queens incinerate most pieces, Pawns send Bishops down deep holes in the ground that close up right away, etc.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'':
** Upon getting a Game Over, press "No" when asked to continue, and you get to see Bayonetta being abruptly pulled into Hell, and screaming. It only lasts about two seconds, but ''damn''.
** If you let Cereza die in any of the parts where you are supposed to protect her, the Game Over screen shows only her doll laying on the ground underneath the light, rather than Bayonetta's corpse.
* One game for the Sega Genesis was ''Beast Wrestler'', which involved genetically engineered monsters slaughtering each other for the sake of entertainment. Even then, the game's [[http://i2.listal.com/image/201337/600full-beast-wrestler-cover.jpg cover art]] was pretty gruesome.
* ''VideoGame/TheBeginnersGuide'': Despite most of the levels in the game having simple geometry and unimpressive textures, the overall feel of the game ranges from unnervingly melancholic to downright disturbing. Huge, monolithic structures; bottomless pits; cramped, dark hallways; dimly-lit rooms, tiny islands floating in void, and a general sense that the world you're living in is "unfinished". Couple that with the narrator walking you through the experience (as well as taking control more than once) and the near-total lack of NPC's, the game can make one feel both utterly alone and yet always being watched.
** Spoiler examples of Nightmare Fuel:
*** [[spoiler: The Prison Game chapter. Not for those who are claustrophobic or have a fear of prisons/being trapped in general.]]
*** [[spoiler: the end of Chapter 5, where Davey removes the walls to reveal a massive, seemingly endless array of hallways in a vast blue void. The idea of there being so much of the world that is unseen is unsettling at best.]]
*** [[spoiler: the end of Chapter 12, where the player is running away from the stage as giant prison bars come slamming down one after the other.]]
* In ''BlackShades'', it's possible to blow yourself up (usually accidentally) with a grenade in level 5. Sometimes, your head survives after being separated from your body by the blast. Some players have flown through the air, looking at scattered body parts in a pool of blood, before the screen goes black.
* A sequence a little under halfway into the otherwise-amusing ''VideoGame/BloodRayne'', when the [[BodyHorror zombie body-possessing monsters]] are about to be introduced. You've spent all this time fighting through a Nazi stronghold, and suddenly there is nobody. Anywhere. Nobody shooting. All there is is a freakish, disembodied voice mocking you. Even Rayne gets a little creeped out. And then you find corpses that start rising, and then their heads pop off. It didn't help that the enemies were [[GoddamnedBats pains in the backside to actually kill]].
* Bakuryu's ending in the first '''VideoGame/BloodyRoar'' was horrific. For clarification, [[spoiler: it's revealed that his molecules are unstable, and he melts ''onscreen''. Adding to the horror, the scientists watching don't give a crap, merely acknowledging his death.]]
** Fox's ending was just as bad, as he [[spoiler: became a SelfMadeOrphan after killing his mother and then apparently goes ''insane'']].
** Everything Buzusima does in ''2'', whether abducting and brainwashing Kenji into being his personal assassin and then [[AdultFear forcing him to fight his surrogate father Yugo]], turning his (former) best friend into a freaky abomination, and creating a terrorist group led by [[spoiler: Long's insane clone]]. Small wonder he was subject to VillainDecay in later installments.
*** The brainwashing scene itself deserves a mention, since all we see is a really creepy image of the bad doctor himself as Kenji is very brutally turned into Bakuryu. He recovers... right after beating the crap out of Yugo, where he promptly decides the only way to atone for his misdeeds is to ''[[DrivenToSuicide kill himself]]''. He is only saved due to [[spoiler: Gado's interference]].
*** As a capper, said image is ''never used again''. Not even in the doc's own story mode.
*** The MadScientist has his own story mode story, with images that range from midly creepy to ''What the actual Fuck?'' The worst of them is the one before he fights Uriko, where he literally looms over her [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything looking for all the world like a pedophile while Uriko looks terrified]].
** Shen Long's story images are creepy enough that even the {{Main/Narm}} of the writing is mitigated:
*** First appearance: He just stares at the screen with no real facial expression at all.
*** Victory: He's smiling, holding up his arm with it being heavily implied [[FridgeHorror that he disemboweled you]]. [[AdultFear This happens even when he fights Uriko]].
*** Defeat: The worst one, as his battered face is much closer to the screen, his mouth is now significantly more open and his smile is deranged, and he's bleeding from one eye.
* You wouldn't think a fishing game like ''The Blue Marlin'' would have something terrifying in it. Yet the most freaky part about the game is the random events involving the shark. Whenever this happens, it can either bite off your fishing line or eat the fish you're trying to catch. The latter event makes the shark approach from the right of the screen with the dooming music. [[http://youtu.be/rYCEhC9zUvU?t=2m20s See it for yourself.]]
* ''VideoGame/TheBrightInTheScreen'' is a 2D flash game composed entirely of crudely drawn stick figures. It is also quite possibly one of the scariest games ever coded, mostly because of the mysterious entity communicating with you through the screens. '''[[spoiler: You can trust me. I'm a good person.]]'''
** '''[[spoiler:THIS SCREEN IS USELESS. BUT YOU WILL WATCH IT ANYWAYS. AND YOU WILL LIKE IT.]]'''
** '''THESE ARE RED FREAKS. THEY CAN HARM YOU.''' You have to click to turn the red background white, in order to see the warning and the freak, which is shaking like a crack-addict and bashing its little stick-figure head against the wall.
* ''VideoGame/BrinkOfConsciousnessDorianGraySyndrome'' features a madman who likes to kill people and then arrange their bodies as "artwork" in these big glass tubes at strategic points in his mansion. Two of the more "interesting" pieces are his girlfriend, who he [[spoiler: stuffed into a giant orchid up to about mid-torso]] and an anonymous young man who he[[spoiler: dressed up like Icarus and hung on the ceiling]].
* ''VideoGame/BrothersInArms: Hell's Highway'' for the Xbox 360 has an example of this, in the middle of the game, your character, Matt Baker will start to [[spoiler:break down from the stress of war]] and begin to see things, this makes for very tense, atmospheric moments when you are searching the adandoned hospital for [[spoiler:Franky]].
* ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' is not the type of game where nightmare fuel would be apparent... unless you count the horribly dark SceneryGorn in some parts of the game, especially near the Sea of Black Tears, the latex-wearing demons you fight and the sometimes jarring music, which are real songs from real bands/artists. Face it, if you don't know anything about Heavy Metal before playing this game, you are undoubtably gonna freak out at multiple things in this game.
** The cutscene where [[spoiler:Ophelia drowns herself in the Sea of Black Tears]] while [[Music/OzzyOsbourne Mr. Crowley]] plays in the background definitely deserves mention. Both chilling and depressing at the same time.
* ''[[VideoGame/BubbleBobble Puzzle Bobble / Bust-A-Move]]'''s American boxarts, [=SBAM1=] for the [=PS2=] and [=BAM2=] for the UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn replaces Bub and other characters with a screaming man with matchsticks keeping his eyes open and a baby from the pits of the UncannyValley blowing blood-red bubbles. What does that have to do anything with cutesy dragons solving puzzles?
* The arcade ShootEmUp ''Chiller'' was released by Exidy in 1986, but it's still hellishly disturbing even by contemporary standards. Most of your "enemies" consist of helpless people chained to walls and various torture devices, and you're expected to messily shoot the flesh off their bones and activate the devices they're trapped in before you can proceed. What's more, there's no established plot, and the few enemies who actually ''are'' appropriately ghoulish don't do anything to hurt you; you're just there to massacre stuff. The most disturbing part of all is that a quick overview of Exidy's other titles shows them to be fairly innocuous and bloodless light gun shooters following different themes such as medieval, western, military and police (a Klansman does show up in the game ''Crackshot'', but it's not all that objectionable since he's a '''target'''). Evidently, a boss at Exidy asked his staff to make a Horror-themed game to add to the lineup, and [[http://www.ironicconsumer.com/videogames/chiller.html THIS]] is what they came back with.
** There's actually an unlicensed port for the UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem of all things. The only other game that might scare someone would be ''Dr. Chaos'', which is a heck of a MindScrew, gameplay wise. ''Friday the 13th'' is mostly startle-scare, but ''Chaos'' has the atmosphere of a mad scientist film going for it too!
* Even ''{{VideoGame/Civilization}} IV'' can be made scary, or at least really freaking ominous, as shown in the intro to the ''Beyond the Sword'' ExpansionPack. It's pretty much a history of warfare and communications, and the last part concerns recent times. JFK looks at a photo of a Russian plane stolen by a spy, sighs heavily, and picks up [[HotLine the red phone]]. Fade to an alarm going off at a nuclear missile silo, where the missile is lifted up and the silo doors slide open...
* In almost every single ''{{VideoGame/Contra}}'' game. Cities being blown up, {{Womb Level}}s, and more.
* ''[[http://gamemakergames.com/?a=view&id=2335 Cooking Breakfast 2]]'', a GameMaker "game", which claims to be an "all time family classic" which is supposed to "learn [you] in seven steps to create your very own breakfast". The true nature of the "game" is [[ScreamerPrank something a bit different]]; to quote two reviewers, "Once you start the game this freaky-looking spinning evil face appears in front of a annoying black-white flashing background," "making a sound that sounds like a a chalkboard being scrapped by a grinder". And it has no exit feature; you have to turn it off via the task manager. If we are to believe the reviews, [[BrownNote some people got seizures from this.]] It is suspected that this game is actually the author's revenge against people who gave his previous games bad reviews. There is also a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oufquVHOLWc video]] of it on Youtube.
* ''Covetous'' flash game, which can be found at Newgrounds. Basically, you can understand that is [[spoiler: about a stillborn who resides inside his twin brother's body. The game is about you making your twin get more and more sick, as the stillborn sucks his life and eat up his life force, growing like a parasite inside his body. Each level of the game is more deranged, the twin alive getting visibly affected by the stillborn, who gets more and more aggressive, and speaks more and more disturbing things. It does not help the fact that the graphics are pretty precarious. Oh, and since you play as the parasite stillborn, you get a good and a bad ending. Guess what happens in the good ending.]]
* ''CreatureShock'' wasn't able to make up its mind whether it was going to be a fairly straightforward RailShooter or a BossGame. But it did have the spider...worm...things in the latter segment. If you hadn't figured out how to use your shields by the time you first encountered them, they would reduce you to a single hit point, and then scuttle up to the impossibly high ceiling. Once you tried to leave the room, they would descend, grab you, lift you UP to said ceiling, and you got a nice first person view of the dozens of them, just before the one that got you reared up and swallowed you whole. And the entire time you're fighting these things, they make a chittering sound that sounds like nothing so much as a demented giggle.
* ''VideoGame/DarkCloud'': The Dark Genie's stated goal before the boss fight, especially given its [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil As Long As There is Hate]] speech. A being that [[EldritchAbomination exists outside of time]] will spread its influence across all ages, a "utopia of evil". Now if you've ever thought about eternity as being infinite linear time, it works even if eternity is the complete absence of time. To make matters even worse, [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble It will have always been going to have succeeded]].
* ''VideoGame/DarkFall: The Journal'' is pretty much Nightmare Fuel in its entirety. The game is set in an abandoned hotel in CampbellCountry, and tasks the player with discovering the fate of his brother - one of a team of paranormal investigators who disappeared while investigating the disappearance of the hotel's denizens 60 years prior. Little "screamer" bits are thrown in here and there, including whispers, ball lightning flicking across the screen, and visions of apparitions, but one experience in particular stands out. Suffice to say, one hopes that after the player climbs to the third floor of the hotel the first time, he'd better hope he brought a change of pants along.
* The first two levels of ''VideoGame/DarkSector'' made it out to be a third person shooter with some interesting weaponry. Cue much shouting of "fuck! fuck! shit! arrrgh!" when you first meet the Infected. In a sewer. Where the lights go out. And you are in complete darkness. And all you see is faces and hands reaching out to you with each muzzle flash from your pistol. And the horrifying click when you run out of ammo.
** More subtly disturbing is the quality of the voice acting for the Lasrian troopers. If they see the Glaive coming towards them, their final words will be a desperate, pitiful scream along the lines of 'Someone help me!'
* ''VideoGame/DarkSeed''. You have an alien embryo implanted in your head and three days to stop the aliens from taking over the world, plus backgrounds inspired by Creator/HRGiger.
* Anyone who is afraid of spiders should definitely stay away from ''VideoGame/DeadlyCreatures''.
* The concept of the game ''VideoGame/DeepSleep'' is that there are monsters lurking in DreamLand, waiting to ensnare lucid dreamers and [[GrandTheftMe hijack their bodies]]. The third game opens up with a scene where the protagonist suffers [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleep_paralysis sleep paralysis]] and gets attacked by one of these creatures in the waking world. These may cause fractally nested meta-nightmares in the player.
* ''Destruction Derby 2'' is a pretty cool harmless game with cool retro music. But the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jh3PYdLTf9s main menu music]] is downright scary! It sounds deep, demonic, and droning as you select an option from the menu it feels like something scary will pop up at any moment. This is a kind of music you hear in the adult horror game not a kid-friendly racing game!
* ''Dirt''. You are a skeleton kitty named Dirt who finds itself underground with no explanation. You tunnel down, finding jewels to collect and odd remnants of life, such as your water and food bowls, tents, camp fires, odd towers and missiles buried away, bottles, eyeballs, doors, drawings and messages to you. There're also the eyeballs with tentacles that do nothing, and the large centipede/worm creatures that don't attack you, but always watch you and talk about how much pain they're in, or ask you what eases your pain, or other such pleasant topics.
* The ''[[MultipleEndings worst]]'' [[ImAHumanitarian ending]] of ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories''. The fact that you ''don't'' see what is going on arguably makes it all that much [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02XfTf874YY worse]].
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_Mt0NJbr1E English version]] somehow makes it even more disturbing by removing the sound effects, so that what happens to your siblings becomes full-fledged NoodleIncident.
* The escape-the-room (or, in this case, escape-the-house) game ''[[http://diversity.me03.se/ Diversity]]'' lets you be "good" or "bad". If you follow the "good" route, the rooms remain perfectly bright and cheerful and you'll completely avoid this trope. If you follow the "bad" route, however, you're in for a steadily worsening nightmare as the rooms become darker, furniture becomes tipped over and trashed, plants die, etc. The nursery in particular [[spoiler:becomes a dark, trashed room with "Quarantine" written on the blackboard]]. And the bathroom...well, if you've just been kind of bad, it'll be dark and dirty, and [[spoiler:you'll find the corpse of a cat in the washing machine (which, incidentally, [[FridgeHorror is the same cat that you find alive and well if you take the "good" route instead]])]]. If you've been completely rotten to the core, you don't just get dirty water in the toilet and bathtub; [[spoiler:you get blood. And a man's head in the washing machine.]] The comedic-ish ending picture alleviates the horror somewhat, but the sights plus the music (which can become downright sinister in the nursery and [[NothingIsScarier cut off entirely in the bathroom]]) can fit this trope. Heck, just the implication that you are entirely responsible for turning what would otherwise have been a normal house into a desolate ruin ([[WildMassGuessing or maybe that the house is reflective of your mind/mood, and if you spiral down into insanity/sociopathy, everything in the house soon follows]]) is pretty scary in itself.
* ''[[VideoGame/DonPachi DoDonPachi]]'', one of the craziest scrolling shooters known to exist in the video game history, has its trademark TrueFinalBoss, Hibachi, who will always give you nightmares and endless frustration, especially in ''[=DaiOuJou=]'' and ''[=DaiFukkatsu=]''! Just listening to the music is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUzlG1ZkG6g enough]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYFmJxmMGYI to]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3HE8XZ8WKY creep you]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MY9LTWjcvq0 out]], too!!
* ''VideoGame/DoubleDragonII'': The "Double Illusion" FinalBoss music in the arcade version.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonballXenoverse'', when a character [[BrainwashedAndCrazy falls under the control of the Time Breakers]], they become enveloped in a [[PurpleIsPowerful dark purple aura]] accompanied by [[RedEyesTakeWarning glowing red eyes]], in addition to getting a power boost. It's already unsettling to see it happen to villains like Frieza and Cell, but it's all the worse when it happens to good guys like Piccolo. When [[ButtMonkey Hercule]] gets possessed, he actually becomes legitimately frightening as he gains the ability to fly under his own power, fire ki blasts, and fight Cell and the Z-Warriors on equal footing!
* In the video game version of ''Film/DragonTheBruceLeeStory'', simply losing all of your lives is not enough: once your last life is lost, you have to fight against a grim naginata-wielding specter of death. The background turns dark when he appears in a flash of lightning, the music becomes deathly ominous, he teleports about the arena, and you have to fight him with only a small amount of health. The upside to this is that defeating him will get you all of your lives back. The downside is...well, [[SNKBoss good freakin' luck pulling that off]]!
** Simply surviving long enough will end that encounter in your favor, but given the [[SNKBoss kind of opponent]] he is and the general atmosphere of the fight...
* In the ''VideoGame/{{Drakan}}'' series, the Giant Spiders apparently take lessons in unnvering people from the Skulltullas in OoT. Especially the part about the game being over-the-shoulder 3D so it being a good idea to blot out the screen with their ass with a sudden drop.
* ''VideoGame/{{Drakan}}: The Ancient Gates'' gives us [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Yutaji the Flesh Mage]], whose idea of a fun afternoon is to [[CharmPerson brainwash]] innocent women into marrying him, and then spend the first night of their "honeymoon" [[{{Squick}} skinning them alive]]. The fact that he's [[OurLichesAreDifferent already]] a BodyHorror on his own is made even worse when you first realize that he's already wearing their skins like a robe by the time you meet him. When you realize [[HeWasRightThereAllAlong his favourite method of welcoming his wives]] (see quote below), as well as [[AdvancingBossOfDoom the actual boss fight]], you can never quite shake off the feeling that he could [[ParanoiaFuel jump at you]] at any given point throughout the nightmarish place he calls his home.
--> '''[[VoiceOfTheLegion Yutaji]]''': ''Come, my sweet wife. Come and embrace your loving husband.''
* ''VideoGame/{{Drakensang}} II: The River of Time'' has the level in the Bosparanian ruins: Let's see, you must search an antidote for a friend of yours, and you have to look in this creepy dungeon full of skeletons, BigCreepyCrawlies and mad amazons. Oh, and this mad druid informs you that a fierce demon dwells this ruins. [[ParanoiaFuel It can be really frustrating the first time..]]
** [[spoiler:Also the Anphibian Kraken, the Water Dragon and Torlosh]]. Also The Temple of Efferd is quite scary...
* VideoGame/DreamfallTheLongestJourney: The soundtrack is alright on the whole, but "Faith", the final track, is pretty damn creepy. The song itself is bad enough, but when it ends (2:40 into the track) there are six minutes of silence. Then, static plays for a short while and a little girl's voice calls out "Find April Ryan, save her...". When you aren't expecting it, that makes for one weird and paranoia inducing end to a soundtrack.
* ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress''. In Adventure Mode, you will often get told not to stray too far from a village if you're alone.If you're foolish enough to, you start hearing incessant cackling. A few turns later, a gang of Bogeymen gangs up on you, most likely beating you to death.
* ''VideoGame/EternalChampions'' and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQlXJl_zf3Q its set of scenery kills]] reached a level of violence and gratuituous cruelty that you rarely see even in more modern games. Pick your "favorite": getting torn apart/eaten by wildlife/supernatural beings, messily squashed by boulders, thrown into giant fanblades, burned or boiled alive, split in half by lightning, painfully dissolving into acid goop, falling into a trapdoor filled with multiple sets of giant buzzsaws, [[OverlyLongGag letting mysterious machines mess with your body]]...
* ''VisualNovel/{{Ever17}}'' gives us this [[BlatantLies wonderful]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ever17_time_paradox.jpg description]] of what happens when your character tries to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong only to run into a TemporalParadox in a bad way
* The ''Exmortis'' series. Imagine the worst haunted house story you can, and being trapped in it. Now make it worse with particularly nasty graphics. Now include demons. Now toss on the cultist and apocalyptic end of all life as we know it by the hands of these unstoppable demons, to the point where nuclear warheads don't even work.
* On the surface, the freeware Android game ''Eyes'' seems to be a clone of ''VideoGame/{{Slender}}''. [[FollowTheLeader It is on the inside, too]], but the ghost that pursues you throughout the abandoned house is far more frightening in appearance than Slenderman; it's a ghastly, floating severed head with [[EyeScream bloody, eyeless sockets]] and a horrific, wide open GlasgowGrin. When the game tells you to '''"RUN!!"''', it's not kidding; [[DontAskJustRun just pick a direction and GO.]]
* The GameOver screen for ''F-22 Interceptor''. A large part of it had to do with the fact that it took forever-and-a-half to get the actual Game Over screen to appear: usually, when you fail a mission and crash, the screen just prompts you to push a button to restart the mission. Screw up enough times, though, and you're greeted to a screen that shows a monitor with a giant skull on it, your EKG [[{{Flatline}} flatlining]], the screen reading "All Vital Signs Flat. Patient Deceased", and right below that in red, bold letters, "'''You're Dead'''". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTbdN8rh5ug See for yourself.]]
* There exists a ''Felix the Cat'' bootleg game on the Sega Genesis. Why is this on the list? If you get to the continue screen, don't click no...[[spoiler:[[http://i.imgur.com/KvtEGIM.png OR ELSE.]]]]
* VideoGame/FranBow is a point-and-click Adventure Game developed by Killmonday. It tells the story of Fran, a young girl struggling with a mental disorder and an unfair destiny. This chilling game is a dark and whimsical approach on the mental asylum genre of video games. The fact that it crosses disturbing imagery with a fairy tale theme gives this troper whiplash. At one moment, you're helping out a nice and friendly tree. In another moment, you'll see a ghastly image of a dead mother who has creepy children with bloodied faces while her stomach is bruised and bloody.
* The Macintosh shareware game ''Fred Rogers, Terrorist'. When you are playing in the Neighborhood of Make Believe, where you must kill most if not all the puppet characters, and knock on X the Owl's door, you are met with a horrid squawking vulture creature (aka "Mutated X").
* In ''Miracle No-Ton'',[[spoiler:the rape scenes are made for this. If you make any wrong choices, you will have to listen to Akira, TheProtagonist, be sexually assaulted by a group of male classmates. They will laugh mockingly at the poor boy as he's being raped from behind and forced to perform oral sex. It certainly doesn't help to hear him gag, cry and be forced to swallow his assailant's release. These scenes are guaranteed to make you hate yourself for making the choice that landed him in this situation.]]
* The FinalBoss of ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfSuperHeroes'' is ComicBook/{{Onslaught}}, one of the most dangerous villains in Marvel's pantheon. After defeating his first form, all goes quiet for a moment before the ground starts to quake, and you're greeted with [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/marvelvscapcom/images/3/3a/Mvsc_onslaught2.gif/revision/latest?cb=20101121213920 this]]! "'''''NO ONE IS SAFE!'''''", indeed!
* ''VideoGame/{{Depth}}'': You're swimming along, collecting treasure, when you hear a low heartbeat that gets louder and faster with every passing second. [[spoiler: You have a few seconds before the sharks eat you]].
* In ''VideoGame/{{Hacknet}}'', Project Junebug is this. [[spoiler: The mission involves hacking into a man's pacemaker and using a test firmware to cause said man's death. To be fair, it is said that the man lives in considerable chronic pain and has been denied the option of death.]]
* When the UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS's battery gets low, the power light turns red. When it gets ''really'' low, not only does the power lamp flash red, the hinge lamp that normally flashes to indicate online friends, new [=SpotPass=] data, and new [=StreetPass=] data also flashes red. Imagine you've decided to leave your 3DS on sleep for the night, putting it by your nightstand, and you wake up in the middle of the night and the pass lamp is angrily flashing red at you!
* ''VideoGame/{{Sinistar}}'' was unique in that the game talked to you, being released in an age when such was very uncommon. But Sinistar didn't just talk to you: he taunted you. He ''threatened'' you! When he belts out his CatchPhrase, you better have a whole stash of bombs at the ready, because otherwise, [[ThatOneBoss he will end you]].
--> "'''''Beware, I live!'''''"
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykQVHYw9Gts The game over sequences from]] the first ''{{WesternAnimation/Totally Spies}}'' game for the Game Boy Advance. The visuals are humorous enough, but the music that accompanies them is a [[LastNoteNightmare completely]] [[SoundtrackDissonance different story.]]
* [[TheLostWoods The Misty Woods]] in ''VideoGame/OriAndTheBlindForest'' is easily the creepiest part of the game, with the limited visibility, MobileMaze architecture, [[ParanoiaFuel threat of monsters]] [[JumpScare jumping out at you any moment]], and DreamSequence-like [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nvfzoQ9Zf8 whole-tone scale music]].
* ''Videogame/ThrillKill'' [[http://thrillkill.fdmk.net/ is a finished yet]] not officially released PlayStation1 fighter, given it had enough [[CombatSadomasochist sadomasochistic]] and [[{{Gorn}} violent content]] for the ESRB to issue an Adults Only rating, and for Electronic Arts to cancel the release. The playable characters are {{Serial Killer}}s with BodyHorror-heavy designs and screwed up to the point of disturbing backstories (a redneck cannibal, a dwarf with stilts surgically fused to his legs, a DeadlyDoctor with a bear trap for teeth), who in Hell are sent into a tournament where they straight up murder each other - EA even justified the cancellation with "When you look at ''Franchise/MortalKombat'', you look at a fighting game. As opposed to a sadistic killing game. ''Thrill Kill'' is a killing game." And that eerie ambience that place during fights is just plain creepy, with audible moaning and whispers being heard throughout.
* ''VideoGame/WelcomeToTheGame'':
** The Russian kidnapper. It's not so much who he is or what he does, but those sounds he makes when searching for you can be extremely unsettling. The background ambiance does not help, either.
** The red room video. While some consider it {{Narm}}, the point is that an innocent man is getting put through ColdBloodedTorture. [[YouBastard And you spent all game looking for the code to watch it]].
*** Oh, and some players like to entertain the idea that [[FridgeHorror those victims are the ones who couldn't make it to the livestream and were kidnapped]].