A first person perspective isn’t something that works for every genre of games, but when it comes to horror, there’s something about a first person camera that just makes everything so much scarier. With the action becoming much more immediate, the potency of the horror increases manifold, as players are put into situations where they feel like they’re actually there- which, really, is like a dream for any creative person telling a horror story.
In this feature, we’ll be taking a look at fifteen of what we feel are the scariest first person games we’ve ever played. Some of these are out and out horror, while others find other ways to unsettle their audiences without being proper horror titles- but they all deserve a place in this list.ALIEN ISOLATION
You knew this was coming- so let’s get it out of the way first. Alien Isolation captures feeling of the horrifying nightmare of being trapped with a Xenomorph perfectly. Every second of the experience is wrought with unimaginable horror, and crippling fear can take hold of you at any second, given how deadly the alien is. The fact that it’s that crippling fear you constantly have to fight back against to ensure your survival makes the horror that much more potent.