In honor of ye olde witching season currently upon us, I thought it'd be a nifty idea (not to mention totally completely original ) to start a thread showcasing games that people actually got scared playing, or were otherwise freaked out by. The most immediate one that comes to my mind is Clive Barker's Undying. I picked this up for a small pittance in the bargain pile and was very, very impressed with the value I got for my money. Mind you, the problem is, I haven't actually played more than ten minutes of the game. I booted it up at night with noone around and the lights out. After the initial conversation with your friend in the game the freaking out starts happening and I was getting so wigged that I just turned the game off and called it a day. That's the worst a game has ever gotten to me before. A close second though is The Lurking Horror, an amazing Infocom classic text adventure. You play a college student trapped on campus during a blinding snowstorm while all hell is breaking loose around you. The vivid descriptions for this one (and in some cases the vague, keep things hidden in the shadows descriptions) and the superb writing gripped me better than most novels do.