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Top-notch horror or terror games - an IFDB Poll

by madducks
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I'm looking for games that are the best representations of horror or terror in IF.

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Anchorhead, by Michael Gentry
32 votes
"fast-paced and scary" [+]... "Vivid and terrifying" [+]... "A terrifying masterwork." [+]... "Classic Lovecraftian Horror" [+]... "Most enjoyable community-produced free game I have played" [+]... "A sublime horror IF" [+]... "Original, atmospheric and well-written, with intelligent puzzles." [+]... "A brimful of grotesque" [+]... "Lovecraftian chills" [+]... "A mystery that only grows more sinister as you unravel it" [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... "Without doubt the..." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Slouching Towards Bedlam, by Star Foster and Daniel Ravipinto
11 votes
"More disturbing than any outright horror" [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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The King of Shreds and Patches, by Jimmy Maher
7 votes
"Scary and historically accurate..." [+]... (No comment) [+]... "Fast-paced..." [+]... (No comment) [+]... "Here's a game..." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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The Lurking Horror, by Dave Lebling
7 votes
"Best paid-for horror game I've played. Good atmosphere." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Ecdysis, by Peter Nepstad
6 votes
"Solid concept if narrow" [+]... "IF made it so much more powerfull than a simple novel" [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Theatre, by Brendon Wyber
6 votes
"Lovecraftian creepiness" [+]... "Great Lovecraftian story in the "Lurking Horror" tradition." [+]... "Solid, functional Lovecraftian horror" [+]... (No comment) [+]... "This one has all..." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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All Alone, by Ian Finley
6 votes
"Good use of sound" [+]... "Omnipresent dread" [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Vespers, by Jason Devlin
5 votes
"Thought-provokingly disturbing." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Little Blue Men, by Michael S. Gentry
4 votes
"Strange, scary, and incredibly sinister." [+]... "It niggled at me after the game ended." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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my father's long, long legs, by michael lutz
4 votes
"Genuinely scary,..." [+]... "Not gonna lie,..." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Dead Cities, by Jon Ingold
3 votes
"solid implementation, though short" [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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A Fire Darkly: Chapter 1, by Louis Rakovich
2 votes
(No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Lydia's Heart, by Jim Aikin
2 votes
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Afflicted, by Doug Egan
2 votes
(No comment) [+]... "The mood is set..." [+]...

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The Horror of Rylvania, by D. A. Leary
2 votes
"Plain good stereotype werewolf horror" [+]... "It's even got..." [+]...

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One Eye Open, by Caelyn Sandel (as Colin Sandel) and Carolyn VanEseltine
2 votes
"A well-built world" [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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rendition, by nespresso
2 votes
"An example of what Fangoria calls "extreme horror"" [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Necrotic Drift, by Robb Sherwin
2 votes
(No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Cragne Manor, by Ryan Veeder, Jenni Polodna, Adam Whybray, Adri, Andrew Plotkin, Andy Holloway, Austin Auclair, Baldur Brückner, Ben Collins-Sussman, Bill Maya, Brian Rushton, Buster Hudson, Caleb Wilson, Carl Muckenhoupt, Chandler Groover, Chris Jones, Christopher Conley, Damon L. Wakes, Daniel Ravipinto, Daniel Stelzer, David Jose, David Petrocco, David Sturgis, Drew Mochak, Edward B, Emily Short, Erica Newman, Feneric, Finn Rosenløv, Gary Butterfield, Gavin Inglis, Greg Frost, Hanon Ondricek, Harkness Munt, Harrison Gerard, Ian Holmes, Ivan Roth, Jack Welch, Jacqueline Ashwell, James Eagle, Jason Dyer, Jason Lautzenheiser, Jason Love, Jeremy Freese, Joey Jones, Joshua Porch, Justin de Vesine, Justin Melvin, Katherine Morayati, Kenneth Pedersen, Lane Puetz, Llew Mason, Lucian Smith, Marco Innocenti, Marius Müller, Mark Britton, Mark Sample, Marshal Tenner Winter, Matt Schneider, Matt Weiner, Matthew Korson, Michael Fessler, Michael Gentry, Michael Hilborn, Michael Lin, Mike Spivey, Molly Ying, Monique Padelis, Naomi Hinchen, Nate Edwards, Petter Sjölund, Q Pheevr, Rachel Spitler, Reed Lockwood, Reina Adair, Riff Conner, Roberto Colnaghi, Rowan Lipkovits, Sam Kabo Ashwell, Scott Hammack, Sean M. Shore, Wade Clarke, Zach Hodgens, Zack Johnson
1 vote
"This Anchorhead tribute is huge and amazing" [+]...

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CYBERQUEEN, by Porpentine
1 vote
"Viscerally..." [+]...

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Baluthar, by Chris Molloy Wischer
1 vote
"Grim horror/SF fusion" [+]...

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The Mist, by anonymous
1 vote
"Its a good game, but I might be a little biased, as I'm a HUGE fan of both the original novella (for the last quarter century), and of the 2007 film adaptation." [+]...

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Coloratura, by Lynnea Glasser
1 vote
"Unnerving along..." [+]...

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Kaged, by Ian Finley
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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Building, by Poster
1 vote
"Atmospheric non-Lovecraftian horror" [+]...

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El Museo de las Consciencias, by Mel Hython and Santiago Eximeno and Grendel Khan and Urbatain and Depresiv
1 vote
"Lovecraftian" [+]...

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Chapter Zero: Welcome to Cicada Creek, by P. F. Sheckarski
1 vote
"I wish this one..." [+]...

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The Woods Are Dark, by Laurence Moore
1 vote
"Atmospheric and spooky " [+]...

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