Top 10 Scariest Video Game Enemies

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A recently circulated list of the scariest game enemies has been provoking some debate, not least for its lack of diversity.

The ranking, based not just on looks but also suspense and method of destruction:

1. Crimson Head – Resident Evil
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2. Iron Maiden – Resident Evil 4
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3. Slayers – The Suffering
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4. Slashers – Dead Space
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5. Nurses – Silent Hill
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6. Deathclaw – Fallout
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7. Spider Splicer – BioShock
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8. Fast Zombie – Half-Life 2
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9. ReDead – Legend of Zelda
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10. The Witch – Left 4 Dead
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The makers of the list evidently have something of a fixation on zombies.

Those wondering about the absence of pyramid head can rejoice to know that such is his status he is now considered a “character” rather than a mere “enemy” and so gets to appear on some other list. On the other hand, it is harder to explain the absence of any System Shock enemies…


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    Comment by Anonymous
    18:02 05/06/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Where is Alma?

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:09 05/06/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    2D stuff are scarier than the ones above.

    Try playing X-Multiply, you'll understand.

    And oh yeah, Giygas.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:50 05/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    F.E.A.R enemies arent included :( fail list is fail.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:47 05/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Witch isn't very scary after the first time you see her. The first time it's "Hey look, that girl is crying! She must be a survivor so Ill just HOLY FUCK IM DEAD". But someone better make a list like this for bosses and add Pyramid Head.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:11 05/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yea The Suffering! One hell of a scary game.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:49 05/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where the hell is the Cyber Demon from Doom and Hammer Haunts from the Thief?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:17 05/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where is that horrific people faked dog thing from Siren? Oh, the horror! That thing is nightmare inducing.

    It's hard to make a list like this because it lumps ALL genres of horror in. Most of these enemies are purely of the "cat scare" variety. They freak you out because they pop out of nowhere and shriek. Hunters, Crimson Heads, pretty much every horror creature form any FPS, especialy love this, but then the Silent Hill creatures love to pull this as well, but usually, they just spawn after you go through a door that had a safe hall a moment before.

    As for real scares, those Regenerators and Iron Maidens from RE4 had the stuff to make you wet your pants, even though you knew where they were and that they were slow as crap. The RE1 remake zombies were effective thanks largely to their ability to kill you in a 1 on 1 every time. A few Silent Hill creatures liked to pull this trick as well, and Deathclaws will ruin you if you aren't prepared, and they'll ruin you even if you are prepared and they are standing on the other side of a town.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:50 05/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    2D scary stuffs (such as Irem bio bosses) are scarier than anything at the list above.

    Know Irem? They are behind the creations of R-Type and X-Multiply. Not forgetting the giant living statue with fleshy innards in In the Hunt.

    X-Multiply is full of scary shit as fuck.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:23 05/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ok, who in the world had the idea of using a KNIFE against the Iron Maiden from RE4!?

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:58 06/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    whether adrenaline junkies or an eternal virgin

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    Comment by Firo
    17:01 05/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What? No (semi-?)invisible bastards off F.E.A.R. on the list?

    Comment by Anonymous
    Comment by Anonymous
    16:53 05/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Those ghosts from Fatal Frame are more scary shit than all of the list.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:55 05/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where is the sun of doom from Mario 3?
    I totally freaked out when it first moved.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:24 05/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    where´s Phanto?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:28 05/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Deathclaws scary? They weren't even scarier than the demons in Doom 3.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:24 05/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nothing from Doom 3 here. What has the world come to...

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:41 05/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Giygas from Earthbound is scarier than anything in this list.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:48 05/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where are the Flood from Halo one? Or the wallhands from LoZ?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:01 07/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Flood were more an annoyance than anything.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:09 05/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Crimson Zombie made it instead of the hunters? Or any of the G & Veronica Viruses? Morpheus from dead aim was one of the most terrifying experiences I've ever had. You'd have thought Kojima designed that first encounter after he ejected himself.

    Vincent from SH3 or Your mother(no joke here) from SH0rigins should have been there. No broken neck from Fatal Frame? Or at least Sae from Crimson Butterfly :/

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:31 05/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    YES That @!#$!@ that jumps off from on top of the house (Fatal Frame Crimson Butterfly) CREEPS ME THE !@#@!$# OUT! actually those 2 loli twins omg.... *shudders*... im really surprised none of those made this list.

    Comment by Anonymous
    Comment by Anonymous
    11:04 05/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    where's pyramid head?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:49 07/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Read the article again.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:05 05/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Killing Floor's "Flesh Pounder" deserves to be on the top 3.....

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:22 05/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    man, i shit my pants everytime i remember my first encounter against iron man

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:27 05/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No STALKER creatures? Not even a Bloodsucker?

    This list is invalid.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:44 05/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I nearly crapped myself the first time I fought a controller. Seriously that game was just messed up, in a "holy shit this is awesome" kinda way.

    This list, on the other hand, is completely pathetic. The only remotely scary monster on here is #5.

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    Comment by demonhaseo
    13:14 05/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If the witch looked anything how fans draw her I'd actually put her higher on this list XD.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:09 05/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So where's Doom 3, Quake 4 monstahs?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:21 05/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Isn't Bio Shock the spiritual successor to System Shock? Does that count?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:55 05/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I thought of Pyramid Head as soon as I read the topic.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:52 05/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sad.. the scariest monster for me are modded Hunger from Morrowind.. To see those long legged devil runs toward you in the dark then paralyzing you while beating you silly is enough to give you nightmare >.<

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:48 05/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    quake 4, teleporting maiden. wtf, teleport in your face .... WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:30 05/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You know, as a kid I've always been terrified of the redeads in OoT, but an enemy from that game which terrified me even more is that one thing you have to fight before you get the lens of truth. Deadhand, I think its name was?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:12 05/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The scariest video game enemies are bears IMO.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ixvh-8W1OS8

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:27 07/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    deathclaw and witch shouldnt be there. there should be fatal frame ghosts the rest are pretty justified

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:01 07/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    All of D2's bosses should be on there.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbbiUzwphVk (Skip to 2:58)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ov5FehgF84

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewfOw5kpsWE (Can you say "vagina dentata"?)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61dzdLWPRG0

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6PeIshk1KI

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zmar-PkDokI (I'm amazed this one made it past the censors)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0903gccBRrg

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:21 08/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    redead? hahahhahahaha ah well considering to Link is half GAY elf, maybe.

    Comment by GodMan
    01:13 19/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I still get nightmares of the Iron Maiden, Took me a month to beat RE4 just because I was scared shitless of that beast. I'm over it though, if you played enough horror games it won't hit you as hard anymore. Suffering was a great scary game too

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:47 02/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Spot on about the System Shock absences. I will never forget those ever so friendly suicide bomber robots.

    "Sir? May I help you?"

    "OH GOD! KILL IT! KILL IT! KILL IT!"

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    Comment by Fajar Purnama
    23:27 13/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    How about Fatal Frame ghosts?? like the blinding woman and the tatoo priestess??

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    Comment by Elliot
    08:39 14/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm suprised that the crimson head is in but no NEMESIS?! that one almost made me wet my pants when he comes out from nowhere!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:54 10/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    epic loss! no giygas, SOTN beelzebub, or even drac's true form! epic loss! epic loss!

    TVTROPES's High Octane Nightmare Fuel series is over 9000 times scarier!

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:12 09/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What, no Evil Otto? You babies!

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    Comment by ErrorProxy
    07:49 10/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The witch is not scary at all..

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:36 06/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No wallmasters?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:42 06/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Haaa I Love it how Zelda not only makes it to Top 10 Ways to Die in a video game but also to scariest Enemies! Yay Zelda! XD

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    Comment by Gigan22
    10:12 06/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm throwing my votes to the ghosts from Fatal Frame, the ghosts from Silent Hill 4, and everything in Siren. Those three scared me the most I think. Don't necessarily agree with spider splicers or slashers. Didn't have a problem with either. Some of the enemies from the first Condemned game frightened me too. Just walking along... arrghh! *thwack* pipe upside the head. Then they'd proceed to shake the fuck out of you. At which point you may kiss your ass goodbye because you weren't able to see shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:03 06/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Personally I think Dr. Salvador should be on the list, but maybe deranged human beings don't count...







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