GamesRadar has compiled a list of the 13 scariest video game characters we have ever seen, from Redead all the way to Pyramid Head. Check the list out, it's a good read.

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There's been a lot of talk over the past few years about how videogames need to provoke more of an emotional response from gamers, and of how the technology is gradually allowing developers the freedom to evoke those responses. But really, videogames have been expertly tapping into one of our most basic emotions for decades: Fear.

Sometimes, all of that fear is inspired by a single character or creature, and when those characters are realized particularly well, throwing down with them can leave players traumatized - but in a good way. In the following pages, we'll recognize the baddies that scared us the most - and present video evidence to prove that they're just as creepy as we remember.
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  • 2
    Shadow net583x s Jun 14, 08
    Eventually they're going to run out of lists to make, and we'll have to read "Top 10 voice actors for games that have gone on to do Broadway"
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      Storm Jun 14, 08
      Haha, too true. I'm waiting for a 'top 10 comedic charcters of all time.'
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    black doom Jun 14, 08
    I always find Boos are worse than Redead. I loved ghost houses, I have a natural gift for getting cornered by them. Although Redead were pretty worring too.
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    Blackfalcon Jun 14, 08
    Pyramid head "torments" people!!! Watch his video, and pay close attention to the start...
  • 0
    Shadow net583x s Jun 14, 08
    It was probably to add to how deranged he is. It made me laugh when I saw that part lol
    • 0
      Miss Razz Jun 14, 08
      I'm guessing you haven't played SH2?
      There's a fair bit of meaning behind that scene, and it's got nothin' to do with how deranged Pyramid Head is.
      • 0
        Shadow net583x s Jun 15, 08
        No I've never played...maybe it's time I invested...
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    Zeon I Jun 14, 08
    Any list Top Villain list that doesn't have Sephiroth just because he was in FFVII is a list of mine.
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    Miss Razz Jun 14, 08
    Bah. Some of them aren't even scary. Jason Vorheez from NES? Redead from Zelda? Maybe if I was 5 I'd find them scary.

    Definitely agree with Nemesis, Kusabi, Pyramid Head and Sledgehammer though. It's always scary when baddies twice the size of the main character (who usually can't be killed) chase you throughout the entire game.
    • 0
      Shadow net583x s Jun 15, 08
      I remember when I was younger I was really scared by the Redeads, I can see why they're on the list.
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    Shadow of Death Jun 14, 08
    Friggen PS3 browser is Re-goddamn-diculous >_< The PS3 should NOT run out of friggen memory so fast >_> And when it runs out of memory on the browser, not only does the page that causes issue have to be closed, but any number of other open windows, it is freakin' stupid.

    So I can't view the article >_>

    But the Redeads were like 'OOOOK!' when they paralyzed your character and jumped on him >_> Meh, haven't played most of the games whos characters are on this list, so I can't really comment >_>
  • 0
    Agrias Jun 15, 08
    What about silent hill? I found it quite scary - . -..or at least quite confusing...:S
    • 0
      Miss Razz Jun 15, 08
      Silent Hill's up there.
      • 0
        Agrias Jun 17, 08
        Where? I only Played silent Hill 3..so I don't know much..LOL
        • 0
          Miss Razz Jun 17, 08
          Pyramid Head is from SH2.
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    nflsmc Jun 15, 08
    What about GLaDOS? She can see you...
    • 0
      Dragoshi1 Jun 15, 08
      I was hoping she'd make it on...but maybe because she isn't scary,but is funny and deranged as hell
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    Tromonator133 Jun 15, 08
    I agree. The last picture shown below the images is pretty creepy.
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    Jesus Jun 15, 08
    Pyramid head is the most hilarious character ever! How did it manage to make its way to this list? I CALL HAX.
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    Murray3 Jun 16, 08
    The redead, only a minor freak compared to the Wind Waker variant, WW had all the scariest Zelda enemies, the WW floormaster, the simple sound they emitted would keep me at bay, but the scariest Zelda enemy is by far the miniblin, especially when they attack in groups of infinite!
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    Capn Droid Jun 16, 08
    Dr. Salvador does not look like a fun person to meet at the grocery store.

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