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Favorite Four - Scariest Apps 2009

Posted by Chris Hall on October 26th, 2009

Alive 4-Ever
Sure, it may not the scariest thing ever, but it's really really dark, and your chances of beating it are really really bleak. The story is your typical Resident Evil style experience with a pharmaceutical company creating a drug that unintentionally turns everyone into a zombie. Keeping to script, you are in charge of zombie destruction, and can either play as one of the two government agents or one of the two survivors of the zombie infection. The game is a top-down shooter, like iDracula and MiniGore, but with some RPG character building elements built in. Expect a ton of blood and some intensely awesome gun fights.

Hysteria Project
Hysteria Project was an interesting app to play through. It's not the newest app in the store, but it is one of the first, and best, attempts to create a super creepy movie-like horror experience on the iPhone. You start the game tied up on the ground, and without an idea of what's going on, you must frantically run from a creepy guy with a hatchet that, for whatever reason, wants you dead. As I said in the review, "There is always a driving sense of urgency, even at the beginning of the game when the axe murderer has yet to be revealed. You just know that, at all times, the axe murderer is right behind you and ready to strike."

Hysteria Project isn't the longest app in the app store, but the high quality video along with the intense sound effects might just provide the scariest experience in the app store.

Doom: Resurrection
Sure, maybe it's not a typical horror game, and it may not be indie enough for some, but Doom: Resurrection provides some of the most intense horror/action sequences in the app store. Unlike any other game in the series, Doom: Resurrection is an on-rails shooter that makes sure to put you in the worst situations possible to kill the monsters around you. The controls are tight, the graphics are quite impressive, and the sound effects are just the right amount of creepy. Make sure you play this one with headphones, because the sensation of hearing something growl behind you but not being able to turn around right away is surprisingly creepy.

Resident Evil: Degeneration
I just had to do it. What list of horror games is complete without Resident Evil? Being the most successful horror series in video gaming, we were quite excited to play Resident Evil on the iPhone. Fortunately, we weren't disappointed by the experience. Expect your typical fare of creepy zombies and even creepier sound effects, along with a 'made-for-iPhone' experience. One thing that was disappointing though was the lack of blood. If I shoot something in the head, it should explode in a shower of red, not a whole lot of nothing.

Besides the blood, RE: Resurrection provides one of the creepiest experiences on the small screen. It's definitely worth the price of admission.

Hope you enjoyed the list! Join the discussion about the definitive scariest iPhone app ever on our forum. I'm never wrong, but I do like others opinions. Ha. Happy Halloween!

Mystique: Chapter1: Foetus

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Christine Morris on July 3rd, 2009
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: NOT YET
Mystique held little mystery for me in it's first incarnation. Needs smoother graphics and more gameplay. Not for me but you might like it if you enjoy 'locked in a room' style puzzles.
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Hysteria Project

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Chris Hall on April 20th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: CAUTIOUSLY RECOMMENDED
The Hysteria Project is a cinematic horror game that is surprisingly creepy. From the opening moments to the ending scene, there is a sense of urgency that is unparalleled on the iPhone. It's a shame that this game only lasts for about 1-1/2 hours because
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