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Top 5 Horror Games that Don't Depend on Jumpscares

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Let's be honest for a second here. Jumpscares suck. They are pointless, shock values that literally appear out of nowhere to scare the daylights out of you. As a matter of fact, they're not even scary! Even if you place a cute, cuddly kitten or puppy, and use that as a jumpscare, people will still be scared because, well, it came out of nowhere. 

This is why I have no respect for games like Five Nights at Freddie's and Slenderman. They are nothing but cheap and awful jumpscares just for the sake of being jumpscares...

Like in Five Nights at Freddie's, where the evil animatronic robots are roving about and you have to keep track of them via surveillance cameras scattered about ... BOOM! One comes out of nowhere for a jumpscare. Or in Slenderman, where you're just walking around and BOOM! There's Slenderman just standing there... 

Games don't need to have jumpscares to be considered horror games! And sometimes, jumpscares are just cheesy, anyway. So here's a list that showcases some great horror games that don't use jumpscares to deliver their terror.

Published Nov. 21st 2016

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