Last week we launched IGN’s Festival of Fear, and part of the occasion was the return of our Best Horror Video Game Face-Off. We’ve added the latest scary games like Resident Evil 4 Remake, Lies of P and Sons of the Forest to the list to see if any of them have what it takes to dethrone Silent Hill 2 (which won the last Face-Off ). a year ago).
After thousands upon thousands of battles, a new champion of horror games has now ascended the spooky throne and left Silent Hill 2 behind. So which game received the biggest terrible award? Chill drum roll please…
With a win rate of 84.0%, Resident Evil 4 Remake is, perhaps unsurprisingly, the new winner of the best horror video game of all time according to the IGN audience. Even if it’s one of the least shocking results in this face-off, it’s clearly more than justified as we gave this remake of one of the most famous video games of all time a 10/10.
“Whether you’re a fan of the original or a newbie with a penchant for action-packed horror of the highest quality, Resident Evil 4 is like a parasite-infested Spaniard: an absolute no-brainer,” IGN’s Tristan Ogilvie wrote in his review. “Its battles are smooth but no less stressful thanks to the ferocious creatures, its story moves quickly through a series of action scenes that are varied in structure but consistently unwavering in intensity, and its world is rich in detail and full of fun and often growling surprises.
However, Resident Evil 4 Remake didn’t come out on top, beating Resident Evil 2 Remake by just 0.1%, proving that every vote really counts! Resident Evil 2 Remake also took second place in our original horror game Face-Off, and a year hasn’t changed many people’s minds about the quality of what Capcom is doing with these projects.
As for the rest of the list compared to last year, the top 10 in this face-off are Resident Evil 4 Remake, Resident Evil 2 Remake, Dead Space, Silent Hill 2, the original Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 7: Biohazard , Resident Evil 2, Silent Hill, Resident Evil Village and Dead Space 2.
If we compare these winners with last year’s list, we see that the top 10 in 2022 are Silent Hill 2, Resident Evil 2 Remake, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Dead Space, the original Resident Evil 4, Silent Hill, Resident Evil Village and the original Resident were Evil 2, Silent Hill 3 and Resident Evil Remake.
One thing is clear: IGN’s audience loves Resident Evil, Silent Hill and Dead Space! These mega-franchises held on to their relative rankings, demonstrating the strength of the foundation they have all built.
On the other side of the scary spectrum is Cooking Companions, with a win rate of just 11.7%. There were also HumanitZ, Bigfoot, The Coma: Cutting Class, Eresys, Slay the Princess, Atama, Enemy Zero, Anatomy and Uncanny Valley.
As with many of these face-offs, it’s clear that the big franchises have the power to put themselves at the forefront of the competition, and sometimes these indie titles just don’t have enough of a presence to compete with that kind of thing Battle.
Still, many of them are beloved and terrifying experiences that we recommend to fans of the genre. Just because a game doesn’t make it high on such a face-off doesn’t mean it isn’t a special experience that might resonate with you!
Wondering where your favorite horror video game ended up, like PT perhaps? (It came in at number 15) For all the rankings, you can check out the full list of where all 141 horror games that competed in this face-off landed. You can also watch Face-Off 2022 to see how they compare!
If you want to learn more about the world of horror, be sure to check out all the spooky stuff from IGN’s Festival of Fear, including the 25 best monster movies of all time, the seven biggest Halloween in-game events to play right now exists, and why horror is the most important film genre.
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