Nothing beats the adrenaline rush of this category of games. This is a huge contribution to the terrifying sound effects.
Survival horror is one of the most addictive genres. There are several reasons for this: eerie atmosphere, frightening scenes and a mysterious narrative. But the most important thing is audio. It is used to create the necessary environment.
This is not only about scary moments, but also about quieter ones. Background music and sound effects are important elements of the intimidating atmosphere. It is for this reason that audio can not only complement the game, but also spoil it.
Infliction: Extended Cut
This game, as well as its expanded edition, may be considered the most underrated horror game. You have to explore the haunted house in the first person. Sound effects give goosebumps. Unfortunately, the game is not very well known.
Evil has started up in your home. The ghost of your wife will never leave you alone. Screams, floorboards creaking, lights buzzing, breathing – Infliction is full of eerie sounds.
This Playstation exclusive needs no introduction. But in case you didn’t know, in Until Dawn, five friends must survive the night at the mansion. They are being hunted by a masked assassin (and other locals).
The most noteworthy sound effects are associated with exploring alone or together. Wandering through the misty forest in search of friends, you can hear the howl of the wind, cries for help and even the beating of your character’s heart.
A comparison with PT immediately suggests itself, especially with the corridor scenes. Evil Inside is good in its own way. The protagonist Mark conducts a seance in an attempt to summon the spirit of his deceased mother. After that, the protagonist begins to explore his home. Of course, things are going awry.
Evil Inside sound effects help you move in the right direction. And unnatural sounds during scary moments will scare you to death.
Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly
In this series, you have to exorcise ghosts by photographing them. The process is accompanied by an eerie sound, and groans are heard somewhere in the distance.
The local ghosts are not just some Caspers. These beings are ready to bring you suffering. Playing in first-person view, you prepare the camera – the shutter clicks loudly. Your heart is beating faster and faster. Let’s see what kind of ghost appears in the photo.
Slender: The Arrival
The good old Slender, originally appearing in creepypastas, is now available on all media outlets. In games, this character is given special attention. The Arrival is a sequel to the primitive but creepy The Eight Pages.
The new installment features some of the creepiest audio in video games. Separately, it is worth noting the unbearable noise in the moments when Slender is in the distance. As he approaches, your character breathes harder. Forgot to mention: the screamer is accompanied by a sudden sound effect, after which it is impossible to fall asleep.
Dead By Daylight
A superb asymmetric multiplayer game based on an assassin versus four survivors. The task of the latter is to repair five escape generators. It’s no wonder that this kind of multiplayer needs high-quality soundtrack.
Dead by Daylight uses audio effects to assist players. In addition, tense moments are accompanied by eerie sounds: a special perk notifies of the approach of an assassin, and a generator breakdown attracts the villain’s attention. At such moments, it becomes uncomfortable.
Little is said about this part, unlike its older brother – The Dark Descent. Still, Rebirth is a very balanced game. She, too, is scary, although not to the same degree. The Amnesia series is known for creepy audio, both monsters and environments.
Particular emphasis is placed on the breathing element. The protagonist Tasi Trianon explores an abandoned cave, ancient temples and ruined houses. After moving around the location, she makes realistic sounds that can attract attention and lead to the death of the heroine.
Silent Hill 2
This game needs no introduction. Scary psychological horror – one of the best soundtracks in the genre. The worst things happen suddenly, like when James strolls down the street. Radio interference is heard and the character is attacked by a monster.
Silent Hill 2 is unique in that eerie audio effects are played not only while exploring the location. In the apartment, you can hear unnatural sounds outside the door and a barely audible scream. Music keeps you on your toes. Very eerie and harmonious.
Resident Evil 8: Village
The new part of the series features eerie sounds, especially in the Benevento estate. There you will meet scary dolls, a giant mutant baby and other evil spirits.
All Village sounds are unmatched. For example, from the howling and growling of werewolves, the hair stands on end. But the dollhouse is especially memorable. Bloody corridors instill fear in the player. In this location, every sound becomes uncomfortable.
Also known as Playable Teaser. This is a demo of the upcoming part of Silent Hill, which was unfortunately canceled by Konami’s decision. The game is filled with various creepy sounds.
The worst are heard from the radio: in the program they are discussing a monstrous murder committed in the corridor where you are. You are kept on your toes, and then Lisa appears and you turn off your PS4 in fear.