Goodness knows there is no limit to creepy characters in the world of video games. The horror genre especially seems to have embraced female characters, though usually in the role of companion to the protagonist or victim of the big bad.
In some cases, however, these ladies ARE the big bad. We count down our list of the top five scariest female video game characters.
5. Shodan from the System Shock series
Walking into that room and hearing that creepy voice talking over a dead female body? Jeepers. I don’t care who you are, that’s creepy. Oh wait, here’s a video to demonstrate:
In fact, her voice is still daggone scary! I almost forgot. However, in general, she is too awesome to be high up on our list. Because gradually, that fear turned to pure admiration.
4. Eve from Parasite Eve
This is probably just the teenager in me talking, but I had trouble playing this game when I was in the house by myself. The creepy music and atmosphere combined with one of my first experiences with random enemy encounters just worked together to give me the willies. And here this woman comes, with her big evil self to scare the pants offa me…I couldn’t take it. I turned the game off after that first boss fight and went back to playing Legend of Dragoon.
(Watch part 1 to get grossed out by rats!)
3. Lisa Trevor from Resident Evil
Look at her. That is why she is number three on this list! The classic human test subject turned tortured murderer, Lisa really just wants her mommy. She also makes me want my mommy.
2. Reika Kuze from Fatal Frame
Did someone order hell on Earth? Another classic tale: woman loves man, can’t get him, is impaled, goes insane. The super-twitchy movements reminded me of The Ring, and I could barely even stand to watch the clip below without looking away to break myself out of the tension.
Yeah. Not goin’ to bed anytime soon. At least, not without my camera.
Alma currently stands undisputed as the scariest female game character. Constantly appearing in the corner of the screen or quickly running past with her giggles and nonsensical whispers, she is perfectly creepy in the first game.
She then rapes a dude in the second game. RAPES HIM.
Who gives you the creeps?
Honorable mentions include the Banshees from Mass Effect 3, the little possessed girl from Dragon Age: Origins, Witch from Left 4 Dead, and the nurses from Silent Hill.
So, what do you think? Who creeped you out the most?