Your name is David Leatherhoff, and you're addicted to a strange drug. Lately you have started to experience illusions, dreams picking at your deepest and darkest fears. Finally, you go to Markland Hospital, seeking help. First, however, you make a stop into the bathroom, where another bottle of pills awaits you, standing out like a beacon in the night in your depraved eyes. When will it all stop?
Probably the scariest mod I've ever played.
Giving this a try on Halloween night back in 2007, I was gripped with fear as the tension began to build the further I progressed.
It never lit up one bit as I fought frightening monsters in claustrophobic and atmospheric, derelict levels thriving with detail and the unknown. And to this day, the woodland level has to be one of the most horrifying gaming experiences I have ever had. By the end, I remember not getting much sleep that night, and my dreams were distorted and dark.
I know now, looking back at it, that many of the scares were cheap screamers, but no other mod or game has ever managed to pull off the same scares I went through that night. Give this a try, because by the end, even the most skeptical Atheist will be Afraid of Monsters. :)
Great job. It was possibly the scariest game I'v played since Fatal Frame. I made it through Knott's Scary Farm with barely uttering a peep and i could barely get through 20 mins of this game without a girly scream. Thank you for creating such a scary game.
A truly scary mod for half life. The zombie models are simple, but are enough worked to scare anybody a little. Most of the places are dark, and you have a flashlight that works with a battery that could end; this sums points for a horror mod. The maps are spectacular, with what I think are own made textures and well accompanied with scary and good fitting music. The main thing I would like to remark is the great plot: one with a nice psycological ambience. When you get into it, can be really scary for the player but allows for a great experience. I really liked the idea of 4 different endings, and none of them are crappier in even one aspect. This is, in conclusion, an excellent mod, and must be played by every horror fan and HL fan.
Simple. Horror. Perfection.
A vast improvement from the original Afraid of Monsters. Among the plethora of added content are multiple paths, different endings, new monsters, and more. All the old environments have been given a graphical overhaul along with some much welcomed new ones. Even if you've played the original to death, like I did, this is still worth a play and a half. Rumpel still finds ways to instill raw horror like no other in the industry, both mainstream and indie.