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This Halloween ModDB digs into the horror archives, and takes a look at the top 10 spookiest mods of all time as voted by our community.

Posted by INtense! on Nov 2nd, 2008

Horror has always been an area modders have explored in great detail over the years. In fact one of the first "big name" showcased mods, featured in PC Gamer and plenty of other places (back in the day when PC mags ruled the world) was They Hunger - a horror classic. Since They Hunger many horror themed mods have been released, some dark, some zombie based, some eerieely quiet and some edge of your seat "packed full of action".

So if you are prone to wetting your pants at the slightest scare these are probably not the titles for you. If however you crave something spooky this Halloween - sit back, dim the lights and enjoy ModDBs first ever mod countdown - as we take a look at the top 10 spookiest mods of all time as voted by our community.

Don't forget to watch this group for any more ModDB Mod Countdown's to come!

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noodle_640 Mar 26 2009 says:

AOM DC must be first

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Noggin_on_Wheels May 4 2009 says:

WOOT! killing floor gone retail ^^ will wipe the floor with L4D ^^..and im sure we can keep ZPS in the shed and feed it broken glass when we get bored ;P

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Rawket Oct 31 2009 says:

Afraid of Monsters: Directors Cut really scared the **** out of me. I think it's because of the music, the freakish creatures and a flashlight that eats up batteries quick. I like how the game will spawn creatures behind you while you are fighting something in front of you. It gets really intense, trust me on this!

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wafflewarrior7 Jan 7 2010 says:

"-is top dog, or, undead dog, if you will." nonono, its called BRAINDAWG! god bless zombie panic, hope it gets moty 2009

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REENIGAV Jan 15 2010 says:

afraid of monsters dc make **** in my pants

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ytres Apr 18 2010 says:

man i need to get UT3

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ytres Apr 19 2010 says:

zps... no

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Sgt.JokenJoker Sep 4 2010 says:

ZPS all the way :D ZPS the best mod :D

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EPIC_TROLLFACE Feb 4 2011 says:


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cmdrchris971 Feb 9 2011 says:

nightmare house 2=number one

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Nicho-Mania May 28 2011 says:

If Nightmare House 2 was out before this video was made it would have been 2nd and aom:DC would be first probably, or the other way around. :D

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swampfirelaser84 Sep 23 2011 says:

ravenholm doesnt work i tried installing it even tried puting it on steampapps wtf do i do

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drako1251 Nov 8 2011 says:

lol... i need to get half-life2 xD....

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Darkarts136 Jan 9 2012 says:

Soon im buying half life and half life 2 on my computer and im difinitly getting afraid of monsters and ravenholm

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Nightscout Jan 17 2012 says:

Yo, what the heck where's the Nightmare House Series?!?!

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mattp1223 Mar 4 2012 says:

why isnt nightmare house on here

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KITTAHPOWAH Apr 15 2012 says:

Top one is cry of fear :3

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NewMore May 27 2012 says:

Exactly, PARANOIA is the best and top 8.
(What now, who will survive the massive paranoia?)
I like when they have released PARANOIA 2.
(With more massive paranoia, more action, uses
some HAVOK Physics, new weapons like M16A2 | M203,
Berreta, Attachments and MOAR!)

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EugenefromZPS Jun 28 2012 says:


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NovusZ Aug 8 2012 says:

you know how old scary games are scarier than new ones? well it has evolved to...

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A-Fake-Identity Nov 27 2012 says:

I played both AoM: DC and ZP:S, and I pick AoM, it was far scarier. I'd never know if there would be a monster behind me unless it growls or attacks, and about half the game is too dark to see without your flashlight.

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masterchief4611 Jan 11 2013 says:

eeeeuuuuumm.... Cry of Fear....?

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Kamakze450 May 7 2013 says:

I reckon that Hidden Source should be at the top or even afraid of monsters

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PITVIPER466 Jun 18 2013 says:

every person on MODDB knows that AOMDC should be number #1... everyone knows that now and forever after life!

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falloutboy152 Jul 11 2013 says:

Out of that whole list, i've only played 2 of the mods which where AOM:DC and They Hunger. Great mods. I might play Paranoia and might get Half Life 2 just to play its mods.

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theRealAstralEsfe Aug 2 2014 says:

who made this list has no idea what spooky means!

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