What do you think makes a horror game WORK?

ThatOne

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A horror game scary? Tense chase scenes, close calls, super fast running. But even with all of this i can't seem to get scared, outlast 2 really disappointed me. The only horror game that was genuinely good imo was outlast (I can beat it on insane mode about every try though now, in a hour or less..) and doki doki literature club, DDLC was amazing
 

Motsu

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Reasonable jumpscares. Intense and disturbing animosity or environment. Emotionally depressing characters or plot. Psychological horror. Quick events and chase events.

I think plot is the major workaround for horror games.
 

Wlel

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The atmosphere and the ambient. The detailed hard breathe sound, muffled scream from far away which will gives me a shivers.
 
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Knowing someone or something is always one breath away from you, but never knowing when they will show theirselves.

I prefer the tension over jumpscares.
 
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