1. Slender: The Eight Pages
Slender: The Eight Pages is a horror video game which can be played from a first-person perspective. The indie freeware game was developed and published by Parsec Productions. The game was released in June 2012 for Microsoft Windows and OS X.
Playing Slender: The Eight Pages is a frightening gaming experience. Players are sent to sprint through a forest in search for eight mysterious pages, while a mysterious figure stalks you throughout the game. After you finish hunting for all eight pages, a mysterious Slender man appears behind you, which suddenly ends the game.
2. Heavenly Sword
Heavenly Sword was a PlayStation 3 exclusive developed by Ninja Theory and published by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. The martial arts focused melee combat game was released back in 2007.
In the game, a powerful sword is used by Nariko to counter her enemies who try to kill her. But the irony is that she eventually loses her life while using the sword. There is actually no one who can wield the legendary sword without being killed.
3. Halo Reach
When you start Halo Reach, The Covenant can be seen attacking the planet in an attempt to kill everyone still alive, but in a twist, This is actually how the game ends. However, the player controlled character, Noble 6, refuses to wait for death and fights the deadly Covenant forces until his very last breath.
4. LA Noire
LA Noire is an action-adventure detective game played from a third-person shooter perspective. The game, developed by Take-Two Interactive and published by Rockstar Games, was released in 2011 for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
5. Red Dead Redemption
Red Dead Redemption was developed by Rockstar San Diego and was published by Rockstar Games. The third-person action-adventure open world shooter had a western setting and was released in 2010 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
In the game, the protagonist John Marston spends almost all of his time searching for Bill Williamson. When Bill is finally found, John kills hims and tries to live a normal and peaceful life thereafter. He settles down on his farm with his family after retiring as an outlaw. However, his happy days don’t last long as the government ends up killing him on his own farm.
6. Resistance 2
Resistance 2 is the next game to feature in the list. The first-person shooter was released back in 2008 exclusively for PlayStation 3. Resistance 2 was developed by Insomniac Games and was published by Sony Computer Entertainment.
In the game, protagonist Nathan Hale gets infected with the deadly Chimera Virus. The virus, however, connects him to the skeletal aliens. Hale succeeds in destroying larger portions of Chimera near the Gulf of Mexico despite having the virus. Towards the end of the game, the virus completely engulfs Hale, which prompts his fellow Cappeli to reluctantly kill him.
7. The Walking Dead: Season One
The next game to feature on this list is The Walking Dead: Season One. The game was developed and published by Telltale Games and was released in 2012.
One of the main objectives of the game is to protect the young girl, Clementine, from various threats. Lee Everett takes the girl under his wing while apocalyptic events take place in the game. He succeeds in keeping her safe from various hardships until he is bit by a walker. The bite gives rise to a very difficult situation where Clementine either must part with Lee, leaving him to turn, or shoot him in the head to relieve him from going through a horrid transformation.
8. Persona 3
Persona 3 is a role playing game which was released back in 2006 for PlayStation 2 and PSP. The game, which was the fourth installment of the Persona series, was developed and published by Altus.
Persona 3 has a dramatic ending. After the final fight with the game’s antagonist, Nyx, the protagonist slowly dies after he’s drained of his energy. The epilogue of the game shows that the protagonist has finished Nyx in such a manner that he won’t return to Earth.
9. Crisis Core – Final Fantasy
Crisis Core – Final Fantasy. The game was developed and published by Square Enix. The action role playing game was released during 2007-2008 for the PSP.
Crisis Core primarily focused on Zack Fair, who also happens to be one of Cloud’s closest friends. In the game, Fair fights against the systems of the government and eventually gets killed by their forces just before reaching Midgar.
10. Medal Of Honor (2010)
First-person shooter Medal of Honor was developed by Danger Close Games and EA DICE and was published by Electronic Arts. The game was the thirteenth installment of the Medal of Honor series and was released in October 2010 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.
Medal of Honor is all about death, firefights and escapes. In the game, players need to take control of a Tier 1 operative called Rabbit. Towards the end of the game, Rabbit gets hit by several bullets in his chest, receives multiple fractures and a burn from an RPG in his arms. The medical team tries to save him but it’s too late as he succumbs to his injuries.
11. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is an adventure game which can be played from a third-person perspective. The game was developed by Starbreeze Studios and published by 505 Games. The game was first released in 2013 and has been subsequently released for different platforms a couple of years after its initial release. The game is now available on the following platforms: Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS, Android and Windows Phone.
The game revolves around two sons who are on mission to save their beloved father. On their journey, the elder brother gets wounded after being bitten by a deadly spider. The younger brother then goes up the tree to fetch some water for him but arrives a bit late; the older brother had already succumbed to his wounds.
12. Until Dawn
Until Dawn is the next game to feature in this list. The PlayStation 4 exclusive was developed by Supermassive Games and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. The interactive survival horror video game was released in August 2015.
In the game, almost each and every character can die at any moment. It doesn’t matter if a character dies in the game as it continues on without any issue. Players need to make quick decisions in the game to decide the fate of the characters in the game. These decisions actually account for the final the outcome of the game.
Outlast is another survival horror video game to be featured in this list. The first-person game was developed and published by Red Barrels for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The game was released over a period of three years from 2013 to 2015 on different consoles.
In Outlast, protagonist Miles Upshur is a journalist who visits an asylum after getting a tip off. To much of his horror, he finds out that the asylum is captured by ‘Variants’ who then attacks him. After surviving for a while, he rushes towards the doors of the hospital. However, Upshur’s body gets taken over by a demonic Walrider who then finishes off his attackers.
14. Killzone: Shadow Fall
Killzone: Shadow Fall was developed by Guerilla Games and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. The first-person shooter, which is also the sixth installment of the Killzone series, was released in November 2013 exclusively for PlayStation 4.
The story of the game revolves around a place which is plagued by political problems. The clash between the Vectans and Helgans worsens the situation even further. In this process, the player character, Kellen, is shot by Sinclair, who was a superior to him.
This step was taken to re-ignite the war between the two groups and finish of the Helgans all together. Kellen, on the other hand, was trying to promote peace between the two factions ended up getting killed.
Mafia. The third-person shooter, which was released way back in 2002 for Microsoft Windows, Xbox and PlayStation 2, was developed by Illusion Softworks and published by Gathering of Developers.
As the name suggests, the game is all about power, money and betrayal. The game’s protagonist, Tommy, is betrayed in the game by those whom he thought were his own. All they needed was the money that was earned by him. They then decide to get Tommy out of the way by shooting him and leaving him to die.