Games have a way of scaring us in a way that no film, TV show or book could ever do. The reason why games get under our skin in a far more terrifying way is because we take on the role of the main character as an extension of ourselves. So, when a sword wielding pyramid headed demon chases after us, it tends to get the ol' ticker pumping slightly harder than if we were reading about it. Well, hey. That's what we sign up for when we buy a game that promises blood, guts and jump scares, right? So we don't think any more of it.
Although we have all suffered a few wet-your-pants moments whilst playing games, there are a few gamers who have their own tales, myths and stories about the times that video games took on horrifying lives of their own. Within this list is a collection of tales about the times gamers claim to have been part of more than just a game, but part of something more sinister, twisted and evil. From an urban legend about a game causing multiple suicides to a gamer being stalked by a pyromaniacal Sim, this list will reveal the most terrifying tales of haunted video games.
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