For when you fancy living in an actual nightmare, horror games are always there to scratch that disgusting, rashy, probably-a-bit-infected itch. Built to test your endurance in a world where your worst fears are a stark reality, horror games are designed with the most terrifying reflections of society in mind - where demons roam freely, old ghosts haunt your past and the skeletons in the closet are pretty literal.
Whilst we've always been told to face our fears, fighting off rabid zombies and psychological torment as a pixelated pastime probably isn't the right way to go about it.
And, because it's not scary until we're mentally scarred, here are some of the most frightening titles you can find in the dank depths of the horror community, since we all know about the P.T.s and Resident Evils and Silent Hills of the world by now.
They make for some gameplay much better faced with a party than on your own for the protection of your very mind as you know it - Frodo needed the Fellowship, after all.
And yes, xx_EdgeLord_2004_xx, we already know you're hard as nails down in the comments and none of these titles are REALLY scared you, but maybe you can have some fun along with the rest of us.
10. The Cat Lady
Rendered in a strange two dimensional style that brings a dark cartoon crashing into bloody reality, The Cat Lady really isn't what it says on the tin.
Where the title might conjure up images of a lovely old woman wrapped in crocheted blankets, surrounded by sweet tabby kittens and drinking hot chocolate by the fireplace, what you get instead is a depressed lady, Susan, ready to kill herself but brought cruelly back to life by a supernatural spirit. The cats are just there to feast on any spare flesh you throw their way, and boy, is there plenty of viscera for them to snack on.
Susan can't die until you've helped rid the world of parasites, aka evil people who do evil things, and these said evil people will attempt to do evil things to you, too. It's a horrible exploration of the worst in human experience, stipulated with scares and gore in equal measure as you try to carve out a niche of good into this dark and lonely world.
Whilst The Cat Lady might be touching in part, it's a nasty little game to get there.