Just like its name, horror games are supposed to horrify you by any chance. However, there are always several "special scenes" that will leave the clearest impression in comparison to others. Such scenes are so obsessive that can make you immediately think of the most terrifying images you've ever seen. Below are 4 telling examples: 

Having lots of fingers cut out (Outlast)

Horror Outlast
Mile’s despairing cry and Richard’s cruel indifference are the things that really make Outlast’s players obsessed.

When entering the abandoned psychiatric hospital Mount Massive, journalist Mile Upshur must not be aware of the horrific events that are waiting for him. Not only being chased after by lots of out-of-mind psychopaths but Mile also becomes the beloved prey of the sick old man Richard Trager with an interest in inflicting brutal tortures on his victim. In an unlucky case, Mile has many of his fingers cut out with a pair of rusty scissors. Mile’s despairing cry and Richard’s cruel indifference are the things that really make Outlast’s players obsessed. 

Self-cut fingers (Heavy Rain)

Horror Heavy Rain
The main character is forced to himself cut his fingers before the camera to save his kidnapped son’s life.

It seems that self-harm is an ideal way for horror-game makers’ fear-spreading. Apart from Outlast, Heavy Rain, launched in 2010, also has a similar scene in which the main character is forced to himself cut his fingers before the camera to save his kidnapped son’s life. The horrifying feature lies in the cutting objects offered to the players, including scissors, knives, or saw, which can stimulate your imagination of the pain and bring about the most vivid feeling. 

Rescue Josh or Ashley? (Until Dawn)

Horror Until Dawn
In Until Dawn, players have to use a lever to choose which person will be crashed by the blade.

There is a scene in the horror title Until Dawn for PS4 in which the player has to choose to rescue one in two trapped friends - Ashley and Josh. They are tightly tied in their standing position on a wooden counter, facing a gradually-coming-sharpen blade which can crash them at ease. Players then have to use a lever to choose which person will be crashed by the blade. Actually, the option does not bring much meaning, but the always-turn-left blade does make one of the most terrifying scenes of horror games. 

Taking out the time bomb (Metal Gear Solid V)

Horror Metal Gear Solid V
Metal Gear Solid V perfectly reflects the cruelty of war.

Like its predecessor, Metal Gear Solid V perfectly reflects the cruelty of war. One impressive theme that appeared in this version is the misfortune of young children being turned into killing machines during the chaos. Despite not being listed in horror game type, the scene in which Big Boss and his companions have to take the bomb out from the girl’s stomach still makes lots of players frightened because of bloody images and the visualizations of what would happen if they failed.