Dead Space 2 voted the scariest game on the Xbox 360

Visceral's sequel scares the most gamers

A study conducted by Vertical Slice has crowned Visceral's Dead Space 2 as the scariest game on the Xbox 360 and yielded some interesting bits of information about scary games.

Most would agree that Dead Space 2 is indeed the scariest game around at the moment the study also highlighted some interesting insights into what makes a game scary.

One of the most curious bits of information offered up by the study found that the threat of combat was more effective at scaring than the actual combat itself. It also found that the ability do dispatch more than one enemy at a time lessened the tension.

Having to repeat a section too often also reduces the tension for the simple reason that gamers will get frustrated with a section that is too difficult.

Thanks Gamasutra.

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