Why Resident Evil 7 is very scary


    Why Resident Evil 7 is very scary

  • 1 Limited range of view

    Because Resident Evil 7 became a first person game, the range of view became very limited. This made the game much scarier because a player can now be surprised with enemies coming from behind. See also Why Resident Evil 7 is different.

  • 2 The graphics are spooky

    The detailed graphics of Resident Evil 7 and the addition of so many spooky elements made the overall feel of the game scary. Capcom paid attention to every little detail in order to make the game feel as scary as possible.

  • 3 The VR mode is terrifying

    The VR mode for Resident Evil 7 is terrifying. The highly immersive nature of the VR headset makes the already scary game much scarier. See how the PSVR feels like.

  • 4 The enemies are scary

    Resident Evil has few but well designed enemies. The enemies don't die easily, can cause big damage and some of them can't die at all. This makes them scarier, as the player feels weak compared to them.

  • 5 Has many jump scares

    Resident Evil 7 is full of well designed jump scares that can give most players the chills. The jump scares are much scarier when the PSVR headset is put on. See also why the PSVR experience for Resident Evil 7 isn't good.

  • 6 Having to hide from enemies

    Some enemies in the game can't be defeated, at least in certain areas, and this leaves the player no option but to get into a hide and seek mode in order to pass through those areas. The player has to hide behind objects until the enemies pass, which makes the game scarier.

  • 7 Scary sounds

    The sounds were designed to make the game very scary. The sounds of the footsteps, the wind, the breath of the player, in addition to many other sounds make the game very spooky. The 3D sound that can be heard with the VR headset makes the game even scarier. 

  • 8 Many areas are dark

    Many of the rooms and areas in Resident Evil 7 are dark and scary. A player might feel uncomfortable as they walk through these areas, especially when they expect jump scares to happen.

  • 9 The game is mysterious

    Resident Evil 7 was designed to be a very mysterious game. The air of mystery adds to the spooky nature of the game, for the player can't really figure out what's going on until later in the game.

  • 10 Limited ammo

    The fact that the game has limited ammo makes the game scarier, for the player has to think before using the bullets. This adds to the scary nature of the game.

  • 11 Some enemies chase you

    Some enemies chase the player in Resident Evil 7. Some of those enemies can't be killed. The fact that someone or something is chasing a player in such a spooky environment makes the game scarier.

  • 12 Running with no weapons

    In some areas of the game, the player will have to run away from enemies without having any weapons. Those moments can be very scary for some players.

  • 13 No familiar characters

    Capcom didn't introduce any of the familiar characters, such as Jill or Chris, in order to make the player feel more vulnerable and scared.