2023’s Best Horror Game Death Scenes


Image: Capcom

We’re done with half of 2023 and many of its fantastic horror games, though there’s more on the way (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Alan Wake 2, and the Silent Hill 2 remake are still due out). That means we’ve willingly subjected ourselves to lots of stone-cold death scenes—enough to compile in a list, which we’ve done here.

I don’t usually think too hard about video game death. It happens to me too frequently, so I see it more like a locked gate or puff of gnats in my face; it’s a momentary irritation to swat away and move past so that I can get to the next, more exciting thing. Can you blame me? You’re immortal when you play a video game, and immortality makes you lazy.

But death is harder to ignore in the context of a horror game, which, if successful, will let fear bother you in real life, reaching out from the black “YOU DIED” screen the way fog slouches out of a forest’s boundaries. Though dying in a horror game isn’t any more real or consequential than it is in any other kind of game, your fear is.

My “favorite” death scenes this year, then, have been the ones that make me worry. They might be gratuitous, popped bags of blood or quietly insidious, barely discernible ghosts at night. Regardless of how they happen, these impressive deaths remind me of how much of what happens to me in a day is beyond my control.

“The sole work and deed of universal freedom is therefore death,” Hegel writes. “It is […] the coldest and meanest of all deaths, with no more significance than cutting off a head of cabbage or swallowing a mouthful of water.”

Most of these game deaths are more gruesome than that, but they’ll do.

A bright yellow bar indicates a spoiler warning.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

8 Times Amy Jackson Took The Internet By Storm With Her Glamorous Avatar February 14, 2024 Here Are Best Anime Couples Of All Time – Koimoi Keerthy Suresh Exudes Elegance In A Timeless Yellow Saree February 1, 2024 Madhuri Dixit Steals Hearts In A Blue Saree February 3, 2024 8 Unknown Facts About Controversial Actress-model Poonam Pandey February 5, 2024 Sruthi Haasan Raises Glam Quotient In A Green Printed Co-ord Set February 5, 2024 8 Times Kriti Sanon Made Heads Turn In Stylish Outfits February 6, 2024 Alaya F Looks Smoking Hot In Silver Bodycon Dress February 7, 2024 Janhvi Kapoor Turns Heads In A Ravishing Red Dress February 8, 2024 Priyamani Looks Every Bit Of An Ethnic Diva In Royal Blue Striped Silk Saree February 9, 2024 Deepti Sati's Glamorous Lehenga Looks February 10, 2024 Netflix’s Global Top 10 Films: From Lift To The Super Mario Bros Movie, See The Full List! – Koimoi Must Watch Top 10 Anime High School Romcoms – Koimoi What To Watch On HBO And Max In February 2024 – Koimoi Top 7 Grinch Movies And TV Shows To Watch This Christmas Season – Complete Details Inside! – Koimoi Complete Guide To Watch Every Godzilla Movie In The Monsterverse — With Release And Chronological Order – Koimoi Top 5 Underrated Horror Anime Series – Koimoi Best Shoujo Romance Anime of All Time — You’re Not Ready for These – Koimoi Highest-Grossing Anime Movies: From Your Name, Demon Slayer & The First Slam Dunk – Films That Managed To Redefine Animated Cinema! – Koimoi 5 Best Black Anime Characters In Most Impactful And Trailblazing Anime – Koimoi