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Which is scarier, the Penumbra games or Amnesia?

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I get scared of games like Amnesia really easily, but my friend keeps bugging me to play so I want to know which of these games, either one of the games in the Penumbra series, or Amnesia, is scarier. Thanks for the help!
asked 8 years ago in GeneralGeneral by DrPixel Hero (3,373 points)   4 5 44

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My personal experience with both game would suggest that Amnesia is a bit more scarier and heart pounding compared to Penumbra. I had played and completed Penumumbra - overture and black plague, both are extremely good but i find Amnesia a bit horrifying. Don't forget to get the Justine DLC for Amnesia. Completely worth it.
answered 8 years ago by gamerx1990 Mercenary (1,491 points)   2 18
Ah yes, I've heard really great things about the Justine DLC for Amnesia!
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Amnesia is the scarier game.
answered 8 years ago by Tarret Newbie (175 points)  
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Personally I'd pick amnesia. I'm horrified of amnesia
answered 8 years ago by l4d2bob Grandmaster (11,115 points)   5 10 48
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Currently Amnesia is considered by most players the scariest game to play.
answered 8 years ago by GeekPuppet Mercenary (1,023 points)   1 2 25
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Amnesia is scarier....
answered 8 years ago by xboxer King (32,462 points)   6 11 48
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Definitely Amnesia. Penumbra is good, but after playing Amnesia I can't help but feel like it was more of a tech demo for Amnesia then a game.
answered 8 years ago by mrtowel Prince (27,434 points)   8 18 41
I actually heard that Frictional Games has been developing a new game, maybe some of that new tech will help go into developing this new game?
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Interestingly both are made by the same developer.

From personal experience, Amnesia is scarier due to the whole atmosphere of the game. Play it at night with the lights out and see what I mean.
answered 8 years ago by SnakePL Adept (799 points)   7
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the atmosphere of amnesia is a lot more scarier than the penumbra games IMO
answered 8 years ago by drakaenae King (41,339 points)   5 9 79
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I would say that Amnesia is scarier,but the Penumbra games are up there.
answered 8 years ago by thor40000 Champion (7,055 points)   2 6 41
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They both are on the same level, but id say Amnesia's a bit higher.
answered 8 years ago by ExiledOne Mercenary (1,130 points)   11
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Having played both, I think Amnesia is definitely THE scarier game, it's also well made.

Penumbra relied on a lot of dark areas/no light situations, where I feel like Amnesia played more to the psychological concept of fear.

Personally, both are great games, but I'd give the edge to Amnesia for sure.
answered 8 years ago by Biowulf Journeyman (636 points)   1
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Definately amnesia. Since in amnesia, you have no way of fighting back. This gives the game a suspense that results from you constantly feeling vulnerable.
answered 8 years ago by anonymous  
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Amnesia, brick will be shat.
answered 8 years ago by phosphorus Journeyman (640 points)   7
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Amnesia is much, much scarier. Not only are the monsters creepier, but you can't outrun them or kill them, unlike in Penumbra. It also has a very Lovecraftian feel to it, being stuck in a huge castle alone with a bunch of monsters.
answered 8 years ago by funymunky Journeyman (630 points)   1
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Amnesia is scarier, but penumbra is scary too.
answered 8 years ago by Haloweeboe Champion (5,146 points)   2 8 19

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