Jumpscares in video games have become more and more prevalent over the years. While atmospheric horror games can be a deep, dark well of terror, games that employ the clever use of jump scares games are equally as horrifying in that you never know what’s coming or how hard it’s going to hit you. Most of the time, you find yourself unprepared, and your body responds in some pretty hilarious ways.
Picture this... you’re playing through Five Nights at Freddy’s for the very first time when all of a sudden Chica leaps at your face. Your response? Flail around in terror screeching out whatever comes to mind. “Fight me in real life you crazy yellow bird of death!” After that, you laugh it off and wait for your heart to stop pounding.
However, what happens when you decide to film that reaction and upload it to YouTube for the entertainment of others? Well… you get this list of the best video game jump scare reactions around!
Five Nights at Freddy’s - Markiplier
Outlast - Pewdiepie
We’ll be honest, we had a hard time getting through Outlast. We’d open it up, play through it a bit, then close out our Steam in fear before we could ever make it very far. However, after watching Pewdiepie play through Outlast (accompanied by his hilarious commentary) we found the courage to dive back into the game and try again. With Outlast 2 coming out soon, we're hoping Pewdiepie can get us through once again!
If you’re like us and you like watching reaction compilations that contain bits and pieces of various different games, you’re in luck!
Scary Maze Games - Everyone
Less game, more mentally traumatizing prank. Scary maze game pranks have been around for quite a while, and the jump scares found within them have somehow managed to scare the living daylights out of just about everyone (mainly children) unfortunate enough to fall for them. Essentially, scary maze games are the perfect way to scar your children for life. While these games and videos are a bit dated now, we feel they’re still just as funny as ever.
The Visitor - POiiSED
The evolution of scary games has naturally progressed to VR, and we’ve actually played through quite a few VR horror games that we haven’t quite recovered from yet. There's something absolutely twisted about a good VR horror game, as you really feel like you're on the verge of unavoidable death. The Visitor is a great VR game that perfectly encapsulates that feeling, and the reactions POiiSED has to The
Emily Wants to Play - h3h3
The husband and wife duo of Ethan and Hila usually make humorous reaction videos and clever parody videos like Vape Nation on their h3h3 channel. However, the two decided to give the horror game Emily Wants to Play a try over on their second channel, and hilarity ensues. “Best” doesn’t always have to mean funny or ridiculous when it comes to
Boogeyman - Guava Juice
Last but not least, we have one of the most interesting horror games on the market right now. Boogeyman takes your deepest, darkest childhood fears and transforms them into a bitter reality. Guava Juice’s reaction at the 5:30 mark is priceless, as he ends up ripping his headphones away and knocking quite a few things over in the process. Horror game jump scares... also known as heart attack simulators apparently.
We hope you enjoyed this list of some of the best horror game jump scare reactions. If you didn’t see your favorite, post a link in the comments below, and if you want to see more like this, let us know!