Total Nerd The Best Jump Scare Games  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite video games that feature terrifying jump scares.

You're walking down a dark hallway, your flashlight battery is starting to go, and as you turn the corner... boom! Something jumps out at you, and you jump out of your seat. Maybe you even scream. In the entertainment business, this is called a "jump scare." Something that triggers your startle response and forces your body into "jumping." Some games have been expressly designed to hit you with those jump scares. Our list tries to compile the best of them and rank them accordingly!

Whether it's the tried and true dread-and-jump tactics of Five Nights At Freddy's or the drawn-out panic of Slender: The Eight Pages, we've got all sorts of jump scares for you to enjoy. These are the best jump scare games around, so if you haven't played them yet and you've got a hankering for some classic jumpy horror, you can't go wrong with any of these! 

Vote and rerank on what you think are the best games and game series to provide that startle response you 're craving. Be sure to take a look at some of our other games and console characters lists to find some awesome gems that you've somehow not played yet. Be sure to keep from draining all your power, lest Freddy or his buddies decide to stuff you in a suit.   
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Dead Space is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games
Dead Space 2008

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202 48
Outlast is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games
Outlast 2013

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142 62
Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games

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191 109
Five Nights at Freddy's is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games

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72 36
Until Dawn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games
frankiejguida added Until Dawn

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112 81
Slender: The Eight Pages is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games

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26 5
Silent Hill 2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games

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24 6
Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games

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89 76
Five Nights at Freddy's 4 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games
Son Goku added Five Nights at Freddy's 4

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107 98
Five Nights At Freddy's 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games
Five Nights At Freddy's 3

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28 16
F.E.A.R. 2 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games
Derek Scheeler added F.E.A.R. 2

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22 10
Amnesia: The Dark Descent is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games
Στελιος Ζαχαρης added Amnesia: The Dark Descent

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39 31
Five Night's at Freddy's: Sist... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games
SupaBear51 added Five Night's at Freddy's: Sister Location October 7th, 2016

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55 51
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butter... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games

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71 72
Spooky's House of Jumpscares is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games
Spooky's House of Jumpscares

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17 8
Silent Hill 3 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games

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48 47
Fatal Frame is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games

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16 9
Silent Hill: Shattered Memorie... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games

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7 4
Five Nights at Freddy's 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games
Five Nights at Freddy's 2

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41 51
SCP Containment Breach is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games

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35 54
Penumbra: Black Plague is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games

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38 58
Among The Sleep is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games

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6 11
Scratches is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games
JabonDix added Scratches 2006

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28 54
Daylight is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games
Daylight Jan 01 2014

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24 49
Penumbra: Overture is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games
Penumbra: Overture Mar 30 2007

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14 52
WhiteDay: a labyrinth named Sc... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games