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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
Released: 2008 (Visceral Games)
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Outlast is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games
Released: 2013 (Red Barrels Studio)
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Five Nights at Freddy's ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games
Five Nights at Freddy's
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Slender: The Eight Pages... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games
Released: 2012 (Parsec Productions)
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Five Nights At Freddy's ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games
Five Nights At Freddy's 3
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Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games
Released: 1996 (Capcom)
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Until Dawn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games
frankiejguida added Released: 2015 (Supermassive Games)
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Five Nights at Freddy's ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games
Son Goku added Five Nights at Freddy's 4
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Five Nights at Freddy's ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games
Five Nights at Freddy's 2
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Five Night's at Freddy's... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games
SupaBear51 added Five Night's at Freddy's: Sister Location
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Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games
Released: 1999 (Konami)
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Amnesia: The Dark Descen... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games
Στελιος Ζαχαρης added
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Fatal Frame II: Crimson ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games
Released: 2004 (Tecmo)
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Silent Hill 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games
Released: 2001 (Konami)
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F.E.A.R. 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games
Derek Scheeler added
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Spooky's House of Jumpsc... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games
Spooky's House of Jumpscares
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Fatal Frame is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games
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SCP Containment Breach ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games
SCP Containment Breach
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Silent Hill 3 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games
Released: 2003 (Konami)
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Among The Sleep is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games
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Penumbra: Black Plague ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games
Released: 2008 (Frictional Games)
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Silent Hill: Shattered M... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games
Released: 2009 (Climax Group)
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Daylight is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games
Released: 2014 (Zombie Studios)
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Scratches is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games
JabonDix added Released: 2006 (Nucleosys)
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WhiteDay: a labyrinth na... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jump Scare Games