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The Best Jump Scare Games

Updated June 14, 2019 3.7k votes 795 voters 16.9k views26 items

List RulesVote 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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