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The Scariest Video Game Monsters Of All Time

Whether horror, action, adventure, or anything in between, game developers like to create monsters that terrify you. From creepy little girls to eldritch horrors, this is really why we like to play video games: to slay demons that scare us. Lucky for you, we've compiled a list of some of the scariest video game monsters of all time. Vote up the ones that truly frighten you, and downvote the ones that you don't think are very scary. 

From Silent Hill's Pyramid Head, you get a horror that you can't escape — the truly ugly look of your inevitable judgment. In other places, like Resident Evil, you get the utterly gross Lickers, whose tongue will cut you in half, their brains are on the outside of their heads, and they can climb on walls. Then, there's always the Headcrabs from Half-Life, which will never fail to make you jump out of your seat. Scary monsters in video games are always welcome, if only so that we can end them. 

Check out our list of the best video game monsters and vote for your favorites! Then take a look at some of our other video game lists to see what you should be playing next.

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    Lickers (Resident Evil)

    Mutate a human once with Resident Evil 2's T-Virus? You get a zombie. Mutate a zombie again with the T-Virus? You get a Licker, a terrifying hellbeast with an exposed brain and a long, dangerous tongue. Oh, and it can crawl up walls and hang from the ceiling to drop right on top of you.

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  • Pprevious Resident Evil monsters were frightening animals, but you could escape. You can't escape Nemesis. From the moment he speaks "S.T.A.R.S.," you know right off that he's a different beast. An intelligent beast that will pursue you through doors, a first in the series. 

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    Children in horror games are scary, and the most frightening one is Alma Wade, a key antagonist in the F.E.A.R. series. Her psychic powers — developed by a shadowy corporation — can rip you apart. And she can literally rewrite reality. So that's not absolutely horrifying. 

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    The Witch (Left 4 Dead)

    With a horrific screech, Left 4 Dead created one of the more terrifying monsters in gaming history. The Witch isn't that character, but she ratchets up the tension quickly with the speed at which she can turn you into a shredded pile of meat. 

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