Top 10 scary shark games to play
If there’s a surefire way to ensure a player is scared: include an underwater segment. There might be nothing in the water but the paranoia of what might be enough to scare them to continue. So when game developers place water threats there, it becomes pure nightmare fuel.
Despite the fact that most shark attacks are cases of mistaken identity and sharks rarely actively prey on humans, as shown Jaws, this does not prevent game developers from using them. Over the years, many games have included sharks as threats and some have aroused the fear of gamers around the world.
This is a case where the player controls a shark in an over-the-top, comedic RPG known as Maneater. It is not without horror though, one could consider all shark murders to be horrific. There are also other sharks that can be scary if the player is not leveled enough or has difficulty building up power.
Hammerhead sharks, great whites and makos among other predators like alligators and killer whales are featured in Maneater as regular enemies and region bosses known as Apex. Even human hunters can be a little scary to fight off as they get stronger and stronger.
9 Ark: survival has evolved
Ark: survival has evolved is a dinosaur-centric game that has its fair share of spooky creatures if the player is not prepared. In the oceans, we find Mosasaurs, giant manta rays, Ichthyosaurs, and the most famous of the underwater monsters: Megalodon.
These massive sharks can catch a player off guard, resulting in horrific encounters. However, if one can do the right steps, Megalodon can be tamed and ridden. Probably however, a first meeting will result in some screaming.
8 Resident Evil HD
The Spencer Mansion is home to many mutant animals such as giant spiders and snakes as well as unlimited zombies. These are expected while the massive mutant sharks being held under the mansion are not. The room containing the Project Neptune sharks offers several puzzle rooms, each offering different levels of dread.
Like a room with a shark attacking the glass at the The deep blue sea, giving the player a limited time to escape. Or run around the room trying to figure out what to do while the shark is constantly hunting. Resident Evil 4 would come back to that with a giant carnivorous fish pattern in a lake.
A surprise indie game about one to four survivors stranded on a seemingly endless ocean. All they have is a small raft and a grappling hook that can be used to fish for floating supplies. While the player is working to build their raft, feed, and search for land, there are threats in the water.
The raft will be tracked by a shark circling around until it decides to attack. Not only can they kill the player, but they can bite entire pieces of the raft as well. While they can be killed, they still offer a shocking entrance.
6 PlayStation VR Worlds (Ocean Descent)
The immediate staple food if you have PSVR is PlayStation VR Worlds. It offers several short interactive adventures similar to theme park rides. One world that stole the show was the Descent of the ocean which featured the player in a cage lowered to the depths.
The worse things go, the more sharks emerge to scare people. The game is so well detailed that the sharks really feel like they are coming on the player. That combined with the intense situation with the cage is enough to scare anyone from PSVR for a few days.
5 Shark Attack Deathmatch 2
You’d think having a team of other players backing up would make sharks less scary. This is a mistaken assumption because Shark Attack Deathmatch 2 offers a horrible experience. Not only do sharks chase players, but other players as well, providing two threats at once.
Players can also control the shark in first person, adding a layer of fear since sharks aren’t just random AI. They think and strategize, which makes things even worse for human players.
4 Sea of Thieves
For anyone who wants to live their own Pirates of the Caribbean adventure, there is Sea of Thieves. It’s fun and easily one of the best Rare games they’ve ever made. It contains some horror elements such as some of the undead enemies and a lot of underwater threats including kraken.
Of course, he wouldn’t be on this list if it weren’t for sharks. Yes, there are sharks and despite the cartoonish art style of the game, Sea of Thieves has scary sharks which can kill the player quickly. There are also Megalodon boss fights just in case crossing the seas isn’t scary enough.
3 Far cry 3
For the most part, the fan favorite Far cry 3 is a great dark and gritty open world shooter that reimagined the series as a long lasting series. Throughout, it’s still an action-adventure with dark elements, nothing so scary. This is until the player needs certain skins to craft better gear.
The moment Far cry 3 force the player into the ocean it turns into a horror game. Sharks are fast, realistically designed, and require the player to be up close to skin them. Their spawning is sporadic, which can lead to breathtaking encounters.
For a more refined experience than Shark attack death fight, there is Depth which can be described as a submarine Death by the light of day. A team of humans try to complete the objectives while another player as a shark stalks and kills the humans. The difference here is that there are two sharks in the water.
There is an option to play against the AI, but in any case, it will lead to some spooky shark attacks. The environment and the sounds are surprisingly realistic, requiring the player to have constant vigilance. Sharks are fast and can appear at any time.
1 deep stranded
deep stranded can best be described as Castaway the game and that’s not a bad thing. deep stranded was a surprising indie title about this player stuck in the middle of the ocean and forced to survive. They go from island to island, stocking up in a survival adventure game at the Arch: Survival Evolvere.
Of course, there are things in the water to not only harvest and collect, but also sharks that stalk the player. Tiger sharks, hammerhead sharks, and great whites are all equally scary as they are far from easy to kill. Be killed in deep stranded means a lot of turning back, making these creatures with others, including the giant squid, can lead to screams of fear.
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