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35% Of People Agree This Is The Least Scary Horror Game Franchise

What horror game franchise do you find the least scary? Looper asked 516 U.S. gamers this question, and out of the options "The Evil Within," "Alone in the Dark," "Five Nights at Freddy's," "Dead Space," "Resident Evil," and "Other," one game franchise stood out as clearly less scary than the others.


But first, here are the less scary picks. In second place is "Resident Evil," which got 19.96% of the vote. Though it's certainly got its fair share of blood, guts, and gore, perhaps fans get so caught up in the franchise's insane story that they find the horror less intense.

Some games got less than half the amount of votes as the top pick. The "Other" category got 15.12% of the vote, while "Alone in the Dark" was close behind at 13.76%. This franchise is known as "the father of survival horror," and despite the title, you won't want to play it alone in the dark (via Fandom).

Moving into more scary territory, "Dead Space" scored 9.69% of the vote, likely because "Dead Space 2" is one of the scariest games in recent history. "The Evil Within" came in dead last with 6.78% of the vote, and since it's known as one of the greatest horrors of all time, this only makes sense.


The least scary horror game franchise

Now that all those scary games are out of the way, drumroll, please ..."Five Nights at Freddy's" was voted the least scary game. With 34.69% of the vote, gamers agree that this horror might not be so horrific after all. Since the "Five Nights at Freddy's" games are rated T for Teen, it makes sense that they're less intense than the other options, which all include at least some M for Mature titles.


"Five Nights at Freddy's" may not be the scariest, though for gamers who like lighter horror heavy on jumpscares, it could be the perfect pick. Its $4.99 pricetag certainly doesn't hurt, and a lot of fans love the fact that it's made by one person and has a deeper backstory than may be evident at first glance. There's actually a movie adaptation currently in the works that's set to film Spring 2021 (via ScreenRant). Fans are hoping their favorite scary game moments make it into the film.

Now that you know which horror games fans fear the least, learn what the scariest new horror titles were in 2020.