FANDOM


  • For those of you that have beaten the game, which moment had your heart pounding the most? For me it had to be that hotel basement. Just how quiet and dark it was along with that music made it extra scary. I also looked at a doorway and saw a stalker run by quickly which really freaked me out. Even scarier, they make you run back and forth getting the card and the generator with more risk. Then when that generator starts running and you hear all the infected screaming, it's time to run for your life.

      Loading editor
    • I think the College dorm room was scary, not only did it have a bloater but you get to what the fungus looks like fully grown just made me say "Oh my God" in a terrified way.

        Loading editor
    • I wasn't too scared at the college dorm, because it only had clickers, and as long as you're quiet they aren't much of a problem.

        Loading editor
    • What scared me most would probably be the winter level where Ellie was running from David.

        Loading editor
    • Also i'll mention seeing the original concept art of the Infected was scary looking, why couldn't  Naughty Dog keep some of those concepts?

        Loading editor
    • It would have been too scary :P

        Loading editor
    • for me it was either the hotel basement or the ruined building where you first have to deal with clickers.

        Loading editor
    • My scariest moment is when you're in Bill's town, and there's a shed with a Clicker in it. I didn't know it was there, until it screamed at me, and ate me -.-

        Loading editor
    • Mine was the building where you first encountered clickers. It is freaky because it is SO dark and the clickers are all "click click" in the dark. I remember I walked into a room to get supplies and then I swore that I heard clicking so I was all oh s*** so I hid and then in heard me, ran up to me, scared the crap out of me, and then killed me instantly.... t-_-t Not cool

        Loading editor
    • The hotel basement after you fall off the elevator, I really hate dark places and that flashlight barely helped......

        Loading editor
    • King of Skyrim wrote:
      The hotel basement after you fall off the elevator, I really hate dark places and that flashlight barely helped......

      I sh*t myself on that part. Especially the Bloater that was there -.-

        Loading editor
    • Hotel basement by a country mile i am playing on survivor and i just run up to the generator and wait for the stalkers once they are dead i turn on the generator, hear the infected scream, run to the door, say " F*************K!!!!!!!" forgot keycard, searches for keycard, finds bloater with no ammo or melee weapon and dies does this 100 times and im still s******g myself.

      The flashlight is shit why cant the generator turn on lights as well huh ND. The stalkers are complete p****s and keep knocking over wooden planks and bottles just run up and attack me like a clicker or infected runner JESUS

        Loading editor
    • 92.237.7.90 wrote:
      Hotel basement by a country mile i am playing on survivor and i just run up to the generator and wait for the stalkers once they are dead i turn on the generator, hear the infected scream, run to the door, say " F*************K!!!!!!!" forgot keycard, searches for keycard, finds bloater with no ammo or melee weapon and dies does this 100 times and im still s******g myself.

      The flashlight is shit why cant the generator turn on lights as well huh ND. The stalkers are complete p****s and keep knocking over wooden planks and bottles just run up and attack me like a clicker or infected runner JESUS

      I (unfortunatly) didn't hear it because I accidently turned the volume down on my TurtleBeach headset, And I turned it all the way up accidently (I'm a clutz) RIGHT BEFORE an infected screamed...

      I was scared shitless.....

        Loading editor
    • I

      Hate

      BLOATERS!

        Loading editor
    • I'll tell a little scary thing that happen to me last night when i was playing: So i was in the final portion, the part where you enter the tunnel, no trouble, no worries, handle it before, i get to the part where two bloaters are i throw a brick to get attetion and give them a Molotov, which kills the other infected, bloaters survive of course, i give them another, one bloater goes down, and other one decides to walk towards me, i thought it was just gonna walk a few paces to me before turing around, as it got closer i start to realize it must of knew of my presence, it got real close that i threw my last Molotov while saying " Your getting a little too close for confort buddy", thing doesn't die from it and is still walking to my positon so i pulled my rifle and said " Okay now your starting to p*** me off ", and fired, it almost got to me sereval times but i was able to put down. I can't believe that thing ate three Molotovs and was still standing.

        Loading editor
    • 1. Hotel Basement. Darkness + Tight Spaces + Bloater + Stalkers = Terrifying.

      2. Inside the mall w/ Tess and Ellie, where you first fight clickers.

      3. Ish and the other survivor's hideout in the sewers. Especially the part w/ all the stalkers.

      4. Ellie's battle with David. That was a tense fight.

        Loading editor
    • 50.81.42.26 wrote:
      1. Hotel Basement. Darkness + Tight Spaces + Bloater + Stalkers = Terrifying.

      2. Inside the mall w/ Tess and Ellie, where you first fight clickers.

      3. Ish and the other survivor's hideout in the sewers. Especially the part w/ all the stalkers.

      4. Ellie's battle with David. That was a tense fight.

      Nearly crapped myself on #1

      Scared as hell on #2 for some reason

      1. 3 creeped me the hell out

      and #4 made me want to kill that bastard

        Loading editor
    • The scariest part was the anticipation that Joel would somehow die in the Winter section.

        Loading editor
    • Anything to do with "Winter" or "Surgery".

        Loading editor
    • Btgr wrote:
      Anything to do with "Winter" or "Surgery".

      Or involving Bill.

      Really, that guy creeps me the hell out....

        Loading editor
    • Mine was when fighting David cuz I actually felt like I was in the same room with him.

        Loading editor
    • Clickers and stalkers in general scare me... got to the point where I played the game with all the lights on at noon *shudders* The first Clicker part gave me nightmares...

      Grats to Naughty Dog though these are all signs of a marvelous game

        Loading editor
    • (Spoilers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) I got kinda scared when Joel got impailed by the pole in the University, I actually thought for about an hour that he wasn't going to make it...

        Loading editor
    • Hotel basement by far, because I keep replaying the story on survivor plus.

      I always dread going back there. I just run my way through it because if I walk I will get corner raped by those stalker, I go in loud

        Loading editor
    • hotel basement but the seewers creeped me out

        Loading editor
    • Played The Last of Us again on Survivor. The scariest or tense bit is when you fight David. Son of b*tch so sneaky he corners you -.- Can't even listen for him...

        Loading editor
    • Scariest scene for me:

      During the start of the Winter chapter when I looked at the Joel & Sarah photo on Ellie's backpack and she comments, "I should've given this to you when I had the chance."

      I was like "Damn son! Joel's dead?!"

      Scariest part in-game was when I have to get the key card from the hotel basement and these infected came running out of nowhere. And the light does no good too.

        Loading editor
    • Hotel basement by far, turned the generator on, heard the screams, shat myself, killed a cople of stalkers and ran straight into the damn bloater in the dark WITHOUT my shotgun cocked and loaded. Cut scene to my face being ripped apart.

        Loading editor
    • Scariest part for me was when David slowly revealed to Ellie that the "bandits" at the college were actually part of his group. I seriously got goosebumps at that moment...

        Loading editor
    • The Clickers they are the scariest when Joel leave Ellie and Joel is alone vs a Clickers 

        Loading editor
    • 121.102.198.79 wrote:
      Scariest part for me was when David slowly revealed to Ellie that the "bandits" at the college were actually part of his group. I seriously got goosebumps at that moment...


      same here

        Loading editor
    • Its scary when you Ellie and you need to kill David and he runing after her

        Loading editor
    • G.I JOE 95 wrote:
      My scariest moment is when you're in Bill's town, and there's a shed with a Clicker in it. I didn't know it was there, until it screamed at me, and ate me -.-


      LOL

        Loading editor
    • I totally forgot about the hotel basement. That was horrible. I died so many times and I had to stop playing for a few days out of fear of having to deal with the infected in that dark environment. Super scary. Also, all the parts playing as Ellie were very scary for me. It made me feel very vulnerable. 

        Loading editor
    • Winterlotus90 wrote:
      I totally forgot about the hotel basement. That was horrible. I died so many times and I had to stop playing for a few days out of fear of having to deal with the infected in that dark environment. Super scary. Also, all the parts playing as Ellie were very scary for me. It made me feel very vulnerable. 

      So you little scared form the Infected?

      Im too butI I dont have any bad dream for them

        Loading editor
    • Yes, the infected freak me out, lol. Like I kept saying "oh my Gosh.." out loud quite often and I was so nervous the entire game, lol. Yea I haven't had any bad dreams. I also recently got into watching The Walking Dead and I initially started watching it to see what the similarities and differences there were between the show and TLOU and now I'm obsessed with it. It's awesome. :) And I haven't gotten nightmares from the show either so. 

        Loading editor
    • I guess that i was most shoked while watching Ellie die...     After a time i got used to see Joel get killed by a clicker or a runner.    But seeing Ellie die was really horrible... Like when the clickers bite her in the throat.   Or when David stabbs her with the Machete... I was really really careful the next time, because i didn't want to see Ellie being stabbed a second time...

        Loading editor
    • Gear3ful wrote:
      I guess that i was most shoked while watching Ellie die...     After a time i got used to see Joel get killed by a clicker or a runner.    But seeing Ellie die was really horrible... Like when the clickers bite her in the throat.   Or when David stabbs her with the Machete... I was really really careful the next time, because i didn't want to see Ellie being stabbed a second time...



      Awww.. :( Yeah the whole winter scene was so scary for me. I felt so vulnerable and it was scary getting strangled and attacked by the infected playing as Ellie. 


        Loading editor
    • Yeah, it was.   I was just happy that when Ellie gets killed by a bloater... it just hits her. I first expected that she would get her face ripped apart... exactly as the bloaters do it with Joel.

        Loading editor
    • Oh I know, when it tore up Joel's face I had to look away each time. It was gnarly. 

        Loading editor
    • I think it was better that the player never control the Ellie's character.it was so brutal and violentic scene's when a fourteen yo girl got killed such horribley buy an infected one.I think it will be alot of objections to these scenes whole the world.

        Loading editor
    • 2.177.63.121 wrote:
      I think it was better that the player never control the Ellie's character.it was so brutal and violentic scene's when a fourteen yo girl got killed such horribley buy an infected one.I think it will be alot of objections to these scenes whole the world.

      This is a survival game after all...    I think that that was one of the best moments in the game.  And i think that it was a perfect decision to be able to control Ellie...  even though it is brutal...   That is what the world of the Last of Us is...

        Loading editor
    • The hotel basement!! Its creepy! So dark and so tight!. The first encounter with clickers did'nt really creeped me cause I got eaten a lot and one clicker just glitched, like it was floating arround above me it was so funny and hilarious so I got used to it, watching it float cause it couldn't get me its floating way up.So after that experienced I find clickers funny and hilarious whenever I see one. Those stalkers really creeps me out the most!

        Loading editor
    • 89.211.180.179 wrote:
      The hotel basement!! Its creepy! So dark and so tight!.

      The first encounter with clickers did'nt really creeped me cause I got eaten a lot and one clicker just glitched, like it was floating arround above me it was so funny and hilarious so I got used to it, watching it float cause it couldn't get me its floating way up.So after that experienced I find clickers funny and hilarious whenever I see one. Those stalkers really creeps me out the most!


      A floating, glitched-out clicker sounds like the worst thing ever. 

        Loading editor
    • Definitely the winter when Ellie stabbed David and chased by that Psychotic cannibal pedophile.Super creepy and when they got to college. Spores,bloaters,runners,clickers mixed up like a huge glass of cordyceps milkshake.But the winter is just undeniably scary as hell!I got goosebumps every second I saw that chapter at the walktrough. Super creepy just beyond creepy.Chased by a cannibal and hunters were just too much for me, but AWESOME!

        Loading editor
    • It's scary every time Ellie opens her joke book.

      The jokes are just soo bad.

        Loading editor
    • 193.64.57.253 wrote:
      It's scary every time Ellie opens her joke book.

      The jokes are just soo bad.

      I have to say Ellie jokes are funny because they are so stupid...

        Loading editor
    • Yeah, i also really enjoyed them

        Loading editor
    • Even though I don't have the game, what really scares me is when you're in the subway station and you're in a room full of infected and clickers. Boy that moment can bring a heart attack if you get caught. 

        Loading editor
    • Dude, try the hotel basement lol

        Loading editor
    • For me it was probably the part where davids walking around the restaurant and ellie's secretly trying to knife him. that machete ._.

        Loading editor
    • Mine is when I fought the bloaters in the tunnel there was so many of them that I died 5 times from them blisters.

        Loading editor
    • Codghosts145 wrote:
      Mine is when I fought the bloaters in the tunnel there was so many of them that I died 5 times from them blisters.

      I just sneaked past them...

        Loading editor
    • I swear, the parts that have to scare me the most are either the parts where Joel or Ellie die and you can't help but imagine the horror the other must be experiencing.

      The other(s) would probably be the things Joel does to get his way, with the torture and absolutely brutal murders. It really reminds you of who he is.

        Loading editor
    • Hotel lobby,hardest part for me actually.

        Loading editor
    • Winter,no more chapter is more scareir than that not even the hotel could actually beat the scare level,the chase between David and Ellie it's just tickling my wits and scares me a lot,I'm so afraid that Ellie gonna be raped by him if we got the game over there will be the scene about David raping her and than kill her.......o_0

        Loading editor
    • without a doubt, the scariest moment for me was the hotel basement. Out of any game that I have ever played in my entire life, this was the one area that caused me to have sweaty hands... even now when I replay that level, I'm always like "great, the basement. Again..."

        Loading editor
    • I've got one Better... How about Survivor Plus with "No More Ammo" lol But Really it's a Tie, The Whole Hotel Basement & Winter Time sections

        Loading editor
    • 3 Scary moments in TLoU: (Not in order)

      1) The Hotel Basement!

      2) When Tess, Joel and Ellie are in the broken down building in darkness with the infected/clickers!

      3) Before you get to the hospital with Joel and Ellie in the underground tunnel with 2 bloaters, loads of infected, runners and clickers!

        Loading editor
    • Most panicked moment: Playing as Ellie in the winter and surviving waves of infected

      Most scared moment: Sneaking past an area of clickers in the museum (after separated from Tess and Ellie)

      Anything past Bill's town is less than scary since I have a shotgun in my hand D=

        Loading editor
    • I second dat... Ellie was kinda Sucky to Play wit lol Her Gun Skills Sucked (She did Hav Perfect Aim wit the Arrows tho but... how Helpful is a Bow Really, We Want Guns lol) (And i gotta Say Seeing her Shot the Shotty & dat Recoil Kickin at her was Kinda Cool) and She was Weak (I Know, she's a Kid) but she Can't even Try to Punch a Clicker or Even Kill (Or Knock Out) an Foe wit a Stick/Pipe/Brick lik Joel which made your only option whn playing wit her is to Run/Avoid Conflict... (But I Undastand Why)


      With Ellie Being a Kid they Had to have everything Lowered. So from a Power/Skill/Ability Chart She would Read somethin lik this: Health Low, Strenght Low, Gun Skills Low, Bow Skills High, Melee Low. Where as Joel Can Upgrade those Areas some what makin Him a Tank.


      But Yes... The Scary parts in the Game is 1.Runnin Out of Ammo 2.The Hotel Basement & 3.The Cold Cold Winter lol

        Loading editor
    • Actually 75.233 a bow is a good alternative for a gun in a Zombie Apocalypse as they

      A. Are easy to use

      B. Arrows can be made

      C. Silent as to not alert any other critters around

      D. You can retrieve the arrows afterward

        Loading editor
    • Yeah Yeah... Duly Noted. I know But Guns Rock lol I'm Not much of a Stealth Guy when it comes to Games lol Hard Loud & Fast is how I Get the Job Done lol

      Anyways back on Topic.... People?!? Anyone Else!?! Your Fears?

        Loading editor
    • Hamsterlampglade wrote: Actually 75.233 a bow is a good alternative for a gun in a Zombie Apocalypse as they

      A. Are easy to use

      B. Arrows can be made

      C. Silent as to not alert any other critters around

      D. You can retrieve the arrows afterward


      Yeah, you might wanna recheck that first one. My accidentally shot leg has a strong argument...

      I never found any of the game really all that scary, suspenseful and panicky, but there was never that defining crapping-of-the-pants moment. Yes, I'm the guy that'll say nothing scared him =/

        Loading editor
    • Relatively easy... Sorry

        Loading editor
    • The fight against David.  Especially when he says "there's no shame in giving up Ellie".  That fight truly made feel like helpless prey, except that the hunter wasn't a clicker or bloater, but a human who in many ways was a darker version of Joel.

        Loading editor
    • Not sure if this counts but in left behind when (SPOILERS FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN'T PLAYED) Ellie gets the generator going and stalkers run at at her, that split second before they got electrocuted scared me to death. I couldn't play it myself because my Ps3 tricked me into thinking it had enough memory space, but i saw a walkthrough by theradbrad on youtube, and that guys playing style is enough to scare anyone :P


      other than that i found most of the other stuff scary, hotel basement, sewer stalkers, toppled building at the beginning, oh and the first time i played it at the end of spring when marlene told joel they'd have to kill Ellie I was scared right until the point when he turned on Ethan, i was so scared that he'd get walked out or couldn't save her

        Loading editor
    • Bandicoot.95 wrote:
      Also i'll mention seeing the original concept art of the Infected was scary looking, why couldn't  Naughty Dog keep some of those concepts?

      In the TLOU art book, The Art of The Last of Us, it says they started out with the Infected looking really gruesome and freaky, but they opted for the final design because they wanted the Infected to seem more realistic to match the realism of the story and environment. Plus, I prefer the final designs because they're more unique and iconic. I've never seen anything like a clicker before, but the first designs weren't as original.

      For me, the scariest part the first time I played was in the sewers right after you get seperated from Ellie and you're in the big room with a ton of Infected. That part was freaky. The first room with clickers in the Goldstone Building in the Boston outskirts also freaked me out. I played that part alone in the dark the first time.

      The second time I played through the game, the scariest, most gut-wrenching part was when you're Ellie hiding from David in the burning building. For some reason, I had no problem playing this part the first time I played the game (I only died like once or twice), but the second time, I kept dying and it got scarier and more unsettling every time I restarted it.

      Other really heartpounding parts were whenever you were sneaking through a room of Infected and one spots you and you're trying to run for your life to get out of there and they're all right behind you. Freaky.

        Loading editor
    • Although this post is old, I figured I would share my experience with the remastered edition.

      There are 2 parts that are really freaky for me:

      1 the basement. Now the funny thing about the basement is that I know the perfect way to run to avoid all contact, so basically it's super easy yet every time I get to the part (played it on normal and going through survivor and grounded right now) I do not look forward to it in any way. It's just the atmosphere of the place that is so freaky and the screeching of the infected gives me chills. So yeah I know perfectly what to do but it's the worst part for me.

      the second part is a part that I have seen nobody mention but the part where you are running with Sarah in your arms after leaving Tommy behind is so horrible. You can't sprint and you hear the infected right behind you plus the light shows them being super close to you too. That's another part that I know I'm not gonna die on but it just freaks me the hell out.

      I have yet to get to David in survivor and grounded but I can imagine it being horrible without having the listen mode, the whole winter part is a part that I'm not looking forward to actually.

        Loading editor
    • just completed TLOU: Remastered....I can whole heartedly say, to me, the scariest scene is when Joel finds Ellie in surgery, its not traditionally "scary" by any means, its more that i find it unsettling to play through when the doctor warns Joel to back off. I always seem to find myself simply staring at the medical staff as they stand before Joel, terrified, and knowing that i have to kill the surgeon who is essentially trying to save whats left of humanity. Then couple that with the nurse's reaction to the killing, screaming at Joel, saying that hes a monster, its just tough to watch and realise that put in his position i would do the same.

        Loading editor
    • 86.171, have you tried shooting that surgeon in the foot or something? Incapacitate him? Can you even do that?

        Loading editor
    • Hmm... So far for me? Runner!Sam jumping Ellie and Henry's subsequent breakdown.

        Loading editor
    • I think the first time, which was days ago, that I jumped while playing this game......was during the final area in the game where you're at the hospital, and a Firefly comes out of nowhere and starts ripping loose his assault-rifle.  On Grounded mode, that is.  I mean, damn.

      People scare me.  The infected are scary, too, especially those damn stalkers.....but people are scarier.  Think about that.

      Speaking of stalkers, have any of you guys ever noticed that they glow in the dark when you shine your light on them?  If you turn off the light, their luminescence fades out.  Given the right setting and circumstance, that trait can be quite creepy in its own right.

        Loading editor
    • 86.171.74.52 Just finished the game.I made a decision that i think mirrored Joel's at the beginning of the mission, I was getting to Ellie no matter what and was going to mow down anything. I had enough ammo and upgrades to feel kind of powerful, and so felt pretty powerful.

      Smashed into the Surgery saw Ellie and shot every living thing in there except Ellie. Whatever their motivations, they were seconds away from killing the only pure and beautiful thing in this absolutely destroyed world. Didn't feel sorry at all.

      After the fact justification for the massacre. A world that reboots with the purity of an immune ELLIE is far better than vaccinating a Human Race that had essentially lost its Humanity. if Ellie dies, i don't see how Humanity survives, those brutal dehumanised beasts would just kill each other even after vaccination.

        Loading editor
    • Even though I didn't kill all of the fireflies, I think that being so determined is the best way to play TLoU or any game really because you can feel like you are that character, you are on this mission yourself, you are in this world and you are determined to risk anything for the one/s you care about the most!

        Loading editor
    • omg I played the basement level on grounded and I was crouched and moving than a bloater pops out like 'hey sexy' and I say ' oh no i gotta- oh my jaw was ripped off oh well...'

        Loading editor
    • Realizing how much QUIETER Ellie had gotten after her gameplay segment.  The PTSD she was suffering from was downright palable, and it really just broke my heart. 

        Loading editor
    • 72.25.89.87 wrote:
      Realizing how much QUIETER Ellie had gotten after her gameplay segment.  The PTSD she was suffering from was downright palable, and it really just broke my heart. 

      Oh yeah, that.  I was wondering why she was so quiet towards me in that part; I thought she was shunning Joel because she was on to how Joel began to have paternal feelings towards her.  After all, she's quite recognized for having a BS detector. lol Fortunately, though, she comes back to life in that giraffe moment.

      But aside from that, who wouldn't feel traumatized after encountering a bunch of cannibal pedophiles, not to mention a penultimate confrontation requiring hiding and counter-sneaking an aforementioned guy who also happens to be bordering on insanity?........wait, actually, being as Ellie's 14, David's "attraction" to her would be ephebophilia, but I'm not going into that debate, so let's just conclude that David's a creepy guy.

        Loading editor
    • Hamsterlampglade wrote:
      Actually 75.233 a bow is a good alternative for a gun in a Zombie Apocalypse as they

      A. Are easy to use

      B. Arrows can be made

      C. Silent as to not alert any other critters around

      D. You can retrieve the arrows afterward


      A) You clearly haven't shot a bow before (Spoiler alert they arent easy to use)

      B) They will be really shit and not aerodynamic making it harder to use the bow.

      C) They do make noise but very little and you can hit a wall or something to distract a zombie because let's face it how likely is it you will get a perfect headshot at long range and have the arrow even get through the scull.

      D) True but sometimes they can break or dull.

        Loading editor
    • Dave55811 wrote:
      72.25.89.87 wrote:
      Realizing how much QUIETER Ellie had gotten after her gameplay segment.  The PTSD she was suffering from was downright palable, and it really just broke my heart. 

      Oh yeah, that.  I was wondering why she was so quiet towards me in that part; I thought she was shunning Joel because she was on to how Joel began to have paternal feelings towards her.  After all, she's quite recognized for having a BS detector. lol Fortunately, though, she comes back to life in that giraffe moment.

      But aside from that, who wouldn't feel traumatized after encountering a bunch of cannibal pedophiles, not to mention a penultimate confrontation requiring hiding and counter-sneaking an aforementioned guy who also happens to be bordering on insanity?........wait, actually, being as Ellie's 14, David's "attraction" to her would be ephebophilia, but I'm not going into that debate, so let's just conclude that David's a creepy guy.

      No your thinking of hebophilia. Which ranges from ages 11-14. Ehebophillia ranges from 15-19....just saying.

        Loading editor
    • The most scariest moment in The Last Of Us, is when Joel and Sam are separated from Henry and Ellie. I would say when you confront David, but to be honest, Nolan North is not scary. Clickers and Stalkers are scary.

        Loading editor
    • There's a few moments I thought were pretty scary, so here goes. The hotel basement is maybe by far the most scary, I'd say. Running around in total darkness, and getting attacked by clickers and runners, while trying to get the generator running, argh! I've beaten the game 3 times now, but the basement gets me every time.The dorm room is also pretty scary, mostly again because of the complete darkness, the clickers and the bloater at the end. However I always manage to just sneak past it and open the door anyway though. Lastly, when Ellie has to fight David at the end of the winter chapter. First, because of the way David is creeping around, especially after you stab him the first time, which makes it more difficult to locate him when in listen mode. The scary part however, is the aftermath in the spring chapter. Ellie is awfully quite, and you can really see how traumatized she is, after the encounter with David and the cannibals. Poor Ellie. 

        Loading editor
    • Lightbuster30 wrote:
      Dave55811 wrote:
      72.25.89.87 wrote:
      Realizing how much QUIETER Ellie had gotten after her gameplay segment.  The PTSD she was suffering from was downright palable, and it really just broke my heart. 
      Oh yeah, that.  I was wondering why she was so quiet towards me in that part; I thought she was shunning Joel because she was on to how Joel began to have paternal feelings towards her.  After all, she's quite recognized for having a BS detector. lol Fortunately, though, she comes back to life in that giraffe moment.

      But aside from that, who wouldn't feel traumatized after encountering a bunch of cannibal pedophiles, not to mention a penultimate confrontation requiring hiding and counter-sneaking an aforementioned guy who also happens to be bordering on insanity?........wait, actually, being as Ellie's 14, David's "attraction" to her would be ephebophilia, but I'm not going into that debate, so let's just conclude that David's a creepy guy.

      No your thinking of hebophilia. Which ranges from ages 11-14. Ehebophillia ranges from 15-19....just saying.

      Oh I remember that word.  Someone defined "hebephilia" as a love towards Jews.....actually, that was from Encyclopaedia Dramatica. xD

      Either way, David's creepy.  When facing him on Grounded mode, it can be pretty intense, particularly in the third phase when he can run and hide.  Just imagine yourself in that situation in real-life; you'd never hear him come up from behind and shank you.  Considering the experience, I'd say David's death scream is proper, because it makes me laugh; it's a high-pitched scream that barely comes out before his face gets chopped into pieces.

        Loading editor
    • Definetely hotel basement

      Dashing around the corner into a bloater almost gave me a heart attack

      I also hated downtown my first play and college dorms but i never had a problem with the sewers

        Loading editor
    • Hotesement basement part that is scary and fleeing from davids crew when suddenly david chokes ellie out that made me jump lol xD

        Loading editor
    • My scariest oment is the hotel basement. Not because of the stalkers but because of the bloater. I had wasted 2 olotoves and 3 rifle rounds on it. I thought it a dead, so I run away to get the card and I literally run right into the bloater hiding in a corner I died instantly.

      ^^Oh no not because the bloater ripped my face off....I just happened to have one last molotov equipped and in my panic I threw it and because I was so close to the thing I too was engulfed by the flames.

        Loading editor
    • Frankly TLoU isn't that scary of a game. I'd go for David's last encounter with Ellie, maybe.

        Loading editor
    • @Anon,

      You know the scariest moment I ever had in a game ever? I was playing the original Doom when an an Imp jumped me out of a side corridor. The combination of its hiss and the screen flashing red to indicate taking damage made me jump a good foot out of my chair!

        Loading editor
    • for me it was in the college basement when i tried to open the door and bloater came after me and i was in survivor difficulty

        Loading editor
    • Who remembers the part when you're hanging upside trying to protect Ellie and your hanging self from the waves of infectious???? 

      That was one of the scariest, coolest and most intense gaming experiences EVER. 

        Loading editor
    • So in terms of scripted moments, definitley the David boss fight, it made me feel incredibly vunerable and scared; the game did an extremely good job of placing me in Ellie's shoes.

      However, my game glitched up in the Hotel Basement section. After you turn on the generator, the other infected and the bloater usually come in from the doorway to the right. In this attempt, however, I chose to start running to the keycard door as soon as I turned it on, not sticking around for the infected to show up. I turn the corner into the hallway and THE BLOATER IS RIGHT THERE WAITING FOR ME I'M LIKE WHAT and it rips my head off. Terrifying 

        Loading editor
    • Harkon Romney
      Harkon Romney removed this reply because:
      Spam
      01:03, January 4, 2015
      This reply has been removed
    • I'm not going to be original about this. The scariest part for me was the hotel basement. When I started that generator and heard insane screams of the infected, I panicked and ran for my life, barely escaped the bloater in a narrow corridor and almost got heart attack when door didnt open immediately, only after using keycard, knowing they are behind my back. Though there were some other creepy parts. Abandonned building in the begining with a clicker and many runners surrounded. I died like 20 times there cause didnt get used to the game and never played consoles before (exept Sega when I was a kid). Playing as Ellie in the winter part was scary as hell as well. I felt myself defenseless and helpless, weak little girl and was struggling for my life as hard as I could. In the sewers, when you are separated and trying to get out with Sam and there are bunch of infected, chaotically running around, I felt fear too.

      And, of course, crucial moment when I was frightened was in the fireflies lab. I feared so much that I could not get in time to save Ellie, so when I get into the surgery I killed the whole 3 medics within a second, without any second thoughts, I was so excited..

      I appologies for my english skills, I'm not native speaker.

        Loading editor
    • Oh, i forgot to add something to my previous last post. (SPOILERS ALERT)

      The all 'Left Behind' dlc scenes in the abandonned mall when you are trying to get Joel some meds were horrible. I nearly pissed myself sneaking behind those stalkers and clickers, especially when you need to start the damn generator (once again..) and in the search for fuel.

      The last runaway from the infected with Riley was pretty intense too. I almost felt panic trying to save my life, and when i went into the wrong direction and get caught it was not pleasant experience at all.

        Loading editor
    • Bill's town in the burning diner, I could barely fucking breath .-.

        Loading editor
    • I've only been jump scared twice in my life and they were both this game, first was the David/Ellie fight, I was throwing bottles at him so he would get stunned and I'd shank him like a boss, third time I didn't see him and when I got Machete'd in the gut a dinted the roof with my controller (legit). In Ish's sewers I opened a door to get loot and three fucking clickers are just standing on the other side.

        Loading editor
    • I've only been jump scared twice in my life and they were both this game, first was the David/Ellie fight, I was throwing bottles at him so he would get stunned and I'd shank him like a boss, third time I didn't see him and when I got Machete'd in the gut a dinted the roof with my controller (legit). In Ish's sewers I opened a door to get loot and three fucking clickers are just standing on the other side, fell off my chair and brought the whole Playstation with me

        Loading editor
    • The part in bills town where the door is shaking and you can decide to go in for a collectable and supplies. When you come in the room an infected runs straight out of the restroom

      If you don't know about what I'm talking about its near the booby traps that are unavoidable and must be destroyed.

        Loading editor
    • 1. is definatley the elevator basement scene, every time I replay the game I dread having to play through that part, it's so dark and creepy.....

      2. Playing as Ellie fighting against David and the other cannibals, I always found fighting people with Joel was fun because I felt powerful, but with Ellie I felt so vulnerable. Playing as Ellie was the most realistic experience I've had in a game, I'm the same age as her and it made me wonder if I could actually survive in a situation like this.

      3. Has to be in downtown Boston right at the beggining of the game, when I first played the last of us I didn't know what was going on and these big, dark infected-filled building really terrified me. Now I know what happens and playing through this bit is quick and fun.

        Loading editor
    • Hamsterlampglade wrote: Actually 75.233 a bow is a good alternative for a gun in a Zombie Apocalypse as they

      A. Are easy to use

      B. Arrows can be made

      C. Silent as to not alert any other critters around

      D. You can retrieve the arrows afterward

      A. you must not have much experience with bows or firearms, a rifle is significantly easier to aim than a bow. sights and a relatively straight trajectory > no sights with and arc+being affected by wind

      B. unless you find a bunch of dowels your homemade arrows will not shoot anything close to straight

      C. again, this leads me to believe you do not have experience with bows. the TWANG when you release the string is quite loud on any bow good at killing anything human sized. no where near as loud as a gunshot, but still loud enough to alert everybody in the immediate area.

      D.arrows can break and bend,and don't forget the possibility that you might not be able to retrieve them due to having to leave/whoever you shot it into running away/ missing

      BONUS POINT. arrows are not anywhere close to being as deadly as a bullet. arrows can be stopped by thick and dense clothing or just something hard whereas bullets will likely not be stopped by anything short of kevlar for pistols or armor plates for rifles. arrows also struggle to break trough bone, bullets have little trouble breaking through even the thickest of skulls. perhaps the most important reason a bullet is better than an arrow is that an arrow kills mainly through causing blood loss and a bullet kills with both blood loss and by making a smoothie out of any organ it passes through.

        Loading editor
    • The basement at the hotel, bloater and creepy runners.

        Loading editor
    • I don't see why everyone felt vulnerable while playing as Ellie during winter. I personally felt fine with it. I had the Switchblade, Bow, Hunting Rifle, and 9mm. Later, when I only had the Switchblade and the Revolver, I still felt fine because I had stealth. Ellie was no means a weak or vulnerable girl. I'll admit that the fight against David had me worried, because at the beginning of the third part I couldn't hear him and was waiting for him to stab me in the back. I hated watching Ellie die like that. Machete biting deep into her shoulder/neck, blood splattering her face. Then when Ellie killed him, mashing his face with his own machete, I was scared. Watching a girl of similar age to me totally killing this guy. I thought her time during the game would've let her hunter's instinct know that one blow would've been enough. Watching her hack his face until Joel arrives scared me. Apart from that, the basement was scary. I remember arriving to see the spores and I'm like 'infected'. But I couldn't see any. Slowly creeping around, waiting for an enemy that wasn't there. Up until I tried the door and all the stalkers came at me. Another personally scary moment was when Joel, Ellie and Tess are in the room filled with Clickers. Still now to the game and didn't know what to do.

        Loading editor
    • Any time that you forgot to watch your 'six' and someone (or something) jumped on your back. I hate that flashing magenta square with a rare passion!

        Loading editor
    • THe part that freak me out was when david was on top of ellie

        Loading editor
    • Fireburn12
      Fireburn12 removed this reply because:
      Pointless
      05:28, January 4, 2015
      This reply has been removed
    • The basement really got to me cause i played the hardest level shit got out of me

        Loading editor
    • 147.69.160.193 wrote:
      I don't see why everyone felt vulnerable while playing as Ellie during winter. I personally felt fine with it. I had the Switchblade, Bow, Hunting Rifle, and 9mm. Later, when I only had the Switchblade and the Revolver, I still felt fine because I had stealth. Ellie was no means a weak or vulnerable girl.

      There's times when I felt like Ellie was better at killing than Joel was.  During that one part early on when she's with David and combating the Infected, if David pushed away an Infected (leaving them staggering), then I could rush up to them and shank them in the eye.  I managed to get a bunch of these types of kills in; I could never do this with Joel.  Admittedly, though, when playing on the highest difficulty setting, you had to be careful because enemies that were next to you, while you were getting these kills in, could still sneak one in and kill you instantly.

        Loading editor
    • King of Skyrim wrote:
      50.81.42.26 wrote:
      1. Hotel Basement. Darkness + Tight Spaces + Bloater + Stalkers = Terrifying.

      2. Inside the mall w/ Tess and Ellie, where you first fight clickers.

      3. Ish and the other survivor's hideout in the sewers. Especially the part w/ all the stalkers.

      4. Ellie's battle with David. That was a tense fight.

      Nearly crapped myself on #1

      Scared as hell on #2 for some reason

      1. 3 creeped me the hell out

      and #4 made me want to kill that bastard

      Is it weird that at #4 I kept going insane?

        Loading editor
    • Jim Logan wrote:
      What scared me most would probably be the winter level where Ellie was running from David.

      That is the funny one :)

        Loading editor
    • The hotel basement is yet the most unpleasant part. I have played for several times, but this part gives me the creeps. The most unpleasant, when that horde of rats is running towards you in all that cloud of fungus. That scrathing sound of hundreds squeaks, damn. Stalker in the door frame freaked me once, but since that time, I was trying really hard to f*ck that guy up first. Sometimes it worked, sometime it didn't.

      The scene in the burning restaurant was quite tense. You probably remember that moment, when David crouches and tracks you down. By this very day, that moment makes me sweat, cause he disappears so fast, but so far I was sucessful :) 

        Loading editor
    • Here the ranking of your scariest Moments:

      Most scary to less scary counted on your postings in here till now:

      31 postings to the Hotel Basement

      19 postings to Ellie vs. David

      7 postings to the Sewer and the toppled Goldstone Building

      5 postings to the Uni Dorm with the bloater

      3 postings to the Tunnel at the Busstation, the Hospital and that Joel would have died

      And 2 to the Subway Station in the toppled Building


      Some funny thing: Since I've read that threat, I'm mostly scared in the Hotel Basement, as I wasen'd before. That makes them 32 postings with mine.

        Loading editor
    • G.I JOE 95 wrote:
      King of Skyrim wrote:
      The hotel basement after you fall off the elevator, I really hate dark places and that flashlight barely helped......
      I sh*t myself on that part. Especially the Bloater that was there -.-

      I changed it from normal to easy, because it doesnt show up from easy. (trying to play through on all diffiultys)

        Loading editor
    • The hotel basement and the sewers, hated those levels.

        Loading editor
    • the winter part where david try to rape ellie thats creepy 

        Loading editor
    • Pure horror-movie type fear?  Not original here... hotel basement.  I made my brother get me past it my first time through (just last month!)... as he did for lots of parts where I sucked.  Later I read somewhere that you can get outta there without fighting anyone, and that's the way to go -- you get your key card first, get all your exploring done, and if you're like me and get turned around real easy direction-wise, you practice running the route a few times, because if you're not perfect you're dead!  And even though I don't fight them it's still the most heart-pounding scary part in the game, hands down.

      But scary in a different way was Joel's injury.  They did a really good job of making you feel like you're dying when you play that part, and then to cut to winter like that and all of a sudden you're Ellie... and you know they don't hesitate to kill off characters -- heck, they killed off the first playable right away!   Playing with my brother the first time, he just sat there totally silent (he was very into not spoiling anything for me) while I bitched about how I didn't want to play Ellie and f*** this game if they kill Joel I don't even wanna finish it blah blah blah.  It took me ages to kill that poor deer because I was so pissed off.  I didn't relax until Ellie asked for medicine.  WHEW!!!!  Then I could enjoy playing Ellie.  So yeah...having my head messed with and thinking the game is "ruined" was even scarier than the play-horror.

        Loading editor
    • The hotel basement! I was fucking scared when the runner ran past the door! It took me a while to do and when I had to do the generator I knew I was fucked. But when I saw the bloater I had fun!

        Loading editor
    • Yeah, I agree with the people saying the hotel basement. Mostly because there's the lurkers down there and then that stupid bloater once your get the power running.

        Loading editor
    • It's the completely water-filled dark rooms that get me. It's really easy to get lost and end up drowinging. Then there's emerging from the water into spore-filled rooms. None of these things are nice.

        Loading editor
    • I didn't really find the Hotel Basement or fight with David scary at all, for me it was in Winter when you had to run through the snow storm and would run into the Cannibals and the fences. I felt so vulnerable and, being the same age as Ellie, so scared that I actually lost my breath irl. I kept backtracking from the fences and rounding corners only to find myself face-to-face with the Cannibals, and then I'd have no where to go.

        Loading editor
    • You lost your breath? lol. That's a little too extreme.

      I gotta say, I don't think the winter level was scary, it was just annoying to me. It's my least favorite level.

        Loading editor
    • When Joel almost died...

        Loading editor
    • Great question. There are so many scary moments and atmospheres in TLOU. I'd say the hotel basement in Pittsburgh was the scariest moment for me. After a few play-throughs it's still scary, and that is a major part of the appeal of the game for me. Can't wait for a sequel and more scary atmospheres/settings.

        Loading editor
    • The hotel basement obviously is tops but the collapsed office building downtown creeps me out. After reading the soldier commander's log and how like 10 or more of them were attacked and scattered and couldn't hold out how the hell could Joel and Tess with just a pistol each hold their own? The atmosphere with the abandoned city and dark cold rain in the middle of the night is gaming bliss nothing I have ever experienced before. I love this game.

        Loading editor
    • 147.69.160.193 wrote:
      I don't see why everyone felt vulnerable while playing as Ellie during winter. I personally felt fine with it. I had the Switchblade, Bow, Hunting Rifle, and 9mm. Later, when I only had the Switchblade and the Revolver, I still felt fine because I had stealth. Ellie was no means a weak or vulnerable girl. I'll admit that the fight against David had me worried, because at the beginning of the third part I couldn't hear him and was waiting for him to stab me in the back. I hated watching Ellie die like that. Machete biting deep into her shoulder/neck, blood splattering her face. Then when Ellie killed him, mashing his face with his own machete, I was scared. Watching a girl of similar age to me totally killing this guy. I thought her time during the game would've let her hunter's instinct know that one blow would've been enough. Watching her hack his face until Joel arrives scared me. Apart from that, the basement was scary. I remember arriving to see the spores and I'm like 'infected'. But I couldn't see any. Slowly creeping around, waiting for an enemy that wasn't there. Up until I tried the door and all the stalkers came at me. Another personally scary moment was when Joel, Ellie and Tess are in the room filled with Clickers. Still now to the game and didn't know what to do.

      Ellie couldn't heal as fast, craft as fast, stealth kill as fast, run as fast, use melee weapons other than her switch blade, craft shivs, didn't have as much ammo capacity for her guns, save herself from a clicker grab with a shiv or her switch blade, didn't have as much health, had less weapons, couldn't fight with fists, couldn't upgrade her weapons, etc. when compared to Joel.

      That's why we including me felt vulnerable as her. 

        Loading editor
    • Bart Mick wrote:
      147.69.160.193 wrote:
      I don't see why everyone felt vulnerable while playing as Ellie during winter. I personally felt fine with it. I had the Switchblade, Bow, Hunting Rifle, and 9mm. Later, when I only had the Switchblade and the Revolver, I still felt fine because I had stealth. Ellie was no means a weak or vulnerable girl. I'll admit that the fight against David had me worried, because at the beginning of the third part I couldn't hear him and was waiting for him to stab me in the back. I hated watching Ellie die like that. Machete biting deep into her shoulder/neck, blood splattering her face. Then when Ellie killed him, mashing his face with his own machete, I was scared. Watching a girl of similar age to me totally killing this guy. I thought her time during the game would've let her hunter's instinct know that one blow would've been enough. Watching her hack his face until Joel arrives scared me. Apart from that, the basement was scary. I remember arriving to see the spores and I'm like 'infected'. But I couldn't see any. Slowly creeping around, waiting for an enemy that wasn't there. Up until I tried the door and all the stalkers came at me. Another personally scary moment was when Joel, Ellie and Tess are in the room filled with Clickers. Still now to the game and didn't know what to do.
      Ellie couldn't heal as fast, craft as fast, stealth kill as fast, run as fast, use melee weapons other than her switch blade, craft shivs, didn't have as much ammo capacity for her guns, save herself from a clicker grab with a shiv or her switch blade, didn't have as much health, had less weapons, couldn't fight with fists, couldn't upgrade her weapons, etc. when compared to Joel.

      That's why we including me felt vulnerable as her.    The part where you escape from David's cage is the biggest pain in the ass in the whole game. You have to run the whole way because trying to fight any of those hunters is just garbage unless it's a stab and keep running until you make it to the restaurant.  It really angers me to have to play that section.


        Loading editor
    • Bart Mick sorry I quoted you but it got messed up. Here is my reply again:   The part where you escape from David's cage is the biggest pain in the ass in the whole game. You have to run the whole way because trying to fight any of those hunters is just garbage unless it's a stab and keep running until you make it to the restaurant.  It really angers me to have to play that section.

        Loading editor
    • Robohazard wrote:
      Bart Mick wrote:
      147.69.160.193 wrote:
      I don't see why everyone felt vulnerable while playing as Ellie during winter. I personally felt fine with it. I had the Switchblade, Bow, Hunting Rifle, and 9mm. Later, when I only had the Switchblade and the Revolver, I still felt fine because I had stealth. Ellie was no means a weak or vulnerable girl. I'll admit that the fight against David had me worried, because at the beginning of the third part I couldn't hear him and was waiting for him to stab me in the back. I hated watching Ellie die like that. Machete biting deep into her shoulder/neck, blood splattering her face. Then when Ellie killed him, mashing his face with his own machete, I was scared. Watching a girl of similar age to me totally killing this guy. I thought her time during the game would've let her hunter's instinct know that one blow would've been enough. Watching her hack his face until Joel arrives scared me. Apart from that, the basement was scary. I remember arriving to see the spores and I'm like 'infected'. But I couldn't see any. Slowly creeping around, waiting for an enemy that wasn't there. Up until I tried the door and all the stalkers came at me. Another personally scary moment was when Joel, Ellie and Tess are in the room filled with Clickers. Still now to the game and didn't know what to do.
      Ellie couldn't heal as fast, craft as fast, stealth kill as fast, run as fast, use melee weapons other than her switch blade, craft shivs, didn't have as much ammo capacity for her guns, save herself from a clicker grab with a shiv or her switch blade, didn't have as much health, had less weapons, couldn't fight with fists, couldn't upgrade her weapons, etc. when compared to Joel.

      That's why we including me felt vulnerable as her.    The part where you escape from David's cage is the biggest pain in the ass in the whole game. You have to run the whole way because trying to fight any of those hunters is just garbage unless it's a stab and keep running until you make it to the restaurant.  It really angers me to have to play that section.


      Um you accidentally wrote your reply into my quote. 

        Loading editor
    • Bart Mick wrote:
      Robohazard wrote:
      Bart Mick wrote:
      147.69.160.193 wrote:
      I don't see why everyone felt vulnerable while playing as Ellie during winter. I personally felt fine with it. I had the Switchblade, Bow, Hunting Rifle, and 9mm. Later, when I only had the Switchblade and the Revolver, I still felt fine because I had stealth. Ellie was no means a weak or vulnerable girl. I'll admit that the fight against David had me worried, because at the beginning of the third part I couldn't hear him and was waiting for him to stab me in the back. I hated watching Ellie die like that. Machete biting deep into her shoulder/neck, blood splattering her face. Then when Ellie killed him, mashing his face with his own machete, I was scared. Watching a girl of similar age to me totally killing this guy. I thought her time during the game would've let her hunter's instinct know that one blow would've been enough. Watching her hack his face until Joel arrives scared me. Apart from that, the basement was scary. I remember arriving to see the spores and I'm like 'infected'. But I couldn't see any. Slowly creeping around, waiting for an enemy that wasn't there. Up until I tried the door and all the stalkers came at me. Another personally scary moment was when Joel, Ellie and Tess are in the room filled with Clickers. Still now to the game and didn't know what to do.
      Ellie couldn't heal as fast, craft as fast, stealth kill as fast, run as fast, use melee weapons other than her switch blade, craft shivs, didn't have as much ammo capacity for her guns, save herself from a clicker grab with a shiv or her switch blade, didn't have as much health, had less weapons, couldn't fight with fists, couldn't upgrade her weapons, etc. when compared to Joel.

      That's why we including me felt vulnerable as her.    The part where you escape from David's cage is the biggest pain in the ass in the whole game. You have to run the whole way because trying to fight any of those hunters is just garbage unless it's a stab and keep running until you make it to the restaurant.  It really angers me to have to play that section.


      Um you accidentally wrote your reply into my quote. 

      Nevermind. 

        Loading editor
    • Robohazard wrote:
      Bart Mick sorry I quoted you but it got messed up. Here is my reply again:   The part where you escape from David's cage is the biggest pain in the ass in the whole game. You have to run the whole way because trying to fight any of those hunters is just garbage unless it's a stab and keep running until you make it to the restaurant.  It really angers me to have to play that section.

      Yeah it was a pretty big pain in the ass not having your backpack with all your weapons and only being able to use your switchblade against David. I wish I could've nail bombed or molotoved his ass. I was able to kill the cannibals though. 

        Loading editor
    • Probably the Bloater in the basement of the Hotel with the power generator. I screamed at the top of my lungs when the damn thing came up behind me after I had just finished priming the generator.

      Ripped my face apart.

        Loading editor
    • Robohazard
      Robohazard removed this reply because:
      My comment was off topic.
      07:18, August 28, 2016
      This reply has been removed
    • Definitely the basement in Pittsburg. My first playthrough is on hard and when all the infected start coming,I use my hearing and though they were only clickers so I wanna kill all of them then I see the Bloater and start screaming: "That not a clicker,that not a FUCKING clicker!" I run the hell out of there. Definitely the most scariest part of the game.

        Loading editor
    • The most scariest moment was fighting David. My gf knew i was fighting david whenever i screamed "WHY THE FUCK DONT YOU DIE WHEN I STAB YOU??? OHHH WHAT?? HOW THE FUCK DID YOU SEE ME?? WHAT??" Belive it or not i was scared

        Loading editor
    • Cliche answer, but the hotel basement and the stalker room from the sewers, especially on grounded mode. There's actually a neat trick where you can farm the brick and bottle throwables by the exit door, then try to open it and trigger the appearance of the first wave of stalkers. In this case, the first 4 stalkers only come at you in one direction and you can take care of them without being damaged. But when you pull the generator, that's the scary part. I made a run for it since I didn't have a lot of ammo, and despite setting up a nail bomb, one leaped out at me. I had some trouble in the sewers to. On lower diificulties it's not so bad, but everything is scarier on grounded. You can really appreciate the stalkers as freaking creepy monsters who look and sound like the Grudge Lady and who try to eat you. It's especially bad if they know you're there and you try to make a run for it and they leap out at you. There's also super hard to sneak up on, even the sleeping ones in the sewers. Save your ammo.

        Loading editor
    • Hands down hotel basement on Grounded. Die after the generator whole thing restarts died after opening door, start after door with bloater long gone 😆

        Loading editor
    • I have to say "hotel basement" too.

      The very first time I played TLoU, I did it on Hard and that part freaked me out. Dark, water, silence and music... The first time I got there, I used Listen Mode to search for enemies and, when I saw none, I just thought they were going to spawn anytime soon. So, I moved very quietly, activating LM every now and then, hoping to catch them.

      In the end, I just started the damn generator... only to be grabbed from behind by some arshole Hunter. But, honestly, I expected that, so didn't get scared at all. Then, I killed all the others, camping next to the generator so they couldn't get me from behind or overwhelm me. When everyone was long gone, I started the generator again, knowing that someone else would have came, so I camped there, thinking I could do the same thing. But I was wrong, because out of nowhere, popped out the Bloater, who totally whoop my ass while I was cornered there!

      The second time, I searched everywhere to find the keycard first (with a lonely Runner who came into me only to be shotgunned at point blank), then I started the generator again, already knowing which way to go to run the hell out of there.

      What I did not know was that the fucking Bloater was waiting for me just behind the corner... He scared the living shit out of me, that was the only moment in the whole game I shouted out loud and paused to avoid a damn heart attack.Luckily, he didn't catch me (I was an inch from him, VERY close) and I succeded to get to the door and escape.

      But I'll remember that moment forever, that's why I have to say "hotel basement" indeed.

        Loading editor
    • The scariest moments would be the Hotel Basement and the part of the Sewers with Stalkers and Clickers. Stalkers are the reason for both moments.

      The confrontation with David was pretty unnerving too.

        Loading editor
    • For me 1. Hotel basement 2. Sewers with the stalkers and 2 clickers. 3. The tunnel at the end with 3 bloaters and all those runners and clickers. 4. The whole time playing as Ellie and dealing with infected.

        Loading editor
    • By FAR the scariest part was the fungus-infected runners and clickers. I can't even look at pictures of those horrid things.

      In-game, it was when I realized, to my horror, "OMG, they're going to kill Ellie and there's nothing Joel can do about it!"

      I thought that's just how the game ended: fucked up, like the end of Night of the Living Dead (original version). 

      See, a reeeeally good zombie story makes you leave the theater and drive home in silence. It fills you with despair. It makes you not want to go to work the next day, and just go get drunk alone.

      Gaylen ross dawn of the dead

      Gaylen Ross in Dawn of the Dead

      The original end of the (original) Dawn of the Dead was like that, too. They weren't supposed to fly away in the helicopter. The black guy on tne roof was supposed to shoot himself in the head, not change his mind, shoot one of the dead instead, and get in the chopper with the girl.

      Originally, the girl was supposed to be the last one alive. As the dead converged on the guy's body and others approached her, she would have stood up and let the blades smash into her head. Her headless body would fall to the side and roll off the roof.

      During the credits, the chopper was supposed to continue running in idle, then run out of gas before the screen went dark—indicating that even if they had flown off the mall roof, they would have crash-landed in the parking lot in a sea of dead people.

      THAT wouls have been a good ending! Romero knew that, which is why he wrote it that way.
      509px-DawnHead

      They were filling the head of the dummy of her with fake blood when Romero changed his mind.

      But he chickened out while they were preparing to film that final scene. At that time, Night was the only film in a series that would be acclaimed as horror masterpieces. The dozen ripoffs after Night all flopped. Romero wasn't even sure people wanted to see a sequel.

      So to avoid hateful reviews, he changed it to a hopeful ending. But the original ending would have been consistent with the tone of Night.

      A good zombie movie fills you with despair—though that's probably not true of games because of all the work you went through to get to the end.

      Ellie being killed and watching Joel endure it (again) would have had that efect on me. And until I saw him rescue her, it did.

        Loading editor
    • The fight with David for sure especially on Grounded mode.

        Loading editor
    • All scenes that had to do with Ellie, basically.

      Why?

      The basement scene wasn't scary as it could have been because of how it played out for me. I was wandering around all la-di-da in the basement, went to turn on the generator just trusting no surprise would happen. Then, clickers scream. Oh my god - WHAT WAS THAT? I turn around, and right there my jaw is torn off. WHAT EVEN, GAME? Second play. Now I know what's happening, I do it again, I off-a-whim follow the yellow wire through the basement and then go straight, find my hall, find the door, get the hell out of there. Okay, that was cool and scary, but not absolutely horrible. Now, I can easily play through it. The University with the bloater, I found a little creepy, but not bad. The tunnel was actually just annoying to me but not particularly scary mostly because I went in blindly and magically didn't alert anything. The rest of the scenes mentioned that can be easily scary, like the subway station, I can breeze through now. But there's only three segments in the game that get me each. and every. single. time.

      Although not a mother I've always had extremely strong maternal instincts, and I've always been very empathic. I am very sensitive to others' emotions. Even as a very young child I've been able to put myself in the shoes of others and understand them. With those two things put together, and coming to quickly and easily love Ellie, it was terrifying to see her in any trouble. The only reason I even bought the game was because I saw a father and a daughter on the cover (Joel, and Ellie whom I believed was the daughter). I had no knowledge of anything else in the game (you can imagine my surprise when I heard a nasty scream walking into the city and Ellie asked, "Uhm. What was THAT?". Right with ya, Ellie).

      The first two segments are the segments I break Winter up into. The part where you're playing with Ellie through to being abducted and attempting your escape, and then the part where you're trapped in the restaurant with David. First, this is a girl I've already come to recognize as a daughter-like figure. I wanted Joel and her to renunite. I was looking forward the entire time to them reuniting and him just finally recognizing her as somebody he loves. I was also horrified at the thought that David could catch Ellie, and traumatize her. Just the potential that she could be scarred by this encounter scared me. I don't think I breathed at all during the scene. At the time I never even realized there were plates on the ground you could step on and alert him to with noise because I had been so focused on staying hidden from him and keeping Ellie safe. I was so used to playing the game as Joel - as Joel I run right up to enemies and beat them. I don't even use guns. I'm a melee fighter in games, it's much more enjoyable. It was more dangerous to do that as Ellie and not nearly as productive. The only advantage she had against Joel was the small knife that never broke on clickers. David was a predator, he had real power to hurt Ellie, and I was intent on keeping her safe - so intent that despite being so scared, she didn't die once on the entire playthrough of Winter. I knew when she hacked David beyond recognition with his machete though, she was indeed, traumatized, and I watched it with pain. Couldn't even be happy he was dead because I saw the struggle on her face. Then Joel came in, hugged her, tried to comfort her, but you can tell right there and from the after-scenes he couldn't reach her. She had to find her own comfort (the giraffes).

      The last scene that gets me even though I know how to play right through it is the hospital scene. I barge in there to save Ellie, a doctor confronts me, and I think, "Just move out of the way. You know I'm going to shoot you. That girl doesn't deserve this.". He doesn't. Fuck it, I kill him anyway, and while the others were optional I kill them too because they were just about to do a shitty thing because of this "noble" idea that they'd "save humanity" (Humanity was tested by this disease. People took shitty paths. They deserved to face the consequences of that path - the doctors had no right to choose to sacrifice Ellie for what wouldn't have actually been for the greater good, and she didn't even know she had to die for it). I pick her up, I run out, the soldiers are after me. I know I can get away, but I'm still scared because she's right there, and they COULD catch me and take her away.

      It also didn't help later on I was then blessed with a niece who also turns out to be called Ellie :).

      The one that *bothered* me the most though was the last scene because I had never been certain as others were as to what "Okay.", meant. I just wanted both Joel and Ellie to be happy for once, and to have somebody. That bothered me for days.

      Clearly I really felt for this game. Probably sounds silly, but there you go :)

        Loading editor
    • A FANDOM user
        Loading editor
Give Kudos to this message
You've given this message Kudos!
See who gave Kudos to this message

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.