21 Deeply Disturbing Indie Video Games

  • Published: 24 May 2019
  • This is an educational list about 21 Deeply Disturbing Video Games, We made this list to show case some of the darkest, emotional video game stories you may not of heard of. This top 20 should tell people about video games and their impact on society as a whole. We realize that people like WatchMojo go out of their way to make their lists irreverent and that can upset individuals. We did not do that, we put time effort and research into this magical video so if you would like to thank me, consider donating on patreon OR Checking out the awesome people who made this list possible Linked down below.

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    Night In the Woods
    Lisa: The First
    Life After us/The System M
    Cry Of Fear
    Hello? … Hell...o?
    We Happy Few
    Notes of Obsession
    The Crooked Man
    Mad father
    The Graveyard
    Layers of fear
    Little Nightmares
    Papers, Please
    Hello Neighbor
    Lone Survivor
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  • That Creepy Reading
    That Creepy Reading   8 months back

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    • John Doe
      John Doe  2 weeks back

      That Creepy Reading honestly I gave to thank you for making this vid. For mentioning oxenfree. It’s a beautiful impactful experience. Btw my ending I guess you could say was a good one. But anyways thank you

    • McKenna Wentzel
      McKenna Wentzel  2 months back

      Hi That Creepy Reading!😊👍♥️♥️ I'm glad your back, I found you just recently and I love your videos!😁 They are very informative and interesting. I will say, as you were talking about Oxenfree, I'm sure many have already commented on this, it sounded like you were actually truly upset by whatever outcome came out of the game. I'm sorry if things went wrong in your gameplay, it hurts when you invest so much time and emotion in your choices only for it to end horribly in the end.😞
      I'm very sorry that you had to go through that.😞😢 I hope you will feel better every single one of you and I hope you don't mind this, but if I may I will be praying for you. Unless you don't want me too, which is totally fine, but you will be in my thoughts.😊🌸🐇 It honestly reminds me of two experiences I had in two games I thoroughly enjoyed with very good story building. A Tale of Two Brothers, and What Remains of Edith Finch. Both games handle very tough subjects in my opinion very well.😊👍♥️🌸🐇 They are both sad in their own way but they still have a realistic hope in it's story.😁

    • Aerial Jordan
      Aerial Jordan  3 months back

      I watched the video all the way through, going to check out your night in the woods vid

    • Ruth Efantis
      Ruth Efantis  4 months back

      Those Indian horror games can be very intense but I still do enjoy them playing or watching them☬️ᕙ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)ᕗ

    • Olivia Austin
      Olivia Austin  4 months back

      You talking about Oxinfree was really heartbreaking and it sounded like you wanted to break down and cry.

  • BlueKid
    BlueKid  3 hours back

    I Just like the crooked man because the Poem/Nursery Rhyme its based off of.

    • NOISEf7
      NOISEf7  12 hours back

      Instead of talking about The Graveyard you should of talk about The Path from the same Dev and a great horror game and A LONG game

      • JuggerNuts
        JuggerNuts  16 hours back

        goddamn that woman needs a cookie

        • milleniumdaemon
          milleniumdaemon  22 hours back

          The silent Hill classic thing at 16:00 got me

          • EternalWolf Fire
            EternalWolf Fire  1 days back

            made it! and i remember most of the games. a lot made me cry and The Night in The Woods was one of my favs to play.

            • sans the punmaster
              sans the punmaster  1 days back

              I enjoy listening to stories about creepy, scary, or just unsettling games while i do stuff, and your videos fit that bill perfectly

              • Plaph.
                Plaph.  2 days back

                Backround music

                • Viola Lockhart
                  Viola Lockhart  3 days back

                  I’ve played/watched someone play Misao, found it as a flash game and it was FUN :D

                  • Nick Cosplays
                    Nick Cosplays  4 days back

                    Ayeee watched the whole video! Now I have more games to play! Thank you!

                    • Jalissa Rayne
                      Jalissa Rayne  4 days back

                      I recommend “Among the Sleep” it is a good short horror game
                      The characters and the just entire atmosphere is scary


                      But finding out at the end of the game that this entire game you just played was about the trauma of a toddler living with his alcoholic mother and the things he sees is just what is mother looks like to him and the talking bear is a coping mechanism to him

                      • Yi Chan
                        Yi Chan  6 days back

                        It's 2020 but I saw the whole video! It was really interesting! Keep going! :3

                        • Joel Brown
                          Joel Brown  6 days back

                          Ended up going through the whole video. Pretty interesting games that i've never heard of. If only i could play horror games lol. Hope you ended up finding another job!

                          • CRIMINAL NETWORK
                            CRIMINAL NETWORK  1 weeks back

                            these videos would be so good if he stopped reading so dramatically...speak calmer and less emotional and these videos would be awesome

                            • Malkie Broon
                              Malkie Broon  1 weeks back

                              @43 watch mark play it.... no thanks

                              • Let's Not
                                Let's Not  1 weeks back

                                Pandemic 1 and 2 are amazingly disturbing masterpieces

                                • Angelina Stigliano
                                  Angelina Stigliano  1 weeks back

                                  when you started talking about oxenfree it hit really hard

                                  • Tanaka Chan
                                    Tanaka Chan  1 weeks back

                                    How is papers please scary?

                                    • Sarah Cicilioni
                                      Sarah Cicilioni  1 weeks back

                                      *What's the music track at **33:29** , I really like it, also great job on the video :)*

                                      • Hobo Quillz
                                        Hobo Quillz  2 weeks back

                                        Faith should be on here

                                        • Kitalia the kitsune
                                          Kitalia the kitsune  2 weeks back

                                          Why is Red Candle's official website still up? Aren't they suppose to be defunct or something?

                                          • Madeline Monahan
                                            Madeline Monahan  2 weeks back

                                            21:05 hospitalized due to “ALL TIMERS?” You mean Alzheimer’s?

                                            • J'zohnna Kelly
                                              J'zohnna Kelly  2 weeks back

                                              I MADE IT TO THE END!!!

                                              • herbiecrush
                                                herbiecrush  2 weeks back

                                                Not gonna lie, I ended purchasing a few of this tittles on my switch by the end of the video.

                                                • Dollskill 86
                                                  Dollskill 86  2 weeks back

                                                  Please talk about the online game Pheus and Mor. It’s so sad and the music omg. The last scene when you play as the boy and you had to leave the dog in the hospital so the boy could lived. I cried so fucking much😭😖 The game is beautiful made, it’s a two players game and I really like it. Please talk about the game, it one of the saddest and hardest moment in a game I have played. You can search on the game yourself and play it online, it’s free. I would be so happy if you brought up Pheus and Mor, people should know about it. It’s a very well done game. But I warned you it is sad and you will cry if you have a heart

                                                  • Mango Blade
                                                    Mango Blade  2 weeks back

                                                    WAIT IS THAT MR CREEPYPASTA!

                                                    • Toxic Zombie Wolf
                                                      Toxic Zombie Wolf  2 weeks back

                                                      Recently started playing Little Nightmares

                                                      • Angel Marie
                                                        Angel Marie  2 weeks back

                                                        12:00am for fucks sake...WHY AM I WATCHING THIS?!

                                                        • Dizz2K7
                                                          Dizz2K7  2 weeks back

                                                          He oversold oxenfree.

                                                          • Jen Rox
                                                            Jen Rox  2 weeks back

                                                            I don't know if commenting helps you pay the bills but yeah.. sup?

                                                            • LÜG The Verified Loser

                                                              So sad the guy who made Night In The Woods killed him self

                                                              • Michael Faz
                                                                Michael Faz  2 weeks back

                                                                Made it to the end of video and keep you’re head up man keep moving forward

                                                                • Saka M0T0
                                                                  Saka M0T0  3 weeks back

                                                                  You forgot one


                                                                  • OhWolfy84
                                                                    OhWolfy84  3 weeks back

                                                                    Thanks for the video. Made it to the end. Hope things get better for you.

                                                                    • Andy Fate
                                                                      Andy Fate  3 weeks back

                                                                      I have made it through the video. There I said it.

                                                                      • cronchy
                                                                        cronchy  3 weeks back

                                                                        does anyone remember demonophobia

                                                                        • Mika Whitcroft
                                                                          Mika Whitcroft  3 weeks back

                                                                          You got this!! I just found you and I'm hooked! Stay strong and fight to find the silver lining in every situation..even when it seems non-existent.
                                                                          I love the realness and direct attention to mental health and various other stigma "no-no" topics that were touched upon. How open and genuine you are about the struggles of life and the effects it could potentially have is not only refreshing, but inspiring
                                                                          I'm so sorry you are struggling, but you are not alone.
                                                                          Sometimes everything we know MUST crumble..
                                                                          We find out the foundation that we have built everything on was not sturdy enough to handle the epicness you will become... So we start from scratch... Remove all the broken pieces and shattered glass, and start a new. Building the optimal solid foundation you create for yourself. Then start building your empire with something you didn't have before... experience.
                                                                          Never let anyone, anything or situation dim your glow. KEEP SHINING BRIGHTER! All of us who hold the light inside our hearts and passion in our soul need to shine brighter so we can not only find each other... But maybe help someone who is wandering alone in the dark find their way <3
                                                                          I believe in you!

                                                                          • RenegadeJ
                                                                            RenegadeJ  3 weeks back

                                                                            Awesome video guys! Made it the whole way through 😊

                                                                            • Derpee Shark
                                                                              Derpee Shark  3 weeks back

                                                                              I’m surprised that Limbo wasn’t on here

                                                                              • Withered Bonnie
                                                                                Withered Bonnie  3 weeks back

                                                                                “These videos are *educational*”

                                                                                ArE yOu SuRe AbOuT tHaT?

                                                                                • Sy West
                                                                                  Sy West  3 weeks back

                                                                                  I watched to the end and have a few new games I wanna play!

                                                                                  • olee h
                                                                                    olee h  3 weeks back

                                                                                    wow, tale of tales made the list. nice.
                                                                                    yeah no they're pretentious as FUCK but very nice entry.

                                                                                    • A Soap
                                                                                      A Soap  3 weeks back

                                                                                      what's deeply disturbing about this game?

                                                                                      • Theory Query
                                                                                        Theory Query  3 weeks back

                                                                                        I hope things for you have improved, sorry I don't have the funds to become a patron at this time. I liked your insight though and decided to subscribe. :)

                                                                                        • LightOfHope 2.0
                                                                                          LightOfHope 2.0  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Am i the only one that finds strange that no one ever talks about how in OFF Zacharie breaks the fourth wall? I think it's a yes :')

                                                                                          • David Frost
                                                                                            David Frost  3 weeks back

                                                                                            Well, seeing as this is an older video, I will still put this out there, meaningless comment that will fade away or not. You will pull through good sir. With loyal fans and great videos, dutiful patreons and Newly added viewers who groggily stumble upon these videos, I have faith. Who knows, mayhap you already have in a more recent video? Either way, good luck! Also, I did watch until the last second!

                                                                                            • Jeremy Carnes
                                                                                              Jeremy Carnes  3 weeks back

                                                                                              You guys get stressed out by playing video games about approving visas and talking walks. I bet ypou go into panic attacks while ordering fast food, you fucking pussies.

                                                                                              • stacy lambert
                                                                                                stacy lambert  3 weeks back

                                                                                                Great video! I actually made it to the end! I heard about a lot of games I knew already and a few interesting ones I hadn't heard of or was interested in. There's a game by the creator of Yume Nikki (i believe) called ".flow" that's a period and the word flow, that is my personal scariest indie game, yet no one really talks about it. I really like how you brought up "hello...hell...o" I remember i played that years ago when i was just starting to play rpg maker horror games♥