#5. Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly
This 2003 Japanese survival horror video game developed and originally published by Tecmo. It is the second installment in the Fatal Frame series, and is widely considered to be among the scariest video games ever created. Crimson Butterfly was originally released in 2003 for the PlayStation 2 and for the PlayStation 3 in 2013, and a “Director’s Cut” version for the Xbox in 2004 included some additional features. A remake of the game, titled Project Zero 2: Wii Edition, was released for the Wii in 2012.
During the Amakura twins’ visit to their favorite childhood playspot in the Minakami region, Mayu, who walks with a limp after a childhood accident, follows a mysterious red butterfly deep into the woods. Mio, concerned for her older sister, follows, and they soon discover a village at night. While it seems abandoned, the twins soon realize that the village contains the tortured souls of the dead, forever reliving the events that trapped them in this state.