Game Modifications are a wonderful thing. They help expand the longevity of games, and give gamers some original content to toy around with. However, sometimes these modifications go horribly awry – not like they meant to, but some of them end up being downright horrifying. In the spirit of Halloween, we thought it might be a good idea to compile some of these accidental Frankensteins for you, because we don’t want you to sleep at night for some reason (you should play Five Night’s At Freddy’s after this article, it’s really relaxing.)
Without further ado, here’s the 5 game mods that were unintentionally horrifying:
#5: Macho Man Randy Savage Terrorizes Skyrim
It goes without saying that adding that adding retired WWF (WWE) legend Macho Man Randy Savage to a game shouldn’t make it terrifying. The Slim Jim snappin’ wrestler was a popular figure with fans worldwide, and his colorful personality made him fun to watch on television. However, nothing could prepare us for what would happen if somebody replaced the dragons of Skyrim with Randy Savage. The way the theme music just subtly creeps in, the way the Randy Dragon’s neck just seems to bend, everything combines for a traumatic experience that would fill the pants of the most stoic amongst us. We would rather fight a hundred normal Skyrim dragons than face off against one single Randy Savage dragon.
#4: Simple Minecraft Creeper Mod Goes Wrong; Haunts Dreams Forever
Minecraft is no stranger to user-made modifications, and plenty of horror-based modifications already exist for the recently-acquired property. However, one game modification which wasn’t intended to be scary in any way ended up outdoing them all, and we’re not ashamed to say we may have fallen out of a chair when we first heard this mod. When one man set out on a quest to make the Minecraft creepers sound like the character Lemon Grab from Adventure Time, he unknowingly created a noise that would make even Herobrine think twice about ever stepping foot outside in the dark again.
#3: Giraffe Theft Auto
For plenty of gamers who plied their trade in Grand Theft Auto 4, Niko Bellic just wasn’t much of a relatable character. Thankfully, someone thought of a great idea – why not replace him with a giraffe, which is clearly a more relatable character for the average person. The video above demonstrates exactly why giraffes are kept in cages – because let loose, their murderous killing streak and godlike strength ascends into something far, far more horrifying. The way the giraffe’s neck stiffly defies physics, coupled with the fact that gamers are, you know, playing as a giraffe as they murder and steal cars, make this mod eerily unsettling to watch. Consider our trip to the zoo cancelled.
#2: Trololol in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
Eduard Khil’s 1976 rendition of an old song saw a viral resurgence in 2010, where it become known as the ‘Trololol’ meme for its ridiculous sound and video without context. Though the singer may no longer be with us, that one song is still played as an internet joke to this day. One game modder decided to replace one of the enemy NPC sounds in S.T.A.L.K.E.R. with the jovial music, which sounds like a simple change on the surface. However, anyone who watches the video from start to finish can tell you that when the players hear the monster’s music coming, unsure of its direction and amidst the darkness, pants are sure to be filled. As the music gets louder and louder, we don’t blame the YouTuber for running the opposite direction – the last thing someone ever hears shouldn’t be the Trololol song.
#1: Thomas The Tank Engine
This is it. When bad people die, they go into this game modification and are forced to live it out forever. The second Skyrim modification on our list takes a classic and nostalgic childhood symbol, the lovable Thomas The Tank Engine, and makes the toot-tooting educational symbol a horrifying, fire-breathing murderer. It’s not this blatant attack on our childhood memories that makes it horrifying, it’s the steadfast unblinking eyes and unwavering smile that make Thomas The Tank Engine one of the most horrifying things we’ve ever seen. As he toot-toots his way into your nightmares, gamers can be sure Thomas has no remorse. There are no tears. There are only trains.
Between those 5 modifications lies the inspiration to every Tim Burton film. From the lands of Skyrim to Liberty City in Grand Theft Auto, there’s a variety of things like giraffes and retired wrestlers ready to pull off the ol’ jump-scare. While there’s thousands of horror-themed game modifications out there which can achieve the same effect, it’s a special feat when a mod achieves the ability to be so creepy unintentionally. From us here at Game Rant, we wish you a Happy Halloween!
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