08 Necromorphs Dead Space
The introduction to DeadSpace’s necromorph enemy should be taught in game design schools for how to make a player fear the unknown. From the moment you arrive on the Ishimura, you know something is wrong, but the game makes you wait, hinting at the horrors to come with shadows and blood. And when you finally see them, there’s something just human enough about necromorphs to make them properly chilling – especially when you reach the end of the game and realise the truth about the alien Marker. Thankfully, it’s jolly good fun slicing them up with Isaac Clarke’s impressive array of industrial sci-fi weapons.