Conan O’Brien Needs Help Choosing a Spooky Game to Play for Halloween


For Halloween this year, late night talk show host and comedian Conan O’Brien is preparing a special horror-themed edition of his Clueless Gamer video game review segment. But here’s the thing–Conan’s not sure which scary game he should play. That’s where you come in.

The Team Coco website has posted a poll allowing fans to choose one of five horror games for Conan and his web guy gamer nerd assistant, Aaron Bleyaert, to play and review on Halloween. Your choices are Resident Evil, Dead Space, Amnesia, Slender and Silent Hill. (The poll does not specify which game in each of those series will be chosen.)

Since Conan’s already covered Resident Evil 6, obviously he would have to do a different game in the series this time if Resident Evil wins the vote. It actually would be pretty funny to see him rip on the horrible dialogue and struggle with the tank-like controls of the original Resident Evil. I’d also be curious to see his reaction to the first jump-out scare moment when the zombie dogs crash through the hallway window.

Amnesia is easily the scariest game on that list (if it’s referring to The Dark Descent; I have not yet started on Machine for Pigs), but I’m not sure if it would be a great fit for a comedy sketch since it’s a fairly slow-paced and cerebral kind of game. If there were an option for a write-in vote, I’d probably go with something like Outlast or one of the Condemned games. It’s not pure surivival horror, but The Last of Us would have been another great option given Conan’s freak-outs over other ultra-violent games.

What about you? Which scary game do you want to see the Clueless Gamer attempt to survive?

POLL: What Scary Video Game Should Conan Play? [Team Coco]

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