“Resident Evil 7: Biohazard” Top 6 Scariest Moments (18+)

Updated on January 4, 2019
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Poppy lives in Enoshima and likes to read novels and play video games, especially open-world RPGs.

The latest in Capcom's survival horror game series has received a lot of great feedback so far, earning 8/10 on Gamespot, 7.7/10 on IGN.com and 9/10 on Steam (as of March 2017). The newest in the Resident Evil series (or Biohazard in the Japanese version) is available on Playstation 4 and VR.

Upon completing the game a few weeks after starting it, I had my own opinions. It was quite a short game; I completed it in 13 hours but heard of others finishing it in less than 8. The storyline was good, the gameplay was great, and it was terrifying.


I like horror games but I'm a complete baby when it comes to them. Playing Silent Hill 2 in my teens, I'd often have nightmares and be reduced to tears playing it, yet always came back for more. I enjoyed playing Resident Evil: Revelations 2 so decided to get Resident Evil 7 soon after it came out.

Here's a compiled list of the top six scariest moments in the game, with videos included where possible. Obviously, this article contains spoilers.

1. Derelict House Footage

The tension builds in the first twenty minutes of the game. You get a glimpse of an older man, later turning out to be Jack Baker, but apart from that, you are yet to encounter anyone (or anything).

You find a videotape and when you watch it on the TV, you're in control of the camera man, Clancy. Two more guys named and Peter and Andre are hosts of a TV show that suggests they visit abandoned houses and discuss whether they're haunted.

Soon after exploring the kitchen, Andre suddenly disappears, and after complaining about unreliable producers, Peter goes to look for him.

This was super tense because it was the introduction to Jack Baker and the disappearing people hinted at earlier. Peter pursuades you to climb down a ladder to the basement, where you find Andre facing the wall. After that, none of the three guys are seen again.

2. Andre's Body

The first hour or so of this game is full of jumpscares. After that, you start to sort of get used to it. Therefore, most of the moments on this list are in the first half of the game.

After watching the video, you have to follow the same route as the men in the video took to find Mia. Tension builds as you enter the secret doorway, climb down the ladder and explore the basement. Since the filming of the derelict house footage, the basement has been flooded with grimy water. Bubbles erupt on the surface, making some players jump. Then out pop Andre's rotting corpse right in front of your face.

Apparently, I'm not the only one who thought this was scary. Check out the video below for other players' reactions.

3. Mia's First Spell

When you find Mia, she seems confused and dirty, but unhurt. After some confusing scenes where she insists she didn't contact you and leads you through the basement, she disappears and you chase her through the guesthouse.

After creepy rain lashing against the windows, unexplained banging sounds and then sudden silence, the tension is paramount when you open the door to the basement and just see utter darkness. Then hissing. It isn't human. I was almost crying at this point because it was so scary. It just had to make this list.

4. Mia Appears Again

After your first "battle" with Mia, she takes an axe to the neck and you think that's her gone, forever. Your goal goes from finding your missing wife to making it out of the house alive.

When you find the fuse in the downstairs cupboard and head back towards the stairs, most players stop dead in their tracks. Mia is up and walking again, staggering towards where you're about to go. She didn't die, then. Nope nope nope nope nope.

*Since it was just a moment in the game (rather than a cutscene), I was unable to find a video. If you find one, let me know in the comments section!

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5. Meeting the Family

Upon beating Mia in a battle, you're suddenly knocked out by Jack. You awaken, helpless and delirious on a chair, sitting at a table with the whole family. On the "dinner" table is a mess of insects and what looks like rotting body parts.

The family includes Marguerite, who gibbers that you're not eating your food, an old lady who just seems to stare off into space, Lucas, the son, who seems to enjoy every moment of your suffering, and Jack, who chops off Lucas' arm and thrusts a knife between your teeth (I can't imagine what it'd be like in VR). This is your first introduction to the family and what kind of twisted and horrifying situation you have found yourself in.

6. Getting the Arm

Later in the game, you are directed by Zoe, one of the more peaceful family members, to obtain some ingredients to create a serum that will potentially cure whatever sickness or curse has taken over the household. You make your way to the old house for the "arm", which you pull off some kind of doll/mannequin.

This was the creepiest part of the game for me. Upon getting the arm, you turn and crawl back towards the entrance of the small door. When you approach it, you just see two legs of a little girl. Just standing there. Waiting for me.

I admit I had to pause the game for a full ten minutes before I could continue. WHY are children so creepy?

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So there you have it - six of the scariest moments in Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. It was a really creepy game, and I enjoyed playing it. Are there any moments worth mentioning that aren't in this list? What did you think of the newest Resident Evil?

© 2017 Poppy


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      2 years ago

      The part when you were playing as Mia and had to hide from the mother as she walked out of the room in the old house...she caught me like 5 Times trying to sneak around and scared the s*** out of me every single time.

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      3 years ago from Enoshima, Japan

      Yeah that part was pretty spooky.

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      Ed Cyan 

      3 years ago

      You forgot that tape where Lucas traps someone in his puzzle room and the doll carves 'LOSER' onto his hand.

    • poppyr profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from Enoshima, Japan

      Thanks for the great comment, Luke! 90 minutes is insane, I assume they finished it first and then went back through. 90 minutes though?? Mental. Do you know if they uploaded a Let's Play?

      I saw the new RE movie at the cinema! It was pretty cool. I didn't actually want to see it but my boyfriend really wanted to watch it. It really exceeded my expectations. That's the only one I've seen, though.

      Thanks again for taking the time to comment, it means a lot :D

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      3 years ago

      Poppy, I tried playing Resident Evil games back in the day, but they proved too scary for me. I get too sucked into the game. This, was a nice overview of the scary moments though. I watched part of a video where a guy broke the record and beat the game in like 90 minutes. I think these people are called speedrunners? An interesting new approach to gaming. Did you see the new Resident Evil movie? If not, you're not missing out on much. Anyway, good hub. I'll be subbing. You have some interesting content here. Keep up the good work, amigo!

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      3 years ago from Enoshima, Japan

      Thanks, man, I appreciate it! You're right, the Molded were super scary. I think because they kept murdering me I eventually found them annoying and forgot to add them to the list haha.

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      Ivan Sokolski 

      3 years ago

      After your comment, I had to check out your article! For me personally, one of the scariest moments was when the Molded first appear. Even though it slightly broke the game's pacing, it was utterly terrifying to see these hulking monstrosities crawling out of the walls.

      I enjoy your writing style! +1 follower for you!


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