10 of PlayStation’s scariest characters


Pyramid Head

We’ve tried not to be too obvious, but leaving Silent Hill 2’s Pyramid Head off this list is just asking to be tormented by the cock-headed avatar of your own sexual frustrations. He’s horrifically perfect for so many reasons: the iconic, Francis Bacon-style design; that squeaking scene with the mannequins; the fact that we mercifully never get to see under that rusting helm. Ol’ Metal Top is easily the best thing about Silent Hill – and maybe even survival horror in general – completely encapsulating that intoxicating dread of knowing that it’s not if you’ll fight him, but when.