1. Kithicor Forest
Every EQ veteran can tell you the horror we all felt hugging the very edge of this zone as we ran between Rivervale and West Commonlands. Few people were brave enough to traverse Kithicor at night. Even during the way I wouldn’t dare look into the zone for fear I would see something terrifying running toward me. No zone in any MMORPG has ever come close to being this scary.
2. Estate of Unrest
“Never a child to rock and hold, all that she loves has grown dead and cold.” Maybe this belongs at number one. The ambient knocking, creaking, and the voices… THE VOICES! … “Pop goes the weasel.” EverQuest 2′s Unrest was legitimately freaky. Amazing ambiance for a zone. Thinking about it makes me want to /logout and go play something like Free Realms.
The creepiness factor is high throughout all of The Secret World, but Kingsmouth still gives me the willies. Everything from the mystery of it all to Solomon Bridge makes me want to play with the lights on.
4. Nektropos Castle
I guess the EverQuest franchise scares me more than I realized. Nektropos Castle is home to a lot of just… oddly disturbing things. From Billy the burlap sack doll thing to the ghost dogs, there’s no shortage of freaky monsters coming at you from all directions. Getting lost in Nektropos Castle might be the scariest thing of all.
5. The Abandoned Town of Raven Hill
I really don’t know why, but something about Raven Hill has always creeped me out. Usually when WoW tries to be scary it comes off cute and fun, but thinking about this town full of dead people fighting their relatives who come back to life makes me want to avoid the area altogether.