Horror games have been played by everyone, but urban legends related to video games make many gamers shudder. So, how many legends do you know on today’s list?
Lavender Town in Pokemon
Lavender Town or “Lavender Town” is a household name in the list of urban legends about video games. Inspired by a real location in the Pokemon Red and Blue games, the lavender town is rumored to be a graveyard where hundreds of dead Pokemon are buried, creating a mysterious atmosphere in the place.
There are many rumored stories about “Lavender Town” such as pokemon ghosts stalking the player, or the player being unable to escape the Pokemon cemetery, but the most popular story is the haunting soundtrack composed. by composer Junichi Masuda.
According to the once-famous creepypasta, there were more than 200 young Japanese gamers who sought to end their lives in 1996 due to listening to the background music of the lavender town. Others who are lucky to survive have symptoms such as anger for no reason, nosebleeds or headaches, and long-term insomnia.
And of course that’s just a bogus legend, based on the story of a gamer who died of heart disease while experiencing the Berzerk shooter game in 1982. But it’s true when listening to the music. The background of the lavender town is not comfortable at all.
Ben Drowned in The Legend of Zelda
For gamers who love creepypasta stories, it is no stranger to the story of Ben Drowned and the legendary Legend of Zelda game. It is said that Ben is a die hard fan of the Legend of Zelda game, has a loving family, but he is addicted to games and is a spoiled child.
But in reality, Ben is abused by his parents every day, and he turns to the game as a way to comfort himself. Then in one, Ben’s father made the boy sink under the lake. Although the boy’s parents were later investigated, people soon forgot about Ben’s story.
Until one day, someone found the Legend of Zelda tape that Ben used to play and was haunted by Ben’s ghost, leading to horrifying experiences. Of course, this story is just a man-made urban legend, not real. But in 2012, the story of Ben Drowned and the Legend of Zelda game was really the obsession of gamers at that time.
Bigfoot Monster in San Andreas
Bigfoot or Bigfoot in GTA is a testament to the sentence when “legends come true”. Bigfoot is the most famous mythical creature in North American culture, first seen in 1884 as a large, hairy man. Although there are many photos of Bigfoot in real life, no one has ever encountered this creature.
And in the GTA game too, Bigfoot is a legend that gamers in GTA: San Andreas passed on to each other, but no one really witnessed this creature in the game. A game-wide Bigfoot hunt opens, but when someone presents evidence of Bigfoot’s presence in GTA, most of that evidence is mood or edited.
After a long time of searching without results, in GTA V, Rockstar decided to realize this creature, even allowing gamers to transform into them. But in return, gamers also have to meet a series of wacky requirements to see this creature, the legend must have the price of the legend.
Hell Valley in Super Mario
“Hell Valley” or “Hell Valley Sky Trees” is the story around the game Super Mario Galaxy 2. Not as scary as the legends mentioned above, “Hell Valley” is simply a story about human shadows. black with bright eyes you can see when looking up at the top of a mountain in Super Mario Galaxy 2.
Basically, those shadows just watched the player from afar and didn’t attack or harm them. There are many theories, such as the black shadows the player sees are the Kodama or tree spirits in Japanese culture, or maybe a creature called the Skinwalker was born from the hell of California.
A gamer checked the game’s file and found an image file of the creature, which proves it’s not a legend, but in fact, Nintendo still doesn’t have any explanation for the specific origin. body of this organism. So many people still think that the dark creature in the valley of hell is an urban legend or an error file of the game.
Pokemon Mew under the truck
“Mew Under the Truck” is another urban legend that appeared in the 1996 game Pokemon Red and Blue. It is basically the story of how you can find the rare pokemon Mew under a vehicle. pickup in the city of Vermillion.
The reason for this rumor stems from the fact that the pickup truck appeared on a secret cliff, where players can only “surf” to get there. It’s strange to put a car in such a place, so gamers have guessed, that truck must contain some valuable secret or reward, and the most supported guess is below. There’s a Mew in the car.
Because of that thought, many gamers tried to find ways to get to the car, even hack the game, but Nintendo remained silent. So the rumor about “there is a Mew residing under the truck” became an immortal legend, the pokemon gaming community even called on each other to find a way to rescue Mew from under the car.
But then in 2022, Nintendo itself announced that the uncle “Mew” under the truck in Vermillion City had died of “natural” causes, meaning that the “legend” about it would end here. Many gamers have expressed regret and surprise at this announcement, some even expressed grief because they did not find a way to the truck to rescue Mew, and hope this 25-year-old legend has can rest.
The Sonic.exe file is cursed
Sonic.exe is one of the earliest immortal creepypastas, about a teenager who encounters a series of unusual psychic events while playing a video game ported from the computer game Sonic the Hedgehog. And of course, this is just a fictional story woven by the JC-the-Hyena account, not real.
The story started from a photoshop screenshot of the character Sonic the hedgehog with black bleeding eyes, and so the idea for the story of the haunted Sonic video game tape was born. After being posted on the creepypasta wiki, the legend went viral. A user named MY5TCrimson even uploaded a game file called Sonic.exe to GameJolt to make the lore look more real.
Not only that, many gamers also decided to download, play and record videos, including PewDiePie. So from a non-true story, Sonic.exe has been realized by gamers because of the scary and hotness it brings. But after being realized, this legend is less scary because everyone knows it is fake.
Herobrine in Minecraft
Minecraft is a simple and creative game, the world in the game is also randomly generated, so when rumors about creepypasta Herobrine appeared in Minecraft, most gamers believed that creepypasta really existed. in.
Many gamers have confirmed on the game forum that they have indeed discovered strange buildings appearing on the map. Some people even saw the owner of those buildings as an NPC with white eyes and called it Herobrine.
Many theories about Herobrine have been born since then, such as a BUG of the game, the ghost of the deceased relative of the game founder, or maybe a hacker. But despite the fact that Herobrine made the game more popular, the team behind Minecraft did not show any interest, or follow this legend.
And then just after the next few updates, Herobrine completely disappeared from Minecraft. To this day, no one knows where Herobrine went, or what its origin or purpose is, this legend simply disappeared from the game.
Number station in Fallout
Number stations were radio stations that used short frequencies to transmit information during the war. In Fallout 3, the number station is a place that you can visit, but besides that, it is also a location related to the famous urban legend in the game.
The reason this lore is so popular is because it has the ability to predict the future, with some people claiming that the information they received in Fallout 3 completely coincides with cold truths that will be in the future.
Of course, creepypasta are just fictional stories woven to scare the mentally weak. But, the coincidences in this creepypasta still make many people feel this is a true story.
By now, the story of the number station in Fallout 3 has almost been forgotten. But when browsing the game forums, there is still a small number of gamers sitting hard to decipher the morse of the number station transmitter, do you think the next translated information will be true?
Grand Theft Auto’s Rat Man
In the GTA games, GTA IV is considered the best game, because it has an attractive storyline and the world is built in detail for players to explore, including the story of creatures. scary name “Ratman”.
Basically, “Ratman” is said to be an NPC with a half-human, half-mouse shape, aggressive and can run at extremely fast speeds. Many players say that if they encounter Ratman, it will brutally attack the player, and the last words they hear are their name.
As can be seen, this legend is based on the story of a half-human, half-rat creature, living huddled in sewers in the United States, believed to be the product of human experiments. But whether in real life or in the game, it’s still just a rumor, because no one has actually seen Ratman in GTA IV.
The only proof of Ratman’s existence is an extremely blurry screenshot taken by an unknown person that went viral in the 2010s. So to this day, Ratman remains a mysterious and unknown urban legend. solution in GTA IV.
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