I haven't played SS2 but after the reviews here, I guess I should check it out. I do remember plenty of moments in RE1 that got my heart pumping, but I was a young teen at the time and already chock full of more hormones than I could handle. Noteable moments: That giant friggin snake busting out of the wall. The first zombie dog encounter you have in that terribly decorated hallway near the room with the shotgun and trap. The crow attack when you go to get the bazooka off of your dead buddy on the balcony. I've been playing through RE4 for the wii lately and it doesn't really have the same vibe to it's scary moments that the first 3 had. it seems the sheer number of zombies to kill desensitizes you to them after a while. although the exception to that in RE4 would be the rare chainsaw weilding zombie women. you never get used to those, and after I found out what happens if you don't keep them pinned to the floor with your shotgun, they've scared me shitless ever since. * mild spoiler * there's nothing like having an inventory full of ammo and healing goods, and having your head whacked off with one swipe of a chainsaw.