10 Halloween Video Games to Keep the Spooky Mood
October’s scariest holiday is almost here, and people have started preparing for it. Some have already dressed up in their best spooky costumes. Others have decorated their houses with pumpkins, tombstones, spiders, and rats to make them look more like ghost towns and abandoned.
And as Halloween is all about having a scary but fun time, people also prefer playing the best Halloween video games with their family and close ones. Here are the top 10 Halloween games that would be spine-chilling and help you enjoy your holiday.
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Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Visage is the only psychological horror video game with a first-person perspective on this list, and it was developed and published by SadSquare Studio. The plot of the game sets in the 1980s, and the central character Anderson finds himself trapped in a large house with a bloody and somber past. Players explore the house and try to discover what happened to the previous inhabitants.
The video game is divided into several chapters, and the main focus is on the individual characters. On Halloween, this would be a great companion.
Platforms: PS4, Switch, Xbox 1, PC
The following Halloween video game is Amnesia. Amnesia is one of the best horror adventure games from a first-person’s perspective. The main character in this video game is Daniel, an amnesic person who remembers nothing about himself and his life. In the Brennenburg CAstle, in Prussian woods, Daniel explores different parts of it, tries to solve puzzles, collect various items and notes, and does his best to avoid enemies. In the end, Daniel explores diary entries from his diary, which eventually help him regain consciousness and find his true self and events that happened in his past.
Platforms: Xbox 1, Xbox 360, Mac,PC, PS3, PS4, Switch
Alan Wake is an action-mystery game developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by Microsoft Studies. The story starts with a thriller novelist Alan Wake, who tries to reveal the unexpected disappearance of his wife when they were on vacation. In his latest book, which he does not even remember writing, all the events and characters suddenly come to reality. Here is when the story divides into a war between dark and light which has one of the essential roles in this action-live story. The game “Alan Wake” is a television series with six episodes. The two crucial episodes in this mysterious story are titled “The signal” and “The Writer.”
The story is inspired by Stephen King’s and David Lynch’s works, and the game got positive reviews from critics. The video game has visuals and sounds, a spooky atmosphere, and excellent pacing, all in one with a great mixture.
Platforms: PlayStation 3 through 5, Xbox 360 through Series X, and PC.
Alien: Isolation is a single-player survival and horror action-adventure video game developed by Creative Assembly.
The game’s plot starts with Amanda Ripley, who tries to search for explanations and answers for her mother’s, Ellen Ripley, disappearance.
During her investigation, she appears in Sevastopol station, where she faces a dangerous and deadly Alien that killed the inhabitants of the Sevastopol station. After fifteen years, Amanda enters a fatal battle for survival to unravel the circumstances of her mother’s disappearance.
Alex Dale from Xbox Magazine finds this game a “unique stealth-horror thriller that combines great pacing and smart design with razor-sharp AI that’s unpredictable in all the right ways.” One of the negative points he mentions is the harshest punishments for even small failures. He gave 9/10 to this game.
Little Nightmares 2
Platforms: PS 4, Switch, Xbox one, Pc
Another best horror video game that would be a fantastic company for your Halloween holiday is Little nightmare 2. This game is a mixture of the best horror and adventure games developed by Tarsier Studios and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. This second part is the exact continuation of the first one, in which a player plays as Mono. The person should explore the work and periodically encounter situations where they get blocked or puzzled, and the player should solve all of them.
Compared with the first part of the game, in this one, the player has an opportunity to get help. Mona can grab some items, break objects and fight back against smaller enemies. Moreover, the player can call out to Sic and hold their hand to stay together as it is essential to work together and solve the puzzle to defeat foes.
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, PlayStation, Xbox 1.
Soma is a survival horror video game played from a first-person perspective. The player encounters several various machines which have digital human consciousness. Soma is an ambitious work of science fiction that grapples with the fundamental questions of consciousness identity and the relationship between the mind and the body. Soma is one of the terrifying video games that take place at the bottom of a deep oceanic trench, known as PATHOS-2. The story’s ambiguity makes the player doubt everything and everyone around them.
Platforms: PC (Steam and GOG), PS4, Xbox 1, Nintendo Switch
Metamorphosis is an adventure game played from a first-person perspective. The homonyms novel by Franz Kafka inspires the elements of the story. After a long night of partying and drinking in his friend’s house, the player, Gregor, discovers that an abnormal transformation has happened. Gregor was turned into a tiny bug. Moreover, Gregor’s friend, Joseph, was arrested for unknown reasons. So, Gregor has to solve some puzzles, understand the mystery behind his transformation and regain his human form. Using his bug body and climbing vertical surfaces, he should study the bug society and find out what truly happened.
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox 1, Xbox Series X/S
Chernobylite is a survival horror video game based on one of humankind’s greatest catastrophes in Ukraine, Chernobyl. The plot sets after 30 years of the catastrophe. The player, put in the shoes of Igor, a Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant physicist, returns to the disaster zone in search of his wife Tatiana. To find her wife and uncover the conspiracy behind her disappearance, Igor recruits allies in Zone with resident Stalker, Canadian mercenary Oliver, etc. Chernobylite is recommended for those looking for a bit of horror mixed with different sensations. One of the essential choices for Halloween is to keep a creepy mood.
Resident Evil 3
Platforms: PlayStation, Windows, Dreamcast, Game Cube
Resident Evil 3 is a survival horror video game developed and published by Capcom; it is played from a third-person perspective. Players control a protagonist, Jill Valentine, and the supporting characters, such as Carlos Oliveira, from time to time.
The players must explore how to open the door, climb up ladders and collect items. Picking up these items can help to solve puzzles and later be used to access other previously inaccessible areas.
Furthermore, the players can pick up maps showing the player’s current position and the areas where the items are not collected yet.
The Evil Within 2
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox 1.
The Evil Within 2 is a survival horror and detective video game perfect for Halloween. It was developed by Tango Gameworks and published by Bethesda Softworks. The video game is played from a third-person perspective, and the player assumes control of Sebastia. He is a detective who should enter the world of Union to rescue his daughter, Lily.
The first game’s events pulled the detective into the stem, a machine connecting people’s minds to a nightmare reality. This was controlled by a single consciousness called the core. The Evil Within two story travels an unusual road that is worth playing during a ‘spooky Halloween.’
And that’s our list of the best Halloween video games to play during October. And, remember, don’t walk alone in the dark, don’t look behind. The scariest time of the year is here.
Happy spooky Halloween!