Spooky Video Games To Play This Halloween

Just a disclaimer, don't click on the titles if you don't want to see the trailers and the scariness of them!  Otherwise, I don't mention any details that would be scary to see/read.  Thanks for reading!


1. Until Dawn

I love Until Dawn!  My brother made me play it and I was terrified the whole time.  There are so many twists and turns in the game, and the whole point of the game is that you can have multiple endings.  If you like Rami Malek/ Mr. Robot, he's in the game and hilarious!  If you choose to only play one game off this list, play this one.  

2. Amnesia

My roommate and I have been working our way through Amnesia for 2 years now.  I almost threw her computer at one point while playing because I was so scared!  This game gets progressively scary but has a very interesting story.  You have amnesia and have to find out where you are and why you woke up in such a "fun" place.

3. The Last of Us

The Last of Us is such a good game!  I would put this on any game list, not just horror.  The whole game is amazing.  It has comedy, drama, and horror all in one.  While it is another zombie game, it is nothing like the other zombie games on the market.  The pollutant is caused by spores in the air, so the zombies turn into fungus-like creatures.  Like the Walking Dead show and game, to me, the people you find along the way are scarier than the zombies.

4. Outlast

I haven't played outlast yet, but I've heard that it's a great game.  The entire game takes place in an asylum and is a survival horror game with a lot of jump scares.  According to Wikipedia, you play a freelance investigative journalist who decides to investigate the hospital where the game takes place.

5. Gone Home

I played Gone Home last year, and if you're scared of the gory, terrifying games, this is the game you should play.  The trailer makes it seem as though the game isn't scary.  However, the game does have creepy elements.  I mean, you are home alone at night and everyone in your house is missing, how terrifying would that be?

6. Any Resident Evil Game

I've played 5 & 4 and they were both really fun.  I haven't ever beaten a Resident Evil game, woops.  Resident Evil 4 was scary for me and I didn't even get to zombies before I threw my remote at my friend...don't play horror games with me ><    Resident Evil 5 didn't scare me as much because I played it during the day, but it was a very difficult game and started out difficult.  So I got frustrated and gave up.  Yet, I would still recommend these games because the stories are good and if you like first person shooters, the gameplay is really fun.


7. Silent Hill Games

I'm not going to lie, I didn't finish watching the trailer because these games freak me out too much.  I have also never played one.  I did watch a gameplay of P/T, the teaser released of the now cancelled game with Norman Reedus, and screamed a lot.  I added this to the list because brave people who are also insane think playing these games is fun or something.


8. Fallout Games

I love Fallout!  It takes me a while to get used to the gameplay every time, but I loved the story of Fallout 4.  While Fallout isn't necessarily always heart-racing scary, it can be really creepy.  It also terrified me when I was younger so maybe it scares other people more than my desensitized mind. 

9. Alien Isolation

I haven't played this game yet but my brother has told me all about it and I've watched him play it.  The game itself is not always scary, but with the PS4, the controller can pick up your movements and noises.  Therefore, if you make too much noise in some parts of the game, you are found by the Alien or other antagonists.  This same technology is used in Until Dawn and it really helps you fear the game more -- I stopped breathing in certain parts otherwise I died.

10. The Evil Within

I haven't played this game either yet but I think it was a pretty popular release with the PS4.  The Japanese title was also Psycho Break and the game is made by the creator of Resident Evil, so I think that's pretty telling.  According to Wikipedia, the plot "centers on protagonist Sebastian Castellanos as he is pulled through a distorted world full of nightmarish locations and horrid creatures."  Fun.

11. We Happy Few

This is a PC game my roommate recommended this game, and now I want to play it.  Here's the synopsis from Wikipedia: "The game takes place in the fictional English city of Wellington Wells, a dystopian retrofuturistic-fashioned society formed following an alternate timeline of events within World War II, which is now on the verge of collapse in the mid 1960s. The residents of the city, seeking to forget an unspeakable horror they committed, began taking a hallucinogenic drug called "Joy" that makes them happy, but also leaves them easily controlled and lacking morality and understanding of the long-term consequences of their actions."

12. I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream

Another recommendation from my friend who said not to be fooled by the crappy 90s graphics, this game is hard and scary.  The story is based on a short story by Harlan Ellison.  Again, Wikipedia's description, "The game's story is set in a world where an evil computer named AM has destroyed all of humanity except for five people, whom he has been keeping alive and torturing for the past 109 years."

13. The Walking Dead

Last but not least, The Walking Dead.  Watch the show because it's amazing, but also play this game.  It's like getting to join the show, just as a convict who befriends a little girl and meets others along the way.  I still haven't finished but watching the trailer made me want to play again.  Also, take it from me, if you have to make a decision, actually choose.  Otherwise, everybody dies and the game won't let you continue.  Yeah, I did that.  My bad.


Let me know what you think of these games and if you have any recommendations of what I should play (scary or not)!

<3/ Rachel

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