Five Creepy Games for Halloween
It's that time again, ghosts and ghouls abound this time of year, Halloween is here. To help celebrate the holiday, we've collected our five favorite horror games. If you're looking for a good old classic jump scare, or a more cerebral surreal horror, you'll be sure to find something that fits you in this collection of creepy games.
Waking up in an abandoned mental hospital, you remember nothing. This simple premise belays a rich and deep game, filled to the brim with creepy atmosphere and challenging logic puzzles. Few other games on mobile come close to capturing the lonliness and desparation that this game does. This game is split into 3 parts with the first two being available now and the finale coming soon.
Five Nights at Freddy's
As a night guard at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, it's your job to protect the place, but nobody told you the real danger would be from inside the building. In this homage to classic FMV horror games of the 90's you'll have to manage the store's lights, cameras, and doors at the expense of precious electricity to protect yourself from the animatronic Freddy and his friends. The constant feeling of vunerability and threat of running out of electricity along with a plethora of jump scares makes this a great game to curl up with on Halloween night.
This game is based on Swedish folklore and is a trip through the world of surrealistic horror. The creepy grainy atmosphere will make players uncomfortable and the subject matter is terrifying. This game can be a bit confusing, but sticking with it and solving the obtuse-at-times puzzles will leave players with a great experience.
Available for $3.99 on Apple App Store
The Walking Dead
This game has been on game of the year lists for two years running and with both seasons now available in their entireity on Android and iOS now is a great time to replay, catch up, or to play it for the first time. While the game concentrates on narrative following Clementine, a little girl trying to survive a zombie apocalypse, players will find plenty of grotesque and macabre scenes here.
First episode free, $4.99 for episode 2-5 or $14.99 for all.
Home is a unique tale, in which players control a man who awakens in a house with no memory of what has transpired to bring him there. As players explore and progress, their discoveries directly influence the narrative with the player character recollecting different events based on how through the player was in their explorations. This game has a killer atmosphere and is great for multiple playthroughs.
Available for $2.99 on Apple App Store