It’s almost time for Halloween and all the spooky fun that comes with it! If you’re looking for a way to get in the Halloween mood, stay inside and play some scary video games! There are plenty of scary games that are sure to give you a few jump scares, keep you up at night and get your heart racing. Feeling brave? Dim the lights, put on some headphones and get ready to be scared with these 10 Halloween Games.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Get ready to scream with delight this Halloween season as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre takes you and your friends on a scary adventure.
Released on August 18th this year, this game cranks up the fun factor with a 3v4 showdown. You and your friends can choose to be terrified victims, or be Leatherface and his demented family members.
To kill or to be killed. Pick your poison.
So why play this game?
A wild ride where victims search for tools to unlock escape routes while avoiding the killers.
Crafting a weapon to take down the enigmatic Grandpa.
Killers gather blood to satisfy Grandpa's cravings and doing everything to keep victims from escaping.
Every killer has unique advantages and strategies that helps enhance the gameplay.
Customize characters to have unique abilities and stats through experience.
Grab your gaming crew and jump into the chaos – Texas Chainsaw Massacre is available on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation! It's time to turn your Halloween into a scream-fest like never before!
Dead Space Remake (2023)
Is gore and sci-fi your thing? If so, this one's for you! A remake of Motive Studio's classic survival horror, this single-player shooter surpasses the 2008 original.
In the year 2508, you play as Isaac Clarke, a former systems engineer. The story revolves around Isaac and his team's mission to repair the mining spaceship USG Ishimura, which vanished after encountering a mysterious planet. The ship is now ran by zombie-alien like creatures called "necromorphs," which can only be killed by cutting off its limbs.
Ready to abolish the monsters?
Here are some features of the game:
- New and improved graphics with amazing visuals, while staying true to the original.
- Enhanced gameplay with harder combats but makes it more satisfying to win.
- Expanded story content of the original.
If you're a fan of survival horror games, this is a definite must-play. Available on multiple platforms including PS5, Xbox Series X and S, and PC via Steam, Epic Games Store, and the EA app.
Resident Evil 4 (Remake)
2023 sure is the year of remakes. Capcom brings Resident Evil 4 (RE4) Remake. Yet another one better than the original released 18 years ago, and probably the best game in the series.
This classic follows Leon S. Kennedy on his attempt to rescue the president's daughter who was kidnapped by a creepy cult in rural Europe. Much like the original RE4, Leon uncovers a disturbing secret involving dangerous parasites alongside religious believers. How creepy is that?
Time to save the president's daughter from a creepy cult!
What's in it for you?
You don't have to play the previous games to enjoy this masterpiece!
New control features where Leon can simultaneously aim and shoot while moving.
Modernized graphics, creepy sound effects that brings you to the edge of your seats.
Modern feeling, faster and more aggressive than the original.
If you want a Halloween gaming experience filled with intense monster scares and gruesome revenge, RE4 Remake is your game! You can play it on various platforms including PS4, PS5, PC, and Xbox Series X and S.
Doki Doki Literature Club Plus
This is the definition of don't judge a book by its cover. At first glance it may look like a cute, wholesome anime dating visual novel gameplay with lots of readings. But it's not all sunshine and rainbows with this one.
A single-player game developed by Team Salvato, this psychological horror game takes you back to high school with four girls named Monika, Sayori, Yuri and Natsuki. You play as a faceless teenager who was convinced to join the "literature club" by your childhood friend Sayori, which takes a disturbing turn.
Who will you pick?
Are you in? Here's what makes it fun:
Interactive novel gameplay, with mini-games and shocking, twisted scenarios.
Gorgeous anime visuals, from cute to creepy. This game can swing both ways!
Fun, yet creepy sound effects and music that changes with the plot.
Plot twists! You never know what's next. The less you know, the better.
Unlike the initial 2017 release, this expanded version includes trigger warnings for the shocking scenarios and graphic content. Do you like disturbing plot twists? This one's for you! You can play it on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation and Xbox.
Dead by Daylight
Alright, let's run it back to a multi-player game. After all, scary games are better with friends! Released in 2016, Dead by Daylight is a 4v1 asymmetrical survival horror game where one player is the Killer and the other four are the Survivors.
Think as if you're playing hide and seek with your friends, but through a video game where the Killer hunts down the Survivors to be sacrificed to the Entity. On the other hand, the Survivors need to repair generators within the game and escape the map for survival.
Here's what makes it extra fun with friends:
Multiple options for Killers and Survivors. Each with their own unique abilities and perks.
Sound effects and voice chat! Use these to scare or distract the killers while you plan your next move with the other Survivors.
Sounds like fun, right? If you're a fan of these kinds of games, and want to have a good time with your friends this Halloween, this is the game for you.
Stay out of the House
Did anyone say retro slasher? Puppet Combo's got you with their 2022 slasher game, Stay out of the House, where the player is trapped inside the house of a sadistic cannibal killer. If you're into Texas Chainsaw Massacre, this is another one you'll enjoy.
There is no Game Over, it just keeps getting harder... unless you escape.
Escape room format allows you to explore the creepy home of a cannibal and find items as you search for the exit.
No "Game Over." Yes, the ultimate goal is to escape by any means. But when you're caught by the killer, the game isn't over but you're recaptured and the house becomes harder to navigate.
Retro aesthetics with various filters and an FOV slider to adjust your perspective. The VHS filter can be turned off if it's not the vibe you're going for.
This game is a must-play if you're a fan of slasher. For $15 this game is a treat available on Xbox one, Xbox Series, PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch.
Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach
Five Nights at Freddy's (FNAF), who doesn't know this game? Of course we'd have to include this one! This indie game series by Scott Cawthon was first released in 2014 and have since earned major success, followed by multiple sequels including its 10th game, FNAF: Security Breach.
The game follows Gregory, a young boy trapped in Fazbear's Mega Pizza Plex. He seeks help from Freddy Fazbear to escape while avoiding unfriendly animatronics.
Take a trip down memory lane and discover new features!
What makes this one just as fun as the others?
References and nods to previous games, which FNAF fans will definitely enjoy.
Gameplay differs from other games. Allows free exploration, running, hiding and using the Faz-Watch for maps, messages, cameras and objectives.
Downside is this game has a few bugs and glitches, and the scares aren't as good compared to its previous titles. But all that aside, FNAF: Security Breach is still a fun survival horror game, with solid voice acting, and well-crafted environments and characters. Available on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X and Nintendo Switch.
Luigi's Mansion 3
We're turning it down a notch with the creepy, gory, not kid-friendly stuff. After all, Halloween is for kids, right? So, let's talk about Luigi's Mansion 3! Another masterpiece released in 2019, this game follows Luigi in an action-adventure puzzler where you travel across a haunted hotel to rescue your friends.
Save your friends, and get some help from gooey Luigi.
Unlike the previous games we've listed, this is a game for the whole family to enjoy!
There are always new things to do in the game, you almost never get to do the same thing twice for a while.
Gorgeous visuals, from lighting to effects, various environments to explore and of course the classic Mario and Luigi cartoony animations.
Hotel floors have unique and challenging boss ghost fights you have to beat to unlock the elevator to the next story. Plus, a variety of spooky locations with lots of hidden items.
New character named Gooigi, a deployable clone of Luigi who is unlocked at the end of the first official set of objectives. He can slip through areas like pipes, solve puzzles and serve as a decoy.
Enjoy spooky season and play this super fun, charming game with your whole family! Although only available on the Nintendo Switch, we think it's a definitely must-play for Halloween.
Little Nightmares: Complete Edition
Here's another one for the kiddos! This kid-friendly indie game series is a fun game of hide and seek, that both kids and adults can dive into this Halloween.
In this game, you play as a little girl named Six, who must escape from the Maw in dark, nightmare-like areas with only a flickering lighter in hand. But once you've escaped Maw, you can explore its secrets.
Explore the dark and escape the Maw.
Here are some of the game's fun features:
All DLC from the original games are included.
Diverse gameplay with its amazing environments designs and eerie vibes.
Clever, creepy, and weird, but it somehow keeps you wanting to play more.
A little game of hide and seek to enjoy with your kids and the whole family.
Do you want to enter Six's world and explore not-so-creepy dark places? Check out this game, available to play on PC, Mobile, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One.
Last but not the least, Hello Neighbor. This is a stealth horror game about sneaking into your neighbor's house and finding out what he's hiding in his basement. Oh, and did we mention you basically play against an AI that learns from your actions? Creepy and cool, yet still kid friendly.
In this game your mission is to infiltrate your neighbor's house, decipher puzzles, and unearth a hidden mystery in his basement. The twist? You must outsmart your sharp and agile neighbor, cleverly evading him by hiding and making strategic retreats as needed.
What is he hiding in his basement?
Why play this game of sneaking into your neighbor's house?
Creative problem-solving wheres players can interact with the environment.
Story structure lets players figure out what happened while still using their theories.
Players learn a lesson through the gameplay. Sequences reveal more of the Neighbor's backstory, and touches into how grief and trauma affect people throughout their lives.
This game is available on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S and X, Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5.