Halloween is going to be a scare-fest. This generation of video games saw the addition of numerous creepy horror games. The eeriness of modern horror games is characterized by being more than minor jump scares. They take you into the shoes of people stuck in inhospitable circumstances. Although they can be violent, horror video games don't have to be. The ongoing threat of someone stalking you is scary enough. To make things creepier, turn off the lights late at night; few would dare to. Are you staying in on October 31st? These are 10 horror games to play this Halloween.
10 The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan
From the creators of Until Dawn comes The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan. The beginning of the game is said to be slow, but it evolves into a chaotic nightmare from which there is no waking. The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan is an interactive drama survival game. It's possible to keep the characters alive in the game, but for most people, killing them off is the more practical option. The game is part of a series, being the first one of its kind. This 2019 horror game is the perfect choice for this Halloween's night.
9 Luigi's Mansion 3
Releasing on October 31, 2019, Luigi's Mansion 3 is Nintendo's version of horror. Sure the game might not be as scary as some of the others in this list, but it is bound to give you at least a few scares. Too often is Mario's brother Luigi neglected in Nintendo games. He usually appears as a side character and has very little dialogue. Now, he has a doppelganger named Gooigi. Luigi's Mansion 3 is the game that Luigi deserves. The two previous Luigi's Mansion games were a blast, so it won't be a surprise once this game reaches critical acclaim.
8 Layers of Fear 2
The story of Layers of Fear 2 revolves around an artist who returns to his studio. Hunting for visual clues turns into an ordeal task. As you delve deeper into Layers of Fear 2, it becomes progressively more horrifying. It's the type of game that you want to end because of how scary it is, but want to continue because of how great the storytelling is. Layers of Fear 2 is available on platforms such as PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.
7 World War Z
Taking inspiration from the movie of the same name, World War Z is a video game and one that should be played this Halloween. Den of Geek complimented World War Z saying, "World War Z isn't quite as brilliant as Left 4 Dead, but when compared to the rest of the current gaming landscape, it's an immensely satisfying and fun co-op shooter that's hard to complain about, especially if you miss this style of play." For those into third-person shooters or zombie games, World War Z is a smart choice.
6 Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Even though Amnesia: The Dark Descent initially released in 2010, almost ten years ago, it's still considered one of the scariest games of all time. Beware, you may have a different opinion of Halloween after playing this utterly terrifying game. Amnesia: The Dark Descent is not for the faint of heart, and it's not recommended for children. The atmosphere of the game is frightening from start to finish. A creepy man chases you as you try to navigate your way to safety. Play Amnesia: The Dark Descent—if you dare.
5 The Evil Within 2
The sequel to the first The Evil Within game has a more exciting story than the first. Although it would seem as if The Evil Within 2 was less of a horror game than the first, it has its story to fall back on. The Evil Within 2 is intense throughout the game, but the feelings of claustrophobia are lessened in comparison to the first. Instead, players are outside for much of the game. The voice acting improved quite a bit, which is why The Evil Within 2 is a fine sequel.
4 Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
The Resident Evil series took a different spin on its franchise with the release of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard was likely inspired by games like Layers of Fear and Outlast because of its scare mechanics and modernized horror gameplay.
In Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, players play the part of Ethan Winters, a man who is lead to an abandoned house while searching for his missing wife, Mia. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard might not be the most fun Resident Evil, but many would agree it's the scariest. Put the terror back in Halloween by playing this game.
3 Blair Witch
Based on the film of the same name, Blair Witch is a psychological survival horror video game that puts players in the shoes of a former police officer and veteran. The man, Ellis Lynch, appears to suffer from one or multiple disorders that make him question reality. Navigating through the woods proves to be an arduous task, but the story was interesting, which makes the difficulty seem not as bad. Blair Witch released at the end of August 2019, and it's available for both Xbox One and PC.
2 Until Dawn
Until Dawn is an episodic horror adventure game that was developed by Supermassive Games. In Until Dawn, players' choices affect the results of the game. Who you choose to save and who you don't will impact the game's achievements. For having an intriguing story and for containing an A-list cast of voice actors, we can appreciate the horror game Until Dawn. Actors and actresses such as Rami Malek and Hayden Panettiere make an appearance and are voice actors in the game.
1 Resident Evil 2
Sometimes it is best to stick to the classics. Resident Evil 2 is a remake of the original Resident Evil 2 released in 1998. Players can choose to play either of two different storylines, adding to the replayability of the game. Resident Evil 2 is a masterpiece, and it might be the best horror game of all time. You'll have to solve puzzles with tools and gadgets, defeat ginormous enemies, and defend yourself from hordes of zombies. Capcom knows how to make a horror game, and they proved themselves with the recent Resident Evil 2 remake.