Halloween is just around the corner. It’s the time of year that many of us prepare for with spooks, scares, and wetting our beds with some of the scariest games to release to date. To help you prepare, we’ve decided to grab a few of our favorite options only to send you on your way with the games that’ll sate your needs.
So what do you say, shall we jump into our list? Lets do so.
#5: Outlast – PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One
When it comes to scary corridors, limited resources (batteries in this scenario), and free-roaming lunatics, Outlast takes the cake. In Outlast players take the role of a Miles Upshur, a freelance investigative journalist, whom just happens to come across the news of an abandoned asylum.
When finally getting into the place, Miles learns very quickly that the residence have taken over, and what was once a safe place is now his living nightmare. Why? Just ask that lunatic waiting to cave your skull in around the corner. Outlast is all about being sneaky, solving puzzles, and trying not to wet yourself while playing.
#4: Amnesia: The Dark Descent – PC
Taking place in 1839, horror found itself seeping from every edge of the enigmatic Brennenburg Castle. The protagonist Daniel finds himself exploring through the dark halls in order to find memories that he has locked away after finding the note that gives him this evidence. When going into the castle in which he once left, Daniel goes forth to kill the Baron Alexander.
His adventure will take players through the history of what had happened to him and lead him to losing all his memory. What players will learn is that Daniel was once part of an archaeological expedition to Africa where he explored a tomb named “The Tomb of Tin Hinan”. Within the tomb, he discovered an orb that was broken into pieces. Upon returning strange things began to happen, and now it’s time for him to solve the case of what’s actually going on.
Set as a first-person horror survival title, Amnesia: The Dark Descent was the first game to remove weapons as a portion of combat into a distinct rush for survival. Instead players are forced to use their surroundings to hide from enemy threats and to move stealth like from their enemies.
#3: Alien: Isolation
15 years after the disappearance of the Nostromo spacecraft, the daughter of famed Ellen Ripley has gone on the search for her mother. In her exploration of her mother, Amanda Ripley, is approached by an android under the name of Christopher Samuels, whom is employed by the Weyland-Yutani corporation. Meeting with her, Samuels indicates that the flight recorder of the Nostromo had been located by a ship named the Anesidora. Located on the station Sevastopol, the Seegson Corporation has set orbit around the planet KG348.
Traveling to the station, Ripley, Samuels, and Nina Tailor travel to Sevastopol only to encounter a situation they weren’t prepared for. A monster has gone on the loose, with this being a problem, Axel, a survivor on the Sevastopol, is killed by the alien creature only to set forth a string of complications. Amanda’s adventure will take her racing through the Sevastopol and the Anesidora for survival. She will take on unimaginable enemies and survive unimaginable situations.
#2: SIREN – PlayStation 2, PlayStation 4
St in the Japanese village of Hanyūda, player are set to explore the village that kept itself away from the world through isolation. Following the interruptions of a ritual near Hanyūda, a rather large earthquake happens near by, and in turn the village now finds itself lost between time and space. Surrounded by a sea of red waters, the village finds itself troubled with mysterious occurrences that take place within it.
Much of the games story takes place surrounding Hisako Yao, the leader of a local religion, and one that looks to reawaken an old God who now slumbers. With the deity awake, the shibito (corpse people_ seek to go through the village while building up the god’s corporeal form once it is summoned. Their job is to also hunt down and kill any humans left in the village in order to bring him back. The game takes place over the span of three days and in those three days, fans will experience gameplay that will seem rather similar to Silent Hill fans.
Will you have what it takes to resist the Siren’s Call?
#1: Resident Evil – What platform hasn’t this been on?
While it sounds odd Resident Evil remains one of the creepiest game to date. It is a game that still brings the elements of horror to the forefront. Resident Evil takes place on July 24th, 1998 in the Midwestern town of Raccoon City. With news of odd and inhuman murders, the Raccoon City Policy Department sends the STARS unit into the mansion.
Upon arriving, the team is sent in to search the mansion after having been attacked by monstrous dogs with their flesh rotting off. Seeking efuge in the near by mansion, Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, Albert Wesker, and Barry Burton. Once within the mansion the team discovers something out of place and fits the description of the grizzly murders: Zombies. If you haven’t played the series, Resident Evil is a series that requires fans to scavenge for supplies and use their resources sparingly.
What games do you suggest for others to try? Let us know in the comments.
About the Writer:
Dustin is our native console gamer, PlayStation and Nintendo reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the boarders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPG’s, Anime, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable. His elitist attitude gives him direction, want, and a need for the hardest difficulties in games, which is fun to watch, and hilarity at its finest. You can find him over on Twitter, Google+, and or you can find him on PSN with RaivynLyken.