The Halloween is a date commemorate in October where you can play pranks on friends and have fun with different costumes. However, there is no better way to celebrate than to venture in those hair-raising games. Therefore, we prepared a Top 10 with some of the best horror games, from classics to more recent entries for you to enjoy frightening your friends on this special date.
Among many games, nothing is better than to start with one of the latest releases, especially when it is inspired by one of the classic horror series. The Evil Within is the latest game of Tango Gameworks, the studio Shinji Mikami, creator of the famous Resident Evil series.
The title puts the player in the role of Sebastian Castellanos, a detective who must investigate a series of murders in Beacon Mental Hospital, a psychiatric facility. What he did not expect was to pass a series of events that mix horror, grotesque creatures and breathtaking scenery. The game is an excellent sought for those who enjoy horror with a good dose of action, especially if you're a fan of Resident Evil.
2. Alien: Isolation
How about doing a view to space 80s? Alien: Isolation is another release of prominence to enjoy this Halloween. Inspired by the film "Alien: The Eighth Passenger", the game recreates perfectly the mood and ambiance of the 1979 feature film, and brings a good dose of suspense and hunt.
The game is set several years after the film, where the protagonist is Amanda Ripley, daughter of Lt. Ellen Ripley. At the beginning of the plot, Amanda discovers clues about the ancient ship of his mother, the Nostromo. However, in an attempt to get more information, she ends up trapped in the unknown space station Sevastopol, where should escape the terrifying Xenomorph and other creatures that inhabit the ship.
3. PT (Silent Hills)
Of course we could not miss the terrifying demo announced that the continuation of another horror classic. PT. was released exclusively for PS4 as a free demo, developed by an independent studio. But actually it was only a pretext to announce a new game in the Silent Hill series, produced by Hideo Kojima, creator of Metal Gear, and film director Guillermo Del Toro.
However, the demo does not only serve to expose a new game. Mixing some of the scariest elements of Silent Hill, the game managed to pull plenty of scares and screams. In first person view and total immersion in terror and suspense, PT tells the story of the brutal murder of an entire family. And walking through endless corridors, you'll need to overcome all your fears to find the truth about the massacre that happened in the house.
4. Resident Evil Series
Resident Evil is one of those horror classics that are always welcome at any time. Whether for fans of the genre or series, most of their titles bring elements that helped build the genre of survival horror throughout the history of gaming.
To enjoy this Halloween, all games in the series are a good choice, especially those who started this successful franchise. Be leading scares dogs in Resident Evil 1 or facing terrible Nemesis in Resident Evil 3, this is a series that can not stay out of this special date. Resident Evil: Code Veronica and Resident Evil 4 HD version are also great applied. Additionally, you can wait for the release of Resident Evil Revelations 2 playing the first game of this saga.
Outlast was one of the games that scared more players this year. Bringing elements that times were not seen in horror games, the title has captivated fans of the genre by mixing suspense, first-person view and scenery of persecution. Plus a good dose of scares, something that the players were also missing.
It tells the story of an investigative reporter Miles Upshur, following a related maltreatment and strange experiments going on in the corridors of Hospice of Mount Massive trail. However, the courageous reporter has only one camera with night visual and notes to explore the site apparently abandoned. With few batteries and various creatures around him, the terror is almost certain for those who experience the game.
6. Dead Space
The first Dead Space will take you through dimly lit corridors, abusing terror and suspense to test the courage of the players. With dark and very dark scenes, the player will explore a post-apocalyptic futuristic setting where an infestation turns humans into horrific alien creatures.
Stuck in the mining ship USG Ishimura, engineer Isaac Clarke's protagonist has no choice but to face these monsters called Necromorphs. The first game is one of the scariest games between the horror genre and an excellent choice for those looking for big scares this Halloween.
If you enjoy Fatal Frame, and are still waiting for the release of the fourth game in the West, DreadOut can be a great alternative. Mixing characteristics of this classic horror game, the game puts players in the shoes of the protagonist Linda, one high school student who ends up trapped in an abandoned city.
Borrowing some elements of Fatal Frame, Linda uses a camera to fight the terrible ghosts that appear along the way. However, this time the protagonist has an upgraded camera, which is actually your smartphone. Item essential because it will also use it to solve the puzzles of the game.
DreadOut was recently released for PC, Mac and Linux.
8. Doom 3 BFG Edition
Although the first game in the franchise to be known as one of the best games of the genre, was Doom 3 which marked the series to recount the history of this classic. The game is pretty much a remake of the first, bringing more neat graphics and some good improvements that helped to highlight the success of the series.
In the role of a space marine, the player must fight a terrifying invasion of hellish creatures are teleported to Mars. And to relive that experience, is this your first visit in Martian soil or the return of a veteran Marine, the Doom 3 BFG Edition is a great choice. It is a collection with all the games in the franchise and their expansions, plus a good dose of nostalgia for older players.
The Doom 3 BFG Edition is available for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.
9. Alan Wake
If you're a fan of good suspense stories, Alan Wake is the right choice for your Halloween. The game features a series of mysterious events that will lead the protagonist - and perhaps also the player - on the edge of your sanity. Blending suspense, lots of tension and grim scenarios well, the title is also considered one of the best in the genre.
The role of writing of horror stories, Alan Wake, the player must uncover the mysteries behind the disappearance of his wife, while they were vacationing in a small and quiet country town. Alan then begins to experience the events of his last book, which he does not remember writing. And besides dealing with the disappearance of his wife, he will face a lot of creatures and shadows that chase you down the road.
Alan Wake released for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.
10. Amnesia: The Dark Decent
Amnesia: The Dark Decent is one of those games that brought a new perspective to the genre of horror. With the first person view, it succeeded in rescuing the feeling of helplessness lived by the player in the titles of the genre. If you enjoy a good chase the best cat and mouse, unarmed style and in low light, it is a good thing to scare your friends this Halloween.
The protagonist of the plot is Daniel, a mysterious man who has lost his memory. He wakes up in a dark and seemingly deserted castle, where purposely left clues to regain his memory and identity. But he never imagined he would be watching the dark forces all the time, and with only a lamp and no weapon, he must hide as unable to find the creatures that inhabit the dark corners of the castle.
Amnesia: The Dark Decent is available for PC.