It’s the spookiest month of the year with Halloween coming up fast, which means it’s time to bring that spookiness into your video gaming!
I’ve sorted them out by scare level for you, so that the chickens among us (including myself!) can know what they’re getting into With each game. I haven’t personally played all of these, But I guarantee that they will get you in the spirit of Halloween.
Monster prom is an indie visual novel dating simulator that I have fallen head over heels for. You can play this game with up to four players in the same room in true couch co-op fashion.
The objective of the game is to get yourself a date with one of the six main love interests for prom at Monster High. Over three weeks, you’ll go to class (or not), get to know the different love interests and get into one of a nearly endless supply of absolutely ridiculous situations that involve drugs, kidnapping, bank robbery, and of course, sex.
Monster Prom is so much fun to play even if you’re a completionist who needs to find every ending. You will never, ever be bored playing this game. It’s currently only available on Steam. Check out its website!
I have put more than 200 hours into Don’t Starve, and I have yet to win it. That probably speaks to my lack of video gaming skills, but I don’t care. This is an indie survival game where you were dropped into a secondary world And told to find your way out. You have to fight spiders, giant birds and anything else that comes your way while contending with the weather as the seasons change. It’s available on Steam, Nintendo Switch, phones and for Playstation 4. Check out its website!
Undertale is a game that hides a whole lot of creepy under its cute 8-bit aesthetic. I like this one because you don’t HAVE to kill anything in the game. You can win the game without killing or fighting anything, or you can kill and fight literally everything. This game puts so much emphasis on your characters choice that even though it only takes about 6 hours to complete, you won’t get bored in repeated plays. It’s available on Steam, Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita. Check out its website!
Graveyard Keeper is perfect for fans of Stardew Valley, because it’s basically the same premise… except with graves to tend instead of farms and more ethical dilemmas. It’s available on PC and Xbox One, and just came out this year. Check out its website!
The Binding Of Isaac
This game has some super evangelical Christian themes, and also a whole lot of gross body things involved in the story, so be aware of that before you play. It’s also a lot of fun. This is great for fans of the original Zelda game, and it’s available on Steam, Switch, Xbox One and PS4.
Night In The Woods
Night in the Woods is another game I love, focused on exploring the creepy elements of main character Mae’s hometown after she drops out of college. It’s heavily character and exploration focused, with the added mystery of figuring out what is in the woods. It’s available on Steam and Playstation 4. Check out its website!
This is an old game, but a great one. It is an RPG and first person shooter with a story and art to die for. If you haven’t played this yet, you’re missing out. It came out in 2007, but it’s still available on every major gaming console and PC.
If you’re a fan of the Alien franchise, this will be a great game for your collection. Alien: Isolation is a survival horror game in the Alien universe, set 15 years after the events of the first film and featuring Ellen Ripley’s daughter. You’ll need to keep your wits about you, because this game is Scary. Check out its website!
Five Nights At Freddy’s
You are the night security guard for a pizza place that’s reminiscent of Chuck E. Cheese in Five Nights At Freddy’s, which doesn’t sound like it would be that difficult. Except the animatronic characters come to life, and they’re homicidal. There’s six games out in the universe now, so if you like this game, you’ll have plenty to play!
If you’re a fan of jump scares, this is the game for you. This game was all the rage when I was in college, and it still scares me every time. It’s a first person survival horror game that will have you literally jumping at shadows. Check out its website.