Halloween is around the corner and there’s nothing better than to celebrate this eerie season with some horror games.
Although horror games may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it can be rather entertaining, especially when you play with your friends.
Here, we list down 5 of our favourite horror games that you should play tonight (either alone or with the “person” next to you)!
Dead By Deadlight
Dead by Daylight is a multiplayer asymmetric survival horror video game and although it’s a few years old game but its content is always updated with new features and new storyline.
Basically how the game works is that there will be a group of four survivors who must escape one killer. As a Killer, your goal is to sacrifice as many Survivors as possible. As a Survivor, your goal is to escape and avoid being caught and killed.
For the survivors to escape, they will need to repair 5 Generators located in the map. Then, when the Exit Gates open, the survivors will need to run beyond and escape the trial. Though, the survivors choose when to exit the map. In fact, they can stay around to save others they must do so before the Endgame Collapse, meaning before the timer ends.
The two-minute Endgame Collapse is the last phase of a trial. It signals the Survivors of their last chance to escape. When time runs out, any Survivor remaining on the map, even those hiding in lockers fall into the clutches of The Entity and count as regular sacrifices for The Killer.
The Killer has a limited time to transport Survivors to a Hook, as they can eventually wiggle free, stunning the Killer in the process. They must also watch out for other Survivors, as some actions can make the Killer drop their the survivors.
Since the game’s released there have been several collaboration and content updates to the game. Some of the notable collabs include: Evil Dead, Halloween, Left 4 Dead, Saw, Silent Hill and Stranger Things.
Resident Evil Village
If you’re a fan of Resident Evil 7, then this game is for you. It’s a sequel to RE7 where after the end of it, Ethan Winters and Mia migrated to a small town in Eastern Europe as per Chris Redfield’s request. However, the boulder punching came to “visit” the Winters one day to kidnap Ethan and Mia’s daughter… or so we thought.
Ethan will have to go through an adventure where he faces off with several bosses in the village. The reason why we recommend this game is due to its story. We think that the story was written beautifully as well as the concept of having Ethan battle 5 formidable bosses [Lady Alcina Dimitrescu (or Lady D), Donna Beneviento and Angie, Salvatore Moreau, Karl Heisenberg and the supreme leader figure, Mother Miranda] with a twist at the end on how the game is tied to RE7.
If you have not played this game yet, we highly recommend it.
Phasmophobia is a multiplayer investigative horror game played in a first-person perspective. You can work solo or in a group up to four players to complete a contract. The investigators will have to find out what type of ghost is haunting the site. Players can communicate through voice chats or via walkie talkies. It’s an interactive “party” game where you need to talk to solve the haunting mystery. Phasmophobia has a speech recognition feature that allows certain pieces of equipment and the ghost to hear players talking and understanding key words.
It’s a fun, yet extremely scary game as you have no idea what’s going to happen.
Dark Pictures Anthology
Like any other anthology, The Dark Pictures comprise of a few survival horror stories that’ll keep you on your toes. First released in 2019 with the Man of Medan, The story for this anthology series feels like you’re watching a horror movie.
You get to decide how the game ends and how the story flows. Additionally, you can play this as a co-op multiplayer or by yourself.
The recent storyline, House of Ashes received quite good reviews and is definitely a game you should try out with your friends.
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water
How can we leave this game out. Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water recently received the remaster treatment and is released on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation console, Xbox and PC.
In case you don’t know what Fatal Frame is all about, it’s a survival horror game that allows players navigate areas filled with hostile ghosts. These ghosts are fought by taking photographs using the Camera Obscura.
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water allows players to control three different characters who are exploring a number of environments across Hikami Mountain.
How the game works is that players can defend themselves against these hostile ghosts by dodging, or breaking free from their grip. As for attacking, the camera is your primary and only weapon. Players can take shots of the ghosts using the Camera Obscura where the damages inflicted on the ghosts varies from the proximity and angles.
If you want more kick in your horror games, this is a game for you to try out tonight.
Share with us, what’s your favourite horror games you would recommend us to play?
Moreover, our team spent the last Halloween season playing horror games. You can watch their reactions here: