BOTHER TO READ THE DESCRIPTIONS FOR THE GAMES.
THIS PROVED TO BE A VERY POPULAR LIST AND, AT THE TIME OF WRITING THIS, THERE ARE OVER 125 FUCKING GAMES ON THIS LIST. THE DESCRIPTIONS HELP NARROW DOWN WHAT GAMES INTEREST YOU.
Everyone loves Halloween (except hardcore Christians). For a lot of kids, Halloween meant a lot of different things- costumes, candy, spooky movies and, you guessed it, spooky video games! Today we've worked on a list of games to satiate your Halloween filled week.
- All games on this list appear in the Wiki on their respective pages.
- Game descriptions are largely unchanged from their appearance on the console pages, however, some were slightly altered or edited for this page.
- A game doesn't have to be survival horror or horror/Halloween themed, necessarily, if it's spooky in atmosphere (like Metroid), but if a game just has a Halloween level (like Sonic Adventure 2), it doesn't qualify.
Due to this list being fucking HUGE it is now arranged by primary game type for ease of use. Some games may fall into more than one category (ex: Horror Survival/Puzzle, FPS/Action), so they were put under the category that fits them the best.
|Box Art||Title||Description||System of Choice|
|Bad Mojo||A gritty, eerie top down adventure game where you play a man who has turned into a cockroach and must travese over a seedy apartment building to find a way to change back into a man. Really clever puzzles and nice creepy atmos makes Bad Mojo one of the best surrealistic games ever made.||Windows|
|Beyond Shadowgate||If you've never played Shadowgate on the NES or early Mac, then go back and play that first. Done? Okay, now onto Beyond Shadowgate. Great adventure game in the style of early PC titles like King's Quest, except you can legitimately attack. Interesting sequel with plenty of cool scenarios. The series had a third game on N64, called Shadowgate 64.||Turbo CD|
|Brain Dead 13||Okay, okay, I know what you're thinking. "FMV? Fuck you, guy." But this isn't FMV like, Night Trap FMV, this is more like Dragon's Lair. A really funny and exciting adventure where you play Lance, basically a 90's /v/irgin who works for a computer store. He is sent out on a call to fix the computer of a mad scientist in a haunted castle! Feels like a Dragon's Lair to a big swig from the Halloween goblet. This game's a bit easier on people who aren't so good at these types of games since you have unlimited continues (Lance get's resurrected by someone in the castle). Also on PC, Playstation, Saturn, and Jaguar, but all those version are known to have problems. A must have for the 3DO.||3DO|
|Heart of the Alien||Contains Out Of This World (aka Another World) and it's sequel (Heart of the Alien), all on one glorious disc. If you haven't played these classics, then get off this wiki and play them already.||Sega CD|
|Hotel Dusk: Room 215||A Point 'n Click Adventure in which you explore the eerie Hotel Dusk while unraveling the mystery behind it. Fantastic atmosphere, great characters and a nice art style make this a must play.||DS|
|Ib||You are the little girl visiting an art gallery with your parents but decided to check out paintings by yourself. Strange things begin to happen and now you're stuck in some eldritch place looking for a way out. You found a rose but be careful, if the rose gets hurt, so will you. Very enjoyable game, albeit short. Can be completed in an hour or two.||RPGMaker Get it here|
|Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen||A more story-focused 2D Zelda-clone. You play as Kain, a knight turned into a vampire, and travel the lands of Nosgoth in search for vengeance. Great storyline, and the first in the Legacy of Kain series.||Playstation|
|Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver||The next chapter in the Legacy of Kain saga. This time you play as Raziel, one of Kain's followers who is betrayed by his master. It's also in full 3D now. As usual, great storyline and voice acting.||Playstation|
|Maniac Mansion||Hilarious and somewhat spooky point and click adventure game with a stellar reputation for all the right reasons. After playing through the game, you'll definitely feel rewarded, it's that good. Also available on the PC.||NES|
|Midnight Mutants||Excellent adventure game where you must send a witch back to her grave and save Al Lewis your grandpa who's been trapped by her in a pumpkin.||Atari 7800|
|Sanitarium||A point and click adventure game about a man who wakes up in an asylum, and must figure out what around him is real, and what exists only in his mind.||PC|
|Shadowgate||A classic point and click game originally on Mac with tons of fucking tough puzzles, plenty of exploring, some great humor, great tunes, and fantastic atmosphere. Spawned two sequels.||NES|
|Shadowgate 64: Trials of the Four Towers||Classic style adventure game with great, medieval horror atmosphere and lots of puzzles to solve, and plenty of secrets to uncover. The last in a series (the first is on NES, and the second is on the Turbografx).||N64|
|Yume Nikki||Wander around a little girl's dreams (most of which are extremely disturbing) while collecting abilities, most of which don't do squat. The gameplay is mainly about exploration, as you are not given any specific goal nor given any clue about where to go, and the places availble can sometimes be very large. The game heavily relies on atmosphere. Definitely an interesting experience, nonetheless, give it a try.||PC (Freeware)|
Horror / Survival
Please note that many games on this list may have RPG elements. These games are RPGs foremost with other stuff taking a back seat in general.
|Box Art||Title||Description||System of Choice|
|Aliens Vs Predator 2||Play as either the aliens, predators or humans, each with very different abilities and tactics. The campaign is very atmospheric, especially the Marine campaign which does a very good job of bringing the feeling from the movies. The radar's filled with white dots closing in, you just have your flashlight spinning in circles hoping to see them before they jump you. They're right on top of you according to the radar. Silence. Then hell breaks loose.||PC|
|Blood||Old school Build-engine horror FPS, lots of gore and black humour. Multiplayer (deathmatch and co-op) were tremendous fun but hard to get working nowadays. Also tons of snappy one-liners similar to Duke Nukem.
Now available on Good Old Games with the Plasma Pak and Cryptic Passage as one package.
|Clive Barker's Undying||Horror FPS about some Irish paranormal investigator investigating occult happenings at an estate of a friend. Features lots of Lovecraftian horror and other typical occult supernatural things. You can use guns and magic.||PC|
|DOOM||While DOOM was not the first FPS, it single-handedly kick-started not only one of the most popular genres of gaming, but also multiplayer gaming. Blasting demons has never been more fun. Also the Doom Guy is only holding one guy, seriously. Look.||PC|
|Doom 3: Limited Collector's Edition||The Doom series made a great transition to modern gaming. Actually scary at moments, with plenty of oh shit scenes. Great controls and atmosphere, music is pretty good. The Limited Collector's Edition comes with the original Doom and Doom II.||Xbox|
|Doom 3: Ressurection of Evil||An expansion to the Doom 3 story with a new, even angrier protagonist. Plenty of fun to be had.||Xbox|
|F.E.A.R.||Scary FPS by the company that made Blood. Good atmosphere and strong AI make the game quite tense and exciting.||PC|
|Geist||Solid FPS with a twist. You play as a ghost with the ability to possess people, and must find out the mysterious truth about why.||Gamecube|
|Ghostbusters: The Video Game||You're the new Ghostbuster. Follow around Spengler, Stantz, Venkman, and Zeddemore as you plow through ghosts old and new in a fantastic third person shooter with plenty of inventive gadgets, awesome atmosphere, and a great script. Like in Dead Space, there is no HUD, you all your health/status information is relevant within the game (mainly as lights on your proton pack).||Xbox 360|
|Halloween Harry||Halloween Harry is a Duke Nukem-esque side-scroller where you rescue the bitches in that picture from zombies and other shit. Your primary weapon is a flamethrower.||PC (Freeware)|
|Killing Floor||Co-op zombie killing. Originally a Unreal Tournament 2004 mod. A bit deeper and more challenging than Left 4 Dead.||PC|
|Left 4 Dead||Co-operative multiplayer FPS involving zombie hordes and an AI "Director" that creates situations intelligently based on the players' conditions and actions. Headshots are superb, and the game can feel wonderfully epic when the numbers of attacking zombies reaches its peak. Casual, but due to being easily accessible for all gamers, lots of unobtrusive hand-holding and non-competitive gameplay make it a great entry point for getting friends and family away from the Wii and into 'real' gaming.||PC|
|Metroid Prime Trilogy||Entire Metroid Prime Trilogy on a single Wii Game Disc, why not? Obviously includes Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. The first two entries are enhanced with Wii controls and EDTV (480p widescreen).Warning: Saves from the non-trilogy version of Prime 3 do NOT transfer to this version.||Wii|
|Onslaught||A well-made WiiWare game that manages to fit a full-fledged FPS into a tiny download due to Nintendo's file size limits. Controls are smooth and effective with some freaky-ass moments in the mix for added fun.||WiiWare|
|Painkiller||Classic FPS set in fantastical supernatural occult settings varying from citadels and churches to graveyards to gigantic castles and beautiful palaces to dark caves, cold cities, and theatrical auditoriums. A HUGE variety of enemies from the typical occult skeletons to your HP lovecraft monsters and a vast array of unique weapons to fight them. All you really need to know is that there's a gun that shoots shurikens and lightning.||PC|
|Penumbra: Overture||A FPS set in 2000 where a scientist is led to Greenland in search of his dead father. He falls into a mineshaft where he is only equipped with a flashlight(which runs on batteries) and a glowstick. The game blends a very unique physics element where you must click and drag items to pull them open/closed. Enemies include wolves, giant spiders, giant worms, and humanoid like creatures. Only weapons are a pipe and hammer. Has tons of puzzles. Wolfan gaems.||PC|
|S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl||A very scary game. Amazing FPS with freedom being the key gameplay element. Explore the forbidden zone scavenging and bartering for weapons and items etc, taking missions, and trying to avoid all the seriously fucked up shit that is going down near Chernobyl. Has some great mods, such as L.U.R.K or Oblivion Lost, that overhaul the game. Hard as balls.||PC|
|Stubbs the Zombie In Rebel Without A Pulse||A game made with the Halo engine, Stubbs the Zombie is a game where you are the
|System Shock 2||Survival Horror FPS. Very scary and atmospheric. Most people will be pretty freaked out if they play this at night, with good speakers/headphones. Those who find this too hard/scary/dated should look to Bioshock.||PC|
|The Suffering||The Suffering is a third person shooter in which the main character Torque is sent to a jail for a crime that he doesn't know he committed. He has to escape a jail with a haunted past and fight nightmarish creatures that symbolize the various death treatments of pass victims. There is also a shallow good and evil system that only affects the ending credits, hand full of monsters and weapons but the game always manages to be a very entertaining third person shooter, especially with some unique bosses. Also available for the Xbox, PS2.||PC|
|Zombies Ate My Neighbors||Olf school run and gun in which you shoot a lot zombies with water pistols. Very fun in co-op, but some prefer the Megadrive/Genesis version.||SNES|
Shooters (Light gun type)
These will require specialized hardware or are wii only. Don't try emulating them unless you can also emulate the hardware or you will be disappointed. Those who can get the hardware, however, are in for a good time.
This may be split up later if enough games of a certain category appear here. In the meantime, click "genre" so sort by game type.