As is a tradition here at AGGG, I curate a list of new horror games that work great for playing at Halloween. Granted any horror game works for Halloween, but it’s nice to get new suggestions. So here is this year’s list of games to get your scares.
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SOMA is a sci-fi survival game that takes place on an underwater remote research facility with machinery that begins to take on human characteristics. It was created by the developers of Amnesia: The Dark Descent which is another well-known horror game.
In this interactive horror mystery, you play as someone exploring a found phone of a missing woman. You explore her apps, talk to her contacts, and learn that she wasn’t what she seemed to be.
Layers of Fear
Layers of Fear is a psychological horror game where you play as a painter who may be losing his mind. The game is heavily story driven and involves exploring the home of the painter and his former family. As you peel back the layers of the story of this mad painter, you also peel back the layers of horror in this game.
If you are looking for something multiplayer, Deceit tests your trust in others while being hunted by monsters. Or maybe, you are the monster trying to kill your friends. If first-person shooters are more your kind of game, Deceit can help make it perfectly scary for Halloween. And it’s free to play on Steam.
Bendy and the Ink Machine
In this episodic survival horror, the world of classic cartoons has turned dark. The game takes place in 1966 and follows Henry, a retired animator who returns to his old studio upon an invitation from his old friend Joey Drew and discovers a nightmare of cartoon characters seemingly created by the titular Ink Machine. The final episode releases today so you can play the full game now on PC and soon on Xbox and PlayStation.
Want more suggestions? Check out my previous posts on horror games for Halloween.