Games guaranteed to give you a fright this Halloween
Little Nightmares II - Scare Factor 5/10
This game may not be the typical ‘in your face’ horror, but it doesn’t need to be. The game knows how to draw you into this creepy little world full of demented creatures with a story that is driven through actions and no dialogue.
You play as Mono, a young boy who doesn’t like to show his face preferring to keep a bag on his head. Luckily you don’t have to face this scary and unfamiliar world alone, you’ll encounter Six, someone who you’ll be very familiar with if you’ve played the first game. You’ll have to rely on each other during this little nightmare, venturing into unknown worlds with many eerie and uncanny encounters.
Resident Evil 4 on VR - Scare Factor 7/10
If you’re looking for something a little more immersive, look no further than Resident Evil 4 VR. This cult classic originally released for the Nintendo Gamecube in 2005 has been fully released in VR.
You play as Leon, a government special agent who has been sent to a remote village with the difficult task of locating and rescuing the president’s daughter, who has been kidnapped by a cult in rural Europe. You’ll find yourself fighting for your life against all types of foes from chainsaw wielding psychopaths, to demonic monstrosities in fast-paced combat where you can only rely on your quick wit and skills to survive... This one is definitely not for the faint of heart!
Alien Isolation - Scare Factor 10/10
Alien Isolation may just be one of the most terrifying gaming experiences ever to hit the market. If you’re looking for a game that’s really going to keep you on the edge of your seat, look no further than this horrifying masterpiece based off the revolutionary Ridley Scott’s Alien.
You play as Amanda Ripley, the daughter of Ellen Ripley, the main character from the movie. Due to some unfortunate events, you are left onboard a space station with none other than the Alien Xenomorph - A ruthless and dangerous organism that will eliminate everything in its path, including you.
As the title suggests in the majority of your daunting adventure, you’ll be alone, with your only true ally being stealth and your ability to outsmart your opponent in what can only be described as an elaborate and spine-chilling game of hide and seek.
Phashmophobia - Scare Factor 7/10
This co-op psychological horror game became a favourite for streamers looking for scary games for Spooky month, making its September 2020 release date a smart move by the developers. Since then, it has collated over1.2 million followers of the game on Twitch and has only gotten scarier with updates to include new locations and creepier ghosts and paranormal beings to identify.
With certain equipment only able to detect certain entities it’s not only a case of rushing in, you really need to think, communicate and use a bit of logic to win the level and identify the ghost.
Undoubtedly a feature of Phasmophobia which sets it apart from other horror games - is not only can you hear them, but they can hear you, and even react to you saying their names. The closer you are to your friends, the louder they’ll be. If you get split up then hey, better hope the walkie doesn’t stop working!
Outlast – Scare Factor 6/10
Most people would probably give going to a remote psychiatric hospital full of crazy people a hard pass, but not for freelance investigative journalist Miles Upshur. Armed with nothing but a video camera, you must venture into a dangerous psychiatric hospital to document your findings while being hunted by violent psychopaths that will do unspeakable things if you are caught. This game is full of suspense, has a great story line and a nice amount of jump scares here and there!
Back 4 Blood - Scare Factor 2/10
This list wouldn’t be complete without one of the newest and most anticipated game releases this year.
Back 4 Blood is a first-person shooter game, where you are at war against a world full of zombies called the Ridden. The coop campaign mode allows you to fight your way through the dystopian world with up to 3additional friends, where you must work through missions together to survive.This is a great game as it has many of the roots of the critically acclaimedLeft 4 Dead games whilst having updated, next gen graphics.