Perfect Spooky Games For Halloween Season with a Special Treat

It is the season for spooky and scary with often some skeletons (did you know there is one inside you RIGHT NOW!) as such it is a perfect time to go through some of the best scary games between classics and recent titles. If you celebrate the Halloween festivities or not you don’t want to miss out on the greatest scares in gaming. Be sure to make your way through the whole article to find the treat giveaway a copy of SOMA on steam. Arachnophobes beware of the last game in the list.

New Hotness: House of Ashes & Resident Evil Village

Released only a week ago, House of Ashes is the third entry in the planned octology (eight games!) The Dark Pictures Anthology series. House of Ashes encompasses the story of a Special Forces unit hunting for weapons of mass destruction during the Iraq War. However, during their search the uncover something worse, a buried Sumarian temple filled with mythical creatures. To survive they must band together with their foes. The Dark Pictures Anthology games utilise actor capture technology to create most of their scenes. Online co-operation and split screen options allow you to experience this horror with a friend and make choices that effect the outcome together. Can you survive the night?

You can find The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes on Steam here for $49.95.

Earlier this year sees the latest installment in the long running Resident Evil franchise, Village (or 8 but you shouldn’t call it that). Continuing the story of our mixed reception protagonist Ethan from Resident Evil 7, Village takes him out of his comfort zone as he is chasing down the captors of his daughter Rose in an infected european village. All is not what is seems as strange mythical style BOW’s begin to show up throughout his time there. An intense first person experience not for the feint of heart. Stunning graphics as always from the RE Engine which saw use during the remastered versions of the Classic RE2 and RE3. Speaking of classics if you’re into them then you will be sure to enjoy the next two games in the list.

You can find Resident Evil Village & 7 on Steam here for 25%+ off currently.

Classic Scares: Silent Hill & F.E.A.R.

Classic horror games are sometimes the best types because they have abstract designs pertaining to the hardware of the era which creates that uncanny feeling in your gut. The Silent Hill series is generally considered one of the most spooky and horrifying games of the late 90’s and early 00’s if you’re afraid of static, rust, other dimensions and infinite staircases you’re certainly not going to be at home in these games. Unfortunately KONAMI have kept the games lost to time as digital copies do not exist and physical copies get more and more expensive. My copy of Silent Hill 2 on PS2 went for around $100 in 2020! Still, there are ways you can experience these games and if you take the time to do so as a horror fan you won’t be disappointed.

I live in constant hope of someone saving the series.

Fiddler via GameHub NZ Discord

You can find Silent Hill 4: The Room on GOG here for 20% off currently.

If you were a shooter fan in the mid 00’s you will have likely played the classic first person horror game F.E.A.R. The slow motion multiplayer action aspects drew attention from many shooter fanatics. Unfortunately with the death of GameSpy (rest its awful netcode and hope it never returns) this aspect of the Alma infused spook-fest has been lost to time. Not only that but steam only allows purchasing of the F.E.A.R. Complete Pack to get DLCs and the original game at all, no separate copies here. For some awful but interesting coop fun you can try the final installment too but it is far from the original two games designs.

F.E.A.R was a good series of spooky games.

PorcelynPunishr via GameHub NZ Discord

You can find the F.E.A.R. Complete Pack on Steam here for 80% off currently ($13.19).

Giveaway Treat – SOMA for PC Steam

GameHub NZ SOMA Steam Key Giveaway

The Quirky Ones: SCP Doki Doki Anomaly & Choo Choo Charles

Sometimes horror games are more abstract and come at your from a strange angle. Take for example the recently released dating sim SCP Doki Doki Anomaly. If you’re unaware of the SCP universe it is a series of short stories written about anomalys objects, persons and creatures usually harmful in some unique way towards people. In Doki Doki Anomaly you are a scientist with the SCP foundation who has been tasked with assessing the psychological affects of SCP-8008. SCP-8008 being a set of silly glasses that causes the wearer to be able to fall in love with anything. You have some ability to block psychological effects from SCPs but 8008 might be too much for you. Try to avoid being killed by SCP-173, SCP-682 and SCP-096. If quirky horror anime styled games are your thing look no further.

You can find SCP: Doki Doki Anomaly on Steam for $5.19 with soundtrack.

Spawned from a meme image of thomas the tank engine emerging from darkness with huge spider legs Choo-Choo Charles asks the question of what if you had to defeat this beast chasing you in an open world. Utilising your non-spooky train with a mounted LMG you must find a way to defeat this wretched beast. Charles is hungry and you don’t want to be his next meal. This game is currently not released but expects to come out in early 2022 so be sure to wishlist it on Steam to be notified when it goes live.

Wishlist Choo-Choo Charles on Steam here.

That is all for us today we hope you have a wonderfully scary Halloween this year and enjoy the treat from us. If you’d like to join our GameHub NZ community Discord and have a chance to be featured in our future articles with quotes, screenshots or competitions jump in today.

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