ByKen McDonnell, writer at
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Halloween is fast approaching and there's no better way to celebrate this holiday then to gather some friends around you to get the absolute s%$! scared out of you with some awesome games. These horror Video Games are guaranteed to illicit that response every time! We'll include a collection of XBOX, Playstation, and PC games to cater to you all.

Additionally, if you know of any horror games that you think have been neglected here, then let us know in the comments! We're always up for trying out some terrifying new experiences. Without further ado, here is our list of the best horror games to play this Halloween!

The Best Halloween Games You Need to Play!

Alien: Isolation
Alien: Isolation

Let's start off with the good old PC:

  • Amnesia: The Dark Descent - This survival horror game will keep you awake at night. It's filled with puzzles, a foreboding castle, and monsters you can only run from!
  • Five Nights At Freddy's - This game has become a sensation and spawned many sequels. There's a reason why it's so successful; prepare for terror!
  • Among the Sleep - From the first-person view of this toddler, you'll see some horrifying sights in this genuinely creepy game.
  • Outlast - What could be creepier than a remote psychiatric hospital in the middle of nowhere? What's inside of it!
  • System Shock 2 - This classic game from 1999 still packs a serious punch. Seems like terror ages pretty well!
  • Call of Cthulu: Dark Corners of the Earth - This is a pretty overlooked horror game, mostly because it's still fairly glitchy. But MAN is this game scary.
  • Slender: The Eight Pages - Play it and be terrified.
System Shock 2
System Shock 2

Next up we have Sony's Playstation systems:

  • Silent Hill 2 - This is an absolute classic of the genre. Silent Hill 2 is packed full of jumps, excellent storytelling, and engaging gameplay!
  • Fatal Frame 2 - This story follows twin sisters Mio and Mayu as they explore an abandoned village. What they uncover is seriously disturbing.
  • Resident Evil 2 - Free of the awful voice acting from the first game and some of its clunky controls, Resident Evil 2 is a game that shows why everyone knows of this survival horror series.
  • P.T. Demo - This game may not be available anymore, but if you have a friend who owns this demo, I guarantee you that there won't be a more terrifying game you can play on Halloween!
  • Silent Hill 4: The Room - This game has one of the most unusual takes on a horror game you're likely to come across. Trapped inside of a room you'll have to engage with some terrifying puzzles in order to free yourself!
  • Until Dawn - Until Dawn is a celebration of old-school 80s horror films. Based on the decisions and mistakes you make, not everyone may survive the night!
UntiL Dawn
UntiL Dawn

Finally, let's take a look at the Xbox:

  • F.E.A.R. - This cross-platform game terrified me when it came out and it still packs a mighty punch. Excellent game!
  • Dead Space - You can pick up this classic (or its sequel) on any platform and I highly recommend you try out this fantastic space horror series!
  • Alan Wake - TERRIFYING! But also brilliant. I can still hear the screams out of my sister as we played this together.
  • Condemned: Criminal Origins - Gather some evidence, find those fingerprints, and be ready for the ensuing horror!
  • Alien: Isolation - You can pick up this terrifying game on any of the platforms listed in this article, and let me tell you, the tension in this game is absolutely palpable. Get ready to scream.

Which Horror Games Do You Recommend?

Alan Wake
Alan Wake

So what about you guys? Do you have any favorite horror games that you think we should all be playing on Halloween? If so, let us know in the comments below!


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