8 Horror Games for Halloween

Updated Thu, Oct 31, 2013 by Martuk

Hello boys and ghouls. Halloween is here once again, so what better time to indulge in a little horror? Join us for dark trip through PC gaming history for a few horror games to help up your scare factor for Halloween. But first, a quick rundown on what you'll find inside.

What this list will include: PC horror games complete with links to where you can find them, many of which are on sale for Halloween.

What this list won't include: Non-PC games, games no longer available, or games that rank high on the suck-o-meter.

Remember the ground rules for horror games folks: lights out, headsets on, and volume up. That said, let’s get started.


#8: Outlast

Outlast is the newest game that you’ll see on this list but it has earned its place. While it may be a little light on the gameplay mechanics, the one thing that Outlast does well is scare the living hell out of you. Outlast is similar to games like Penumbra, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, and Slenderman: The Arrival, where you find yourself isolated in a creepy environment and have no real way to fight your enemies. So you have two choices - run and hide, maybe eluding your pursuer, or you can stand fast and die a horrible death while screaming in the dark. And you will scream.

In Outlast, you take on the role of a freelance journalist investigating allegations of strange happenings at the recently re-opened Mount Massive Asylum. As soon as the you make entry into the asylum things go from bad to insanely psycho banana nuts and escalates from there. Pretty soon you’re up to your neck in strange creatures that want nothing more than to strip the flesh from your body, and some whack job doctor that wants you to be the author of his Book of Crazy. Much of the Asylum is dark, causing you to rely on the night vision setting of your camera while juggling your limited battery supply. Suffice to say, Outlast is all about the scare but little else. But if you want something that will get your adrenaline pumping and keep you on the edge of your seat with scares, I’d recommend giving this one a try.

Availability: Steam, GoG

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