Top Four Horror Games To Play On Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner and for all of you gamers, it’s the perfect opportunity to turn down the lights, put on some headphones and play some of the best horror games the video game world has to offer. Here is a list of games that will surely keep you scared and awake this Halloween.

Five Nights At Freddy’s

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Five Nights At Freddy’s is a survival horror game that was created, developed and published by Scott Cawthon. It was released on Aug. 8 in  2014 and can be played on Microsoft Windows computers and any Android or iPhone devices.

The game revolves around the player working as a night guard in a pizzeria known as Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria. The pizzeria is filled with animatronic characters that later become mobile and homicidal. In order to survive, the player must occasionally check security cameras and close doors before the creepy characters end the player’s life.

Playing this game will make players hope they never land a job as a night guard at any Chuck E. Cheese franchise.

Dead Space

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Dead Space is a science fiction third-person survival horror game that was developed by EA Redwood Shores and was released Oct. 13 in 2008 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows computers.

The gamer plays as Isaac Clarke, a ship systems engineer who must fight his way through a mining starship that is infested with horrifying aliens. These terrifying creatures have slaughtered the crew of the ship, whose corpses turn into creatures known as “Necromorphs.” It’s up to the player to repair the ship, escape and destroy the terrifying creatures.

This game will surely have players on their toes, for these sci-fi creatures pop up around every corner. To be successful, the player must always watch their back.

Outlast

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Outlast is a first-person survival horror game that was developed and published by Red Barrels. The game was originally released on Sept. 4, 2013, for Microsoft Windows computers and was later released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and MacBook computers.

Outlast takes place in a run-down psychiatric hospital that is filled with homicidal patients. The player will be controlling Miles Upshur, a freelance investigative journalist who received an anonymous tip that inhumane experiments were being conducted within the hospital.

As player enters the hospital, they immediately discover that the whole staff has been brutally murdered by the patients, which are known as “Variants.” The player must then find their way through the hospital of terror to escape.

This game style imitates video footage and can be quite frightening due to the fact there isn’t too much light and the “Variants” occasionally pop out. The player must constantly keep their eyes open if they wish to survive the nightmare of this hospital.

Dead By Daylight

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Dead By Daylight is a multiplayer survival horror game that was developed by Behavior Interactive and published by Starbreeze Studios. The game was released on June 14, 2016 and is available for Microsoft Windows computers.

This multiplayer game has gamers come together as a group of survivors attempting to escape from another player who is a homicidal murder.

The survivors, which are usually four players, must escape the killer by either repairing a number of disabled generators or by escaping through a trapdoor, which only opens when there is one survivor left and at least two generators have been successfully repaired.

The killer, on the other hand, must capture each survivor by either hitting them twice with their weapon or by grabbing them in one move. They have the option of catching their victims while they repair generators, attempt to escape through the trapdoor, along with many more options.  The killer does not have the ability to run or crouch but does have the ability to walk slightly faster than the survivors.

This game can be a bit nerve-racking because it’s quite difficult to keep track of the other fellow survivors with a killer on the loose. But when played as a team, survivors can find the best way to escape the killer. Be warned, the killer can try to go for anyone who separates from the group.

These are just a few horror games that can keep players frightened this Halloween. Just remember, you always have to watch your back.

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