October 31st, All Hallows Eve (Halloween)
So it’s that scary time of year again. You know what time I’m talking about, when it gets dark really early. The clocks go back so you get that extra hours sleep, oh and when them bloody little gremlins keep knocking your door all day long trick or bloody treating for something their parents should be paying for.
Yep, you guessed it, it’s
Christmas!!! I mean Halloween! So for this holiday season’s list to work, I’ve put together 20 of the scariest horror games based on creepy stories to give you a fright.
If like me you want to make the most of the creepy festival then why not lock your self in a room, switch off the lights and play one of the games below.
So here is Rant Time’s Top 20 Halloween Horror Games, That Will Make You Sh*t Your Pants (part 1)
- 20: Rules of Rose
- 19: DreadOut
- 18: Lucius
- 17: Lone Survivor
- 16: Yomawari Night Alone
- 15: Home
- 14: Never Ending Nightmares
- 13: Parasite Eve
- 12: Gone Home
- 11: Year Walk
Halloween Horror Games Breakdown!
Let’s start this list with some awesome horror games! Please note just because they are in (Rant Time) order, doesn’t mean any of them are crap and not worth playing. All games in this list have been selected because they have made a social impact on the people that have played them and will continue to do so. So please browse the list and let me know what games I’ve missed or what order your top 20’s would be.
20: Rules of Rose
Guys don’t hate me… yes Rules of Rose has the 20 spot but I have a good reason for it. Even though I enjoyed the game and yes it has very good to extreme moments that keep you on the end of your seat. Extreme moments like rat on a stick, buried alive, animal cruelty etc etc. I kept saying to myself “No, please no! WTF these kids are wrecked!” but I kept playing which shows how great of a game this is but like all great games there are few issues. One particular thing that I can’t stand about this game, is mentioned below and it’s because of that issue why this awesome game gets the 20 spot.
19: Dread Out
Is this an indie version of Fatal Frame? Nope. It has a very similar style where you have to use a camera to scare ghosts away because in Japan cameras are like legendary weapons!… Not really, but would be cool if they were. Let me introduce you to DreadOut, a horror game set like most Japanese horror games in a haunted school!
Lucius is a little bast@rd and I can’t say it any other way. Lucius is a really cool game where you get to play as the spawn of Satan and no I’m not talking about Mr Satan from Dragon Ball Z, I’m talking about the Omen himself, the kid born with 666 in his skull! Damian!! Well in the game Lucius, you’re Damian’s digital doppelgänger… and just like the movie you get to do some crazy sh*t!
17: Lone survivor
Everyone loves retro graphics! Especially a retro graphic side scroller! This epic indie survival horror game is developed by Jasper Byrne and it brings a new light into a post apocalyptic world. When I first laid eyes on this game I thought the main protagonist (named YOU) had a massive grin on his face! But nope it’s a medical mask.
The world is filled with disease, zombies and crazy wacky dreams. (YOU) need to escape….But what are you escaping from?
16: Yomawari Night Alone
Sis… Sis where are you?
This game…wow this game…even the tutorial starts off deep. This is a weird game where the story gets deeper and deeper. Just take your time with it as it is a slow paced adventure game where ghostly spirits roam the streets and appear at the worse times!
I remember the first time I played this game I purchased it from the iOS App Store. I didn’t expect too much from it at first but wow does it pack a story. A powerful, moving yet heart breaking story. This game is re-playable over and over, just play it with different situations.
14: Never Ending Nightmares
Matt Gilgenbach, the developer of Never Ending Nightmares, shares his personal struggles with obsessive–compulsive disorder and depression. The game is designed to give you a feeling of bleakness and hopelessness and trust me it does that! Made with a fantastic art style, you’re bound to be freaked out with the mind of Matt Gilgenbach.
Please see below Matt Gilgenbach’s developer diaries during the making of Never Ending Nightmares.
Remember the only person to be afraid of is yourself…
13: Parasite Eve
This game was part of the generation when PlayStation set the standard for gaming everywhere! There have been some amazing games for the PlayStation One, Parasite Eve being one of them. I remember I had so many issues trying to obtain a copy of this game, as it wasn’t released in the UK. At the time I remember purchasing a PAL copy of it from Japan’s Square Soft! in 1998 for £120+ and boy was it worth it. It took over 6 weeks to be delivered (when you’re a kid, 6 weeks is like an eternity) but when it arrived I got to play Parasite Eve in all her goodness.
One thing Square Soft/Enix have been amazing at is stories, they know how to pack some deep stories into a game.
12: Year Walk
Simogo, the developers behind Year Walk, have brought a Swedish future seeking folklore to life with it’s modern interpretation made for iOS and Android. Let this adventure scare the sh*t out of you with it’s first person mazes, item collecting and spooky path finding. If like me, you wanted to know more about Year Walk, you can also download a free Year Walk app called Year Walk Companion from the App Store or Android’s The Marketplace. I highly recommend doing so as it gives you a little more history into the folklore behind the game.
11: Gone Home
How did this get here? This is another cool game… But you need to play this game with a few rules!
Number 1 Lights OFF!
Number 2 Turn the sound up, just to get you in the mood of being alone in a house and last but not least
Number 3 read everything you find, because what you find might not be what you expected.
Click here for Part 2 of the scariest Halloween games made! Well scariest games! not Halloween…