Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to get into the spooky spirit than by immersing yourself in some bone-chilling horror video games? Whether you’re a fan of jump scares, psychological horror, or good old-fashioned survival horror, there’s something for everyone in the world of gaming. For this list, we’ve compiled a list of the six best horror video games to play for Halloween.
Get ready to scream, shiver, and be thoroughly entertained!
What Are The Best Horror Video Games For Halloween?
If you’re looking for a multiplayer horror experience to enjoy with friends this Halloween, Phasmophobia is the perfect choice. This cooperative paranormal investigation game tasks you and your team with exploring haunted locations, gathering evidence, and identifying the type of ghost haunting the premises. With its immersive VR support and clever use of voice recognition, Phasmophobia creates a truly spine-tingling atmosphere that’s perfect for a group of thrill-seekers.
Sticking with multiplayer games, Dead by Daylight is another amazing option to play with friends. A one-versus-four game, one player acts as the killer while the others are the survivors. The goal is simple: power up the exits to escape the murder.
There are dozens of killers to choose from ranging from the legendary Freddy Krueger and Michael Myers to game originals like The Huntress and The Hag. The game also features skill trees and abilities to help make the game less repetitive.
Like Phasmophobia, there’s nothing better — or scarier — than playing the game at night with headphones on and the lights off. That’s especially true if you are one of the survivors.
Moving into the single-player realm, Resident Evil 4 Remake is a masterful game that any fan of the series and genre needs to play. A complete remake from the ground up, players take on the role of Leon Kennedy as he attempts to rescue the President’s daughter from a religious cult.
The game features the jump scares that any horror fan would like as well as the ability to blast them away with gameplay as fun as anything available right now. I can’t recommend this game enough.
Not every “horror” game has to be scary, especially if you want to play games with younger kids. The Luigi’s Mansion series is a great choice for those who want to sit in the living room and just enjoy great games without the worry of being too scared to fall asleep at night.
The latest game in the series is available for Nintendo Switch and has you playing as Luigi to save your group of friends after falling into a trap set by King Boo. The game even features a multiplayer option so you can truly make it a family experience.
For a more surreal and nightmarish horror experience, Little Nightmares 2 offers a visually stunning and emotionally charged adventure. Play as Mono, a young boy trapped in a world filled with grotesque creatures and puzzling environments. The game’s eerie atmosphere, coupled with its unique art style, makes it a standout title that’s perfect for those who appreciate the darker side of gaming.
Five Nights At Freddy’s (Any Of Them)
The king of jump scares, the Five Nights At Freddy’s series has become a cultural phenomenon over the last decade. The goal of the games is simple: survive being inside Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. Of course, the problem is that the animatronic characters are out for blood.
The games require you to be vigilant, protect yourself with the tools at hand, and stay alive. There are plenty of options in the series ranging from mainline titles to even VR options. Oh yeah, there’s also a Five Nights At Freddy’s movie on the way this year along with another new game.
We know there are plenty of other horror games to choose from to play for Halloween, but these are what we think are the best. What games are on your must-play list for Halloween? Let us know in the comments below.