With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to browse through your game library and check if you’re all set for the upcoming occasion. It would be quite a loss to spend this time of the year without trying out some of the intriguing titles that fit and enrich the Halloween atmosphere. The following PC Halloween games have a real ability to put you in the proper mood by breaking your sense of security and forcing you to face your digital nightmares. If you are really up for the challenge and want that adrenaline rush flowing in your system, the following titles will not leave you disappointed.
Resident Evil 2 Remake
Resident Evil 2 Remake came out at the beginning of 2019 and still holds as a strong candidate for the Game of the Year title. This horror-survival classic had a major influence on the industry and the Resident Evil series justifies its legacy with this new and updated installment.
The new incarnation of Resident Evil 2 updates the graphics, gameplay and adds new features without ruining the formula that made the original so memorable and special. PC Halloween games such as this one are rare examples of a truly well-made remake. You’ll also receive great replay value by having to choose to explore the infamous Raccoon City either as Claire Redfield or Leon Kennedy. It’s also worth mentioning that both modes have different campaigns.
Back in 2010 Alan Wake truly set the bar for psychological thriller games. Join the best-selling author Alan Wake as he visits the fictional town of Bright Falls and attempts to uncover the mystery behind the disappearance of his wife.
The game features episode-based narrative structure and unique storytelling techniques making it resemble an engaging TV show. Alan Wake is one of the most innovative PC Halloween games with light-based gameplay mechanics as the only means of defense against a supernatural, nightmare, inducing Dark Presence. It’s all fun and games until your flashlight batteries run out…
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
The year 2010 also saw the release of Amnesia: The Dark Descent, a first-person survival-horror game, an installment in one of the most popular horror game franchises to date. The Amnesia game series was also well known because of the YouTuber PewDiePie and his popular let’s play video series.
Amnesia series stands out among PC Halloween games with protagonists that have lost their memory. In the Dark Descent, you take up the role of a man named Daniel who is trapped in a castle and has no memory of his past. Daniel will be hunted by monsters roaming around in the corridors of the mansion. You’ll explore the castle all alone, piecing together what happened to Daniel and trying not to lose your own sanity at the same time.
Silent Hill: Homecoming
The initial release of Silent Hill: Homecoming back in 2008 was halted in Australia, while the Japanese release was canceled altogether. All of this occurred in response to the disturbing nature of the game, which for passionate horror game enthusiasts makes it a tremendous choice among PC Halloween games.
You play as a discharged soldier Alex Shepperd who returns to his hometown of Shepherd’s Glen only to discover that his brother and father have mysteriously disappeared along with various other inhabitants of the town. As Alex tries to find out what happened to his loved ones all clues lead him to a suspicious neighboring town of Silent Hill which harbors disturbing secrets. Now it’s up to you to discover them.
Alien: Isolation serves as a direct sequel to 1979’s Ridley Scott’s film Alien – a science-fiction horror classic. Unlike various other installments in the Alien franchise, Isolation refuses to focus on cheap, flashy action and instead, it consciously focuses on recreating the feelings of anxiety, claustrophobia and tension (as proper PC Halloween games should).
The game features first-person stealth gameplay as you embody Amanda Ripley, the daughter of Ellen Ripley (the protagonist of the original film). Amanda finds herself in a cat and mouse situation along with a deadly, unpredictable Xenomorph as she is trapped in Sevastapol space station. The Xenomorph cannot be killed during the course of the game, only evaded or deterred with weapons. Join Amanda as she tries to learn the fate of her missing mother.
The Dead Space series always stood out among various PC Halloween games as an engaging mix of third-person action and survival-horror genres. Just like Alien: Isolation, Dead Space premise was inspired by the original Alien film, however, the developers from the studio of EA Redwood Shores recreate the feelings characteristic to the classic blockbuster in their own original sci-fi setting.
In the Dead Space series, you play as Issac Clarke, a simple engineer, an everyday man who finds himself in a constant and unfortunate struggle with parasitic alien lifeforms knowns as Necromorphs. Gameplay requires strategic dismemberment of enemies, otherwise, they will get back up to get you, even after being murdered.
The game Dying Light could be described as Mirrors Edge with zombies (zombies being a quite popular trope in PC Halloween games). Dying Light is an open-world first-person survival horror game that features parkour mechanics as you run on rooftops in order to avoid infected citizens.
In the game, you get to explore the entire city that is governed not only by rampaging zombie infection but also by dynamic day and night cycles that must be taken into account when you explore the open world for crafting resources.
Killing Floor 2
If you are fascinated by the zombie apocalypse scenario it would simply be a crime against yourself to miss Killing Floor 2. Among PC Halloween games this franchise is notable for originally being started as a mod for Unreal Tournament 2004.
Engage in the action-packed, gory, survival-horror first-person shooter as you battle hordes of zombies in a devastated continental Europe. After the collapse of all social order during the outbreak of the infection, a group of civilians and mercenaries organize themselves into privately funded operations to combat the threat. You are one of these soldiers, so get set to kick some zombie ass!
Dead by Daylight
In many horror games, you are the one who escapes and runs away from the terror. Here’s a game that allows you to bring terror to others. You don’t have to enjoy the PC Halloween games alone. Dead by Daylight is a multiplayer horror game that allows you to fulfill the fantasies of being the boogeyman of the story.
Dead by Daylight is a 4 vs 1 multiplayer game, where 4 people play as Survivors who attempt to evade the singular player that hunts them. Survivors have a third-person perspective for better situational awareness while the Killer sees the action from the first-person point of view. The game incorporates multiple famous horror franchise serial killers to play as, such as Michael Myers from “Halloween”. This unique take on the horror genre is, therefore, a fitting conclusion to the list of PC Halloween games.
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Engaging survival-horror games are one hell of a way to spend your October evenings up to Halloween. Traditionally, Halloween was celebrated to mark the darkest point of the year, as it was believed that at this particular time the border that marks the line between earthly and spiritual world loses its clarity.
These PC Halloween games included in our list for sure make you feel like the borders between worlds are disappearing. You’ll get sucked into engaging, well-written stories, and tense action, as well as get to receive a healthy dose of anxiety and adrenaline. The above-presented titles are sure to keep your blood flowing in the upcoming dark nights. The best thing is – every single one of these games included in the list can be found on the Eneba store! Therefore, you are more than welcome to visit us for all your Halloween-related gaming needs!