Halloween might not be the biggest day of the year here in South Africa, but that doesn’t mean you cannot enjoy the scares on offer.
While there may be a few trick-or-treaters out come 31 October, we suggest you close the curtains, turn off the lights, and play some scary games.
What scary games you ask? These scary games – some of which have just been released.
The Evil Within
I have been playing a bit of The Evil Within and it has exceeded all my expectations in terms of scares.
We play so many violent/terrifying/action-packed games these days it is hard not to become desensitised, but The Evil Within takes you a trip that brings back that “scared to go into dark room alone” feeling.
Perfect to get you in the Halloween mood.
An Alien game might not follow the traditional zombie/monster/freak show genre traditionally associated with Halloween, but it definitely delivers the scares.
Sneaking around an abandoned spaceship while trying to avoid a flesh-eating being is a perfect way to pass the night away.
Outlast is one of the scariest games I have played recently, with the mental-institution-meets-hospital setting chilling to the bone.
Running away from killers and hiding in lockers to stay alive will keep you on edge, while scrounging for batteries for you camera light convoys a real-life sense of desperation.
I dare you to play this on the hardest difficulty.
Slender comes across as a simple game: you run around and collect notes, and that’s it, right? Not exactly.
Slender, with his tall frame and tuxedo, needs your help in eating a few souls this Halloween – and you will discover there is a lot more to this character than meets the eye.
While not a full game, PS4 owners owe it to themselves to download the free demo and give it a go before the end of the month.
The setting and atmosphere of this passageway-based horror is spine-tingling, with a crying foetus thrown in a sink for good measure.
Which games would you play to get in the Halloween mood? Let us know in the comments and forum.