How are you going to be spending this Halloween? Maybe you’ll be the one hanging at home on candy duty. Or, maybe you’re going to be hosting a party for your kids and their friends. Are you going to be getting together with your crew for a big to-do? Or, will you be laying-low with the porch light off to avoid the trick-or-treat ultimatum?
No matter how you plan on spending All Hallows’ Eve, there are some great games that will fit right in with your fright-night festivities. From multi-player missions that are great for all ages to spooky storytellers and survival horror classics, these are some titles that you should grab if you’re looking for spooky fun on the big night.
- Ghostbusters – Rated: Everyone 10+
Grab your proton packs and save Manhattan from paranormal pests. If you want fun for the whole family, then this game is a great fit. You’ll pick up the action where the movie leaves off but still run into favorite characters like Slimer, Gertrude Eldridge, and Sparky. This game is popular with younger or inexperienced gamers.
The game can be played solo or two-to-four players can join the action in a co-op campaign. This is where it gets really exciting. The good news is Ghostbusters is also available for your PC. If you want to truly enhance the graphics and storyline, make sure to wear your gaming headset for the PC. It is guaranteed you feel like you are right in the middle of the action.
- What Remains of Edith Finch – Rated: Teen
You’ll play as Edith while she searches her family’s house for clues and explores their history to figure out why she is the last one alive. The storytelling, graphics, and sound of this game have been leaving gamers speechless. As the story unfolds, the investigation of the “family curse” leads to moments that are sad, funny, and scary. If you prefer spooky stories over slasher movies, you’ll definitely enjoy spending your evening with Edith.
- The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series – Rated: Mature
Clementine is back and better than ever. Players will help a young girl as she tries to survive the zombie apocalypse. Your decisions about who to trust and how much to risk will be key as this little girl faces cruel foes that are bigger and stronger than her. This title is hot off the presses and promises an upgrade of all previous content to the enhanced visual style of season 4. A grown-up storyteller with great graphics and loads of content, this one is sure to be a hit.
- Resident Evil 7 Biohazard Gold Edition – Rated: Mature
The latest in an all-time great series, this installment returns to its roots of exploration, atmosphere, and tense combat that set the bar for the entire survival horror genre while offering first-person perspective for the first time. The mix of familiar and new has players buzzing. The one thing they can all agree on is that this game doesn’t skimp on the scary. If you want edge-of-seat action set against a backdrop that will give you goosebumps, this is the one you want.
Every year Halloween gives you a chance to let your imagination run wild. It’s fun to try out something new just to see how it fits in with your favorite traditions. And, we’ve got a few more tips for you here. If you’re a fan of scary movie marathons, then games like What Remains of Edith Finch or The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series offer a slight twist on an old favorite. If you’re up for a little more action, you’ll enjoy Resident Evil 7 Biohazard Gold Edition. On the other hand, if you’re looking to build new traditions with the newest members of your crew, Ghostbusters will get you all in the spirit (no pun intended) together. Whichever game you decide to go for, we hope you have a safe but scary-fun Halloween this year!