Creepy Games to Play Around Halloween | Pugs and Dinosaurs

Halloween is the perfect time to crack out these spooky games to creep yourself out or scare yourself silly…here are some of my favourites:

The Last of Us

the-last-of-us

Image via analogaddiction.org

One of my all time favourite games, the Last of Us is set in a post apocalyptic America (of course) 20 years after a disease has wiped out most of the population and turned them into zombies.

It’s made by Naughty Dog – they guys who blessed us with Nate Drake and Uncharted – so you can expect stunning visuals, characters with depth and a storyline that keeps you hooked.

It’s a hugely suspenseful game, requiring you to creep around quietly avoiding detection but my God if you’re spotted expect to feel panicked as the zombies aren’t slow moving ones.

Alice Madness Returns

doll-children-alice-madness-returns

Image via bookmice.net

This game isn’t necessarily scary but it definitely has the creepy factor, with ominous looking levels, ghastly animations in the cut scenes and the back drop of grimy 19th Century London to navigate when you aren’t in Wonderland. The characters are also grotesque, such as the doll part children who greet Alice when she reaches the final level and the baby doll faced monsters.

The game itself also deals with the concept of fear and madness, as you attempt to discern whether Alice is really experiencing these things or if the game is just some nightmare world she is suffering.

Bioshock

The original Bioshock is the perfect creepy game to play around this time of year, and we’ve even just been blessed with a remastered collection to play on new gen consoles! Creeping round the run down Rapture, with crazy splicers crawling along the walls and jumping at you with mutated faces as well as the creepy Little Sisters, it’s definitely a game best played late at night in the dark!

Or…go retro:

Call of Duty zombies 

call-of-duty-zombies

Image via Pinterest

Forget the latest instalment of the zombies bonus levels on COD, featuring Jeff Goldblum (lol). When it comes to classic zombie games you need to crack out the PS3 and put on Call of Duty World at War then sit down and try to get as far as possible without being eaten alive by the undead hordes.

The sheer panic as they break the boards on the windows to get in, the moans, the desperate search for a better gun or XP to unlock the chest. It’s a game that gets the heart racing, perfect for Halloween.

What’s your favourite scary game to play?

Jade

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Creepy Games to Play Around Halloween | Pugs and Dinosaurs

  1. Stuart McEwan says:

    For next Halloween I have the Evil Within, Layers of Fear and a possible return to Outlast awaiting my fervent attention. But now I want to go back to Last of Us after reading this.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s