For those still looking to get in on some Halloween action, without breaking the bank, you are in luck! Sales to commemorate the unholy holiday abound, and we’ve got you covered for some of the best ones to check out this Halloween season.
The Evil Within: $9.99 (50% off on Steam):
If you are looking for a classic survival horror experience, you can’t go wrong with The Evil Within. Developed by Shinji Mikami, the creator of the acclaimed Resident Evil series, the game tells the story of Detective Sebastian Castellanos, as he and his team investigate the scene of a mass murder. When things go south, Sebastian finds himself among a demented world of undead horror, forced to fight to survive. The game has been positively received since its 2014 release, teetering around 80% positive user reviews on its steam page. The game isn’t for the faint of heart, but provides some solid thrills for the horror seekers in the crowd.
The Amnesia Collection: $3.49 (90% off on Steam)
If there ever was one, Amnesia is the grand-daddy of modern horror games. Even though it’s aged a little over the years, it’s a steal to snag one of the most iconic titles in the genre for the price of a cup of coffee. For those who haven’t had the pleasure already, now is the perfect time to delve into Frictional Game’s masterwork. It’s a game worth experiencing for yourself, though it might be worth investing in a new pair of pants beforehand.
Death Road to Canada: $8.99 (40% off on Steam)
For those intimidated by the hardcore horror types, the whimsical Death Road to Canada might be just your cup of tea. Imagine a love child between Oregon Trail and a rogue-like, set in a zombie apocalypse. Throw in a toss of wacky humor, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for a Halloween treat. While the scariest thing about this game might be the bad luck it throws your way, it is equally amusing to throw your friends into a zombie horde. At least they won’t be dying of dysentery.
Detention: $5.99 (50% off on Steam)
For those who like something a little more obscure, Detention is worth checking out. Without giving too much away. the game is set in the unique setting of 1960’s marital law Taiwan, where players will explore the happenings of a remote high school. A distinct art direction and sound design, and the weaving of Taiwanese/Chinese culture and mythology into the plot is sure to provide a nice change of pace for the horror crowd. Don’t expect many jump-scares, but an acclaimed plot and slow, creeping horror should keep players hooked this October.
While those are some of the highlights available right now, the list is by no means exhaustive. There are simply too many great games to include all of them here (Crypt of the Necrodancer comes to mind), and we encourage a little exploration to find your favorite frightful niche. Sales across all sites, including GOG and Green Man Gaming, are sure to provide something for everybody. Happy Halloween, and happy gaming!