Updated on Oct 28, 2021

Find the top Halloween video games with nightmarish stories in this spooktacular article to make your night boo-tiful!

Trick or Treat? 🎃 Halloween, the second highest-grossing commercial holiday (after Christmas) in the US and Canada, is around the corner. Many Americans celebrate this day by putting up freaky decorations in and outside their houses. For a real Halloween atmosphere, one needs Jack O’lanterns, pumpkin decorations, pies, scary stands, spikes and bats hanging from the ceiling, witches flying in the air, and zombies, if you will, should you really want to up your halloween game.

Unlike the past Halloweens, this year, we have more restrictions due to COVID-19. This doesn’t mean, however, that you need to scrap your halloween plans altogether. There are several ways to celebrate this day while observing the current rules, perhaps like organizing horror night parties at home with family and a few friends. New normal doesn’t equate to no fun.

Don’t let this occasion pass you by. Set up your home and bring in the Halloween spirit despite the pandemic. Watch horror films, share scary stories, or play spine-chilling video games. For this Halloween, we created a spooky video games list to play and enjoy the day.

Check these out, and make the most out of your Halloween 2020!

1. Alien: Isolation

Most savvy gamers will likely agree to put this game on the top of the list for Halloween. It is a death‑by‑alien simulator disguised as a survival game. If you prefer action and adventure games with a little bit of a twist, this game is for you. 

Based on the “Alien” science fiction horror film series, this video game will make your heart beat so fast. The most challenging and terrifying part of the game is trying to constantly find new ways to escape from the xenomorph monsters and aiming to survive. 

Having been critically acclaimed on the web, this game is truly worth giving a try on this holiday. The entire design of this well-written game, from sound to its smooth graphics, is both spooky and aesthetic. Put on good headphones and a large screen for a more immersive experience. All in all, this game is a must for Alien-themed game fans.

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2. Doki Doki Literature Club

The second on our Halloween game list is Doki Doki Literature Club. At first glance, this game seems like a lighthearted dating visual novel with lovely anime characters, but a few minutes into it, you’ll realize that it is a metafictional psychological horror! This scary American video game is developed by Team Salvato and was published in 2017. 

The main character is a high school boy who joins a literature club with four female members. What happens next up to the end of the game will keep you on your toes!

Available on itch.io and Steam. 

DISCLAIMER: “Doki Doki Literature Club” game is not appropriate for children or for those who are sensitive due to medical conditions.

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🎃 Enough jump scares, creepy characters, and psychological terrors! Let’s dig deeper!

3. Blair Witch

Despite the mixed opinions on this game, we believe it deserves to be a part of our list. Blair Witch is a meta-fictional psychological game developed based on the film of the same name. It was published by Lionsgate Games. The game can be played on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. 

It starts with the character having a typical walk in the forest with a dog, a camera, a flashlight, and a phone. After a while, the character finds strange wooden dolls, puzzles to solve…..and the horror begins! Available on Steam.

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👻 Already scared? Wait, there’s more!

4. Resident Evil 2 and 3

For any horror game fans, Resident Evil is always a good idea. This Japanese zombie-related horror franchise is created by Shinji Mikami and Tokuro Fujiwara and published by CAPCOM, which released the series as Biohazard in Japan.

Not sure which one to choose among the two? Here’s a little tip! Start with shooting zombies with Resident Evil 2 on October 31. If you can’t get enough and being chased by the bloodthirsty Nemesis sounds great for you, consider playing Resident Evil 3 the next day. In the latter, you’d need to solve puzzles and avoid monsters threatening your life.

👻 We recommend playing these Halloween video games with a dim light!

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🎃 Halloween shouldn’t just be about monsters and jump scares. We’ve had enough nerve-wracking experiences this year so we think it is fair to suggest a less-spooky, family-friendly game on Halloween 2020.

5. Luigi’s Mansion 3

Do you remember Mario’s younger brother and sidekick Luigi? Luigi, a.k.a you the player, is bound to do some ghostbusting in a large haunted hotel!

Luigi’s Mansion 3 is a colorful, entertaining, and lightly spooky video game which will be released on October 31, just in time for this holiday. The game will feature two modes of gameplay: a single-player story mode and a set of multiplayer game modes. The main goal is to catch ghosts as in previous installments by stunning them with Luigi’s flashlight, sucking them with his Poltergust, and capturing them by downing their health to0.

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Have a great time with ghosts and monsters at the comfort of your own home on October 31. CCCI team wishes you a fun and spooky Halloween 2020 celebration! 

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