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Spooky Games To Play Over Halloween Weekend

Hello, Gamers! Today I have a fun list for you. Since Halloween is right around the corner, this coming Monday, many of you will probably be celebrating over the weekend, if you celebrate it of course, why not do so by playing bone-chilling games to get into the holiday spirit? There’s a little bit of something for everyone on this list; family fun and mature audiences too! So cuddle up on the couch with your loved ones and get ready to be scared as we explore this list of fright-filled games.

Frightful Family Fun

Looking for something a bit more light-hearted, or something to play with the kids? Look no further than our top picks on this list!

  • Luigi’s Mansion
    • 1, 2, & 3
  • Mario Party Series
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Nintendo Switch Sports
  • Animal Crossing Series
  • Ooblets
  • Pokémon Unite
  • Plants vs Zombies
  • Minecraft
  • Planet Zoo

Terrifying Teen Thrills

Want something with a little bit more oomph than the games listed above, but not quite ready to step into “mature audiences” territory? Then have a look at the games listed here!

  • Cult of the Lamb
  • The Sims Series
  • Mad Father
  • Misao
    • Misao does not actually have an ESRB rating but is the companion game to Mad Father. 
  • Ib
  • The Witch’s House
  • Crypt of the Necrodancer

Villainous Visual Novels

From mystery solving to finding love, we’ve got you covered if you’re looking for a bone-chilling optical experience.

  • Famicom Detective Club
    • The Girl Who Stands Behind & The Missing Heir
  • Raging Loop
  • Doki Doki Literature Club
    • Vanilla or +

Nightmarish Narratives

Want something a bit more interactive than a visual novel, but with the same depth of storytelling? Then this section may satisfy you.

  • Until Dawn
  • Danganronpa Series
    • The whole series save for two games are interactive narratives.
  • The Quarry
  • The Dark Picture Anthology

Ghosts and Goblins; Demons and the Dead

Here we have everything else on the list. Demons? Check. Ghosts? Check. Zombies? Check. Vampires? Also, check. Just looking for something twisted? Better check behind you.

  • Fatal Frame Series
  • Outlast Series
  • Condemned Series
  • Dead Rising
  • Splatterhouse
  • Corpse Party Series
  • Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
  • Resident Evil Series
  • American McGee’s Alice
    • Alice Madness Returns
  • Amnesia Series
  • Devil May Cry Series
  • Bayonetta Series
  • House of the Dead
  • Dead by Daylight
  • Silent Hill Series

Wrapping Up

How’s that for a list of skin-crawling, sinister games? Whether you’re looking for something to enjoy with the whole family, or you’re old enough to responsibly scare yourself silly as you cling to your blankets and hide your face in a pillow while nightmare creatures run after you, there’s something for everyone on this list. And trust me, nobody’s going to want to be sleeping on Halloween night…Later, Gamers!

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