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5 Scary Games for Spooky October

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By Jerry Walters - - 5 Mins Read
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October is a month filled with an eerie enchantment, thanks to the spine-tingling celebration of Halloween. As the leaves rustle with the whispers of ghosts and the nights grow longer, the air becomes charged with an irresistible mystique.


Jack-o'-lanterns flicker with mischievous grins, and costumes transform ordinary folks into creatures of the night. It's a time when the ordinary world collides with the supernatural, making it the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the thrill of spooky experiences.


One way to truly savor the spine-chilling spirit of Halloween is by diving into the world of scary video games. These digital realms can transport you to haunted mansions, dark forests, and forsaken asylums, where fear lurks around every corner. Whether you prefer the heart-pounding suspense of survival horror titles or the adrenaline rush of jump scares, there's a spooky game for every taste.


So, gather your courage, dim the lights, and embark on a hair-raising adventure that will leave you trembling with excitement, making this October a truly unforgettable and delightfully spooky season.


Brace yourself as you are about to discover a full collection of scary games to play during Halloween


  1. Pumpkin Jack 


Pumpkin Jack gameplay screenshot
Pumpkin Jack | Gameplay


Pumpkin Jack is one of the scary games that you can play if you want to take your spooky October experience to a whole new level. Everyone knows that pumpkins are a very important part of the Halloween season, and playing them in games makes it even better. Pumpkin Jack is a game that is filled with many scary figures.


Their figures and characters often appear in the form of zombies and aliens. The major function of the player here is to slash these zombies and aliens into half and kill them.


Failure to do so usually results in the players themselves getting killed. Basically, this game is the survival of the fittest, where you either step up or get killed. The best thing is that it is available for various gaming consoles such as PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC. 


  1. Alien: Isolation



Alien: Isolation gameplay screenshot
Gameplay | Alien: Isolation


Alien: Isolation is one of the Halloween games that will send you into the gallows of dread, anxiety, and fear. This game will surely provide you with a premium horror experience, as its whole gameplay is built around another horror movie.



One of the best things about this is you can play it on many platforms. It is available on PS4, Switch, Xbox One, PC, Xbox 360, PS3, and Mac. It is a first-person game that was created in 2014. It spent a large chunk of its existence as a disposable cannon fodder in other Alien games.


However, this game has been made its own boss by the developers, bringing its full potential into existence. It is a first-person player game that combines a bit of sci-fi and alien moments. 


  1. Death’s Door


Death’s Door
Gameplay | Death’s Door


If you are someone who loves haunted houses as your own form of horror game, then this one's for you. Named Death’s Door, this game allows you to explore an adventure filled with many scary experiences. There's no rest here, as players are kept on their feet throughout the gameplay.


This game was released in 2021, allowing players to wander through many scary haunted houses searching for souls. There are many cases in this game where the hunter becomes the hunted. So, players must always hold their ground if they must avoid defeat.


This game is available on many platforms, such as PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC. 


  1. Costume Quest


Costume Quest gameplay screenshot
Gameplay | Costume Quest


Costume Quest is a game that is meant for the younger audience, but an adult can still play this game if they want to have fun. The gameplay of this title is kind of cartoonish, which is why it is mainly meant for children.


Allowing children to play this game will provide them with a fun-filled yet scary perspective of Halloween. This is a trick-or-treat role-playing game, honoring the holiday’s dual-sided sword with sweets. In this game, there are many kids that have a kind of big head that collects costumes for the player.


At the same time, these big-headed kids fight off monsters that answer the door. In this game, the player can dress up in many costumes, such as knights, robots, and many others. Costume Quest is available on many platforms like PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox Cloud Gaming, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android. 


  1. Night in the Woods


Night in the Woods
Gameplay | Night in the Woods


Imagine in real life, you set off to the woods, filled with scary voices, animals, and monsters. They would be terrifying, right? This is precisely what Night in the Woods is trying to offer their players. This is one of the scary games to play during Halloween.


Players can embark on an adventurous journey through a vast forest in this game, encountering numerous opponents along the way. While exploring, players can discover hidden secrets that aid them in their quest to survive.


This game is accessible on multiple platforms, including PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, Linux, and iOS.