Not comfortable going out post pandemic? Or just not that into parties? Well then, dust off your pumpkins, sit back and listen to our guide on how to fill your Halloween with games worthy of the scariest night of the year!
Tabletop gaming with a spooky feel!
First up, tabletop games! Whether it’s board gaming or roleplaying, there’s nothing quite like sitting around the table with a group of friends for an immersive experience and a boatload of drinks to capture the spirit of Halloween!
Betrayal at House on the Hill
This game puts players in the place of a rag-tag group of horror movie cliches all trying to survive while exploring an ever-expanding mansion that spawns as you play. The game is designed so that each time you play you don’t know what rooms, artifacts, and monsters you’ll come across next! Designed for 3-6 players, so gather a jock, a cheerleader and a mad scientist and enjoy running for your life together or even becoming the monster yourself and eating your friends in the full spirit of Halloween!
Click here to check it out for yourself!
Don’t look back
Place your friends into a slasher flick and try to survive as a game-controlled killer hunts you down Friday the 13th style! A brilliant game to put you in the centre of a horror movie from the safety of your own home.
Visit the site here for more details!
Slashers not your thing? Try Zombies!!! Become a group of survivors and make your way to the helicopter pad, all the while fighting zombies and looting supplies along the way!
Begin your survival quest here!
Fancy something heavier? Try a role-playing game!
Call of Cthulhu
Create your character and enter the works of H.P Lovecraft. Take on the role of an investigator trying to discover the secrets of the unknowable and survive against horrors beyond reality. This is a game that measures your survival not on your health, but on your sanity…
The investigation starts here!
Dungeons and Dragons
Yes! Even the tabletop RPG classic can be tailored to fit your Halloween vibes! With horror-based modules such as the Vampiric foe-filled ‘Curse of Strahd’, or the twisted pleasures of ‘The Wild Beyond the Witchlight’. The ever-versatile titan of Role Play has everything you’ll need for an immersive horror experience!
Interested in getting started with one of the world’s most popular role-playing games? Click here to get started!
Hot Potato Games
Finally, as the night goes on, why not grab some party games to unwind and continue the fun between the horror? With games such as Obama Llama, Chameleon and Bucket of Doom, Hot Potato games have everything you’ll need to decorate your evening with all the dumb fun that any gathering of friends could need!
Browse the range here!
More into Videogames? Challenge yourself and friends with these unique horror picks!
The Last of Us Remastered
The cinematic award-winning survival horror remastered! Travel across a zombie infested post-apocalyptic America and face the horrors of a collapsed society and a spore infested wilderness in this masterpiece of storytelling by Naughty dog.
Resident Evil Village
Alternatively, pick up the newest in Capcom’s Resident Evil series and spend your evening fighting to escape from an isolated village ruled by a group of monstrous creatures who want nothing more than to toy with their prey.
Fancy something a little different? Try Tarsier Studio’s Little Nightmares! A puzzle platform horror game that’ll see you traverse a corrupted ship and attempt to navigate your way to freedom while you avoid becoming the other passengers next meal…
Luigi’s Mansion 3 – Multiplayer action!
Or, if multiplayer is a must, then enter the mansion of everyone’s favourite plumber brother, (sorry Mario!) and battle ghosts with a vacuum cleaner. With cartoonish horrors around every corner, Nintendo’s offering to your night is sure to be a blast!
Looking for something more unique? Try out some Indie games:
For a more unique feel than your usual triple A title, why not browse online for an Indie game experience? See the creativity of the smaller studios and dive into a gaming experience to remember!
Hunt down ghosts in virtual reality as you and your friends become a group of paranormal investigators. Feel the fear of the unknown in a variety of missions in which; unlike real life paranormal investigations, there is a high chance you’ll come across a phantom force in no time!
Dead by Daylight
Play online with friends and strangers as either killer or survivor and compete to turn on generators and escape while the killer attempts to hunt you down!
Topping of the list is the Jackbox collection! With games like murder trivia party you can theme your mini-game picks to your spookiest desires, or to wind down you can go for a few rounds of silliness with games like ‘Quiplash’ and ‘Split The Room’! Guaranteed to help you get your friends involved with a collection of ridiculous mini games!
More on Steam!
And if none of this sounds appealing? No problem! The Steam store will have tons of goodies to pique your interest and at great prices! With such classics as the Five Nights at Freddie’s series and Slender: The Arrival, I’m sure you’ll have no problem finding an unforgettable indie experience!
And Finally, Don’t Forget Your Snacks!
To complete your evening don’t forget to pick up plenty of your favourite snacks, because if you’ve followed our guide, you’ll need your energy for your fun and fear filled evening! Think you’ll pick up any of these games? Or even just the snacks part? Feel free to let us know how your Halloween night in went on our social media pages!
Thank you for reading!
Oliver is a writer and journalist who loves fantasy fiction and table top gaming, with a bit of acting on the side!