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Halloween is a great time of year that often brings communities together. sweets are shared in neighborhoods throughout the world. And you get the chance to dress up in the most ridiculous outfits! Who wouldn't enjoy it! Anyways, if you're not planning on spending the day out of the house then we look at four games that can make your October 31st even more frightening. Warning, Don't play these alone!
Seven Days To Die
Millions of people around the world love the sandbox game Minecraft. Mix that with a zombie fueled land in the vein of WarZ and DayZ and you get an open world, voxel-based sandbox game named 7 Days to Die. You scavenge the desolate wasteland of Arizona looting a matter of objects in order to build in the game. You can create a whole heap of building materials to build yourself a new house or even build upon already wrecked houses/workshops. Whilst you're doing all of that you get attacked by a multitude of zombies scouring the lands. This gets even harder at night when they become faster and doubly as strong. Not only do you have to find a safe place to survive but you also need to eat and drink in order to stay alive. The game entered open alpha on August 16, 2013 with a full release in May 2014 on PC and Mac. The game was so popular in fact that it got greenlit on Steam after 23 days getting over 75,000 yes votes, 8,340 followers, and 8,700 favorites. It had been #1 on the Steam Greenlight after only 16 days with over 56,000 votes. You can get stuck into the alpha right now by purchasing the game here and the $35 includes the alpha, beta, and the full game when released! This is definitely one game you're going to want to get your teeth into this Halloween! That's if the zombies don't get there first!
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs
Amesia: A Machine for Pigs is a survival horror title that was released on September 10, 2013. The game is an indirect sequel to Amnesia: Dark Descent, which was developed and produced by Frictional Games. The game is set in the same universe as the previous game though features an entirely new cast of characters and time setting. The game is set in London on New Year's Eve 1899 and the focus of the story is Oswald Mandus, a wealthy industrialist and butcher, and his relationship with his children. Mandus returns from a "disastrous" expedition to Mexico where tragedy struck. Hit by fever, Mandus has frequent dreams about a dark machine until he regains consciousness. Little does he know that months have passed, and upon awakening, he hears the roar of an engine and a mysterious machine starts up.
Along the way, the player can discover journal entries and audio recordings that shed light on some of the last few months as well as refer to Mandus' writings in his journal about what to do next. This particular mechanic is crucial to understanding the narrative. During the six-hour campaign you feel immersed in an ever-growing sense of sheer dread the likes of which few games have ever been able to accomplish. The game is a played from a first-person perspective where you explore the environments using a lantern, with diary entries and notes providing information on the lost memory of the title character. The whole game is just completely eerie with some awesome edge of your sent moments and hide under duvet monets packed into the story. The game was originally set to release before Halloween 2012, but was later delayed to early 2013 due to overwhelming response and to meet the expectations and we finally get a chance to dive in to the horror filled worlds of Amnesia. Definitely one to play with friends if you're thinking of smashing through it on October 31st.
Slender: The Arrival
Slender: The Arrival is a video game that was developed and published by Blue Isle Studios and distributed by Parsec Productions as a sequel to Slender: The 8 Pages. It was released in March 26, 2013 so you can play it right now though Steam is coming by the end of this month (possible Halloween release??) Like its predecessor, the game is based on the eerie creature known as the Slenderman. The majority of the game takes place in abandoned areas like mines/houses etc with each area having a different objectives. Slender: The Arrival uses similar mechanics to its predecessor, The Eight Pages. The character is armed only with a flashlight. This limited defense forces a sense of helplessness, as the best way to survive in the game is to run whenever in danger. The Slender Man's behavior changes slightly between levels. In level one, it is seen at most, once. In level two, it most often teleports off-screen or just out of the character's line of sight, but is capable of appearing directly in front of the player. The developers are also considering a port over to consoles based on the success of the mac and PC versions. This is one hell scary game! Think of those Silent Hill scary bits, put them in a blender and pour the contents over a whole game! You will be jumping more than a kangaroo through the duration of this game! Just make sure you don't hit the ceiling! I dare you to play this one alone!
Asylum is an upcoming psychological horror game developed in Argentina. The story takes place in a fictional insane asylum called the Hanwell Mental Institute, players will be able to fully explore the institute, which is partially based on maps of real asylums. The game will have "twisty storytelling" and "horrifying revelations," and an atmosphere-focused style of horror. If that isn't spooky enough the game will actually be released on Halloween according to the Wikipedia page! The official website describes it as such - "Decay surrounds you, dread around every corner. You feel imprisoned while traversing the endless corridors… Asylum is a chilling journey through the intricate floors of the Hanwell Mental Institute, in which unimaginable atrocities have occurred in the past. Over four years in production, this horror adventure aims to marry cutting edge visuals with thrilling storytelling to give you the ultimate experience in fear. From the designer of the award-winning and cult sleeper hit Scratches you can check the trailer below to see just how scary this game is going to be. I warn you to bring a new pair of pants with you when playing this title!
That concludes our roundup of some awesome games that should have you excited for Halloween. If you get to play any if them then please comment below and let us know what you think. I know I'm going to get tucked in to some scary action during the day. I'll just have to see whether I'm brave enough to play them at night!