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Steam PC games to play on or around Halloween
By Sam Jones - 26th Oct 2020Games
PC games for the spooks and thrills of Halloween
October 31st - a day of trick or treating, a huge consumption of candy and a 200% increase in people dressing up as black cats (oooh scary).
While most of you will be heading out to parties or donning your Halloween costumes to knock on neighbor's doors for treats, there are just as many of you who will be keeping it low key and firing up your PC for an evening of gaming. If you're looking for some new games to try out tonight, we've got a few Halloween inspired Steam PC games that we think you'll enjoy.
With everything from horror, gore, action and survival - feast your eyes on our top pick of Steam games to play on Halloween.
If there was ever a game to play with the lights off and your headset on, this is it. First-person survival horror Alien: Isolation sees players go up against an AI Xenomorph which adapts to your methods of evasion in order to kill you in many, many brutal ways. You'll have to take shelter in various locations including ventilation shafts, lockers and in dark corners to stand the slightest chance of escaping this space-age threat.
The story follows the adventures of Amanda Ripley, daughter of Ellen Ripley, who has set out to find what became of her mother fifteen years prior. Taking place aboard the damaged Sevastopol space station, gamers will discover more than they bargained for.
To get the full experience, it's worth picking up the Alien: Isolation Collection, which features the base game and seven DLCs - with additional missions to test your nerve!
Remothered: Tormented Fathers
Realistic survival horror Remothered: Tormented Fathers has unpredictable, psychological plot-twists that will keep you on the edge of your seat - with several game genres including stealth, action and strategy. You play as Rosemary Reed, who visits the home of Richard Felton in order to investigate the disappearance of a girl called Celeste.
Your investigation will not be easy as an eerie presence begins stalking you - so prepare yourself for a chilling narrative adventure where players must study their enemy's behavior and solve puzzles in order to progress.
Killing Floor 2
It's creepy, it's chaotic and you'll bloody well love it. Dismemberment is the norm in action FPS Killing Floor 2, where players must survive against mutated creatures spawned from a biotech experiment gone wrong. With more monsters, weapons and new endless horde mode, this sequel steps up the ante when it comes to monster-slaying, co-op action.
A multitude of varied playable characters await for players to choose from in this 'Very Positive' rated game as they enter the fray in online co-op mode - or solo mode for those willing to brave the horrific specimens alone. There's also Be the Zed mode, a 12-player PvP mode where two teams take turns playing Humans vs. Zeds in a pair of short matches.
In the first match, one team plays Humans and the other Zeds until the humans all die during a single round or they beat the boss. For the second match the teams switch sides and when the battle is completed both teams receive a score based on their performance and the higher score wins!
From modern militaristic assault rifles, brutal improvised makeshift weapons, classic historical guns, and off the wall 'Mad Scientist' weapons, Killing Floor 2 has a unique blend of killing tools that will satisfy any gamer
Open-world action horror game Dying Light can give quite a few scares during the day, but during the night, it's one hell of a scary experience. Set in the city of Harran, players take on the role of a skilled parkour runner exploring a dangerous urban environment overrun by zombies and dangerous human gangs.
Supply drops are scarce, and rival groups will be tracking and scavenging through the same zones as you in an attempt to find ammo, medicine and weapons. When the sun goes down, a whole new zombie appears in the form of the Volatiles - a dangerous breed that will get your heart racing... just remember, they fear UV light.
Craft some melee weapons for close quarter combat and find yourself a nice ranged weapon, because you're going to need them when the undead come a-calling. With the huge expansion and multiple DLCs, it's well worth getting the Dying Light - The Following: Enhanced Edition to truly discover the terrors that lie ahead... plus, you get to drive buggies as part of the huge expansion!
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope
The second chapter of the The Dark Pictures Anthology following Man of Medan, which launched in August last year, Little Hope is the next spine-tingling addition of Supermassive Games and Bandai Namco's story-driven adventure horror series. The plot follows four college students and their professor who become stranded in an abandoned town.
Trapped by an impenetrable fog they try desperately to escape whilst witnessing terrifying visions from the past. They must figure out the motivation of these apparitions before the evil forces at work drags each of their souls to hell. The game, much like Supermassive's PS-exclusive Until Dawn, offers up quick-time events where the player will have to choose a specific path or save a certain character - thus creating a 'Butterfly Effect' for the story's progression.
Unlike Man of Medan, Little Hope features multiple timelines between the past and present - and there are a number of updates from its predecessor, including the removal of tank controls, being able to walk faster and lowered difficulty for the quick-time events.
English actor Will Poulter, who starred in The Revenant and Midsommar, is one of the recognizable faces and voices in the game, as well as Pip Torrens who returns as The Curator.
Red Barrels' Outlast is a pure heart in your mouth horror that offers little weapons to help you survive while exploring the eerie Mount Massive Asylum as investigative journalist Miles Upshur. With just a camera to help you see into the pitch black, you'll have to hide under beds and sneak through rooms to avoid the terrifying patients that lurk around this facility - with the ultimate goal of discovering the dark secret that lies ahead.
Your camera battery, much like in real life, will only have so much juice so be sure to look for batteries as your vision will become impaired and that creepy noise up ahead will sound a lot more daunting when you can't see what it is!
Resident Evil 2 Remake
In the Resident Evil 2 Remake, you'll get to relive the events of Raccoon City 1998 in glorious remastered graphics. In this gripping survival horror, you'll experience a complete remake of Capcom's original sequel in the Resident Evil franchise - following the adventures of rookie cop Leon S. Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield.
Attempt to escape a city in the midst of a zombie apocalypse with flesh-eating zombies on the rampage at every turn. Witness an unparalleled adrenaline rush, gripping storyline and unimaginable horrors in over-the-shoulder third-person-shooter and melee action.
Fight or flee from Lickers, zombie dogs and mutated G-Virus monsters as you venture deeper into the unknown, and feel the fear as the dreaded Tyrant 'Mr. X' relentlessly pursues you. Featuring a combination of gameplay mechanics and camera style from the likes of RESIDENT EVIL 4 with the powerful RE Engine used in Resident Evil 7 - players will venture through a HD remastered Raccoon City and experience RE2 like never before.