The best horror games to play this Halloween

Resident Evil 3 by Capcom

What better way to get into the Halloween mood than with a good old horror game? Sure, a horror film might be your go-to – but think of a horror game as a film you get to be part of! We’re massive fans of these types of games and couldn’t think of a better way to spend Halloween.

There are so many different horror games to choose from. Between mainstream titles and indie favourites, it’s hard to pick an outright ‘best’. So, for the sake of giving you some variety we’ve dug out a few of our favourites and listed them below.

If your favourite is missing, let us know what it is in the comments.

Resident Evil 3

The Resident Evil series has been a favourite amongst horror fans for a long time, with the games offering players the chance to continually delve deeper into the world which was further expanded upon in the film franchise. The series also spans across several years and consoles, further proving it’s popularity.

So why Resident Evil 3 (the remake) specifically, you may ask? Well, released earlier this year, Resident Evil 3 is much more action-oriented than its predecessor, complete with a dodge mechanic to get you out of sticky situations, a surplus amount of ammunition, and more zombies than ever!

Perfect for a spooky game-athon!

Alien: Isolation

Inspired by the Alien film franchise, Alien: Isolation draws heavily from the original film, pitting you against a single Alien creature in a tense fight for survival.

The game benefits from a ‘stripped-back’ approach, allowing more emphasis on the horror and suspense elements of the game, rather than trying to incorporate multiple Aliens much like the movie sequels.

Unfortunately, you won’t get to walk in the shoes of the original heroine Ellen Ripley, but you will get the chance to continue her legacy as daughter Amanda Ripley. Set 15 years after the events of the first film, your task is to investigate the disappearance of your mother, whilst avoiding the ruthless, slimy creature.

Silent Hill 4: The Room

Originally released in 2004, Silent Hill 4 has just been re-released this month. If you were a fan of the Silent Hill series when it first released, this one’s sure to give you a healthy dose of nostalgia.

Most notable for ditching it’s traditional setting established in the first installments of the series, Silent Hill 4 is set in the fictional city of Ashfield and follows a character by the name of Henry Townshend as he attempts to escape from his locked-down apartment.


Possibly one of the most terrifying, panic-inducing horror games to be released. Outlast takes place predominantly in the dark with nothing but a camcorder equipped with night vision to guide you on your way… if you have batteries for it that is.

Oh and guess where it’s set? An abandoned mental asylum. As you sneak and stealthily make your way around the building you’ll encounter an array of homicidal mental patients roaming free, so staying hidden is in your best interest.

An out-and-out spook-fest perfect for Halloween!

Gaming with Ebuyer

If you’re going to be spending your Halloween gaming, like us, why not grab a new gaming PC to play these spine-tingling titles on? Or, if you’ve recently upgraded your PC, grab some new peripherals to upgrade your gaming rig.

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