Trying to Feel the Fear? Here are Some Spooky Games and Where to Play Them

Spooky season is officially here and there are many ways to immerse yourself in the fun and fear that comes with playing scary video games.

Here is a list of some horror (or at least mildly spooky) video games to help you celebrate Halloween season:

Amnesia series

First-person adventure, survival horror – PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch 

The Amnesia series includes Amnesia: The Dark Descent, the Justine expansion and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs

Amnesia: The Dark Descent puts you in the shoes of Daniel as he wakes up in a desolate castle, barely remembering anything about his past. Exploring the eerie pathways, you must also take part of Daniel’s troubled memories. The horror does not only come from the outside, but from the inside as well. A disturbing odyssey into the dark corners of the human mind awaits.

In Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, developers say wealthy industrialist Oswald Mandus awakes in his bed, wracked with fever and haunted by dreams of a dark and hellish engine. 

Tortured by visions of a disastrous expedition to Mexico, broken on the failing dreams of an industrial utopia, wracked with guilt and tropical disease, he wakes into a nightmare. The house is silent, the ground beneath him shaking at the will of some infernal machine: all he knows is that his children are in grave peril, and it is up to him to save them.

The latest entry in the series, Amnesia: Rebirth, launches on PC and PlayStation 4 on Oct. 20, 2020.

Alan Wake

Action-adventure, third-person shooter – PC and Xbox 360

A Dark Presence stalks the small town of Bright Falls, pushing Alan Wake to the brink of sanity in his fight to unravel the mystery and save his love.

Alien: Isolation

Survival horror – PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch 

When she left Earth, Ellen Ripley promised her daughter she would return home to celebrate her 11th birthday. She never made it.

Fifteen years later, Amanda Ripley learns that the flight recorder from her mother’s ship has been recovered. Amanda enters Sevastopol space station to finally solve the mystery of her mother’s disappearance, only to confront an unknown menace.

Engage in a terrifying quest for survival as you navigate the labyrinthine Sevastopol station. Unprepared and underequipped, you will need all your wits and daring to get out alive.

BioShock series

First-person shooter – PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch


BioShock is a shooter unlike any other, loaded with unique weapons and tactics. Complete with an arsenal of revolvers, shotguns, and grenade launchers, players will be forced to genetically modify their DNA to become an even deadlier weapon.

Bioshock 2

In BioShock 2, you step into the boots of the most iconic denizen of Rapture, the Big Daddy, as you explore through the decrepit and beautiful fallen city, chasing an unseen foe in search of answers and your own survival.

Bioshock Infinite

Indebted to the wrong people, with his life on the line, veteran of the U.S. Cavalry and now hired gun, Booker DeWitt has only one opportunity to wipe his slate clean. He must rescue Elizabeth, a mysterious girl imprisoned since childhood and locked up in the flying city of Columbia.