The 10 best spooky games to play during Halloween 2019

By Aaron Potter | | 302 |

Looking to set your heart racing during the spooky season? Whether it’s a grizzly survival shooter primed to make you wince or something that skews a little more family friendly, you needn’t look far for some truly great horror video games to play during Halloween. PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch have so many Halloween video games to choose from, though, we thought it worthwhile to help Console Deals readers out with a definitive list of the best.

From ground-up remakes of beloved PS One horror classics to all-new creature features ready to grace your modern console, take your pick from any of these great spooky games perfect to play throughout Halloween:

10. Resident Evil 2

Resident Evil 2 Xbox One PS4Released just this year for PS4 and Xbox One, the remake of Resident Evil 2 blew away all expectations by reinstalling some classic scares into a familiar environment using an entirely new graphics engine. You still play as Leon S. Kennedy or Claire Redfield exploring the zombie-infested RPD headquarters, only now you do so from an RE 4 style over-the-shoulder perspective and against undead enemies that look incredibly realistic. You’ll attempt to find a way to escape with the dreaded Mr. X always hot on your heel, making Resident Evil 2 a perfect way to set in scares.

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    9. Until Dawn

    Choose your own adventure may be a genre with a storied past, but Until Dawn is an underrated PS4 gem that merges the concept with the schlocky premise of a teenage slasher movie to create something totally fresh. You take on the role of numerous characters staying in a cabin in the woods, making decisions and uncovering pathways in the attempt to survive the supernatural dangers outside. Think of Until Dawn as more like an interactive movie than a traditional game. This is what makes it such a great Halloween game to play alongside others, letting you make choices together.

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    8. Luigi’s Mansion 3

    Luigi's Mansion 3 slamWhile Luigi’s Mansion 3 may not have quite graced store shelves yet, we’ve seen enough in previews to know that it’ll be one of the best kid-friendly spooky game options out there. Arriving exclusively on Nintendo Switch, Luigi’s Mansion 3 successfully ups the ante on the previous games by setting the titular sibling off in a sprawling hotel, with each floor being full of ghosts and ghouls just waiting to be hoovered up. This will be the first Luigi’s Mansion to be rendered fully in HD, showcasing the power of Nintendo Switch to offer up a Halloween-themed adventure like no other.

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    7. Dead by Daylight

    If multiplayer scares are more your thing, Dead by Daylight has been a popular choice for a fair few years now. It casts one player as a roaming murderer required to chase other players that are trying to escape. Recent years have seen all manner of legendary bad guys from Holly wood films added to the mix, including Leather Face from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Freddy from Nightmare on Elm Street. If you’re after an ideal party game this Halloween, trust Dead by Daylight to deliver asynchronous fun.

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    6. Little Nightmares

    2D side-scrollers, as a general rule of thumb, tend to be quite colourful and charming. However, the arrival of Limbo in 2010 suddenly changed all this, providing that the side-on perspective can equally give players chills given an appropriately spooky setting. Little Nightmares is one of the best examples of this tact, casting players as a lowly, yellow-coated child attempting to escape an oversized world filled with haunting dangers. Give it a go if you prefer your Halloween video games to be bitesize.

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    5. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

    Resident Evil 7Because one Resident Evil game just isn’t enough, we thought we’d also include the latest chronological instalment on this list. Unlike Resident Evil 2, however, this seventh entry flips the perspective to first-person, giving this survival horror masterclass a more claustrophobic feel. You’ll explore the dank musk of a Louisiana home in search of your lost girlfriend, encountering many a sludge monster as you uncover the mystery. On PS4 Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is entirely playable in VR if you have the stomach, instantly making it one of the most intense Halloween video game experiences out there.

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    4. The Evil Within 2

    Evil within 2The second game produced by the original creator of Resident Evil, Evil Within 2 is a more confident and focused third-person survival horror game than the first, upping the scale by setting you off within a series of spooky hubs. The entire game takes place in your mind, meaning that nothing is off the table in terms of possible nightmares. The combat is always challenging but fair, and Evil Within 2 is unafraid to bend the mind a little in the story it weaves. A nice gem to play throughout Halloween.

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    3. Outlast Trinity

    Outlast is a unique horror game in that it doesn’t really feature any combat. Instead you’re encouraged to stealth your way through an insane asylum in the first game, and then a death-happy cult farm in the second. Outlast Trinity bundles in both titles, as well as the ‘Whistleblower’ follow-up DLC story that serves as a code to the first game. A video camera serves as the main hook, being your only light source when things get extremely dark. Just be sure to stock up on batteries, otherwise you’ll be an easy target for those that go bump in the night.

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    2. MediEvil

    Another beloved PS One game with a spooky twist, MediEvil on PS4 has arrived just in time to celebrate Halloween in 2019. It’s a PS4 exclusive that features a lot of charm and wit, casting you as Sir Daniel Fortesque who is suddenly revived from the dead to best an evil sorcerer intent on destroying the kingdom of Gallowmere. What follows is classic hack-and-slash action at its finest, serving as a delightful romp for younger audiences craving the perfect Halloween video game.

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    1. Alien Isolation

    While the much-maligned Aliens: Colonial Marines left us with a very poor taste in the mouth, Alien Isolation showed us what can happen when a game pays true homage to a classic horror film correctly. Alien: Isolation is the slow-paced sequel to Ridley Scott’s Alien we never got, placing you in the shoes of Ellen’s daughter Amanda who is stuck on Sevastopol station trying to avoid the titular creature. You can never kill the Xenomorph stalking you, only delay it. What follows is the perfect sci-fi game of cat and mouse and a truly tense scary game for Halloween.

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    Aaron Potter

    A fervent word whisperer and lifetime TimeSplitters fanatic, Aaron’s video game obsession started after playing GTA far too young. Since then, he’s tried to put it to good use writing for places like GamesRadar, Kotaku, and now Console Deals.