Since our second favorite event that happens in autumn (that’s Halloween to be more precise, second only to Oktoberfest) is already knocking at our doors and is bent on trick or treating the candies out of stores I assume it would be good to also take this into consideration within our field of video game posts, thus for this year’s holiday I picked five titles, both old and new, good and not so good that entertained and annoyed our gaming career throughout the years and some that still do … So without further ado let us get right into it with the first trailer.
Dead Space 3 – Story Trailer
The first bone chilling title is Dead Space which managed to get a scare or two out of all us with its amazing graphics and absolutely charming story (about what happens when science takes the wrong turn) from when it was first released up until its newest version (presented in the trailer above). Among many other things I assume that the whole idea of undead mutants in space certainly managed to bring a slice of the good old zombie flavor while not forgetting the most intense part about them … Killing them over and over again and thus transforming their sorry undead corpses into “deader” corpses … For the time being of course, because after all whenever you start a new game they will rise again and again and again and so on. Anyways the story had a great run and although it won’t get a fourth part I’m quite sure that after ten years or so we’ll still enjoy replaying this cool horror shooter trilogy.
Left 4 Dead 2 Zombie Survival Guide
The second title that I picked for this list of games that are supposed to scare you while you play them and to some extent manage to do that is the Left 4 Dead series. The first game in the series was awesome and back in 2008 when it was first launched things were still quite fresh, however after the release of the second game I honestly got rid of the first because to a great extent its the same game plus a few extra features here and there, but the thing that made me pick this one over the first was obviously its improved story and empowered monsters. I mean those bastards have everything they need to get almost anyone who is sane enough and is wise enough to play it with headphones on max volume. The game didn’t continue its story with a third part, however they added plenty of DLC with tons of awesome new content that sated our hunger for butchering (and being butchered) by zombies and witches and other digital ghoulish pests that succeded in riping a scare from me now and then.
Evil Within Final Trailer
Alright so this sick twisted game only came out a couple weeks ago and as soon as I layed eyes on it a year ago when the first trailer came out I sort of knew what to expect from it, but now that I finally got to play I have to confess that it totally blew my mind. The game is basically a survival horror in the style of Outlast however it also gives you the chance the fight back (not that it would matter all that much when you don’t have any cursed bullets and there is no green gel for miles), but still it’s something, right?. Overall I have to admit that so far I wasn’t able to get to far away with the game, but I expect to do at least a little progress next week when I’ll finally have time to take a closer look at it and get past that damned situation I got stuck in … But anyways, scare themes are awesome, graphics are totally amazing and the overall feeling of insecurity the game offers its players simply leaves you speechless. So if you haven’t managed to get it already do please order the game cause that’s the title you’ll have to play for Halloween and try to discover the Evil Within.
Dante’s Inferno (The Video Game)
If you guys liked the Devil May Cry series and haven’t made the connection to Dante’s Divine Comedy just yet, then allow me to tell you that there’s a game out there that points this out in the easiest way possible … A game called Dante’s Inferno that basically goes on the same framework as Devil May Cry in terms of gameplay and story, except that it’s slightly different in terms of … naming I guess? Well anyways taking it as a standalone game it still is pretty cool and although it gets monotonus at some points the literature major in me is happy to see a different enactement of the well known medieval allegory of the journey through the catholic hell (well this is more of a colored version of it, but I guess that the essence is the same). Just in case you won’t have time to play it or you might have trouble finding it, I recommend the animation that was released together with it that is called (let’s see if you guess) … Dante’s Inferno: An animated epic! It’s not much really, but if you’re into this kind of stuff that binds together gaming, literature and religion, you’ll like it.
Manhunt 2 (Official Trailer)
And finally from Rockstar games comes a title that’s filled with violence and torture and that’s not GTA (I’m sorry to disappoint). No sir, I know that whenever anyone uses the Rock + ☆ together the first thing on your mind is Grand Theft Auto, but since it’s Halloween I digged around the web and I got across this pretty title here. Manhunt 1 and 2 are a much more serious approch to horror/slasher/shooter/troture video games that Rockstar somehow managed to sweep under the carpet (once you’ll take a closer look at it you’ll know why) because it just didn’t appeal to such a great audience. Now the game ain’t perfect, but it works and if you get the guts to play through you’ll find yourself in plenty of situations worthy of the Saw/Hostel series both on the giving and receiving end of ultimate pain. This and a whole bunch of other sick ways to end someone’s life make this classic game my final pick for this sickly spooky list on this Hallow’s Eve.
I do hope you’ve enjoyed our small roundup on horror games and I advise you all to take a closer at all these games for I found them quite entertaining (in the given context of pumpking carving of course). For now I wish you all a Happy Halloween with plenty of spooks and candies (all of them being age appropriate of course) and I guess that I’ll return soon enough with our normal news on whatever updates might be up in our strategy to winning a top spot in the new Warlords expansion for Wacraft, in terms of good guides/addons and tips and tricks and everything in between. Till then, have fun playing!