Five horror games to play this Halloween
Celebrate Halloween with These Mobile Horror Games
Halloween is upon us, and what better way to get into the spooky spirit than by diving into some chilling mobile games? While mobile gaming has often struggled to replicate the immersive horror experiences of larger platforms, there are still plenty of thrilling options available for your handheld device. From story-driven single-player adventures to multiplayer showdowns and even match-3 horrors, here are five fantastic mobile horror games to enjoy this Halloween.
1. Alien: Isolation
"Alien: Isolation" is renowned as one of the scariest horror games of all time. It harkens back to the suspenseful horror of the original "Alien" film, putting players in the shoes of Amanda, Ellen Ripley's daughter. The game follows Amanda's journey to Sevastapol Station after the discovery of the Nostromo's flight recorder, the ship where her mother first encountered the xenomorph. Players must navigate the station, evade the relentless alien, and confront other dangers in a non-stop battle for survival. The game's intense atmosphere and limited resources make for a heart-pounding experience.
"Limbo" stands out for its ability to create a haunting atmosphere. This monochromatic world lacks background music, emphasizing ambient sounds that evoke a sense of isolation and despair. Despite its seemingly innocent design, danger lurks around every corner, from giant spiders to deadly traps. You play as a boy searching for his sister, and the dreamlike visuals add to the game's enigmatic and thought-provoking nature.
3. Dead by Daylight
"Dead by Daylight" is an asymmetrical PVP game that has gained immense popularity worldwide. Set in a realm ruled by The Entity, the game pits killers against survivors in trials designed to elicit powerful emotions. What sets the game apart is its use of well-known horror IPs, including killers, survivors, and maps from iconic franchises like "Scream," "Halloween," "Hellraiser," and "Ringu." Each killer has unique abilities, ensuring an ever-evolving gameplay experience. The mobile version offers exclusive cosmetics and death animations, enticing existing players to explore the game on their mobile devices.
4. Five Nights at Freddy’s
"Five Nights at Freddy’s" takes a simple fear—automatonophobia, the fear of lifelike animatronics—and transforms it into a gripping horror experience. As a night watchman at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, you must survive the night as the animatronics come to life and become menacing. With limited battery power, you must monitor cameras and doors to stay alive. The franchise, with seven games available on mobile, gradually reveals a dark and intricate lore, making it much more than a jump scare series. The game's simplicity has made it accessible to younger players while still delivering shocks to seasoned horror enthusiasts.
5. Halloween: A Match Made in Terror
What better way to celebrate Halloween than with a game based on the iconic "Halloween" franchise itself? "Halloween: A Match Made in Terror" adds a horror twist to the beloved match-3 genre. Players must match specific tile arrangements to create power-ups like molotov cocktails and hand grenades, while renovating houses between levels. Instead of a move limit, the game uses a step count. As you progress through the puzzles, the malevolent Michael Myers draws nearer, accompanied by intensifying music. Fail to escape in time, and you'll lose a life, offering a unique twist on match-3 gameplay while paying homage to the classic horror series.
This Halloween, dive into the world of mobile horror gaming and experience thrills, chills, and eerie atmospheres right at your fingertips.