Horror rules in October: books, films, board games - everything is designed for horror. It only gets really terrible when you have to lend a hand and sit in front of the screen with a horror video game and headset. And because Halloween is just around the corner, we don't want to let you put together a top 5 list that will teach you fear.


It's already a small tradition that a suitable game always comes out for Halloween. Okay admittedly, last year Luigis Mansion wasn't exactly the scariest horror shocker, but this year on October 31, Little Hope is releasing a new work in the Dark Pictures series. In this we end up in the small town of Little Hope and one thing should be said, No Hope would have been a better name for the town.

5th place: Dead Space

Dead Space is a must! The science fiction horror sub-genre has seen the renewal of a classic. With Dead Space there is a game that counts on a lot of fear despite the action - and thus perfectly places jump scares among other things. In addition, there is the atmosphere of horror on an abandoned space station, populated by monsters.

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4th place: Resident Evil 7

While the entire Resident Evil series served the genre of horror, several titles have been particularly remembered (and it's true, some aren't at all) - Resident Evil 1, 2, and 4 are among the series' classics; Zombie survival horror games that poke more on the psychological aspect than on the action, which determines many of the following parts.

Resident Evil 7, the youngest child of the diabolical Capcom series, is going in a completely different direction: Instead of disgusting horror with zombies and Co., it is now about subtle horror, moments of shock and a story about a cannibal family. The emphasis on first-person exploration works and adds atmosphere to the game. Resident Evil 7 Biohazard has impressively proven that frightening works without disgusting action. You have to play with the headphones exposed!

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3rd place: FEAR

FEAR has aged significantly, but is still highly recommended in the horror genre. The game was made in 2005, 15 years ago, but FEAR as a horror action game still cuts a fine figure today. It shaped the genre back then and is at least a classic, if not a milestone. The claustrophobic horror is still palpable, despite the outdated look. Be sure to play!

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2nd place: Amnesia - The Dark Descent

They say Amnesia is unplayable, pure horror. Perfect for Halloween? I agree! The Dark Descent is based on a classic story set in an old English mansion. The gameplay mechanics, which are precisely designed to scare the player, are particularly exciting.

Players cannot defend themselves: they have to go more and more into the abyss of their psyche. There is only one way out, but not in a playful way: switch off the console quickly! The new part Amnesia: Rebirth has been available since October 20th.

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1st place: Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem

Eternal Darkness is the inventor of the sanity system, which is about the representation of mental impairment. The idea lands on the list of the best horror video games for Halloween. At the same time, it is also the oldest of the games featured. Coincidence? Or were horror games better many years ago? Eternal Darkness saw the light of day on June 24, 2002 at the Gamecube. Welcome to the Lovecraft universe!

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So that was our little top list with really ingenious and scary horror games. Was there anything for you guys? If so, then be prepared for a “Spooktober” that you will never forget. By the way: Really good horror occurs when you observe two basic requirements: turn off the light and put on the headset. It's especially fun when you're on a Surround headphone model that the sound can be heard to knock you through your ears from all directions. Have a scary Halloween everyone!


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