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Looking to make your October creepy? Here are the best horror video games to play during this spooky month.

Gothtober: Get your spook on with these freaky horror games

2020 has taken away our freedom to get as much candy as possible when trick or treating. Now, we’re left indoors seeking some form of Halloween entertainment. Scary movies, scary shows, and scary games are the perfect way to celebrate this spooky season. The goal of Gothtober is to make all the hairs on the back of our necks stand on end.

Freaky horror games are a great way to provide jumpscares & adventure from your own home. Start spooky season the right way and get through our list of the best horror games this Halloween.


The perfect introduction for Halloween season is Phasmophobia; a newly-released, four-player co-op, psychological horror game. Your mission is to identify which ghost is haunting a specific location. Gather all the clues and investigate before you go insane! If you’re a fan of classic supernatural horrors, then this is the game for you.

Phasmophobia is so interactive that the ghost can actually respond to your voice. So do your best not to call out for help – or else! Don’t call the Ghostbusters because even they can’t help.

Doki Doki Literature Club

This psychological horror game released back in 2017 continues to reign supreme as one of the freakiest yet entertaining horror games. Doki Doki is simple & cutesy with a terrifying twist. 

It appears as a dating game with potential matches, but a horrific secret lies beneath the adorable surface. Aim of the game: write a poem for the girl you desire – good luck!

Slender: The Arrival

Ah, classic horror games. How do you never fail to entertain & terrify? No matter how many times you played this game, you will always get that shiver down your spine when you see him – Slenderman. 

Slender: The Arrival gives you the fear-induced adrenaline boost you desperately seek during Gothtober. Locate all the letters before Slenderman catches you!


An insane asylum? This is the perfect setting for a survival horror game. You must explore the creepy & abandoned asylum and survive long enough to uncover the horrid secret. Could humans be the most terrifying monsters? Outlast attempts to answer that question.

Man of Medan

Take control of five characters involved in an underwater expedition. Sounds fun? Well, things take a perilous turn when you’re kidnapped by crazy pirates and locked in a ghost ship. Make life or death choices before it’s too late.

Control the narrative and seal the fates of each character. Will you get a happy ending? Or will everyone meet a horrid fate?

Resident Evil: Biohazard

Resident Evil: Biohazard, another survival horror game that immerses you into a heart-pounding world. Locate your missing wife, but make sure you’re equipped with weapons. Fight for your life because you’re not alone.

A combination of cunning & stealth makes this horror game one to remember. Dive into the Resident Evil world and try to survive!

Until Dawn

Another horror game relying upon your quick decision making. Eight friends are stranded on a mountainside and attempt to escape with horrific results. The wrong decision could lead to tragic consequences. The butterfly effect takes a whole new meaning in this immersive survival game.

Amnesia: Dark Descent

A first-person survival game is guaranteed jumpscare content. Gamers fell in love with Amnesia and with good reason. This game is jam-packed with nightmare-inducing content. 

Amnesia is the perfect game for your Halloween activities. Dive in and find out why this is everyone’s favorite horror game. 

Silent Hill 2

It’s known within the gaming world that the original Silent Hill games were perfect for a good scare. Twists & turns always keep you wondering what’s coming next. After receiving a letter, you must navigate through a monster-filled town known as Silent Hill. 

A flashlight is your only source of light – classic horror game trope. Prepare for spooks & gore!

Halloween is the perfect time to bring out your old & new horror games. With so many more scary games, there’s never going to be a dull moment during Gothtober. Which game will you be playing this spooky season? Let us know in the comments below.

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