Halloween Video Games

Posted 10 years ago by myetvmedia

Sometimes, you want to get scared. And other times, you want to hunt down and kill monsters. Since you can’t do that legally, here’s the next best thing. The video games you need to play this Hallowe’en.

Dead Space (PC, PS3, Xbox 360, 2008)

How do you best combine a shooter and a horror? What works and what doesn’t? That’s what Dead Space sets out to find out. You play Isaac, an engineer who suddenly finds himself in way over his head when his ship is taken over by necromorphs. That’s space talk for zombies. In space.

Combining puzzles, shooters and horror is no easy task, but Dead Space does it with such ease you’d be jealous if you weren’t trying to control your bowels. With an amazing script, a setting unlike anything you’ve seen before, and blinding graphics, Dead Space is a great horror/sci-fi/action game, one of the most inventive titles in a long time. Glen Schofeld, the director, said he wanted to create the scariest game possible. He may well have succeeded.


Michigan: Report from Hell (PS 2, 2004)

A strange mist has covered Chicago, and reports of stranger attacks begin to filter through. The player takes control of a rookie cameraman as he, Pamela (a reporter) and Brisco (the sound guy) are sent to investigate.

This is a weird one, but it’s a good one. Playing as the cameraman, you have to track down key information, and direct other characters to do what you want. Points are rewarded based on what you record, from suspense to erotic to immoral. If you record interesting things, you get points. If you record upskirts or anything sexy, you get more points. If you record people getting attacked without helping, you get even more points, and what you choose to focus on affects the ending.

Good luck finding this one, though. Even Suda51, the developers, were surprised to hear it was released outside Japan. If you can find it, give it a try. It is a weird one, but there’s a lot to love about it.


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