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Games For Halloween: 5 Favorites

Oct 30, 2013

Looking for something to play over Halloween featuring ghosts and ghouls? Listed below are five favorites of mine. Each containing ghosts, zombies, vampires and more!

This list only contains games Rated  "E for Everyone" -- "T for Teen".

 

Zombies invade Xbox One this November.Zombies invade Xbox One this November.Courtesy of Capcom

#5) Ghostbusters: The Video Game (PS3/Xbox 360)

Ghostbusters: The Video Game managed to surprise a lot of people, myself included. Licensed video games haven't had the best track record until recently with titles usually being quick cash grabs to capitalize on the brand popularity of the time. But every now and then a development studio made up of real fans, with passion to spare, get to recreate their favorite properties in game form. What gamers and fans alike get out of this is usually something special.

Don't cross the beams!Don't cross the beams!Courtesy of Terminal Reality

Terminal Reality, the developer of the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Ghostbusters did not disappoint, going above and beyond. Dan Akroyd and Harold Ramis helped with the games script and all the movie's actors lent their voices and likeness. On top of that, the actual gameplay and the act of "ghost busting" is awesome.

Ghostbusters Game Trailer

 

#4) Zombies Ate My Neighbors (Genesis/Snes/Wii VC)

A classic, Zombies Ate My neighbors is simply put, retro-silly-fun. You'll start by choosing to play as Zeke or Julie, clearing the neighborhood of walking dead with a water pistol. But by the end you'll have run into almost every classic monster and some bizarre original ones as well, including a huge demonic baby.

Zombies? Good thing you've got your trusty -ahem- water gun.Zombies? Good thing you've got your trusty -ahem- water gun.Courtesy of Konami

#3) Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)

Luigi had a strong showing during the "Year of Luigi" and Dark Moon, from Canadian developer, Next-Level Games is one of the reasons why. A sequel to the Gamecube title Luigi's Mansion, Dark Moon ups the ante by giving Luigi three separate haunted houses to explore.

Luigi, not always as brave as Mario, but just as lovable.Luigi, not always as brave as Mario, but just as lovable.Courtesy of Nintendo

You'll carefully wander the spooky rooms, searching each nook and cranny for the ghosts that hide with devilish grins. Not too mention, Luigi just sounds absolutely adorable as he mumbles to himself in fear. Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon is one one the best games on the 3DS. If you're a Luigi fan, also check out Mario and Luigi: Dream Team.

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Trailer

 

#2) Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night (PS3/PS/Saturn)

Castlevania as a series has always been highly praised but Symphony Of The Night changed things for the beloved Dracula hunters. It was the first game in the series to abandon the level-by-level design of the past console generations. It adopted a "Metroid" style of navigation through a more open and connected world. Alucard, the games "hero", Can not access certain areas until he obtains his various forms; Wolf, Bat and Mist. Once these forms have been aquired, the castle really begins to reveal it's dark secrets.

Symphony Of The Night, a game changer for the series.Symphony Of The Night, a game changer for the series.Courtesy of Konami

#1) Alan Wake (Xbox 360/PC/Steam)

For the older readers, who may be looking for something a little more psychological with deeper themes, I present to you, Alan Wake. Inspired by Stephen King novels and bizarre shows like Twin Peaks, Alan Wake blends dramatic and thrilling story telling with some slick action. A key feature to the game, you'll require your flashlight and flares, to weaken enemies before you can banish the dark evil withn. It also happens to look gorgeous.

Search the haunting woods of Bright Falls, if you dare...Search the haunting woods of Bright Falls, if you dare...Courtesy of Remedy

You play as Alan Wake, a writer who's searching for answers in the disappearance of his wife, who vanished while on vacation in the fictional town of Bright Falls. All the while, he's finding pages of a book he supposedly wrote but has no memory of writing. To add fuel to the crazy, those written pages are coming to life in really freaky ways. It's a delightfully twisted game that puts story and character above all else.

Alan Wake Trailer

 


Hope you all have a Happy Halloween!

-RedEyeGames

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Have Your Say!

What are you playing over the Halloween season? Got your costumes ready to go? Let me know in the comments below!

 

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hugebear

hugebear wrote:

Zoooooombies xD
commented: Sat Nov 02, 2013

vennessa12

vennessa12 wrote:

ikr iit did me the same
commented: Thu Oct 31, 2013

vennessa12

vennessa12 wrote:

love this game
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