Halloween is coming ahead, and with it comes a time of chilling stories by the fireplace and spooky costume parties, not to mention good ol’ scary movie watch parties at home. But gamers might be looking for something a tad more immersive. And the gaming medium is the ideal vessel for a genuine fright. Horror games are in season, to begin with. Yet there are many more options to gear up for Halloween. So, from Halloween-themed games to devilish indie gems, here are four games to try out.

Costume Quest

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If you remember the trick-and-treating of your childhood fondly, Costume Quest should bring back some happy memories. Only this Halloween adventure takes somewhat of a dark turn. The game kicks off as you play a kid on his way to collect all the sweets they can get alongside their twin brother. But when your twin gets kidnapped, you need to channel the power of Halloween costumes to rescue him. Joining forces with friends you meet along your journey, you will transform into powerful champions to face off against evil enemies and save your sibling altogether. A quirky game by Double Fine Productions, Costume Quest is no ground-breaking RPG. But this adorable nostalgia trip is definitely worth checking out for the kids-at-heart. This Halloween-themed casual entry is available on mobile, PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

Cult of the Lamb


Cult of the Lamb might not look like your typical Halloween game. At first glance, it may even look too cutesy to make the list. But there is more to Cult of the Lamb than its bubbly art style would suggest. And this colony sim meets roguelike doesn’t shy away from some wicked undertones. In this action adventure by Massive Monster, you play as a possessed lamb that has barely escaped slaughter thanks to an ominous deity. To repay your debt, you must start a cult in your saviour’s honour. So, spread the Word and build a loyal flock with convincing sermons and mystical rituals. Beware of non-believers, though, as rival leaders will get in the way of your cult’s dominance. Mixing the cute and the creepy with impeccable style, Cult of the Lamb is one of the smashing indie hits of 2022. And you can play this freshly-released gem on Xbox Series, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

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No list of Halloween games is complete without one title from the Resident Evil franchise. As to which instalment to revisit this Halloween, it falls down to personal preferences. But in 2017, Resident Evil: Biohazard laid some solid foundations. The series’ seventh instalment took a risky approach by straying from its action-oriented predecessors to return to its horror roots. For fans of gritty settings and hair-raising exploration, thus, Resident Evil 7 is a pinnacle of survival horror with an innovative and atmospheric take on the genre. Incidentally, critics also lauded the variety of gameplay on display.

Biohazard even managed to introduce the spookiest casino minigame ever. In this Blackjack-inspired game with a sadistic twist, anything other than a win could get the protagonist to lose a finger. If you feel like playing some real Blackjack, though, the stakes aren’t as wickedly high on top online casinos worldwide. Online Blackjack in India is a staple of local gambling websites, for instance. Some platforms boast state-of-the-art apps for players to have a blast on the go. Lofty bonuses are a click away on the most lucrative sites. And players may even indulge in fun-filled variants like Perfect Pairs before trying their hand at Resident Evil 7’s 21 minigame, available on Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PS5.

The Quarry

Next up is a mystery murder game with a horror spin. Developed by Supermassive Games, The Quarry draws heavy inspiration from teen slasher films like Friday the 13th. From Brenda Song to David Arquette, the game’s star-studded ensemble cast leans even more toward cinema. In this drama horror game, you follow and assume control of nine teenage counsellors celebrating their last day at Hackett Quarry’s summer camp. But violent locals and supernatural creatures have every intention not to let them survive through the night. Each decision you make in this interactive story affects the relations between characters and the overall plot, leading to one of 186 different endings. If you’re eager to shake up your next Halloween movie night, therefore, this 2022 homage to classic horror flicks is one of your best picks on Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, and PS5.