Everyone likes to watch scary movies at Halloween, but what about playing scary games? The Google Play store is packed with horror-themed games that you are bound to love if you’re all about those spooky chills. But with so many on there how do you decide which are scary, and which are just scarily bad?
We have handpicked some impressive horror games that rule the charts and will chill your spine. Play them in the dark at your own risk!
1. Into the Dead 2
Into the Dead 2 is a popular horror game series that brings an exciting yet shrill gameplay experience. Like the Into the Dead first version, you need to run and survive till you can. However, unlike in the first series where you had to run endlessly just to make the next best score, this series adds a narrative with multiple endings. The game has more gameplay mechanics as well, with the character (James) that runs through the drove of zombies and shoots them while running for survival. The game is available on Android for free.
2. Eyes: The Horror Game
Eyes: The Horror Game is said to be the first independent horror title on Android that is played from the first-person perspective. The target is to get inside an abandoned mansion, collect the money and get out. But while this sounds all so simple, you need to defy ghastly places. The dark environment, impeding sound manages to create sheer nervousness. The objective is to collect bags and avoid being touched by the ghosts haunting the abandoned mansion. We would recommend you to keep a small torch on the side just in case you are playing in a completely dark and silent room.
3. Murder Room
In this game, you are trapped in a room with a chainsaw-wielding serial killer. The only way to escape is to interact with various elements and solve mind-bending puzzles. On occasion, the inventory-based puzzles will leave you totally confused, which leaves room for trial and error, as in most point-and-click puzzle games. However, the ending is totally worth the hard work. This free horror game has unique visual novel-style graphics and excellent music and sound effects. Not only is it gory, but it is extremely challenging, which seasoned puzzle gamers will enjoy in a point-and-click horror adventure game.
4. Abandoned School
You play the role of a schoolboy who wants to solve the mystery behind the suspicious deaths of his girlfriend and brother. The point-and-click mechanics allow you to explore classrooms, interact with objects, solve puzzles, and unearth a shocking truth about past memories associated with the abandoned school. The game also takes advantage of your Android device’s magnetic sensor.
You can tilt or shake your phone to get past obstacles. The game can get really scary if you keep on wandering around the school corridors. To assist players, developers have posted a mini-walkthrough on the app page. However, I would recommend playing the game first, and then, if you are really stuck, using the hints. If you are into creepy room escapes, then you should try this game.
5. Twisted Lands: Shadow Town
Uninformed about the terrors in store for them at the island, a husband-wife duo set out to explore Shadow Town, uncovering secrets and a shocking truth. You will have to help the couple solve hidden-object puzzles to survive the perils awaiting them. The game has around 80 locations and more than ten puzzles. All 80 locations have to be explored to unearth hidden clues that lead to the ultimate truth.
The Android version of Twisted Lands: Shadow Town is designed exceptionally well for touchscreen devices. Finding objects can be fun, but it’s the mini-games that give a major twist to the game. If you like horror-themed hidden-object games, then it’s your best bet.
Unkilled is the first-person shooter that offers visually appealing graphics, more than 300 missions to arch with ‘boss fights’, online PvP (Player versus Player) modes and more. The ruthless combat gameplay lets you design your hero for PvP mode and engage in battle with real opponents in five discrete environments. The target is to pick your weapon and barrage those vexatious zombies. The good thing about this game is that you get to kill the horde of zombies for free.
7. Dead Space
Despite the amazing weapons, there’s this constant fear of necromorphs attacking in large numbers. Using simple touch-based controls, you will need to tackle these clever monsters by swiping and tapping at the right moment.
Dead Space is designed for Android touchscreen-based devices and is best experienced on a tablet device. The visuals are top-notch and the controls are smooth and easy to learn. The movie-quality sound effects and dialogues add more punch to gameplay; make sure you wear your headphones, to get the ultimate scary experience.
8. Dark Meadow: The Pact
A survival horror game inspired by Bioshock, Dark Meadow: The Pact has a post-apocalyptic setting with a surprising fairy-tale twist. You will be fighting bloodthirsty goblins roaming the dilapidated halls of an abandoned hospital, seeking the warm blood of the living. More fear strikes as you encounter a witch, and eliminating her is the only way to escape the hospital.
A touch-centric game, The Pact has gesture-based controls that allow gamers to use common finger gestures while operating a crossbow or a sword. The controls are easy to master and quite fun. The stunning visuals, provided by Unreal’s Game Engine 3, are an unmatched visual feast.
I hope you find in this list some spooky games to play of your choice!