SPOOKY G4MES: Halfway There

We’re about halfway through the month of Spooktober, with 15 creepy games reviewed to show for it. I’ve covered the F.E.A.R. series, the Dead Effect series, the Rusty Lake series, a few heavy-horror-hitters, and plenty of indie spookfests. There’s plenty more coming in the back half of the month, including some real stand-outs that you may have missed. I’m also going to hit a few free games for the thrifty gamers out there, and one or two more classics that hopefully no one has skipped.

If you haven’t been following along, head over to the main page right now and get yourself caught up! Or just peek back through the last two weeks of reviews, they’re all there.

My reviews have touched on a few horror essentials so far, so here’s a recap of what you should be paying attention to.

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Stories Untold – A fine revival of the text-parser genre with some clever twists and turns

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Rusty Lake: Roots – Macabre point-and-click puzzler following the tragic history of a cursed family

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Daily Chthonicle: Editor’s Edition – Management sim where you run a paranormal newspaper that exposes the ancient evils around town

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Dead Effect 2 – Baseline zombie shooter elevated by some excellent weaponry, open-ended quest structure, and expansive character growth

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Dead End Road – A roguelike driving sim where you try to outrun a curse

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Goetia – Impressive and haunting point-and-click adventure with some surprisingly tough puzzles

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F.E.A.R. – A classic of both FPSes and horror, featuring amazing gunplay and entertaining spooks

Be sure to follow along on the main SPOOKY G4MES page for the rest of the month! There’s plenty more good stuff in the pipe. And since you’re here, if you haven’t given Doki Doki Literature Club a try yet, grab it for free and give it a spin, and then go read all these words I wrote about it. It’s worth it, trust me.

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