There’s something magical about Halloween. As a kid it’s a chance to eat excess chocolate and sweets and to scare a few neighbours with cheap plastic spiders and water pistols. For adults, it’s a chance to organise a gathering with friends and make fools of ourselves while dressed as zombies, witches and pop culture characters.
It also means that I get to indulge in a wide range of films, television and video games that all try their best to spook you. There’s something about being scared that truly fascinates me. That feeling of a cold shiver down the spine and the ever increasing pulse of your heart beating as you turn a corner expecting something to come out and kill you, it’s truly breath-taking! Sadly Halloween has come and gone and in my spooky blues I decided to look back at my favourite horror games and analyse why I love them so much. Before I begin this is my own personal favourite list and therefore, is truly subjective. If I have missed out a particular gem then it’s because I either haven’t played it or didn’t like it. So with that little disclaimer out of the way let’s dive right in with!