As I’m sure everyone’s is aware its Halloween today. The time of the year when you are encouraged to take sweets from strangers. If you are too old to go trick-or-treating or you haven’t got no friends to have a Halloween party with, stay in, get comfy, turn of the lights, pretend you’re not in to door knockers and play these recently released games. These game will yet you enjoy the spirit of the day while having a good time without getting cold and wet.
Like a Christmas game this game will probably only be played on Halloween. Developed by Double Fine, Costume Quest sends the player and he’s friends on a Halloween collectathon. You will collect items for costumes, candy/sweets and try to find your lost kidnapped sister. It contains role-playing and adventure elements. You can add stamps to augment special abilities and level up by gaining experience points. By knocking on people doors and trick or treating you can get more candy or fight a monster for XP. These are the games random encounters. When you fight a monster you turn into your realistic life-like counter part for example the robot costume turns you into a real laser shooting robot in battles. New costumes can be found by finding costume parts and each has its own strengths and weaknesses. There are also many mini games to play like apple bobbing.
Costume Quest is a great game to play on Halloween and is highly recommended for its cute take on a scary day. It is the closest you can get to real life trick-or-treating in a video game.
Read Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare
Rockstar: San Diego showing developers how DLC should be done. Take note Lionheart Studios and Obsidian Entertainment. It is a completely new single player experience which like the main game is set in the wild west. What makes this different from the main game is that New Austin has been infested with zombie people, zombie bears and various other undead animals, there is enough here to satisfy anyones spooky needs. If you played Red Dead Redemption you know what to expect but it does have a few new mechanics. Play multiplayer with friends for more fun.
Undead Nightmare is a great piece of DLC and fun to play everyday not just on Halloween. Getting an undead horse as a mount is worth the paying price alone.
Dead Rising 2/ Dead Rising 2: Case Zero
Capcom’s Dead Rising 2 like its predecessor isn’t actually a scary game but for fans of zombie films these games are the closest your going to get to seeing loads of zombies in one place and having the feeling of being surrounded by the undead. Las Vegas is having a zombie problem and its up to one man to cure the populace one bullet at a time. The fact you can use a wide range of bizarre and unique weapons to kill the undead make it a fun and enjoyable experience. For people on a tight budget I would recommend playing Case Zero which has the core mechanics which makes the main game fun. If you want to try new things in it I even made up my own achivement list, which you can see here. If you can get a friend to play with you online then that will add even more carnage to the experience.
Dead Rising 2 is an enjoyable game to play at Halloween especially after watching a few zombie films to get you in the mood.
Other games to consider:
- Forbidden Siren series
- Resident Evil series
- Condemned series
- Alan Wake
- Fallout series
- Dead Space
- Bioshock series
- Left 4 Dead series
- Luigi Mansion
- Silent Hill series
- Loads of other games…
I hope you enjoy your Halloween whatever you end up doing.