October 2016 Community Game-Along: Horror Games

Horror Community Game Along Chic Pixel

Who’s ready for some spooks?! I know I am! After I tried something a little different for last year’s October Community Game-Along theme, I knew we had to return to horror this year. After all, what’s the lead up to Halloween without some scary games? This year, we’re even getting a new Japanese horror game, Yomawari (pictured in the header image) in English just before the end of the month, too!

Since I’ve been flat out this month with thesis work, I hope you forgive me for taking a break from the usual game recommendation list. Basically, if it’s spooky, it counts! You can also check out my recommendations from the 2014 horror Game-Along if you’re stumped for ideas.

The official tag of the month is #HorrorGameOct, so be sure to share all your scares on your social media platform of choice. Remember, even if you don’t have time to play a game, you can still participate by posting whatever horror game goodness you want the world to see using the hashtag (I really love it when people share photos of their collections!). For those of you who do plan on participating, let us know what you’ll be playing to get in the Halloween spirit in the comments!

About Anne Lee

Also known as apricotsushi. Anne can be written with the kanji for apricot (杏), and sushi was the most quintessentially Japanese thing I could think of when I was 13, resulting in my goofy, albeit memorable, nickname.

  • Westraid

    I’m really determined to make time to play both Costume Quest games! I got the 2nd a while ago with Games with Gold for the Xbox, and I wanted to save it for October. They don’t seem like games that are super long and complicated, so I hope this time I’ll have enough time to complete them.
    They look so fun!!

    • Oh those games look so cute! I’ve never played them myself. Excited to hear what you think!

  • Ugh but I’m still only on chapter 2 in trails SC SRPG month (20 hours)!!

    • Aw, keep at it!! I didn’t even touch an SRPG last month haha ._.

  • Zeria

    Stella Glow kinda fizzled out last month as I started crown farming in Monster Hunter Generations…I need to learn how to put that game down >.<

    Anyway, do games with a horror-esque atmosphere count? Because I picked up BioShock the other day on PS4 if they do! Horror is one of those really difficult genres in my opinion, because it's more a theme than a genre, especially since the AAA industry arbitrarily decided a few yeas ago that Survival Horror was a dead end (haha) and switched to making Survival Action games instead. These days you only find horror elements in games, and it's a subjective thing…Bloodborne was an Action RPG but I still found it pretty creepy.

  • Shoko-tan ✩

    I’m definitely interested in Yomawari but I wanted to wait until it’s on sale on the psn/steam so for now I think I’ll be replaying the new updated version of ‘Mad Father’ =3 It’s been a while but that game is really gorgeous and fun! On top of that it’s easily played through in one night! Perfect for Halloween ^-^

  • I’ve only just learned about this whole Community Game-Along and it seems amazing! Will you also do it next year? I would love to try and join~