Shall We Play Some Spooky Games?

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The month of October, with Halloween right at the very end, has become a bit of a new season for gaming, one where lots of spooky games come out all at the same time. Just a few years ago, it was kind of a novelty when a new horror game would come out right around Halloween. But today, many follow this trend to the delight of horror gamers everywhere.

Two classic titles that sit at opposite ends of the spectrum include Silent Hill and Resident Evil, which differ mostly in their use of guns and action sequences, with RE being heavy with it while SH is more about exploration.
Two classic titles that sit at opposite ends of the spectrum include Silent Hill and Resident Evil, which differ mostly in their use of guns and action sequences, with RE being heavy with them while SH is more about exploration.

Just this year we have games like Alien Isolation, Pineview Drive and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter among many others, and that does not even take into account all the regular games that happen to add Halloween content this time of year, most notably MMOs with their ability to include events and limited time content just for fun.

In the lounge this week we decided to celebrate some of the classic spooky games that really gave us a fright over the past few years as well as some of the modern titles that impressed. We also talk a bit about the role of guns in horror games: do they give the player too much power, or can they be used to actually enhance the terror? Come on into the lounge this week where costumes are optional, but a love all things horror is required.

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