Halloween is finally upon us, and all things spooky are in full swing. Aisles full of decorations, candy and of costumes are in nearly every store, it’s an exciting time for everyone.
As much as everyone loves Halloween, horror lovers adore it even more. It’s the time where horror comes out to shine. With the nights getting longer and the weather growing colder, it is the perfect time to immerse ourselves in the spooky world of horror games. Research has shown that playing horror games is even scarier than simply watching horror. So, if you love all things that go bump in the night – then a horror game is probably right up your alley.
Here is our list of Top 5 games for horror junkies:
VAESEN NORDIC HORROR RPG
In dark forests and forlorn mountains, by black lakes and hidden groves. At your doorstep. In the shadows, something stirs. Strange beings. Twisted creatures, lurking at the edge of vision. Watching. Waiting. Unseen by most, but not by you. You see them for what they really are. Vaesen.
Welcome to the Mythic North - northern Europe of the nineteenth century, but not as we know it today. A land where the myths are real. A cold reach covered by vast forests, its few cities lonely beacons of industry and enlightenment - a new civilization dawning. But in the countryside, the old ways still hold sway. There, people know what lurks in the dark. They know to fear it.
MANSIONS OF MADNESS: 2ND EDITION
There Is No Escape! Explore the veiled and misty streets of Innsmouth and stumble through the haunted corridors of Arkham`s cursed mansions as you search for answers and respite. Eight brave investigators stand ready to confront unique scenarios of fear and mystery, collecting weapons, tools, and information, solving complex puzzles, and fighting monsters, insanity, and death.
It will take more than just survival to conquer the evils terrorizing this town. Open the door and step inside these hair-raising Mansions of Madness! Complete with a conversion kit to integrate First Edition game components and an immersive companion app that guides players, step-by-step, through each scenario, Mansions of Madness Second Edition is a fully cooperative, Lovecraftian board game of horror and mystery for one to five players that takes place in the same universe as Eldritch Horror and Elder Sign.
A free digital app is required to play your copy of Mansions of Madness (2nd Edition).
MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH
As nobles at a magnificent masquerade ball, you and your friends all vie to improve your social standing. Gossip flies, rumors swirl, and with each chime of the ebony clock, hearts fill with dread and despair. As midnight approaches, you begin to realize that something is amiss.
Based on Edgar Allen Poe's classic sinister story, Masque of the Red Death pits you and up to 6 of your friends against each other as you hobnob with the Prince. But disaster strikes at midnight. You must balance your actions carefully between currying the Prince's favor and discovering which rooms the Red Death will visit. After all, having the highest social standing only matters if you survive...
PANDEMIC: RISING TIDE
For hundreds of years, the Dutch have depended on dikes and wind-powered pumps to keep water from invading their lands. With nearly a quarter of the Netherlands reclaimed from the sea, or even below sea level, flooding from the North Sea storms and overflowing rivers are constantly looming threats.
In Pandemic: Rising Tide, it is up to your team to prevent water from overflowing the Netherlands. As you sail these water-filled regions, you will build dikes to control water flow, ports to facilitate travel, and windmills to pump the water out of flooded lands.
But storms are brewing and the sea is restless. Will your efforts be enough to reclaim your land from the rising tide?
ALIEN RPG: STARTER SET
The job was routine, the money fair. Then the damn company diverted you to answer a distress call from a ship that disappeared almost 80 years ago - a derelict carrying something bizarre, twisted, and alien. What the ship's frozen crew brought back with them was bad enough - what they themselves were turning into was a bloody nightmare. Add to that an annoying sensor ghost shadowing you in the void, and your stress level is shot.
It's all a bit much.
You don't get paid enough to deal with monsters. But hold your breath, count to three, and play your cards right with this one, and you just might walk away very rich. Oh, who am I kidding? You're all going to die.