Steam’s Halloween sale is here, and with it come many ghouls, scares, and discounts!
There are so many horror games out there, some even releasing this month, so we decided to compile a list of titles we think you should check out.
Below are our Top 5 horror games to try out during the Steam Scream sale:
5- Fear and Hunger
Made entirely on RPG Maker, Fear and Hunger is a brutal dungeon-crawling experience, set in a dark fantasy world filled with unspeakable horrors.
The player can choose between four different playable characters, all of which have different reasons to seek out the dungeon. No two playthroughs will be the same, thanks to a nice dose of randomization, making exploration always a rewarding challenge.
Fear and Hunger manages to be terrifying because of what is constantly at stake. Enemies are brutal, and will outright kill or dismember the player if they take a single wrong step. The game has no issues with being unfair, and sometimes will leave the player’s fate up to a coin toss.
Fear and Hunger is not a game for the faint of heart, but it’s a title that everyone should play at least once, so they can experience the best mixture of the dungeon crawler and survival horror genres made to this day.
Fear and Hunger is available on Microsoft Windows (through Steam). The game is currently going for $3.99 with a 50% discount.
4- Lethal Company
Lethal Company is a horror game unlike any other, with no jumpscares, loud noises, or scripted sequences, simply relying on atmosphere to deliver its scares.
The player is tasked with visiting abandoned planets to gather up scrap, which can be found inside of maze-like pitch black bunkers spread throughout the galaxy.
Lethal Company manages to be both a hilarious co-operative experience and an incredibly solid horror title. It’s all fun and games until you get separated from your team and start getting stalked by something you can’t even comprehend.
The game is still in early access, but features a solid gameplay loop, as well as loads of things that can kill you. We enjoyed Lethal Company so much that we even wrote a whole preview for it, check it out right here.
Lethal Company is available on Microsoft Windows (through Steam). The game is currently going for $9.99.
3- Project Zomboid
Project Zomboid is up there with DayZ as a staple of the zombie survival genre. The game was originally released in 2013, but continues to receive both official and community support to this day, making it one of the most complete survival horror games out there.
The game is known for its insane difficulty curve and complex systems, which manage to throw off even veterans of the genre. The recent addition of multiplayer makes the world even more dangerous, as players will now have to deal with the second most dangerous thing in a zombie apocalypse: Humans.
Project Zomboid is an incredibly customizable experience, featuring multiple character professions, which affect your stats, as well as many starting scenarios and challenge runs. The game calls itself the ultimate in zombie survival, and the overwhelmingly positive reception it continues to receive backs that statement up.
Project Zomboid is available on Microsoft Windows (through Steam). The game is currently going for $13.99 with a 33% discount.
2- Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted
The Five Nights at Freddy‘s series is not that scary, unless you are in VR. There’s something terrifying about playing a game rife with jumpscares when you have a screen attached to your face, which can turn this initially mild horror game into a terrifying experience.
Help Wanted has shown itself to be the definitive way of experiencing the Five Nights at Freddy‘s series, as playing through the games with a virtual headset is way more effective than playing it on your phone or computer.
The game toys a lot with the fact that it takes place in a virtual reality world, building itself in-universe as a test experience which has left people stuck inside of VR. The game’s new villain, Glitchtrap, slowly stalks the player throughout the whole thing, hoping to possess the player’s body and make his way into the real world.
Help Wanted also serves as a slight remaster to the Five Nights at Freddy‘s series, by turning the previously flat 2D environments into fully 3D locations.
The Five Nights at Freddy‘s series may not be taken super seriously when it comes to horror discussions, but Help Wanted manages to be a solid and scary title despite its premise.
Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted is available on Android, Meta Quest, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS, Xbox Series X/S, and Microsoft Windows (through Steam). The game is currently going for $22.49 with a 25% discount.
This is a difficult title to recommend to others, mostly because it needs to be experienced completely blind.
Inscryption is a clever deckbuilding horror game, where players find themselves stuck inside a cabin with a Leshen, a terrifying protector of the woods.
What follows is a perfectly balanced and mind-bending mixture of exploration, card battles, and puzzle-solving, while the player desperately tries to escape their imposing captor.
Developed by Daniel Mullins, also known for the fantastic Pony Island, Inscryption is one of the most unique horror games released in the last decade, something that is not claimed lightly.
Inscryption is available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Microsoft Windows (through Steam). The game is currently going for $9.99 with a 50% discount.
Well, there you have it, this was our top 5 games to look out for during the Steam Scream sale. The event will run from October 26 to November 2, giving players a little under a week do to their shopping.