25th Sep2019

Top 3: Survival Horror Games That You Can Play This Halloween

by James Smith


From fancy dress parties to scary films, there are many ways that you can celebrate Halloweeen this year. If you want to stay in and play on your games console, then there are many different types of horror games that you can experience. ‘Survival horror’ is just one exciting and thrilling horror subgenre that can really get your heart beating. Whether you are playing on your computer or your Xbox, there is a variety of spooky and scary video games that you can enjoy this October.

This year alone has produced some fantastic horror films such as Midsommar, Annabelle Comes Home, and more recently IT Chapter 2. There have been many video games and horror games that have often been adapted for the big screen such as Silent Hill (2006) and House of the Dead (2003). There are even well-known films like Casper (1995) and Ghostbusters (1984) that have inspired many movie themed slot games too. For fans who want to experience a creepy video game this Halloween, then here are some exciting survival horror games for those 18 and over to check out this October.

Alien: Isolation (2014)

Inspired by the 1979 film, Alien: Isolation is a thrilling and tense survival horror game to play this Halloween. There have been many video games in the Alien franchise that have been released since the early 1980s for a variety of platforms including Alien: Resurrection (2000) and even Alien: Blackout (2019). In Alien: Isolation, players get to explore and avoid enemies while playing as Amanda Ripley. If you’re looking for a tense survival horror game to play then Alien: Isolation is one to check out.

Friday the 13th: The Game (2019)

Based on the popular film franchise, Friday the 13th: The Game became available to play on Nintendo Switch earlier this year. Set in the 1980s, fans of the film franchise can experience Camp Crystal Lake themselves and either play as camp counselors or as the masked killer Jason Voorhees. Counselors must try to evade Jason and can set up a range of distractions and traps that can temporarily stun him. Those playing as Jason must try to defeat as many counselors as possible before their time runs out. For gamers who prefer a bigger screen to play on, Friday the 13th is also available to play on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and Microsoft Windows.

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (2017

One of the first video games to use the term ‘survival horror’ was the original game release of Resident Evil. This game series has proven to be quite popular with both video game fans and film fans, and has inspired many video game sequels and even a six-film movie franchise. In 2017, Resident Evil: Biohazard was released on PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4. Rather than the action-packed games that preceded it, Resident Evil 7 returned to its survival horror origins. If you’re staying home this Halloween, then Biohazard is a great horror video game that will entertain you for hours.

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