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Title: Games For Halloween!
Post by: TL on October 29, 2012, 14:32:06 PM
[align=center:1s4sb52n]So Halloween is here and there have been plenty of scary games over the years. Do you play horror based games on Halloween? If so what are your favourites?

Here are some of mine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CkpcZTa7MA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CkpcZTa7MA)

Cauldron II - Sinclair Spectrum

My sister used to insist that we played this game when we were kids, I always hated it but she loved and would play it for ages despite the fact she would always end up shouting at the game after several unfair deaths!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tea1HjWeVXk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tea1HjWeVXk)

Dracula: The Undead - Atari Lynx

One of the very few good games out there based on a horror movie the Lynx version of Dracula has some genuinely scary moments, amazing atmosphere, fabulous graphics and enough gameplay to last through the night!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEhFFU_vRZE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEhFFU_vRZE)

Alien Vs. Predator - Atari Jaguar

Not strictly a horror game but probably the most scary game I have ever played. Alien Vs. Predator manages to create some amazing atmosphere and there is nothing more scary than when you hear the cackle of the Predator as he creeps up on you![/align:1s4sb52n]
Title: Games For Halloween!
Post by: zapiy on October 29, 2012, 16:42:16 PM
The best would have to be Resident Evil. It's not aged to well but when it was a new title nothing scared me as much as that game.
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: Rogue Trooper on October 29, 2012, 19:54:41 PM
(2nd attempt.1st try never made it to the thread.)

Built up good few over the years, earliest would have to be 3D Monster Maze (ZX81), what that game achived on such primitive hardware, still amazes me to this day. Great to see Jag AVP mentioned, hearing Predators mocking whisper sent chills down my spine.Also worthy of mention:System Shock 2 and Clive Barkers Undying on PC-Great use of audio to create atmosphere, sound so often sadly an ignored medium in games.

Platoon (C64)-Tunnel sections, blood thirsty VC leaping out of the water, right at your throat was a pant changer.

Xcom (PS1) superb music and real feeling of creeping dread on missions as you never knew what was lying in wait and the greatest fear? INCOMING!!! Blaster Launcher missile zig-zagging it's way to your squad.
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: Mire Mare on October 30, 2012, 00:13:00 AM
Chiller on the c64.  Loosely, well all right, completely based on Michael Jackson's Thriller.  Fun, challenging and playable.  For a short time anyway.

I guess Res Evil on the GC would be a good one to play on Halloween too.
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: Shadowrunner on October 30, 2012, 01:31:45 AM
Have to agree with resident evil, up to 4 anyway. The ones after that haven't been very good. Also can't go wrong with Doom. I seem to remember playing a game based on Friday the 13th on the NES too but I don't think it was very good.
Title: Games For Halloween!
Post by: DZ-Jay on October 30, 2012, 10:44:51 AM
Dracula on the Intellivision, and Silent Hill on the PS2.


Sent from my iPad, so igmore teh typpos and gramar errrors.
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: onthinice on October 30, 2012, 10:53:23 AM
Nice dzfoo!!! I do not have Dracula but have played it on an Intellivsion emulator.
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: TrekMD on October 30, 2012, 13:19:32 PM
Quote from: "onthinice"
Nice dzfoo!!! I do not have Dracula but have played it on an Intellivsion emulator.

I've yet to play Dracula on the INTV...haven't gotten to it yet.  :)  Still have a lot of games to explore. 

Insofar as Halloween games, well, there's Halloween for the 2600 and Texas Chainsaw Massacre (special editions)!
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: Bobinator on October 30, 2012, 16:30:20 PM
Welp, here comes the requsite DOS game. Sorry, it's in my contract.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfA2TF2JUD0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfA2TF2JUD0)

This is Monster Bash, from Apogee, released in the year 1993. It's a fantastic platformer with some great looking graphics. The sprites are huge on screen, and everything makes such a great use of the limited 16 color pallete that you'd swear the game was running VGA. There's also some great music and a lot of digitized sound effects. More importantly, the game controls well, constantly throws new stuff at you, and has a ton of secret areas.
Title: Games For Halloween!
Post by: DZ-Jay on October 30, 2012, 23:27:41 PM
And what about Mail Order Monsters?  I remember that on the C=64.
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: dcultrapro on October 31, 2012, 13:07:10 PM
Evil Twin is a pretty spooky, unusual, dark and melancholied game for halloween... but probably the best one I can think of is Medievil on PS1
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: TrekMD on October 31, 2012, 13:24:30 PM
Quote from: "dcultrapro"
Evil Twin is a pretty spooky, unusual, dark and melancholied game for halloween... but probably the best one I can think of is Medievil on PS1

I have Medievil for the PSP.  Fun game!
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: Shadowrunner on October 31, 2012, 14:01:50 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "dcultrapro"
Evil Twin is a pretty spooky, unusual, dark and melancholied game for halloween... but probably the best one I can think of is Medievil on PS1

I have Medievil for the PSP.  Fun game!

I downloaded that game on my Vita a while ago. Completely forgot about it but it's perfect for Halloween. Might have to play it a bit tonight.
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: Console Compulsive on October 31, 2012, 17:24:08 PM
It would have to be Soft and Cuddly for the ZX Spectrum. A weird game with twisted and sometimes quite sick graphics.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soft_%26_Cuddly (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soft_%26_Cuddly)
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: Minerals on October 31, 2012, 22:37:48 PM
Venture on the 2600 always used to scare the shit out of me for some unknown reason!
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: Shadowrunner on November 01, 2012, 00:39:46 AM
Quote from: "Minerals"
Venture on the 2600 always used to scare the shit out of me for some unknown reason!

I can see that. When the monster you couldn't kill started chasing you it got pretty tense!
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: TrekMD on September 14, 2013, 03:18:51 AM
Halloween is a little over a month away and, of course, all the stores are full of Halloween stuff already.  So, what games are you going to get ready to play for Halloween?  I know one that is coming to the 2600 that would be very appropriate for a release on or before Halloween:  Project Z!  What's more appropriate than shooting zombies on Halloween?  ;)

[align=center:2ohs99oc]Project Z 2600 Teaser (http://http)[/align:2ohs99oc]
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: Bobinator on September 14, 2013, 03:30:09 AM
I figure I'm going to boot this up. I've had an off and on relationship with this game ever since I was little, even if I could never beat the first 'episode'. (That's what's basically the 'demo' for these old shareware games.)

Monster Bash PC MS-DOS Platform Game (http://http)

Now here's a game. Huge sprites! Great music and digitized sound effects! Surprising amounts of gore! ...Rather frustrating level design.

...Oh, Monster Bash, I forgive you. This time.
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: TrekMD on September 14, 2013, 03:33:03 AM
That looks pretty cool!
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: Minerals on September 14, 2013, 10:44:29 AM
Perhaps an obvious one, but a good'en from back in the days when Namco made something other than Tekken and Ridge Racer.

Splatter House arcade 1/2 (http://http)
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: DreamcastRIP on September 14, 2013, 10:52:42 AM
Quote from: "Mire Mare"
Chiller on the c64.  Loosely, well all right, completely based on Michael Jackson's Thriller.  Fun, challenging and playable.  For a short time anyway.

Good call. I had that game on my Speccy all those years ago. As you say, fun for a short time at least.
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 15, 2013, 02:30:14 AM
[align=center:hmnfqa6n]Bram Stoker's Dracula Sega CD Gameplay (http://http)[/align:hmnfqa6n]

I bought a a Sega CD (again) a while ago and spent a couple hours playing it today.
This was one of the games I played and perfect for Halloween. As far as games based on movies go it's not bad. It looks good and has great atmospheric music, really hard though!
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: TrekMD on September 15, 2013, 03:23:53 AM
Oh that is most certainly an appropriate game for Halloween!  :)  By the way, fixed your link so the video is embedded.  Mobile links don't work. 
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 15, 2013, 05:58:42 AM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Oh that is most certainly an appropriate game for Halloween!  :)
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: TrekMD on September 19, 2013, 02:47:40 AM
There are two Intellivision games that are appropriate for Halloween. 

[align=center:350ewyu7]Dracula
DRACULA - 01 (http://http)

Scooby Doo's Maze Chase
Scooby Doo's Maze Chase Intellivision ECS (Retro) Gameplay (http://http)[/align:350ewyu7]
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: guest4826 on September 20, 2013, 03:44:02 AM
Quote from: "Minerals"
Perhaps an obvious one, but a good'en from back in the days when Namco made something other than Tekken and Ridge Racer.

Splatter House arcade 1/2 (http://http)

This is one of my all time favorites and I feel blessed to still have the game, to be honest as it's getting harder and harder to find these days.

For me on this though, two 3DO goodies, one being Escape from Monster Manor and also Killing Time. Both are FPS games and are spooky in their own way. Also, just to throw it in there, Alien Trilogy for the Playstation and Saturn can get you pumping too. Claustrophobic and spooky! Oh, and where's the love for Alone in the Dark?
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: davyk on September 20, 2013, 23:59:32 PM
Typing of the Dead - no competition.
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: TL on September 26, 2013, 18:22:38 PM
This was a real favourite of mine when I was a nipper:

Friday The 13th (ZX Spectrum) (http://http)
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: TrekMD on September 26, 2013, 20:17:47 PM
The title screen looks very nice with a good try for a real scream too. :)  Certainly appropriate for Halloween!
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: davyk on September 26, 2013, 21:45:15 PM
I just mentioned Typing of the Dead above but I really have to expand on it. That game is typical Sega genius - no other dev house would have the way out thinking that produced that game.

It shouldn't work of course - but it does. To the uninitiated - it is a remake of House of the Dead 2 except instead of using a light gun to shoot zombies you use the keyboard to type words - a word or phrase is displayed beside each enemy and you have to type each out to kill off each enemy - take too long and you get hit by the enemy - just like in the original HOTD2.

The word list is inspired - ripe for double entrendre and is a hoot when playing in a group. The 2 player versus mode is not just a tacked on thing - but instead is really well designed - players race to complete words - finish a word first and your opponent scores nothing and you get the credit for it and score - such a simple mechanic makes it a highly competitive game and it is really well designed. Often there are multiple words on screen so you can play aggressively - trying to out type your opponent directly - or you can try and guess which word he/she won't go for and get that one instead - picking up easy points. It's a great mix of a small bit of luck and pure typing skills.

I have the Dreamcast version but it came out for PC as well and there was an arcade cabinet which boggles the mind, It didn't get a DC PAL release sadly but the US version is easy to import and works with the usual boot discs. The DC keyboards are easy to find too -  really worth tracking down.
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: TL on October 11, 2013, 21:25:13 PM
Can't believe I forgot this one, probably the only good game that Data Age produced for the Atari 2600:

[align=center:3ksha0bp]Frankenstein's Monster for the Atari 2600 (http://http)[/align:3ksha0bp]
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: TrekMD on October 11, 2013, 21:34:50 PM
Here are a couple of other appropriate games:

[align=center:3sdf1n8p]Atari 2600 Ghost Manor
Ghost Manor Atari 2600 (http://http)

Atari 2600 Skeleton+
Skeleton+ - Atari 2600 Homebrew (http://http)

Atari 5200 Haunted House II 3D
Haunted House II 3D - Atari 5200 Homebrew (http://http)[/align:3sdf1n8p]
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: TrekMD on October 19, 2013, 20:01:11 PM
Found this video on YouTube and thought it would be perfect to share on this thread.  :)

[align=center:1jkatjbe]Game Sack - Gaming on Halloween 3 (http://http)[/align:1jkatjbe]
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: TrekMD on October 21, 2013, 02:40:50 AM
For those with a NES, here's a title that is quite appropriate for Halloween...Nightmare on Elm Street.

[align=center:7p2n0roo]NES Longplay [303] A Nightmare on Elmstreet (http://http)[/align:7p2n0roo]
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: TL on October 21, 2013, 18:01:08 PM
[align=center:32fx5tdz]Another absolute classic:

PC Engine Longplay [016] Akumajo Dracula X - Chi no Rondo (http://http)[/align:32fx5tdz]
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: TrekMD on October 22, 2013, 03:11:12 AM
Another game based on a classic monster, Frankenstein: The Monster Returns for the NES.

[align=center:2wt6q12k]Frankenstein: The Monster Returns (NES) Full No Death Playthrough (http://http)[/align:2wt6q12k]
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: TL on October 25, 2013, 20:47:07 PM
[align=center:2yxkyzu2][size=120]Here are a few for Sega Master System fans![/size]

Ghost House - Clear, 0 Deaths: Rounds 1+2 (http://http)

Master System Longplay [013] Master of Darkness (http://http)

Laser Ghost (Master System) Playthrough Part 1/2 (http://http)[/align:2yxkyzu2]
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: TL on October 27, 2013, 11:41:11 AM
If you want to see something really scary this weekend then I suggest you all read the story of Soft And Cuddly (http://http) on the Spectrum. A game that would be banned in seconds if it was released today for the cover art alone!

[align=center:242mcm49](http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-w0znAbTCmYg/T7FJqNbhXJI/AAAAAAAAHJs/HsDR_zxiFHE/s400/sc03.jpg)[/align:242mcm49]
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: Minerals on October 28, 2013, 17:05:35 PM
Soft & Cuddly is awesome, but pretty messed up aswell.  :114:
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: TL on October 30, 2013, 19:51:11 PM
Quote from: "Minerals"
Soft & Cuddly is awesome, but pretty messed up aswell.  :19:
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: TrekMD on October 31, 2014, 02:38:45 AM
[align=center:27fpq6i0]Game Sack - Halloween (http://http)

Game Sack - Gaming on Halloween 2 (http://http)

Game Sack - Gaming on Halloween 3 (http://http)[/align:27fpq6i0]
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: llayboy on November 06, 2014, 08:23:58 AM
Haunted House for the Atari 2600. Need I say more
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: JoeMusashi on November 06, 2014, 12:13:19 PM
It will be reminiscent of Halloween when some particular Ebayers receive their $500 E.T. fossils...

... and then they work  :59:
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: WiggyDiggyPoo on November 06, 2014, 15:51:04 PM
Nightbreed the interactive movie ?

Fancy tracking this down myself, looks interesting?

http://youtu.be/tf1B0f2ggZA (http://youtu.be/tf1B0f2ggZA)
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: JoeMusashi on November 06, 2014, 17:48:05 PM
What the hell is happening at the end? Around 3:45 onwards... :21:
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: Shadowrunner on November 06, 2014, 19:15:51 PM
Yep, very interesting looking :21:
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: WiggyDiggyPoo on November 06, 2014, 21:43:17 PM
Lol I think its some kind of chase sequence....

I read there were supposed to be three of these with this as the second,but the film and game didn't do so well.
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: zapiy on November 06, 2014, 22:01:11 PM
Quote from: "WiggyDiggyPoo"
Nightbreed the interactive movie ?

Fancy tracking this down myself, looks interesting?

http://youtu.be/tf1B0f2ggZA (http://http)

Flip me i totally forgot about this game, i 100% own this game in my collection somewhere.
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: WiggyDiggyPoo on November 06, 2014, 22:25:20 PM
Quote from: "zapiy"
Quote from: "WiggyDiggyPoo"
Nightbreed the interactive movie ?

Fancy tracking this down myself, looks interesting?

http://youtu.be/tf1B0f2ggZA (http://http)

Flip me i totally forgot about this game, i 100% own this game in my collection somewhere.
I've been meaning to get the film
Quote from: "zapiy"
Quote from: "WiggyDiggyPoo"
Nightbreed the interactive movie ?

Fancy tracking this down myself, looks interesting?

http://youtu.be/tf1B0f2ggZA (http://http)

Flip me i totally forgot about this game, i 100% own this game in my collection somewhere.
I've been meaning to get the film for a while, played the game a little but don't remember much....

How about.... THE THING

Available on PS2 or Xbox, this video has the music most of the time but IIRC the game is quiet.

http://youtu.be/xGmvDRB9HWU (http://youtu.be/xGmvDRB9HWU)
Title: Re: Games for Halloween
Post by: Greyfox on September 29, 2015, 10:14:28 AM
well with Halloween approaching, what better way to bump this cool thread and hear what's your favourite Halloween inspired game were or what will you be playing this Halloween.

One of my favourites has to be the original Silent Hill in the ps1 and the brilliant Parasite Eve series, great and scary stuff. But I think the biggest one that will probably miss this Halloween is the shock horror title "Alison Road" the graphics are super realistic and incredibly spooky.
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 29, 2015, 15:03:22 PM
This isn't a retro game, but one of my new favourites for this time of year is Zombi U. Great atmosphere and a really great experience. Now that it's been ported to PS4 and X1 I will be playing it again very soon.
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: zapiy on September 29, 2015, 19:49:42 PM
Rubbish compared to the Wii U version though pal..

IMHO :77:
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 29, 2015, 19:56:37 PM
Really? Well that sucks! I didn't really check any review scores or anything but just assumed it would be great based on how much I like the original. Maybe I'll just go back and play the Wii U version again then.
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: zapiy on September 29, 2015, 22:33:31 PM
The Wii U tablet offers unrivalled game play for this game.. You can't get that on the Cbox and PS4..

BTW the default theme here will be the Halloween one for the whole of October.. And why not lol.
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: Sam_P on October 08, 2015, 13:22:06 PM
Medievil, and Nightmare Creatures. The latter used to put the fear of death into me when I was a youngster.  :21:
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: TrekMD on October 08, 2015, 14:08:59 PM
What else can you expect from a game called Nightmare Creatures?  LOL
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: Sam_P on October 08, 2015, 14:10:48 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
What else can you expect from a game called Nightmare Creatures?  LOL

In my defence, I was only 5 at the time!  :-[
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: TrekMD on October 08, 2015, 14:16:01 PM
Nothing to be ashamed of.  Everyone was afraid of something when they were kids.  :)
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: guest5753 on October 23, 2015, 01:28:47 AM
I was a big fan of Luigi's Mansion, though I didn't consider that scary in the slightest. I've also been playing Until Dawn recently, and have also played some Silent Hill (which I later decided wasn't for me :P). My friends have recorded some stuff for their youtube channel (No Nostalgia Filter https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyRm9h ... 2bgqvzPfYA (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyRm9hNPW4Wz82bgqvzPfYA))  that is Halloween themed. I think they did some Splatterhouse, Castlevania, and Rampage...though I don't really consider Rampage Halloweeny myself.
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: Shadowrunner on October 23, 2015, 03:25:55 AM
Luigi's Mansion is a lot of fun :) I need to get Until Dawn, looks like a good game.
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: zapiy on October 28, 2015, 10:06:50 AM
Love Luigi's Mansion, especially the 3DS version.

http://youtu.be/sm_mwNj06Uo (http://youtu.be/sm_mwNj06Uo)
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: TrekMD on October 29, 2015, 21:44:28 PM
This video from Metal Jesus should be a good fit for this thread...

[align=center:1oeea11o]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiQJ_UD5Zes[/align:1oeea11o]
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: Shadowrunner on October 30, 2015, 16:12:05 PM
Some good choices in that video. Survival Horror games are kinda hit or miss for me but I do enjoy some of them.

Here's a favourite game of mine, Dead Nation :113:
Title: Re: Games For Halloween!
Post by: TrekMD on October 30, 2015, 21:18:41 PM
Here's another video I found...

[align=center:utfcegi5]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZORjwY0v8c[/align:utfcegi5]
Title: Re: Games for Halloween
Post by: Greyfox on October 30, 2015, 22:53:46 PM
Just following up your post, here is another compilation

[align=center:3q6dk6t1]www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfDzz3pd7y4[/align:3q6dk6t1]