But Per­fectly Formed

The top five ter­ri­fy­ing indies to play this Hal­loween

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Fri­day the 13th: The Game

It’s time to kill your friends with none of the gloopy mess that’s dif­fi­cult to ex­plain to your flat­mates when they go to use the blender. Whether you’re in con­trol of Ja­son Voorhees him­self or a not-so-help­less coun­sel­lor, go­ing to camp has never been this much fun.

Dark­wood

If you go down to the woods to­day, you’re sure of a hor­rific top-down sur­prise. If the name didn’t give you enough of a clue, se­ri­ously in­tense sur­vival hor­ror awaits in the for­est at night. Like Silent Hill meets Don’t Starve, day­time is fine, but when the sun goes down Dark­wood is a nerve-shred­ding ex­pe­ri­ence.

Ob­server

Ven­tur­ing into sci-fi ter­ri­tory af­ter the mad­ness of Lay­ers Of Fear, Bloober Team is back with an­other in­tim­i­dat­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Ob­server sends you into peo­ple’s minds in a dystopian fu­ture where ‘neu­ral de­tec­tive’ is an of­fi­cial job ti­tle. And yes, there are jump scares, and they’re worse/bet­ter than ever.

Nig ht Ter­rors: The Be­gin­ning

One for the brave, this AR mo­bile game lit­er­ally warns it may be ‘po­ten­tially trau­matic’ and starts with an ac­tual waiver. In­ter­ested? Turn off the lights, give it your camera per­mis­sions and let it walk you through your own house. It’s a must-try, but mind the cof­fee ta­ble…

Emi ly Wants to Play

Not the new­est VR hor­ror game, but grab some friends on PC or PS4 and watch as one by one you at­tempt to de­liver a pizza. Jump scares abound here, but the quiet, quiet, quiet, loud on of­fer has the joy of scares with laugh­ter af­ter­wards. And no, re­ally, she just wants to play…

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