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The top five terrifying indies to play this Halloween
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.
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.
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…