Ahoy Captain Cats here and today I’m going to give you some video game ideals to play if you want to scare yourself or others on Halloween.
Resident Evil 7:Biohazard and Resident Evil 2 remake
Let’s start off with two games that reminded everyone how good and scary this series is IF done right. Capcom went back to the game horror roots and did the series justice with RE:7. The game was released back in January of 2017 with a whole new cast of characters, environment, setting and story but retain the sheer horror and survival aspects of what made this series once special. RE2 remake is a remake and re-imagining of what many fans say is the best of the series next to RE4. RE2 was first released back in January of 1998 and introduce fans to Raccoon City and expanded the lore of the first game more. The remake was released in January of this year, and if there is a reason for the January releases for these games I like to know.
The Alien franchise turns 40 this year and it only has 2 great games out of a total of 22 games based on this franchise. Alien: Isolation is one of the two games to play, the other being the 1990 arcade game by Konami. Isolation was released on October of 2014 and the story takes place 15 years after Alien. You play as Amanda Ripley, the daughter of Ellen Ripley and want to know what happens to her after a flight recorder from the Nostromo was found. This is one of the very rear occasions that a video game is 100% a lot better then what is in the films (Looking at you 1992-2017 Alien films).
Dead Space 1 and 2
Dead Space is one of those games that was ahead of its time and was truly something special. This Sci-Fi survival horror series was released in October of 2008 and it all takes place in an empty spaceship. The series is set in the year 2508 and you play as Isaac Clarke, a ship system engineer who was called in to fix a problem with the USG Ishimura. This game was like what Alien did to moviegoers and scare the living daylights out of players. The sequel Dead Space 2 was released in January of 2011 and takes place 3 years after what happened in the first game, but this time the game cranks up everything that made the first game a classic to 100 and set the standard of what a sequel should do.
System Shock 2 and BioShock
Lastly, we have one of the most influential games ever made and the game which would be is a spiritual successor. System Shock 2 was released back in August 11, 1999, and the game was huge success with 7 “Game of the Year” awards. The story for System Shock 2 is that you play a soldier who wakes up with amnesia from a cryo-tube, has to find out what’s going on while at the same time trying to survive. The series also introduces one of the most memorable characters of all time with SHODAN. Many years later its spiritual successor, BioShock came out on August 21, 2007. The game takes place in 1960 in the underwater city of Rapture where Jack, the main character, ends up after his plane crashes in the ocean. From here the game takes a huge left turn with plot twists and I won’t spoil the ending but its a great game to play. If you like this one, play its sequel BioShock 2.
There you go, some video games that you can enjoy for this Halloween.