5 of the Best Spooky PC Gaming Deals To Play This Halloween

Written by Stuart Thomas on Tue, Oct 31, 2017 3:59 PM
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The nights have drawn in and the witching hour approaches. It's the one time of year where we collectively have a brainfart and decide scaring ourselves senseless is the smart thing to do. This Halloween there are sales galore, but we're going to try to cut through the dross and show you best gaming deals out there, all for your twisted entertainment this evening.

Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut

A bona fide cult classic, Deadly Premonition is arguably Swery’s masterpiece. Deeply divisive, Deadly Premonition is the sort of game you’re either going to love or hate. Fortunately, a deep price cut to £2 means it isn’t a huge risk to pick up today. I think a Steam review sums it very well - “A Twin Peaks story written by an insane Japanese man.” If that sounds like your cup of tea, you could do worse than fire up Deadly Premonition this evening.

Dead By Daylight

Dead by Daylight has become nothing less than a phenomenon since it launched last year, and it’s still managed to hold off the threat of newcome Friday the 13th as well. Upwards of 30,000 people are playing Dead by Daylight at any one time so there’s a vibrant and active community out there. In a nutshell, it’s 4v1 asymmetric multiplayer. One person players a brutal killer, the others try and play survivors trying to make it out alive. Dead by Daylight is an excellent game to play with four mates if you can convince them to buy it. Unfortunately, there’s no five-pack bundle on offer, but this is the cheapest price that Dead by Daylight has ever been.

Beholder

As our own Ed said when he reviewed this, Beholder blurs the lines between Papers, Please and The Sims. But wait, before you run away and cower, it just kinda... works. While Beholder isn’t a horror game per se, it is loaded with a crushing feeling of oppression; a sneaky taste of a totalitarian state that can watch your every move. It’s available for just £2.80 over on Green Man Gaming, making it a bit of a bargain for those after a less pant-smearing time at Halloween.

SOMA

Frictional Games has done some stellar work over the years under the umbrella of horror, effectively pioneering the first-person, run and hide horror that’s become so mainstream since Amnesia: The Dark Descent. It’s SOMA which is Frictional’s masterpiece though; a gripping sci-fi horror adventure that is comfortably one of the greatest, most thought-provoking narratives told in gaming. If you haven’t played SOMA yet, there are few better (and cheaper) ways of spending your Halloween evening than burning through this little gem. Just don't come crying when the feeling of existential dread becomes too much to bear.

The Evil Within

The Evil Within 2 arrived earlier this month and it was pretty damn excellent, if I may say so myself. Rather than stump up £40 for the privilege though, why not see where it all began with the original The Evil Within 2. About as pure a Resident Evil 4 successor as you’re going to get, TEW did wonderful things with unreliable level design that can cause some serious unease. Stacked with grossed out scares and a feeling of impending doom, The Evil Within packs a wonderful mix of powerlessness and power that should make it a great treat to play this eve. One word of advice though - for an extra £1.50 you can get the season pass bundle. This contains vital story content so we highly recommend you go for that option.

That’s our recommendations, but what other blood-spattered deals have you seen out there? And what are your horror gaming plans this Halloween? Let us know!

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19:50 Nov-01-2017

"Clive Barker's Undying" is on GOG for 1.29 EUR.I'd say one of my all-time-favorite not only in the horror genre.

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09:52 Nov-01-2017

You forgot Doki Doki Literature Club!

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00:02 Nov-01-2017

Resident Evil 7 (before the ship level) would be a good choice if you're looking for good scares. The tunnel parts in Metro: 2033 & Last Light too. If you're a fan of space sci-fi horror, Alien: Isolation or Dead Space games would be great as well. Though I don't get scared easily those games made me stop my habit of playing games in the dark xD

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01:52 Nov-01-2017

Try in the dark with headphones on.

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05:01 Nov-01-2017

i approve.

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11:02 Nov-01-2017

Nah. Ayam just trying to save a few bucks on lights.

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23:37 Oct-31-2017

Nah. Ayam gonna play Alan Wake.

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21:51 Oct-31-2017

TEW without a doubt ruvik world is just amazing finished the first evil within and the 2nd in this last weeks check them out or u can go with dead space always.

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21:12 Oct-31-2017

I think I'm going to replay SOMA... for the 5th time :D For those who never played it: It isn't too scary, but the whole plot is just mind-blowing (to me at least). Definitely worth checking out.

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21:09 Oct-31-2017

My wife's a big RE fan and we finally got RE7 last week. Looking good so far!

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20:17 Oct-31-2017

Sometimes ya just gotta go back a bit further.... Diablo 1 xD

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20:16 Oct-31-2017

I'm getting Evil Within and Dying light still undecided on SOMA though.

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20:48 Oct-31-2017

get dying light on GOG DRM free i would suggest this

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22:16 Oct-31-2017

Yeah its fantastic. You can play coop with a friend without requiring a second copy too ;). Though you wont be able to play with people who own it on steam I think.

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08:52 Nov-01-2017

yep but coop is way more fun than multiplayer in this game

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17:29 Oct-31-2017

Dead Space 1 and 2, both are fantastic and on sale on Steam right now :)

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18:44 Oct-31-2017

YES! Definitely a wordy choice! If anything, Dead Space deserves some gratitude, after it is officially "dead" now and not in the most glamorous way either....

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18:45 Oct-31-2017

The best horror game ive ever played in years!

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16:58 Oct-31-2017

Going to replay Silent hill 2, spookier than those games

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23:48 Oct-31-2017

not 2 :) 3 was the best for me :D

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