I absolutely love the Halloween season. There’s a chill in the air, terror become rampant on most media outlets, and there is no shortage of thrills and chills to experience. When I was younger, horror movies were where I could get most of my frights. Anything horror related was pretty washed out so far as video games, my other prime source of entertainment, was concerned.
Now, though, there are more than enough white-knuckle gaming experiences out there to appeal to people who want to sit in a dark room with the lights off and their headphones on to get goosebumps while they roam through a dark mansion, a snow-covered forest, or any other environment you can imagine. While I wouldn’t necessarily consider myself an expert on what does and does not deliver on scares from the video game world, here are five of the games that get me into the holiday spirit come October. Whether you consider these tricks or treats is up to you, but for better or worse, these games (in no particular order) are the ones that remind me that film and TV aren’t the only things delivering some good and creepy stories in time for Halloween.