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10 Scary Good Games Worth Checking out This Steam Halloween Sale


10 Scary Good Games Worth Checking out This Steam Halloween Sale

A lot of treats and very few tricks in this year’s Steam Halloween Sale.

DOOM (2016)

Best Games to Check Out During Steam Halloween Sale 2017


If you’ve been dying to jump into iD software’s iconic shooter, now may be your chance. DOOM takes place on Mars, where your lone DOOM Marine combats hordes of Hell’s finest. DOOM was a game that popularized and revolutionized the shooter genre when it released in 1993.

The DOOM of 2016 was similarly praised for its crisp shooting mechanics and great optimization. As of the 6.66 update, all DLC is included for free with the game. For players who want a shooter to play this Halloween, DOOM might scratch that itch, especially since it’s currently on sale for 33% off. You can check out the title on steam here.

This post was originally authored by Brandon Mustard.

Darkest Dungeon: Ancestral Edition

Best Games to Check Out During Steam Halloween Sale 2017

Darkest Dungeon is a turn-based, roguelike dungeon crawler. While that is certainly a mouthful, Darkest Dungeon brings some very unique mechanics to the world of rogue-likes. The very basis of the game is forming a party with various attributes in the hopes of clearing various dungeons to restore the glory of your ancestral home.

Resource management, like light level, is important, as is managing the various neuroses your party members will develop from the stresses of dungeon delving. Having to actively consider the psychological welfare of your party is a feature that is often overlooked in many games, and it can actively dampen your progress if not managed effectively.

Darkest Dungeon is a unique game that might be worth checking out if you’re into roguelikes or dungeon crawlers. Darkest Dungeon: Ancestral Edition is on sale for 52% off, and includes all DLC and the soundtrack. For more info, you can check the game’s Steam page here.

Resident Evil 7

Best Games to Check Out During Steam Halloween Sale 2017

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Resident Evil 7 is the newest game in Capcom’s Resident Evil franchise and is considered by some to be the best Resident Evil game in quite some time. In many ways, Resident Evil 7 is a return to form for the franchise, offering a more concise story than other entries in the series with a healthy dose of horror.

Resident Evil 7 is rich in eerie and tense atmosphere, perfect for getting into the Halloween spirit. The game is in first person perspective, offering various puzzles and exploration in a terrifying plantation. Resident Evil 7 is currently on sale for 50% off. You can alternatively grab the deluxe edition at 40% off. You can watch the trailer and check the price for in your region on the game’s Steam page here.


Best Games to Check Out During Steam Halloween Sale 2017


Prey is a sci-fi thriller taking place on the abandoned Talos I space station. The narrative slowly pieces together what happened on Talos through various clues scattered around the space station. You’ll explore the expansive Talos I station while contending with a variety of aliens intent on killing you — perfect to set the Halloween mood.

The game has intricate level design and is exploration heavy. There is a rich crafting system allowing players to make use of almost anything they find. Fans of BioShock will likely enjoy Prey’s similar narrative and gameplay style. It’s on sale for 25% off during the Steam Halloween Sale, and its store page can be found here.

Friday the 13th: The Game

Best Games to Check Out During Steam Halloween Sale 2017

Friday the 13th The Game

For fans of slasher films, Friday the 13th: The Game might be worth checking out in the Steam Halloween Sale. Players in Friday the 13th take turns playing being hunted as teen camp counselors or hunting as Jason Vorhees himself.

There are seven players in the role of camp counselors, doing whatever they can to escape from Jason. It’s up to the player to decide how they will take on Jason. Will they hide? Or will they take on one of most notorious figures in slasher films as a group? One player plays as Jason, using abilities to track his teen victims and invariably slaughter them, as he is wont to do. Each game session changes certain aspects of gameplay to keep things fresh and horrifying.

Friday the 13th: The Game may make a great choice to get you into the Halloween spirit, and you can play with friends. You can grab it currently for 50% off here.

The Evil Within

Best Games to Check Out During Steam Halloween Sale 2017

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With the release of the Evil Within 2, players who have been wanting to check out the series from the beginning now have their chance. The Evil Within comes from Shinji Mikami, the creator of the Resident Evil series – certainly someone who understands how to make a horror game.

If you hold off on buying the Evil Within, you can play the first three chapters free as of October 30. If you decide you like it, you can pick up the base game or the bundle, (including all DLC) both at 50% off.  In the Evil Within, you play as Detective Sebastian Castellanos. While investigating a mass murder, you begin to realize that there may be much more evil forces at work. You can check out the game, including the demo info on the game’s Steam page here.

Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

Best Games to Check Out During Steam Halloween Sale 2017

Warhammer: The End Times - Vermintide

Fans of both the Left for Dead series and Warhammer might want to check out Vermintide this Halloween season. Vermintide is a four-player co-op shooter survival game in the vein of games like Left for Dead and Killing Floor. There are five heroes to choose from, each with their own unique play style.

With a vast array of weapons at your disposal, it’s up to you to decide how to drive back the Skaven horde. There are over 13 levels to play, and the game has great replayability, especially for playing with friends. Warhammer End Times – Vermintide is currently on sale for 75% off of both the base game and the Collector’s Edition. You can check out the sale page here.

Night in the Woods

Best Games to Check Out During Steam Halloween Sale 2017

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Night in the Woods, from developer Infinite Fall, released earlier this year to critical acclaim. Players play as Mae Borowski, a college dropout who returns home to Possum Springs. Much of what Mae returns to is different, from the people she used to know to the town itself. The game captures the feeling of ennui perfectly.

The game is not an outright horror game, but some players may appreciate its intricate atmosphere and story. Compared to other entries on this list, it is certainly a change of pace that may be welcome to take a break from slaying legions of nightmare fodder. You can grab Night in the Woods for 16% off during the Halloween sale on its Steam page here.

Sunless Sea

Best Games to Check Out During Steam Halloween Sale 2017

In Sunless Sea, players control a steamship in a gothic Victorian era locale known as Fallen London. Sailors will encounter all sorts of ghastly terrors on their mercantile adventures. The writing in Sunless Sea is quite good, giving a rather deep sense of immersion. The game has rogue-lite elements but isn’t a true roguelike. If you’re in the mood for something a little more Lovecraftian this Halloween, Sunless Sea just might be worth checking out. You can grab Sunless Sea for 67% off on the game’s Steam page here.

Dying Light

Best Games to Check Out During Steam Halloween Sale 2017

Dying Light is a first-person zombie survival game that utilizes a fast-paced parkour system to get around. The basic crux of the game is similar to many zombie survival titles, in the day players will scavenge for food and other supplies to help them survive. At night the hordes become more powerful, testing your limits and forcing many to stay out of the dark.

Things like weapon choice must be considered as firearms might point some brain-eaters in your direction. The game includes co-op for up to 4 people for a vast majority of its campaign, as well as a crafting system for weapons and other like items.  Dying Light is currently available for 50% off. You can check the game’s Steam page here.

Hopefully this list has given you some ideas if you’ve been overwhelmed by options. For the rest of the games in Steam’s Halloween Sale, you can check out the full sale page here.

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Twinfinite Staff Writer

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Chris Jecks

Chris is the Managing Editor of Twinfinite. Chris has been with the site and covering the games media industry for eight years. He typically covers new releases, FIFA, Fortnite and any good shooters for the site, and loves nothing more than a good Pro Clubs session with the lads. Chris has a History degree from the University of Central Lancashire. He spends his days eagerly awaiting the release of BioShock 4.
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