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Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on March 13th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: HE WILL COME BACK
Whether or not Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is scarier than its predecessors is debatable, but it’s plenty good regardless.
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Mental Hospital III Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Tre Lawrence on January 19th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SPOOKY
Play this one in the dark. I dare ya.
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Knock-Knock Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Angela LaFollette on March 6th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: WHO’S THERE?
Knock-Knock is a hide-and-seek survival game where players must help navigate a sleep-deprived lodger through a creepy cabin until dawn arrives.
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Dungeon Nightmares Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Lucy Ingram on January 28th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: PREPARE TO BE SCARED
Dungeon Nightmares is truly one of the most immersive and scariest experiences on iOS for some time.
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Papa Sangre II Returns This Halloween as Sean Bean Guides Players Through the Darkness

Posted by Andrew Stevens on September 30th, 2013

I'm sorry to bring this news to you all, but apparently we are all dead this Halloween. Sucks, I know! However, it appears as if there may be a way to return to back to the other side as Sean Bean will guide us all through the darkness in Papa Sangre II!

Sean Bean will guide us through the darkness? Whatever, 006! I don't trust you! You want the ring for yourself!

Put on your headphones and check out the trailer below!

Vanished Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Lee Hamlet on September 30th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: BE AFRAID OF THE DARK
Vanished puts a spooky spin on the audio-only gaming genre by putting players into an underworld of darkness, demons, and distorted reality.
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Home Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on June 24th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: BROKEN HOME
Home is a deeply disturbing horror game that, unfortunately, loses a lot of its momentum due to some pretty severe bugs.
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The Spookening Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on April 8th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SCARE TACTICS
The Spookening is the first game about scaring hapless townspeople for the sake of resurrecting a suicidal klutz I've ever played. Hopefully it becomes a genre.
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The Woods Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on December 14th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: CLOSE THE BOOK
This romp through a haunted forest is sufficiently scary at first, but it quickly goes from "BOO" to "blah."
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Favorite 4: Scary Games for Halloween

Posted by Eli Cymet on October 23rd, 2012

It’s hard to say exactly when it happened, but Halloween has undisputedly crept up on us to become a big league holiday. The kind where preparations begin over a month in advance, with horror movie marathons, costume discussions, and decorations. With that in mind, it would be a grave mistake to go in ill-prepared, so we’re here to do our part to help ring in the festivities. Here are four spooky games that will have horror-lovers shambling on over to the App Store and coffin’ up their dough.

The Room
Perhaps not the most obvious pick at first, The Room makes up for a lack of blood and gore with an ample amount of atmospheric tension. What starts off as Myst-like series of interlocking, symbol-filled puzzles soon emerges as an implied storyline filled with spine-tingling mystery. Much goes unsaid, but plumbing the depths of the unknown backed by eerie music box chimes is a meticulous thrill all its own.

Papa Sangre
From one nontypical experience to the next, Papa Sangre is a video game with no...video? Tasked with saving the soul of a loved one, players will take a frequently terrifying first-person audio journey through the palace of the titular demon. With an elegant interface and gripping story, Papa Sangre is a truly unique title that speaks to the power of sensory deprivation. The horrifying, horrifying power.

The Walking Dead
For a game filled with zombies, The Walking Dead’s horror derives almost entirely from the heart-breaking failings of humankind. Telltell Games has earned a mausoleum full of critical praise for its serialized interpretation of Robert Kirman’s graphic graphic novel, which uses the point and click adventure genre to force players to make tough, lasting decisions about life, death, and the brainless hereafter. All episodes can be purchased from within the app, so start this gripping tale right now.

Dead Space
As far as mobile horror goes, this one may be an oldie, but it’s most definitely a goodie. One of the best, in fact. Not only is it a faithful translation of Visceral Games’ flagship survival horror series to the small screen, but this version may just be scarier. In a dark room, with headphones in, the game’s brilliant tension between all-out action and edge-of-the-seat inaction is brought to the forefront, all backed by a methodical, shriek-worthy soundtrack. Player beware: Necromorphs may induce device dropping. (iPhone version also available.)

Night Shift Review

By Rob Rich on December 29th, 2011
Survive the Night Shift in this retro side-scrolling survival horror romp.
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Skeleton Jump Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Bobby Gooding on November 1st, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: CUTE
Just in time for Halloween, Skeleton Jump challenges players with helping a cute little skeleton get the candy he's after, by jumping obstacles in this fun and simple little game.
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Your Ghost Stories Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jason Wadsworth on October 21st, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: HAUNTING
This app has enough scary stories to keep the fright going night after night.
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Favorite Four - Scariest Apps 2009

Posted by Chris Hall on October 26th, 2009

Alive 4-Ever
Sure, it may not the scariest thing ever, but it's really really dark, and your chances of beating it are really really bleak. The story is your typical Resident Evil style experience with a pharmaceutical company creating a drug that unintentionally turns everyone into a zombie. Keeping to script, you are in charge of zombie destruction, and can either play as one of the two government agents or one of the two survivors of the zombie infection. The game is a top-down shooter, like iDracula and MiniGore, but with some RPG character building elements built in. Expect a ton of blood and some intensely awesome gun fights.

Hysteria Project
Hysteria Project was an interesting app to play through. It's not the newest app in the store, but it is one of the first, and best, attempts to create a super creepy movie-like horror experience on the iPhone. You start the game tied up on the ground, and without an idea of what's going on, you must frantically run from a creepy guy with a hatchet that, for whatever reason, wants you dead. As I said in the review, "There is always a driving sense of urgency, even at the beginning of the game when the axe murderer has yet to be revealed. You just know that, at all times, the axe murderer is right behind you and ready to strike."

Hysteria Project isn't the longest app in the app store, but the high quality video along with the intense sound effects might just provide the scariest experience in the app store.

Doom: Resurrection
Sure, maybe it's not a typical horror game, and it may not be indie enough for some, but Doom: Resurrection provides some of the most intense horror/action sequences in the app store. Unlike any other game in the series, Doom: Resurrection is an on-rails shooter that makes sure to put you in the worst situations possible to kill the monsters around you. The controls are tight, the graphics are quite impressive, and the sound effects are just the right amount of creepy. Make sure you play this one with headphones, because the sensation of hearing something growl behind you but not being able to turn around right away is surprisingly creepy.

Resident Evil: Degeneration
I just had to do it. What list of horror games is complete without Resident Evil? Being the most successful horror series in video gaming, we were quite excited to play Resident Evil on the iPhone. Fortunately, we weren't disappointed by the experience. Expect your typical fare of creepy zombies and even creepier sound effects, along with a 'made-for-iPhone' experience. One thing that was disappointing though was the lack of blood. If I shoot something in the head, it should explode in a shower of red, not a whole lot of nothing.

Besides the blood, RE: Resurrection provides one of the creepiest experiences on the small screen. It's definitely worth the price of admission.

Hope you enjoyed the list! Join the discussion about the definitive scariest iPhone app ever on our forum. I'm never wrong, but I do like others opinions. Ha. Happy Halloween!

Mystique: Chapter1: Foetus

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Christine Morris on July 3rd, 2009
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: NOT YET
Mystique held little mystery for me in it's first incarnation. Needs smoother graphics and more gameplay. Not for me but you might like it if you enjoy 'locked in a room' style puzzles.
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