It's the most wonderful time of the year for people who enjoy scaring themselves silly with haunted houses, movies, video games, and what have you. Mobile might not be the first platform you'd turn to for quality scares, but rest assured there are plenty of spooky experiences to be had. We highlight five of the best.
Don't let this game's B-movie charm deceive you. Five Nights at Freddy's excels in the jump scare, so brace yourself. You play the role of a nighttime security guard at a children's restaurant famous for its mechanical animal mascots (think Chuck E. Cheese). Everything seems normal and innocent enough until night falls and the robots begin to wander the halls in a hunt for blood.
The Escape is standard as far as Silent Hill games go, but that doesn't mean its not just as suspenseful or terrifying as other entries in the series. This time around you wander the halls of an abandoned hospital in search of an escape. This is one to play with headphones, as the sound effects and white noise make this psychological thriller.
This isn't the most conventional choice on this list, but what's scarier than something chasing you? Zombies, Run! is, of course, set in the zombie apocalypse. You're a runner -- a person who runs to find supplies for the base. Each mission is usually the length of a 5k run, and succesfully completing a job will net you supplies for your home base. But there are zombies out there, and they will catch your scent and chase you. You can hear the zombies running closer, so you'll have to really speed up to get away. It's a great way to scare yourself into exercising.
Papa Sangre II is an innovative, audio based horror adventure best played with your eyes closed and headphones on. The lack of visuals means your imagination does all the work, often making things seem more terrifying than they actually are. You're trapped in purgatory, trying to return to life, but to do so you must gather your lost memories while dodging hostile horrors that lurk around every corner.
The concept here is simple -- escape from a haunted house before the evil spirit lurking there has a chance to gobble you up. The game does a great job with atmosphere with creepy lighting effects to scare you while the ghost stays close on your heels.
If you're looking for some spooky fun leading up to the Halloween weekend, these games should thoroughly scare the pants off of you.
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