Today is Halloween, and as gamers we are blessed with an entertainment medium that offers MANY great games to get into the spirit. There are quite a few that will burst to mind for most people. The New Resident Evil+ this expansion pack, Left 4 Dead, Dead Space, Dead Rising+ expansion, and I’m DEAD tired of hearing people think (aloud) of JUST these games, and the many, MANY FPS games that attempt to add “horror” elements, or tacking on co-op to make an extra buck here or there.
Games for Halloween can be fun, in today’s world that’s what Halloween is for, going outside (if so inclined) and dressing up as something for the heck of it, or going out for an experience where you will get something fun (thrilling, scary whatever you might fancy).
The following six games, that I am about to mention, are not really ranked on any sort of scale, its just the order in which I wish to present them. Furthermore I haven’t, for whatever reason, been able to play EVERY game in this list from start to finish or get 100% of everything in the game. However I have played or at least rented these games for a time and during the time had these games I had a lot of fun playing them. Now without further ado, here we go starting from 6 to 1.
6. The Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask
The Moon is falling, and you have 3 days to save the earth from certain doom. The game revolves around the events that occur in Clock town as the menacing moon marches closer and closer. This is a Zelda game unlike any other before, and is perhaps one of the best sequels of all time in video gaming. Originally released on the N64, the game needed an expansion pack in order for the game to function properly, and has been re-released in bundles and on the Wii virtual console shop. Its one of the spookiest Zelda games out there.
5. Metroid Fusion
One of the best games on the Gameboy Advance, one of the best Metroid games in the series, arguably the most challenging in the series, and certainly one of the most thrilling. There are key moments of stealth and horror-like survival pieces to this game that for me, make it the most spine-tingling game of the entire series. The plot begins when Samus as an escort (for a research mission with the Galactic Federation) on SR388 (the planet where the Metroids use to live) gets attacked by the X-parasites (a species that was kept in check by the Metroids before their eradication) and nearly dies, if not for a last minute infusion of Metroid DNA. Later on mission to rescue survivors on the BSL research ship only to find the entire vessel has been compromised by the X-parasites. What’s worse is that she’s lost most of her powers(due to her suit being compromised earlier by said parasites), and that ALL of her powers from “Super Metroid” have been replicated by the X-parasites to create a new being known as SA-X. This game surprisingly, is only available as a GBA game. That is until Nintendo releases the game for ambassadors, or unless you’re willing to track down an emulated version of the game elsewhere.
4. Resident Evil 4
The Resident Evil franchise reboot, restart, refresh, reignited! This is one of the best games of last generation, and thanks to a few re-makes perhaps one of the best in this one as well. While straying from the old RE formula, and not agreeing with every RE purist out there, and perhaps being less “scary” or survival horror oriented when compared to those before. This game offers the most complete Resident Evil, and first person shooter/survival horror/action games on any console, which says a lot as you can play it on EVERY current generation console or PC. Between the gruesome boss fights, the unique series dialogue, and the well- paced counting your every bullet remaining as you try to survive in this horror land game-play. This is a game for the ages. Also doesn’t hurt that the characters look better than ever, in regards to either gender. On a personal note, I like Ada too much NOT to put this game on the list.