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Top 10 Halloween Games?

Posted: September 28th, 2016, 10:32 pm
by VideoGameCritic
I'm seriously considering putting together a Halloween review special called "top 10 Halloween games of all time".
I decided to let you guys do some of the work for me and put forth your own lists.

When I say Halloween games, I mean games that embody the spirit of the holiday - not necessarily the scariest.
For example, Zombies Ate My Neighbors is pretty silly but it has so many Halloween elements.
I'd also prefer it if the list spanned a bunch of generations.

If not your top 10, at least let me know what games you feel deserve to be on this list.

Re: Top 10 Halloween Games?

Posted: October 4th, 2016, 7:58 am
by JustLikeHeaven
This is harder to do than it would first seem. Here is a quick n dirty list that I came up with. I don't think I can put them in order though.

Zombies Ate My Neighbors (SNES/Gen)
Haunted House (2600)
Kid Dracula (GB)
Costume Quest (PS3/360)
Mr. Bones (Saturn)
Luigi's Mansion (GC/3DS)
Castlevania (NES)
Dracula (Intellivision)
Haunting: Starring Polterguy (Genesis)
Escape from Monster Manor (3DO)

Other candidates:

Splatterhouse Wanpuku Graffitu (NES/Famicom)
Ghostbusters (Genesis)
Brain Dead 13 (PS1)
Maximo 1 & 2 (PS2)
Grabbed by the Ghoulies (Xbox)
Medievil (PS1)
IllBleed (Dreamcast)
Rise of Nightmares (360)
Porky Pig's Haunted Holiday (SNES)

Re: Top 10 Halloween Games?

Posted: October 4th, 2016, 1:34 pm
by ActRaiser
JLH put together a terrific list. I'll only provide the top 5 for me.

Costume Quest (Xbox 360/PS3)
Eternal Darkness (Gamecube)
Luigi's Mansion (Gamecube)
Resident Evil (PS1)
Haunted House (Atari 2600)

Re: Top 10 Halloween Games?

Posted: October 4th, 2016, 10:25 pm
by snakeboy
1) Haunted House (2600)
2) Castlevania (NES)
3) Splatterhouse (TG-16)
4) Ghouls N Ghosts (Genesis)
5) Zombies Ate My Neighbors (SNES)
6) Resident Evil (PS1)
7) Silent Hill (PS1)
8) Fatal Frame (PS2)
9) House of the Dead 2 (Dreamcast)
10) Not sure, maybe Until Dawn (PS4) or Costume Quest (PS3/360)...haven't played either yet, but from what I've read, it seems like they belong.

Re: Top 10 Halloween Games?

Posted: October 4th, 2016, 10:32 pm
by ActRaiser
Darkstalkers?

Re: Top 10 Halloween Games?

Posted: October 4th, 2016, 11:48 pm
by Rev
I think Until Dawn (PS4) deserves a mention, it is a very unique horror game and screams Halloween. It is a lot more fun than scary and the ability to try and save/kill off characters makes it a special blend of horror.

Re: Top 10 Halloween Games?

Posted: October 5th, 2016, 9:58 am
by scotland
Exidy's 1986 arcade game Chiller is pure Halloween. I have never played it or seen the arcade game, but have seen videos. According to wikipedia there is an unlicensed NES port - 1990 by American Game Cartridges and an Australian one by HES. I have never heard of this NES port. Maybe its just a rumor.

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Re: Top 10 Halloween Games?

Posted: October 6th, 2016, 12:50 pm
by JustLikeHeaven
Pretty sure the NES unlicensed port exists. The Critic even has a review of it up on the site. He reviewed it back in 2001...long before the days of repro carts and whatnot.

Re: Top 10 Halloween Games?

Posted: October 6th, 2016, 2:30 pm
by scotland
Well how about that! There is Dave's review for the NES. I shoulda checked. It says its published by Exidy, but the NES port may not be correctly ascribed to them.

Re: Top 10 Halloween Games?

Posted: October 6th, 2016, 3:25 pm
by matmico399
Chiller is disgusting. I watched Video on YouTube about a year ago talking about most graphic/violent games. No arcades would carry it so it was mostly put in adult "toy" shops. Blasting peeps limbs off while they are tied up in s&m chambers. The Nes version is very toned down, but still disturbing.