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Horror Games To Keep Me Up At Night

10-28-2013, 11:23 PM
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Horror Games To Keep Me Up At Night

Kind of shocked I couldn't find a thread like this, given Halloween is upon us and all, but better late than never, I guess.

What's a good iOS game for scares and all that palm sweating tension for those who like to get their scream on? I have to admit I never thought I'd play a scary game on my iPhone or iPad, but after hearing mumbles and grumbles about Slenderman games on the App Store, Year Walk, etc, I figured it was time to test the waters.

So lay it on me. Name a scary game and explain the angle of horror it comes from (i.e., jump scares, high tension, slasher, or whatever else).
10-28-2013, 11:25 PM
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Try Indigo Lake. I haven't played it yet though, but it supposed to be scary.

Edit: try Home - A Unique Horror Adventure and The Last Door Episode One as well. (retro-style graphics)
The 7th Guest is a classic, but it contains a lot of puzzles though.

Last edited by biokid; 10-29-2013 at 12:54 AM.

10-29-2013, 12:28 AM
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+1 for Indigo Lake.

Other atmospheric horror themed games i can think of:

The Woods
Into the Dead
The Walking Dead
Prisoner 84
NY Zombies 2
Year Walk
Limbo
Dead Space
Dead Effect
The Room
Maze of Darkness

EDIT: Oh yeah... forgot about Papa Sangre.

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Last edited by Exact-Psience; 10-29-2013 at 01:08 AM.
10-29-2013, 12:46 AM
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Dead Space mobile. It's pretty nasty.

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10-29-2013, 01:19 AM
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Originally Posted by biokid View Post
Try Indigo Lake. I haven't played it yet though, but it supposed to be scary.

Edit: try Home - A Unique Horror Adventure and The Last Door Episode One as well. (retro-style graphics)
The 7th Guest is a classic, but it contains a lot of puzzles though.
What's Home like? I've seen it on Steam for a while and now that it's on iOS, I'm feeling compelled.

Indigo Lake looks pretty rad, but I feel like the guns would take away from the tension. I like horror games that make combat mechanics feel like desperate attempts for survival rather than loading you up with guns and ammo. Have you heard anything about how it straddles that line?
10-29-2013, 01:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
+1 for Indigo Lake.

Other atmospheric horror themed games i can think of:

The Woods
Into the Dead
The Walking Dead
Prisoner 84
NY Zombies 2
Year Walk
Limbo
Dead Space
Dead Effect
The Room
Maze of Darkness

EDIT: Oh yeah... forgot about Papa Sangre.
How's The Woods? I saw it on the App Store and felt interested, but a lot of the user reviews made it sound like the appearance of the spirits is more tedious than tense because they spawn so often.
10-29-2013, 01:21 AM
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Dead Space mobile. It's pretty nasty.
This might be a winner. Dead Space on consoles always made me feel tense as fuuuuuck. Not to mention the flinch worthy deaths.
10-29-2013, 01:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post

EDIT: Oh yeah... forgot about Papa Sangre.
You also forgot to mention "The Nightjar"

To the OP:

If you decide to get papa sangre or the nightjar I think you should know that they are audio games. There's nothi g wrong with that all. I just wanna make sure you know in case you decide to get them.

Also,


Eyes- The Horror Game (not audio game)

Last edited by TheEvilRobot; 10-29-2013 at 01:35 AM.
10-29-2013, 01:31 AM
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So how does these audio based games work? Are there any visuals at all? How does level navigation or enemy confrontation play out?
10-29-2013, 01:35 AM
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Originally Posted by TheEvilRobot View Post
You also forgot to mention "The Nightjar"

To the OP:

If you decide to get papa sangre or the nightjar I think you should know that they are audio games. There's nothi g wrong with that all. I just wanna make sure you know in case you decide to get them.

Also,


Eyes- The Horror Game
And Papa Sangre 2 is coming out this week! and don't forget Year Walk!

Last edited by biokid; 10-29-2013 at 01:41 AM.