So you’ve got your pumpkins carved, a bowl of sweets ready for trick-or-treaters, and the fake cobwebs are up. You’re almost ready for another Halloween celebration but what next? Another classic horror movie fest featuring the greats or a terrifyingly non-spooky party? How about turning things up a notch with some immersive XR gaming, something that’ll send chills down your spine – or at least make you jump? Here are some of the best XR games to celebrate Halloween in.
If you’re after pure immersive horror then head on over to XR Source’s Best VR Horror Games for an excellent selection. Here we have a more varied selection of VR and AR titles, that scare, puzzle and generally keep you on your toes.
The 7th Guest VR
Reviving a ’90s CD_ROM game for the modern era, Vertigo Games’ The 7th Guest VR is a narrative-heavy puzzle game. With a chilling story about an evil toy maker and his mysterious mansion, you find yourself taking part in a ghoulish game. There are no jump scares here, just plenty of spooky atmosphere and lots of fun puzzles to solve. You’ll find the game on Meta Quest, PSVR 2 and Steam stores.
Five Nights at Freddy’s AR: Special Delivery
If you’ve decorated your home then why not utilise that effort and make it even scarier? Five Nights at Freddy’s AR: Special Delivery is a mobile game for iOS and Android devices in 2019. Using augmented reality, the game brings Fazbear Entertainment’s malfunctioning animatronics to life wherever you are!
Blair Witch VR
Do you want a proper fright that’ll make horror movies look tame? Then try Blair Witch VR. Based on the original found-footage film, the VR edition has been ported from Bloober Teams’ flatscreen Blair Witch game. Head into the woods with your trusty four-legged companion and look for a missing child. But beware of what you might encounter at night…
Horrifying, bizarre and nightmarish, Drifter’s 2020 survival horror game for Meta Quest shouldn’t be missed. “Something’s gone horribly wrong in the sleepy town of Slumber, Alaska. Now, returning college student Mae must fight to save her father (and her sanity) from the terrifying townsfolk and creepy creatures infecting her hometown.”
Drop Dead: The Cabin – Home Invasion
In a similar vein to FNaF AR, Drop Dead: The Cabin – Home Invasion turns your home into a zombie invasion thanks to Meta Quest 3’s mixed reality. The original Drop Dead: The Cabin was a zombie wave shooter but now these undead creatures start coming through your windows! What better way to spend Halloween?
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