A Medley of Scary Point-and-Clicks for Your Gaming Pleasure
With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to get that heart pumping and those nerves frayed with some good ol’ fashioned scary video games. Budget too tight or schedule too full for a game like Silent Hill or Dead Space? No problem! Think point-and-click adventure games are underrated? I gotcha covered!
I did some field-testing and put together a list of good, scary point-and-clicks I found on the tubenets. The best part? They’re all free! I mean, I’m not promising Silent Hill-level immersion here or anything, but they’re pretty darn good for being free. Remember to turn the lights out and the sound up for maximum scaredness!
Now, I will go ahead and point out the obvious–this is not by any means a complete list. If I’ve missed one you feel is worth mentioning, please do so in the comments below!
Also, these games are not for the faint of heart. If you have a heart condition, nervous disorder, or are prone to seizures, you might be better off skipping these games (may I suggest an alternative?). I mean, it’s your call, obviously, but don’t say I didn’t warn you.
- Purgatorium, Leffler Web Design–This short escape-the-room game is thematic and pretty unsettling.
- Cellar Door, Progressive Games–This point-and-click is chalk full of creepy children and jump scares. Plus it’s fish-eye view is pretty disorienting, adding to the atmosphere.
- Monster Basement, Godlimations–Another escape-the-room game with a monster theme and a Shamalan-esque twist. Creepy as shit. Also, don’t let the name of the website, “Scary for Kids”, fool you–this is not a kid’s game.
- Also try out the sequel, Monster Basement 2. Second verse, same as the first with a little more of a challenge.
- Exmortis 2, Leffler Web Design–This one is rich with atmosphere, story, and—of course—lots of scares and creep-outs. Probably my favorite on this list.
- Also try the first game in the series. It’s not quite as good as the second, in my opinion, but that’s to be expected. It’s still definitely worth a play-through.
- Dreamgate Escape, Harrah–Not too difficult, but it certainly messes with you. Don’t play if you are prone to seizures.
Sweet dreams, everyone!