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October: Spooktober

There, I did it! I went for the most obvious theme choice! I don’t even live in a country that celebrates Halloween, but still feel that playing spooky games in October just feels right. Have a spooktacular Halloween, assassins!

(Big thanks to Evilblacksheep for the idea of calling the theme “Spooktober” instead of “Haunted October”. :) )


To participate, reply to this post and tell us which games that fit the monthly theme you’re going to play. If you need some ideas, then click here to see all Steam games tagged as “Horror”.
Because some of us are scaredy cats, a game doesn’t have to be scary to qualify. If it’s not tagged as Horror, but features things related to Halloween (costumes, witches, ghosts, skeletons, pumpkins, halloween events, etc.) it still counts as related to the monthly theme.

Please use the following (or similar) format to make it easier for me to keep track of everyone’s progress, but feel free to add any extra thoughts about the game(s) to your post!

name of game 1 | achievements obtained | playtime this month | unfinished/finished
name of game 2 | achievements obtained | playtime this month | unfinished/finished
name of game 3 | achievements obtained | playtime this month | unfinished/finished
total: | achievements obtained | playtime this month | Number of games finished

Have fun!


Challenge me

The newest edition of the monthly Challenge Me is available here: click.


FAQ

Do I have to participate in this month’s theme?
No, as with every theme, these are merely suggestions for anyone who is unsure about what to play next. If you already have a battle plan for your backlog and/or don’t like this month’s theme, you’re free to ignore it.

What happens if I don’t participate in the monthly theme?
Nothing.

What happens if I play all of my unfinished games this month?
Your backlog will be a much smaller place.

I don’t have any unfinished games - I’ve beaten everything I’ve started.
Really? well that makes one of us… I salute you.

I already finished my entry can I play another?
Go ahead - the goal is to reduce your unfinished games list. The more you can play the better.

I’ve nearly beaten a game can I still use it as my entry?
Of course!

ninglor03

It’s getting SPOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKY! \o/

I shall totally look what I have (and yes, this month I noticed there is a theme right away. Because last month I was too stupid -.-)

One Day in London 44/107 10h unfinished since I only own 2 chapters screen?
Club Life 20/20 5h finished Halloween!
Weird Park Trilogy - 10h finished It’s weird enough
EvilBlackSheep

Great theme! (Which anyway i do every october, for once it’ll match BLAEO).

I’ll join for sure, just need to make myself a short list.

Little Nightmares 12/22 5.7h beaten
Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice 14/14 7.7h completed
total: 26 13h 2
escollo

Reserved for future interaction

Game Achievements Playtime Status Theme
1HEART 22/22 3.0h Completed It’s just a mentally retarded horror
Demon Hunter: Chronicles from Beyond 28/28 2.2h Completed Regular HOG with mystic mumbo-jumbo
Fire 27/27 2.1h Completed It contains horrible creatures
House of Caravan 5/5 1.1h Completed It has “horror” in tags
Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy - 2.3h Completed It’s just another HOG with ghosts
Midnight Mysteries: Salem Witch Trials 12/14 4.0h Beaten … and another
Midnight Mysteries 3: Devil on the Mississippi 16/16 3.1h Completed … and another
Midnight Mysteries 4: Haunted Houdini 16/16 3.6h Completed … and another…
Midnight Mysteries: Witches of Abraham - Collector’s Edition - 3.1h Completed … and another. For person who don’t like HOGs I play too many of them…
Putrefaction 10/10 3.8h Completed Crappy horror with spooky ghosts
Shelter 2 19/26 6.0h Beaten It was a real horror to lose cubs…
Splatter - Blood Red Edition 36/36 7.7h Completed Top-down zombie shooter
Total 191 42h 12 -
Girlbeard

I’m focussing on SteamGifts games this month. A couple of them happen to be a little bit on the spooky side so I might as well have a go.

Cursed 12/12 achievements 4.3 Hours This Month Complete
Cayne 15/15 achievements 1.6 Hours This Month Complete
Sinister City 17/17 achievements 6.1 Hours This Month Complete
Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island No Achievements 9.5 Hours This Month Complete
Lucius II 0/65 achievements 0 Hours This Month Not Started
Total 44 Achievements 21.5 Hours 4 Completions
BigBlueWolf

Yay! I was queuing up a bunch of games in anticipation of this. Lots of spooky titles to choose from in my backlog!

Game Achievements Playtime Status Theme
The Cat Lady 25/25 8h Completed Depressing horror
Deadlight 29/32 8.2h Beaten Zombie horror
Layers of Fear 27/27 15.6h Completed Artsy horror
STASIS 27/27 8h Completed Sci-fi horror
Styx: Master of Shadows 22/33 29.2h Won’t Finish You are a goblin!
total: 130 69h    
Blue Ϟ Lightning

Ha im still playing little nightmares and it countttssss

Game Achievements Playtime Status Theme
Little Nightmares 7/22
(start 2)
4h
(start 3)
Beaten Everything will kill you and eat you
and they laugh and rub spoons and have spoopy arms and aaaaa
Umineko When They Cry 22/22
(start 17)
54h
(start 41)
Completed Everyone dies in horrible ways also this
Trick and Treat -Visual Novel 4/4
(start 0)
1h
(start 0)
Completed Its in the name
total: 14 15    

Will update with other spoopy games when my challenge me appears and I ask for spoopy games.

EvilBlackSheep

it better count, it’s on my spooky list.

skanda

Same! Didn’t even realise I get to participate with that, cool. :blobdogpeek:

Blue Ϟ Lightning

we are all going play little nightmares this month its a deal :3

tsupertsundere

Oh yeah, Umineko DEFINITELY counts. Catch a screenshot of the pumpkin lollipop somebody gives to Maria for SUPER SPOOKY POINTS.

Blue Ϟ Lightning

🎃 HAPPY HALLOWEEN FOR MARIA 🎃
UwU

Lucky Thirteen

I see I started to visit BLAEO again just in time for this lovely theme!

Game Achievements Playtime Status
Rack N Ruin 24/31 21 hrs (11 this month) beaten - does this one count?
The Shrouded Isle 15/16 30 hrs beaten - lovecraftian dream!
Zombidle: REMONSTERED 29/35 364 hrs (231 this month) endless - had to include this ;D
Shadows: Price for our Sins - 4 hrs beaten - halloween HOG
Fran Bow 0/18 N/A unplayed :/
Goosebumps: The Game 0/40 N/A unfinished :/
adam1224

Recently finished Doom 3 and I kinda considered replaying it on the hardest difficulty as well… so horror is set after I survived the game. Maybe something really spopy…

Cece09
Game Achievements Playtime Status
Costume Quest 21/21 6 hours finished - halloween and costumes and goblins of course
Costume Quest 2 18/18 5 hours finished - halloween version 2 with even more costumes
Trick or Treat - Visual novel 5/5 1.4 hours finished - halloween kinda mostly just in name but evil spirits?
Pixel Puzzles Undeadz 34/34 6 hours finished - zombies, totally spooky zombies
Trick and treat rpg 18/18 1 hours finished - halloween even has jumpscare warning
Confess my love 21/21 2.3 hours finished - love is the scariest thing of all (also demon monster)
Left in the dark: no one on board 13/13 5 hours finished - scary hookman and ghost girls
Once upon an all hallows eve 4/4 1.3 hours finished - mainly name but spirits too
Cursed 12/12 3 hours finished - no hog but ghosts and monsters
Total: 146 31 hours 9 finished

never thought id ever do a monthly theme but since costume quest is all about halloween thought I could do this month at least
according to my tags on game my 100% orange juice counts as a survival horror XD
frankly alot of my games surprisingly have horror for what I dont class as horror so think ill stick to anything halloween theme or my classing of horror i guess even if it doesnt scare me since I dont buy jumpscares horrors

86maylin

Last month. Only one done but did do some progress on others.
Dang it, it’s horror theme again. D: I guess it’s time to gather up my courage once again. ><

Game Achievements Playtime Status
Between Me and The Night 18/18 2.9 hours(idled 4 hours 43 minutes) Completed
LIMBO 12/13 3.2 hours Completed
Total: 30 6.1 hours 2
tsupertsundere

Dangit! Madison and I just finished Among the Sleep before it could count.

I was debating revisiting Night in the Woods, and this is the perfect chance to!

Games Status Theme
Night in the Woods Finished The perfect autumn/spooky game. You gotcher cosmic horror, existential horror, real adult horror, and fall time.
the Ghost of Joe Papp Completed There’s a ghost in it
Wailing Heights Completed Classic campy cheesy “spooky”
Brilliant Shadows Finished Necromancers and grisly organ stealing!
the Witch’s Isle Completed Break a witch’s curse! on a spooky island! at night!
the Norwood Suite Completed Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeird
Bangledeschler

I got goosebumps from finding out this theme. From excitement that is :D. Definitely a nice excuse to break from my regiment and move onto something more spooky ^_^ (not that I don’t do that every year anyways :3). Hopefully I will actually have time to play all these and more!

Games Achievements Playtime Status
Alien Isolation achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
Amigdala achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
Five Nights At Freddy's 2 achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
Dino Crisis achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
Betrayer 16/21 7h Beaten
Total: Achievements Obtained: 16 Playtime This Month: 7h Number of Games Finished: 1
Trent

Then you should play this.

Bangledeschler

Very cheeky, and despite the joke I might if it goes on discount, even just for the joke. :3

JaffaCaffa

All of these games are tagged Horror! Didn’t play several that I wanted to, but gonna continue the spooky theme into November. :D

Game Achievements Hours Played Status
Dead by Daylight 39/107 (+5) 41 hrs Multiplayer
Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle 44/60 (+44) 5.8 hrs Beaten
Visage 4/7 (+4) 1.1 hrs Currently Playing
Killing Floor 2 68/239 (+0) 1.8 hrs Currently Playing
Left 4 Dead 2 3/70 (+1) 1.1 hrs Currently Playing
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth 59/403 (+1) 5.4 hrs Currently Playing
Total: +55 56.2 1 Finished
skanda
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Little Nightmares 7/22 (+4) 3.8h (+2.4h) finished
Goosebumps 25/40 2.7h finished
Cece09

seems like it should be little nightmare theme instead. since it was last monthly games everyone is just playing that now

Killerqueen ♛
Name Achievements Playtime Status
Dreaming Sarah 11/22 5.3h unfinished
Just Ignore Them 33/33 7h Finished
Silence of the Sleep None - next
Total: 44 12.3h 1/3
Kap

I’ll hop on the Little Nightmares train as well (and will add more if appropriate) :)

Game Achievements Playtime Status
Little Nightmares 8/22 5.4 hrs finished
Among The Sleep 3/10 3 hrs finished
Dreaming Sarah 22/22 2.4 hrs finished
total: 33 10.8 hrs 3 games finished
kiseli

Finally got around to playing Inside after long planning :D Might add more games later :)

Game Achievements Playtime Status
Inside 14/14 4 hours Completed
Rampage Knights 38/84 7 hours Beaten
Goblin and Coins 4/10 1 hour Started
total: 56 12 hours 2,5

*edit: Beaten Rampage Knights with a friend and started GnC, both Halloween related :)

Trilled Meow
Game Achievements Playtime Status
Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches 0/0 19 hours completed
Year Walk 10/10 6.5 hours completed
Trick & Treat 8/8 0 hours completed
total: 18/18 28.6 hours 3 beaten/completed
Quisty

I’m in. Making the list already cause last month I forgot to post my progress.

Game Achievements Playtime Status Notes
Cursed 12/12 2 hours completed a “HOG” without a single hidden object scene
Oxenfree 13/13 17 hours completed Recommended even to those who don’t like horror stuff. The story is more about paranormal things. At least three playthroughs are necessary for getting all the achievements.
Goosebumps 40/40 7 hours completed Several playthroughs to get all the achievements
The House in Fata Morgana 16/16 32 hours completed One of the best VN I ever read.
Dead Hungry Diner 11/11 19 hours completed Diner Dash clone with undead customers. Very grindy.
Vampire Legends: The True Story of Kisilova 10/10 3 hours completed Standard Artifex Mundi HOG
Year Walk 10/10 4 hours completed -
Simulacra 20/24 10 hours beaten -

Total: 8 games, 132 achievements, 94 spooky hours

Thank you for hosting the monthly theme, Skanda! It got me out of my Sims 3 addiction and now I’m back to slaying my Steam backlog.

Cece09

cursed really doesnt have a hidden object scene, why did I activate it on my account then! now makes me wonder if their other games even do

Quisty

I played another HOG from Jetdogs and that one actually had hidden object scenes. It’s called Sinister City.

Cece09

okay at least one i activated has one heres hoping the rest do too

Nicknames

A HOG game without hidden object scenes… that definitely looks like a cursed game (sorry for the bad pun, I couldn’t help it)

Quisty

Haha! Good one :p

chimyatta

i’m a big ol’ scaredy cat so this is going to be … fun.

Game Achievements Playtime Status
Doki Doki Literature Club 1 hour started
Replica 0/8 0 h not started
SOMA 0/10 0 h not started
stef
Games Achievements Playtime Status
SIMULACRA 13/24 5 hrs beaten
Nepenthe 2 hrs beaten
Seven Mysteries: The Last Page 19/26 3 hrs beaten
Death’s Hangover 15/50 1 hr beaten
Rusty Lake Hotel 2 hrs beaten
Costume Quest 2 8/18 9 hrs beaten
Witch It 3/70 1 hr unfinished
Transparent Black 4/11 1 hrs beaten
total: 55 22 hrs 6 games beaten
metyGAME

Free games

Game Achievements Playtime Status Notes
Trick & Treat 8/8 2.9 hrs finished freebie rpgmaker with halloween theme (meh)
Trick and Treat - Visual Novel 5/5 1.6 hrs finished free amateur VN set on halloween (poor)
Traum 11/11 2.3 hrs finished polished horror rpgmaker (obvious)
Trap - 0.8 hrs finished short rpgmaker 1st chapter (intriguing)
The Grandfather - 0.5 hrs finished experimental freebie with great artwork (weird)
The Bottom of the Well 12/12 2.5 hrs finished apocalyptic vn buggy achievements (repetitive)
The Alpha Device - 1 hrs abandoned v. laggy and no keyboard/mouse support unplayable (disappointing)
September 1999 - 0.1 hr finished baby mindf* game (ominous)
PRICE 8/8 1.3 hrs finished puzzle vn (surprisingly good)
Perceptions of the Dead - 1.8 hrs finished vn with great characters and voice acting (wishlisted pt 2)
Marie’s Room 7/7 1 hrs finished v good walking sim with narration (recommended)
Disturbed 17/17 1.2 hrs finished text based adventure with plenty of death (fun)
Concluse 17/17 5 hrs finished v weird and unpleasant (used walkthrough)
Blameless 4/4 0.8 hrs finished short adventure (hmm)
Absent 6/6 4.4 hrs finished fun p&c with good voice acting (plotholes!)
Take the Dream IX - 4.0 hrs finished weird/experimental rpgmaker (scariest so far)
Once Upon an All Hallow’s Eve 4/4 0.9 hrs finished vn of girl lost in woods meets boys in house (boring)
total: 99 32.1 hrs 16  

I also managed to play:

Game Achievements Playtime Status Notes
Belladonna - 2.9 hrs finished straightforward short p&c (lovely if predictable)
Shiver 11/11 0.7 hrs finished straightforward short p&c (jumpscares)
1Heart 22/22 13.3 hrs (real ~4) finished weird p&c adventure (aggravating)

I have to admit that so far none of these have been ‘horror’ in the true sense so as we get closer to Halloween I might try something a little creepier? Gorramit I hate jumpscares! >:[

Fnord
The Park 14/14 1,2h finished
The Uninvited - 0,6h finished
Cursed 12/12 1,6h finished
total: 26 3,4h 3
Kaleith

I guess participating in this is not a bad way to celebrate having some time to play again :3

Game Achievements Playtime this month Status
SIMULACRA 24/24 6.7 h completed
Little Nightmares 24/24 3.2 h beaten
  32 9.9 h Games beaten: 2
skanda

Did Laura lose her phone again?

Kaleith

It was full of weird pics, you don’t wanna know

thoughtfulhippo

First time actually picking up a challenge, and I know I’m being overly ambitious, but I like to aim high. All SG wins to reduce my shame:

Game Achievements Playtime Status
Neverending Nightmares 4/4 4 hrs completed
Whispering Willows 0/20 0 hrs not started
Goetia 0/16 0 hrs not started
Costume Quest 2 0/18 0 hrs not started
POSTAL Redux 0/25 0 hrs not started
DreadOut 0/42 0 hrs not started
Nicknames

This looks fun. I’ll give it a go.

Games Achievements Playtime Status Notes
Cursed 12/12 3.4 hrs Completed \[T]/ Not bad. PS: That fucking kid, yo!
Evil Pumpkin: The Lost Halloween 4/15 5.5 hrs Abandoned Hit a game-breaking bug and rage-quitted ( ͡° ʖ̯ ͡°)
Save Halloween: City of Witches 46/63 13.8 hrs Beaten \o/ Prolly it took an hour or so less to beat. I accidentally left it idling from time to time ^^;
Trick and Treat - Visual Novel 5/5 1.3 hrs Completed \[T]/ No wonder it was free XD
Season Match 3 - Curse of the Witch Crow 31/31 12.2 hrs Completed \[T]/  
Total: 98/126 35.7 hrs Games finished: 3  

I ended up picking a bunch of casual games though ^^;

Yeliena

Never participated in monthly challenges (partly because I don’t have faith in my ability to stick with the games I picked) so I will start small:

Game Cheevos Playtime Status Notes
D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die 39/78 5.6 hrs finished Turns out it doesn’t have much horror in it. Pity it will never be finished, I loved this game, its quirky story, and unique mechanics.
Amnesia™: Memories 10/26 12.8 hrs finished Again, not really a horror, although it does have a few gory and/or wtf moments. A slightly above average visual novel.
Sound of Drop: Fall Into Poison 2/21 0.2 hrs abandoned Edit: yeah, abandoning this one. Bad writing or bad translation? Hard to tell but probably both.
total: 51 18.6 hrs Games beaten: 2  
Trent

Now that I’m finished Life Is Strange (S1), I can participate in the monthly challenge.

Game Cheevos Playtime Status
Bonbon 6/6 1h43m completed
Shiver 11/11 43m completed
A Wolf in Autumn N/A 1h23m completed
Deep Sorrow 6/6 1h55m completed
Total: 23 ~6h Games beaten: 4
Tempête Joachim

I am a big scaredy cat indeed and have no jumpscare tolerance but I found a few I could play that can fit

Game Achievements Playtime Status
Costume Quest 20/21 7.9 hrs (real : 6.3 hrs) completed*
Goosebumps: The Game 40/40 3.8 hrs completed
The Last Door - Collector’s Edition 13/16 4.3 hrs (real : 3.1 hrs) beaten
STASIS 27/27 6.9 hrs completed
Total 100/104 22.9 hrs (real : 20.1 hrs) 4/4

List

* one achievement missing, just need to launch the game on Christmas

skanda

I have the same problem so thanks for mentioning Goosebumps. I think I can manage that one.

Tempête Joachim

According to a thread it might have some mild jumpscares : https://steamcommunity.com/app/361360/discussions/0/3276824488718015436/
I’m starting it now, so I can tell you about it soon

Yeliena

The Last Door has jumpscares too, but there’s only 1 or 2 of them.

Tempête Joachim

Thanks for the info, I looked up some videos and saw 2 jumpscares from it. It’s definitely scarier than how scary I expected a pixel art game could be but hopefully I can manage it, the story seems really interesting

Tempête Joachim

oh boy why did I start this slightly drunk around midnight ;_;

Yeliena

That… actually sounds like a good time to me.

Tempête Joachim

Well, it’s like sticking your tongue or finger somewhere you shouldn’t, in the heat of the moment it always seems like a good idea.
But alcohol usually amplifies what you feel, which in this case was anxiety.

Besides that initial tipsy session it wasn’t too bad, I handled it like a big boy 💪
Based on the reviews I did expect the story to be more compelling though, I felt like it was all just a setup for season 2.

Yeliena

Yeah, I didn’t like the game all that much, mostly because the story felt underwhelming and unfinished.

Tempête Joachim

Finished a playthrough, to be honest I was more bored than anything else. There are a few things that can take you by surprise but it’s not too bad, for example see 2nd screenshot on the store page (you’ll see that one coming) and 10th screenshot (this one happens as soon as you enter the area)

skanda

to be honest I was more bored than anything else.

I finished it yesterday and I’d say that pretty much sums it up. Kinda glad it’s over and I don’t usually feel that way about games after finishing them. :)

RikkiUW

It’s been a while since I’ve done a monthly theme and I’m planning on some that fit. Maybe this will give more more incentive to beat them.

Case #9 n/a 0.5 hrs finished
I Can’t Escape: Darkness 10/12 (2 this month) 5.4 hrs (2.4 this month) finished
Outlast 7/8 (3 this month) 12.4 hrs (7.6 this month) finished
Outlast Whistleblower DLC 5/6 3.2 hrs finished
Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location n/a 0.6 hrs retired
TOTAL 10 14.3 hrs 4
Ragnar

I wasn’t specifically planning for this, but it totally fit.

Game Achievements Playtime this month Status
The Fidelio Incident 13/14 4 hours Finished
uguleley

Unless I manage to squeeze in another short game by tomorrow (unlikely), I’ve finished two games that counts:

Game Achievements Playtime this month Status
Prey 21/58 achievements about 20 hours finished
DISTRAINT: Deluxe Edition 14/16 achievements about 2 hours finished
total: 35/74 achievements about 22 hours 2