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
The newest edition of the monthly Challenge Me is available here: click.
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?
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?
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?|
|Weird Park Trilogy||-||10h||finished||It’s weird enough|
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.
|Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice||14/14||7.7h||completed|
|total:||26||13h||2|Reserved for future interaction
|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|
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|
Yay! I was queuing up a bunch of games in anticipation of this. Lots of spooky titles to choose from in my backlog!
|The Cat Lady||25/25||8h||Completed||Depressing horror|
|Layers of Fear||27/27||15.6h||Completed||Artsy horror|
|Styx: Master of Shadows||22/33||29.2h||Won’t Finish||You are a goblin!|
Ha im still playing little nightmares and it countttssss
|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
|Completed||Everyone dies in horrible ways also this|
|Trick and Treat -Visual Novel||4/4
|Completed||Its in the name|
Will update with other spoopy games when my challenge me appears and I ask for spoopy games.
Same! Didn’t even realise I get to participate with that, cool. :blobdogpeek:
Oh yeah, Umineko DEFINITELY counts. Catch a screenshot of the pumpkin lollipop somebody gives to Maria for SUPER SPOOKY POINTS.
I see I started to visit BLAEO again just in time for this lovely theme!
|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 :/|
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…
|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
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. ><
|Between Me and The Night||18/18||2.9 hours(idled 4 hours 43 minutes)||Completed|
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!
|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|
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!
|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|
|Total:||Achievements Obtained: 16||Playtime This Month: 7h||Number of Games Finished: 1|
Very cheeky, and despite the joke I might if it goes on discount, even just for the joke. :3
All of these games are tagged Horror! Didn’t play several that I wanted to, but gonna continue the spooky theme into November. :D
|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|
|Little Nightmares||7/22 (+4)||3.8h (+2.4h)||finished|
seems like it should be little nightmare theme instead. since it was last monthly games everyone is just playing that now
I’ll hop on the Little Nightmares train as well (and will add more if appropriate) :)
|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|
Finally got around to playing Inside after long planning :D Might add more games later :)
|Rampage Knights||38/84||7 hours||Beaten|
|Goblin and Coins||4/10||1 hour||Started|
*edit: Beaten Rampage Knights with a friend and started GnC, both Halloween related :)
|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|
I’m in. Making the list already cause last month I forgot to post my progress.
|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||-|
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.
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
i’m a big ol’ scaredy cat so this is going to be … fun.
|Doki Doki Literature Club||—||1 hour||started|
|Replica||0/8||0 h||not started|
|SOMA||0/10||0 h||not started|
|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|
|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)|
I also managed to play:
|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! >:[
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|
|Little Nightmares||24/24||3.2 h||beaten|
|32||9.9 h||Games beaten: 2|
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:
|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|
This looks fun. I’ll give it a go.
|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 ^^;
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:
|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|
Now that I’m finished Life Is Strange (S1), I can participate in the monthly challenge.
|A Wolf in Autumn||N/A||1h23m||completed|
|Total:||23||~6h||Games beaten: 4|
I am a big scaredy cat indeed and have no jumpscare tolerance but I found a few I could play that can fit
|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|
|Total||100/104||22.9 hrs (real : 20.1 hrs)||4/4|
* one achievement missing, just need to launch the game on Christmas
I have the same problem so thanks for mentioning Goosebumps. I think I can manage that one.
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
The Last Door has jumpscares too, but there’s only 1 or 2 of them.
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
oh boy why did I start this slightly drunk around midnight ;_;
That… actually sounds like a good time to me.
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.
Yeah, I didn’t like the game all that much, mostly because the story felt underwhelming and unfinished.
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)
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. :)
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|
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|
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|
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