October: SCREAM


You can choose from two types of screams:

1) Screaming in horror

Playing games tagged as “Horror”. You can use the Steam list or the Steam Filters website to make it easier to find games that qualify for the theme.


[At least one of the words in the title needs to be entirely in caps. Also, abbreviations (like DLC Quest, XCOM, …) don’t count.]

To participate, reply to this post and tell us which games that fit the monthly theme you’re going to play.

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 | Achievements obtained | Playtime | Status
:-: | :-: | :-: | :-: | :-: 
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

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Monthly comic


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.

A Salem Witch Trial 10/10 1 Finished
Adam Wolfe 27/27 5.2 Finished
Corpse Party 17/17 10.9 Finished
Corpse Party: Book of Shadows 33/33 8.7 Finished
Doki Doki Literature Club! N/A 3.4 Finished
Enigmatis 11/11 3.8 Finished
Enigmatis 2 36/36 5.4 Finished
FINAL FANTASY X 34/34 before 10/34 19.7 Finished
Lieat 30/30 3 Finished
Lost Grimoires 13/13 2.5 Finished
Lost Grimoires 2 12/12 2.3 Finished
Written in the Sky 2/2 0.3 Finished
Yandere School 13/13 1 Finished
Total 228 67.2 13

The first two have horror tag and well the third is partially written in CAPS.


ha only 2 words in caps. my one is practically the whole thing.


Well I was staring at the icon and noticed that the first two were in caps and then it hit me that that would fit the theme, too ^^


yeah I have a couple of games with caps for its picture but then you actually look at the title and there is none
plus damn every final fantasy game works for this theme. They really like their caps


You are right on that front, but I highly doubt that I will find time to also play a FF game this month, since they are usually long XD

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Fran Bow 0/18 0 h this month unfinished
LIMBO 12/13 3.6 h this month finished
(maybe HITMAN 2) 0/146 0 h this month unfinished
TOTAL: 0 achievements obtained 0 playtime this month 0 games finished


Stories Untold 13/13 2.2h Completed
Sorry, James 10/10 1.9h Completed
TOTAL: 23 4.1h 2


Lucky Thirteen

Shame that I just finished SKYHILL a couple of days ago, could have had one more game for the theme :D

Game Achievements Playtime Status
BUTCHER achievements obtained 0 hrs ✖️
DISTRAINT 2 achievements obtained 0 hrs ✖️
KHOLAT achievements obtained 0 hrs ✖️
MURDERED: Souls Suspect achievements obtained 0 hrs ✖️
TAIKU MANSION 11/11 1 hrs ✔️
ZOMBI achievements obtained 0 hrs ✖️
TOTAL: 11 1 hrs 1

Well, that failed >_<


You’re kind of overachieving on the whole Horror plus all-caps thing. We are not amused.

Lucky Thirteen

Picking just one type of scream just wasn’t enough :D


Please pick up TAIKU MANSION ASAP, you’ll be surprised at its duration :D

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
SOMA 10/10 7H completed
DISTRAINT: Deluxe Edition 16/16 2H completed
SIMULACRA 24/24 6H completed
TOTAL: 50/50 15H 3

For now I’ll add the two PAGYWOSG games which also fit the theme, but I’ll look for something from my backlog the next days too :)

Edit: Added :D

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
ABZU 8/12 3.2 hours Beaten
SHOCK TROOPERS 7/15 1.6 hours Beaten
Bulb Boy 12/12 3.8 hours Completed
Her Story 13/13 2.8 hours Completed
Neverending Nightmares 4/4 3.6 hours Completed
Pawn 34/34 4.7 hours Completed
Tulpa 8/10 1.8 hours Beaten
AIDEN 8/8 0.6 hours Completed
ANIMALITY 300/484 2.7 hours Beaten
TOTAL: 394 24.8 hours 9
Game Achievements Playtime Status
Scanner Sombre End Screenshot 3.7 hrs Beaten
Detention 0/8 1.1 hrs Abandoned (for now)
Doki Doki Literature Club! End Screenshot 3.6 hrs Beaten
MEANDERS 10/48 0.5 hrs Abandoned (?)

Played the first chapter for Detention but must not in a P&C mood. Interesting story & visuals but the backtracking to find/solve puzzles is feeling more tedious than enjoyable rn.

TOMORROW DON’T COME - Puzzling Depression
Other possibilities: LYNE, LIMBO, CAYNE, Her Story, Bendy and the Ink Machine




Don’t you mean AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA. :3


Another spooktober huh? Gonna try to at least complete one horror game this time. :3

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Oxenfree 4/13 5.2 hours(previously at 3 hours) Beaten
Year Walk 10/10 2.5 hours(previously at 38 minutes) Completed
Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek 11/11 4.2 hours(previously at 3 hours 12 minutes) Completed
HOARD 29/129 1.1 hours(previously at 13 hours 25 minutes) Unfinished
Total: 54 11.9 hours 3

I was hoping it’d be a horror theme. I look forward to binging horror games in october :P

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
DOOM 1 achievement 1 hr unfinished
The House in Fata Morgana 13/16 achievement 30 hrs finished
speed dating for ghosts 6/6 achievement 2 hrs finished
Wolf & Rabbit 0 achievements 0 hrs unfinished
TOTAL: achievements obtained 36 hrs this month 2 games finished

There’s no way I’m getting to all these, just listing them all ahead of time!


It seems that a horror theme for October will have to become tradition since so many members like playing horror games at this time of year (or even only play them in October). :)


No idea if I can actually get to all of these games, but I’m hoping to at least finish one (Limbo). And then maybe advance in Astroneer a bit!

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
ASTRONEER 4/56 (3 hrs) unfinished
LIMBO 2/13 (1 hrs) unfinished
OPUS: The Day We Found Earth 0/31 0 hrs not started
TOTAL: achievements obtained playtime this month Number of games finished

Ok, I’ll start with 3 games, let’s see how it goes.

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Kholat 0/20 0h (2.4h total) unfinished
DISTRAINT: Deluxe Edition 0/16 0h (4.9h total) unfinished
Fearless Fantasy 0/24 0h (0.6h total) unfinished
TOTAL: achievements obtained playtime this month Number of games finished

The dlc theme from last month wasn’t my thing so I passed on it, but I guess I should do this again. I don’t expect to finish either of the initial 2 picks, but I’ll definitely be playing both of them.
The list

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
CODE VEIN 20/43 (-9/43 before October) 19h (+14h before October) Unfinished
MISTOVER 27/64 22h Unfinished
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice 14/14 8h Completed
TOTAL: 52 49h Beaten games: 1

What about WARSAW? :eyes:


With MISTOVER scratching my dankest dungeon itch soon, I don’t think I will be buying WARSAW on release.


Did they announce what day MISTOVER comes out or is it still just October?


They never updated the store page, but their announcement trailer says it’s on the 10th.



panics and runs in circles flailing


pat pat


Will try to participate this month because yay!Halloween, but i’m afraid of my schedule getting in the middle. Will see.

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
WARSAW 17/34 15h beaten
TOTAL: 17 15h 1
Tempête Joachim
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
DISTRAINT: Deluxe Edition 16/16 1.6h completed
Masochisia - 1.8h beaten
Stories Untold 13/13 2h completed
TOTAL: 29/29 5.4h 3/3


Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
IMSCARED 6/11 1.5 hrs unfinished

I’m not that much into having a spooky October, but these two might be my two monthlies :]
Apparently there now is more on my list for this month! I can still do this! Absolutely. runs around

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Sound of Drop 21/21 12h finished
Beholder achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
Queen’s Quest 3: The End of Dawn 18/18 6h finished
Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series 30/30 10h finished
Trick and Treat - Visual Novel achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
ENIGMA: achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
TOTAL: 69/69 28h 3

yes, Yes, YES for Sound of Drop! :D

weissnichts vom Leben
Name Achievements obtained (before) Playtime (before) Status
The Town of Light 9 (1/20) 2.8 (0.7) hours beaten
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair 33 (3/47) 26 (7) hours beaten
Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.2 Watanagashi 0 (0/15) 0 (0) hours unplayed
ABZÛ 8 (1/12) 1.8 (0.5) hours beaten
TOTAL: 50/89 30.6 hours 3 games beaten

Spooktober, yay! \o/
Since the DLC theme just wasn’t for me, I’m happy that I can now finally participate ^^ (and I hope I’m doing this right…)

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Bad Dream Coma 0/21 0 hrs unfinished
BAD END 4/14 1.2 hrs unfinished
Claire 0/16 0 hrs unfinished
LIMBO 0/13 0hrs unfinished
Frankenstein Master of Death 0/20 0hrs unfinished
Nightmares from the Deep 2 The Siren`s Call 25/29 4.9 hrs beaten
Nightmares from the Deep 3 Davy Jones 12/32 1.5 hrs unfinished
TOTAL: 41/145 7.6 hrs 1/7

Although “Nightmares from the Deep 2” is not tagged as horror, I’ll count it as a horror game. I mean, it has nightmare right in the title and the first, as well as the third game are tagged as horror (and I won’t play the third without having played the second, the first one I’ve already finished), so… yay, all horror ^^
I’ll see how many I can actually finish.

I guess I was a bit too optimistic ^^” Had much more to do than I thought and now I’m sick T_T
Hopefully I can at least finish two more games. But I don’t think that I’ll get every end in BAD END and maybe I should give up on Claire for now…


The Horror tag on steam must be one of the most misleading. It feels like a good portion of the games I have that has that tag are not even remotely horror themed. Like Duck tales…

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Her Majesty’s SPIFFING 14/25 1,6 finished
TOTAL: 15 1,6 1

no no no duck tales are the scariest thing of all. I agree the tags are stupid though I have a few games especially my hogs where it has the tag its like what… did some bats give you a little fright baby


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This seems like my chance to finish some games I’ve just barely touched…

Name Achievements obtained (before) Playtime Status Notes
The Shrouded Isle 8 (0/16) 7h beaten Got one ending - want to play some more. ^^
STAY 10 (5/31) 3h unfinished Just started this one and want to get at least one ending.
Tokyo Dark 2 (1/44) 1h unfinished Tried it, enjoyed it but had lots of other things to do.
The Deed 17 (0/17) 2h completed Wanted to play something short and different! Nice game, btw! ^^
TOTAL: 31 13h 2 finished That might be all for this challenge - I have to carve a pumpkin now!

Greetings to all. I have never taken part in “Monthly Theme” before, so I’m thinking of fixing it now :)
I guess that I will find many games that fit the theme of this month, but I will start with a few, and maybe add something else later.

Name Achievements obtained (before) Playtime (before) Status
DISTRAINT 2 9/9 4.3h (5.2h) completed
Party Hard 27/27 11.5h (1.5h) completed
Layers of Fear 27/27 20.4h (1h) completed
Resident Evil 6 / Biohazard 6 48/70 50.5h (5.2h) beaten
TOTAL: 111 86.7 4 finished

Last update: October, 24


Maybe this theme will finally push me to try Alien: Isolation (or maybe not). edit: \o/

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
SIMULACRA 7/24 3.9 hours finished
DISTRAINT 2 6/9 2.1 hours finished
Murdered: Soul Suspect 34/48 6.9 hours finished
Alien: Isolation 40/50 18.4 hours finished
TOTAL: 87 31.3 hours 4

To be honest, not really sure I am going to find a whole lot of time to follow through with this months theme due to my investment with Borderlands 3 at the moment (and its upcoming spooky event), buuuuut just in case here are my potential targets. Even found a couple that were both spooky and all caps (assuming “Deluxe Edition” doesn’t particularly count towards the all caps rule) so that means I get extra points right? :3 Most of them I will just try to beat, but AR-K is something I have already beaten and need to complete. Happy Spooktober! ^_^

Name Achievements obtained Achievements This Month Playtime (Before Month - End of Month) Status
35MM 8/20 8 (0h - 3h) Finished
Alien Isolation 4/50 2 (.5h - 1h) Unfinished
AR-K 12/12 5 (4h - 5h) Completed
DISTRAINT: Deluxe Edition 16/16 16 (0h - 2h) Completed
DOOM II: Hell on Earth N/A N/A (2h - 10h) Finished
FINAL FANTASY XV WINDOWS EDITION 49/97 17 (34h - 55h) Finished
POSTAL 19/27 19 (0h - 3h) Finished
Roots of Insanity 2/13(BUGGED) 0(BUGGED) (.5h - 1h) Finished
TOTAL: 111/235 67 38.5h 2/5/1/0
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Belladonna 5h completed
CRACKHEAD 8/8 3.2h completed
Entropy: Zero* 31/31 5.1h completed
Estranged: Act I* 9/9 2.5h completed
Estranged: Act II** 9/9 3.4h completed
Half-Life 2: Update* 33/33 12.4h completed
Octave 2.5h completed
PIGMENTUM 11/11 1.4h completed
POSTAL 2 70/89 17.2h beaten
Spate 1.6h completed
The Deed 17/17 6.4h completed
Transmissions: Element 120* 11/11 1.7h completed
Whispering Willows 20/20 4h completed
Total: 219 64.8h 8 or 13

*It’s a free mod for Half-Life 2, so completing it doesn’t reduce my backlog… But whatever ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
**It’s a free game… blah-blah-blah… see above


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I’ve been in stealth mode on BLAEO so far, but after finishing 5 games in the last couple months I’m feeling encouraged… I have more games that fit the theme than I’ve listed, and I probably won’t have time to get through even those, but let’s at least set a target….

Name Achievements obtained October Achieves October Playtime Status
The Last Door 16/16 11 4h Completed
I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream 0/0 - 0h Never played
LUXIS 5/6 5 7h Unfinished
NORTH 0/0 - 1h Unfinished
TOTAL: - 16 12h 0

Great theme, I would love to participate, but with my exams at the end of month…. -_-
I wonder would Alter Ego qualify for the event? It doesn’t have horror tag, just mystery, but I think it’s a little bit horror game. From the description: Now in death, this latest spurt of crime has the entire village shaking in fear with some even fleeing. you can feel the horror. ;)


Only games with an actual horror game count, otherwise things would get too complicated. I also had to pass on Hellblade because of that. :I
Hopefully you’ll find some suitable games and time to play!


Yes, I thought so. ;) Okay, let’s hunt for something else. :D
Have a great Spooktober!!! :3


Yay! I was able to play one game with horror tag. :)

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden 20/20 8.7 Completed
TOTAL: 20 8.7 1

yay you found 1. Join the barely horror hog family


Hey, it was actually spooky sometimes. XP


I’m assuming psychological horror counts too?

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Dead Secret 5/5 2.9 hrs completed
Nevermind 17/17 7.4 hr completed
Pony Island 17/20 3.1 hrs beaten
Rusty Lake: Paradise 50/50 3.0 hrs completed
TOTAL: 89 16.4 hrs 4

It counts as long as the word horror is in the tag.


First time participating. Cheers!

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Amnesia: The Dark Descent 2/18 94 minutes unfinished
NEKOPARA Vol. 0 13/13 81 minutes completed
TOTAL: 0 0 hrs 0

I couldn’t finish Amnesia. Even though i liked it’s atmosphere very much, i couldn’t. May be too spooky for me?

My overheating computer made me play with minimum specs so that’s an important factor. I don’t know… As soon as i have money for screen, i’ll send this fucking laptop for warranty and everything will be great. Then i will play all games, i will f**k all girls…

Sorry for bad language. I liked Amnesia a lot but couldn’t finish it. Let me try another month, no?


Yay, it’s Spooktober! Finally I’ll take care of my spoOoky games (っ˘ڡ˘ς)

Name Achievements obtained (before) Playtime (before) Status
Amnesia: The Dark Descent 10/18 7.5 hours beaten
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs 7/7 6.1 hours completed
Layers of Fear 27/27 (11/27) 22.9 hours (13.6 hours) completed
TOTAL: 33 22.9 hours 2 completed, 1 beaten
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status 22h 33m finished 16h 20m completed N.A. 20h 30m finished
TOTAL: 37 59h 23m Finished: 3
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Painkiller Black Edition N/A 6.8 hours finished
name of game 2 achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
name of game 3 achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
TOTAL TBA: achievements obtained playtime this month Number of games finished
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Theme match Status
City of Fools 6/6 8h41m Horror (but not really) completed
Dark Heritage: Guardians of Hope 25/25 6h31m Horror completed
The Old City: Leviathan No achievements 1h8m Horror unfinished
TOTAL: 31 16h20m   2 completed, 1 unfinished
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
The Coma - Recut No achievements 11 hrs finished
TOTAL: 0 11 1
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
We Were Here Too 20/20 (10 this month) estimated ~2 hours (played in offline mode) completed
TOTAL: 10 2 hours 1
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
SOMA (CAPITALS!!!) 6 17.4 H Unfinished (It should be close tho)
TOTAL: 6 17.4H 0
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Lust for Darkness 11/15 4.4hrs beaten
TOTAL: 11 4.4hrs 1