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October: Pick Your Poison

The traditional spooktacular theme is back! You can choose between playing:

1) games tagged as horror,

2) games tagged as mystery.


You can 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!


Theme song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je1rPvzVDmE


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!
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.

Cece09
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
A Case of Distrust 10/10 1.7 Finished
be you 2 N/A 0.1 Finished
Dead Rising 3 82/88 32.7 Finished
Resident Evil 40/40 22.7 Finished
Resident Evil 2 44/44 22.8 Finished
Resident Evil 3 32/32 10.6 Finished
The Shapeshifting Detective 20/21 5 Finished
The Suicide of Rachel Foster 11/11 3.4 Finished
The Uncertain: Last Quiet Day 32/32 3/1 Finished
Whispers of a Machine 25/25 6.3 Finished
TOTAL: 296 108.4 10
Kyrrelin

I am in, I failed in September completely, but this month will be better! :)

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Tag Status
Spooky Cats none 2.0h Horror Completed
Fairy Tale Mysteries: The Puppet Thief 17 / 17 3.3h Horror Completed
Fairy Tale Mysteries 2: The Beanstalk 11 / 11 2.9h Horror Completed
Someday You’ll Return 30 / 48 27.3h Horror Beaten
Skautfold: Shrouded in Sanity 19 / 19 28.7h Horror Completed
Lost Grimoires: Stolen Kingdom 13 / 13 2.7h Horror Completed
Lost Grimoires 2: Shard of Mystery 12 / 12 3.3h Horror Completed
Alan Wake’s American Nightmare 6 / 12 7.1h Horror Beaten
Prey (6 prior) 29 / 58 (27.7h prior) 60h Horror Beaten
TOTAL: 131 108.6h   9

Honorable mention
Black Mirror III | none | 20.1h (14.8h prior) | Horror | Completed

Cece09

definitely looks like this month is a success

Kyrrelin

Haha, yeah, seems like it. ;)
And I am not done yet. :D

Cece09

Oh good luck with the rest. Glad you figured out what I put somehow month turned into much I didn’t even understand what I put myself.
Should have at least 1 more for myself

Jaded

After months of not getting anything done for BLAEO Monthly and PAGYWOSG.. Game 1 done first day of the month! :D

Name Subcategory Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Demon Hunter 5: Ascendance Horror and Mystery 24/24 4.1 Complete
Ghost Files: The Face of Guilt Horror and Mystery 22/22 3.3 Complete
Stories Untold Horror 13/13 1.7 Complete
Call of Cthulhu Horror and Mystery 35/49 9.2 Beaten
Layers of Fear Horror and Mystery 8/27 4.5 Beaten
TOTAL:   94 18.3 4

Plus a Halloween themed list I prepared earlier

Skatrzoo

I don’t think I’ll finish even half of these, but I did make a list this time around with 13 titles just because.

6/13 and some progress in 2 longer titles - good enough, I guess.

Name Achievements obtained Playtime this month Status
AI: The Somnium Files 7/45 8h Unfinished
Control 22/67 9h Unfinished
CUPID 67/67 3.1h Completed
LIMBO 12/13 3.1h Beaten
Ring of Pain 56/71 20h Beaten
The Darkness II 41/50 9h Beaten
The Supper N/A 0.3h Completed
Thief 30/37 29h Beaten
TOTAL: 235 81.5h Beaten games: 6
Moony1986
Name Subcategory Achievements obtained Playtime Status
9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek Horror / Mystery 19/19 3.4h finished
Agent Walker: Secret Journey Horror / Mystery 16/16 3.3h finished
Alchemy Mysteries: Prague Legends Horror / Mystery 15/15 6.1h finished
Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink Horror / Mystery 19/19 4.4h finished
Scarlett Mysteries: Cursed Child Horror / Mystery 13/13 2.9h finished
The Emerald Maiden: Symphony of Dreams Horror / Mystery 13/13 4.0h finished
The Swapper Mystery 10/10 5.6h finished
Detention Horror 8/8 5.4h finished
TOTAL:   113 35.1h 8
EvilBlackSheep

Time for spooktober!

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Horror or Mystery? Status
Dreamwalker: Never Fall Asleep 26/27 3h Both beaten
Doki Doki Literature Club! - 4h Horror completed
The Suicide of Rachel Foster 11/11 5h Both completed
The Supper - 0.3h Horror completed
The Walking Dead: The Final Season 45/48 15h Horror beaten
Carrion 21/21 8h Horror completed
Scarlett Mysteries: Cursed Child 13/13 2.8h Both completed
The Myth Seekers: The Legacy of Vulcan 18/18 3h Both completed
TOTAL: 134 41.1h - 8
Kaleith
Name Tagged as Achievements obtained Playtime Status
The Shapeshifting Detective Mystery 1/21 (3/21 → 4/21) 1.3 h (0.9 → 2.2 h) 🟢 beaten
The Supper Horror - 0.4 h 🟢 completed
Moons of Madness Horror 23/23 5.1 h 🟢 completed
The Fidelio Incident Mystery 13/14 1.5 h (4.7 → 6.2 h) 🟢 beaten
The Initiate Horror 18/24 (bugs ate some cheevos) 2.5 h 🟢 beaten
The Initiate 2 Horror 37/38 2.0 h 🟢 beaten
Metamorphosis Mystery 20/26 2.5 h 🟢 beaten
The Uncertain: Light at The End Psychological Horror 16/29 4.1 h 🟢 beaten
Ring of Pain Horror 34/71 8.2 h 🟢 beaten
TOTAL: - 162/246 27.6 h 9 assassinations
ninglor03
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status Tag
Demon Hunter 5: Ascendance 24/24 4h finished Horror/mystery
The Council 0/42 playtime this month unfinished/finished Horror/mystery
The Descendant 50/50 11h finished Horror
The Myth Seekers: The Legacy of Vulcan 18/18 3h finished Horror
The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game 6/6 1h finished Horror
TOTAL: 98 19h 4 -
emymer
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Demon Hunter: Chronicles from Beyond 23/28 5.8 h 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
adam1224

I’ll see what I can cram into the month, but I’m really feeling The Spook this October >:D

Grumbler
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
A Plague Tale: Innocence 31/35 14.2h beaten
Outer Wilds 4/17 1.0h unfinished
TOTAL: 35 15.2h 1
skanda
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Control 54/67 (+29) 28 h (+21.5h) finished
Dying Light 30/78 (+24) 26 h (+19h) finished
TOTAL: 53 40.5 h 2 games finished
Maya
Game Tagged Progress Playtime Status
The Suicide of Rachel Foster Mystery 11/11 5hrs Completed
Yuppie Psycho Horror 35/37 15hrs Beaten
Whispers of a Machine Mystery 25/25 8hrs Completed
Layers of Fear + Inheritance DLC Horror 20/27 10hrs Beaten
The Sexy Brutale Mystery/Horror 18/18 12hrs Completed
The Turing Test Mystery 15/15 7hrs Completed
Total H&M 124/133 57hrs 6 Beaten

That’ll probably be all for this month, still a decent effort :)

GauFF
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Pony Island 13/20 0.6 idle+ 2.4 Beaten
Lengray

I’m in! Time to get spooked and scared!

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
The Suicide of Rachel Foster 10/11 4 hours finished
The Walking Dead: A New Frontier 30/30 7 hours complete
Persian Nights: Sands of Wonders 28/31 3 hours finished
Tormentum - Dark Sorrow 20/34 3 hours finished
Event[0] 7/12 3 hours finished
Resident Evil 0 6/47 3 hours dropped
TOTAL: 101 23 hours 5
JaffaCaffa

Spooky Reserved

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Hotel Sowls 36/39 3.7 hrs Beaten - Got 2 of 8 endings

Would recommend if you’re into point & clicks! A perfect game to play on Halloween.

Tempête Joachim
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Catherine Classic 36/50 19.9h Beaten
The Count Lucanor 31/32 3h Beaten
Event[0] 8/12 1.8h Beaten
Evergarden 14/21 7.1h Not started
INSIDE 14/14 3.6h Completed
Night Call 19/45 6.3h Beaten
Paradise Killer - 12.2h Beaten
TOTAL: 122/174 53.9h 7/7

List

Wildstorm
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status Tagged as
Queen’s Quest 5: Symphony of Death 21/21 3,4 h completed Mystery
The Secret Order 6: Bloodline 28/28 3,1 h completed Mystery & Horror
TOTAL: 49/49 6,5 h 2  
BigBlueWolf
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status Tag
Fran Bow 18/18 6h Completed Horror
Outlast 7/14 9h Beaten Horror
TOTAL: 25/32 15h - -
Garcias
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status Tag
The Shapeshifting Detective 16 of 21 5,3 hours beaten Horror
Little Nightmares 9 of 21 4,4 hours beaten Horror
TOTAL: 25 9,7 hours 2 beaten -

Managed to finish one game for the monthly theme this time. I started Little Nightmares, which I hope to finish soon, but other than that, I don’t predict finishing a game for a while, since I’m starting a new job next week (my first one!) and I’m on the finish line of my dissertation.
Update #1 (20 October): Beaten Little Nightmares.

samwise84
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status Tag
Zombie Shooter no achievements 2h finished horror
Alien Shooter 9/17 3.6 beaten horror
CUPID - A free to play Visual Novel 67/67 11 completed horror
.Lake of Voices 24/24 7.2 completed horror
Night Call 18/45 15.1 beaten Mystery
name of game 3 achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished :-:
TOTAL: 118 38,9h 5  
Trilled Meow
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Blair Witch 5/25 2 hours unfinished
Little Nightmares 0/22 0 hours never played
TOTAL: 5/47 2 hours 0 beaten
Sir9
Name Tagged Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Puzzle Agent Mystery -/- 4.5h Beaten
Puzzle Agent 2 Mystery 52/52 (100%) 4.3h Completed
Zombie Army Trilogy (Episode 1) Horror 19/68 (28%) 5.1h Playing
TOTAL:   71/120 (85%) 13.9h  
stef
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
My Big Sister 17/28 4 hrs beaten
The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
Cat in the Box achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
Lorelai 17/27 9 hrs beaten
Sage Brush 12/14 2 hrs beaten
Lobotomy Coorporation achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
TOTAL: achievements obtained playtime this month Number of games finished
Trent

This was not going to be a month with a lot of game time. Let’s see if I can squeeze another one in (maybe a Horror?) before the end of the month (update: success!).

Name Category Achievements obtained Playtime this month Status
Time Mysteries 2: The Ancient Spectres Mystery 11/11 (previously 10/11) 5h42m this month completed
Ghost Encounters: Deadwood - Collector’s Edition Mystery No achievements 4h58m completed
The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game Mystery 6/6 1h09m completed
Bucket Detective Horror 4/4 1h completed
A Case of Distrust Mystery 10/10 3h29m completed
TOTAL:   21/21 16h18m 5 completed
adam1224
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.1 Onikakushi 14 26 hours finished
TOTAL: 14 26 hours 1
juhaszandor
Name Category Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Left 4 Dead 2 Horror 19/100 8h beaten
Life is Strange Mystery 60/60 22h completed
LeoTurambar
Name Platform Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Dead Space Origin / 17 h finished
Layers of Fear Steam 9/27 4 h finished
TOTAL: / 9/27 21 h 2
escollo
Name Achievements Playtime Status Theme HLTB for PoP
Outer Wilds 17/17 24.5h completed Mystery 15 Hours
Resident Evil 6 47/70 50.5h beaten Horror 21½ Hours
Silver Chains 16/16 2.5h completed Horror 2½ Hours