October: Spooktober

Welcome to Spooktober!
This month’s theme is all about getting your spook on with horror games or games featuring things related to Halloween.
It’s time to get your blood pumping and your heart racing!
Don’t be afraid to share your progress with us - we won’t bite… much.

You can use the following (or similar) format to make it easier for everyone’s progress to be tracked, 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

Theme song


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.



Surely I’ll do better for this theme than last month.

Edit: Well, I guess it was better until Wo Long happened. Oh well :)

Name Achievements obtained (-previous) Playtime (-previous) Status
Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition 57/68 (-16) 30h (-9h) Beaten
CHAOS;HEAD NOAH 4/34 6h Unfinished
SIGNALIS N/A (HB) 11h Beaten
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan 20/30 10h Beaten
TOTAL: 65 48h Beaten games: 3

I guess that the spooky thing about this post is that the games will slowly disappear from the list as the month goes on 🙀


One of them will for sure, I don’t see myself beating 2 extra long vns in the same month.


I vote for Chaos;Head Noah. Make sure to get the improved patch!


That was likely the plan, yeah. I initially wanted to play it for last month’s theme but I finished my previous vn like 30min before the month was over :p (and yeah, I got the patch the moment I bought the game)


I finished my previous vn like 30min before the month was over :p

What a damn mood.

(and yeah, I got the patch the moment I bought the game)

It’s a shame it had to be like this. But hey, it beats the weird patch for the original release (which I miraculously managed to get to work, even though I still don’t know how), I guess? Jury’s still out on the content added in Noah.

Tempête Joachim
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES - nirvanA Initiative 0/49 0h Not started
House 0/30 0h Not started
How Fish Is Made - 0h Not started
If On A Winter’s Night, Four Travelers 0/15 0h Not started
Swallow the Sea 0/10 0h Not started
Who Is Mike - A Visual Novel - 0h Not started
Wunderdoktor 0/22 0h Not started
TOTAL: 0/126 0h 0/7



“If On A Winter’s Night…” is a great choice! Spooky, short and sweet, like a goodHalloween treat. Enjoy!


Because this went so well last time, let’s try again :’)
Trying to get shorter games out of the way in between the big ones I have to finish no matter what

Name Category Achievements obtained Playtime Status
OMORI Psychological Horror tag 4/84 (initial 4/84) 4.7h (initial 4.7h) Playing
Tandem: a tale of shadows Kinda spooky vibe 24/24 (initial 0/24) 6.5h (initial 0h) Completed
Lust for Darkness Horror tag 5/15 (initial 5/15) 75m (initial 75m) Paused
Happy Game Horror tag 11/11 (initial 0/11) 2.9h (initial 0h) Completed
total:   44/134 9.4h 2/4

Truly a spooky picture. ;D
Edit: Adding Prey was a little bit ambitious as I won’t have enough time for it, that’s one less game then. But I will maybe add something shorter… ^^

Name Category Achievements obtained Playtime Status
TOEM Ghosts 48/48 9h Completed
Dreamwalker: Never Fall Asleep Horror 27/27 3.3h Completed
Little Nightmares Horror 22/22 (Initial 13) 18.7h (Initial 12.9) Completed
System Shock: Enhanced Edition Horror 6/6 (Initial 5) 39.7h (Initial 30.2) Completed
TOTAL:   85 27.6h 4


Name Why? Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Ann Horror tag 14/14 2.9 h completed
Annie and the Art Gallery Horror tag 13/18 2.8 h beaten
Blameless Horror tag 4/4 1.1 h completed
Disturbed Horror tag 17/17 0.8h completed
Ghost in the Pool Horror tag 8/8 2.5 h completed
Home Horror tag 11/12 1.7 h beaten
Incredible Dracula: Chasing Love Collector’s Edition Halloween-adjacent 34/34 17.7 h completed
Interactive Horror Stories Horror tag 18/18 1.3 h completed
Itchy Scratchy Horror tag N/A 0.0 h (3 minutes) completed
My Friend is a Raven Horror tag N/A 0.9 h completed
PROJECT: Halloween Horror tag 1/1 0.4 h completed
Serena Horror tag N/A 0.8 h completed
Suspicious Downpour Horror tag 7/7 0.3 h completed
TELEFORUM Horror tag 35/35 2.3 h completed
The Fan Horror tag N/A 1.2 h completed
The Grandfather Horror tag N/A 0.4 h completed
Witch College Halloween-adjacent N/A 2.0 h completed
Total: Horror (15), Halloween (2) 162 39.1 h 15 completed, 2 beaten
Name Theme Achievements obtained Playtime Status
The Complex Horror 9/20 2.0 h beaten
SIMULACRA: Pipe Dreams Horror 11/29 1.3 h beaten
SIMULACRA 2 Horror 16/27 3.6 h beaten
TOTAL:   36/76 6.9 h 3 games beaten
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Fobia - St. Dinfna Hotel 25/28 21.7hrs Beaten
Agatha Christie - The ABC Murders 39/50 8.9hrs Beaten
Chained Echoes 21/37 61.9hrs Beaten
TOTAL:   92.5 hours 3 games Beaten
Name Subcategory Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Pinstripe Horror tag 12/12 4.0h finished
RB: Axolotl Horror tag 9/9 5.7h finished
Blue Whale Horror tag 7/7 1.7h finished
Cooking Witch Horror tag 12/12 2.8h finished
Pixel Puzzles Ultimate Jigsaw - Halloween 4 Halloween 15/2708 7.4h finished
Coloring Pixels - Halloween Pack Halloween 27/1500 21.0h finished
TOTAL:   82 42.6h 6

As always, gorgeous banner art <3

I’m currently hooked on Baldur’s Gate 3, so I’m not gonna even think about any other games for a while, if I can help it… I really don’t want to get distracted from BG lol. Mind flayers are pretty spooky, though, right? :D


Here are my candidate games to join in on the theme. Since I’m fond of the spooky and Halloween themes, and haven’t played them in a while, it would be a nice chance to try and join my first event here!

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Call of Cthulhu 0/49 0.0h Not started
Evil Dead: The Game 0/44 0.0h Not started
The 7th Guest 0/28 0.0h Not started
The Last Door - Collector's Edition 0/16 0.0h Not started
Through the Woods 0/27 0.0h Not started
TOTAL: 0 0.0h 0

Had completely forgotten about the monthly themes. Hope I can make it a habit once again

Game Achievements Playtime Status
Book of Demons 74/202 17.6h beaten
total: 74 17.6h 1/1
Game Achievements Playtime Status
Larva Mortus 25/25 23.9h Completed
Sanitarium 8/20 0.0h unfinished
Ghost of a Tale 1/20 0.0h unfinished
total: 0 23,9 1/3
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Afterparty 10/23 8hrs beaten
Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Rei 3/7 3hrs unfinished
The Typing of The Dead: Overkill 6/33 1hrs unfinished
Spirit Hunter: Death Mark 0/31 0hrs unfinished
Red Tape 0/14 0hrs unfinished
Dread X Collection 2 0/13 0hrs unfinished
total: 19/190 achievements 14 hrs 1/8 finished

Haven’t done this in a long time but I’m going with:

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Eyes in the Dark 0/34 0 hours Unfinished
Ravenous Devils 0/23 0 hours Unfinished
Zortch 0/6 0.7 hours Unfinished
OMORI Achievements 36/84 27.3 h playtime Beaten
Name Tag/Category Achievements Playtime Status
Year Walk Horror 9/10 3hrs Beaten
Among the Sleep Horror 10/10 4hrs Completed
Costume Quest 2 Halloween 18/18 16hrs Completed
Pinstripe Horror 0/12 3hrs Beaten
Totals:   37/50 26hrs 4/4

Umm, wtf. There is no achievement for completing the game on Pinstripe. I’m not used to having to take screenshots, d’oh. Whatever.

Name Achievements Playtime Status
Outlast 5/14 5.6hrs Beaten
Pumpkin Jack 24/32 5.1hrs Beaten
Total: 29 10.7hrs 2

Dead space 2 - horror tag - beaten/completed
ArcaniA: Fall of Settariff - that game is a horror for every Gothic fan - beaten/completed

Name Achievements Playtime Status
Resident Evil Village 46/56 49 hours Beaten