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Games I Play on Halloween: A Spooktacular Round Table

The Pixlbit Staff shares some of their favorite games that go bump in the night.

inFAMOUS 2: Festival of Blood

Festival of Blood is everything a good Halloween game should be. It takes a familiar setting and characters and dresses them up to tell a story completely outside of the realm of what we thought was possible in that world. If inFAMOUS was a television sitcom, Festival of Blood would be the classic Halloween special – a journey into the absurd that will be forgotten by the next episode.

You couldn’t ask for a better setting to tell a Halloween tale than New Marais. The crumbling gothic architecture, labyrinthine cemeteries and swamps brimming with voodoo are given an extra dose of the macabre on Pyre Night – a twisted marriage of Halloween and Mardi Gras. Vampires are free to frolic in the open on a night like this and Cole, our electrified hero, finds himself the recipient of an unwanted toothy necking. With new vampiric powers bestowed upon him, Cole has a single night to destroy the legendary Bloody Mary, lest he remain a child of the night for all time.

inFAMOUS has always been a fun game, but with a whole new suite of powers, Cole has never been more fun to control. And with Zeke doing the telling of this creepy tale, you can be sure that you’ll have a few chuckles as well. If that still doesn’t sell you, you can always pretend that every vampire you stake is Edward from the Twilight saga, reminding everyone that real vampires don’t sparkle.

- Jesse Miller

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Jason Ross Senior Editor

10/30/2011 at 08:41 PM

For the record, I'm gonna make my game a live PlayBit tomorrow night! Spooky scary!


10/30/2011 at 10:41 PM

Ya'll should post each of your names for your individual picks!

Jesse Miller Staff Writer

10/30/2011 at 10:43 PM

We actually did :) It's easy to miss, but you'll see the table of contents for the piece on the right hand side that has each of our names.

Nick DiMola Director

10/30/2011 at 10:44 PM

Just to make it easier, I went ahead and ended each segment with the author's name :)

Chessa DiMola Assistant Director

10/31/2011 at 11:12 AM

All these segments are making me even more impatient to get my night of spooky gaming going. Funny enough, I'll play through video games creepy enough to give someone nightmares, but I refuse to watch horror movies. Anyone else like that?


10/31/2011 at 02:36 PM

im surprised nobody mentioned system shock 2

Jesse Miller Staff Writer

10/31/2011 at 02:50 PM

That's a good one. Lots of games that I wanted to give love to, including Undead Nightmare and Dead Rising, but there is always next year!


10/31/2011 at 04:09 PM

I started getting into the Halloween spirit right at the beginning of October. I did another playthrough of the original Deadspace and loved it just like I did back when it came out.

Lol, after that I started a playthrough of Deadly Premonition, I laugh even mentioning it. It's the first time I've ever played some of the game, I bought it off Amazon a few weeks ago. Instead of being creeped out I was just laughing the whole time at the dialogue, cut scenes, and music. I was turning my head to the side, confused, trying to figure out just what the hell was going on lol. It's hard to play mechanically, and incredibly time consuming, but I'm kinda fascinated by it and it makes me laugh even thinking about what I've seen in the game so far. It's so f*cking weird.

Princess Toadstool

10/31/2011 at 09:41 PM

I really enjoyed Condemned. Kudos!

Julian Titus Senior Editor

10/31/2011 at 10:13 PM

Another game that I think is perfect for Halloween is Super Metroid. That game has always instilled in me such a sense of isolation and foreboding.

Jason Ross Senior Editor

11/01/2011 at 05:52 PM

Earthbound was another game we left off the list, but it fits pretty well, given the town of Threed.

Kathrine Theidy Staff Alumnus

11/02/2011 at 10:34 PM

This is why I should check my email...

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