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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.

Silent Hill

For me, it simply doesn't get any scarier than Silent Hill. The core series fills me with dread, but I'll stick to the original here, which you can get on PSN for the price of a song.

I dread going to Silent Hill. I can't stay away from Silent Hill. When I played the first game, it affected me in ways that I had not thought possible. I didn't watch scary movies at the time, and up until that point, the only scary games I had played were the Resident Evil games. But RE is all about the jump scares, while Silent Hill gets into your head and stays there. I remember distinctly playing that game one night and I was so scared that I wanted to turn off my PSX. The only problem was, I was too scared to hop off of my couch, cross the room, and turn the system off. I had to hunt down my TV remote, switch the input back to live television, and only then could I turn off my PSX. When I finished Silent Hill, I traded it in the very next day. I wanted it out of my house, and I swore that I would never play a sequel. But when Silent Hill 2 came out, I couldn't avoid it. It was like I was drawn back into the creepy town. I was compelled to play it; I had no choice.

Now I just accept the fact that I'm going to play the next Silent Hill game. I still dread it, but I can't stay away. If you've never played the original game, give it a spin. The archaic graphics actually add to the terror, even on newer televisions. Just don't expect to sleep well afterwards.

- Julian Titus

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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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