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Horror Games You Need in October

Written by Ryan Noble

There are so many games coming out every single month that it can be hard to keep up, so I've pulled all the biggest horror games releasing in October into one place. But did you check out all the games that came out last month yet?

When you’re ready, discover the next game to keep you up at night below...


Release date: 16 September 2019
Studio: The Farm 51
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC.

Pardon the pun, but Chernobyl as a setting has never been hotter… First the gripping drama, and now Chernobylite, a survival horror set in a 3D-scanned recreation of Chernobyl’s Exclusion Zone. You’re one of the power plant’s ex-employees, a physicist whose other half has gone missing. To find then truth, you’ll need to explore dying and dead environments, experiencing a mix of non-linear storytelling, crafting, and combat.

The Beast Inside

Release date: 17 October 2019
Studio: Illusion Ray Studio
Platforms: PC.

The Beast Inside is a hyper-realistic survival horror set in a charming countryside house. And by charming, I mean terrifying, as Adam and his wife, Emma, soon find out. After finding the diary of a man named ‘Nicholas’ in the attic, nightmares from the past are dragged kicking and screaming into the modern day. Expect to find secrets that should have stayed buried, tragedies galore, and an unsolved murder that’s been lying in wait for over 100 years. Already want to get your hands on The Beast Inside? There’s a demo on Steam, which I’m downloading as we speak, obviously.

Luigi’s Mansion 3

Release date: 31 October 2019
Studio: Next Level Games
Platforms: Nintendo Switch.

With everything else already trying to scare you this month, maybe you’re after some softer spooks. If that’s the case, you’ll be glad to know that Luigi’s Mansion 3 is coming to Nintendo Switch at the end of the month. After being invited to a grand hotel, Luigi and the gang soon realise they’ve been trapped in a haunted hotel by King Boo. Using your trusty Poltergust G-00 once more, you’ll wander around the hotel catching ghosts and solving puzzles, with the help of your gooey doppelganger, Gooigi. It’s a worth playing for that name alone.

Moons of Madness

Release date: 31 October
Studio: Rock Pocket Games
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC.

Moons of Madness looks to combine the mystery of space with the “supernatural dread” of Lovecraft’s universe. Set on Mars, you play as Shana Newehart, a technician stationed there to keep everything working properly until a transport ship arrives with his replacement. Of course, it isn’t as simple as that. Scientists receive a message from an intelligent lifeform, unbeknownst to Shane, and soon everything begins falling apart. Creepy noises and twisted hallucinations threaten to push you to insanity… if you’re not already there.

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Honestly, I was expecting a few bigger releases this month, considering it is the month of horror, but even so, there are plenty of new and interesting horror games to sink your teeth into. Are you pulled in by the hyper-realism of The Beast Within, the Lovecraftian lore of Moons of Madness, or are you just kind of happy to see Luigi as the star of the game once more?

About The Author
Ryan Noble
Staff Reviewer
If Ryan isn't watching, reading or playing some form of horror, he's probably writing about it. He used to be an Editor at Indie Game Magazine so he has a soft spot for independent creators, especially when they're creating fear. Whether you're one such creator, or a fellow horror fan, let's speak about spooks on Twitter or email.
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