The Best Indie Games for a Spooky Halloween Night

May 1, 2023
The Best Indie Games for a Spooky Halloween Night

As the leaves start to turn and the nights grow longer, it’s the perfect time to indulge in some spooky fun. And what better way to get into the Halloween spirit than by playing some indie games? Indie games have a reputation for offering unique and creative experiences that push the boundaries of traditional game design. They often explore darker themes and more complex storytelling, making them perfect for a spooky season.

In this list, we’ve compiled 5 indie games that are sure to give you goosebumps and keep you on the edge of your seat. From puzzle-platformers to survival horror games, each game has its own distinct style and atmosphere that will immerse you in its world. Whether you’re looking for a game to play alone in the dark or to share with friends at a Halloween party, there’s something for everyone on this list. So, dim the lights, grab some snacks, and get ready to be spooked by these 5 indie games for spooky season.


Little Nightmares

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“Little Nightmares” – In this puzzle-platformer game, you play as a small girl named Six who is trapped in a nightmarish world full of grotesque creatures and macabre environments. Your goal is to solve puzzles and avoid danger to escape the clutches of your captors.



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“Limbo” – This side-scrolling platformer game takes place in a hauntingly beautiful monochromatic world filled with traps and puzzles. You play as a young boy searching for his sister in a surreal landscape full of ominous shadows and mysterious creatures.



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“Inside” – From the same creators as Limbo, this puzzle-platformer game has a similar dark and atmospheric tone. You play as a boy exploring a strange and dystopian world, where you encounter puzzles, danger, and an unnerving sense of dread.


Amnesia: The Dark Descent

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“Amnesia: The Dark Descent” – This survival horror game takes place in a castle filled with darkness and secrets. You play as Daniel, an amnesiac who must explore the castle and unravel the mysteries of his past while avoiding terrifying monsters and supernatural forces.



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“Oxenfree” – This supernatural adventure game takes place on an abandoned island where a group of teenagers unleashes an otherworldly force. You play as Alex, a teenage girl who must navigate the island’s secrets and solve puzzles to prevent a catastrophe. The game’s unique dialogue system and eerie atmosphere make for a chilling and immersive experience.


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