Days around Halloween are the rare times when people will laugh and appreciate that you spooked them. It is also the perfect time to promote horror-themed games that can scare the bejesus out of you. So, let’s take a look at some of the scariest games that you can play for free on PC!
As the title suggests, the developers were inspired by the mythology of the ancient Greeks and the story about the Medusa. The game is set in the labyrinth of the Minotaur and you will be experiencing it from the first person. Your goal is to find the way through corners and catacombs, but you have to choose your path carefully.
There will be a lot of running involved since you need to escape from the monster. Although it is free, it is sad that this is only a portion of a story that was imagined on a far bigger scale. It has been more than two years since the release and it doesn’t seem like we will get the chance to play a full version of the game.
Imagine this scenario – you get kidnapped and someone locks you in a room. You have to run before the kidnapper comes back, but you will need to solve some puzzles along the way. The feeling that you are constantly being watched only contributes to the fear and stress you feel while playing the game.
This might not be a horror by itself, but it is undoubtedly a chilly game. You wake up in a cabin and realize something is off with your memory. The goal is to figure out where is Serena, your wife, and what the hell has happened. Be prepared for a twist or two, as well as to get scared by the floorboards creaking.
A Date in the Park
You could put this in the category of adventures that utilize point and click technique. We can’t tell you much about what happens as we would ruin it, but the whole idea is to put an ordinary situation in a far-from-ordinary context.
Nobody even remotely normal likes mannequins. In fact, we are all so scared of them and it is only natural. Urbex works that angle and utilizes that to its (freaky) advantage. You will hear noises, notice things moving in corners and much more. It is not particularly long, which is why you may consider playing a prequel, too.
Cry of Fear
This is probably the most complex game on the list, which is why we saved it for the end. You play from the first person and there is plenty of action involved, as well as scary moments and unpredictable twists. We bet you that you won’t be able to last for more than a couple of minutes before screaming because you got scared. Don’t worry, it happened to us, too.