There are still so many good and spooky games out there that I want to share for the Halloween season, as I did in my previous post. Don’t worry, I’ll keep it at “part 2” and avoid making dry and flat sequels. (Mind you, Freddy and Jason always come back with more robust, but that’s beside the point.)
Call of Duty: Black Ops - Zombies
The Call of Duty series isn’t exactly the golden apple in the tree of first-person shooters, no matter how shiny you try to make it with Mountain Dew endorsements. Apart from the frustrating multiplayer gaming, it’s been synonymous with 10-year-olds using vulgar and racial slurs over the pic. Thankfully, if you have Black Ops, take a break from the noise, grab a buddy or two for co-op, and play some Zombies. Best way to put it, in this fictional setting around the World War II era, Nazis have invented zombies, and you have to gun them down. The stages are built like a “last stand” fort, with barricades to rebuild and extra rooms to retreat to, as you fight off each wave. DLC maps include more WWII settings, Shangri-La, a movie set with THE George A. Romero, and the moon. Yes, that shiny circle in the sky made of cheese. So get in on this for now, because there will be even more when Black Ops 2 comes out.
Want a free game, but with the same good thrills. Consider the following. Slender is a survival horror game where you must find eight pieces of paper that’s been drawn on. And it’s not as dull as you think. You start off in a dark, wooded area and have nothing but a flashlight. Once you find the first page, that’s when the horror starts. The Slenderman, so aptly named, starts to stalk you. The aim of the game is to gather all eight pages while being chased by the Slenderman while you’re not looking at him. The trick is getting them all as he gets faster, because if you’re too slow to get away from him, it’s game over. Well sure, deformed creatures are one thing, but a creepy, faceless figure with long limbs stalking you where you can’t see him? It still works. People still scream and whimper much like in Amnesia.
Under the sea~! Under the sea~! Darling it’s better, when it gets wetter, take it from-OH GOD IT’S GONNA KILL ME!? I kid, I kid. But really, a huge monster in a diving suit with a giant drill, called “Big Daddy,” is not so kid-friendly. Anyway, welcome to Rapture! It’s an underwater city where you are free from oppressive society, and play around with funny chemicals that give you psychic powers. Well, at least it was fun, until society under the sea collapsed, turning the city into a death trap full of mutated tweakers trying to get their precious chemicals from little girls while under the protection of their Big Daddies….I s**t you not, look it up. How do you get involved in the madness? You play a survivor of a plane crash, and with dumb luck, stumbled upon this once glamorous city. Have fun getting out alive with a good assortment of weapons and psychic power juice lying around. (Must’ve been a hell of a party…)
- "Demon" Matt Little