Movies, TV shows, books and podcasts aren’t the only media that can serve you some fright this Halloween season. Some video games are plenty scary on their own. Here are 13 games that are all spooky, for different reasons. Don’t play these with the lights off.
"Life Is Strange"
Less scary moment-to-moment than it is scary in a big-picture way. If you liked "Twin Peaks," this will seem familiar. A Pacific Northwest missing persons mystery is the central plot of this teen adventure, with the added conceit of being able to redo choices over and over in the game in order to get the result you desire. It goes to some dark places, with plot lines involving suicide, date rape, drug abuse and mass murder. One chapter literally takes place inside the main character’s nightmare. The ending ends up toying with the idea of fate vs. destiny. Big themes for a mystery game.]]