With Halloween just around the corner, we highlight some of the scariest iOS horror games available now.
Getting in the mood for some cheap scares or gut wrenching horror has never been easier and with the HD displays, great memory and processing speeds for the latest iPhones, these horror games are more frightening than you might realise.
Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities £4.49
With several nods to classic titles like Silent Hill and Resident Evil, Forgotten Memories is a beautifully atmospheric game that follows Rose, the games protagonist, in a search for a missing child. The challenging gameplay and amazing graphics makes for a solid game for fans of true survival horror games.
The Walking Dead – 1st Episode FREE
Fans of the TV show or comics will be aware of the genius behind the TellTale studios adaptions in the form of the game. But for everyone else, this episodic point and click game is a thoroughly enjoyable mini-series that follows a group of characters during the breakout of the zombie apocalypse.
Intuitive user interface, a riveting story and some of the most personable characters make the horror of the situation more relatable.
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers – 1st Episode FREE
Our pick of the best horror adventure game on iOS goes to Gabriel Knight. This remastered edition of the original Sins of the Fathers mystery sees egotistical writer Gabe investigating a spate of voodoo murders in New Orleans, as inspiration for his new book. A creepy plot, well-crafted characters and one sublime use of colourful language add up to a sinister yet enjoyable adventure.
The School: White Day – £4.99
There are few worse places to find yourself trapped in overnight than a creepy school filled with bloody terrifying ghosts and ghouls. Sadly that’s exactly what happens in The School: White Day, a remake of a terrifying 2001 PC game that sees you running for your life from those beastly apparitions. With seven endings to see, there’s plenty of reason to play this one over and over.
Adam Wolfe – £8.99
This dark horror mystery is set firmly in a world where the supernatural, cultists and demons all run amok over the city and your task as Adam Wolfe is to hunt down your long-lost sister. It has fun, action packed set pieces, head scratching puzzles, interesting interrogation choices and a sinister and mature theme that lends itself well on the mobile screen.
Last Door: Collector’s Edition – £2.99
Very fun point and click adventure with a just right level of difficulty to keep you puzzled but not enough as to put off. The pixelated graphics are jarring at the beginning are quite quickly forgotten as more detail might have detracted from the quality and suspense of the game, but as you are sucked into the story and familiar control mechanics. Set in Victorian England, when Jeremiah Devitt receives a cryptic message from an old school friend, he knows something is wrong and sets out on his journey to investigate, “discovering things that man was not meant to know, and opening doors that should have remained closed”. As one of the cheaper options on the list, it’s worth checking out. It starts creepy and gets creepier throughout, fans of old classics like Monkey Island will LOVE this game.
Five Nights At Freddy’s – £2.29
Forget the comical and cuddly look of the characters, this game is full of jump scares and an intense difficulty that will break you a few times. But his incredibly well received game is a great concept and thoroughly enjoyable even in the sense of relief to get through the night shift.
You need to conserve power to keep you safe throughout the nightshift, checking on the mechanical toys at a kids party house. If that doesn’t scare you, it really should.