Steam’s Terrifying Halloween Sale Begins Today
Don't be scared. Well, not until you start playing.
Tis not the season to be jolly just yet, it’s actually time for the complete opposite (no not being grumpy). It’s almost Halloween, an even better time for videogames where being terrified is pretty much mandatory and loads of titles get a spooky makeover. Steam also sees it as a good reason to discount loads of horror-themed experiences for a few days – likely more scary for your bank balance than anything.
Today, Steam has begun its seasonal sale, offering plenty of discounts on virtual reality (VR) titles that offer a scare factor. As you’d expect there are quite a few listed – 114 in fact – with discounts ranging from 15 percent all the way up to 91 percent.
VRFocus isn’t going to list all the titles of offer – you can view them all here – but there were a few that caught the eye and are certainly worth picking. Stifled for example is a good choice, offering an echolocation style system where the entire experience is black as night. It’s only through making noise that you can see what’s around you. The problem comes when you need to see but making a sound will then alert what’s in the darkness to your presence.
Or how about Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted. This title featured in VRFocus’ ‘Best Horror Game List‘ offering some brutal jump scares thanks to a frightening compendium of mini-games designed to make players scream. With 30 percent off it’s a decent saving for a videogame released only a few months ago.
For those after big savings why not go for Don’t Knock Twice which has a 66 percent saving, offering some good scares but some weird design choices. Rogue-lite shooter In Death has a decent 60 percent off, Monstrum has a massive 80 percent saving (but only supports Oculus Rift) and Kobold: Chapter 1 has a rather tasty 70 percent off.
In fact, head to the Specials section and you’ll find 677 videogames discounted on Steam across a range of genres, in case none of the horror VR experiences takes your fancy. Steam’s Halloween Sale runs until 1st November 2019, for further VR sales coverage in 2019, keep reading VRFocus.