Halloween Pumpkins

Spooky games for the iPad and iPhone

Published On October 24, 2015 | By Erica Marceau | iPhone/iPad

It’s that time of year when we turn off the lights and explore an abandoned insane asylum or haunted forest, ready to face whatever horrors we come across. That’s right, it’s Halloween, the spookiest time of the year.

What’s that I hear? You don’t know which of the thousands of games available will scare the bejeezus out of you? You can rely on Public Access Gaming to point you in the right direction with this handy list of the best scary games released in 2015 for the iPad and iPhone.

Lost Within

Lost Within

If you needed another reason to never step inside an abandoned insane asylum, Lost Within is that reason (and it’s also an excellent game).

How you play is up to you—find or make weapons to kill your enemies, try sneak past them, or hide as a last resort. You’ll discover why the insane asylum was condemned as you make your way to the exit.

Lost Within is available on the App Store for the iPhone and iPad for $6.99.

Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities

Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities calls itself a “spiritual successor of the greatest horrific games from the ’90s, like Silent Hill, Resident Evil and Alone In the Dark.”

Forgotten Memories

Forgotten Memories combines exploration, reflexes, puzzles, action, and survival, and is made more difficult with limited access to ammo, few save points, unpredictable enemies, and a hostile, dark environment. Based on the reviews, Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities is just about the perfect horror game, and is a must for anyone who’s a fan of the genre.

Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities is available on the App Store for the iPhone and iPad for $5.99.

Mental Hospital 3

When someone invites you to a mental asylum—even if it’s really good for your career—don’t go. Sadly, the protagonist in Mental Hospital 3 didn’t follow that rule. And to make matters worse, he was late and gets locked inside with its inhabitants.

Mental Hospital 3

Reviewers praise Mental Hospital 3 for the vivid graphics, smart gameplay, excellent sound effects, and for just scaring them out of their mind.

Mental Hospital 3 is available on the App Store for the iPhone and iPad for $1.99.

The Doom Beneath

The Doom Beneath is a choose-your-own adventure book with action RPG elements such as turn-based combat, health, weapons, and consumable items.

The Doom Beneath

The story follows a geologist who accidentally finds a secret under ground, and the choices you make and the skills you choose determine which ending you get and how you survive. With full narration, challenges, achievements, and different themes, it’ll make facing the horrors under ground a different challenge every time you play.

The Doom Beneath is available on the App Store for the iPhone and iPad for $2.99.

Dark Fear

Dark Fear looks to be an interesting game that combines elements from adventure, role-playing, and survival gaaes all combined with horror.

Dark Fear

After waking up in pitch darkness with no idea who or where you are, you’ll have to figure out what happened. Explore forests, mountains, lakes and deserts while you trade with villagers and upgrade your armor and weapons. While the nature of the horror isn’t described, frightening scenes are promised.

Dark Fear will be available on the App Store this month for iPhone and iPad. Learn more at the developer’s website.

Five Nights at Freddy’s

No horror game list would be complete without Five Nights at Freddy’s, a game series that sets your heart racing with danger surrounding you on all sides.

Five Nights at Freddys 4

You’ll have to constantly be looking around your room using your flashlight to scare Freddy Fazbear, Chica, Bonnie, Foxy, and more, or else it’s game over. Relax on your couch while you laugh in the face of death, just be sure to not throw your iPhone at the nearest wall when a jump scare happens.

Five Nights at Freddy’s 1-4 are all available on the App Store for the iPhone and iPad for $2.99 each.

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About The Author

was led to be enthused with all things Apple when she first sat down at a Mac Color Classic, and she has written about technology and games ever since. Erica enjoys adventuring in MMOs and watching anime.