It’s Spooky Season! This is the time where I hang Halloween decorations, read Horror books, watch scary movies, and play themed video games. To get into the mood of the season, I purchased a couple of new video games on Steam. I wanted to share my Halloween themed gaming haul.
Gibbous: A Cthulhu Adventure
I discovered Gibbous: A Cthulhu Adventure completely on accident after typing Cthulhu into the Steam search bar. I’m a Lovecraftian fan and will immediately play anything with Cthulhu in the title. Gibbous: A Cthulhu Adventure begins with Detective Don Ketype as he tries to track down the infamous Necronomicon. Ketype crosses paths with struggling college student, Buzz Kerwan who winds up with the Necronomicon and accidentally sets off a spell which leads to his kitty (named Kitteh) being able to talk. The trio team up to stop the cultists from performing a horrific ritual.
I’m about halfway through this and I’m loving every second of it.
Nancy Drew Danger by Design & Nancy Drew Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake
I’m determined to play more of the Nancy Drew games by Her Interactive. The first game I played was endless in the number of jump scares, so I’m hoping this could be extended to the other games in the series. Based on reviews off of Steam, I purchased both Danger by Design and Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake. I plan on playing both of these games next after I finish playing Gibbous: A Cthulhu Adventure.
Vampire the Masquerade: Shadows of New York
I first played Vampire the Masquerade RPG at Gen Con in 2019. Vampire the Masquerade: Shadows of New York is a game inspired by the RPG. This game stars Julia Sowinski a reporter who’s “Embraced” (Vampire the Masquerade term for being turned into a Vampire) and is asked to investigate the murder of Anarch Baron Callihan. This game is described to be a visual novel that changes as the main character makes several crucial decisions.
Vampire the Masquerade is one of my favorite RPGs I have ever played. It’s a dark, gritty, and violent RPG I wouldn’t recommend for everyone. I cannot wait to play this.
Later Alligator isn’t necessarily a Spooky game, but it’s a game I had on my Steam wishlist for far too long. Later Alligator as the title states stars an alligator named Pat. Unfortunately for Pat, he’s involved in a huge conspiracy that leads him into danger. Can the player save Pat before the clock runs out?
The majority of reviews on Steam list Later Alligator as overwhelmingly positive. I plan on playing Later Alligator after all of the other Spooky games I purchased.
Nothing gets me excited about being in Quarantine like having new video games to play. Let me know in the comments which Spooky video games you’re playing this month!