I'm growing older all the time. It's getting to the point where it's embarrassing.
I think Dark Souls is a work of art that belongs in a museum. The Royal Ontario Museum disagrees, but I think I'm starting to wear them down.
When I was in grade 5 I went to school as Robin for Halloween. The costume was basically a pair of green lady tights and a tunic that had to be Velcroed at the crotch like a baby's onesie. My self esteem never fully recovered.
I believe Alan Wake was criminally under-appreciated. It's unclear if this notion stems from a legitimate love of the game, or my loyalty to any piece of media that is going to include tracks from Nick Cave, Poe, and Depeche Mode.
Some of my stuff has been front-paged. I'm super proud!
Halloween is just about my favourite time of the year. Talk about the perfect holiday, you get dressed up in whatever you want, eat a shit ton of candy, and maybe go to a party and get drunk with the Wolfman and his Vampire bride. If I had my druthers I'd do the same thing on every other major holiday.
So to celebrate, I'm giving away a smattering of some of my favourite vaguely SPPOOooOOOooOOKY games on steam!
To enter, all you have to do is: Tell us your favourite game to play during the Halloween season in the comments below! That's it! Oh, and you should probably have a Steam account or be willing to make one.
Do you break out the Silent Hill collection around this time of year? Maybe spend a night back in Raccoon City? Your favourite Halloween title doesn't have to necessarily be a horror game or even all that spooky. If you like to hide away from a chilly Autumn evening with Skyrim or enjoy the annual TF2 item drop madness, it still counts!
Just tell us what game and why in the comments to enter. On Halloween day I'll put all the names in a big old witches hat and draw out a winner. The only thing better than a sack full of candy on Halloween is a sack full of games!
The Games -
Alan Wake Franchise – Like playing through a Stephen King novel, and perfect for the seaon. Alan Wake is a series I seem to keep coming back to. This package includes the DLC (The Writer is a personal favourite!) and American Nightmare, so you can spook it up Twilight Zone style.
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition – There is no better time than the gloomy twilight of a Fall season to "enjoy" Dark Souls. It might not be billed as one, but to me, DkS is one of the best survival horror experiences ever released. This bundle also includes the Artorias DLC featuring a fallen knight and the spooky land of Oolacile, a once great kingdom now blighted with darkness.
Oh, and tree monsters. It's weird.
The Binding of Isaac – A perfect Halloween fix if you like gross monsters and a good shot of black comedy. I'm also throwing in the Wrath of the Lamb DLC, but be warned – if this is your first time playing Isaac, you might want to play a few games before activating it, the Lamb doesn't pull any punches.
Then again, being chased by moving spider hives and making bargains with the Devil seems like a good fit for Halloween.
Fallout 3: GOTY Edition – Fallout 3 takes you to the desolated wreckage of the Capital Wasteland, the once great seat of power for the nation, now reduced to Super Mutant Infested ash. The main game provides plenty of spooky scenes, but it's the DLC expansion area Point Lookout that really steals the show. Nothing like exploring a toxic swamp, fending off murderous mutant hillbillies, walking through graveyards rife with radioactive zombies, and exploring a haunted mansion to ring in All Hallow's Eve.
Enter for your chance to win all these games to do with as you please. Keep em, trade em, gift em, it's up to you!