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5 Best Switch Horror Games You Should Play This Halloween

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It's that season again. The season for playing all types of scary and spooky games. It has never been easier to take these eerie experiences with you than now. Through the power and portability of the Nintendo Switch, you can now experience these games anywhere. This is sure to make for a lot of fun times as players play through these fantastic frights. Without further ado, here are 5 best Switch horror games you should play this Halloween

5. Corpse Party


Corpse Party is a  frighteningly fantastic game. Being a game that has a lot of different elements across its iterations. Corpse Party has a ton to offer players looking for a scare. The game was developed by Team GrisGris and published by XSeed games. It began to quickly garner a lot of positive attention from critics and fans alike. The game is set in Fujisawa, Japan, and follows a group of high schoolers as things begin to go awry.

Corpse Party is a story-driven game, and the narrative takes precedence over the gameplay. However, players are able to withstand a certain amount of hits before they lose in this game. Multiple endings can be achieved in this game, which encourages multiple playthroughs. When the bodies begin to drop in this game, it can become downright unsettling. This effect is aided by the use of binaural audio that makes the player feel more immersed in the eerie events of the game. In conclusion, Corpse Party is a fantastic game for gamers to pull out for Halloween, as it certainly brings spookiness to the table.  It is for that reason that Corpse Party is our fifth pick for the 5 best Switch horror games you should play this Halloween.

4. Outlast Series


The Outlast series is outstanding. Managing to make its mark amongst many other horror games, Outlast and its subsequent sequel Outlast 2, are absolutely unsettling. It is true that the player makes their way through various scary situations the Outlast series delivers on all of its promises and serves up the scares. This can be seen in the absolutely unsettling gameplay of the game. The first-person perspective makes sure that all the horror is within the face of the players.

It is partially due to this fact that the game manages to be so visceral in immersive. This truly does make a difference to the overall player experience. In addition, one aspect that is used to great effect is the scarcity of items in the game which add another layer of panic for the player. Outlast Implements a battery system in which seeing in the game, for the most part, is reliant on your camera. However, this would be too simple as it also relies on the camera being charged. This element complements the gameplay quite well. Altogether, the Outlast series is one that players can enjoy if they simply want to be scared in a different way than most games. It is for that reason that the Outlast series is our fourth pick for the 5 best Switch horror games you should play this Halloween.

3. Fatal Frame: Maiden of Blackwater


Fatal Frame: Maiden of Blackwater serves as the fifth entry in the highly praised Fatal Frame series. Players who are familiar with Fatal Frame will find themselves at home here. They are once again armed with the Camera Obscura, a camera that allows the players to take photos of spirits. The Fatal Frame system allows players to be rid of ghosts and apparitions rather easily and serves as a weak point for these specters. This is assisted by players being able to view the past of their foes and use them against them.

The game has multiple endings with various conditions to be met that encourage replayability and multiple playthroughs. These playthroughs allow players to receive different bits of story information that they otherwise would not get. Offering a great glimpse into the world of Fatal Frame: Maiden of Blackwater. Ramping up the tension in the game are various different mechanics regarding fighting these spirits. For example, if the player character gets damp, while they gain more power, more spirits inhabit the area making this a double-edged sword. All in all, Fatal Frame: Maiden of Blackwater is a fantastic entry to the Fatal Frame franchise and should be enjoyed by players. Therefore, it is our third pick on this list of the 5 best Switch horror games you should play this Halloween.

2. The House of Fata Morgana


The House of Fata Morgana has a mystery about it that begs to be solved. Spanning several time periods, the visual novel takes place in a mansion. Here, we see how the people who reside in the mansion have lived and died. The player awakens with amnesia and is helped by one of the Maids to try and figure out just what is going on. This quickly becomes more complicated and intriguing as they must explore the past of where they are to gain answers.

While some of the characters around the player change with time, the Maid they encounter is seemingly unaffected by this. The various fates that the mansion meets are at the heart of what makes The House of Fata Morgana so compelling. In conclusion, The House of Fata Morgana is a game that should be experienced by players for its scares as well as its deep story. This is one of the reasons it serves as our second entry in our list of 5 best Switch horror games you should play this Halloween.

1. Resident Evil 4


Resident Evil is an absolute staple in the survival horror game genre. Serving to reinvent how games in the series played, Resident Evil 4 truly shook up the series. The game features an over-the-shoulder view and emphasis on combat, allowing to get the player out of sticky situations. The player plays Leon Kennedy, a detective who is searching for the president's daughter. After arriving in a small village, it soon becomes apparent that something is amiss. It would seem that villagers have been infected with some sort of virus.

The player must go through this village and find who they are looking for. Facing many different types of foes to do so, Resident Evil 4 features an extremely memorable cast of enemies to fight against. Manifesting in different ways and with different abilities, the variety of these enemies is much appreciated. All in all, Resident Evil 4 is a game that must be experienced by older and newer players alike. With an upcoming remake, this game has gained much-deserved hype. There are many reasons why Resident Evil 4 resides at the top of our list. Be it its unique storytelling and gameplay or simply how iconic the game is. Resident Evil 4 is our pick for the first spot in our list of 5 best Switch horror games you should play this Halloween.

So, what do you think of the 5 best Switch games you should play this Halloween? Do you agree with our top five picks? Are there any games we should know about? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.

Jessica is a resident otaku and Genshin-obsessed writer. Jess is an industry veteran who takes pride in working with JRPG and indie developers. Along with gaming, you can find them collecting anime figures and having too much faith in Isekai anime.