Top 5 Non-traditional Games for Halloween

Do you enjoy been scared out of your wits? Do you want to struggle to sleep? Do you want to jump out of your skin at every flickering shadow? Nope, me neither. That’s why for this Halloween I’ve created a list of video games that are not full on horror but have sprinkles of terror throughout. These titles can literally be anything that have alarming moments, but are not seen as horror games.

There’s nothing wrong with liking horror but if your a big o’l scaredy-cat  like me, you want to play something that has elements of dread but not so much that you start barricading your windows. Enjoy!


Luigi’s Mansion 

Starting with the king of the scaredy-cats we have this GameCube classic. Luigi’s Mansion is still a cracking outing for the youngest Mario brother. A short entry on this list with the game easily beatable in under 8 hours, yet those few hours are spent well. A more lighter take on ghosts see’s Luigi investigate a mysterious mansion that he won in a contest he never entered. Inside we scour the building looking for his older brother coming across colorful ghoulish residents as they try to capture him. Whether it’s the humorous personalities of the mansions inhabitants or simply hearing Luigi humming to the background music. There is plenty here that brings a smile.

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Rapture is a place no one ever thought they wound visit, but what a visit it was. After barely escaping a plane crash unscathed, you find yourself on a journey to the bottom of the ocean to find a dystopia; Rapture. Unknown as to why you have been brought here, you wander the city with only a voice from a radio called Atlas. This game has the right balance of pacing, action and tension that tells a terrific story over its 20 hour or so length. A defining game for the Playstation 3, the city of Rapture not only has a creepy, eerie presence but to look at it’s a marvel.

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Metroid Prime 

Samus Aran’s leap into the third dimension is a stunning, atmospheric adventure that breathed new life into the Metroid series. The first entry in the trilogy still stands out as its strongest because never have you felt more cut-off from the universe. Exploring a desolate planet, Samus squares off against some formidable foes as she pursuits Space Pirates in an attempt to stop their biological experiments. One of the most highly rated games of all time, This first person-adventure is seen by some as perfection. Now available on the Wii U eShop as part of the trilogy bundle, If you haven’t delved into this franchise this is the essential starter.

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The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

Sequel to one of the greatest video games of all time. Majora’s Mask takes on a more frightening and sinister tone. Mask’s as per the title play a huge part of what makes this game both so special and so freaky. Taking Link into the darker world of Terminia, you meet a vast array of wonderfully weird characters that constantly keep you on your toes. Facing off against the mischievous Skull Kid you try to save the world in a mere 3 days before the impending moon destroys all life. With a recent release on the 3DS, there is no better time to jump into this great. Just don’t look up.

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The Last of Us  

Naughty Dog’s masterpiece has had every praise thrown its way. With numerous game of the year awards, the story of Joel and Ellie is a unique encounter that is worth revisiting time and time again. The relationship between the pair is at the heart of this story, however to form this they have endevour through some treacherous times. These scares comes mainly from try to avoid spore infected humans at every corner. Just make sure you don’t run into a bloater. Yuck.

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So there you have five nontraditional horror games to keep you going over the Halloween. What do you think are the the best nontraditional games to play this season? Leave us a comment below to tell us why and Happy Halloween.

VGamerZ’s GameZ of 2015: #3- Majora’s Mask 3D


Remember Operation Moonfall? It’s like whichever Disney movie it was once told me: if you want something enough, your heart is pure and you really, really whine about it on the Internet, your dreams can come true.

Moonfall, for the uninitiated, was a petition to bring The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask to the 3DS; a spangly Ocarina-style remake. It received extensive support, unlike the usual ‘outlaw peanuts and make my cat president of Australia’ sort of petition you see online. Nintendo, never one to eschew the chance to rake in some cashtacular, caught on.

Majora’s Mask 3D arrives February 13, and is going to be an insta-buy for many gamers. Several of whom will be curious souls who have never played before. In contrast to the blockbuster smash that was Ocarina of Time, this one is relatively obscure; as close to cult status as an entry in such a series can get (Wand of Gamelon and that other CD-i ballache notwithstanding, because they’re crap).

Majora’s Mask is set months after the events of Ocarina. Link is searching for his lost fairy, Navi ‘Hey, Listen’ the Fairy, when he encounters the mysterious Skull Kid. The little masked miscreant leads him through a door into the land of Termina, where the moon is set to crash into the world in three days. This apocalypse-flavoured situation requires a hero, so it’s quite convenient that one has just wandered by.

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That’s the setup in a nutshell. Beyond that, Zelda veterans know the drill: dungeons to cruise through, keys and new items to find in them, bosses to beat, sidequests to try out along the way. It all sounds quite conventional, but there’s no doubt that this one’s reputation as the black sheep of the family is justified.

It’s unusually dark in tone, for one. From the apocalyptic storyline to the Shadow Temple vibe that runs throughout, there’s something distinctly more adult about this installment. It’s telling that the game isn’t set in the familiar land of Hyrule; this was intended to be an experimental and curious franchise entry. It certainly achieved that goal.

Yet, crucially, it’s still built on the same great foundation its predecessor established. More free-roaming Zelda on that spangly new 3D backdrop, which should really be all you need to know. I wouldn’t often rate a remake this highly, but The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D is definitely among my most anticipated releases of the year.