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New Epic Games Store freebies are all about Halloween scares

Ghostbusters: The Video Game
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If having strange children knock at your door for sweets isn't terrifying enough, this week's new Epic Games Store free games (opens in new tab) are both themed around scariness, in keeping with Halloween. Well, kinda: Blair Witch is probably terrifying, but Ghostbusters: The Video Game on the other hand? I doubt it.

Still, it's a pretty generous offering: you're getting $55 worth of scary entertainment. Blair Witch (opens in new tab) is by the creators of Layers of Fear and Observer, and while we didn't particularly love it (opens in new tab), anyone fond of the films will probably get something out of it.

Ghostbusters: The Video Game (opens in new tab) is a remaster of the 2009 action game, which re-emerged on the Epic Games Store last year after a three year absence from PC. It's definitely a product of 2009, but I've heard people speak of it fondly.

If you've been snapping up the Epic Games Store freebies since they started, you've got a very substantial game library at this point. To keep up to date with what's free and what has been free, here's our Epic Games Store free games list (opens in new tab).

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.