Halloween is still a week away, but the sweet treats are here already—on Steam, at least, where the Steam Scream Fest is now underway.
Predictably, Steam's big Halloween extravaganza is focused on the spooky and the scary: Horror, survival horror, dark fantasy, Lovecraftian tales, and other forms of supernatural shenanigans. A number of games holding seasonal events will also be spotlighted during the sale.
A few examples to help get you started:
- The Forest
- V Rising
- Ghost Exile
- Lunch Lady
- Darkest Dungeon
- The Mortuary Asssistant
- Little Nightmares
- In Silence
- Cursed to Golf
- Hunt: Showdown
- Dead By Daylight
- Pathologic 2
- Conscript (demo only at the moment)
And if you prefer your Halloween horrors with a little bit of a softer edge, there's also a "Silly" category you can dive into, featuring games like Cult of the Lamb, Monster Prom 2: Monster Camp, Plants vs. Zombies, and Ghostbusters Remastered.
That's more than a few recommendations, yes, but in my defense there's a lot of good stuff going on in this sale and it's easy to get carried away. There are also new profile backgrounds, avatars, stickers, and other such digital items available in the Steam Points Shop.
A number of demos for current and upcoming games are also available during the event. One game that's doing something a little different on that front is the survival horror shooter You Will Die Here Tonight, which is running six different demos over the course of the event, each of them building on the events of the last.
The Steam Scream Fest is live now and runs until 10 am PT/1 pm ET on November 1.