A curated collection of games that leans towards the scary, the sinister, the darkly cute and the long-forgotten.
Recommending the finest spine-chilling content.

The Horror of Salazar House

Maldo19, 2020

Set in post-revolutionary Chile in 1992, Ignacio "Maldo19" Maldonato's The Horror of Salazar House (formerly known as The Enigma of Salazar House) is a visually distinctive adventure game that tips its hat to the classics of Italian horror cinema, someth...

Spookity Hollow

TeamV, 2021

Spookity Hollow is a Halloween spin-off of Play With Gilbert, an exploration/collect'em-up game in which you control a kitten.

This is more of the same, but with a new environment to investigate: the autumn-touched valley of Spookity Hollow, replete with jack'o'lant...

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark

Horror Soft (1990)

Every movie and TV series got a computer game license in the early 1990s, and these were rarely good. Horror Soft's Elvira: Mistress of the Dark was a rare exception.

a05bcab3113acaf3It has not all that much to do with 1988 horror-comedy film of the same name,...

Don't Open the Doors

(2016, Anton Riot)

Anton Riot's Don't Open The Doors is a delightfully squishy isometric claymation action adventure with distinctive graphics and complementary level design.

The world had been invaded by doors to strange pocket universe dungeons infested by dangerous mo...

Darkest Fear trilogy

Rovio, 2005-2006

Before the rise and fall of Angry Birds, Rovio produced a number of Java phone games, of which the shining jewel (or darkest void?) was undoubtedly the Darkest Fear series.

Hybrid survival horror puzzle adventure games with a genuinely haunting atmosphere...

Demon's Tilt

WizWay, 2017

Remember Dragon's Fury (aka Devil Crush) on the Sega Mega Drive and TurboGrafx-16?
If so, then you know what you're dealing with here.

Demon's Tilt is an homage to that game: a single digital pinball table with a vast number of secrets, multipliers, special zones th...