Hey everyone! My name is Lori and I’m very happy to be contributing for the Geek Girl Pen Pals! With Halloween coming up, I decided to make my first post dedicated to the spirit of October.

It’s finally that time of the year where it’s fun to get a good scare every now and then either from movies, stories and especially video games! I’d love to share a few games that will get you into that Halloween spirit.


Haunt the House: Terrortown

Category: Arcade Game | Platform: PC – MAC | | View gameplay



 Sure, the little ghost doesn’t look scary – But the concept of the game is to actually scare out as many people as you can from all the different houses you are in! This game is great for passing time and having fun. You unlock more ghosts the more people you scare and get to experience the meaning of haunting people.

Escape From Monster Manor

Category: First Person Shooter | Platform: 3Do | | View gameplay

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Let’s go back in time… It’s time to dust off your old 3DO system and start playing a few old school games just like Escape From Monster Manor. If you enjoy cheesy spooky noises, maze-like paths, ghosts and the vintage world of 8bit design, then this game is calling for you! Take a tour of this haunted mansion and unlock as many things as you can!

Little Big Planet: The Wedding

Category: Puzzle | Platform: Playstation 3, PS Vita | View gameplay

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Little Big Planet is one of those games that you can spend hours on! You’ll dive into a world filled with anything you can possibly imagine. One of my favorite maps to play is ‘the Wedding’ pack. It comes with a few more maps within it, like The Darkness and Frida the Bride, which scream Halloween! Enjoy the sugar skulls, quirky characters and upbeat music to keep you entertained.

Borderlands: Zombie Island of Dr. Ned DLC

Category: RPG, First Person Shooter | Platform: Xbox 360, Playstation 3 | View DLC trailer

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This is hands-down one of my favorite Borderland DLC’s! The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned is perfect for Halloween! There’s zombies, Scooby-Doo references, Frankenstein monsters, pumpkin-head and so much more! What more could you ask for? Just remember – Always aim for the head!

Luigi’s Mansion

Category: Action, Adventure | Platform: Gamecube | View game trailer



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I knew I had to throw in something from the Mario franchise to this list! Luigi’s Mansion is one crazy adventure – He is on the search for this brother, Mario, after winning a contest that he never entered himself in! With your handy-dandy vaccum cleaner, you will be on the hunt to finding Mario, capturing ghosts and finding out whatever else lurks in the mansion.

Happy October, everyone! I hope these games get you in the Halloween spirit and add a little spooky-ness to your October!