All Hallow’s Read and scary video games for Hallowse’en

Posted by | October 29, 2010


Not exactly video game news, but it’s still a form of media that needs some attention nowadays. Unveil the exalted glory that is Neil Gaiman’s “All Hallow’s Read” campaign. The essential idea is that instead of giving out just candy this Hallowse’en, we should be giving people things to read. And, in the spirit of the holiday, make it a scary book.

Us voces also happen to be voracious readers so we’ve got our own ideas on what books to offer. For example, we’re pointed people at Kyt Dotson’s The Legend of Sleepy Phoenix (which you can get for free by tweeting about it.) Getting your hands on this would be a perfect All Hallow’s Read offering and please consider it our humble addition to this wonderful tradition.

Now, because we are a video game review site, we’ve got our own questions to pose to our readers:

This Hallowse’en what scary video game would you give to your neighbor as an All Hallow’s Play offering?

5 Comments so far
  1. ZenFerret
    October 29, 2010 10:25 pm

    Silent Hill. The PS2 version. This game just gave me the creeps. I haven’t played it in 10 years or so, but I still remember the scary vibe I got from playing Silent Hill. Then ending was horrible too, IIRC.

  2. Kazz
    October 29, 2010 10:45 pm

    Doom 3 is probably the scariest game I’ve played, and being a very long time fan of id Software, that’s the one I’d give to someone I liked.

    If I didn’t like them, then I think tying them up in the basement and making them play something mind numbing and horrible for days on end would be in order. Perhaps something like Bongo Loves The Bible, in which I can only assume that a monkey pleasures himself with the Oh-So-Good Book and then throws his hard-won prize at the screen.

    …at least that’s how it would be in my version, so if you come to my door on Halloween, make sure I like you ahead of time, unless the thought of many hours of Bongo’s Bible-loving antics turns you on.

    On second thought, if that thought does turn you on, please don’t come to my door…?

  3. Dracul
    October 29, 2010 11:01 pm

    Lol I’d probably give them some Silent Hill <3

  4. Spyral
    October 30, 2010 6:06 pm

    Coraline, or the Abyss area of Endless Ocean.

  5. Doc Valentine
    October 31, 2010 6:12 pm

    I’d suggest Minecraft. It’s terrifying sometimes, you’re never really safe from being crept upon by explosive jerkbags.

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