Top Ten: Games to Play This Halloween

Come read how to get all the scares without the legwork and face paint!

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 10/29/2013 09:00 2 Comments     ShareThis

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4) Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

Play it on: Wii

Silent Hill: Shattered Memories marked the series’ debut on a Nintendo console, and what a perfect entrance it was. Shattered Memories is a remake of the original PlayStation Silent Hill, featuring rich, updated graphics and Wii Remote compatible controls. Shattered Memories casts the player as writer Henry Mason, who is searching for his daughter after a car crash. What makes this game different from other horror titles is that there’s no real way of fighting back against the monsters and creatures that populate the town. Mason can run, shove enemies away, and knock down objects to slow down his attackers, but has no real way of defending himself. This makes exploration incredibly tense, as the game leaves the player with no other option but to flee.

This lack of empowerment makes Shattered Memories a more realistic horror game than most. As opposed to the typical setup of having guns and knives to take down waves of monsters and zombies, this game focuses on the opposite and more likely scenario of a person being basically defenseless. The result is some of the most adrenaline pumping chase sequences in any game. Shattered Memories also gets into the player’s head a bit, as an actual personality test is administered at the beginning that influences aspects of the game. This profiling mechanic alters certain colors, events, and enemies, with a fairly wide number of possible combinations to experience. Shattered Memories will have you marveling at its lush graphics and scared to open doors into the next room, and you’ll love every moment.

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