Are you all ready for Halloween yet? If you had your wits about you enough to give me a straight answer, then that answer should be “absolutely not.”

It’s time to put some fear in your pocket – and what better way to do it than with these 7 scary iPhone games?

Five Nights at Freddy’s

Five Nights at Freddy's FeaturedOne of the biggest mobile games of 2014 is also one of the scariest. Five Nights at Freddy’s puts players in the shoes of a night watchmen at a family pizza parlor. The animatronic performers at said parlor, however, aren’t as sleepy as they should be. Can you survive five nights in their midst?


screen1136x1136[1]What if you woke up and had no memory of how you got where you were? And what if the clues you pick up to unravel the mystery are stranger and more unsettling than the last? This is the premise behind Home: a genuinely creepy game, where the decisions you make will change the narrative in profoundly different ways.

Papa Sangre II

screen1136x1136[1]The nature of surprise is simple: you’ll only be scared if you don’t see it coming. With that in mind, allow me to introduce you to the nightmare fuel that is Papa Sangre II: an audio-only horror adventure narrated by Sean Bean. Yes, that Sean Bean.

Go To Bed: Survive The Night

screen1136x1136[1]If I were to ask you to remember your first real fright, there’d likely be a 50/50 chance you’d have said “bedtime.” Being in the dark, unable to sleep for fear of what lies unseen, is a the hallmark of any good childhood. Games journalist-turned-developer Nathan Meunier (full disclosure: he was a Gamezebo freelancer long ago) took this idea and ran with it for his studio’s first project. It’s cute, but the subtlety of the creatures in the night still managed to take me by surprise.

Dead Trigger 2

deadtrigger2_wall_EU_02_pc[1]Maybe you’re looking to deliver scares as much as receive them – and what’s more scary to an army of zombies than a well-armed mobile gamer? The crown jewel in MADFINGER’s action games dynasty, Dead Trigger 2 offers up a huge assortment of weapons (and an even bigger assortment of corpses to unload them into).

The Walking Dead

walkingdeadWhether you’re playing Season One or Season Two, Telltale’s take on The Walking Dead is a damned masterpiece in storytelling. Telling an original tale set in the same universe as the comics, you’ll come to love a new cast of characters…only to watch some of them become zombie food.

Dead Space

maxresdefault[1]While it’s a bit long in the tooth by mobile gaming standards, fans of this console horror series need to make sure they’ve played the mobile counterpart. Dead Space is a great example of how to do mobile game design right, and manages to tell a unique story set between the first two games. As yes, just like the console games, it’s @#$%ing TERRIFYING.