Our list of the top five video games for Halloween 2016. Please let us know what other Halloween video games should be added to our list. Game covering systems like the Wii, DSi, 3DS and Wii U. Most of these games can be purchased on the Nintendo eShop for the 3DS and Wii U.
What are you doing this Halloween? If your staying home to pass out candy than maybe you should read our best Halloween video games for 2016. There are plenty of games that would meet the criteria of a good scare, from horror to candy related themes. As an avid Nintendo gamer I thought we’d look at five games that have released on Nintendo systems.
#5 Yo-Kai Watch 2 Bony Spirits and Yo-Kai Watch 2 Fleshy Souls – Nintendo 3DS
Both Yo-Kai Watch 2 Bony Spirits and Fleshy Souls released on September 30th 2016, just in-time for Halloween. Both of these games center around collecting Yo-Kai (ghosts and spirits) in a fashion that makes respectable nods at the Pokemon series. The scare factor is fairly low, but knowing that your on the hunt for Yo-Kai may get you into the Halloween spirit. Yo-Kai watch 2 for the 3DS maybe the best game to play while waiting by the door to pass out candy to kids saying trick-or-treat. Yo-Kai Watch 2 is available on the Nintendo 3DS eShop, or at a retailer near you.
#4 Happy Holidays Halloween – WiiWare
If your bored an want to send special Halloween messages to friends and families than look no further than “Happy Holidays Halloween”. Available on WiiWare, this special game is not really a game, but a messaging app for the Wii. Users can create and send fun Halloween cards using the Wii Remote. We’re unsure if you can still use the online sending capabilities of Happy Holidays Halloween, but there’s a good chance you can if it’s simply sending the messages using standard internet email. You can access the Wii shop via a Wii console, or by accessing the Wii channel on your Wii U.
#3 Halloween Trick or Treat – Nintendo DSi (DSiWare)
Play with Mike and Sally to escape from a Witch’s house located in the Pumpkin forest. Discover ghosts, witches and scary Halloween creatures. Overall it’s not the best game in the world, but it does have the word Halloween in it’s name, so it deserves a place on our list! You can still purchase Halloween Trick or Treat on the Nintendo 3DS eShop, unfortunately the DSi Shop channel is no longer functioning.
#2 Halloween Trick or Treat 2 – 3DS eShop
The sequel to the original DSiware game, Halloween Trick or Treat 2 is available on the 3DS. With improved graphics and a multiplayer mode this game offers family friendly fun with a Halloween theme. Full of highly original scenes with lots of puzzles & mini games, Halloween Trick or Treat 2 is a great deal at $5 on the 3DS eShop.
#1 Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water – Wii U eShop
For mature audiences only, Maiden of Black Water provides a unique twist on the horror video game genre. The game is free to start (the first 2 chapters), and utilizes the Wii U gamepad in unique ways. Using the gamepad, you’ll defend yourself against ghosts and spirits, while trying to stay alive. Fatal Frame Maiden of Black Water also made Nintendo’s top 10 fan faves 2015, read more about it here!
What do you think of our top Halloween video games for 2016. What games do you feel like playing on Halloween? Let us know using the comments below.