Our Picks From The Epic Games Store Halloween Sale: The Alien Cube, Alan Wake Remastered & More

We’ve officially entered the busiest week of October for gaming, where not only are there several spooky sales going on, but some of your favorite games are probably holding in-game Halloween events of their own! To celebrate the most sinister of all celebrations, we’ve taken a loot at some of the eeriest discounted titles as part of the Epic Games Store’s Halloween sale.

Links to each game will be provided at the end of the article. Prices will be displayed in USD but may vary depending on your region!

Alan Wake Remastered

Starting us off with the only Epic Games Store exclusive on the list, Alan Wake Remastered what you could call a pure remaster. Aside from very, very few additions, the game plays exactly as its original version, with the bonus of upgraded visuals (4K resolution support!). If you haven’t played the original, you can safely buy this one and know that you will only miss out on one thing: product placements, which were removed in the remaster.

Alan Wake Remastered comes with both DLCs, a little Easter egg that references Remedy’s critically-acclaimed Control, and a new developer commentary track if you’re into that sort of thing.

Right, it would probably be useful to give a bit of info on what the game is about. You’re Alan Wake, a best-selling thriller novelist whose wife disappears while on vacation. Things get weird when plot points from your latest novel start taking place in real life. Spooky!

The Alien Cube

Switching gears, The Alien Cube has you looking for the disappearance of yet another loved one – your uncle! The game is a Lovecraftian first-person horror adventure, where you play Arthur, a lonely man. This is relatable after all of us went through one form of quarantine or another the past two years, so you know there’s going to be an emotional connection from the get-go!

Jokes aside, the game looks like it takes what made Amnesia amazing and expands on it in more ways than one. The trailer (which you can see below) will convince you of the quality craftsmanship that went into developing it, and what’s even more impressive is that The Alien Cube was made by one person; and it’s does horror better than many AAA horror titles.

Without spoiling too much (the trailer does a good job at keeping things ambiguous), this game deserves a shot. Hell, Skyrim grandma Shirley Curry played it!


Shaking things up again, JANITOR BLEEDS (this is the last time I’m using the official ‘all caps’ version, to preserve eye health) takes you on a retro horror-scapade inside an abandoned arcade after your car has crashed, in the middle of the night, of course. If you didn’t know you needed to experience a mix of nostalgia and horror (nostalgihorror?), you do now.

Lose your grip on reality as the events of the arcade games bleed into reality as you collect coins to progress through this nightmarish labyrinth of pixel monstrosities. Can you survive and leave this cursed place? Considering how much of a vibe the arcade is, do you even want to?


Closing off our little listicle of uncanny adventures, Scorn is what you get when you take the Necris’ aesthetic from Unreal Tournament III and build an entire horror landscape around it.

Taking place in an open-ended world, Scorn has your exploring, frankly, gross maze-like environments as you solve puzzle and race to the end. Unlike many horror games these days, Scorn doesn’t follow the trend of leaving you helpless against monsters. While fighting back has consequences, it is a possibility if you’re more inclined to face your fears head-on!

You can check out each game’s store page below:

The Halloween season has only just begun – unless we’re talking about supermarkets stocking up on Halloween candy since September – so stay tuned for more highlights of good game deals!

What are your plans for this Halloween? Will you be playing any of these games on the 31st? Let us know in the comments below!