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Here Are A Few Of This Year’s Awesome Halloween Updates

There are a lot of games that are releasing Halloween updates this year. So many, in fact, that I decided to highlight a few of my favorites in an article. Let’s take a look at some of the content that you can expect to explore this Halloween.

The Escapists 2

Unfortunately, unlike many of the other games here, The Escapists 2’s Halloween update isn’t free. Instead, the new, Halloween-themed Wicked Ward map launched as a $3.99 DLC pack that includes new Halloween-themed customizations, new outfits, new items, and new crafting recipes, in addition to the map. It looks quite nice and is themed rather well, which helps to offset the fact that it isn’t free.

You can find more information on the Steam store page.


Piece of Cake Studios went all out with Hacktag’s Hackoween update. From now until November 1st, all of the game’s 24 levels are Halloween-themed. Should you play them during this time, you will be given a chance to unlock any of ten exclusive Halloween-themed skins.

You can read more about the event in the Steam Community announcement.

Hello Neighbor

Hello Neighbor isn’t even fully released yet, but that didn’t stop Dynamic Pixels and tinyBuild from releasing an official Bendy and the Ink Machine mod called Hello Bendy. The mod temporarily replaces the default build, giving players a chance to play Hello Neighbor with the same yellow-ish sepia tone filter that is used by Bendy and the Ink Machine, as well as see the neighbor run around with a Bendy mask on. You can also find the neighbor roaming around Bendy and the Ink Machine during the event.

The official Hello Bendy mod is available to everyone who has pre-ordered Hello Neighbor on Steam. You can read more about Hello Bendy event here, while you can read more about the neighbor’s appearance in Bendy and the Ink Machine here.

Hollow Knight

Okay, okay. Hollow Knight’s The Grimm Troupe update doesn’t exactly count as a “Holloween” update, but it did happen to coincide with Halloween. It introduces a whole new major quest in which you must “light the Nightmare Lantern and summon the Grimm Troupe to Hallownest, if you dare!” New enemies, new boss fights, new charms, new music, and custom map markers are also included.

You can read more about the update in the Steam Community announcement.


The Halloween update for Midgar Studio and Fusty Games’ open-world parkour game, Hover, is a bit more modest than some of the other updates on this list. It introduces, among other content, a new Halloween-themed pet, which can be seen in the image above. The pet comes with its own graffiti and is fairly cool, but that is the extent of the Halloween content. Also included in the update, however, is a new Speedrun mode and new objects for the in-game mission editor. What’s more, you can now share custom missions via the Steam Workshop.

You can read more about the update in the Steam Community announcement.

Space Tyrant

I’ve already covered Space Tyrant’s Season of the Jack-o-Planet, but I feel that it’s worth highlighting again. The single-player 5X roguelite is letting players explore the Jack-o-Planet, a giant carved pumpkin that is floating through space, this Halloween. There are Halloween-themed events to take part in and Skullface from Slayaway Camp may appear and saw your ships in half. It’s quite the event.

You can read more about the event in our news post about it.

theHunter Classic

theHunter Classic has always been a personal favorite of mine. The extremely realistic hunting game is quite fun to just relax and explore for a few hours every now and then. This Halloween, however, it is a bit less relaxing. Timbergold Trails has become haunted, full of “eerie sounds [and] howling winds.” Oh, and there are werewolves that will roam around and kill you. And you can’t kill them because there are no silver bullets. There’s also a graveyard that has appeared over by the Everfall Lodge that may be hiding something.

Between now and November 1st, hunters can take on a set of missions that will reward those who complete it with a “unique Werewolf trophy and a piece of clothing.” Just remember to watch out for werewolves.

You can read more about the event on the official website.

We Need to Go Deeper

We Need to Go Deeper’s Halloween event, The Heads of the Horseman, is another event that I’ve already covered, but it, too, is well worth highlighting again. You see, from now until November 10th, you may come across the Headless Horseman himself during your travels into the Jules Verne-esque depths of the game’s seas. Should you defeat him, you can claim his wardrobe as your own. You will also be able to find the fairly creepy vegetable heads that the horseman has lost, which you can then wear yourself.

You can read more about the event in our news post about it.

Ari Bellamy
Matt has been playing games for as long as he can remember. He got into games journalism during college.

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